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Expert shares design tips for door dealers

Design Tips

With all the fabulous new designs of garage doors, you now have the added pressure of being a garage door design consultant to homeowners. But how can you be a design consultant without any training?

We hired a nationally known writer of articles about exterior home design for magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and others. We gave her photos of seven stunning garage doors and asked her to give dealers helpful tips on what works and what doesn’t.

Her insights can change the way you sell garage doors. Read on!

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What? High speed doors dominate hottest new products survey?

High Speed Doors

In the 11 years of our annual survey of the “Hottest New Products” at Expo, an attractive new residential sectional door usually tops the list.

Not this year.

This time, three high-speed fabric doors from three different manufacturers earned the spotlight in our annual report. See the photos of all the top products and read our report.

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Expo bounces back!

Expo 2016

After several years of declining attendance, Expo 2016 roared back to its former glory days.

Our brief summary report includes key photos, the audited attendance statistics for the last six Expos, as well as a list of this year’s top 10 most-attended workshops.

It’s all right here.

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Are people really using smart GDOs?

Smartphone-operable Garage Door Openers

Our new Clippings report (which you should always read) contains the key findings of a new study about smartphone-operable garage door openers.

Are people buying them? Are they using them? Who is most likely to buy them? Is consumer demand going to increase or decrease?

We’ve got the answers, and you can read them in less than two minutes.

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Meet Bearge Miller

Bearge Miller

Can you name anyone who has held leadership positions with DORCMA, ARDI, IDA (when it was DODA), IDEA, and DASMA?

We do. He is Bearge Miller of Miller Edge, the new president of DASMA.

We asked Bearge about the key issues facing our industry. His responses included some stunning news about what the industry is now doing to fight Bad Bob.

Click to read our one-page interview.

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Assa Abloy makes its next move

Next moveAssa Abloy, the $8-billion global behemoth that bought Amarr, has made its next strategic move in the U.S. garage door industry.

This time, they didn’t buy a manufacturer.

Instead, they bought a powerful group of door dealers that includes (are you sitting down?) three Overhead Door distributors, including one of the oldest in the nation.

You gotta read the details.

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D+AS Insider is emailed quarterly to about 5,000 professionals in the door and access systems industry. Door + Access Systems newsmagazine is mailed quarterly to 20,000 industry professionals. Approximately 90 percent of our magazine readers are door and access systems dealers.

The magazine and this newsletter are published by the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), North America’s primary association of manufacturers of garage doors, rolling doors, door and gate operating devices, high performance doors, and related products.



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