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Survey Shocker: Who Is Replacing Lead-Painted Garage Doors?

EPA Delays RRP Certification

Get this: 88 percent of garage door dealers agree that "Most lead-painted garage doors are being replaced by installers who do not follow or charge for lead-safe practices."

That's just one of many disturbing findings of a new D&AS national survey of garage door dealers. We also found out what dealers are charging for lead-safe work, how many dealers are certified, and much more. Read on.

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Powerful Quotes for Your Spring Season Ads


Guess where the above "curb appeal" headline appeared.

No, it wasn't in a garage door ad, but it could be. It was the headline of a recent news story in the Deseret Morning News, exposed to 750,000 people in the Salt Lake City area.

We collected some powerful statements recently made by reporters who are fascinated with the amazing value of a replacement garage door. These statements can help you sell doors this spring. Read on

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Free Money From Uncle Sam!


If your market is one of 40 projects in 22 states, you could have millions of federal dollars available to pay for lead-safe work in your area.

Specifically, we're talking 115 million bucks. Our cover story lists the 40 projects and the 22 states. To get the name and phone number of the local person who is responsible for the local projects, download this federal document from HUD.

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Why Steel Costs Are Rising … Again


Are you getting hit with price increases on steel garage doors?

We talked to a top steel industry analyst to find out why … and when these steel costs might stabilize. Read on

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European Garage Doors Are Different

Rubber TrackWho has better garage door technology: Europe or America?

European garage doors ARE different. What are the newest product features? What's around the corner?

A garage door industry marketing expert in the Netherlands told us the answers to these questions and more. Read on

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2011 IBS: Woodgrain Mania

Rubber TrackWoodgrain-printed steel doors turned a lot of heads at the 2011 International Builders Show in Orlando. But the show attracted less than half the heads of the 2007 show.

See our pictures of product displays at door industry exhibits. Read on.

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