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Add Garage Door Safety To All The Wellness Advice For This Summer

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Amidst social distancing and other safe practices that have disrupted our lives the past few months,  June brings a bit gentler but still important suggestion that we pay attention to a few things about garage door safety as well. 

June is officially Garage Door Safety Month (#GarageDoorSafety), a national observance established by the International Door Association (IDA) and Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA). It is a time to make sure your door is operating safely and that you and your family use it with cautious respect. Here is a brief safety checklist to keep in mind year round.

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Topics: Garage Safety, #garagedoorsafetymonth



10 Cool Things You Can Do With a Raynor MyQ™ Enabled Garage Door Opener

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 10, 2020 10:24:58 AM

The ability to open and close your garage door from anywhere in the world is certainly an amazing feature of MyQ™ controlled garage door openers. Perhaps it was that cool new feature that first attracted us to the technology. But did you know about these other emerging capabilities for security, peace of mind and possibly "just because I can" convenience?

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Garage Safety



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

 

RAYNOR SOLUTION: GARAGE DOOR OPENERS WITH BATTERY BACKUP

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



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



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: Care & Maintenance, Garage Safety, Garage Door Repair



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



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



Garage Safety Tips

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 19, 2015 1:35:23 PM

A garage in disarray can harbor all sorts of hidden hazards, resulting in injury, property damage or rodent infestation. In observance of the June National Garage Safety Month, here are some tips for improving general garage safety.

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Topics: Garage Safety



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