New Goodall Homes Subdivision

Goodall has announced plans for a new subdivision in Franklin, Tennessee.  Visit their website for more information on the Rizer Point community.

“Rizer Point (Franklin, Williamson County)

Goodall Homes is proud to announce one of Williamson County’s newest and most anticipated communities, Rizer Point. Located along the Harpeth River, Rizer Point takes its name from the Rizer family that settled on this beautiful piece of land in the late 1800’s and built their historic Second Empire-style home, which still stands today, adjacent to the community. Rizer Point will be a collection of 71 uniquely designed executive style homes and 24 luxury townhomes, nestled along Del Rio Pike in the heart of Franklin. In addition, Rizer Point will feature open green spaces, a canoe launch and a future greenway trail that will connect to the Williamson County Recreation Center. Home to us is personal, so we have designed this community especially for you. Welcome to Rizer Point by Goodall Homes.”

Goodall Homes: Building Middle Ground

“In this month’s Professional Builder Magazine, Kyle Clapham (managing editor) says the following about Goodall Homes in a column titled “Building Middle Ground”:

Goodall Homes–Gallatin, TN–Housing Giants Rank:  132

Goodall Homes has offered three basic products for the last three years:  single family (small and large), one-level condominiums, and two-story townhomes.  The one-level condominiums continue to be a strong seller as more people opt for simplified, open floor plans, and the two-story townhomes perform amply when located in or near an urban area, says COO Keith Porterfield.

The builder expects to close about 300 homes this year in four counties around Nashville, Tenn.  Goodall plans to open three communities in Franklin, Williamson County, which Porterfield describes as “one of the hottest markets in the Southeast,” with another development on the way in the future.

The company implemented an operational change in November 2012 to improve relationships with subcontractors and trades and provide a better buyer experience.  Goodall had been turning around homes in 80 to 85 calendar days on average but wanted more certainty in its processes.

The firm decided to limit starts to eight per week so the customer could know the exact date the home would close.  Doing so also enabled Goodall to tell trades the exact day they would have to be on the jobsite.

“Once these homes start, the schedule is uploaded to the trade portal,” Porterfield says.  “We know the exact day the lumber will drop, and we know the exact day the plumber will rush into the house.”

Instead of 80 to 85 calendar days, Goodall’s homes now average about 68 work days.  Though the cycle is slower, the change has helped overcome labor shortages, Porterfield says.

(May 2013–Professional Builder Magazine)”

 

Some thoughts on why your garage door springs break…

“Garage Doors are a lot like people. Age catches up to us all – Rust can make movement difficult and
cold affects us as we get older.

Age:
In todays’ modern garage doors Torsion springs provide over 90% of the lift needed to raise a garage door so they are critical to your doors’ operation and just like my body; torsion springs simply wear out over time. The question is, how much time?
How long a garage door spring will last depends on how often the door is used and the cycle rating of the springs. One cycle equals your garage door being opened and then closed. For most the magic number is ten thousand. That’s the number of cycles the average non-coated garage door spring should last under perfect conditions.
The average garage doors open and close 3-5 times a day, 300+ days a year – at 10,000 cycles they should last between 6 and 10 years. But, if your “significant other” works or runs errands during the day, or if you have kids in and out of the garage for school or to get their bikes and sporting equipment – you’re going to burn through ten thousand cycles a lot faster. An active family could easily use up ten thousand cycles in as little as a year.
Rust:
Rust is another common cause of garage door spring failure, particularly in wetter climates. A buildup of rust increases coil friction on the moving spring. Combine that with the corrosive damage of the rust itself, and you have everything you need for early torsion spring failure. A little quick and easy preventive maintenance on your part can keep rust at bay and increase the life of your garage door springs. Every three months or so, spray the spring coil with a light silicone spray. This keeps the spring lubricated and prevents harmful rust buildup. NOTE:NEVER use WD-40 (it will drip all over your car’s paint job!

Cold:
When the weather gets cold many of us feel it in our bones… we get stiff and move slower. Guess what so does steel. Now consider the garage door torsion spring. It’s steel, coiled under great pressure, sitting quietly overnight in your cold garage. Yep… that load bang you heard is your spring or springs breaking!

How can you tell if your springs are Getting Old?
Here’s a tip… they’ll tell you! It sounds crazy but it’s true – if you know what to look for. This is a great preventive maintenance item to add to your spring cleaning to-do list.

To test the balance of your garage door, pull the red-handled emergency release cord. This disconnects the door from the opener, allowing you to open your door by hand. While raising and lowering the door a few times, listen carefully for any squeaking noises. This is the sound of hinges that need to be lubricated. Your garage door hinges will generally need to be lubricated once a year (remember to use silicone).
The next step is to lower your door all the way down, then raise it to about two-three feet off the ground and let go. Did your door stay in place with little or no downward slide? If yes, your springs are still working fine. But if the door feels heavy and sags, your springs are showing their age and starting to wear. Contact your garage door contractor for a thorough inspection.”

Would you like $10?

Receive a $10 mail-in rebate when you have a Liftmaster model 3595, 3585, or 3240 installed.

Offer available on installations completed between May 27th – June 28th, 2013.

Call us for more information.  615-822-3667.

FREE Liftmaster Internet Gateway!

Receive a FREE Liftmaster Internet Gateway with the purchase of any MyQ-enabled garage door opener models 8500, 8550, 8360, and 8355.

Offer available on installations completed between May 27th – June 28th, 2013.

Call us for more information.  615-822-3667

 

Clopay discontinues Model 32A – While Supplies Last

The Model 32A is a rough sawn hardboard flush panel wood door.  Due to a sourcing elimination of the rough sawn hardboard, we are discontinuing this model.  At this time we have depleted our inventory of doors over 16′ wide and in 24″ sections.

Because of this, we will no longer be able to accept orders for doors or replacement sections 16′ wide and larger with 24″ sections for the Model 32A.  All other sizes are subject to material availability.

If you have a need for a complete door similar to the Model 32A, Clopay recommends the Model 33.  The Model 33 is a heavy duty 1-5/8″ thick flush wood door available in smooth or rough sawn hardboard in paint and stain grade finishes.

For more information, please contact us at 615-822-3667.

 

Clopay Commercial Videos

Clopay commercial is pleased to introduce a new maintenance video for sectional doors.  This video is located on our website at http://www.clopaydoor.com/Commercial-Door-Maintenance.aspx.  It is intended to be a complimentary piece to commercial close-out documents, demonstrating routine maintenance and inspection as well as encouraging annual service by a Clopay door professional.  This video was created for dealers to provide building owners instruction on how to properly maintain a commercial overhead door.

In addition to the maintenance video, we have added our commercial overhead door installation videos to our website.  These can be found by clicking “Commercial Videos” under the Service/Support area of the commercial landing page (http:www.clopaydoor.com/commercial-door-products.aspx).  The installation videos can be used to assist with training your personnel on the proper installation of a commercial overhead door.

We hope that you find these videos useful!  If you would like more information, call us at 615-822-3667.

 

Introducing Liftmaster’s 8355

Liftmaster has a new garage door opener!  The 8355 belt drive opener with MyQ technology which lets you monitor and control your garage door from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

With MyQ technology, you can stay connected to your home wherever you go via your smartphone, tablet or computer.  MyQ technology enables you to monitor and control your garage door opener, gate operator, and house lights at any time, from anywhere.

By installing the Liftmaster Internet Gateway and downloading the free MyQ app, you are ready to go!

Smart, Quiet, and Energy Efficient.

– MyQ-enabled, allowing you to monitor and control your garage door opener at any time, from anywhere.
– Powerful 1/2 HP AC motor with belt drive system provides reliable, maintenance-free performance year after year.
– Motor Vibration Isolation System delivers smooth, quiet performance.  A perfect choice for homes with a living space above or next to the garage.
– Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75% less power in standby mode.
– Security+ 2.0 with rolling code technology keeps you safe ensuring a new code is sent to the garage door opener every time the remote control is used, making it virtually impossible for someone to intercept your code.
-Lifetime motor and belt warranty plus 1 year parts warranty.

 

For a limited time only…. Receive a FREE INTERNET GATEWAY with your purchase of a model 8500, 8550, 8360, or 8355.  Mail-In offer good May 27-June 28, 2013.

Call us at 615-822-3667, or stop in for more information!