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What is the R-Value for a Garage Door?

by Eileen@1234

The R-Value for a garage door is the capacity of the assembly to resist heat flow. The R-Value is the inverse of the U-value and describes the insulating power of the assembly. Why is R-Value on a Garage Door Important? The R-value on a garage door assembly can tell you a lot about the thermal […]

SHGC Values on Overhead Sectional Doors

by Eileen@1234

SGHC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) is a value sometimes called out is building codes or specifications for overhead sectional doors. It is basically the ability of a glass unit to resist or reflect solar radiation from the sun. SHGC value is expressed in a number between 0 and 1 and is one of the (3) […]

Flow Audi of Greensboro Sectional Garage Doors – Installer Spotlight

by Eileen@1234

Arm-R-Lite would like to congratulate Fairborn Equipment of North Carolina for their recent installation of (2) Arm-R-Lite sectional garage doors at the new Flow Audi of Greensboro location. Fairborn Equipment of NC Completes Installation of Arm-R-Lite Audi Sectional Garage Doors Photos of complete project were provided by Fairborn Equipment. Fairborn is a valued dealer/installer for […]

Garage Doors 30 Feet Wide

by Eileen@1234

Arm-R-Lite can manufacture our aluminum Custom CI model up to 30’ wide. However, a door of this size does have limitations and restrictions on options so as not to compromise the function of the sectional door. Requirements for Garage Doors 30’ Wide Please keep these requirements and restrictions in mind when specifying or planning for […]

Requesting Samples for your Glass Garage Door

by Eileen@1234

Sample requests for Arm-R-Lite glass garage doors can be sent in through our website with the Contact Us form. Alternatively, you may also request samples by calling our sales staff or sending a request via email. When should I ask for a Sample? Samples of finishes and glazing should be requested at time of order […]

What Does Galvanized Mean for Glass Garage Doors?

by Eileen@1234

While the frame of an aluminum and glass garage doors is made of aluminum extrusions the face hardware, springs, track, etc…are not. They are actually made of a material called galvanized steel. What is Galvanized Hardware? “Galvanized” refers to adding a protective zinc coating to steel to prevent rusting. Although galvanizing will help stave off corrosion of the […]

Where To Find Replacement Sections For Your Arm-R-Lite Door?

by Eileen@1234
Get your replacement section for Arm-R-Lite doors

Having to replace a section on your garage door could be a hassle, but not with Arm-R-Lite. If one of your Arm-R-Lite doors require a replacement section all you have to do is give us a call. Our top notch sales representatives pride themselves on their speedy yet professional service. Anyone who owns an Arm-R-Lite […]

What is the Difference between Annealed and Tempered Glass?

by Eileen@1234

When it comes to monolithic glass units in a sectional door you have the option between choosing an annealed (D/S Glass) or tempered glass. In general an 1/8” clear annealed glass will cost less than it’s tempered equivalent, however it is important to know what you are trading for the cost savings. Annealed (D/S Glass): […]

Arm-R-Lite Glass Retainers

by Eileen@1234

Glass retainers for garage doors are unique to each manufacturer. Where one may screw in their retainer another my use glues or tapes to hold their glass or panels into their frames. Arm-R-Lite’s aluminum and glass sectional doors use a 2-part retainer system to ensure the glass or panels are secured safely and easily into […]

How Often Should I Service My Garage Door

by Eileen@1234

How often you should service your garage door really depends on your application. However, as your garage door or overhead sectional door is the largest moving part of your home or business service should ideally be conducted on a monthly basis by a professional door dealer/installer. Garage Door Safety Month: Servicing Your Garage Door A […]