Why Work for Twin City Garage Door?

Choosing a company to work for is a big decision. When you spend most of your days Monday through Friday at your place of work, it is important that you choose an employer wisely. At Twin City Garage Door, we strive to make our business a place that people look forward to going to everyday. We do this by offering many excellent benefits, creating an excellent company culture, and by prioritizing the well being and betterment of our employees.

Benefits Offered by TCGD

  • Paid Weekly
  • 3 Weeks of PTO per year, increasing to 4 weeks after 5 years of service
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 6 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Employee Stock Purchasing Plan
  • Yearly Bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program

We Invest in Our Employees

One thing that sets Twin City Garage Door apart is the way we prioritize the development of our employees. We are a member of APi Group, a family of companies providing safety and specialty services. The mission of APi Group is “Building Great Leaders.” At TCGD, we strive to fulfill this mission by developing our employees into leaders and identifying opportunities for them to grow. We provide internal training and leadership courses.

A Unique Company Culture

Twin City Garage Door is a small company that cares about its employees. We have created a culture that is safety oriented, encourages work/life balance, and is forward thinking. We treat our employees like family and have fun events such as company picnics.

Are You Interested in a Career at TCGD?

Twin City Garage Door is looking to hire great leaders. We have 7 locations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Our locations include New Hope, Burnsville, White Bear Lake, Waite Park, and Nisswa, MN as well as West Fargo, ND and Chippewa Falls, WI. To learn more about our open positions and to apply for a career, visit our careers page today!

Preparing Your Garage Door for Winter

Maintaining your garage door should always be a priority but is especially important in the fall so that your door is ready for the winter season ahead. Winterizing your garage door can help save energy and prevent loss of functionality due to cold temperatures. Some maintenance tasks you should perform this fall include:

  1. Inspect your garage door and its tracks – Perform a visual check of your garage door and its tracks. Watch your garage door while it operates to make sure that it is operating smoothly. If you hear any unusual sounds or see any unusual movement, it may be a good idea to call in a professional service company such as Twin City Garage Door to fix the problem before winter.
  2. Lubricate moving parts – Apply a silicone based spray lubricant to the moving parts such as springs, hinges, and rollers, on your garage door. Doing so will protect moving parts and help to ensure smooth door operation.
  3. Check the seal – It is important to check for any damage to the seal of your garage door. When your door does not seal properly, it allows heat to escape from your garage. To check your seal, go outside in the dark while keeping the lights on in your garage. If you see any cracks of light coming through the seal, it may be damaged.
  4. Replace old weatherstripping – Upgrading the weatherstripping on your garage door can help prevent cold air from entering the garage.
  5. Inspect opener and sensors – It is a good idea to inspect your garage door opener and sensors before winter.  Make sure that there is nothing blocking the sensors. Watch as you open and close your garage door. If the door pauses as it opens or closes, you could have a problem with the sensors. Also keep in mind that snow buildup during the winter can prevent your sensors from functioning so be sure to always clear snow and ice away as best as you can.
  6. Test door balance – An unbalanced garage door will not function properly and may have a shortened lifespan. To check the balance of your door, manually run it up and down the tracks to make sure there is no obstructions. Then lift your garage door up halfway and let go. If the door remains in place, it is balanced. If it falls quickly, it may be unbalanced. It is best to call a professional to help rebalance your garage door.

Winterize Your Garage Door with Help from TCGD

If your garage door needs maintenance, service or repair, the Twin City Garage Door team can help get your door fully functional before the cold winter months arrive. We offer many services performed by our highly trained service technicians including:

  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Commercial periodic maintenance program
  • Replacement of torsion and extension springs
  • Cable replacement
  • Individual section replacement
  • Repair of weather-stripping and perimeter seals

We serve customers across the Twin Cities as well as in St. Cloud, Northern Minnesota, Chippewa Falls, WI and West Fargo, ND. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment.

Turn Your Garage into a Lifestyle

Your garage may be up to 30% of your home’s square footage, the question is, are you making the most of this space? Your garage is not limited to a parking spot for your car, or a place to put your junk, a garage can be used for much more than that. Your garage can also serve as an outdoor living space or entertainment area for friends and family.

How Do I Turn My Garage into a Functional Living Space?

Make the most of your outdoor living space, especially in the summer months. Whether you are looking for more space to host family and friends, or just want a place to hang out and relax, utilizing your garage space is an excellent choice. At Twin City Garage Door, we have lifestyle screen options to liven up your garage into more than just a parking spot.

Retractable Screen

The retractable screen is very versatile and can be used for garage doors, patios, or any other functional outdoor openings. These screens allow for a see-through and secure barrier to bring in the outside ventilation. The retractable screen gives you the option to keep the bugs and pests out, as well as open it up to bring in the outdoors.

One Piece Tip-up Door

This lifestyle screen is one that will liven up your garage, making you love your garage as more than a parking space. The one piece, tip-up screen has many options of sizes, frame colors, and screen fabrics to work with your existing door. These doors can be lowered when your garage door is up to keep bugs out and create a practical living area. These residential screens not only expand your living space but also add to the physical appeal of your home.

Bug Blocker Screen

The bug blocker screen is the third screen door option, more often used by commercial garages. Like the other two, this screen door keeps out bugs and pests while still bringing in outside ventilation. For commercial purposes, this door offers both securities from unwanted guests as well as bugs.

Take Your Pick

Whether you go with the simple retractable screen or choose the appealing one piece tip-up door, you will love your garage more than ever before. By creating a functional space with a screen door, you can turn your garage into an entertainment area, exercise space, man cave, she shed or just a place to relax. Keep your garage sunlit during the day and pest free during the evening with your custom TCGD lifestyle screen. At TCGD we offer durable doors that will keep your garage secure year-round. Contact TCGD today to choose the best lifestyle screen door to start your garage transformation.

Twin City Garage Door Acquires Chippewa Valley Door

Twin City Garage Door, a garage door company with locations in Minnesota and North Dakota, has acquired Chippewa Valley Door, a residential and commercial garage door company serving Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley.

The acquisition of Chippewa Valley Door will allow Twin City Garage Door to expand its offerings and service area into Wisconsin. With a commitment to quality and excellent customer service, the mission and goals of Chippewa Valley Door align seamlessly with Twin City Garage Door.

Chippewa Valley Door provides high quality garage door products including residential and commercial garage doors, garage door openers, rolling steel doors, and coiling fire doors. CVD is located in Chippewa Falls, WI and serves the surrounding Chippewa Valley.

Since 1965, Twin City Garage Door has been providing commercial and residential garage door services to Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding areas. TCGD has locations in New Hope, Burnsville, White Bear Lake, St. Cloud, and Nisswa, MN as well as West Fargo, ND. The service team at TCGD offers fire door drop testing and periodic garage door maintenance.

To learn more about Twin City Garage Door, visit: https://www.twincitygaragedoor.com/

To learn more about Chippewa Valley Door, visit: https://www.chippewavalleydoor.com/

Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program

New Hope, Minnesota

The curbside appeal of your home is important in adding value as well as creating good impressions that are visible from the street. The Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program offers residents of New Hope, Minnesota reimbursement on a portion of exterior home improvement projects. This Program is intended to encourage homeowners to upgrade the exterior look of their home and garage as seen from the street. The program offers reimbursements anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000 depending on the cost of your project. All projects must be pre-approved by the city staff of New Hope and a reimbursement award certificate must be issued. This is a great opportunity to not only save money on upgrades that you probably already need, but also to increase the value and appeal of your home and neighborhood.

Garage Door Upgrade

40% of your home’s curb appeal comes from the garage door, making it one of the best ways to improve your home’s exterior value. The Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program offers reimbursements on many projects, one of them being garage doors. With this program you have the opportunity to save money with an upgraded door that improves the functionality and look of your home. If a resident of New Hope Purchases the installation of a new garage door, a portion of their project will be paid for by this program.

Qualifications required for reimbursement include:

  • Your home is located in the New Hope
  • Your home is a 1-2 unit owner occupied home
  • Improvements must be visible from the streets
  • Your garage door includes windows and/or is comprised of solid, stained wood, or composite wood
  •  The total cost of installation is at least $4,000
  • Projects are not part of insurance claims
  • Application has not received program funds within the last five years

Twin City Garage Door of New Hope

At Twin City Garage Door, we can install many residential garage doors eligible for this program. We offer several garage doors with windows as well as have options for custom wooden doors. Our residential door designs will make you love the look of your home. Now with the Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program, you can get the dream garage door you have always wanted for up to 25% less than the original cost. Funds available from this program are on a first come-first serve basis, so don’t delay on this amazing offer! TCGD has a location right in New Hope so you can contact us about a garage door installation that may fit the program qualifications.

How to Choose the Right Commercial Garage Door

Your commercial garage door can say a lot about your business. Your garage door may be one of the first things people see when arriving at your business and you want to make sure it makes a good first impression. It can be difficult to decide which garage door is right for your business, and there are some things you should think about before choosing a commercial garage door.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Door

When you are in the market for a commercial garage door, you should consider:

  • Frequency of Use – How often is your commercial garage door going to be used? If your garage door is going to be constantly opening and shutting, you may need a more heavy-duty garage door that is more durable such as steel door. For applications with less traffic, a lighter steel door may be a better fit.
  • Security – If your company has valuable inventory, equipment, or other assets, security is probably very important you. Consider getting a garage door that has rigidity making breaking in much more difficult.  
  • Insulation – It is important to consider R-value rating when choosing a commercial garage door. Doors with higher levels of insulation may have a higher initial cost but they offer many benefits including improved energy efficiency, better climate control, and improved noise reduction.
  • Visual Appeal – For some businesses, their garage door is the first thing the customer sees. In these instances, choosing a door that is aesthetically appealing will help to make a good first impression.
  • Size – Garage doors come in many different sizes, so you will need to choose a garage door that best fits your application and traffic flow.
  • Fireproofing – You will need a fire door that offers protection from fires if your building uses flammable equipment or materials.

Types of Commercial Garage Doors

There are a many different types of commercial garage doors to choose from including:

  • Sectional garage doors – Versatile, durable, compliments many aesthetics
  • Rolling steel doors – Help keep your business safe and secure
  • High-speed doors – Fast opening and closing for high traffic areas and energy efficiency
  • Full Vision doors – See through doors for restaurants, service stations, car dealerships and more
  • Fire Doors – Provide protection from fires in hazardous applications

Choose a Garage Door Company That Is Trusted and Reliable

Another important factor when choosing a garage door for your business is working with a garage door company that is reliable and trusted. Twin City Garage Door is the team you can trust for garage door installation in the Twin Cities Metro area. We have many high-quality doors to choose from to fit your needs and budget. TCGD also provides service and maintenance for commercial garage doors, so you will know who to call down the road if you need maintenance or repairs. To learn more, contact us today.

LiftMaster® 87504-267 Garage Door Opener

SecureView™ UltraQuiet Belt Drive Smart Opener

Are you in the market for a garage door opener for your home? When it comes to choosing an opener, you will want to consider many factors such as smoothness of operation, convenience, Wi-Fi connectivity, and security. One garage door opener that has many benefits for your home is LiftMaster®’s SecureView UltraQuiet Belt Drive Smart Garage Door Opener.  

Benefits

The main benefits of this garage door opener include:

  • Quiet and smooth operation: This opener is Liftmaster®’s quietest opener and provides reliable operation.
  • myQ® connected: Control your garage door opener no matter where you are through the myQ app.
  • Secure in-garage delivery: This opener allows for free in garage delivery for Amazon Prime members using Amazon Key.
  • Battery backup: Access your garage with battery backup when the power is out.
  • Security: Safeguards garage access by sending a new code with every click of the remote. Electronically protects against forced openings of the door.
  • Motion Detecting Lights: Lights automatically turn on when motion is detected.
  • Bright LED lights: Brighten every corner of the garage with 2,000 lumens Corner to Corner lighting system.
  • Built in Camera – The built-in camera allows you to see anything that happens in the garage and communicate in real time between your garage and your smartphone with 2-way audio.

Install LiftMaster® Residential Openers with TCGD

Twin City Garage Door provides installation of LiftMaster® residential garage door openers. LiftMaster® develops garage door openers that you can count on for reliability, security, and worry-free operation. At TCGD, we will help you determine which garage door opener is best for your home and provide professional installation quickly and efficiently. We serve customers throughout the Twin Cities metro area, St. Cloud, MN, Northern Minnesota, and Fargo, ND. To learn more about our products and services, contact us today.

myQ & Amazon Key In-Garage Deliveries

When you get a package delivered while you are not at home, you may worry that a thief might get to your package before you do. Amazon Key and the myQ by LiftMaster Smart Garage App help to alleviate some of these worries by delivering packages directly into your garage.

How Does the myQ App Work?

The myQ app connects to a smart garage opener that allows you to open and close your garage door from anywhere. Through the myQ app, you can easily close your garage door from anywhere if it was left open or you can open the door for repairmen, guests, or package deliveries.

What is Amazon Key?

Amazon Key is a feature offered to eligible Amazon Prime members. Key by Amazon allows customers to get packages conveniently delivered inside their garage. Amazon Key works with myQ connected smart garages.

How Does In-Garage Delivery Work?

Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery is simple to use. To use Amazon Key:

  1. Set up your myQ connected garage. Link your garage door to Amazon Key in the myQ app.
  2. When checking out, choose “Free Key Delivery”. If you change your mind, you can switch your order to doorstep delivery in the Amazon Key App.
  3. Drivers receive one-time secure access to your garage when they scan your package. After scanning your package your garage door automatically opens for them. There is no need to share a code or open the door for them.
  4. Before opening the garage door, Amazon will verify the package and the driver’s location. Then the driver can place the package inside your garage.

Is It Safe to Use In-Garage Delivery Services?

Using Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery is safe. Amazon runs comprehensive background checks on all its drivers before their first delivery. In addition, they verify the driver, the package, and the package location before the driver is given temporary one-time access to your garage. If you change your mind, you can revert to doorstep delivery at any time.

Do I Need a Camera for In-Garage Delivery?

Cameras are optional for Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery. You can choose to use a compatible camera to have the ability to watch deliveries in real-time. Compatible cameras include Ring Indoor Cam, Ring Stick Up Cam, and the myQ Smart Garage Camera.

Is my Garage Door Compatible with Amazon Key?

Your garage door is compatible with Amazon Key if you can already open and close your garage door with the myQ app. If you can’t open and close your garage door using myQ, you will need to install a myQ Smart Garage Hub in order to use Amazon Key. When you are setting up your myQ smart garage, you will be prompted to set up Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery.

TCGD Offers myQ Smart Garage Products

Twin City Garage Door can install and service myQ smart garage door openers in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. At TCGD, we carry the full line of LiftMaster residential garage door openers. Our technicians are highly skilled in the installation and repair of a wide variety of garage doors and openers. To learn more about our services, contact us today!

Annual Inspections & Drop Testing for Fire Doors

Fire doors have the ability to stop a fire from spreading past the door, saving lives and property. However, fire doors must be tested and inspected on an annual basis to comply with NFPA standards and to help ensure that the door will perform as it was designed in the event of a fire.

NFPA 80

NFPA 80 is the Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. NFPA 80 requires that rolling fire doors are inspected no less than annually and that a drop test is performed every year. These inspections must be performed by a trained and certified professional.

Visual Inspection of Fire Door

Before your fire door can be tested, it must first pass a visual inspection. During the inspection, some things technicians will check for include:

  • No open holes in the surface of the door
  • Door clearance
  • Smoke detectors
  • Guides, curtain slats, end locks, bottom bar, hood assembly, and operating mechanisms are in proper working condition
  • Proper installation of door components

Fire Door Drop Test

After the visual inspection of the door is completed, a drop test must be performed. During a drop test, the automatic closure system on the door is tested. The drop test is performed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Starting from open, the door is dropped, and the average closing speed must be between 6” and 24” per second. The door must fully close with the bottom bar resting on the sill. After the first test, the door must be reset, tested a second time, and reset again.

When the testing and inspection is complete, you should receive a written fire door inspection and drop test report for your records along with recommendations for needed repairs and replacement. Your fire door should get a certification tag with the date of inspection and certification.

Get Your Fire Door Tested with TCGD

Twin City Garage Door provides fire door inspections and drop testing through out FDDT program. When you enroll in our FDDT program, we provide testing and inspection of your fire doors on an annual basis. We provide the documentation and reporting you need to stay in compliance with NFPA standards. To learn more about fire door drop testing or to schedule an inspection, contact us today.

Garage Door Installation & Repair in the Twin City Metro Area

Serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Surrounding Areas for Over 50 Years

Twin City Garage Door has been providing garage door services to Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding areas since 1965. TCGD has built its reputation in the Twin City Metro area by offering exceptional service at a fair price. We don’t compromise on quality, and we offer garage doors from top manufacturers. Twin City Garage Door has 3 showrooms in the Metro area. We have locations in New Hope, Burnsville, and White Bear Lake.

Garage Door Service & Repair

Our team of professionals can provide repair and service for all types of commercial and residential garage doors and openers. TCGD Service Techs can provide:

  • 24-hour emergency service for commercial customers
  • Commercial periodic maintenance program
  • Replacement of torsion and extension springs
  • Cable replacement
  • Individual section replacement
  • Repair of weather-stripping and perimeter seals

Commercial Garage Doors

Need a commercial garage door in the Twin City Metro Area? Our selection of garage doors includes sectional doors, rolling steel doors, high speed doors, fire doors and more. TCGD has an expert installation team that can install commercial garage doors and openers.

Residential Garage Doors

We install residential garage doors in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding areas. Our garage doors are from top manufacturers including Midland and CHI. We also offer custom-built designer wood garage doors. Our residential garage doors come with a series of warranties: 

  • One-year springs and hardware
  • One-year labor
  • One-year astragal and weather-strip
  • Rust-through protection based on manufacturer

Twin City Garage Door is the company you can trust for commercial and residential garage door services. Interested in learning more about the services we provide? Contact us today!