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The New Wood Door

The New Wood Door

When someone pulls up to your house often the first thing they see is your garage door.  Our garage doors are on display for neighbors, visitors, and all who pass by.  There are many different types of doors that can be installed on your house.  One type that has been popular for many years is the classic wood door.  Wood doors are very beautiful but they can require a bit more maintenance to keep them looking and performing in peak shape.  Wood doors must be refinished or painted every few years.  Humidity, rain, and heat can have adverse effects on a wood garage door.  Wood doors are not always well insulated and they are heavy, which means you will need an operator that can withstand lifting the weight repeatedly.

If you like the look of wood doors but are not interested in all the maintenance that comes along with them you can opt to go with Amarr woodgrain steel doors.  Steel doors do not require the same amount of maintenance as wood doors.  They are better at withstanding the elements and are not affected by humidity, rain, and heat the same way wood doors are.  Steel doors come in a variety of insulation options.  A well insulated steel garage door can keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  Another benefit is that you will never need to re-stain or paint your steel door. It’s a guarantee with Amarr’s lifetime paint finish warranty.  Amarr doors are finished with a factory-applied, baked-on coating which will prevent the door from rusting and will keep the finish from chipping.  

Many customers call us asking if we will paint their existing garage doors to look like wood doors. We do not recommend this for two reasons. First of all, painting your existing door loses any paint warranty that comes with the manufacturer. Secondly, the price many painters charge to paint a realistic woodgrain on an existing garage door can be very close to, if not more expensive than, the cost of Entry Systems installing a brand new woodgrain door with a lifetime paint warranty.

There is a considerable price difference between steel and wood doors. With a lifetime warranty on the paint finish, Amarr woodgrain steel garage doors are an excellent choice.

Can you tell the difference?

         

 

Stop by our showroom to see if the Amarr woodgrain door is for you! We have a full size walnut color woodgrain door on display. We’re at 26941 Cabot Road, Suite 122 in Laguna Hills, CA

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Entry Systems to the Rescue

Entry Systems to the Rescue

When you have an Entry Systems technician show up at your house you might receive more than you are expecting.  Our technicians are very well trained in everything having to do with garage doors.  They are good guys who genuinely want to help our customers.  Sometimes the opportunity to help with something other than the garage door presents itself.  This story is an example of that.

Not long ago we received a call from a customer requesting service for their garage door.  We added her to the schedule and when the time came, we sent our technician out to see what was going on with her garage and how he could help.  As he was doing the adjustments, the customer’s husband came out to the garage to check on how things were proceeding.  While he was talking with our technician, he became faint and passed out on the garage floor.  His wife became hysterical and our technician immediately began to assess the situation and decide what he could do to help.  Not every one knows this, but this particular technician is a certified paramedic and worked as a reserve fire fighter before coming to work for Entry Systems.  He sat the man up in a chair and had the man’s wife call 9-1-1.  When the paramedics arrived they were impressed with our technician’s knowledge and how he handled the situation.  He never did tell them he is a certified paramedic.

At Entry Systems we take pride in our work.  We have highly trained technicians who love working with our customers.  You never know what kind of bonus you may receive when you have Entry Systems come to service your garage door or automated gate.

 

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Keeping Warm this Winter

As the winter months are approaching we are all beginning to think about how we are going to keep warm this winter.  We can look at the animal kingdom for some examples.  The polar bear survives frigid, arctic temperatures with an outside layer of fur that is only about 2 inches thick.  A Canada Goose can have between 20 and 25 thousand feathers.  Many of them are down feathers which are used to keep the bird warm by fluffing them up which creates a warm layer of air and feathers.  Marine mammals are equipped with a layer of blubber to keep their bodies warm in the cold ocean temperatures.

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It’s no surprise that fur, feathers, and blubber are not an efficient way for us to stay warm during the cold, winter months.  We light a fire, use a warm blanket, or even crank up the thermostat despite the large bill.  One way we often overlook is heat and cold transfer through the garage door.

Our garage doors are the largest moving objects in our homes.  Having an insulated garage door can regulate the transfer of hot and cold air.  There are many reasons this is important:

Samples of garage door insulation in our Laguna Hills showroom.  Stop by and check it out!

Samples of garage door insulation in our Laguna Hills showroom. Stop by and check it out!

1-If your garage is attached to your home, air from the garage can transfer from the garage to your living space very easily.

2-If your garage is a work area, having an insulated door will make it more comfortable working in the colder months.  An insulated door will also reduce unwanted noise from the street.

3- If you have a living space above the garage, temperature can easily travel through the garage ceiling, causing the room above to drastically change in temperature.  Keeping the garage within a smaller temperature window will help maintain the temperature of the room above.

4-An insulted door is more aesthetically pleasing than a non-insulated door because it adds a more finished look to your garage.  It is also quieter when opening and closing.

An insulated garage door can make a big difference in the comfort and efficiency of your home.  However you choose to keep warm this winter, we hope you enjoy the season with family and friends.

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Amarr’s Coastal Collection

We are proud to announce that we carry Amarr’s Coastal Collection garage door! It is built with resilient vinyl facing and edges on each section, sealing out the weather elements and preventing dents and rust.  The Coastal Collection is perfect for homes near the beach experiencing wear and tear from the ocean breeze.  Available in classic carriage house and traditional designs, these garage doors provide years of maintenance free performance.  Solid vinyl construction of the Coastal doors prevents denting, rotting, warping, and cracking.

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Call us today at (949)495-0835 to schedule a free estimate or stop by our office to see a hand sample!

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