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 at Wayne Dalton said this:

“Wayne Dalton has engineered the Model 8700 to be maintenance free. These vinyl doors won’t rust, fade, crack or dent. They provide an elegant look that can last a lifetime. What’s more, the Model 8700 is recommended for coastal regions like the Pacific Northwest. These beautifully designed vinyl doors are resistant to salt, sand and air.”

Here are some of the key performance features of the Model 8700:

Full PVC Color Construction

Full PVC color construction means that the color goes all the way through the material. With this design, scratches are less visible.

UV-Resin Construction

Wayne Dalton uses UV-resin construction that contains polymers. These polymers protect the door sections from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

Tamper Resistant Safety Bottom

Wayne Dalton has designed the Model 8700 to include tamper resistant safety bottom brackets. These brackets help avoid possible injury. They prevent inadvertent loosening while the counterbalance cables are under tension.

TorqueMaster® Plus

Wayne Dalton’s TorqueMaster® Plus is their exclusive counterbalance system. The key feature is the containment of springs inside a steel tube. It has been designed for ultimate safety, and includes anti-drop safety technology. Find out more. 


Wayne Dalton warrants this door for 15 years. You are protected against peeling, flaking, chipping and cracking of the vinyl skin. Also, Wayne Dalton warrants this door for 5 years against excessive color fading. Find out more. 

Wayne Dalton Model 8700 Gallery 

For more information or a personal consultation, give us a call. One of our certified sales team members will be delighted to assist you. Contact Cressy Door and Fireplace now.