Archive for July, 2009

Space Saving Wall Mounted Jack Shaft Operator

July 28, 2009

When you need to save space or have an oversized door or cathedral ceiling, the Lift-Master 3800 is a perfectly engineered solution to wall-mounted jackshaft openers. The 3800 is mounted to the wall beside the garage door, so ceiling space is freed up for maximum storage. A remote light can be positioned anywhere in the garage and provides 200 watts of bright light wherever it is needed. The powerful 24V DC motor provides
ultra-quiet operation, along with variable speed smooth start and smooth stop.

• Cable tension monitor eliminates cable throw; ideal for limited height, cathedral or obstructed ceiling installations.

• Power door lock for extra security; when the door is down it is securely locked

• 200-watt lighting via remote light

• Meets all UL325 requirements

• Lifetime motor warranty

LiftMaster® 3800, the only professionally installed residential jackshaft opener with optional EverCharge™ Battery Backup

All LiftMaster® garage door openers are manufactured with the highest level of safety and monitoring systems to ensure safe operation.
• The Protector System® safety sensors reverse the door automatically if the infrared
beam is broken, before contact is made.

• Patented technology detects when a door spring breaks and triggers the motor to
reverse the door to the full open position.

• Sensing technology will stop the door from closing if contact is made with a person or object.
• Security+® Rolling Code Technology assures a new code is sent every time the
remote is used.

• Patented PosiLock® system ensures the door remains securely locked when it is closed.

• Opener light turns on automatically when The Protector System® safety infrared beam is broken.

Put control where you want it. For people who want a second control in their garages. A light control
button turns garage door opener lights on and off. Auxiliary button can be programmed to open and close a second garage door.

LASER GARAGE PARKING ASSIST (378LM) park perfectly every time. The high-tech solution that helps you park perfectly in your garage! As you pull into your garage the laser is activated and projected onto
the dashboard, making it easy to park in the same spot every time.

EVERCHARGE™ BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM (975LM) The door goes up when the power goes out
If the power goes out, the battery backup system will operate
the garage door opener for 20 full cycles within a 24-hour period.

WIRELESS KEYLESS ENTRY with SECURITY+® (377LM) Enter without a key
Open your garage door without using a remote control and close
with just the push of a button. Also can be programmed with a
temporary entry code for friends and service people.

Know for sure the door is closed
Lets you know whether the garage door is open or closed from
any room in the house. A flashing red light shows the door is open;
a glowing green light indicates the door is closed.

For additional information, contact Cookson Door Sales of Arizona


Are You Thinking About Choosing A Garage Door

July 23, 2009

Your garage door is one of the most important features of your home’s exterior. It is the largest movable object on your home. But it is also equally important from an interior point of view. Therefore, it is wise to consider several factors before purchasing a garage door. In today’s world of ever rising heating costs, it is important to purchase a garage door with a high R value (resistance to heat flow). This may cost a little more initially, but will pay for itself in no time as a result of fuel savings. It is a good idea to buy the highest R value that you can afford. If you have plans on heating and / or cooling our garage this may be well worth the money. Keep in mind the tax incentive a savings of up to $1,500 for some select garage doors purchased through December 31, 2010.
A garage door can help to improve the overall facade of your home. Because garage doors now come in a wide variety of styles and colors, a garage door purchase can involve making quite a few choices. The style of your home will influence your options to a large extent. This means selecting a corresponding panel style. Garage door panel styles range from “flush” , “raised panels” all the way to more elaborate panel styles, Including wood, wood appliqué, copper clad, Exquisite and ideal faux barn doors or old country doors complimented with exterior ornamental hardware, faux wood paint finishes. And more coming out at the end of summer, the FeTerra and the Canyon Ridge

Garage doors are now offered in a variety of fade resistant colors to complement your home. When considering a garage door color, bring home several sample color chips square of actual garage door material. Typically the color of the garage door will match the trim color of your home, but this is not a hard and fast rule.

Windows can add to the aesthetic appeal of a garage door and the front of your home. These will reduce the R value, but will add some light into the garage. The glass for the windows also comes in a variety of styles, and the choice of glass may affect the overall cost of the door. Window designs range from acrylic leaded and beveled to frosted leaded and beveled to simple snap-in styles. The snap-in window designs also come in a variety of colors or they can be painted. The springs and hardware usually have a separate warranty period from the actual doors. In general, doors that are guaranteed forever are usually made better. This can be a selling feature when it is time to move.

When purchasing a replacement garage door, it is imperative to consider whether your existing garage door opener will be sufficient to open the new garage door. Some of the new models of doors are heavier than older models due to stronger steel, wood and insulation.

There is a benefit to having a garage door company replace the opener and door at the same time, so that it will be the company’s liability to fix future problems of any type. There are basically four types of drives for garage door openers: belt, chain, screw drive and jack shaft. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Most of the differences lie in the quietness of operation and the cost.

So, if you’re looking to replace your garage door and or your garage door opener, contact a reputable dealer. The only one that I would recommend would be Cookson Door Sales of Arizona, serving the valley of the sun since 1991. Cookson Door Sales has a full service fleet ready to help at a moment’s notice. There committed sales workforce is ready to help you with any questions you may have.

Cookson Door Sales of Arizona

Michael Dryer

Yes, Even a Garage Door can be “Green”

July 16, 2009


Homeowners looking for ways to make their house “green” can start by taking stock in an unlikely home commodity – the garage door. As the largest moving part on a home, the garage door plays an important role in maintaining its structural integrity and energy efficiency – two important criteria in green building design.

Long-Lasting Products, Fewer Replacements:

Sustainability is a key element of green building, and, with a life cycle of between 15 – 20 years, an investment in a durable garage door that can withstand the rigors of daily use is money well spent for a home and the environment.

“Long-lasting products significantly reduce the impact of manufacturing and building on the environment, as well as fuel costs associated with distribution, and general waste,” says Pat Lohse, vice president of marketing for garage door manufacturer Clopay Building Products. Or contact Clopay’s Authorized Dealer, Cookson Door Sales of Arizona.

Some characteristics to look for when shopping for a door that’s built to last are galvanized torsion springs, which look better and last 50% longer than the industry’s standard oil-tempered springs, heavy-gauge steel to ensure a quality appearance, dent resistance and quiet operation, a hot dipped galvanized coating topped with a baked-on paint finish that resists fading and peeling, insulation that is contoured and bonded on both sides of the door panel for improved dent resistance, strength and R-value.

Steel and composite carriage house doors are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional wood doors because they are low maintenance, insulated and won’t fade, rot, warp or crack, meaning they won’t need to be refurbished or replaced as frequently as a doors constructed from natural material.

Energy Efficiency:

An insulated garage door can reduce overall household energy consumption if the garage is attached to the home since living space is usually adjacent or above.
It has such a significant impact that the Internal Revenue Service has declared certain models eligible for an energy savings tax credit under the Energy Tax Incentives Act provided the door meets specific criteria, and was installed in an existing home from January 1, 2006 to December, 31, 2010. The maximum credit is $1,500 for materials only. Homeowners should contact their installing dealer to obtain a manufacturer’s certification if their garage door qualifies.

Clopay Building Products premium “4000” series three-layer “sandwich” doors, featuring a layer of environmentally safe, CFC-free, expanded polystyrene insulation bonded between two layers of durable 24-gauge steel are among the approved models that qualify for the tax credit.

This construction method also helps reduce noise and minimize unsightly dents and dings, one of the main reasons why homeowners choose to replace a door before it reaches its maximum life expectancy.

Tips for Choosing a Green Garage Door

Can a garage door be green? Yes, but homeowners have to do their part by choosing a model that supports green building principles. Here’s how:

1. Choose a low-maintenance insulated steel or steel and composite door. Purchase a qualified energy efficient model from a certified manufacturer before the end of 2010 and you could be eligible for an Energy Savings tax credit. If wood is a must-have for aesthetic purposes on a home exterior, choose a manufacturer that uses naturally fallen materials or those harvested from sustainable forests.

2. Support manufacturers who utilize recycled materials and are environmentally conscious in their manufacturing and distribution processes. For instance, find out if they use recycled materials, fuel efficient transport vehicles, or have a program in place to help reduce waste of disposable goods.

Commercial and Residential Garage Door Sales, Installation, and Repairs.

July 16, 2009

Cookson Door Sales of Arizona has been serving the state of Arizona since 1991. Selling and servicing all types of overhead, rolling, and specialty doors. We continue to be a leader in the industry by providing specific expertise in a wide variety of Commercial, Residential, and related construction specialties.

Cookson Door Sales has been involved in many prestigious projects over its long and healthy duration. Whether you need a residential garage door or a complex commercial door system, Cookson Door Sales stands at the ready. We are your Commercial, Industrial, and Residential solution.

Clopay’s Door Imagination System

July 16, 2009

Are you about ready to fix up the front of your house with a new set of garage doors, but not certain whether you want to commit to such a big purchase or afraid you may make the wrong choice? Then you might want to check out Clopay’s new Door Imagination System. You can use one of Clopay’s stock images or upload a photo of your house, and soon after play around with a bunch of different styles to figure out which one will give you the biggest boost in curb appeal. You can add a steel door to your house or change it to a wood Reserve Collection or maybe you want to add windows. You can save your decision and send it to your friends and family for their opinion. If you have any questions, contact Michael Dryer at Cookson Door Sales of Arizona

Expo 2009 Picks Clopay’s Canyon Ridge As Hottest Product

July 11, 2009

Clopay Canyon Ridge Collection grabbed dealer’s attention as soon as doors were open at the Expo 2009 International Door and Association “IDA Show, which was held in Nashville, TN this spring. Dealers congregated around the Canyon Ridge Doors at the Clopay booth.
“Many thought the door was wood at first,” says Pat Lohse, vice president of residential marketing. “When dealers realized it was a composite material, they liked it even more”

The Canyon Ridge Collection features a polymer composite cladding with a high definition grain that has a resemblance to a real wood product.

The lightweight ½” cladding is attached to a insulated three layer steel door. The definition for three layer would be steel – insulation – steel composite.

“Dealers were very excited about the 17.2 R- value the doors offer” offer” added Mischel Schonberg, public relations manager, “ and the fact that it’s maintenance free.”

Unlike real wood products, the Canyon Ridge door’s surface is UV resistant and impervious to moisture, so it won’t rot, split, shrink, separate or crack.

Lohse says the Canyon Ridge Collection will be offered in a 2” polyurethane base and a 1-3/8” polystyrene base. The doors are set to be available late summer.

Cookson Door Sales Announces the Canyon Ridge Collection

July 11, 2009

Cookson Door Sales of Arizona announces the new Canyon Ridge Collection. Available late summer 2009

The Canyon Ridge Collection provides the natural beauty of wood with the durability and low maintenance of an innovative polymer overlay. The end result is an authentic faux wood door that duplicates every aspect of wood.s charm and character. The 1/2″-thick overlay material is molded from actual wood to replicate its natural texture and intricate grain patterns of Pecky Cypress, Clear Cypress and Mahogany. Lightweight, durable and very easy to maintain, once installed, these rustic beauties are virtually indistinguishable from the original.

Insulated 4-layer or 5-layer construction. UV resistant and impervious to moisture – won’t fade, rot, split, shrink, separate, or crack. Overlay Species: Pecky Cypress, Clear Cypress and Mahogany. Factory Finish Colors: Walnut, Oak and unfinished (surface can be stained or painted)

Quick Reminder

July 11, 2009

Customers who purchase a new Clopay door have a chance to win $250 when they upload “before and after photos” of their garage makeover to the Before and After Contest gallery at
Homeowners are asked to include a brief explanation about why they replaced their garage door, what inspired their door design choice (perhaps a suggestion from a design savvy dealer), what friends and family are saying about their home’s new look, and most importantly, who they purchased their door from.
Clopay then e-mails them a link to forward to friends, family and neighbors encouraging them to visit the site and vote for their home. The “before and after” with the highest rating wins! (if more than one entry has the same rating then the winner is the highest rating and the most votes). The dealer who installed the winning door gets $100 debit card!
We currently have 6 entries to our competition. A picture definitely tells a story with the amazing transformations made to these homes with their new Clopay door(s). Each entry clearly displays where the door was purchased and who installed it. With over 100,000 unique visitors to the site every month this is a cost effective and easy way to advertise your dealership.
Door Imagination System
Since launching the on-line door imagination system in mid-February, 10,000 homes have been uploaded. 1,600 of those homes have been saved to the My Folder feature on the site (which enables users to share their images with friends, family or you, via e-mail). The remaining 8,400 have been printed by the consumer to either share with others or take directly to their local dealer showroom.
Clopay Garage Doors Has Fans on Facebook and Followers on Twitter. Have you joined?
Online social media sites and services like Facebook and Twitter are where consumers go for content and communities. They do not typically congregate on manufacturer websites.
Today’s consumer doesn’t want to hear from us via marketing messages. Instead, they’re more likely to be influenced by other customers.
Facebook eliminates information gathering barriers and gives us “permission” to reach our customers as well as their network of friends. No longer do we have to rely exclusively on press releases, our web site and advertising to distribute information. We can send FANS instant updates on topics we know they care about. Go to log on or join!

FeTerra™ Garage Doors

July 11, 2009

Clopay Building Product new garage doors featuring the FeTerra™. Expected release, mid-summer 2009. Three unique designs crafted from hand-cast aluminum scrollwork mounted on an aluminum or polycarbonate panel. The frame and panels are constructed from durable corrosion free aluminum and are available in a factory finish powder coat rust color.Tempered glass is paired with intricate hand-forged wrought iron
scrollwork designs welded to a durable 14 gauge steel frame. Seven elegant patterns and several glass options are offered, allowing light to pass through with varying degrees of privacy. The doors are treated with an industrial powder coated finish, consisting of a baked-on epoxy zinc primer basecoat to protect
against rust, followed by a textured decorative top coat in charcoal. This process ensures a beautiful and durable low maintenance finish. Decorative aluminum scrollwork in three styles designed exclusively to accessorize Clopay Custom Reserve® Collection wood carriage house style doors.

Michael Dryer Cookson Door Sales of Arizona