In 2009 a survey was conducted among architects. The results have given fuel to discussion of durability as the most important component of how green products are.
Results released from a 612 architect survey conducted by PPG Industries, says that durability is the most important characteristic of a green product, followed by Energy Star, then life cycle assessment and finally LEED certification.
About 92 percent of those surveyed pointed to durability as the top component of defining green. That information becomes critical for Martin Garage Door dealers and builders, in trying to appropriately deal with anyone asking for green products. No other garage door company makes a more enduring and durable garage door, according to Martin. Dave Martin, chairman of MDM, has steadfastly maintained that Martin Garage Doors are green, simply based on durability alone. All Martin Garage Doors, save one model, come with a lifetime warranty. Even when a door does reach the end of the road, Martin has stressed almost every component of the door is recyclable --- relieving the need to landfill the product.