Blog on garage doors Skokie / Chicago, IL

  • GDCORP wishes all a happy holiday / Merry Christmas – emergency service only posted 2012-12-24 06:35

    In observance of the Christmas holiday we are providing emergency garage door service in the N/NW Chicago and suburbs only from 2pm CST Monday 12/24/2012 only until Wednesday 12/26/2012 at 7am CST. You may still visit our website at www.gdcorp.com for faq’s, instructions or to schedule service

    We suggest calling or send your service email request now if you would like service on Wednesday. Calls are routed with a preference to the date and time of the original request.

    Tags: FAQ's, News, Service request, Tips, christmas 2012, emergency service, holiday
  • Angies List super service award winner 2012 (also 2010 & 2011) posted 2012-12-21 06:26

    We are glad to receive the "Super Service Award 2012" from Angies List. This continues the awards received in 2010 & 2011. We maintain an "A" rating on Angies List. If we have provided you with garage door installation or repair service in the Chicago or suburban area recently and you subscribe to Angies List please provide a review so others can benefit from this great resource. We especially find the written comments (not just the letter grades) very helpful.

    Tags: News, Referrals, Angies List 2012, super service award
  • Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING - emergency service only posted 2012-11-22 05:43

    In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday we are providing emergency garage door service in the N/NW Chicago and suburbs only from 5pm CST Wednesday 11/21/2012 until Friday 11/23/2012 at 7am CST. You may still visit our website at www.gdcorp.com for faq’s, instructions or to schedule service

    We suggest calling or send your service email request now if you would like service on Friday. Calls are routed with a preference to the date and time of the original request.

    Tags: News, Service request, emergency service, thanksgiving
  • Thank a Vet on Veterans Day 11/11/12 posted 2012-11-11 07:29

    Garage Door Corporation would like to celebrate Veterans Day with the dignity and respect it deserves.

    Take a moment to thank a veteran for their service and remember the families and other victims from 2001 and the recent incidents on the east coast from hurricane Sandy.

    Tags: Uncategorized, immigration, Veterans Day
  • It's Sept 11 - let's remember and respect this day posted 2012-09-11 07:43
    Garage Door Corporation would like to remember Sept 11 with the dignity and respect it deserves. We were glad to see that all negative political ads from the Presidential race were being pulled for today (unfortunately they will be returning soon). Take a moment to thank a veteran for their service and remember the families and other victims from 2001. Remember why so many people have immigrated to the United States - they would rather be here than anywhere else in the world.    
    Tags: News, remember, respect, Sept 11
  • New Clopay Medium & Cherry Ultragrain for Premium series raised panel doors available posted 2012-09-02 20:07

    Literature for the Clopay Premium series Ultragrain Medium and Cherry finish is now available on our website www.gdcorp.com

    Although the Ultragrain was previously only available on the Gallery series door it is now available for the Premium series classic  raised panel (4300/4310/9130/9133/9200/9203) doors. The Ultragrain finish option is a popular choice to upscale from standard paint colors. We have a physical sample and addresses in the Chicago, IL area where these door can be viewed.

    Tags: Clopay, News, Product review, cherry ultragrain, classic, gallery, medium ultragrain
  • Sept 3rd 2012 "Labor Day" - emergency service only posted 2012-09-02 19:38

    Garage Door Corporation will be providing emergency service only on 09/03/2012 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We  encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on our founding fathers and the meaning on the holiday. In these tough times for many it is good to remember our freedoms, the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Although many politicians will be in parades there are too many of them (both local and national) that need to read our Constitution and Bill of Rights to remember that they represent US not their own personal interests.

    Tags: News, Service request, holiday service, labor day
  • July 4th 2012 remember "Independence Day" meaning - emergency service only posted 2012-07-04 10:11

    Garage Door Corporation will be providing emergency service only on 07/04/2012 in observance of the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday. We  encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on our founding fathers and the meaning on the holiday. In these tough times for many it is good to remember our freedoms, the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

    Tags: News, Service request
  • Garage Door Corp website becoming even more mobile friendly posted 2012-06-23 18:06

    We are glad to share our recent website changes to enhance usability on mobile devices. We are migrating many of our web pages to ones which are very mobile friendly - ie load fast, less graphics, formatted for narrower screens and W3C compliant for mobile 1.2. These pages will allow users to "click to call" from their Android or Apple mobile devices. All pages have a link to our desktop / full website and the desktop sites have a link at the top of the page to our mobile site.

    Tags: IT, News, Tips
  • Limited service in Chicago due to NATO summit posted 2012-05-17 21:51
    Due to the NATO summit Garage Door Corporation will be providing limited (and perhaps no) service (including emergency service) in parts of Chicago downtown and south loop areas from Friday 5/18/2012 through Tuesday 5/22/2012. If you need service in these areas please contact us at 847-329-8300 for current scheduling status. Service on garage doors and electric openers in the N/NW Chicago and suburbs is not affected at this time. UPDATE: 05/22/2012  06:22 Service has returned to normal in Chicago as of this morning. NATO Summit is gone.
    Tags: News, Safety, Service request, Chicago, emergency service, NATO, service
  • Clopay increases prices 4.75% effective 05/07/2012 posted 2012-04-06 11:28
    Clopay has announced a price increase of 4.75% on all garage door products effective 05/07/2012.  We will honor proposals written prior to 05/07/2012 for the time indicated at the bottom of the proposal (usually 45 days). Please contact us with any questions about how this may effect a proposal we have provided for your project. This notice was received from John Palazzolo who is Sr VP of Sales & Marketing for Clopay Building Products dated 04/02/2012. Garage Door Corporation is still making pricing adjustments but expects to pass along most of this price increase.
    Tags: Clopay, News, Pricing, Clopay, garage door, price increase
  • Have a "Good Friday" & Easter / Happy Passover - but let's not be too pc posted 2012-04-02 20:21
    This week many of our customers will celebrate Good Friday & Easter or Passover. While some of our customers may think it is not pc (politically correct) to speak of these days we feel that everyone should be able to accept others holidays.
    Tags: Clopay, FAQ's, News, Tips, Clopay, Good Friday, Passover, PC
  • Amarr transitions from brown to dark/commercial brown color posted 2012-03-30 10:15

    Garage Door Corporation has received the following information regarding Amarr brown garage doors:

    Transition of Color Brown to Dark Brown or Commercial Brown

    Memo 16-12

    March 29, 2012

    Tags: Amarr, News, Product review, brown, color change
  • Amarr stops processing Jeld-Wen garage door warranty claims posted 2012-03-30 10:10

    Garage Door Corporation has received the following information from Amarr regarding Jeld-Wen garage door warranty claims. As we posted last year Jeld-Wen STOPS production of ALL garage doors

    Tags: Amarr, Jeld-wen, News, warranty claim
  • Clopay starts offering oil tempered coated and marked torsion springs posted 2012-03-26 19:51

    Like many Clopay dealers we were very disappointed years ago when Clopay switched from oil tempered to galvanized torsion springs for residential doors. They would not allow the doors to be ordered with the oil tempered springs even though they were available on a special order basis since the commercial doors were still be offered with the oil tempered springs. Garage Door Corporation has been supplying all doors and replacement springs as oil tempered for years and was requiring Clopay to remove the galvanized spring cost from every door order.

    Tags: Clopay, News, Product review, coated springs, galvanized springs, oil tempered spring, torsion springs
  • Liftmaster myQ Android app update has invalid code signing posted 2012-03-26 19:34

    The new Liftmaster myQ opener models 8550 & 8360 and the Chamberlain and Craftsman DIY models maybe controlled by a smartphone. This feature is part of the internet gateway option (requires an annual subscription of $14.95/year). The first year of the subscription is included with the purchase. Today an update was available for Android devices. This update cannot be installed since it has an invalid code signing signature per Google.

    Tags: FAQ's, Instructions, Liftmaster, News, Product review, Android, Liftmaster 8360, Liftmaster 8550, myQ internet gateway
  • Amarr increases prices 5% effective 04/30/2012 posted 2012-03-16 11:24

    Amarr has announced a price increase of 5% on all garage door products effective 04/30/2012.  We will honor proposals written prior to 04/30/2012 for the time indicated at the bottom of the proposal (usually 45 days). Please contact us with any questions about how this may effect a proposal we have provided for your project.

    Garage Door Corporation is still making pricing adjustments but expects to pass along most of this price increase.

    Tags: Amarr, Pricing, doors, parts, price increase
  • Liftmaster / Chamberlain parts price increase 04/01/2012 posted 2012-03-10 14:41

    We have received notice dated 03/01/2012 that Chamberlain the manufacturer of Liftmaster garage door openers and and private labeled openers sold by Sears under the Craftsman name as well as Chamberlain DIY systems has announced they are raising replacement parts pricing approx 5% effective 04/01/2012. Garage Door Corporation is still making pricing adjustments but expects to pass along most of this price increase.

    Tags: Liftmaster, News, Pricing, Chamberlain, parts, price increase
  • Anyone have an 855lm Homelink repeater module from Liftmaster for MyQ? posted 2012-01-20 14:33

    We have been waiting for Liftmaster 855lm Homelink repeater modules since our post last fall.  Has anyone actually received stock on this product - and how well does it work?

    Every time we try to order these they are on backorder (new date is 01/28/12) but there is no confirmation for Chamberlain that they will have enough stock on this date to fill the back orders.

    Would appreciate feedback from any dealers which have tried the module.

    Tags: FAQ's, Liftmaster, News, 855lm, homelink repeater, liftmaster backorders, MyQ
  • GDCORP wishes all a Happy New Year / emergency service only posted 2011-12-31 16:07

    In observance of the New Years holiday we are providing emergency garage door service in the N/NW Chicago and suburbs only from 4pm CST Saturday 12/31/2011 only until Monday 01/02/2012 at 7am CST. You may still visit our website at www.gdcorp.com for faq's, instructions or to schedule service

    We suggest calling or send your service email request now if you would like service on Monday. Calls are routed with a preference to the date and time of the original request.

    Tags: FAQ's, News, Service request, emergency service, holiday, new years 2012
  • GDCORP wishes all a happy holiday / Merry Christmas - emergency service only posted 2011-12-24 14:03

    In observance of the Christmas holiday we are providing emergency garage door service in the N/NW Chicago and suburbs only from 2pm CST Saturday 12/24/2011 only until Monday 12/26/2011 at 7am CST. You may still visit our website at www.gdcorp.com for faq's, instructions or to schedule service

    We suggest calling or send your service email request now if you would like service on Monday. Calls are routed with a preference to the date and time of the original request.

    Tags: FAQ's, News, Service request, Tips, christmas 2011, emergency service, holiday
  • GDCORP earns Angie's List 2011 Super Service Award posted 2011-12-17 20:13

    We are proud to receive the Angie's List 2011 Super Service Award. If you are a member of Angie's List feel free to check us out. A link and award logo are on our homepage  www.gdcorp.com .

    We received the Super Service Award for 2010 as well. We have been on Angie's List since 2005 and maintain an "A" rating.

    Tags: News, Referrals, Angies List 2011, feedback, referral, super service award
  • Jeld-Wen STOPS production of ALL garage doors posted 2011-10-08 20:07

    Memo from Amarr - the single US distributor for Jeld-Wen garage doors:

    Tags: Amarr, Jeld-wen, News, composite, discontinued
  • Liftmaster new models may not work with your Homelink in car remote posted 2011-09-02 07:05

    The new Liftmaster models 8550 & 8360 require Homelink version 4 in your car in order to accept the signal from your built in car remote. Many cars 2009 and newer meet this requirement. However many of our customers have cars prior to 2009 which will require an adapter module from Liftmaster to work with these new systems - this adapter is NOT yet available. We are currently advising customers with older Homelink cars to wait on the purchase of the new systems until we can provide the adapter to work with your car.

    Tags: FAQ's, Liftmaster, News, homelink, Liftmaster 8360, Liftmaster 8550, MyQ
  • NEW Liftmaster battery backup models available - control from the internet posted 2011-08-12 21:00

    Liftmaster has announced the release of several new models 8550 battery backup belt drive and the 8360 battery backup chain drive garage door opener 08/2011. These garage door openers support MyQ technology and can be controlled from an internet connection (ie smartphone, computer, etc) to check open/close status, turn on lights (separate module) in our house/yard, check cycle count for preventative service, close automatically after a time delay, and Security+ 2.0 enhancements for tri-band radio controls.

    Tags: Liftmaster, News, Product review, Safety, battery backup, internet control, Liftmaster 8360, Liftmaster 8550, MyQ

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