Archive for May, 2009

Clopay Doors Featured on Three National Home-Improvement TV Series

May 22, 2009

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Clopay garage doors are featured in remodeling projects on three national television broadcast series this spring: DIY Network’s brand-new series “Garage Mahal,” ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and the long-running PBS staple, “Hometime” with Dean Johnson.

Two projects involved transforming the homeowners’ garage into a year-round living space, so energy efficiency and comfort were critical factors in the door selection process.

Based in Minneapolis, “Hometime” producers opted for Clopay’s 2-inch polyurethane insulated Gallery Collection door. Its durable steel construction and 17.2 R-value will keep the homeowner’s new art studio comfortable in both winter and summer.

On the new show “Garage Mahal,” host Brian Corsetti and his team of designers transform ghastly garages into homeowners’ very own “garage mahal.”

Whether it’s a Tuscany inspired wine cellar, a Las Vegas-style casino with a craps table that lowers from a ceiling or a drive-in movie theater with a workbench that transforms into stadium seating, each multi-function room doubles as a living space as well as a traditional garage.

Tennessee homeowners selected a Clopay Model 4050 to secure their new entertainment lounge-themed garage, which was completed with a flat screen TV, a copper topped bar and a dining area. Williams Door managed the installation. “Garage Mahal” airs Tuesdays at 9:30pm on the DIY Network.

Finally, Clopay donated an Avante Collection door designed with bronze anodized aluminum and frosted glass for an episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” featuring the Cerda family home in Las Vegas. It aired May 10 and the Clopay logo and product were highly visible during the episode.


Cookson Door Sales Poll

May 16, 2009

DC Motor Screw Drive with EverCharge® Standby Power System

May 14, 2009

Cookson Door Sales newest opener and newest addition to the Elite Series™ line, the LiftMaster® 3840 3/4 HPS® DC Screw Drive with EverCharge® Standby Power System is the only screw drive garage door opener on the market with fully integrated battery backup technology. It can power the garage door opener for up to 40 full cycles within a 24-hour period in the event of a power outage, and recharges automatically when the power comes back on. The safety and security features will continue to operate as well, ensuring your family is protected during a power failure. Not only that, it has the added features of our exclusive screw drive opener design: it is specially engineered to run smoothly and quietly in extreme temperatures, and has a self-lubricating, maintenance-free rail system.

* horsepower strength with same lifting force specifications as 3/4 HP LiftMaster garage door openers
Auto-force feature constantly monitors garage door system and adjusts forces to temperature fluctuations, floor height, and door track movement
The Smart Garage Door Opener® lets you electronically program security codes from the Smart Control Panel® or the powerhead
Enclosed gear case provides continuous lubrication and protection for longer life and smoother operation
A 6-foot power cord makes connecting to a power source easier than ever
Delivers 200 watts of light with adjustable light time delay
Meets all UL325 requirements

The Protector System® safety sensors project an invisible light beam across the garage door opening and automatically reverse the door if anything interrupts the beam while the door is going down
Sensing technology will stop the door from closing if contact is made with a person or object
Opener lights turns on automatically when The Protector System’s infrared beam is broken
Security+® rolling code technology assures a new code is sent every time the remote control is used
Patented PosiLock® system ensures the door remains securely locked when the garage door is closed
Manual release handle in case of power failure

Lifetime motor and belt warranty
5-year parts warranty

Clopay Partners with Ackue International to Launch Door Line

May 14, 2009

Cookson Door Sales News Clopay Building Products has entered into an exclusive agreement with Ackue International, a manufacturer of faux wood and stone materials for the residential building market, to utilize its patent-pending technology and materials to manufacture and market a new garage door line, The Canyon Ridge Collection.

The Canyon Ridge Collection combines the beauty of a natural-wood appearance with the latest innovations in polymer composite engineering. The result is a new high-definition grain faux wood cladding that duplicates with uncanny realism every aspect of a species’ charm and character.

“This door delivers the best of both worlds: the realism and design flexibility of wood with the low maintenance and energy efficient benefits of insulated steel,” says Pat Lohse, Clopay’s vice president of residential marketing.

“And unlike real wood, it’s UV-resistant and impervious to moisture, so it won’t rot, split, shrink, separate, or crack, thereby minimizing the use of materials, energy and resources necessary to maintain or replace door components,” she adds.

Lower Home Energy Costs with an Insulated Garage Door, Earn a Tax Credit

May 14, 2009

Cookson Door Sales of Arizona says homeowners who purchase an energy efficient garage door over the next 21 months will not only save on their heating and cooling bills, they may qualify for up to $1500 in federal tax credits. Click here to down load information.

The February 17, 2009 announcement of the $787 billion stimulus legislation includes energy tax credits to qualifying garage doors that amends, extends and expands the previous Energy Tax credit legislation that was signed on October 3, 2008. The Act entitles eligible homeowners to tax credits for energy savings improvements.

The tax credit is equal to the sum of 30 percent of all qualified energy saving improvements installed in an existing home from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010. The credit applies to the product only (not labor) and the maximum credit for all
of the improvements combined is $1500.

For example, if the garage door cost is $800, the applicable homeowner tax credit is $240. A taxpayer can add windows, entry doors or any other qualified products totaling $1500 in tax credits.

The following summarizes the new Energy Tax Credits now in effect:

● The tax credits now apply to qualifying purchases through the end of 2010 (previously: 2009).

● The tax credit now equals 30% of the product purchase (previously: 10%).

● The maximum credit for qualifying purchases is now $1500 (previously: $500).

● The applicable years are now 2009 and 2010.

● The required U-factor is now 0.30 (previously 0.35). If someone purchased a qualifying door between January 1, 2009 and February 17, 2009, the required U-factor was 0.35, since that was the requirement at the time.

“Tax credits are more valuable than an equivalent tax deduction because a tax credit reduces tax dollar-for-dollar, while a deduction only decreases the amount of income that is taxed,” says Pat Lohse, vice president of residential marketing for Clopay Building Products, the nation’s largest garage door manufacturer.
To be eligible, the installed garage door must meet the following criteria:

● The door must be an insulated garage door installed in 2009 or 2010.

● The door must have an installed U-factor equal or less than 0.30 and there must be a means to control air infiltration at the door perimeter. This U-factor includes doors with or without windows. Doors with non-insulated windows would generally not comply.

● The door must be expected to remain in service for at least five years.

● The garage must be an insulated space.

● The garage must be a part of the taxpayer’s principal U.S. residence.

Garage door dealers should provide a manufacturer’s certification statement for all IRS qualified insulated garage doors along with a breakdown of the cost of the door(s) and the cost of labor at the time of installation. Homeowners do not need to submit a copy with their tax return, but should keep a copy for their records.
Insulated Garage Doors – Energy Savers in Every Season

As the largest moving part on a home, the garage door plays an important role in its overall energy efficiency.
Since attached garages typically share one or two common walls with the house, any hot or cold air that travels through an open door will ultimately reach the living areas adjacent or above. An insulated door helps stabilize temperatures in the garage to help reduce heat losses or gains from the common house walls.

Clopay® garage doors that qualify for the tax credit include:

• Models 4400, 4401, 4300, 4310, 4301, GD2SP, GD2LP, 9200, 9201, 9202, 9203, GD2SU, GD2LU, 9130, 9131, 9132, 9133
Doors with no windows or with 1/2” or 3/4” insulated windows only. Doors with windows other than these do not qualify.

• Models 4050, 4051, 4053, GD1SP, GD1LP, GD1SU, GD1LU.
Solid doors only.

• Coachman® Collection (1 3/8” and 2” base door thickness.)
Solid doors only.

More details and certificates are available at Additional information is also available at

With four manufacturing facilities and 49 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, Clopay Building Products is North America’s leading manufacturer of residential garage doors and a leader in the industrial door market. Bringing more than 40 years of leadership to the garage door industry, Clopay Building Products maintains a strong family of brands including Clopay®, Holmes Garage Door Company® and Ideal Door®. Since 1996, Clopay is the only garage door manufacturer to hold the Good Housekeeping Seal.

Ulti-Grain Gallery Collection Paint Option

May 14, 2009


Cookson Door Sales of Arizona announces Clopay’s Ultra-Grain delivers the best of both worlds: the realism of natural wood with
the low maintenance and energy efficient benefits of insulated steel. But unlike real wood, it’s UV resistant and impervious to moisture, so it won’t fade, rot, split, shrink, or crack, saving you and the environment material, energy and resources necessary to maintain or replace door components. PORTFOLIO® LINE

Clopay Ultra-Grain delivers the best of both worlds: the realism of natural wood with the low maintenance and energy efficient benefits of insulated steel. But unlike real wood, it’s UV resistant and impervious to moisture, so it won’t fade, rot, split, shrink,
or crack, saving you and the environment material, energy and resources necessary to maintain or replace door components

◆ The painted steel surface simulates a real stained door without the hassles of staining and the ongoing maintenance of wood.
◆ The wood grain runs horizontal on stiles and vertical on panels for an authentic, natural look.
◆ Available in a Medium Oak stain color that complements entry doors, shutters and other exterior stained wood products.
◆ Available on Gallery Collection 3-Layer Models GD1SP, GD1LP, GD2SP, GD2LP GD1LU, GD2SU GD2LU, GD2SU
◆ Doors come with a polystyrene insulation with an R rating of 6.5 to 9.5 and also with polyurethane insulation providing an R value from 12.2 to 17.9. All four doors come with a thermal break or a gasket separating the inside skin from the outside skin therefore increasing the thermal efficiency of cooling and heating the garage.

◆ The exterior surface has a stucco texture for a more
natural wood-grain look vs. a wood-grain texture that
runs in one direction.
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