Celebrate Earth Day April 22nd

(from EarthDay.org)

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The idea of Earth Day came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land.

As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.

Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean AirClean Water, andEndangered Species Acts. “It was a gamble,” Gaylord recalled, “but it worked.”

As 1990 approached, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes to organize another big campaign. This time, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It also prompted President Bill Clinton to award Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995) — the highest honor given to civilians in the United States — for his role as Earth Day founder.

As the millennium approached, Hayes agreed to spearhead another campaign, this time focused on global warming and a push for clean energy. With 5,000 environmental groups in a record 184 countries reaching out to hundreds of millions of people, Earth Day 2000 combined the big-picture feistiness of the first Earth Day with the international grassroots activism of Earth Day 1990. It used the Internet to organize activists, but also featured a talking drum chain that traveled from village to village in Gabon, Africa, and hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Earth Day 2000 sent world leaders the loud and clear message that citizens around the world wanted quick and decisive action on clean energy.

Much like 1970, Earth Day 2010 came at a time of great challenge for the environmental community. Climate change deniers, well-funded oil lobbyists, reticent politicians, a disinterested public, and a divided environmental community all contributed to a strong narrative that overshadowed the cause of progress and change. In spite of the challenge, for its 40th anniversary, Earth Day Network reestablished Earth Day as a powerful focal point around which people could demonstrate their commitment. Earth Day Network brought 225,000 people to the National Mall for a Climate Rally, amassed 40 million environmental service actions toward its 2012 goal of A Billion Acts of Green®, launched an international, 1-million tree planting initiative with Avatar director James Cameron and tripled its online base to over 900,000 community members.

The fight for a clean environment continues in a climate of increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more victories and successes into our history. Discover energy you didn’t even know you had. Feel it rumble through the grassroots under your feet and the technology at your fingertips. Channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.

Clopay Garage Doors is proud to offer Eco Friendly Garage Doors. Clopay is committed to manufacturing and installing eco-friendly garage doors that enhance the beauty, safety and value of your home, and doing so in a way that reduces the overall impact on the environment in every step of the process – from product design to distribution.

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Clopay is committed to manufacturing and installing eco-friendly garage doors that enhance the beauty, safety and value of your home, and doing so in a way that reduces the overall impact on the environment in every step of the process – from product design to distribution.

Broten Garage Door Sales is the LARGEST Clopay dealer in South Florida and we have been for over 10 years.

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April is here and so are new monthly specials!

Wow…it’s been a long winter and April is finally here. With the new month brings a whole new set of ways to save on some of our most popular products and services! If you’ve been putting off tuning up your garage door or even replacing your garage door  all together now is the time to do it. Simply print out the coupon you would like to use and give us a call!

SERVICE CALL SPECIAL 

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FREE garage door tune up with any regular service call – $89 value

Expires April 30, 2014

Additional parts cost extra. If your door is not ready, we will perform the same service and credit the $89 towards the new door purchased from us. Discount off of retail price. Cannot be combined with any other spcials. Must print coupon for discount. Coupon and specials are only good on products specifically mentioned on coupon.

 

GARAGE DOOR OPERATOR SPECIAL

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$65 Savings - FREE keypad with purchase and installation of a 8557, 8360, or 8500!

Expires April 30, 2014

Price is for a 7 ft tall door. An 8 ft tall door is additional charge. Includes 2 transmitters and keypad. Cannot be combined with any other specials. Must print coupon for discount. Coupon and specials only good for products specifically mentioned on coupon.

 

ULTRA GRAIN FINISH SPECIAL

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FREE Ultra-Grain Finish on all Premium and Gallery Doors!

The Ultra-Grain Finish lets you enjoy the beauty of wood without the need for staining or maintenance of wood.

Expires April 30, 2014

Includes Premium Series and Gallery Series Doors only. Cannot be combined with any other specials. Must print coupon for discount. Coupon and specials only good on products specifically mentioned on coupon.

 

Have questions? Call Broten Garage Door Sales at 1-954.946.5555

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Getting to know Clopay Doors

You may not think about garage doors every day. You may only even think about them occasionally. However, we think about them every day! Read why we are so excited about garage doors, and Clopay Doors in particular!

CanyonridgeClopay® is North America’s leading residential garage door manufacturer and a preferred supplier of commercial overhead sectional garage doors and coiling steel doors.

Clopay offers a broad assortment of beautiful, energy efficient residential garage doors to fit your home style and your budget.

Choose either wood or steel carriage house door styles from their Reserve®, Coachman® or Gallery® Collections, or go for a more rustic look with a low-maintenance faux wood composite garage door from our Canyon Ridge® Collection. Their contemporary Avante™ Collection combines aluminum and glass in sleek modern designs. Clopay’sCypress™ Collection combines subtle modern beauty with simple upkeep.

Clopay’s Classic™ Collection of steel raised panel and flush panel garage doors will complement most home styles. Add one of their many decorative window options to customize the door’s appearance and let natural light into your garage.

Clopay is the only residential garage door brand backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal.

Broten Garage Door Sales is Clopay’s largest deal in South Florida, and we have been for 10 years! From replacing a broken spring to inspecting your garage door and opener we are experienced professionals that will provide fair and honest service.

Call Broten Garage Door Sales at 1-954.946.5555

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Economical options for your garage door

Upgrading your garage door has been shown to be a wise investment in your home.  According to the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value report replacing your garage door is in the top 5 home improvement projects for return on investment.

Broten Garage Door Sales has economical yet stylish options to help update your home.

VALUE SERIES

The Value Series garage doors provide a durable, affordable, and low-maintenance garage door for your home.  The Value Series garage doors are designed for beautiful, long lasting performance.  With many styles and colors, Broten Garage Door Sales has the right garage door to fit your home and budget.   value-series

Single-layer heavy-duty steel door provides an attractive, affordable and reliable residential garage door solution.

  • One-layer steel frame construction
  • Non-insulated
  • Optional windows available
  • Five factory finish paint colors

 

 

PREMIUM SERIES

Improve your homes appearance and energy efficiency with the Premium Series insulated Garage Door.  Available with a choice of insulations these doors provide exceptional insulating R-Values, Strength, Security, as well as quiet operation and beautiful appearances.   Choose from three panel types, multiple color options and a range of decorative window options to a create  a door that fits your budget and enhances your home’s curb appeal.

3-layer steel construction features polystyrene or polyurethane insulation sandwiched between two layers of heavy-duty steel for excellent energy efficiency, strength, durability and quiet operation.

  • Three-layer insulated sandwiched steel construction (steel + insulation + steel)  Premium
  • Two insulation options: polystyrene or Intellicore®
  • R-values range from 6.5 – 18.4
  • Three panel designs to choose from: Elegant Long (shown here), Short or Flush
  • Optional impacted resistent windows
  • Eight factory finish paint colors or Ultra
  • Grain®stained wood look

 

Let us help you improve the number #1 investment you’ll ever make! Your home! Call Broten Garage Door Sales 1-800.683.2768

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Palm Beach Home Show April 4th-6th 2014

Make sure to mark the weekend of April 4th on your calendar so that you can come out and see us at the Palm Beach Home Show! Broten Garage Door Sales will be there showcasing our amazing selection of garage doors! See the doors up close, touch them, and imagine how good they will look on your house.  9db32f8a8d1afcbef13309a9bee4a8b2

We will have representatives on site to answer question and help with your design needs. Browse the show and get  tons of ideas to enhance your home!

The Palm Beach Home Show has been ranked as one of the Palm Beach’s BIGGEST & BEST Home Show year after year, bringing together thousands of interested consumers with a variety of new and innovative products and services on display from hundreds of local, national and international companies.

The Palm Beach Home Show is free to attend and parking is $5. For more information click HERE.

Have questions for us? Call us at 1-954-946-5555

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Spring is only 6 days away!

One of the rite of passages of Spring is “Spring Cleaning”! Spring cleaning is not just inside your house though, it should include your garage as well! If this is what your garage looks like you might want to take a day and clean it out!

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To get started set aside at least a weekend for your garage clean out project.  It is a good idea to invest in some sturdy shelving if you don’t already have some.  Start sorting items into 3 piles.  Trash, Keep and Donate. It’s a good idea to have several plastic bins for each pile.  You can also consider having a yard sale to sell any items you don’t want. Hopefully after this your garage will look like this!

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Once you’ve cleaned out the clutter it’s a good idea to make sure your garage door is in proper working order.  Lack of maintenance causes premature product failure and is the single leading cause of garage door accidents. Annual maintenance should only be performed by a trained professional. Garage door springs and related hardware are under extreme tension and could cause severe injury or death if mishandled. Do Not Attempt to repair or adjust the springs, fasteners, hardware or wood board to which they are attached.

Let the professionals at Broten Garage Door & Gate perform our 20 point annual maintenance service (garage door tune up) for you today. This service includes an operational inspection of your door and opener as well as lubrication and adjustments as needed. Most importantly, we’ll perform a safety reversal test to make sure your garage door opening system complies with federal safety guidelines and conforms with the UL325 standard.

Call Broten Garage Door Sales for a complete garage door tune up! 1-954.946.5555

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Are you due for a tax credit?

If you made your home more energy efficient last year by installing a new entry door, you may qualify for a tax credit on your 2013 federal income tax return. entrydoor6

  • You may claim a credit of 10 percent of the cost of certain energy saving property that you added to your main home. This includes the cost of qualified insulation, windows, doors and roofs.
  • In some cases, you may be able to claim the actual cost of certain qualified energy-efficient property. Each type of property has a different dollar limit. Examples include the cost of qualified water heaters and qualified heating and air conditioning systems.
  • This credit has a maximum lifetime limit of $500.
  • Your main home must be located in the U.S. to qualify for the credit.
  • Not all energy-efficient improvements qualify, so be sure you have the manufacturer’s credit certification statement. It is usually available on the manufacturer’s website or with the product’s packaging.

For more information visit IRS.gov or EnergyStar.gov

To see how a new energy efficient entry door can improve the look of your home call Broten Garage Door Sales!

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March and our Monthly Specials come in like a lion!

Wow! March is here and with it a whole new group of coupons to save you money! Spring is the time of renewal so why not freshen up the look of your home and increase it’s value at the same time?

If your garage door needs a little work call Broten Garage Door Sales. During the month of March have a 10 or 12 roller package installed by Broten Garage Door Sales and receive 10% off!

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Save 10%! Have a 10 or 12 roller package installed and get 10% off parts!

Expires March 31, 2014

Additional parts cost extra. If your door is not ready, we will still perform the same service and credit the $89 towards the new door purchased from us. Discount off of retail price. Cannot be combined with any other specials. Must print coupon for discount. Coupon and specials are only good on products specifically mentioned on coupon.

Is your garage door opener acting up? Is it noisy or slow? Now is the time to replace your garage door opener with new LiftMaster 8550 Garage Door opener with a FREE internet gateway!

  • MyQ® technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Expires March 31, 2014

Price is for a 7 ft tall door. An 8 ft tall door is additional charge. Includes 2 transmitters and one keypad. Cannot be combined with any other specials. Must print coupon for discount. Coupon and specials only good for products specifically mentioned on coupon.

 

Update the look of your home and enhance the curb appeal with a new Clopay 9200 series intellicore triple insulated garage door.

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Save $150 off a single or $300 off a double Clopay 9200 Series Intellicore Triple Insulated Garage Doors.

Expires March 31, 2014

Discount valid only for 9200 Series Intellicore Triple Insulated Garage Doors. Discount off retail price. Cannot be combined with any other specials. Must print coupon for discount. Coupon and specials are only good on products specifically mentioned on coupon.

 

Last but not least save 10% on all Clopay Canyon Ridge Limited edition garage doors.

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Expires March 31, 2014

Discount off retail price. Cannot be combined with any other specials. Must print coupon for discount. Coupon and specials are only good on products specifically mentioned on coupon.

 

Take advantage of any and all of these coupons by simply printing them out and calling Broten Garage Door Sales! 1-954-946-5555

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Clopay Coachman Collection- A classic choice

c-6The Coachman Collection from Clopay Doors gives your home the classic elegance while complementing your home’s architectural style.  With four distinctive series, the Coachman Collection offers the sophisticated look of a carriage house door with the science and durability of steel and composite construction.  It’s the perfect blend of beauty and practicality.

Insulated steel & composite carriage house style garage doors. If you like the high-end look of wood carriage-house style garage doors, but still want the benefits of a durable, low-maintenance, insulated steel garage door, consider the Coachman® Collection. The designs vary to complement many architectural styles including Craftsman, Shaker, Traditional, French Country, Tudor and Victorian. Accented with decorative black wrought iron hardware, Coachman doors have the charming appearance of a swing-out door, but offer the built-in convenience of modern overhead operation.   c-1

  • Four-layer insulated steel + composite construction
  • 2″ Intellicore®insulated doors provide 18.4 R-value. 2″ thick polystyrene doors provide 9.0 R-value and 1 3/8″ thick doors provide 6.5 R-value
  • Swing out appearance, overhead operation
  • Fifteen base designs with decorative hardware
  • Over 100 unique style combinations
  • Four factory finish paint colors
  • Lifetime Door Section Warranty
  • WindCode rated available

Broten Garage Door Sales is the largest Clopay dealer in South Florida and we have been for over 10 years! Let us show you how a new Clopay Coachmen garage door can enhance your home.  1-954-946-5555

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Programming your garage door operator

Unless you’re extremely organized chances are you may not have the manual for your garage door and garage door opener handy. Or maybe you’ve moved into a new house and the previous owners didn’t leave any information behind and you need to program your garage door opener. Whatever the case may be Broten Garage Door is here to help.

We have a list of garage door opener manuals available on our website for you to download. These downloadable manuals cover many garage door operators and garage door keypads. We have many to choose from to help you. Click HERE to access these helpful manuals.

If you need more instruction than just a manual Broten Garage Door Sales is proud to offer a vast selection of “how to” videos on our YouTube Channel.  We have several videos that show you how to do everything from coding your Allstar garage keypad to coding your LiftMaster keypad to your garage door operator.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Call Broten Garage Door Sales and we can help! 1-954-946-5555

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