Your Connected Home – Including Your Garage

Smart_GarageOur homes are getting smarter. It was bound to happen as most of the world is connected now and most people want to make their lives easier, including their home life. Smart home systems allow you to easily attain energy efficiency with a connected thermostat, have your lights turn off or on after you leave the home or before you get home, and can control your garage door. (more…)

What You Need for Your Loading Dock

Loading_Dock_DoorsWhen it comes to making sure your loading dock is secured and safe, Norm’s Doors is ready to help. And we aren’t just talking about installing loading dock doors. We will help you with any loading dock equipment you might need.

Loading Dock Equipment

We work with several vendors including Pioneer Dock Equipment, Clopay Commercial, Raynor Commercial, and Rytec High Performance Doors for all the products you might need for your loading dock or commercial doors needs.

Let’s talk dock seals since we are getting close to the time of year you’ll need to keep the weather out. Dock seals and dock shelters are a must, and not just for winter. Consider the energy efficiency and money saved with a good dock seal.

Fabric doors can be a great addition to high-traffic areas that need to be sectioned off. These doors require little maintenance, are built custom fit and can have opening speeds reaching 36’’ per second.

Loading Dock Security Gates

How are your security gates doing? Is it time for an upgrade? Are you looking for more security for your business? Controlling access to different parts of your business should be a number one priority. We will work with you to determine the right security gates you’ll need.

Remember, we are a 24/7 service provider. We don’t want you losing money because of issues with your commercial door products. Give us a call to talk about options for your aging commercial doors or if you’re ready for something new!

The Critters And Your Garage

Critters_in_GarageThe end of summer looms and the small animals that have been running around the yard all season are preparing for the cold months ahead…and that means, your garage is calling them. Mice, Chipmunks, possum, raccoons, and snakes are all prepping for winter like we prep for winter, except we don’t want them using our shelter as theirs. Let’s keep the critters out of your garage. (more…)

Your Garage Curb Appeal

Garage Door From Norm's DoorsWe would venture to say most homeowners don’t think about there garage doors until they breakdown. Usually, we get calls for new garage doors when the old one has just about had it or there have been issues with the mechanics. And if it can’t be fixed, we install a new one. But, if you’re moving, or even if you are trying to spruce up your house a bit, one of the best things to change is the garage door! (more…)

Keeping Your Loading Dock Safe

We see most loading dock repair customers after some sort of accident has occurred at the facility. Unfortunately, loading docks are rife with daily safety issues. There are a disproportionate number of accidents at loading docks each year and, according to the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration, U.S. companies lose $80 million a year due to loading dock safety issues and repairs. Here are some important reminders about your loading docks so you don’t need us as frequently and only when you want to install new loading dock materials! (more…)

Choosing Your Next Garage Door

“Wait a minute, I already have a garage door”, is what you probably just said after reading the title of this blog. Even if that is the case, this will still apply to you. Garage doors play a much bigger role today, than they ever have. Not only do they serve their main purpose of access to your garage, today’s garage doors now take into account aesthetics and energy efficiency. (more…)

Energy-Efficiency in Garages

In the world of energy efficiency, the garage in everyone’s home tends to be the worst. No one pays that much attention to the heat escaping from the garage or the cool air in winter seeping in. And, some would argue, “Why bother? It’s not important. It’s where we keep the car and store our junk. The problem with that thinking is that you are throwing money out of the house through the garage and onto the street when you ignore energy issues in your garage. (more…)

Where to Start with Commercial Doors

Commercial DoorsWe recently wrote about choosing the right commercial doors for your business and broke down the basics in doors for businesses. We are commercial door specialists in terms of installation, repair and, replacement. We want to make sure your business is not only functioning properly in terms of entryways but also in terms of feeling safe. (more…)

Garage Sale Season is Here!

Spring has sprung and so have the garage sales that go along with it. This is the time of year when spring cleaning not only means removing that layer of dust that has accumulated during winter, but also asking yourself why you still have that panini maker that was gifted to you at your wedding…10 years ago. If this sounds like you, then it’s time to have a garage sale! (more…)