WAYNE DALTON GARAGE DOORS NAMED MOST-USED BRAND BY HOMEBUILDERS

Wayne Dalton has earned the distinction of being the industry’s most used brand in the past two years, as determined by Builder Magazine’s 2015 Builder Brand Use Study.

Now in its 20th year, Builder Magazine’s Builder Brand Use study is a survey of the nation’s largest homebuilders. It asks participants to rank garage door brands in a variety of categories and this year, Wayne Dalton took the top honor in brand most used in the past two years.

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The results of the 2015 Brand Use Study were announced in Builder Magazine’s April Buyer’s Guide issue. The publication is distributed to more than 10,800 builders across the nation. The study measures 83 different product categories ranging from appliances to windows.

For all of us at Wayne Dalton, we are honored to be the most used brand in the garage door industry for everyone including homebuyers, remodelers and architects. Builder Magazine readers recognized our commitment to producing high quality, garage door solutions, as well as providing innovative products and excellent partnerships for our dealers and this only reinforces our promise to our customers.

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Carriage House Steel Collection Expands with the Model 9405

If you are looking to update your garage this spring, look no further than the Wayne Dalton Carriage House Steel Garage Door Collection. With new colors and designs, the Carriage House Model 9405 is a great option for homeowners nationwide.

The Carriage House Steel Collection features doors designed to showcase the look and feel of old world charm with modern-day materials. The Model 9405 Carriage House door comes with a painted, galvanized steel backer, increasing the strength of the door and preventing thermal cupping in extreme weather.

Homeowners looking to replace or upgrade their garage doors will love the added protection and value of the steel backer paired with the look of our popular Carriage House Collection doors all at an affordable price. The Model 9405 is also an excellent option for builders, as the galvanized steel backing provides extra protection during the construction process.

For homeowners or builders looking to make an impact on a home’s curb appeal, the Model 9405 Carriage House garage door will have expanded color options as well, including stained and two-toned paint finishes. Partnering the new design with a variety of window and decorative hardware options creates a custom look specific to homeowners’ tastes and styles. With the launch of the Model 9405, the Model 9400 will be retired.

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These new additions make the Carriage House Steel Collection an optimal choice for homeowners to consider when building or updating the garage.

If the Carriage House Model 9405 is ideal for your home, you can find more information by visiting the Carriage House Steel Collection page on our website, or by contacting your local Wayne Dalton dealer.

What do you think of the new Model 9405? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

Garage Doors Deliver High Return on Investment

Remodelers and contractors looking for home improvement projects with a high return on investment (ROI) can continue to be confident in their decision to recommend a new or upgraded garage door. This year’s Remodeling magazine Cost vs. Value survey placed garage doors among the top choices in home remodel and upgrades once again.

The annual survey highlights an upgraded garage door as a great endeavor that recoups homeowners’ investment. This year, the survey found that installing a mid-range or upscale garage door results in an 88.4 and 82.5 percent return on investment, respectively.

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(A new or remodeled garage door enhances curb appeal and adds to the value of a home.)

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A new garage door should not only be visually appealing and provide maximum curb appeal, but also be the perfect fit for a home or business. For homeowners looking to sell in the near future, having a high ROI on large home improvement projects is very important. Have you found that homeowners are upgrading garage doors? What model has been most successful for you? Comment and let us know!

The Cost vs. Value report is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Hanley Wood, publisher of Remodeling magazine, asks NAR members nationwide to evaluate a variety of home remodeling jobs and then project the ROI homeowners could expect to receive when they sell their homes. The study, available at www.costvsvalue.com, details both the national average value returned for common renovation projects, as well as the expected ROI in nine U.S. regions and 101 U.S. cities. For access to detailed renovation data on the go, an iPhone app is also available through the Apple iTunes store.

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Builder Bright Spots for 2015

The Forecast Issue of Builder Magazine, the magazine of the National Association of Homebuilders, scours the housing recovery’s healthiest markets and gives an in-depth look at what’s working, where and why.

Florida markets take four of the top ten spots on the list. The Villages, a legendary retirement community in central Florida, shows an extremely favorable outlook for demand and market conditions. The number two market, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford is also poised for rapid growth amid an improving job market. Other markets that are showing the most promise for home builders include Raleigh, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photo courtesy of Builder Magazine, Nov. 2014 issue.

Photo courtesy of Builder Magazine, Nov. 2014 issue.

Positive home sales growth follows sunshine around the United States. Houston leads the pack in  the market in high new-home sales. Riverside, California is experiencing a comeback and Dallas doesn’t look to be slowing down. Jobs and interest rates are key factors in a booming or burgeoning market.

Another interesting demographic showing strong demand is the 55+ market. Every 15 seconds, a person turns 55 years old according to Builder, making the demand for retirement housing rise and relocation sales surge. For our customers looking to purchase a single-family home, Houston again takes the top slot in markets where builders can secure labor, land and raw materials to start new projects.

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Wayne Dalton dealers in these peak markets should take advantage of homebuilding and remodeling opportunities, allowing for growth in their businesses. Check out the Forecast Issue of Builder Magazine to see if your market made it on one of the top lists.

What are you seeing in your markets? Comment below and tell us!

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Wayne Dalton’s New Architect Resource Center

As many Wayne Dalton dealers who have spent time around architects can tell you, product specifying is typically the least satisfying part of an architect’s job. Why? Because it takes a long time and is billed out at a lower rate than design work.

In an effort to lend architects a helping hand, Wayne Dalton has created a new online tool to help them move through the specification process more quickly: the Architect Resource Center.

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The Architect Resource Center offers technical and resource materials to support any commercial or industrial project. With the tool, architects, designers and product specifiers can easily find specifications, drawings, brochures, warranties and manuals for the Wayne Dalton rolling steel or commercial sectional door that is ideal for their project.  Not only that, but it provides the ability to pick and choose the information they need and easily download it all into one combined pdf document. Within the Architect Resource Center, Wayne Dalton also has an Architect Support Line where building professionals can find the support they need and answers to more detailed questions.

To utilize the Wayne Dalton Architect Resource Center or to learn more about the many residential and commercial garage door products Wayne Dalton offers, visit the Commercial Doors page at www.Wayne-Dalton.com.

If you’ve utilized the tool in project specification, we’d love to hear from you! Leave us a note in the comment section below.

Custom Wayne Dalton Garage Door Comes to Life on “How It’s Made”

Ever wonder how a custom garage door is crafted? Tune into “How It’s Made” on Dec. 19 to see it happen! Earlier this year, Science Channel fan favorite show “How It’s Made” sent a camera crew to Wayne Dalton’s manufacturing facility in Mt. Hope, Ohio, to showcase the making of a popular household item – the garage door. Camera crews spent 12 hours filming the unique process that goes into the making of hand-crafted wood garage doors.

We told you in our blog in August that we would let you know when you can catch the episode on TV. Now, Science Channel viewers can watch the doors come to life from start to finish on Friday, December 19, at 9:00 p.m. EST.

Despite all of the new materials and technology introduced every day, there is something about a hand-crafted wood garage door that takes the curb appeal of your home to the next level.  Wayne Dalton is proud to demonstrate the unique qualities that set them apart from other garage door manufacturers.

The segment highlights the artisan process from beginning to end. Everything from building the core to customization of the door to final inspection will be covered. One highlight of the episode will be watching the swift precision with which skilled craftsmen cut and insert glass windows by hand.

If you would like to watch this episode of “How It’s Made,” check your local listings or visit www.sciencechannel.com.

What did you learn about the making of a garage door when you watched the Wayne Dalton “How It’s Made” episode? Comment below and share your thoughts!

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Property Brothers and Wayne Dalton Team Up for HGTV Thanksgiving Special

You may remember the Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, as the guest judges from our Xtreme Door Makeover contest earlier this year. The Scott brothers were so inspired by the before and after transformations our dealers submitted that they decided to enhance the curb appeal of their home in Las Vegas with beautiful custom wood garage doors. Jonathan and Drew were in the midst of documenting the renovation of their own home for their upcoming mini-series on HGTV and asked Wayne Dalton to manufacture their doors!

You’ll be able to watch The Property Brothers transform their home in Sin City during a four-part mini-series on HGTV called The Property Brothers at Home, and the first episode airs this week on Wednesday, November 26, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Take a break from your Thanksgiving prep and tune in!

The four episodes of The Property Brothers at Home will be:

  1. Main House (where Wayne Dalton provided the garage doors, custom wood Model 7103)
  2. Pool and Pool Bar, which, of course, include the Splashtacular slide, seating areas and dining area.
  3. Fun Zone: Movie Theater, Basketball Half Court, Putting Green, interior Games Room and Pool Table, Doggie Park and exterior Poker Room.
  4. Guest House (where Wayne Dalton provided a single-car garage door, custom wood Model 7103)

The Property Brothers have gained popularity on HGTV with their regular TV show by helping couples find, buy and transform extreme fixer-uppers into the ultimate dream home. Now, the tables have turned and they are the ones fixing their home!

The New York Times and People.com featured glimpses into this four-part series. Can you spot the Wayne Dalton garage doors? We’ve got the exclusive first look here:

Photo courtesy of New York Times.

Photo courtesy of New York Times.

Do you watch the Property Brothers to get ideas on how to renovate your home? Comment below and let us know!