See Your New Garage Door at the Raleigh Home Show

See Your New Garage Door at the Raleigh Home Show

Raleigh-home-showJoin us at the Raleigh Home Show

We will be at the Raleigh Convention Center September 5 – 8, 2014 to talk about and see some of the new garage doors from Custom Door & Gate. We’ll be there to answer your questions and give you ideas for how to add beauty and comfort to your home with a new residential garage door or entry door.

Why You Need Garage Door Service Professional?

You’re garage door is not just part of your house, it’s part of your life. When it’s not working correctly, it can be anything from a mild irritation to a critical safety hazard. If you’re a Do-it-Yourself kind of guy, take notice: messing with the components of a garage door can be dangerous. Tinkering with them can lead to major repair bills on your home, as well as serious injury. That’s why we always recommend that when repairing your garage door you use a trained garage door service professional for anything but minor repairs.

Why You Need Garage Door Service Professional?

If you’re like me, you read that first paragraph and said “whatever.” For you, I’ll share three key statistics provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • Over the past 10-years, there have been on average 20,000 REPORTED garage door related injuries per year.
  • Over 6000 of those injuries included pinched or crushed limbs resulting in amputation.
  • Approximately 1500 of those injuries were to the DYI homeowner.

The last statistic about the injuries to the DYI homeowner is the most troubling and the biggest reason why you need a garage door service professional to fix your garage door right. It shows that the majority of injuries are not to the person repairing the door, but to someone else unaware that there was even a problem. The majority of these cases include children who are crushed by the door falling or safety features not responding correctly.

With that said, we know you’re still going to do certain things yourself and we would too. Our advice, think twice and keep all your fingers. We also suggest reading our blog entry entitled, “

And if you decide that maybe you do need a garage door service professional, or even a new garage door, we hope you’ll make Custom Door & Gate your first call.

It’s that time of year again and Custom Door & Gate will be participating in several Home Shows in the Triangle area.

The Raleigh Fall Home, Hot Tub & Landscape Show opens on Friday, September 6th and runs through Sunday the 8th at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Friday, September 6th – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 7th – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 8th – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Admission is free and parking is available.

Look for booth #612 and let our team of experts show you the beautiful line of Clopay® Entry Doors that Custom Door and Gate provides to Raleigh, Greenville, Fayetteville and the entire Triangle area.

Made of fiberglass or steel, these entry doors are energy efficient, low maintenance and secure. Available in a number of styles, colors, hardware and decorative glass options, we’re sure to have a door that fits your style and budget.

In addition to entry doors, we provide a multitude of products from the industry’s leading manufacturers:

  • Residential Garage Doors and Openers from Clopay and LiftMaster® 
  • Commercial Garage Doors, Openers & Dock Equipment from Clopay and LiftMaster
  • Access Control Systems from DoorKing® (DKS®)
  • Gate Operators from LiftMaster

We are a full service garage door company with an expertly trained staff of technicians who can install or repair any entry door, garage door or opener. We are also certified to perform Automatic Door Inspections.

Come see us at the Raleigh Convention Center! We’d love to discuss any of our products and services with you and assist you with your home improvement project.

Certified Garage Door Repair in Raleigh, NC

Custom Door & Gate is constantly striving to improve our services so that you, our valued customers, are always 100% satisfied.

Last week, two of our employees, Shane Blow and Nathan Jernigan, passed the rigorous Gate Operator Installer Certification exam given by the IDEA* (Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation).

Custom Door & Gate is an authorized DoorKing and LiftMaster dealer in Raleigh, Greenville and Fayetteville. These two companies are leaders in the industry for supplying quality automatic entry gate systems. We are pleased to add two more to our team of experienced professionals that are certified in the installation, repair and routine maintenance of these gates.

To become a Certified Gate Operator Installer, applicants have to complete a 3-step process:

  1. Complete a self-study guide that is written and endorsed by the AFA (American Fence Association) and the DASMA (Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association). This guide details safety, design, gate types, accessories, basic operation, installation of gate operators, electrical training and troubleshooting, timers and vehicle detectors.
  2. Successfully pass a written examination based on the information learned in the self-study guide.
  3. Possess a minimum of two years of field experience in both the installation and servicing of gate operating systems.

Rest assured that when it comes to garage doors, automatic openers, and entry gate systems, our team of professionals is well-versed in all of the latest products and services.

Congratulations, Shane & Nathan!

*The IDEA is a non-profit educational organization established to meet the informational needs of consumers, as well as the business and accreditation needs of door, gate and operator dealers.

Canyon Ridge Installation Showcases Clopay garage doors

The excitement of building a new home, and the level of expectation in seeing your dream come to life is something that everyone hopes to experience at least once in their lifetime. The list of design selections can be overwhelming, and in the back of your mind you hope that everything comes together; the shingles complement the brick which complements the shutters which complements the trim color.

Imagine your disappointment if, after all was said and done, you were unhappy with the final product. That’s exactly what happened to a new homeowner in Raleigh. The builder installed a plain pan garage door as part of their package deal and the owner was horrified. Because the home had a double front-entry garage, the impact was immediate.

Thankfully, Custom Door & Gate offers the full line of Clopay garage doors, allowing added versatility and the ability to further complement the exterior facade of your home. The homeowner chose two beautiful 9 x 8 Canyon Ridge insulated steel garage doors that feature Clopay’s durable Ultra-Grain® finish in Dark Oak. They also chose to use strap hinges and handles for decorative effect.

What a difference and what a gorgeous statement these beautiful garage doors make!

Try our Design Your Door tool and “try on” a new garage door. Contact us today; we’d love to help you transform the look of your home!

Custom Door & Gate serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville and Greenville, NC.

Garage doors enhance a home’s curb appeal and value

Garage doors can be so much more than a home’s point of entry. In addition to being functional, a stylish garage door can enhance a home’s curb appeal and ultimately increase the value of the home. Ranging from time-tested classic designs to an industrial, modern look, today’s garage doors offer styles to complement and enhance any home’s architectural uniqueness. 

garage doorIn addition, better materials and designs, faster and quieter garage door openers, and better-insulated doors are just a few factors homeowners should consider when upgrading a garage door. We offer a wide variety of products that are sure to match your needs, style and budget.

Drop us a line to see what we can to do give your home a much-deserved facelift today!