Probably no single company in the industry has innovated more than Martin Garage Door to build a garage door that will last, and is truly worthy of a lifetime warranty.
'The world's finest, safest garage doors' are also the longest lasting.
“Cheap often translates to a very short lifespan. We don't build garage doors that way,” Dave Martin, chairman of Martin Door Mfg., said.
“Being green isn't enough with a garage door. You have to be greener than green to meet a homeowner's expectations,” Dr. Keith Martin, director of International Sales, said.
That means while competitors' doors and parts are headed for the landfill, Martin Doors last and last.
From hardware hinges that are made of 14-gauge hot-dipped galvanized steel to 12 or 10-gauge hot-dip galvanized steel roller brackets, most of the components used in a Martin Door are meant to last the test of time.
The same approach is used with Martin’s case hardened steel, ball-bearing rollers with a special formulated nylon tire, that come with a lifetime warranty.
There is a 100,000+ cycle rating on most of the hardware used for a Martin Door. Longevity also plays a big part in the company's approach to torsion springs. The standard torsion springs on a Martin Garage Door have a tested 20,000-40,000-cycle life-span, compared to 3,000-9,000-cycle life-span for most springs offered in the industry.
Even the paint finish on most standard-steel Martin Garage Doors is done with the future in mind. Each paint job includes two coats of baked-on enamel, on top of G60 hot-dipped galvanized steel, helping to keep doors out of the landfills, while rusting competitors are junked.
Dave Martin insists he doesn't manufacture parts for his doors, with a replacement market in mind.
“We don't build components that are engineered to break in just a few years, just after the warranty expires. Many of our competitors do. True, this reduces the replacement market, which is where many make a huge part of their income, but we don't do things that way,” Dave said.
Martin describes his facility as an Eco-Green Manufacturer. He bases this view on the fact that a Martin Door lasts longer, and is environmentally friendly. Even his plant has a recycling element throughout.
“We don't build components that are engineered to break in a few years...our competitors do. True, this reduces the replacement market...we don’t do things that way.” - Dave Martin