Move over white doors, in 2014 we’ll be seeing a lot more drama and glamour in the place we park our cars as Clopay adds black to its steel garage door color wheel and more options in Bronze.
Painting a steel door a dark color like black or bronze used to be a no-no, but new thermal reflective “cool paint” technology reduces heat absorption and retention, making hot surfaces and risk of thermal bowing a thing of the past.
Clopay’s factory-applied black paint finish will be available on the Gallery® Collection and Classic Collection doors with Intellicore® insulation technology in March. Visit /residential-garage-doors.aspx to see design options, which include matching decorative windows and hardware. In addition to the cool technology, the Black color will come standard with a thicker 24 gauge exterior steel surface. This will result in Black doors having a different spring weight than other colors.
Black is now available in the following Clopay models: GD2S/LU, GD1S/LU, GD2S/LP, GD1S/LP, 9200, 9201, 9202, 9203, 9130, 9131, 9132, 9133, 4300, 4301 and 4310. Black is not available in the 1-3/8″ Residential Steel Back door (4050, 4051, 4053) as of 4/03/2014.
Bronze is now available in the following Clopay models: GD2S/LU, GD1S/LU, GD2S/LP, GD1S/LP, 9200, 9201, 9202, 9203, 9130, 9131, 9132, 9133, 4300, 4301, 4310, 4050, 4051, and 4053.
Stop Mold (vinyl/weatherstripping) – Black stop mold will be available in 2 types only, dual flap stop mold and hollow heat resistant designs. Traditional vinyl stop mold options are not available in black at this time.