Las Vegas Motor Speedway
For those of you who have visited the Neon Garage at the Speedway, you will appreciate how important the doors are during a NASCAR racing event. See the Neon Garage this year during any of the dozens of events at the Speedway.
We installed these steel rolling doors by Cookson. Rolling steel doors are most useful in situations of high security environments, and the Neon Garage fits that definition. Many of the top names in racing are driving these vehicles in some of the top races in the nation.
We also installed the doors at the Oasis Bar which is surrounded by the Neon Garage. These
security counter doors are used to close up and secure the Oasis Bar when not being used.
When they are opened, they are not visible to the public.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American family-owned and operated business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto-racing sports events. Bill France Sr. founded the company in 1948 and his grandson Brian France became its CEO in 2003. NASCAR is motorsport's preeminent stock-car racing organization. NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 39 of the 50 US states as well as in Canada.
Old Garage Doors Can Be Hazardous!
We replaced this opener yesterday, 1980's vintage Liftmaster 1020C with NO PHOTO EYES! Very risky, out of code since 1995. Make sure your garage door has photo eyes no more than 6" above the floor! Notice the wireless wall button.
The problem is that without photo eyes or other equivalent safety system, you and your children are at risk if the garage door spring breaks, or if the power goes out and you try to work it by hand, or if you are in the way when the door closes.
Garage Doors all need professional maintenance every 3-4 years if not more often. But it seems that garage doors are one of the most neglected products in the home, even though they are the largest moving part of most homes. They need lubrication, adjustment and TLC or they can become hazardous.
If your garage door opener does not have photo eyes (or another equivalent safety system) mounted about 6" or less from the floor, your garage door is out of code and ican be hazardous. Call us today for a preventive maintenance on your door! I hope we don't discover something like the opener shown in this photo in your garage!
BTW ... Anyone seen one of these in recent history?
Cables Go Above The Drywall!!
A drywaller came on the job after we installed a door at a Ross store in Las Vegas. Our technicians were not prepared for what they saw! Ordinarily we come in AFTER the drywallers, but this time the drywall contractor came after us.
He actually mounted the sheetrock right over the top of the garage door cables!!! The door actually works fine for the time being. It's a vertical lift door and it goes straight up the wall above the garage door.
The problem is that the cables will eventually cut through the drywall. We're expecting this to happen sooner than later.
Look closely at the photo.
BIG Doors are a LARGE Part of our Business
Las Vegas is a major airport hub. Clark County airport is one of the few major international airports that are in the middle of the city. Nearly 1 Million passengers per year visit our airport. One of the runways is the 3rd longest in the U.S. at 16,000 feet! Las Vegas is the 26th busiest airport city in the world by passenger traffic and the 8th busiest by aircraft movements. The airport has nonstop air service to destinations in North America, Europe, and Asia. It is an operating base for Allegiant Air, as well as a crew and maintenance base for Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. We also have an airport in North Las Vegas and in Henderson that have large hangars with very big doors.
Funny story ... when working at Martin Door Manufacturing years ago, Ken Martin gave up trying to explain to International clients where Salt Lake City was. Instead, he just said, "It's by Las Vegas!" People worldwide all seem to know where Las Vegas is because of its tourist reputation and its wonderful airport with nonstops to so many destinations.
And they have to store all of those airplanes and jets somewhere, and those buildings need great big doors. Where else can you call ... Martin!
"Spring" the Garage Door Bunny
Introducing "Spring" the Garage Door Bunny! Rescued yesterday,
he is one year old, and alone. His previous owners were very abusive
and as a result he has emotional problems today. But today in his
new environment surrounded by love, he is thriving.
We named him "Spring" in honor of garage door torsion springs, and
because he is bouncy. Spring is the new mascot at Martin Garage
Doors of Nevada.
Spring has his own Facebook page and my sons put up a 24-hour
live stream at
Over 1,000 views his first day!!!
Remotes - Remotes - Remotes
Remotes - Remotes - Remotes are a big part of what we do in the garage door business. Call Martin for all of your transmitter needs. Residential, commercial, garage doors, gates. We sell thousands of remotes for all types of door and access usage.
Garage door remotes come in all shapes and sizes. Mini remotes are especially popular these days because of a crime wave that's sweeping the nation. Vandals are breaking into cars and stealing the garage door remote and the registration. The registration has your address and the remote gets them into your house. The answer is a mini-remote that you can hide or keep in your pocket or purse.
Garage keypads are also a type of remote. These are mounted on the outside of your garage and are another way to get into the house without your keys. Very convenient and very secure.
Gates also use remotes. If you live in a community with an HOA, you will often have a gate and we can provide remotes that you can use. All you need is the type of remote and the coding instructions from your management company.
When you purchase a remote, we also supply programming instructions. Programming your remote can be a daunting experience if you don't have help. If you bring your old remote into our office, we can often program the new remote for you while you wait. Or we can send a technician to your home to help you with additional remotes, keypads, or we can program your cars to work your garage door or gate if you have the Homelink system included with your vehicle.
Copper Garage Doors
99.9% pure copper garage doors are perfect for places like Mt. Charleston, lakefront & oceanfront properties,
desert areas (using special patina). Areas that are
rone to rust or corrosion are perfect for copper
garage doors. Even in tough mountain or ocean
climates, copper will not corrode.
The reason the doors are not 100% pure copper
is that copper is a softer element so Martin had
to add a small amount of alloy to strengthen the
door in order to pass windload and dent-resistance
These doors carry a Martin limited lifetime warranty and should always be ordered with premium
hardware and safe joints.
They are secure, and safe to operate. Add a
Marantec 370 operator for the ultimate in quiet
and performance. This operator also carries a
Copper doors never corrode or rust, but they do
turn green eventually (think of the Statue of
Liberty). Copper is good for 100's of years. Much
of the copper in these doors has been recycles
over and over again for centuries because
copper never seems to go away. There is good
reason that even the ancients used copper for
Residential & Commercial Gates
Here is a gate we built - yes we are a gate contractor too. Several years ago our door customers kept asking if we could take care of their gate work. We agreed and applied for the contractor licenses, etc.
Today we've come a long way and have technicians who are certified gate installers. But we are focusing mainly on commercial and repair type gate work.
Many of the same manufacturers of garage door openers also manufacture gate openers. The industry shows always include gate opener manufacturers. The same certification organization we use also does gate certifications for the International Door Association, the American Fence Association, and the Door & Access Systems Manufacturer's Association International.
Garage Doors, Dock Levelers, Commercial Doors, Fire Doors, and ... Gates.
The Best of Las Vegas!
Martin Garage Doors of Nevada has been selected for the 2nd year in a row as one of "The Best of Las Vegas" companies to do business with! Strong presence in the residential and commercial installation and service businesses contributed to this success.
Check out our listing at: thebestoflasvegas.org/Garage