Tips for Buying a New Garage Doors
Buying a new garage door is a big investment, and its best to go in with prepared with a little knowledgeable. We’ve compiled a list of things to consider before purchasing a new garage door in Austin, Texas.
Is the Garage Door Safe
Not all garage doors are created equal, be sure to have finger safety in the joint and rollers. FYI Martin doors are one of the safest in the industry and have these safety features built in on all most all models.
Determine if You Want an Insulated Door
Construction materials and insulation technologies for garage doors have significantly improved over past few years. Most garages aren’t heated, but your garage door still definitely impacts your home’s energy efficiency. Martin provides a garage door that has a tighter seal against the façade to keep out the elements. In most cases you won’t need a weather shield either.
In most cases a garage door will help insulate the garage from the odor weather as well as sound.
Insulation will help in extreme heat from the sun or getting blasted by the wind, an insulated door will better regulate the temperature of your garage.
Carriage House Doors are affordable
Are you interested in carriage house doors, but think they are too expensive. You now can buy a carriage house door built with steel that will not break the bank. These new steel doors have a woodgrain texture that looks like wood but without the upkeep. Add windows and antique hinges and handles to complete the look
It’s important to note that a garage door opener is usually not included in the price of a new garage door. However, most garage door installation companies also sell openers. Make sure to plan ahead, and be prepared to purchase a garage door opener in addition to buying the garage door itself.
Ask if the Garage Door Cost Includes Installation
The cost of the garage door will most likely include the cost of installation, but it’s always good to ask early and clear up that question ahead of time so there are no surprises down the road.
We would be happy to answer more of your questions!
We are now taking orders for our new Steel Athena and Steel Pinnacle garage doors, with a short lead time. The new Martin garage door has a refined manufacturing processes that rivals the compitition. The popularity of the full-view glass door and the aluminum carriage house door is increasing due to the price of aluminum. We are confident that the new Steel Athena and Steel Pinnacle models will be priced lower, not only because of their elegant style and robust durability but also because of their competitive prices.
Rollers Illustrate High Quality, Ingenuity of Our DoorsMartin garage doors dispel the notion that "parts is parts."
Martin Door takes anything but a casual approach to the parts that make up its garage door. That's one of the reasons Martin Door can claim they manufacture "the world's finest and safest garage door."
Taking a closer look at the unique roller that is part of each door, illustrates this approach.
Like many of the Martin Door inventions, coming up with the perfect roller was an extended process for David O. Martin. It was a combination of learning from the school of hard knocks, combined with innovation. That process has taken over 20 years, according to Dave Martin.
Martin wanted a roller with the quiet nature of nylon and the durability of steel. A roller made of nylon is too brittle, while a steel roller is too noisy. He had to work to find the best of both worlds.
Dave Martin, CEO of Martin Door Manufacturing, shows off a box of the unique rollers that are a key part of each Martin garage door.
Copper is resistant to corrosion and will last for centuries and has been introduced in all panel styles. Martin's copper doors can be customized to any application and also come with the choice of many beautiful window options. Martin's copper doors come with the highest grade rollers and are some hardware is powder coat white for long lasting beauty and duriablitly. In time, copper doors will change to a patina verde finish or can be professionally finished to achieve any desired effect.
Martin draws on the beauty of 99.9% pure copper, photo taken near Las Vegas.
It was David O Martin's Birthday on October 27th and thought I would pay tribute to him and his company today. Read the PDF Here
From humble beginnings To The Top of The World
Martin Door has come from humble beginnings, to be a company that now reaches to many parts of the world.
In fact, it is a matter of pride for Dave Martin, chairman of Martin Door Manufacturing that the sun never completely sets on a Martin Door since Martin Doors are sold in 87 countries and are found in the northern most parts of Norway and the southern most parts of Argentina.
Coated/Galvanized Springs Interview
-Interview questions to Ken Martin from Tom Wadswonth, editor of Door & Access Systems magazine
1. Are you currently offering coated or galvanized springs (or both)? (Please briefly describe your offering.)
Galvanized torsion springs are included as standard equipment on all Martin garage doors. They are also sold in bulk or as single replacement parts.
2. If so, which option(s) are you offering, and in what year (approximately) did you start offering them?
In the early 1980's, Martin Door Manufacturing ® began working with spring wire producers to pioneer galvanized torsion springs. This product was introduced in 1985 and trademarked, Zinc-Tempered Torsion Springs ™ to differentiate them from the common oil-tempered springs in the industry. Using a patented process and higher quality metric spring wire, these unique new springs featured longer cycle life, clean handling and a pleasing look. Because of their unique properties, special spring charts were required. By 1987, Martin furnished Zinc-Tempered ™ springs as standard equipment on every Martin garage door.
Do’s and Don’ts For Garage Door Safety
The garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in most homes. Sometimes these doors can weigh in excess of 400 pounds. They hang over your head, your children's heads, and your expensive automobiles, yet most people never take time to make sure their garage door and opener are working properly and safely.
Automatic garage doors are a safe, reliable convenience, but poor maintenance and carelessness with these doors can result in tragedy. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, at least 68 children have died in accidents from electronically operated garage doors since 1973. In 1994 alone, the CPSC estimated there were approximately 20,000 injuries related to garage doors and openers.
Many of these injuries and deaths could have been avoided if the following list of do's and don'ts had been followed.
Custom Garage Doors Adapted To World's Most Crooked Street
This picture of a home near Lombard Street during a recent visit to San Francisco. Note the contour of the bottom panel, the location of the mail slot and two vents, plus the placement of the windows. Martin Door Manufacturing can customize a garage door to any setting, with hundreds of options, big and small.
New Avanced Generation of Garage Doors are Here
It's not every day that garage doors are in the news but technology has come a long way since the single door swing outs. Safety and quality have been added to make todays doors even better. It's no surprise that today's doors are stronger, more secure and better insulated with even less maintenance requirements. The choices of materials, styles, colors and window designs make now a good time to buy a garage door. One new enhancement is the wood grain steel; this new steel has real wood grain pattern and embossing making it ideal for a natural wood look. Some other doors come with baked on enamel that contain some UV-resistant additives that protect it from fading. The strength of the door is greatly improved by making the panel out of one sheet of high tensile steel. And with durability in mind some garage door warranties now have a Lifetime Guarantee. New Avanced Generation of Garage Doors are here.