In January of 2016 Mother Nature came calling in Cape
Coral, Florida in a powerful way: an EF-2 tornado. Estimated by the National
Weather Service to have achieved peak wind gusts of 132 mph, the tornado
damaged 178 structures.
"A home where we had recently installed a 600 Series garage door from Haas Door had the first layer riddled with ceramic shingles that had flown in and embedded themselves in the door," says Wade Helm, president of On Track Doors . "However, once we pulled them out, the door was working and usable.
"This garage door from Haas Door did so much better than other garage doors on the same street. The quality of the door, thickness of material and engineering of the panels really stood up to that storm."
Homeowner Rick Koch appreciates the durability of the Haas Door product in protecting the contents of his garage.
"If you could have seen the pieces of tile sticking out of the garage door you'd be amazed," says Koch. "I had my BMW, tools and other personal items in the garage and none of them were damaged. Between the garage door from Haas Door and my hurricane windows, my house was saved. We had minimal damage compared to my neighbor's homes that were destroyed."
Responding to growing industry demand for more wood grain patterns, Haas Door, manufacturer of premium steel and aluminum residential and commercial garage doors, has added two new uni-directional wood grain patterns to its expansive product line: English Oak and American Walnut.
"These two new colors enhance the ability for homeowners to select a wood grain pattern that perfectly complements their home exterior," says Jeffrey Nofziger, president of Haas Door. "The English Oak color is entirely new for us and resembles a neutral brown that works exceptionally well with a variety of home exteriors, including brick, stone and a selection of sidings.
"American Walnut has previously been very well received in our bi-directional pattern and we believe it will be very well received as a uni-directional pattern offering. Both American Walnut and English Oak are now available in our American Tradition, 2000 Series, 700 Series and 600 Series.
Additional uni-directional wood grain colors offered by Haas Door include Smooth Oak, Smooth Cherry, Embossed Ash and Embossed Mahogany. Crafted from 26-gauge, galvanized steel, the wood grain patterns on Haas doors are baked on to give the appearance of real wood.
For those wishing a bi-directional woodgrain, Haas Door has expanded its product offering by offering American Walnut in standard & ranch panels. This allows people to select American Walnut bi-directional options with all panels in the 2000 Series, 700 Series and 600 Series.
How many times have you been told to "just imagine" how a product would look in or on your home? With HaasCreate, you don't have to imagine how a new garage door would enhance your home's curb appeal, you can actually SEE it!
Our free HaasCreate design tool is as an online visualizer, located at
This easy-to-use app for the iPad, which doesn't require an internet connection to use, is also available for free at the Apple store. Once installed, you can upload a photo of your home and outline the existing garage area.
Then HaasCreate helps to instantly create a new garage door with different styles, options and colors at your fingertips.
If you don't have a photo of your home exterior, don't worry --- we've got you covered. You can choose from sample home images we have on the app. You can have fun making personal product selections --- including a garage door style, color, windows, overlay colors, trim colors, handles and accessories --- so you can customize your garage door perfectly to enhance the exterior of your home!
Sometimes she's windy and wicked; other times she's calm and sunny. Mother Nature is fickle. To handle her many moods, you need garage doors that can withstand everything from torrential rains to hurricane-force winds.
"Not all garage doors are made the same," says Jeffrey Nofziger, president of Haas Door. "It's important to choose a garage door that can withstand both anticipated and unexpected weather conditions for where you live."
"The key elements to look for in a garage door are quality aluminum or steel construction, strong insulation and a weather-resistant finish. Match those elements up with a comprehensive warranty and you'll help your home fight off Mother Nature."
Made with corrosion-resistant aluminum and filled with dense CFC-free polyurethane foam insulation, 5000 Series doors from Haas Door feature a weather-resistant Trinar® paint finish. "The Trinar finishes have been exposed for decades at weathering facilities in south Florida to experience true weather conditions," says Nofziger. "The finishes hold up against extreme ultraviolet (UV) rays, strong winds, salt air and hurricane-type conditions.
"And, the entire garage door has received the Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA) certifying that these products conform to High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) provisions and Miami-Dade requirements."
Other residential Haas Door products receiving similar approval for Miami-Dade County and HVHZ include Series 600, 700, 2000 and 2400.
Manufactured in Ohio, the recently-upgraded steel garage doors from Haas Door feature enhanced air infiltration seals to provide significant air tightness for the garage doors. The outstanding air infiltration enhancement helps the garage doors stand up to wild winds from Mother Nature.
Looking for an outstanding garage door with no maintenance hassles? Your search is over. American Tradition SeriesTM garage doors from Haas Door come in 13 solid color options plus two wood grain base options. Each American Tradition door features handcrafted quality and rich, traditional carriage house style without the maintenance hassles of wood.
Our two-inch thick American Tradition steel garage doors feature CFC free polyurethane insulation with a calculated R value of 13.45. Overlay boards add distinction and the traditional carriage house look. Available as single or double doors, with solid top section designs or several window options.
Solid color options include our premium colors of Trinar® White, Trinar Beige, Trinar Brown and Cool Black. Our standard color options are Bronze, Hunter Green, Brown, Gray, Polar White, Almond, Sahara Tan, Sandstone and Charcoal. And, American Tradition doors also are available in premium woodgrain colors of Embossed Mahogany and Embossed Ash.
Neither Mother Nature nor the Big Bad Wolf can "huff and puff and blow the door down" on a home with a 5200 or 2000 Series garage door.
Our recently-upgraded steel garage doors feature enhanced air infiltration seals to provide significant air tightness for the garage doors. The outstanding air infiltration enhancement helps the garage doors stand up to wild winds from Mother Nature.
"These doors are exceptionally durable and energy-efficient," says Jeffrey Nofziger, president of Haas Door. "In our industry there is a standard set forth by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE).
"Our independent testing shows the new air infiltration seals we've created for garage doors in the 5200 and 2000 Series exceed the ASHRAE 90.1 Standard when installed with a standard bottom seal and a commonly available rigid/flexible vinyl door stop."
Made in the USA, the 5200 and 2000 Series doors have a calculated R-value of 17.66 and a full thermal break in the construction of the 2-inch thick doors. This eliminates metal-to-metal-contact and limits the transfer of temperature.
Filled with dense CFC-free polyurethane foam insulation, the garage doors are manufactured with heavy gauge galvanized steel that incorporate the look of embossed wood grain. The doors come in 18 color choices with a wide range of sizes and panel options.
Timeless woodgrain carriage house styles. Colorful attention-grabbing contemporary accents. Statement-making designs with eye-catching appeal. Our experts at Haas Door recommend you open yourself --- and your garage doors --- up to the potential for endless possibilities of enhancing the curb appeal of your home.
"The garage door is a focal point of many home exteriors so it's important to 'use' it to create curb appeal on your house," says Jeffrey Nofziger, president of Haas Door. "Selecting the right garage door for your home is more than just picking a durable entryway. The garage door should be an extension of your home's style and personality."
Nofziger recommends these tips for selecting a garage door that can enhance your home exterior and add valuable curb appeal to your house:
Tip #1 - Step back. Before selecting a garage door stand by the street and look at your home overall. Now, think about the style of the home exterior, the colors on the house and the textures. Determine what kind of garage door --- smooth or woodgrain --- and what color or texture would best complement your home's overall exterior.
Tip #2 - Light or no light? Decide if you'd like a solid garage door or one with windows to allow light into your garage. If you choose windows, look at the style of windows on the front side of your home (including the grids) and look for a garage door with similar window styles. For example, if your home has lots of small window panes, then look for garage door windows with grids that replicate the look of smaller panes of glass.
Tip #3 - Be practical. Select a garage door that can handle weather conditions for your geographic area. For instance, a 5000 Series door can stand up to Mother Nature, even in Florida conditions, with its corrosion-resistant aluminum, thick insulation and weather-resistant paint finish.
Tip #4 - Stand out ... or stand back? Decide if you want your garage to be a stand-out focal point when looking at your house or if you want it to blend in with your home's style. There's no wrong answer. Oftentimes a stand-out door, like one in an elegant Craftsman style with a wood grained finish, can add visual dimension and appeal to a home exterior. Or, a door in a painted bronze color can stand out beautifully against a stone veneer home facade.Tip #5 - Think of the future. A garage door selection is one that should last many years for your home. So, look below the beauty of the surface to choose a low-maintenance door that has a strong warranty and will give you years of beauty with minimal upkeep.