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Do You Know These Telltale Signs That Your Garage Door Needs Service?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 17, 2019 8:29:00 AM

 

While we definitely recommend a thorough service inspection by a certified Raynor dealer every 1 to 2 years, there are a few things you can check yourself to prevent problems from escalating. These visual checks should become a routine for you every month, especially if the garage door experiences hard use in your home.

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Topics: Garage Safety



2019 Survey Update: New Garage Doors Look Better Than Ever As An Investment In Home Value

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jan 31, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 "Cost vs. Value" trend report has been released and it is very good news for anyone considering an update of their garage doors. Firmly positioned as number 1 in the survey's rankings, a fresh new garage door provides a whopping 97.5% return on its cost in terms of additional home resale value.

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Topics: Cost vs. Value



New Oakville fire station, community centre and landmark arena renovation set a new standard for smart access planning.

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jan 14, 2019 11:20:40 AM

PROJECT PROFILE: Oakville Trafalgar Park Area Renovation

• New Fire Station #3

• Renovated Arena and Community Centre Addition

Architect: Diamond Schmitt, Toronto

Contractor: Graham Construction, Toronto

Speeding response times for fire fighters and paramedics stationed at the impressive new Oakville Station #3, fast-acting Slidetite 2.0 four-folding doors from Richards-Wilcox were among the first requirements expressed to the design/construction team as planning began on the new fire station and nearby arena renovation/expansion which also features Raynor coiling doors in the updated hockey arena.

One of the most significant architectural projects ever to take place in Oakville, Ontario, the entire complex is a greatly heralded example of thoughtful access planning and heritage commitment by the community, its architect, Diamond Schmitt, and contractor, Graham Construction.

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Topics: Project Profiles



Hurricane Ready™ Garage Doors Are Not Just For Coastal Homes

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Nov 13, 2018 8:52:00 AM

Any architect that is involved with construction in coastal areas is already quite familiar with specifying reinforced hurricane-rated garage doors that protect against wind-blown debris. They are a longstanding requirement established by code in south Florida, Texas and other regions. In recent years as the devastating effects of tropical storms as well as tornados have been mapped and studied, there is a broader perspective arising that suggests this wind protection specification is not just for beach houses any more.

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Topics: Garage Safety



Raynor Garage Doors Play A Big Role In Remodeling Success Stories

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Apr 24, 2018 1:11:53 PM

#BuyersBootcamp Garage Door

If you haven’t yet seen the Buyers Bootcamp program on DIY Network and HGTV, you may find the show’s concept interesting. The host, Scott McGillivray, compares remodeling “pitches” of two property owners, then chooses one property for a makeover and covers the costs himself. If the makeover results in profit, he shares in it. If it isn’t profitable in terms of added resale value, he shares in that outcome as well. Raynor garage doors are featured in two episodes this spring.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door



Go Large With Your Garage Door Window Styling

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Apr 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Skinny top windows are out. Bolder and larger window treatments are in as Raynor’s stylish new Aspen Series garage doors can be fitted with any of 16 different LuxeVue™ window designs to punch up the curb appeal of your home.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door



Project Profile: Transforming a fire station for expanded services

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Sep 12, 2017 6:00:00 PM

PROJECT PROFILE:

Facility: Philipstown North Highlands Fire Station, Cold Spring, New York

Door Systems: TC300™ Commercial Sectional Doors

Architect: Mitchell Associates Architects, Voorheesville, NY

For many architectural firms, this New York fire station renovation and expansion project might have represented very unique challenges. But for Mitchell Associates Architects, completing the job cost effectively and to newest required standards was essentially a matter of applying what the firm has learned in more than 160 projects involving emergency services facilities.

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Topics: Project Profiles



How A Professional Garage Door Dealer Can Help You Make An Intelligent Purchase Decision.

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 24, 2017 8:46:34 AM

If you are considering a new garage door or opener, there are plenty of options out there for product selections as well as local dealers and installers. We might suggest that quality of the installation and the ongoing service offered by your local dealer should be among the most important factors to consider, right along with the quality and styling of the door system.

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Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door, Garage Safety



Changing The Way You View Glass Overhead Sectional Doors

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Aug 15, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Raynor In Commercial Architecture

The attractive new AlumaView® AV300 aluminum doors maximize glass area and completely conceal the reinforcing struts for better aesthetics inside and out.

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How To Program A Raynor Garage Door Remote Control

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jul 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM


 

If you’ve added or replaced a remote control for your Raynor garage door opener, or would simply like to re-program your remotes for security, this article will give you a quick summary of programming steps. It’s easy to do and requires only that you have a ladder or step stool handy so that you can reach the program Learn Button on your opener. Ask a friend or family member to help with that ladder work if you aren’t comfortable.

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Garage Door Operating Tips