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Question DetailsAsked on 5/28/2011

clopay garage doors vs. raynor garage doors

i have chosen a couple of good providers/service people, but i need to know if anyone has info on clopay doors vs. raynor doors. they are nearly the same price, and both installers seem well qualified, so the real question is which DOORS are superior. (this is, after all, a ~10k investment--almost as much as a little car, and i can't find any good comparative product info anywhere.) wd appreciate any good, basic info.

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Hello Salem,
The important thing to look at with the doors you are considering is the Gauge of the door (the thickness of the metal) and the grade of the hardware being used. there are nominal Gauge doors and true Gauge doors, A 25G (G = Gauge) Door is acutually .025 of an inch thick, a nominal 25G door is actually 26G or 27G (thinner) but reinforced to act like a True 25G. A nominal Door is generally weaker and still prone to dents and damage eiser that a true thicker door.
The Hardware is very important, Are you going to get rollers with bearings and a nylon cap (quiet,long life), or a roller that is a plastic wheel on a metal shaft (no Bearings), or a metal wheel (noisy over time).
are you going to get the full body 14g Hinge (strongest and most supportive), or the medium body 16g-18g Hinge (narrower, thinner, not as supportive).
The last thing to consider is the Torsion Spring, from th price you mentioned I am guessing you are gettting custom doors , It is important that the springs you get are meant to last a while ask the companies what cycle spring they are going to provide? the one with the higher cycle life is definatly going to save you money in the future.
Based on experience and actualling working with both companies it is my personal opinion that Raynor provides better products and parts up front with out having to pay more but companies are different everywhere I always recommend asking about these things.
I hope this helped, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Answered 5 years ago by Garage Door Guru

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We installed a Clopay garage door but within three months the wood had shrunk and holes appeared where it had separated. We called the company and were told it was our problem. We felt that the shrinkage of the panels had nothing to do with us. I would not recommend a Clopay door.

Answered 9 months ago by Jhanarix




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