Posts Tagged ‘Composite’

Garage Door Safety and Garage Door Maintenance

October 22, 2010

Most folks take their garage doors for granted. Until the day the garage door doesn’t work.

A special learning tool entitled “D.O.O.R. Safe” contains four brief messages to help parents teach young children the dos and don’ts of garage doors. These messages are:

Doors are heavy – never stand, run or play under or near any garage door, especially when the door is open or moving.

Openers are for adults – never play with the button on the wall that opens and closes the garage door.

Ouch! – never touch any part of a moving garage door. Your fingers and hands can get hurt!

Remotes are for adults – never play with the remote control in the car or on Mom and Dad’s keychain.

“We encourage parents to teach their children that the garage door and garage door opener aren’t toys,” said IDA Managing Director Chris Long. “Whether a child is at home or at the house of a friend or relative, it’s important they understand that they should never play near or underneath a garage door. It⁏s also important that they learn not to play with garage door opener remotes or button controls.”

When it comes to maintenance, the website can help homeowners learn about maintenance checkups they can perform themselves, but it also provides helpful guidance about when it’s best to call in a pro.

“The garage door and its electronic operator should be kept in top operating condition,” said Long.

Homeowners should consider using a garage door professional when it comes to repairs. A garage door system is comprised of many components, including springs and cables that are under high tension, and can cause severe injury or even death if broken, tampered with or mishandled.

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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.