Archive for May, 2012
June is Garage Door Safety Awareness Month. This Safety Awareness program was created through a joint effort of the International Door Association (IDA), and Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), to help companies and individuals within the garage door industry promote safe use and operation of the products they sell, install, and service.
Below is a Garage Door Safety Check List for homeowners provided by the IDA and DASMA:
One Clear Choice Garage Doors consistently receives rave reviews from satisfied customers.
We are also on Tom Martino’s consumer advocate list, have a gold star rating with the Better Business Bureau, are a member in good standing of the Denver Chamber of Commerce, and the list goes on… Click here to see all of our affiliations.
Why does One Clear Choice stand out above the rest? Because we have developed a reputation for honest, value focused, quality work that is affordable.
We are the clear choice for quality garage door repair, maintenance and replacement service in the Denver Metropolitan area. We serve customers in Denver, Boulder, Golden, Ft. Collins and the surrounding areas with the highest level of commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Our goal is to deliver the best value and quality workmanship for all your garage door service needs.
Clopay’s Avante Collection aluminum & glass garage door has been featured on television home makeovers multiple times because of its unique beauty and versatility.
The door was clearly a favorite of the designers on the hit ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, being used in at least two projects. Even though EM:HE recently ended after 9 seasons and 200 episodes, you can still watch full episodes online. Check out the Avante’s appearance on the show in the photos and descriptions below:
The International Door Association (IDA) Expo is the largest of its kind for the garage door industry. This year’s IDA Expo took place May 9-12, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
One Clear Choice had a great time meeting new friends, exchanging ideas, and learning about some innovative new products!
The IDA Expo provides an incredible wealth of knowledge, access to manufacturers, and increased opportunities in the ever evolving marketplace of garage doors. One Clear Choice was thrilled to attend. For pictures of the event, visit the International Door Association’s Facebook page.
One Clear Choice Garage Doors is proud to announce we have received a 2011 Better Business Bureau Gold Star for no complaints in the past three years – January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2011.
“Your adherence to your BBB’s Standards for Trust has earned you a Gold Star.”
We have received this award every three years since 2004.
Thank you for choosing One Clear Choice!
It goes up, it goes down. But a new garage door can do a lot more than that. Here are a dozen reasons why you need a new garage door and garage door opener.
1. New garage doors can increase the value of your home.
An online survey says that 71% of homeowners who recently replaced their garage door believe it increased the value of their home. When nationwide real estate agents were shown “before” and “after” photos of houses upgraded with new, stylish garage doors, they increased the list price of the home anywhere from 1 to 4 percent. That means a $2,000+ investment in a garage door could increase the sale value of your home by as much as $7,000 if you’re selling a $175,000 home. Look at some dramatic “before and after” photos and you’ll see the difference a new garage door can make.
2. New garage doors can put money back in your pocket.
The Federal Government’s Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 extends tax credits for energy efficient home improvements. This includes qualifying insulated garage doors. That means that adding a new garage door in 2009 and beyond can save you money by helping to lower home energy consumption and costs AND it will help pay for itself this year through the tax credit incentive, worth up to $500.
3. New garage doors help you Lower The Door On Crime.
According to statistics compiled by metropolitan police departments, approximately 50 percent of all residential burglaries can be traced to an open or an unsecured garage door. How many times have you gone in your house after working in your yard or carrying groceries out of your car and left the garage door open? The garage door industry suggests that you Lower the Door on Crime by making it a practice to always close and secure your garage door to protect the valuables in both your home and your garage.
If you’re looking for helpful security devices to remind you to close your door, you can purchase an open garage door indicator that can be affixed to your door. When a garage door is left open, a warning light will indicate “open door.” Homeowners can sleep easy, knowing their garage doors are closed and their families are safe.
4. New garage door openers have built-in safety features.
Photoelectric eyes – mounted about six inches above the floor – cast an invisible beam across the door opening and provide extra protection against entrapment. If a door is closing and a child or pet runs underneath the door, the beam breaks, causing the door to automatically reverse.
5. New garage doors can work even during power outages.
A popular accessory sold with new garage door openers is a battery back-up system that allows you to use your opener several times, even after the loss of power to your home. It’s a wonderful feature that prevents you from being trapped outside in a storm.
6. New garage doors are today’s front door.
A nationwide survey of consumers said that 71 percent of homeowners use their garage door openers to get into their homes every day, even more often than the front entry door. The key to the front door is now the garage door’s remote control and keypad. Yesterday’s latchkey kids are today’s keypad kids.
7. New garage doors can help you keep your house clean.
With a keyless entry pad mounted outside your garage door, why traipse dirt in through the front door when you can enter through the garage? You can leave muddy shoes or boots and drenched coats in the garage and keep your house cleaner.
People are becoming more style conscious when replacing their garage door. On many American homes, the garage door claims a third of the façade, so it’s a snap to quickly makeover the look of your whole house. You can easily increase curb appeal when you choose from hundreds of different looks in elegant and stylish carriage house, contemporary or raised panel doors.
9. New garage doors can express your individuality.
Housing developments have their advantages, but individuality usually isn’t one of them. In homes that are more than five years old, chances are your door is a solid-colored, raised-panel door that looks like every other garage door. Choose a fashionable contemporary or carriage house garage door, and your house instantly stands out from the crowd. Check them out for yourself by viewing the “Garage Door Styles” page at GarageWowNow.com. Wow!
10. New garage doors can protect your family from powerful winds.
Reinforced garage doors are now available to help your home stand up to brutal winds. Researchers studying the wind effects of devastating storms know that garage doors are often the entry point for severe damage. A new strong garage door is an integral part of maintaining the structural integrity of your home.
11. New garage doors can help accessorize your life.
Garage door opener accessories abound. Many new garage door openers switch on lights in your home as you’re pulling up the driveway. Some alert you if you left the garage door open. Some door openers are activated only by your fingerprint. You can even make a fashion statement with your garage door remote by customizing it to match your car’s interior.
12. New garage doors should be installed by a professional.
Don’t try to install the door yourself. It’s a complex and dangerous task. Garage door springs are under extreme pressure and, if not handled properly, can release with enough power to seriously harm or kill someone. Specific tools and training are needed; therefore, it’s highly recommended that you have a professional who can do the job in just a few hours and haul the old door away. The cost of installation is well worth it.
Joey Fransway, manager of Clopay’s wood door manufacturing facility in Auburn, Washington, explains how selecting the right wood species for your home and opting for a pre-finished door can help alleviate maintenance concerns.
“I am so impressed with 1 Clear Choice!! I appreciate the quick-fix time, the clean and knowledgable technician, Adam, who fixed my garage door and the nice telephone manners that the receptionist had. I like the NoTrip charge, the 10-year warranty on labor and the LIFETIME warranty on the springs. Even though the garage door wouldn’t open as I got home from work the evening of Saturday, May 5, 2012, AND the horrid hail storm began, AND I had to leave my beautiful SUV out in the hailstorm, after Adam came and fixed the door, life was good again! Thank you, Adam, and 1 Clear Choice. Your company is MY clear choice!”
- Jan Johnson
“THANK you very much for sending out the nicest and most pleasant man, Ron, yesterday. I had to change the time, and he came right when he was supposed to and got the job done so perfectly. He was patient with an ‘old lady’ who doesn’t understand anything mechanical. This is the 2nd time we have had you, and you are the BEST. God bless you all.”
- Phil/Marjean Sheridan
Douglas County Living just released its annual list of Douglas County’s Finest. One Clear Choice Doors was voted best in garage doors in Parker and Castle Rock.
Douglas County Living Magazine reaches the people in the Douglas County area of Colorado including Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Franktown, Park Meadows and the surrounding areas. The magazine is published 12 times per year and hits the newsstand every month.
In 1993 the government did us a big favor. That year, the government began to require that garage door manufacturers include safety eyes and reversing mechanisms on every garage door they make and install. Since the industry is notoriously under regulated, this legislation was a huge step forward in reducing the number of home accidents associated with garage doors.
Safety eyes are installed in pairs near the bottom of the door track. You see them as small lights. On one side, the light is yellow; on the opposite side, the light is green. The yellow light is the transmitter which directs an infrared beam across the expanse of the door. The green light acts as the receiver indicating that the infrared beam has reached its target.
When there is no obstruction, both lights shine steadily, and the door opens and closes safely. When the two lights can not make a connection, something is interfering with the transmission and reception of the infrared beam. If there is an object in the door’s path, the reversing mechanism will come into play, reversing the direction of the door before it can crush the object in its path. If the eyes are not in alignment, the garage door may not function.
Your government, your door manufacturer, and your installer have worked together to protect you and your family. Now it is your job to assure that the protection keeps working. These eyes are pretty durable. All you really need to do is to make sure the lights are connecting as intended.
Your first assignment is to clean the track and the safety eyes regularly. You won’t need to get out the garden hose or the brillo pads, a light dusting will do. Even in the tidiest garage, leaves blow in and spiders spin webs. Something as tiny as a spider web can prevent the light from connecting between the two safety eyes. Just keep the foreign objects out of the way.
Your garage is a busy place where it is possible for the safety eyes to become misaligned. Some of them will blink when this happens; others will turn red. In either case, you can make the adjustment yourself. No repairman needed.
Simply loosen the wing nut you will find on the side edge, and move the eye up, down, left, or right until both the green and yellow light emit a steady glow.Tighten the wing nut again, and your safety eyes will continue to protect you for weeks.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Cooper_Inman
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If you are having trouble with your door and would like some help, call One Clear Choice Garage Doors at 303-565-6409.
The latest trend in garage door openers is called myQ technology. Embedded in all Chamberlain® (Liftmaster) products, myQ technology is what will now allow your garage door opener to “speak” with virtually anything in your house with an electrical source. In other words, it allows you to monitor and control your garage door from anywhere with a smartphone or computer, turn on house lights as you drive home, and more.
The result? Greater freedom. Greater control. Greater peace of mind than you’ve ever imagined possible.
One Clear Choice installs myQ garage door openers. Call us today at 303-565-6409.
At One Clear Choice Garage Doors, we strive to bring you relevant, helpful information on a consistent basis. It’s always fun to see what our website visitors are reading the most. Not surprisingly, our page “Garage Doors” was the most viewed page on our site in the month of April – since we are a garage door company – with “SPECIALS” a close second. Everyone is trying to save money, from gas to groceries to garage doors.
Next, we have our Contact page, which contains a lot more than an address and phone number. It has directions to our showroom, and links to all of our satellite locations throughout the Denver metro area, from Arvada to Thornton. It also has a link to our Google Places page, where customers can write a review.
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