Yes – they can be powder coated to most any color. Call us for a quote.

Yes – they can be powder coated to most any color. Call us for a quote.

Yes, a 3/4 h.p. garage door operator will work on our all-wood garage doors. The weight of our doors is handled by the torsion springs and the motor on the garage door opener only performs the action of the open and close.

Yes, a 3/4 h.p. garage door operator will work on our all-wood garage doors. The weight of our doors is handled by the torsion springs and the motor on the garage door opener only performs the action of the open and close.

Our all wood garage doors are wind-load rated up to 110 mph.

Our all wood garage doors are wind-load rated up to 110 mph.

Use this guide to determine the minimum headroom needed from the top of the opening to the ceiling that will enable garage door openers:

Use this guide to determine the minimum headroom needed from the top of the opening to the ceiling that will enable garage door openers:

A. LOW HEADROOM TRACK: 8″ minimum to 12″ minimum. If between 12″ and 13″ use Low Headroom Track.

B. 12″ RADIUS TRACK: 13″ to 16″. If between 15″ and 16″, use 12″ Radius Track.

C. 15″ RADIUS TRACK: 16″ or above.

D. SPECIALTY TRACK: High Lift and Follow the Pitch

Our custom all-wood garage doors are insulated as most are installed in heated garages.

Our custom all-wood garage doors are insulated as most are installed in heated garages.

Our custom all-wood garage doors have a 10.6 R-Value rating.

Our custom all-wood garage doors have a 10.6 R-Value rating.

The alternative composite door is completely water proof inside and out and has a 50 year fade warranty with a 5 year delamination warranty.

DURA-EEZ™ Technology is designed to withstand the harshest climates nature has to offer.  The alternative composite door is completely water proof inside and out and has a 50 year fade warranty with a 5 year delamination warranty.  In addition, this alternative composite door is mildew and rot resistant and it won’t check or crack due to high levels of moisture and humidity associated with extreme climates.  With no upfront stain or paint costs and no maintenance coats as you go through the years, this new alternative composite door will last a lifetime.   

No other garage door wither wood or steel can rival this new garage door product.

When deciding on a garage door for your home, it’s important to compare three types of material for your garage door.  A steel door is inexpensive in price with no upfront finishing costs, very light in weight at 1.75 pounds per square foot, and an industry average of 15 years for a warranty.  What the wood door lacks is durability.  Yes, the steel door is water proof but it will rust over time and it is very easy to dent the surface of the steel door.  

If you’re looking for warmth and beauty, then an all wood door would be your best choice.  In addition, you have lots of wood species options to choose from and you can stain or paint the wood door.   All that being said, the wood door is very expensive with upfront finishing costs and yearly maintenance to ensure the wood door is protected from the sun, water and humidity.  At 3.63 pounds per square inch the wood door is a lot heavier than a steel door and will need to be equipped with bigger tracks, heavier gage hinges and custom torsion springs to carry the weight of the door when being operated.  Custom wood doors typically carry a one to two-year delamination and workmanship warranty but will not cover defects associated with climate.  

Lastly, introducing the new Dura Eez Technology featuring Great Northern Doors new alternative composite garage door.  This new garage door line has the best of what steel and custom wood doors can’t offer.  This new product is resistant to dents and scratches, water proof and carries a 50-year fade and 5-year delamination warranty, this new alternative composite door is the most durable garage door on the market today.  No other garage door wither wood or steel can rival this new garage door product.   With no maintenance clear coats going forward and very easy to clean with a garden hose, rest assured this wood long garage door will last a lifetime.  With custom torsion springs and 2” or 3” track, depending on the size of the door, this door will operate quieter than the steel and the wood door.  At 4.56 pounds per square foot this door will be perfectly balanced and operate smoothly.  The ease of owning this wood looking alternative composite door far outweighs the upfront cost of owning the most superior garage door on the market today.   

At great Northern Door, we individually weigh each section, so we know exactly how much your alternative composite door or wood door weighs.

Weight comparisons between steel, wood and alternative composite doors vary.  With no secret steel being the lightest while wood and alternative composite weighing very similarly.  At great Northern Door, we individually weigh each section, so we know exactly how much your alternative composite door or wood door weighs.  This is crucial in building the proper torsion springs that will do most of the lifting of the door sections.  Most people think the operator is lifting the door but in reality, the operator is merely creating the motion of opening and closing.  Once the operator engages to lift the door up, the torsion spring kicks in immediately to do all of the heavy lifting.  This is true when the door is in the open position and the operator button is pressed to bring the door down.  The torsion spring reacts the same way as if the door is going up and the torsion springs will kick in and take most of the weight as the door is going down.  If the operator cord is pulled to disengage the operator from the garage door, you should be able to lift your door, no matter the weight, with one hand.  The door should glide up and down on the tracks with ease.  If the torsion springs are geared correctly for the weight, then the door sections will not fly up fast or come crashing down when the operator cord is pulled and detached from the door.  This is very important for the operational safety of a garage door and especially the safety of children and pets.  

With a 50 year fade warranty and 5 year delamination warranty, you can rest assured that your new alternative composite door will be there for generations to come.

The New DURA-EEZ Technology featuring Great Northern Doors new alternative composite door is unrivaled when it comes to a lengthy warranty.  With a 50 year fade warranty and 5 year delamination warranty, you can rest assured that your new alternative composite door will be there for generations to come.  

New Dura EEZ Technology featuring the alternative composite garage door is fully insulated with Polystyrene foam and it doesn’t leak at the seams where the sections come together when the door is in the closed position.

When we think about R-Value, it’s easy to get caught up in a high R-value number, but what’s more important to understand is if the door is insulated and when the door is installed will it be buttoned up tight with no air leaks.  It doesn’t matter how much R-Value you have in a door if it’s leaking at the seams or isn’t tight to the jamb opening.  The New Dura EEZ Technology featuring the alternative composite garage door is fully insulated with Polystyrene foam and it doesn’t leak at the seams where the sections come together when the door is in the closed position. 5/8” double paned insulated glass is used with any glass incorporated into the door for design purposes.   Your new alternative composite door will be equipped with custom made climate seal with a dark brown vinyl that will sit tight against the face of the door to seal up the edges.  The question you should ask yourself; is the door insulted and does the door leak?  The new Dura EEZ technology will eliminate cold, drafty doors and keep the inside of your garage cool in the summer time and warm in the winter time.   

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