A Midwest Garage Door Blog

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide: Garage Door Openers & Remotes

By |November 15th, 2023|

Looking for a unique and thoughtful Christmas gift? A new garage door opener or any one of the new electronic gadgets that accessorize your garage door opener is the perfect solution.

Finally… A Practical Christmas Gift

Delden Garage Doors Merges with WD Door

By |May 24th, 2023|

WD Door, Iowa’s established leader in the garage door service and sales industry, announced its acquisition of Delden Garage Doors. Effective immediately, Des Moines-based Delden Garage Doors will begin operating as WD Door, an employee-owned

Enhance your Commercial Building with Haas 716

By |March 21st, 2023|

Dealer: WD Door
General Contractor: Morton Buildings
Sales Rep: Brad Wharff
Brand: Haas Garage Doors, LiftMaster
Location: Milo, IA
Models Installed: 3 Haas 716 Doors, 2 LiftMaster Dual Trolley Operators (T101L5 & T751L5), 1 LiftMaster Jackshaft Operator (J501L5).

Morton Buildings hired

Get Started Automating Your Home—A Beginner’s Guide to MyQ Technology

By |November 2nd, 2022|

Home automation is all the rage these days. If you’re ready to jump on the bandwagon, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ll walk you through how to begin your home automation journey with

Give Your Home the Ultimate Curb Appeal with Aluminum 360 Garage Doors

By |October 11th, 2022|

Dealer: WD Door
General Contractor: MC Custom Homes
Brand: Haas Garage Doors
Location: Urbandale, Iowa
Models Installed: 2 Haas 360 Aluminum Glass Doors

Warehouse Receives 15 Overhead Dock Doors

By |September 26th, 2022|

Dealer: WD Door
General Contractor: Ryan Companies
For: Chapman Warehouse
Brand: Blue Giant, Wayne Dalton, LiftMaster
Location: Ankeny, IA
Models Installed: Blue Giant Mechanical Dock Levelers (MU7008-35-MX), Blue Giant Dock Seals (BG200V-222), LiftMaster Motor Operators

Questions You Need to Answer Before Hiring a Garage Door Repair Company

By |August 26th, 2022|

Before hiring an individual or company to repair your garage door, you need to do your research. Ask the following questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy, professional business

Warning Signs that a Garage Door Repairman Can’t Be Trusted

By |February 6th, 2022|

Unfortunately, some people in the garage door industry are willing to take advantage of unsuspecting home and business owners. Many of them are professional scammers and know just what to say and do to fool the uneducated. They

What You Should Know About Light Curtains and Commercial Garage Door Safety

By |November 18th, 2021|

We would love for everyone to be safety-conscious at work, but we know the reality. When it is time to head home, everyone is running around looking to leave. Safety isn’t the first thing on

5 Emergencies Your WiFi-Powered Garage Door Opener Can Save You From

By |June 28th, 2019|

When you take advantage of home automation and myQ technology, there are a number of situations you no longer have to worry about. MyQ technology from LiftMaster gives you complete control over your garage and

What General Maintenance Should I Plan for My Garage Door System?

By |April 5th, 2019|

You use your garage door every day, often multiple times. To keep it in working order, it’s important to plan regular maintenance on your system. While you should leave some repairs to the pros, there

How Can I Increase the Value of My Home with a New Garage Door?

By |March 5th, 2019|

Everyone knows that if you want to add value to your home you…wait, what? Yes, that’s right. According to the 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, an upscale garage door replacement increases home value

How Can I Increase the Lifespan of My Garage Door System?

By |January 22nd, 2019|

You use your garage door every day, and after a while, it can start to take a toll on your system. While it’s impossible to completely protect your door from wear and tear, there are

What to Know Before Speaking with a Commercial Door Salesperson

By |August 9th, 2018|

A garage door can greatly impact the efficiency and effectiveness of your business. Whether you’re preparing to purchase your first commercial door or you’re getting ready to update your existing doors, there are a few

Garage Door Spotlight—Model 9405 Carriage House Steel

By |July 12th, 2018|

WD Door carries some of the finest garage doors on the market. Today, we’re spotlighting Model 9405 of Wayne Dalton’s carriage house Steel line. Its traditional design, low maintenance needs, and energy efficiency make it

Common Questions for Garage Door Dealers (and Answers for Customers)

By |June 12th, 2018|

Are you preparing to purchase a new garage door? Whether you’re concerned about upkeep or unsure of what material to choose, a garage door dealer can answer any questions you might have.

Overhead Door Solutions for Your Agricultural Building

By |April 10th, 2018|

Your agricultural buildings hold important goods: your livestock, harvest, and equipment. It’s important to protect them. You don’t build the walls of your agricultural building out of flimsy, unreliable materials, so don’t weaken the structure

The Rundown: Wayne Dalton Thermospan Insulated Sectional Steel Doors

By |March 29th, 2018|

If you own a business with commercial-sized garage doors and aren’t taking advantage of Wayne Dalton’s Thermospan insulated sectional steel doors, then you’re missing out on the industry’s newest technology, which can cut your energy

New Year, New Garage Door: How to Increase Your Home’s Value

By |February 2nd, 2018|

Home remodeling is at the top of many “to-do” lists for 2018—for good reason. Various home improvements result in a significant return on investment and not only add value to your home, but also improve

How to Protect Yourself from Garage Door Repair Scams

By |January 24th, 2018|

Garage doors, much like many other modern amenities, are a fantastic addition to everyday life—that is, as long as they’re functioning properly. When your garage door needs repair, it’s easy to reach out to the

Garage Door Repair Tips & Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know

By |January 10th, 2018|

As you approach your home with a carload of groceries, you press the button to raise your garage door. Nothing happens. You press it a few more times, frustrated, but still nothing. Before you call

Get Organized! Stellar Storage Solutions for the Garage

By |October 17th, 2017|

Is your garage packed with so many miscellaneous items that you don’t even know what you have in there? For many busy families, garages become drop zones for random items they can’t find space for inside

Your Suite of LiftMaster Smart Products for the Garage

By |October 4th, 2017|

It seems like almost everything is getting smarter these days—the garage included. Companies like LiftMaster are releasing new technology and improving their products every year.

For many of us, the garage is the

How to Identify a Garage Door Repair Scammer Before You Get Scammed

By |August 29th, 2017|

Are you hesitant to hire a garage door company to repair your door or operator? Maybe you’ve been scammed before or you know someone else who has. Unfortunately, garage door repair scams happen more often

Is Your Garage Ready for Summer Storms?

By |June 27th, 2017|

If you live in Iowa, or elsewhere in the Midwest, you’ve most likely experienced a power outage due to a violent storm at some point. When your electricity goes out, you lose more than the

Wayne Dalton Scores High Quality Rating in Builder Brand Use Study

By |April 26th, 2017|

Every year, Builder Magazine conducts the in-depth Builder Brand Use Study, where they research building product brands and manufacturers throughout the country, ranking them according to which brands builders

Beware of “Bad Bob!” How to Hire an Honest Garage Door Repair Company

By |February 15th, 2017|

It’s always better to be safe than sorry when hiring a company to do any type of repair work on your home. Garage door repairs are no different. Here’s how to avoid hiring “Bad Bob,”

What’s the Best Type of Garage Door for Me If I Live in Iowa?

By |January 27th, 2017|

This is a great question! In Iowa, we often experience cold, snow, ice, and dry air in the winters and hot, humid weather, and strong winds in the summers. Our climate can vary greatly, sometimes

Unsurpassed Quality & Craftsmanship by Haas Door Company

By |December 30th, 2016|

Haas Door Company is a family-owned and operated garage door manufacturing business located in Northwest Ohio. The Haas Door family is dedicated to unsurpassed quality and craftsmanship and focuses on hiring quality

Facts You Don’t (But Should) Know About Your Garage Door

By |December 23rd, 2016|

The following statements may, at first glance, seem obvious to you, or you may not think they’re important. Our professional advice, however, is to heed the warnings and tips in this post. Many home and business owners

Is Your Garage Door Acting Funny? Don’t Brush It Off!

By |October 10th, 2016|

If your garage door is misbehaving and you don’t know why, don’t brush it off, regardless of how small the problem may currently seem. Do a little investigative work to try to pinpoint the problem

Experiment with the New Wayne Dalton Garage Door Design Center!

By |September 9th, 2016|

If you’re thinking about updating your garage door to increase curb appeal and the value of your home, use Wayne Dalton’s new design center to design a door that complements your home. With the new

What You Should (But Probably Don’t) Know About Buying a Garage Door

By |August 5th, 2016|

When buying a new garage door for your home or business, you probably think about the look and style you want, the cost, and finding a dealer that can conveniently install it for you. These