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DASMA Input May Save
Tax Credit

US CaptialThanks to DASMA input, the $1,500 U.S. energy tax credit for qualifying garage doors is currently poised for approval for the remainder of 2010.

On March 3, DASMA received a phone call from an aide to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), seeking our input into a legislative amendment to H.R. 4213. Within minutes after that call, our proposed language was added. On March 10, the Senate approved the bill and sent it to the House for final approval.

Congress is now in recess. If the bill is approved by the House and signed by the president, you will be able to continue to promote the tax credit exactly as you did in 2009. As for now, the tax credit is still in effect. But stay tuned.

EPA: Lead Paint Rules
Apply to You

EPA:Lead Paint Rules Apply to YouOn March 19, Dr. Maria Doa, the director of the EPA’s National Lead Paint Program told Door & Access Systems that the EPA’s new Lead Paint Rule applies to garage door installers/technicians.

She says that garage door technicians, effective April 22, 2010, must be “trained and certified, and their firm needs to be a certified firm.” To be certified, submit the $300 application form. For more information, see the EPA’s 34-page Small Entity Compliance Guide.

DASMA and IDA leaders are studying the extensive Lead Paint regulations. Watch for upcoming announcements from these associations.

The Wayne-Dalton Purchase: The Inside Story

Dennis StoneWhat happened behind the scenes to drive Overhead Door to buy Wayne-Dalton? What are their real intentions? Are other acquisitions coming? The cover story of our spring issue reveals many previously unpublished details in an exclusive interview with Dennis Stone, Overhead Door CEO. Read on

Garage Door Scammer Responds to DASMA

Have you been hit yet by the scammer who seeks to rip off garage door dealers? He usually approaches you via e-mail, wanting several garage doors shipped to a distant location. Door & Access Systems recently contacted the scammer, and he had some choice words for us. Read on

Garage Door Highlights From the 2010 Builders' Show

Only six garage door manufacturers exhibited at the 2010 International Builders Show this year. Who was there? Who wasn't? What was the big industry news at the show? See our pictures and read on.

  Lift Master
  National Door Industries


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The Top Three DASMA
Technical Data Sheets

Of the 99 DASMA Technical Data Sheets available online, the current top three most-downloaded sheets offer expert advice on Garage Door R-Value, Wind Load Ratings for Garage Door & Rolling Doors, and Sectional Door Terminology.


  Lawrence Roll-Up Doors  
  Northwest Doors