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Reclaimed Wood Garage Doors Add a Vintage Charm

Upgrading your home with a vintage reclaimed wood garage door adds more than just beauty, it adds value with a 91.5% return on investment.

by Bonnie Joy Massey


Image Source: Barns of Sonoma

It was easy falling in love with “rural” living when I moved to Northern California to study at Sonoma State University. I would run past the vineyards, the Christmas tree farm and my neighbors’ horses, cows and chickens. I would breathe in the smell of manure and freshly baked bread from the bakery down the street (obviously an unusual pairing). But one of my favorite sights was the old dilapidated barns. They were beautiful—full of history. They were worn through and through by storms but still standing.

These structures were a far cry from the buildings I grew up with in South Orange County. I was used to strip malls and Cape Cod or Spanish style two-story single family homes. These old barns had character! They had a past—were well used, well loved. They once provided income (or so I dreamed) for hard-working farmers to support their families for generations to come. Since I grew up in our family business Entry Systems, I have a deep appreciation for small, family-run companies. I felt pride and nostalgia looking at those beautiful, historic barns.

Modern trends utilize reclaimed barnwood to beautify the home.

Naturally, as an artist and a supporter of sustainable living, I’m delighted by the vintage reclaimed wood some homeowners are using for their garage doors. They are visually stunning, and I love the fact they are authentic barn doors recycled for the needs of a modern home. Some of these doors used are over 100 years old!

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Boost your curb appeal with the beautiful, rustic charm of a vintage reclaimed barnwood garage door.

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A reclaimed wood garage door is available from Carriage House Door in three colors: Sienna, Umber and Cordovan.









One of our garage door manufacturers Carriage House Door out of Sacramento, California- offers these beautiful doors.

Upgrading your home with a vintage reclaimed wood garage door adds more than just beauty and charm, it adds value. This retrofit project has a great return on investment (ROI). In fact, according to Remodeling Mag’s Cost vs. Value report for last year, upgrading your home with a high-end garage door has a 91.5% ROI. This is one of the highest returns of any single home improvement project. Entry Systems would love to give you a free in-home estimate for a new garage door if you are ready to boost your curb appeal and add value to your home!

About Entry Systems: Established in 1972, Entry Systems, a subsidiary of Laguna Niguel Garage Door Service, Inc., is one of the longest running garage door and gate repair companies in South Orange County. As a family owned business with over 40 years experience, the company has been an industry leader providing unrivaled service since its beginning.

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VIDEO: How to Program Liftmaster’s 877MAX Garage Door Keypad

Entry Systems Tech Talks: Programming Your 877MAX Keypad

In the first video of our brand new Tech Talks series, Jonathan, our Manager of Garage Door Operations, explains how to program Liftmaster’s 877MAX Keyless Keypad to one or more garage doors or automated gates.

We know security and convenience are essential for you and your family. A garage door keypad is a common device which allows you the peace of mind of a security system without the hassle of having to carry a key or remote around with you. It can be confusing how to operate this device or make it work with you garage door. That’s why we made this videoWhether you are programming your garage door keypad for the first time or you simply feel like changing the code, this step-by-step guide from an Entry Systems professional makes it a quick and easy task.

Here’s an overview:

The Liftmaster 877MAX keypad can program multiple garage doors and automated gates. It works with any color “learn button” on your garage door operator (that’s the button on the machine which pulls your door open).

Programming your 877MAX keypad is easy.

1- Open the keypad and hold the star (*) and pound (#) buttons down until the lights on the keypad start to flash. The keypad will stop flashing and be lit up.

2- Enter the four digit code of your choice on the keypad.

3- Press the “learn button” on your garage door operator & the light next to the button will come on.

4- Hit the “Enter” button on your keypad. You will press it a certain number of times depending on the color of your “learn button.”

For a yellow “learn button”: 1 time

For a purple “learn button”: 2 times

For an orange or red “learn button”: 3 times

For a green “learn button”: 4 times

5- Press the number zero on your keypad, and it will lock in your code.

6- You can test your system by inputting your four digit code and pressing enter. Your system should now run!

It’s really that easy. We’d love to hear any questions you might have, video ideas you’d love to see, or any other general feedback. Make sure to subscribe to our channel and keep up with the content we produce!

As always, if you live in the Orange County, California area we would love to be your go-to garage door service company. Check out our website to learn more about us, give us a call at (949) 495-0835 or stop by our showroom in Laguna Hills!


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About the Entry Systems Tech Talks:

We have launched the Tech Talks series on YouTube in order to make it easier for our customers to better understand the function of their garage door. These short videos will answer some of our most frequently asked questions, introduce you to our incredible team and provide you with the opportunity to take matters of home access into your own hands. At Entry Systems, we want to provide more than just great service to our Orange County clients. We also want to provide the opportunity for homeowners to maintain the important functions of their home in a way that is easy to use and customized to their individual needs.


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