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LED Bulbs to Use in Your Garage Door Opener

Posted by Ben McDougal on Jul 21, 2018 9:52:00 AM

With the decline of the incandescent bulb, it's no surprise that homeowners are searching for alternative light bulbs for their home—including the garage door opener. Not all bulbs are equal; certain models are best suited for garage door openers. If you're looking to switch to LED bulbs in your garage door opener, here's what you need to know.

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Topics: residential doors

Garage Door Spotlight—Model 9405 Carriage House Steel

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jul 12, 2018 6:27:00 PM

WD Door carries some of the finest garage doors on the market. Today, we’re spotlighting Model 9405 of Wayne Dalton’s Carriage House Steel line. Its traditional design, low maintenance, and energy efficiency make it a great match for a variety of homeowners.

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Topics: residential doors

Battery Backup System for Summer Storms—Don’t Get Trapped!

Posted by Allison Peet on Jul 6, 2018 4:29:00 PM

Summer is here, and with it comes the potential for storms. With the increased chance of a power outage and damage to your garage door, it’s time to take precautionary measures. Don’t get trapped during a power outage; install a backup battery system for your garage door opener before summer storms strike.

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Topics: home safety

Top Wood Garage Door Alternatives

Posted by Ryan Spooner on Jun 28, 2018 4:54:00 PM

If you love the look of wood garage doors but don't love the price tag or the required maintenance, this is the article for you! Advances in garage door materials make it possible for homeowners to enjoy the appearance of wood garage doors with the functional benefits of other garage door materials. Check out these wood garage door alternatives.

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Topics: residential doors

Commercial Applications for Aluminum Full-View Doors

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jun 22, 2018 2:11:00 PM

Aluminum full-view doors can make great additions to a wide variety of home exterior designs, but that’s not where their value stops. Aluminum full-view doors have a number of useful applications in the commercial world, too.

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Topics: commercial doors

Common Questions for Garage Door Dealers (and Answers for Customers)

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jun 12, 2018 4:34:00 PM

Are you preparing to purchase a new garage door? Whether you’re concerned about upkeep or unsure of what material to choose, a garage door dealer can answer any questions you might have. Here are our answers to some of the most common questions for garage door dealers. 

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Topics: residential doors, commercial doors

Advanced Performance Rolling Doors that Work for You

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jun 6, 2018 7:50:00 PM

Commercial garage doors help you run your business at maximum capacity. Whether you’re new to the commercial garage door game or you’re an old pro looking to take advantage of the best doors on the market, you don’t want to miss these Advanced Performance rolling door models from Wayne Dalton.

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Topics: commercial doors

Unconventional Ways to Utilize Your Garage Space

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 29, 2018 7:03:00 PM

Your garage has valuable floor space; don’t let it go to waste! If you don’t plan on storing your vehicles in your garage, you have plenty of other options. These creative ideas will get you thinking of how you can best utilize this space.

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Topics: residential doors

LiftMaster Commercial Operators for Rolling & Sectional Doors

Posted by Jeff Myers on May 21, 2018 8:01:00 PM

If your business relies on the accessibility, durability, and usability of a commercial garage door, then you know that a company is only as reliable as its garage door system. Whether you’re a commercial door veteran who needs to upgrade or a newbie looking to add an overhead door to your business, you don’t want to miss out on these top-of-the-line commercial operators.

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Topics: commercial doors

Summer Weather Can Take a Toll on Your Garage Door

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 14, 2018 7:12:00 PM

Spring has sprung, which means summer is just around the corner. While you might be looking forward to beach days, hamburgers on the grill, and lemonade, summer also yields some less than ideal conditions for your garage door. Here’s what you need to be aware of in the months ahead to protect your garage door from summer’s potentially damaging effects.

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Topics: residential doors

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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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