Raynor Blog – Uplifting Thoughts

New Garage Doors Continue to Yield Exceptional Payback In Home Value

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 13, 2020 2:57:30 PM

Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 "Cost vs. Value" trend report has been released and it is very good news for anyone considering an update of their garage doors. In the survey's rankings, a fresh new garage door provides a whopping 94.5% return on its cost in terms of additional home resale value.

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Topics: Cost vs. Value

10 Interesting Facts About Garage Doors

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Nov 26, 2019 8:30:00 AM


We always knew that garage doors have a demanding life of ups and downs. But upon closer inspection of statistics and trivia, there is more to their story suggesting that these large entrances to our home are deserving of particular respect. Well, OK, we make garage doors. What else would you expect us to say? Still, these factoids may at least cause you to notice a few things about your garage and its doors.

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Replacing Your Garage Door

Personalize The Color Of Your New Garage Doors

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



One of the nice things about fresh, new Raynor garage doors is how they can instantly dress up the appearance of your garage as well as the curb appeal of your entire home. Now, with our new ColorWave™ paint options, you can customize that fresh new look even further with any of 1500 distinctive colors. Go bold. Be different. Or simply choose a color that more accurately matches your front door or other exterior elements of your home.

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Topics: Design-A-Door, Replacing Your Garage Door

Chain vs Belt Drive Garage Door Openers. Which Is Right For You?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Oct 29, 2019 8:30:00 AM


Among all the factors to consider when shopping for garage door openers, the type of drive mechanism is probably not something you hear about very often. Yet, when using the opener, you may hear a difference in the sound of belt drive units because they are generally quieter than chain drive, though that isn't the only operating feature to consider.

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Topics: Garage Safety, Garage Door Repair

Get In or Out, Even When The Power's Out

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Sep 10, 2019 8:31:00 AM



Though it is inconvenient at best when your electricity goes out, losing the ability to open or close your garage door can be among the most unnerving consequences. Of course, you can operate the door manually from inside the garage by pulling on the emergency release handle. Be sure you and other family members know how to do that. Another good solution: Choose a garage door opener with DC backup power.

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Topics: Garage Safety, Garage Door Repair

New High-Speed Doors Can Limit Air Exchange, Cut Costs In Manufacturing

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Aug 15, 2019 11:02:51 AM



If you are designing a manufacturing facility where materials will be moved in and out of refrigerated or sanitary processes frequently each day, the types of traffic doors you specify can have a significant impact on production efficiencies for your client. Quality control in any operation involving food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductors, cold storage/freezer areas and other critical processes is directly influenced by air exchange. And that applies to cross contamination within the plant as well as to outside temperature, humidity and particulates.

Raynor offers several traffic door solutions for code compliance along with improved air quality control for this broad category of manufacturing operations.

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Topics: High Speed Coiling Doors

Which Do You Prefer: A Double Garage Door? Or Two Single Doors?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Aug 6, 2019 8:30:00 AM



The answer depends on a few related matters such as the architecture of your home, its street facing direction, the width of the garage and if you are applying doors to a new garage or retrofitting an existing one which may already have a center post. Like other choices in home design, there are many advantages with either option.

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Topics: Design-A-Door, Replacing Your Garage Door

What's Big In Garage Doors?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jul 16, 2019 9:02:00 AM



If you are considering a new garage door and opener this year, these advances in design may be worth noting, especially if you are particular about purchases of this type. And you should be particular when selecting something as large and visually prominent as a garage door. Here are some of the fine points to know before buying. 

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Topics: Design-A-Door, Replacing Your Garage Door

Can A New Garage Door Help Keep Your Home Healthy?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 20, 2019 8:36:00 AM


If your home has an attached garage, a new well-insulated and tight-sealing garage door may help you improve the indoor air quality of your entire home. Sound like a big promise? Considering just how "big" your garage door opening is, you might think of it as the largest single entry point for airborne contaminants and pests. 

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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 Jun 11, 2019 11:05:00 AM

Raynor In Commercial Architecture

Strong as well as attractive, these 3-inch thick, windload-certified AlumaView® AV300 aluminum doors maximize glass area and completely conceal the reinforcing struts for better aesthetics inside and out.

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