Garage Doors for Every Taste

October 26, 2011

JELD-WEN Garage Doors Discontinued

JELD-WEN announces that they are are no longer producing Garage Doors.
On the company website JELD-WEN says:

"Thank you for your interest in JELD-WEN garage doors. We have discontinued producing our garage door product lines as of October 6, 2011. If your inquiry is warranty related, please see the links below. If you have other questions, please call 800-JELD-WEN".

Contact information is available at:

October 21, 2011

Garage Door Openers and the Military

Yes... as this story from the Everett Herald points out - when military (ships, planes etc.) are actively using their radio frequencies - garage door openers and remote controls tend to not work properly.

Not too much that a garage door company can do for now... so if you live near a base, make sure you know how to operate your door manually.

October 19, 2011

Jeld-Wen exits garage-door business

Jeld-Wen exits garage-door business, focusing on core products after Onex deal

Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 4:35 PM Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 5:56 PM

By Richard Read, The Oregonian The Oregonian

The Oregonian’s continuing coverage of the developments at Jeld-Wen and its plan to sell a majority stake to Onex Corp.Jeld-Wen Inc., the Klamath Falls company recently acquired by a Canadian firm, still makes windows and doors -- just no longer garage doors.

A Jeld-Wen spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday the company was leaving the garage-door business, saying managers decided to focus attention on primary products. Garage doors accounted for about 1/10th of 1 percent of Jeld-Wen sales, said Teri Cline, company communications director.

"Although we are phasing out one product offering, Jeld-Wen has averaged 350 new products or enhancements annually over the last three years," Cline said. "We are constantly researching new materials, features and production techniques."

Exiting garage doors will reduce Jeld-Wen's work force in Iowa by five. The company, which once employed more than 24,000 worldwide, has about 19,700 workers, including 2,500 in Oregon, Cline said.

Onex Corp., a Toronto-based private-equity firm, recently invested $871 million for a 58 percent stake in Jeld-Wen, Oregon's largest privately held company.

October 14, 2011

Curb Appeal!!

Whether you're looking to sell your home or just "spruce" it up... you're thinking about Curb Appeal.

The crown jewel of curb appeal is that often forgotten - Garage Door!
Before and After a New Garage Door!
All garage doors open and close. But yours should do more than that. In addition to protection and insulation, it should add style and beauty to your home. After all, it's often the most visible part of your home.

Take a look at what a new door does for this home...

October 11, 2011

Watch Your Fingers

Watch Your Fingers! If your garage door lacks pinch-resistant joints, adding lift handles or gripping points on the inside & outside of the door can save a painful pinch! Even if your door has automatic opener, there are times (power outages etc.) when the door must occasionally be operated manually. Never place your fingers between the door sections. If you manually open or close the door, use the lift handles or gripping points!

October 3, 2011

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Now Available in Seattle Area

Protecting your loved ones from carbon monoxide poisoning just got easier in the Seattle area.

Every year hundreds of family members suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning - most often from a car left running in or near the garage. Now available in Seattle the Precision Door Service Carbon Monoxide Detector is the only alarm that “reacts” by opening your garage door to immediately provide ventilation and decrease deadly CO levels!

What makes this detector so unique? Most carbon Monoxide detectors are designed to operate inside the home. These detectors are not built to withstand the extreme temperature variances and the high humidity levels found in garages. Even if the were, they do not do anything other than sound an alarm if unsafe levels of carbon monoxide are detected. The PDS branded detector is designed for the harsh conditions found in garages and is tied into the electric operator. (In fact, it is tested and approved under UL2034 which is the rating used as the standard for recreational boats!)

 If unsafe levels are detected, a signal is sent to the electric operator and the door is automatically raised to allow for proper ventilation. It can also be tied into the home security system for extra peace of mind protection!
Available in Seattle at