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WD Door and Kinzler Construction Services Announce Merger

Posted by Jason Mortvedt on Jan 7, 2022 2:39:22 PM

This merger further strengthens our ability to serve builders and homeowners across the state of Iowa and beyond. WD Door (and our sister company Doors by George in Cedar Rapids) have developed a reputation built on quality and service, led by Steve Bouchard and Jeff Myers.

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Topics: small business

6 Garage Door Security Tips

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 2, 2021 9:42:10 AM

We all know to lock our doors and windows at night, but what about your garage door? Is your home really as secure as you think? Is the convenience of a traditional remote-operated garage door opener worth the potential security risk if somebody accesses your remote? Here are some helpful tips for keeping your house and family as safe as possible.

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Topics: residential doors, maintenance

What You Should Know About Light Curtains and Commercial Garage Door Safety

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 18, 2021 12:30:00 PM

We would love for everyone to be safety-conscious at work, but we know the reality. When it is time to head home, everyone is running around looking to leave. Safety isn't the first thing on their mind.

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Topics: commercial doors

Is Insulating A Commercial Overhead Door Worth It?

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jun 21, 2021 12:00:00 PM

If your commercial garage door is damaged, worn out, or just old, it may be time to replace it. If so, consider purchasing an insulated garage door that has multiple layers! Did you know that garage doors can be single-, double-, or even triple-layered? The more layers the door has, the more insulation the door can hold. Here are just a few reasons to consider an insulated commercial garage door for your business.

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Topics: commercial doors

Chain vs Belt Drive: Which Is Better?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Mar 25, 2021 3:15:00 PM

There are a lot of things to consider when replacing your home’s garage door: your budget, what material you should choose, insulation, window design, and more. That alone can be overwhelming, but the list becomes longer when you are replacing your old garage door opener with a brand new model, as well. There are two common options for your garage door operator: chain drive or belt drive. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, but how do you know for sure which one is best for you?

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Topics: Insider, residential doors

Is It Time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 18, 2021 3:45:00 PM

Just like garage doors, garage door openers can last for 10–15 years when properly maintained. But, just like with anything used on a regular basis, garage door openers and the remotes that go with them can get worn down or damaged. The remote is probably one of the most important aspects of your garage to you, since it allows you to get your vehicle in and out on a regular basis.

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Topics: garage door operators

6 Reasons to Install a New Garage Door This Year

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jan 4, 2021 4:00:00 PM

You use it every day. It protects your car; it stores your holiday decorations; it’s the grand entrance into your home. There are plenty of reasons to install a new garage door this year, but these are our top six.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

4 Things to Know About High Lift Garage Doors

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 9, 2020 12:20:00 PM

Your garage door system doesn’t have to limit the way you use your garage space! If you’d like to maximize the amount of usable space in your garage, a high lift system may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

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Topics: commercial doors, homeowner information

Are Energy Efficient Garage Doors Worth the Investment?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 2, 2020 3:52:31 PM

As the cold Midwest winter approaches, it is time to prepare your home. Heating your house throughout the next several chilly months can be costly, but luckily, there are ways to increase the energy efficiency of your house. One of them is choosing an energy-efficient garage door.

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Topics: Insider

3 Rules to Follow for Your Garage Door System

Posted by Jeff Myers on Nov 10, 2020 9:45:00 AM

If you want to get the most out of your garage door system, there are some basics that you just have to know. Follow these simple rules to maximize your system’s potential. You don’t have to take our word for it, though! Try these three practices out for yourself.

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Topics: homeowner information

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WD Door is a privately owned overhead door and operator company with over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial fields. We work closely with both our customers and manufacturers to ensure high quality overhead door products and customer service.

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