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Garage Door Repair Scam Blankets the Pacific Northwest

Posted Friday, August 18th, 2017


A garage door repair scan has spread through the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Unfortunately, the scammers are trying to reach potential customers in the same manner as reputable garage door repair companies. This can make it hard to distinguish the good from the bad. Common Emergency Repair – Garage Door Won’t Operate A common emergency […]

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Fireplace and Fireplace Insert: What’s the Difference?

Posted Monday, August 7th, 2017


Although it’s still quite warm in the Northwest, summer is winding down. Before you know it, fall will be here. At Cressy Door and Fireplace we love the crisp fall air and the changing colors of leaves. It’s the perfect time to install a new fireplace or fireplace insert. You may be wondering, what’s the […]

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Maintenance Free Vinyl Garage Doors for Busy Northwest Families

Posted Monday, July 31st, 2017


At Cressy Door and Fireplace our customers often ask us to recommend a garage door that can withstand excessive wear and tear. Coastal air, active children and even the sun can damage the garage doors of Northwest homeowners. We reached out to one of our major manufacturers for some advice. Mark Sawicki, Residential Product Manager […]

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Get Inspired with Unique Gas Fireplace Ideas from Napoleon

Posted Saturday, July 22nd, 2017


Remodeling a home is all about inspiration. And with great idea sites out there like Pinterest and HOUZZ, getting inspired is easy. At Cressy Door and Fireplace, we enjoy working with customers who already know what they are looking for. They’ve done their research, and they know exactly what they want. Take a look at […]

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High-Speed Doors for the Automotive Retail Industry

Posted Tuesday, July 11th, 2017


Hormann Flexon is a leading manufacturer of high-speed doors for the automotive retail industry. Dealerships looking for service doors that are attractive and high functioning will be delighted with Hormann’s Speed Guardian 5000. Not only are they German engineered, they are made in America. You just can’t get any better than that! Auto dealers tell […]

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High Speed / High Cycle Door Designs by Wayne Dalton

Posted Wednesday, July 5th, 2017


Service doors are some of the most used pieces of equipment in a facility. And, each business has a unique set of needs and expectations when it comes to service doors. While some companies value security, others desire a particular architectural style. Then there are those who simply have a need for speed. Wayne Dalton […]

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Authentic Carriage House Style Garage Doors by Wayne Dalton

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017


There is nothing more stunning than authentic wood carriage house garage doors. They come embossed with wood grain textures and can be customized with specialty hardware and windows. These handmade creations enhance the curb appeal of any home. And now, for those who want the look of wood without all the upkeep, carriage house garage […]

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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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