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Carriage House Style Garage Doors by Northwest Door

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017


There’s nothing like the look and feel of traditional carriage house garage doors. They’re elegant, artisanal, and give any home superb curb appeal. At Cressy Door and Fireplace we highlight several manufacturers who are simply the best when it comes to garage door construction. One of our favorites is a Northwest neighbor. Northwest Door has […]

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Garage Door Safety Tips

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017


June is National Garage Door Safety month. And, at Cressy Door and Fireplace, it’s our mission to help keep you safe. Here are some tips from our friends at Garage Work Steel. Garage Door Safety Tips Preventative Maintenance Regularly inspect your garage door and mechanical parts. Do a visual check while your garage door is […]

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Thermal Break Design: Garage Door Insulation at Its Best!

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017


In an independent laboratory test, Northwest Door’s Therma Tech™ II was tested against a competitor’s insulated door. The competitor’s door was typical of the industry standard for insulated garage door construction. Both doors were 2” thick, and used identical EPS insulation cores and identical steel skins front and back. The only difference was that the […]

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June is Garage Door Safety Month

Posted Monday, June 12th, 2017


Cressy Door and Fireplace would like to take this opportunity and share some vital information with our Northwest neighbors. June is Garage Door Safety Month, and we want you to be informed. Many of us don’t give our garage doors a second thought. They are, however, the largest moving appliance in our homes. This our […]

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Aluminum & Glass: The Ultra Contemporary Garage Door

Posted Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Here in the Pacific Northwest, more and more homeowners are choosing entry and garage doors with a more modern or contemporary appearance. Aluminum doors with glass beautifully fuse indoor and outdoor spaces. Best of all, aluminum won’t rust. Perfect for our coastal weather. The hallmark of contemporary doors is clean lines and classic functional details. […]

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Garage Door 411

Posted Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Garage Door 411

Are your garage doors in bad shape? Is the visual curb appeal of your home leaving something to be desired? Springtime in Seattle is a great time to consider replacing or upgrading your garage doors. Give your neighbors something to talk about all summer long. If you are in the market for new garage doors, […]

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Top 3 Reasons Garage Doors are the #1 Upgrade Homeowners Should Consider This Spring.

Posted Tuesday, May 16th, 2017


According to the Seattle Times, home prices in Seattle have nearly doubled over the last 5 years. The population is growing, and the demand for housing must be met. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home or your parent’s home, now might be the perfect time. If you do decide to sell or remodel […]

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Top Garage Door Designs by Raynor

Posted Friday, May 12th, 2017


Are you looking to replace your garage door this spring? The team at Cressy Door and Fireplace has some great ideas for you. Raynor Garage Doors is known for providing quality garage doors. They also have a solid reputation for innovation and excellence. Below are some of our favorites designs by Raynor. Top Garage Door […]

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5 Best Practices for Repainting Steel Garage Doors

Posted Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017


Is your garage door dingy and dirty? Did you try to wash it and still didn’t get the result you were looking for? It might be time to repaint. If you have steel garage doors, you are in luck. Repainting steel can be easy as one, two, three. Simply, follow these five best practices and […]

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5 Steps to Evaluate Intercoat Adhesion

Posted Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

When painting steel garage doors that have been installed sometime in the last two years, it’s important to remove the layer of factory-applied wax. Failure to do so will result in poor adhesion of the new paint. To remove the wax, lightly scuff the garage door surface with a GRAY (not green) 3M synthetic steel […]

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