An Iowa Garage Door Blog
9 Clever Home and Garage Door Safety Tips
It’s June again, which is Garage Door Safety Month! We’ve compiled a list of clever safety measures you can take to deter burglars from breaking into your garage or home. Burglary is one
Delden Garage Doors Merges with WD Door
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
Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Your Garage FUN for the Whole Family!
You may be thinking, how on earth would I ever be able to wrangle the family together to help clean out the garage!? The idea that they might actually enjoy
Simple Spring Garage Door Maintenance Tasks for Homeowners
With the changing weather and heavy rains we’ve been experiencing this spring, it’s important to make sure we take care of our garage door systems and make small repairs as needed to keep them running
Garage Door Springs vs. Cables
Cables and springs are some of the most important components of a garage door system. Today, we’ll give you an overview of what they are, how they work, and why you shouldn’t attempt to repair
Up To $1000 Rebate on Wayne Dalton Doors!
Now is the time to take advantage of Wanye Dalton’s limited-time promotion! With the purchase of a select Wayne Dalton garage door and any eligible Genie opener, you could get a rebate of up to
Achieve a Sonoma Style with Wayne Dalton 8500
Dealer: WD Door, Home of Doors by George
Contractor: Residential Homeowner
Location: Marion, Iowa
Brand: Wayne Dalton
Models Installed: Wayne Dalton 8500 Sonoma Model
WD Door, Home of Doors by George, was hired by a residential homeowner in Marion to
Enhance your Commercial Building with Haas 716
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
Help! My Garage Door Spring is Broken!
Fixing your broken garage door spring can be a costly repair to make. However, it’s something that everyone has to deal with eventually. Garage door springs don’t last forever, although you will find that properly
Problems Your Garage Door May Face This Winter
It’s difficult enough to get moving on a cold, blustery winter morning in Iowa without anything going wrong. A garage door that becomes sluggish or stops running when you need to leave the house can
5 Tips for Keeping Your Garage Clean This Winter
Winter in Iowa can quickly turn a neat, clean garage into a huge, dirty, salty mess. Here are several ideas to help you winterize your garage to help protect your floors and vehicles and prevent
4 Ways Winter Impacts Your Garage Door
Winter in Iowa can wreak havoc on your skin and even cause your car to rust due to the amount of salt on the roads. It can also take a toll on your home, including
An Interview with CEO Tanner Kinzler
As you may know, WD Door merged with Kinzler Construction Services earlier this year. President & CEO Tanner Kinzler was featured in the December issue of BUILD Des Moines magazine, talking about ways our employee
Take Advantage of this Flash Sale
For a limited time, get up to 50% off select overstock residential garage doors! Colors and sizes vary. These amazing deals won’t last long – contact Kody for details! (email@example.com /
Is Your Garage Door Ready for Winter?
Fall is officially here! It’s time to start thinking about preparing our homes for the colder weather. Before temperatures really drop and it gets too cold to spend time outdoors, you should perform a few
Get Started Automating Your Home—A Beginner’s Guide to MyQ Technology
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
Types of Garage Door Openers
It’s natural for the pieces and parts that make up your garage door system to have some wear and tear over the years. You’ll most likely need to replace these components as time goes by,
What Style of Garage Door Complements My House?
Your home is a visual representation of your personality. Whether it’s a traditional colonial, a modern bungalow, or a rustic lodge, you’ve worked hard to develop your home’s style. When it comes to the exterior
6 Reasons to Install a New Garage Door This Year
You use it every day. It protects your car; it stores your holiday decorations; it’s the grand entrance into your home. There are plenty of reasons to install a new garage door this year, but
700 Series Gives Marion Home Amazing Curb Appeal
Dealer: WD Door
Contractor: Residential Homeowner
Location: Marion, Iowa
Brand: Haas Garage Doors & LiftMaster
Models Installed: 16×7 and 9×7, Haas 710CPE. 2 LiftMaster
Give Your Home the Ultimate Curb Appeal with Aluminum 360 Garage Doors
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
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
How to Keep Wind and Rain Out of Your Garage
Does water seep into your garage when it rains, or does cold wind blow through the cracks of your garage door, making your garage and home drafty and uncomfortable? Today, we’ll discuss several ways to
3 Things You and Your Garage Door Should NEVER Do Together
If your relationship with your garage door has recently become complicated and you’re not sure what to do, take our advice and hand over the reigns to the professionals. Garage doors are complicated and dangerous
How Can I Increase the Lifespan of My Garage Door Operator?
You use your garage door every day, so it makes sense that you’d want the operator to last as long as possible. While you can’t extend its life forever, you can take practical steps to
Questions You Need to Answer Before Hiring a Garage Door Repair Company
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
Garage Door Damage Horror Stories
Many homeowners use their garage as their home’s main entry and exit. This means the garage door is opened and closed practically every day, probably more than once. With this kind of usage, the garage
8 Signs Your Broken Garage Door Needs to Be Replaced
Do you have an old, damaged, or broken garage door? Maybe you’ve been considering either replacing or repairing your door for a while but are unsure which would achieve the best and most cost-effective results.
Warning Signs that a Garage Door Repairman Can’t Be Trusted
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
WD Door and Kinzler Construction Services Announce Merger
Family and Employee-Owned
WD Door is pleased to announce our merger with Kinzler Construction Services. As you may already know, Kinzler Construction Services is a family and
6 Garage Door Security Tips
We all know to lock our doors and windows at night, but what about your garage door? Is your home really as secure as you think? Is the convenience of a traditional remote-operated garage door
What You Should Know About Light Curtains and Commercial Garage Door Safety
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
Is Insulating A Commercial Overhead Door Worth It?
If your commercial garage door is damaged, worn out, or just old, it may be time to replace it. If so, consider purchasing an insulated garage door that has multiple layers! Did you know that
Chain vs Belt Drive: Which Is Better?
There are a lot of things to consider when replacing your home’s garage door: your budget, what material you should choose, insulation, window design, and more. That alone can be overwhelming, but the list becomes
Is It Time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener?
Just like garage doors, garage door openers can last for 10–15 years when properly maintained. But, just like with anything used on a regular basis, garage door openers and the
Is It Time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener?
Just like garage doors, garage door openers can last for 10–15 years when properly maintained. But, just like with anything used on a regular basis, garage door openers and the remotes that go
4 Things to Know About High Lift Garage Doors
Your garage door system doesn’t have to limit the way you use your garage space! If you’d like to maximize the amount of usable space in your garage, a high lift system may be the
Are Energy Efficient Garage Doors Worth the Investment?
As the cold Midwest winter approaches, it is time to prepare your home. Heating your house throughout the next several chilly months can be costly, but luckily, there are ways to increase the energy efficiency
3 Rules to Follow for Your Garage Door System
If you want to get the most out of your garage door system, there are some basics that you just have to know. Follow these simple rules to maximize your system’s potential. You don’t have to
Anatomy of a Garage Door: Materials
Updating your old garage door is an easy way to instantly up your home’s curb appeal. But choosing a new garage door isn’t as easy as it may seem. There are several
Is it Safe to Use a Dented Garage Door?
The August derecho left much of Iowa in a state of disarray, causing lengthy recovery efforts in numerous communities. If you who suffered damage to your home, you may be wondering what
How to Open Your Garage Door When the Power Goes Out
If you’ve lived in the Midwest long enough, you’ll come to understand that the weather can be temperamental. Storms can pop up in an instant and can potentially leave citizens without power.
Just because the power
4 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Garage Door
Your garage door is one of the commonly used entrances and exits to your home, most likely being opened and closed multiple times a day. This much activity can cause wear and tear, which can
4 Tips to Prepare Your Garage for Summer
It’s hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner! While a break from the cold may be nice, warmer weather tends to be hard on your home—especially your garage door. Heat gets trapped
Opening the Door for First Responders
The COVID-19 pandemic is at the top of everyone’s mind right now, as we navigate our way through stay-at-home orders, the closing of various businesses and schools, new at-home workspaces or classrooms,
5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Spring is just around the corner, and if you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now is the time to prepare! Remodeling the inside of your house is important to the process, but don’t forget
Are Wood Garage Doors Harder to Maintain?
There is plenty to consider when choosing a new garage door: budget, security, materials, and the style of your home, just to name a few. If you are looking to upgrade the classic look of
5 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Garage Door
You must consider several things when making any home improvement decision, and selecting a garage door is no different. Learning everything you can about the options available to you allows you to make a decision
3 Ways MyQ Technology Makes Your Life Easier
It seems like there is an app for everything now, and your garage is no exception. MyQ technology allows you to operate your garage system at any time from anywhere, as long
How Does a Garage Door Opener Work?
Your home’s garage door operating system is composed of several different pieces and parts that all work together to open and close your door every day, probably multiple times a day. Just one click of
Best-Selling Garage Doors in the Midwest
In temperamental Midwest weather, you want your garage door to protect your home from the elements while reflecting your personal taste. Our list of top-selling garage doors can help you choose a practical door while
Don’t Try This at Home: Garage Door Edition
When issues arise with your home, it can be satisfying to be the one to research and implement solutions. Many people have become do-it-yourself (DIY) experts in the last several years, and completing certain projects
Garage Door Issues? It Could be a Broken Spring.
Your overhead garage door weighs hundreds of pounds. It makes sense that various components of the system would wear down or suffer damage as the years go by. The door’s springs are responsible for offsetting
How to Tell If Your Garage Door Springs Are Broken
Your overhead garage door is used multiple times a day for years. With that kind of consistent use, it’s natural for things to get worn down and eventually break. For instance, your garage springs are
Fiberglass vs. Steel Garage Doors—How Do I Choose?
There are several components to consider when installing a new garage door. The new door needs to complement the look of your home, enhance its curb appeal, and last for years to come. You’ve narrowed
5 Emergencies Your WiFi-Powered Garage Door Opener Can Save You From
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 Garage Door Repairs Are Dangerous?
There are plenty of garage door repairs you can make as a homeowner, but others should definitely be left to the pros. Knowing your limits and being aware of potential repair challenges
What to Do If Your Garage Door Spring Is Broken
Your garage door system relies on a number of moving parts to operate correctly. If any one of those key pieces is broken, it’s likely that your door won’t open or close. This is especially
Can I Install My Own Garage Door?
Garage doors have become necessary amenities in our everyday lives, but unfortunately, they don’t last forever. When it comes time to replace your garage door, you may be tempted to save money
What Is the Average Lifespan of a Garage Door Operator?
Your garage door system works with many different parts, and one of the most important is the operator. While there’s no way to know for sure how long your opener will last, you can prolong
What General Maintenance Should I Plan for My Garage Door System?
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 to Use Your Garage Door in an Emergency
Whether it’s from a crazy winter ice storm or the turbulent winds of tornado season, you’re bound to lose power to your home at some point. Don’t let an outage leave you and your family
How Can I Increase the Value of My Home with a New Garage Door?
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
Key for Garage with Amazon Prime and myQ Technology
MyQ technology and Amazon are teaming up to offer a brand new feature for your garage system. Check out the basics on Key for Garage and learn how your MyQ system can
Pros and Cons of Investing in MyQ Technology
By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about myQ technology. It’s a smart system that allows you to monitor and control elements of your garage from anywhere. If you’re considering implementing myQ technology in your
How Can I Increase the Lifespan of My Garage Door System?
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 Is R-Value in Garage Doors?
As the new year approaches, it’s time to consider those household projects you’ve been putting off. If it’s time to replace your garage door, you’ve probably encountered the term R-value. What exactly
Does an Insulated Garage Door Make a Difference in Iowa?
With winter upon us, it’s hard not to notice the rise in your energy bill. Iowa’s cold temperatures, chilling winds, and snowy months can take a serious toll on your home—including your
What is the Average Lifespan of a Garage Door?
You know the life expectancy of your water heater and your roof, but what about your garage door? Just like any other part of your home, your garage door requires regular maintenance and repair. At
3 Things to Consider When Picking Out Garage Door Windows
Your garage door makes up a significant portion of your home’s exterior. Windows can add elegance and flair to your garage door’s design. Before you select windows for your garage door, here
5 Garage Repairs That Shouldn’t Stress You Out
A garage door malfunction is no fun, but not all garage-related repairs have to be a major undertaking. Here’s how to identify and address five different repairs in your garage and on
Types of Fire Doors
Fire doors are manufactured for safety, but they can also contribute to your business’ efficiency, productivity, and usability. There are several fire doors on the market, each with its benefits and applications. If you’re a
What is My Garage Door Made Of?
Whether you’re in search of a new door or you’re just curious about your existing system, it’s helpful to know what your garage door is made of. Garage doors come in a
What Are Fire Doors Made Of?
If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably heard the term “fire door” tossed around before. Fire doors are excellent additions to any building and can improve your company’s overall fire safety. What exactly is a
Is a Wi-Fi Powered Operator Right for My Family?
There’s a lot of buzz about Wi-Fi compatible garage door openers. If you’ve never used smart technology in your home, a Wi-Fi powered operator may seem a little daunting. In reality, it can be a
How to Release Your Garage Door in an Emergency
Power outages might leave you in the dark, but they don’t have to leave you stranded. Natural disasters are leaving homeowners across the nation without power. With fall thunderstorms, ice, and snow
4 Things to Consider for Your Loading Dock
Loading docks are excellent ways to increase the efficiency, productivity, and output of your business. To get the most out of your loading dock, it’s important to consider all aspects of its design to ensure
Commercial Garage Door Options
As a business owner, you’re well-versed in the art of options. You have options when it comes to your payroll system, your lobby furniture, and even the snacks in the break room. Did you know
How to Test Your Rolling Steel Fire Door
Safety is of the utmost importance in the work environment. Keep your employees, building, and business safe by conducting an annual rolling steel fire door drop test with the help of a garage door professional.
How to Reprogram Your Genie Garage Door Remote
Reprogramming your Genie garage door remote doesn’t have to be difficult! With a few simple steps, you’ll have your system programmed for maximum convenience and usability. Try it for yourself!
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How to Choose a New Garage Door
We get it. It’s hard to get excited about choosing a new garage door. For starters, how do you even begin? Fortunately, you no longer have to walk blindly into a showroom or spend hours
What to Expect When Working with WD Door
Whether you’ve been using commercial garage doors in your business for years or you’re brand new to the overhead door game, it’s important to find a reliable, knowledgeable garage door company to work with. If
What to Know Before Speaking with a Commercial Door Salesperson
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
What Is a Smart Door and What Features Does It Have?
Everywhere you look, there’s a new smart product. There are smartphones and smart cars and smart appliances and now…smart doors? You heard it right, folks. What used to be a creaky slab of metal is
Make Your Garage a Smart Garage
Smart technology is on the rise—even for your garage door operator! Many mainstream garage door system manufacturers have adapted their models to work compatibly with other staple technology features like Wi-Fi and smartphones; LiftMaster is
LED Bulbs to Use in Your Garage Door Opener
With the decline of the incandescent bulb, it’s no surprise that homeowners are searching for alternative light bulbs for their homes—including the garage door opener. Not all bulbs are equal; certain models are best suited
Garage Door Spotlight—Model 9405 Carriage House Steel
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
Battery Backup System for Summer Storms—Don’t Get Trapped!
Summer is here, and with it comes the potential for storms. With the increased chance of a power outage and damage to your garage door, it’s time to take precautionary measures. Don’t
Top Wood Garage Door Alternatives
If you love the look of wood garage doors but don’t love the price tag or the required maintenance, this is the article for you! Advances in garage door materials make it possible for homeowners
Commercial Applications for Aluminum Full-View Doors
Aluminum full-view doors can make great additions to a wide variety of home exterior designs, but that’s not where their value stops. Aluminum full-view doors have a number of useful applications in
Common Questions for Garage Door Dealers (and Answers for Customers)
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.
Advanced Performance Rolling Doors that Work for You
Commercial garage doors help you run your business at maximum capacity. Whether you’re new to the commercial garage door game or you’re an old pro looking to take advantage of the best doors on the
Unconventional Ways to Utilize Your Garage Space
Your garage has valuable floor space; don’t let it go to waste! If you don’t plan on storing your vehicles in your garage, you have plenty of other options. These creative ideas will get you
LiftMaster Commercial Operators for Rolling & Sectional Doors
If your business relies on the accessibility, durability, and usability of a commercial garage door, then you know that a company is only as reliable as its garage door system. Whether you’re a commercial door
Summer Weather Can Take a Toll on Your Garage Door
Spring has sprung, which means summer is just around the corner. While you might be looking forward to beach days, hamburgers on the grill, and lemonade, summer also yields some less-than-ideal conditions for your garage
Fun Summer Commercial Garage Door Uses
If you’re looking for a fun way to dress up your commercial property, consider investing in an ever-glamorous garage door! You may be wondering how it’s possible to incorporate a garage door in your business…or
Take Your Spring Cleaning Out to the Driveway
You’ve cleaned out your closets, organized the desk drawer, and even washed your curtains, but it’s time to take your spring cleaning outside—to the driveway! Not sure how? Follow these quick tricks to get ready
Safety Tips for Your Industrial Garage Door
Your industrial garage door is a helpful asset to the inner workings of your business. Commercial doors provide increased usability, security, and functionality. Unfortunately, a commercial door can also pose a safety
Hit Your Garage Door? Don’t Blame the Backup Camera!
Good news! If you’ve hit your garage door with your car, you’re not alone. The garage door hit-and-stun is becoming a reoccurring theme throughout the garage door repair industry. Okay, so maybe that’s not such
Overhead Door Solutions for Your Agricultural Building
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
Is Your Garage Door Track Bent? Here’s What to Do
Your garage door is an important part of your day-to-day routine, so it’s important to keep it in tip-top shape. If you think your garage door track may be bent, it’s important to address the
The Rundown: Wayne Dalton Thermospan Insulated Sectional Steel Doors
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
WD Door’s Quick Residential Garage Door Guide
With spring just around the corner, there’s never been a better time for you to update your garage door! The curb appeal of your home matters and your garage door likely
Product Spotlight: LiftMaster 8500W—Wall-Mount Garage Door Opener
Your garage door is one of the most used features of your home. Keep it up to date with LiftMaster’s newest wall-mount technology, the 8500W garage door opener. Complete with DC battery
Why to Consider a Commercial Door Preventive Maintenance Program
Just as having your oil changed helps your car run smoothly and having your teeth cleaned helps keep your mouth healthy, regularly scheduled maintenance on your garage door can improve its life and performance. A
Can I Use Old Garage Door Tracks for a New Garage Door?
It’s time to replace your garage door, but you’re debating whether to keep the tracks from your old garage system. From a novice’s perspective, keeping the track seems like an easy way
5 Tips for Reducing Your Garage Door Repair Costs
Your garage experiences some of the heaviest traffic in your home, so a little wear and tear are to be expected over time; however, a few simple practices will help you maintain your garage door
Should I Repair My Own Garage Door?
Thanks to the vast amount of information available to us on the internet, many home repair projects have turned into fairly simple DIYs. From painting your cabinets to installing new landscaping, there are plenty of
Garage Door Installation Technician FAQ: The Basics
In this quick guide, we’ll explain how and when to obtain a garage door estimate and how to calculate different measurements inside your garage before a consultation. We’ll also share important facts
New Year, New Garage Door: How to Increase Your Home’s Value
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
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
European vs. American Garage Doors
From the earliest chariot racers to today’s modern luxury collectors, it’s been vital to have a safe and secure place to store your vehicles. Whether your garage is attached, detached, or underground, your choice of
Garage Door Repair Tips & Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know
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
Let the Light Shine in with Luminous Glass Garage Doors
These days, more and more residential and commercial buildings are opening up their floor plans and filling their spaces with light. One cool new way to enhance your home or business’s light, the
Creative Ways to Decorate Your Garage Door for the Holidays
The garage can be a focal point of your home, especially during the holiday season! Here are some ideas for dressing up your garage door to make your home stand out in your neighborhood this
What You Should Know Before Your Garage Door Consultation
Do you want to replace your garage door? Before a garage door technician heads your way to install a new door, you’ll have a consultation with the business you plan
Basic Anatomy of a Garage Door (Part 2)
In Basic Anatomy of a Garage Door (Part 1), we defined various components—tracks, rollers, door panels, hinges, and the lock bar—and briefly described what each of them does. Today, we’re
Basic Anatomy of a Garage Door (Part 1)
Ever wonder how your garage door works or what individual components are called and what they do? Learning about the anatomy of your garage door may not be the most interesting discovery you make today,
Carriage House Wood—from the Barn to Your Garage
Are you in the process of building a new home? Maybe you’d like to customize your current house to add extra charm and character. If you’re looking for a way to make your home stand
Garage Doors That Add Contemporary Flair to Your Home
Does your home need a facelift? Have you considered installing a new garage door to help modernize your home? A garage door can truly change the overall look of your home, so it’s
Product Spotlight: LiftMaster’s Automatic Garage Door Lock
One of the easiest ways for burglars to break into your home and make a clean, quick getaway is through the garage. Thieves have gotten good at breaking into garages within a few seconds by
Get Organized! Stellar Storage Solutions for the Garage
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
Is a Steel Garage Door the Right Choice for Me?
When it comes to buying a new garage door, you have many options to consider—wood, fiberglass, aluminum, and more. Today, we’re going to cover the advantages of choosing a steel
Your Suite of LiftMaster Smart Products for the Garage
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
7 Things in Your Garage That Could Have Major Resale Value
Have you been looking for ways to make some extra cash lately? You might not have to look farther than your own garage. The following types of items might be worth quite a bit more
Garage Door Safety Tips for the Whole Family
Keep your family safe by keeping your garage safe! Follow these garage door safety tips to avoid mishaps and prevent damage and bodily harm.
1. Don’t race your garage door!
Most of us have run out of the garage
How to Identify a Garage Door Repair Scammer Before You Get Scammed
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
5 Ways to Update Your Garage This Summer
Are you looking for some new ways to improve the look, feel, and functionality of your home before the weather gets cold again? Here are some great ways to make your garage nicer, more energy
6 Smart, Creative Ways to Utilize Your Garage Space
A garage can mean different things to different people. Not everyone uses it only as a storage unit or place to keep the car safe from the elements. Maybe you’re looking for new
Creative Organizational Tricks to Use in the Garage
Is your garage a hot mess right now? Are you embarrassed to open your garage door, fearing you’ll expose a deep, dark secret? Maybe you’re afraid to open the door that leads from your home
Testing and Aligning Your Garage Door Photo Eye Sensors
The photo eyes (safety sensors) are located about six inches off the ground to the right and left of your garage door. One sensor sends a beam of light to the other. If this beam
How to Keep Your Garage Cooler During the Hot Iowa Summer
When you step out into your garage in the summer, do you feel like you’re almost suffocating due to the stifling heat trapped inside? Make it easier on your home’s AC and your lungs by
I Can’t Get My Garage Door to Close!
Owning a garage door has its ups and down, and sometimes the ups aren’t positive ones. If you attempt to close your garage door and it either doesn’t move or it pops back up before
Is Your Garage Ready for Summer Storms?
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
Get the Best ROI on Your Garage Door Replacement
It’s time to replace your garage door. You’ve put it off for as long as you could, and you’re finally giving in. Before you know it, you won’t have to listen to
Should I Epoxy-Coat My Garage Floor?
Whether you spend a lot of your time working out in the garage and you want a nice, professional-looking work zone or you simply want your garage to look and feel clean, adding epoxy to
9 Fast Facts About Your Garage Door
LiftMaster Mini Remote—the New Key to Your House!
How do you usually enter your home? Is it through the garage? That’s how most people enter their homes these days, which means your garage door remote is practically a key. The 374UT Mini
Wayne Dalton Doors Featured on TV Show Home Free
In 2016, Wayne Dalton was featured on the inspirational home-building TV show, Home Free. Chosen by FOX to be a part of the show, Wayne Dalton supplied and installed
Wayne Dalton Scores High Quality Rating in Builder Brand Use Study
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
How to Go Green in the Garage
Going green is about more than decreasing your negative impact on the earth. It’s about improving your own lifestyle and ridding your daily life of toxic or harmful materials and practices. By going green in
Flashback Friday: Wayne Dalton Featured on “STRONG”
In April of 2016, NBC premiered a new fitness competition called “STRONG,” and their state-of-the-art training facility features beautiful Wayne Dalton aluminum garage doors!
“STRONG” is a 10-episode series that
The Pros and Cons of Wooden Garage Doors
Let’s be honest. Wood garage doors can be drop-dead gorgeous. If you’re building a new home or remodeling and would like to update your garage door, you may have considered a classic
Garage Doors for Modern Homes in Des Moines
Are you looking for a clean, sleek, contemporary garage door to complement your home? You have several stunning options. Some types of garage doors don’t work well on modern-style homes, so it’s important to know
Top Outdoor Home Improvement Projects for 2017
Are you excited for the warm weather to return so you can get back outside and start on some home improvement projects? Today, we’re going to cover four outdoor projects that can offer a high return
How Your Garage Door Opener Works
You probably don’t think about how your garage door operates unless something goes wrong and you have to diagnose the problem. By understanding how the different components of your garage door system work together, however, you’ll
DIY Garage Conversion Ideas
If you want to add more living space to your home, but you don’t want to pay for an addition (or you don’t have the space for one), consider a garage conversion.
Is It Time to Replace My Garage Door?
Have you been wondering lately if it’s about time to replace your garage door? Sometimes, repairs can allow your door to run smoothly for many years to come. Other times, parts are just too worn down
Design a Beautiful Garage Door for Your Home
If you’re beginning to get spring fever, you may already be in the process of concocting ideas for home improvement projects you’d like to undertake this year. Is a new garage door on the list? Your garage door
Beware of “Bad Bob!” How to Hire an Honest Garage Door Repair Company
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,”
Why Does My Garage Door Get Stuck When It’s Cold?
Throughout the winter, you may experience problems with your garage door system due to cold temperatures. Maybe your garage door is stuck, makes too much noise while operating, or has trouble opening and closing. These
How to Keep Your Garage Door Quiet
A squeaky, screechy garage door can sometimes be enough to drive you crazy, interrupting sleep, conversation, or peace and quiet. Garage door systems are composed of many pieces that must work together to operate properly.
What’s the Best Type of Garage Door for Me If I Live in Iowa?
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
When Is the Best Time of Year to Replace My Garage Door?
Does your garage door need to be replaced? If so, it’s important to know when the best time of year is to schedule the installation. Some seasons are better than others for working conditions and
My Garage Door Is Frozen Shut!
You pull into your driveway at 6 pm after a long day at work and push the button on your garage door remote to pull the car into the garage. There’s a problem. Your garage
Unsurpassed Quality & Craftsmanship by Haas Door Company
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
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
8 Garage Door Myths BUSTED
As we all know, you can’t believe everything you hear or read online. You use your garage door every day, so it’s important to understand the basics of how your system operates and how to take
All I Want for Christmas Is a New Garage Door
If your garage door is old, worn down, outdated, or doesn’t work anymore, it’s time to look into buying a new one. Installing a new garage door can increase the resale value of your home,
How to Hang Christmas Lights on Your Garage
Tis the season! Many of your neighbors probably already have their Christmas lights set up. If your house is one of the few sad-looking homes left on the street, it’s time to get out the ladder,
Garage Door Showdown: Fiberglass vs. Steel
If you’re thinking about installing a new garage door or replacing your old one, you’ve probably discovered that you have several options. Not only that, you have several good options, but which one is best
Why Should a Professional Install My Garage Door?
How to Get Your Garage Fixed Up & Organized Before Winter
Pretty soon it will be way too cold in Iowa to do any outside work without being absolutely miserable while doing it! Before we get to that point, heed the following tips so you can
Innovative Ideas for Commercial Garage Door Utilization
Garage doors can be used for more than simply keeping your vehicles safe inside your garage or for common commercial business applications. Here are several places where commercial garage doors can be
How to Insulate Your Garage for the Winter
The largest opening in the home is often overlooked, but neglecting your garage can end up costing you. If your garage isn’t prepared for winter and it’s connected to your house, it can make your home
Is Your Garage Door Acting Funny? Don’t Brush It Off!
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
How to Choose Windows for Your Garage Door
Have you been considering a garage door remodel or new installation? Whether you’re going to replace your garage door or make updates to your current one, consider windows to add style and light to your garage. Picking
Your Fall Garage Door Maintenance Guide
Summer’s coming to an end. As we prepare for the colder weather and pull out the pumpkins and warm apple cider, it’s important to make sure our homes are ready for the changing conditions as well.
Genie’s New LED Bulb for Garage Door Openers
Many common LED and CFL bulbs interfere with the range of garage door opener remotes. Maybe you’ve experienced this problem with your own remote and know how frustrating it can be. With Genie’s
Experiment with the New Wayne Dalton Garage Door Design Center!
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
3 Garage Door Mistakes Many People Make
Most homeowners make at least one of three common mistakes. If you’re among them, it’s time to make a change! Doing so can save you a lot of money and prevent many accidents.
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The History of Garage Doors in the U.S.
Have you ever wondered what the first garage door was like, who invented it, or when it became commonplace? It’s interesting to look into the past of something we use every day
Is Repairing Your Garage Door a Viable DIY Project?
Some would rather get out of the toolbox and try their hand at repairing their broken garage door than pay a garage door technician to do the job. At first glance, it
What Type of Commercial Garage Door Is Best for Your Business?
Are you on the hunt for a new commercial garage door but unsure what type would be the best fit for your business? Here are several common garage door applications for various types
Dub Hub Spotlight for August: Kenny Wilson
This month we are highlighting Kenny Wilson, one of our main residential garage door installers. He started working for us in September of 2015. Despite being relatively new to WD Door, Kenny has
What You Should (But Probably Don’t) Know About Buying a Garage Door
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
10 Things You Should Never Store in Your Garage
If you’re thinking about storing any of the following items (or you’re currently storing them) in your garage, think again! These 10 items should never be kept in the garage for long periods of time,
My Teenager Ran Into My Garage Door!
Whether your teen actually ran into your garage door or you’re using him or her as a decoy to avoid humiliation, you’ve come to the right place. Believe it or not, this happens often. Maybe
Carriage House Door Company Releases 2016 Modern Garage Door Line!
Carriage House Door recently released a beautiful new lineup of contemporary garage doors. Read on to find out if a modern garage door is right for you, and be sure to take a look at the
Our July Dub Hub Spotlight is on… Merle Pottorff!
This month we are highlighting Merle Pottorff, one of WD Door’s main residential garage door service technicians. He started working for WD Door in Des Moines back in December 2005. His strong work ethic,
Help! My Garage Door Is Stuck Open!
Does your garage door seem to be jammed? There are several reasons this could have happened. The answer may be simple and easy to fix, or there may be a larger underlying problem with your
The Story of Wayne Dalton
Have you ever wondered how Wayne Dalton got started and how it grew into what it is today? Without Wayne Dalton, WD Door wouldn’t exist, so we want to share a little bit of the history of the
How Do I Know If a Garage Door Repairman Can Be Trusted?
If you’ve ever been scammed by a sketchy repair person, you may be hesitant to hire someone again to do a similar job. This is understandable; however, there are ways to see
Des Moines’ Most Common Garage Door Repair Requests
Garage doors can last for a long time, but nothing lasts forever. Eventually, your door will wear out, or something will happen that causes it to become damaged or break down. Here are some of
Could Your Des Moines Business Use a High Speed Garage Door?
Do you have a commercial business that could benefit from installing high speed garage doors? If you don’t know if this type of door is right for you, keep reading, and you’ll
Don’t Take Chances When It Comes to Your Garage Door
It’s National Garage Door Safety Month, so we thought we’d cover some important garage door safety measures you should take and share some of our expert tips. According to LiftMaster, 1 in 15 garages
Biggest Garage Door Trends This Year
Home improvement has been trending up for years, and this year, homeowners are still striving to increase the value and curb appeal of their homes. One simple and
How to Pick a New Garage Door
If you’re in the market for a new garage door in Des Moines but don’t know where to begin with all the choices out there, read on. I’ll show you an amazing
Your Monthly Garage Door Maintenance Guide
Winter is long gone in Iowa, and summer will be here before we know it. Spring is the perfect time to perform home maintenance on your garage door to make sure it’s
Steve Tesser – Des Moines Residential Garage Door Installation
This month we are highlighting Steve Tesser, one of our residential garage door installers. He started working for WD Door in Des Moines back in August 2011. He went from a residential assistant
How to Have the Best Garage Sale on the Block
What’s your first thought when your neighbor, friend, or significant other asks you to help organize a garage sale? Maybe it excites you, stresses you out, or even terrifies you a little bit.
How Does Our “Free Estimate” Process Work?
How Does Our “Free Estimate” Process Work?
You probably hear the terms “free estimate” and “free quote” all the time, but have you ever wondered how they actually work? What goes
Get Your Rolling Steel Fire Door Tested
If your commercial building has a rolling fire door, NFPA 80 and Model Codes require that it be tested and inspected. During the inspection, doors must demonstrate proper operation, full closure,
Is My Garage Door Broken Beyond Repair?
As a homeowner, you must make many decisions about home maintenance and upkeep. One such choice is whether to repair or replace your broken garage
Dub Hub Spotlight: Ryan Spooner – Garage Door Installation
This month we are highlighting Ryan, our residential salesperson. He started working for WD Door in March of 2005 in our Central Iowa residential garage door installation department as a helper to one
How to Connect Your Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener to the Internet
You’re down in Mexico for a week-long, carefree vacation when a nagging thought disturbs your serenity: “Did I forget to close my garage door?” Instead of panicking, you pull out your cell phone and open your
Spring Cleaning Your Garage—It’s Time!
Can you fit vehicles, bicycles, tools, toys, lawn mowers, and whatever else you have into your garage, leaving clear walking paths that safely lead to the door to your house? If not, you may need
Breaking News from American Tradition
On March 21, 2016, Haas Door released two new options for American Tradition Series steel garage doors: 4- and 8- pane windows, available in either square or arch-style designs. In addition to
Could My Business Benefit from Installing Aluminum Sectional Doors?
If your business or commercial space needs a garage door, take a look at an aluminum sectional door system. These doors are strong, durable, and functional, and they give your space a clean, modern look.
Does Your Garage Door Pass the Test?
Spring is right around the corner! It’s an exciting time. The weather is getting nicer, the birds are returning north, and everyone is starting to spend more time outdoors. As you head outside to breathe
Des Moines Garage Doors Dub Hub Spotlight: Petr Grunt
This month’s spotlight is on Petr, one of our commercial installers. He’s worked at WD Door for garage door repair and installation for 10 years.
He started in residential garage door installation and quickly
5 Superb Reasons to Update Your Garage Door This Spring
Have you been debating whether to replace your garage door soon or put it off another year or two? Spring is a great time to get your garage door inspected, repaired, or, if necessary, replaced. Is it
Is a Steel Door Right for My Business?
Steel doors are some of the toughest doors available. They’re durable, reliable, sturdy, strong, and low maintenance. They’re also some of the most energy-efficient doors on the market. Many of them come with added
Is My Garage Door Spring Broken? 5 Facts
We receive all sorts of calls about garage doors in across the state of Iowa where people are running their doors with a broken springs. People don’t know where the spring is located, let alone
Why Should I Consider a Wood Garage Door?
Why Should I Consider a Wood Garage Door?
Have you ever seen a real wood garage door up close? They’re naturally beautiful and can make a home feel warm and inviting. When designed and installed properly, a wooden garage
Help! My Garage Door Came off Its Track!
Whether your door is currently off its track or you’re reading this post because you’d like to know what to do in case it ever happens, you’ve come to the right place. An “off-track” door
What Kind of ROI Does Garage Door Replacement Offer?
If your home is starting to show signs of age, replacing your garage door is an upgrade to consider. A garage door upgrade can improve your home’s curb appeal, increase its energy
How to Replace Your Garage Door Remote Battery
Several different brands and types of garage door openers are available, and with them come a variety of wireless, handheld remote controls. Whether yours is LiftMaster, Genie, or another brand, you’ll likely go through a process
Steel Garage Doors Offer Many Benefits to Homeowners
Numerous types of garage doors flood the market. It’s up to you to sift through and find the one that’s right for you when it comes time to update your garage door. We’re here to make the
Reasons to Replace your Garage Door Opener
Garage door openers typically last 10-15 years before they get worn out or break down. Some may last longer, while others won’t last nearly that long. It all depends on how well you
The Ultimate Guide to Preventing a Garage Door Break In
If you’re like the average homeowner, you most likely use your garage for storage. Some of the things you store in your garage may be valuable, like bicycles, tools, lawn equipment, and of course, your
7 Ways to Prevent Home Theft
Every once in a while, we hear about a recent outbreak of robberies on the local news. Burglars often target a certain area or neighborhood and hit unsuspecting homeowners, often in the middle of the
It’s Time to Replace Your Garage Door When…
Many homeowners put off replacing or even repairing their garage doors longer than they should. The longer you wait, the more damage can accrue and the more expensive the repair is likely to
FAQ: How Do I Properly Clean My Garage Door?
It’s a good idea to clean your garage door at least once or twice every year. Wiping off the dirt and grime that have accumulated on the surface over the course of the year will
Your Fall Preventative Maintenance Checklist
Everyone knows about spring cleaning, but in the garage door world, fall is the prime time to get some yearly to-dos crossed off the list. Spending a few minutes to check over your garage door
Can You “Go Green” with Your Garage Door
Did you know you could go green with your garage door? Many people don’t realize it’s even an option. If you’re thinking about replacing your old garage door with a new one, consider a door that’s easy
Broken Garage Door: Do You Need a Spring Repair?
Part of our job in the garage door repair business is to educate our customers. Sometimes we’re able to troubleshoot with them over the phone and prevent a service charge and trip to their house.
The Beauty of Contemporary Aluminum Garage Doors
Do you have a modern or contemporary home, or would you like to give your home a modern twist? If so, consider installing an aluminum garage door to complement your home and “wow”
Designing the Perfect Garage Door for Your Home in 10 Easy Steps
If you’ve read our past blog posts, you may already know what a great ROI a new garage door can give you! If you haven’t, check out this great article: Upgrading Your Home’s Garage Door. In Iowa,
Why Should You Consider Installing Fiberglass Garage Door
Are you currently shopping around for a new garage door? If you are, you’ve probably already realized that you have options and LOTS of them! In your search, have you yet considered a fiberglass door? If
Tips for Picking the Perfect Garage Door
Is it time to replace your old garage door? When it comes to upgrading, you have options. In fact, you have more design and customization options today than ever before due to new
Choosing a Garage Door Repair Company
In recent months, Door & Access Systems News Magazine posted this article featuring television stations across the country using hidden cameras to catch unethical garage door repair technicians doing shoddy work, performing unnecessary repairs, and overcharging unsuspecting
10 Garage Door Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
Your garage door may be the heaviest moving object around your home, so it’s VERY important to make sure that everyone in your household knows how to operate it properly. Here are 10 great
Left Your Garage Door Open? No Problem.
Families are so busy these days, running to and from appointments, meetings, lessons, and sports, trying desperately to maintain the elusive work/life balance. It’s easy to forget small but important tasks like making sure our
5 Benefits of Installing a New Garage Door in Des Moines
With the warmer weather sweeping into Iowa, everyone is itching to get outside. Many of us are also ready to begin working on home improvement projects we’ve been eager to get to all winter. Now
Is Your Garage Door Not Closing or Reversing After a Few Inches?
If your garage door won’t close or if it reverses after a few inches when you try to operate it, it could simply be an issue with the photo eyes (safety reversing sensors) at