It's a Springs Thing…

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Garage doors work with one of two different types of springs.  Extension springs are at the back of the track on each side. Torsion (the sturdier of the two) are mounted directly above the door opening.  We install torsion springs when we put a new door on, but service both types.  If you cannot open your… Read more »

Black is the new black.

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Black doors used to be impossible to keep because of the heat they retained.  Now, with cool paint technology, you can have a sleek black door without the hassle and maintenance.  Follow the link to learn more… Clopay Cool Paint Technology  

Top 10 Preventative Maintenance Tips

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Top 10 Preventive Maintenance Tips for Garage Door Owners   Your garage door is the largest moving part in your entire home, and is used multiple times per day at any hour and in all seasons. To keep your garage door operating smoothly for decades to come, it’s very important that you take the time… Read more »

Get carried away with “carriage style” doors. 

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The “Carriage Style” doors are designed to look like the doors on old carriage stables featuring vertical lines in the panels and the wider stiles for handle (and hinge strap) hardware. They add charm and distinction, and a touch of class.  Both Raynor and Clopay offer this style.

To window or not to window… 

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Windows allow light into the garage and add an architectural element to your curb appeal. One rule to keep in mind, if you get a well-insulated door, you should also get well-insulated windows.    You can also get a door that is all windows. Both Raynor and Clopay offer glass door options. Click here to download a… Read more »

Which insulation style will warm your heart?

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Polystyrene (like the white coolers) is a sheet of insulation and fits inside the door panels.  Polyurethane (spray foam) is an expanding insulation that gets into all of the crack and crevices.  You can get Raynor and Clopay doors with either type.  It just depends on what you need…of course you can also get a… Read more »

A stain that you will want to keep forever.

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Several of our Raynor and Clopay  doors are available in stain options. It’s a good idea to take some samples home to see what works best with the rest of your exterior colors.      Find out more about the Raynor AccuFinish here Find out more about the Clopay Ultra-Grain options here

Advancements in critter guard…

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In the interest of full disclosure, the first efforts to keep the critters away failed miserably so we went back to the drawing board. I like looking around at things hoping new ideas will jump out at me and sure enough…I found an interesting application at KC ReStore, these are re-purposed wall paper holders wrapped… Read more »

Technology: MyQ IQ—Know your stuff…

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Most of our LiftMaster operators have smart technology called “MyQ” capabilities that give you the option to access your garage door from your smart phone when you get the “internet gateway.” For more information click here or call us at 913-422-0441.  Right now we have a mail-in rebate offer going on…