LiftMaster Hosts Seminar for Amarr Dealers on Gate Operation

Last month, our partners at LiftMaster visited the McAllen, TX Amarr Door Center to host a seminar on gate operators.  “We had an awesome turn out,” says Monica Gonzalez, General Manager of the McAllen Amarr Door Center, adding that the Amarr dealers in attendance “were thrilled” with the seminar.

Below are photos from the event.

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Thank you again to LiftMaster for this seminar!

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What You Didn’t Know About Today’s Garage Doors

Your garage door is more important than you thought.  The industry experts at GarageWowNow.com created an infographic to help you brush up on your garage door knowledge and why you should consider upgrading the garage door on your home.

Some statistics to note are:

  • The garage door now serves as the main access point to the home for over 70% of homeowners
  • An upscale garage door can increase home value by 1-4%
  • Garage doors can take up more than 30% of the front view of the house.

What statistics do you find the most interesting?  Check out the infographic below and let us know in the comments section!

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Entrematic Gives Back with United Way Fundraiser

Entrematic’s Support Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina put together a silent auction and a chili cook-off to benefit the annual United Way campaign.  The proceeds from the chili cook-off were given to the United Way of Forsyth County.  Donations from both events totaled over $1400!  Below are photos from the fun events.

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The kitchen at Entrematic was stocked with nearly 20 crockpots full of different flavors and types of chili.

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Each Team Member got to sample the dishes and vote for their favorite.

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Entrematic’s atrium was packed with various items for our silent auction.

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Items were donated by Entrematic employees and departments, partners, and vendors.

Thank you to everyone who made our fundraiser a success!

 

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Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department Upgrades to Amarr 2412 Doors

The Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department – Station #4, in the mountains of Bellevue, Colorado, recently received a major upgrade with two Amarr 2412 heavy-duty commercial steel sectional doors!  The original building was destroyed in a wildfire.  The small, remote fire station is now back in business, and had its grand opening on October 13th.

Take a look at the before and after photos below!

The aftermath of the wildfire that destroyed the original building

The aftermath of the wildfire that destroyed the original building

The new building with Amarr 2412 doors!

The new building with Amarr 2412 doors!

Amarr 2412 doors are double-layer, Polystyrene insulated for energy efficiency.

Amarr 2412 doors are double-layer, Polystyrene insulated for energy efficiency.

The Amarr 2412 boasts 24-gauge ribbed steel.

The Amarr 2412 boasts 24-gauge ribbed steel.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting took place on October 13, 2015.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting took place on October 13, 2015.

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MUST SEE: Barns that Have Garage Doors

When many people think about barns, they think about an old, red, wooden building with a large wooden door.  What many people don’t think about is a stylish garage door!  Did you know that barns and other post-frame buildings can use insulated, secure, low-maintenance steel garage doors?  Not only does a barn benefit from years of worry-free operation, with an Amarr Classica garage door, the barn door looks like a vintage wood door.

Amarr Classica garage doors are available in odd heights and odd widths to custom-fit any barn opening.  The numerous design options are stamped directly into the steel, providing a deep embossment with distinct patterns.  Amarr Classica garage doors also feature large window options to let more natural light into the building.

Take a look at some stylish barns and post-frame buildings in the photos below!

(1) The original wood door of a barn; (2) Installed Amarr Classica steel doors; (3) The finished product - custom-painted Amarr Classica steel doors (Photos (c) Karen Frost)

(1) The original wood door of an over 100-year-old barn; (2) Installed Amarr Classica steel doors; (3) The finished product – custom-painted Amarr Classica steel doors (Photos (c) Karen Frost, All Ohio Garage Doors)

Amarr Classica garage doors come in solid, woodgrain, and two-tone colors.

Amarr Classica garage doors come in solid, woodgrain, and two-tone colors.

Decorative hardware gives this Amarr Classica barn door an extra authentic touch.

Decorative hardware gives this Amarr Classica barn door an extra authentic touch.

The Amarr Classica garage door can fit both tall and wide openings.

The Amarr Classica garage door can fit both tall and wide openings.

The design possibilities with Amarr Classica garage doors for barns and post-frame buildings are endless!

The design possibilities with Amarr Classica garage doors for barns and post-frame buildings are endless!

Which barn has your favorite Amarr Classica garage door?  Let us know in the comments below!

To get your own Amarr Classica garage door, find an Amarr dealer near you.

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7 Great Halloween Decoration Ideas for Your Garage Door

It’s that spooky time of year – Halloween!  Many people decorate their homes and yards for Halloween, but have you considered what role your garage door could play in decorating for this holiday?  Creative decorations are often as simple as using paper or cloth and tape.  We have seven great ideas gathered from Pinterest to help you increase the fear factor of your curb appeal!

  1. A scary spider web
    You can use streamers and construction paper to weave a spider web on your garage door, just like in this photo!

    (c) norml.tv, click photo to pin on Pinterest

    (c) norml.tv, click photo to pin on Pinterest

  2. A witchy landscape
    Using a large roll of black craft foam to cut out a spooky scene is an economical way to delight trick-or-treaters and passersby.

    (c) Cindy Wielinski via front-porch-ideas-and-more.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

    (c) Cindy Wielinski via front-porch-ideas-and-more.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

  3. A monster mouth
    A painted tarp gives this garage door its sharp, scary teeth – and set-up and takedown is so easy!

    (c) instructables.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

    (c) instructables.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

  4. A jolly jack-o-lantern
    A large piece of felt or cloth on the garage door makes this home a happy haunt on Halloween.

    (c) motorcitydoor.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

    (c) motorcitydoor.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

  5. Frankenstein’s face

    If you want to transform your garage door into Frankenstein’s monster this Halloween, the task can easily be done with sturdy cloth – just don’t forget the black fringe on top for his hair!

    (c) google.ca, click photo to pin on Pinterest

    (c) google.ca, click photo to pin on Pinterest

  6. Toil and trouble
    Is your fire burning and cauldron bubbling? It can be on your garage doors – this creepy cut-out silhouette is made even scarier by backlighting it.

    (c) instructables.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

    (c) instructables.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

  7. Batty and catty
    Let cats and bats adorn your garage door this Halloween! These eerie silhouettes are easy to create.

    (c) nickiwoo.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

    (c) nickiwoo.com, click photo to pin on Pinterest

Don’t let your garage door get left out of all the holiday fun.  Halloween curb appeal is easy to create with these ideas!

Click here to see more holiday garage door decoration ideas for all year round on our Pinterest page!

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4 Reasons to Choose Dual Directional Woodgrain Colors for Your Amarr Garage Door

There could be many reasons for replacing a garage door: Maybe the door is broken.  Maybe it’s past its useful life.  Or maybe you want to upgrade your home’s façade and increase your home’s curb appeal.

The garage door is a great place to start when considering curb appeal – it is the largest opening on your home!  One way to ensure that your garage door increases your home’s curb appeal is by selecting a woodgrain color.  Below are four reasons to choose an Amarr dual directional woodgrain garage door:

Amarr Classica garage doors in Walnut.

Amarr Classica garage doors in Walnut.

  1. Realistic colors. Amarr garage doors are offered in three realistic dual directional woodgrain colors – Golden Oak, Walnut, and Mahogany.  These timeless colors will complement almost all exterior façades, from stone to brick to siding.
  2. Distinctive pattern that can be seen from the curb. Our dual directional woodgrain colors offer a horizontal woodgrain pattern on the rails of the garage door section and a vertical woodgrain pattern on the stiles and panels, resulting in a very distinct pattern that can be seen from the end of a typical driveway.
Amarr Stratford garage doors in Mahogany.

Amarr Stratford garage doors in Mahogany.

  1. Low-maintenance steel that looks like wood. Fool the neighbors – our dual directional woodgrain colors give your home the look of a real wooden garage door without the increased maintenance.  Steel garage doors are low-maintenance and easy to clean and care for.
  2. Now available in all construction options: one-, two-, and three layer doors. Now, you can get the stylish woodgrain colors at any price point.  Woodgrain colors are available in the following Amarr residential garage doors:  Amarr Classica, Oak Summit, Heritage, Stratford, Lincoln, and Hillcrest collections.
Amarr Oak Summit garage doors in Golden Oak.

Amarr Oak Summit garage doors in Golden Oak.

Dual directional woodgrain doors are a great option for your home, no matter what your garage door needs are.  For more information, visit our website, view an Amarr garage door on your home, or Find an Amarr Dealer near you.

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