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Maximize Garage Storage with a Side Mount Garage Door Opener

High ceilings aren’t just favored inside the home these days–expansive space is being built into garages, allowing for extra storage among other uses. This does call for a new approach to garage doors, since traditional structures, which use a centrally-placed trolley bar, cut into the above fly space and block access. Side-mount garage door openers are a solution to the problem because they move the pulley system to either side of the guide tracks and give you more room overhead. […]

Insulated Commercial Garage Door 101

Insulated garage doors are ultimately a money saver. When it comes to protecting inventory, improving employee productivity, morale and overall efficiency, it’s hard to beat the results that come from the investment of something as innocuous as an insulated door. What do you need to know to make a wise purchase? We’ll bring you up-to-speed. Types of Insulation Insulation provides great value by preserving internal temperatures and energy efficiency, buffering noise and strengthening the door itself. There are two basic […]

How to Create an Energy Efficient Warehouse

“Nonrefrigerated warehouses in the U.S. use an average of 6.1 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity and 13,400 Btu of natural gas per square foot annually. Lighting and space heating account for approximately 76 percent of total use (Figure 1), making these systems the best targets for energy savings.” –Business Energy Advisor A large portion of operational costs in distribution centers can be traced back to energy use–or misuse, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. But companies can take steps to contain costs […]

What NOT to do When Buying Commercial Garage Doors

Materials, inventory and equipment expenses can add up when you run a business. If you aren’t careful those costs can compound, especially when purchasing volume garage doors for a storage facility, warehouse, loading dock, hospital, retail complex or other commercial building. How can you make a well-informed purchase? By being aware of what can go wrong when selecting and installing commercial garage doors. Here’s what you don’t want to do: Choose a garage door ill-suited for operations. Residential doors are […]

How to Recover From Garage Door Vandalism

Maintaining a well-kept garage door sends a message to your neighborhood. But what if someone posted and unwanted message to your neighborhood using your property? Vandalism on your garage door is upsetting. It’s best to remove as soon as possible before it causes concern for your community. Can vandalism encourage violence in your neighborhood? Vandalism can raise questions about public safety. For example, if you allow graffiti to stay on your property, it sends the message that the neighborhood is […]