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.
Topics: Garage Safety
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.
Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door
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.
Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door
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.
Topics: Project Profiles
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.
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.
NO REMOTE? NO HASSLE. One of our most popular home accessories is the Keyless Entry Keypad. If you have one now, you already know how convenient it can be for everyday uses. This handy device is most commonly used when the homeowner and other family members wish to open the garage door without a remote in hand. But did you know these advanced user secrets?
In cold winter months, garage doors can literally freeze to the floor, causing all kinds of stress for the homeowner and potentially for the garage door and opener if forced open. There are some simple remedies for this. We’ve heard quite a few creative ideas – some are good solutions, some are not so good.
At the trendy Rockford, Illinois Alchemy Artisan Pizza eatery, billed as the community’s first “convertible” restaurant, Raynor AlumaView® doors form a complete, moving front wall of the business. Adding seasonal flexibility and a sophisticated touch of style, this application represents a growing trend to specify garage doors in some very unique commercial spaces.
With their ability to absorb moderate to severe impacts in a busy warehouse dock, new FlexFit™ FF-175 commercial doors are a smart specification for repair cost savings alone. But the advantages of this new sandwich-constructed thermal door series merely start there, especially for facilities that are concerned about reducing the costs of energy.