Clopay’s Canyon Ridge Collection faux wood carriage house garage door line has been named one of the year’s “Hot 50 Products” by GreenBuilder magazine in their annual list of innovative, high performance, eco-friendly products in the residential building category.
GreenBuilder’s editors recognized the Canyon Ridge Collection for its unique appearance, material innovation and design versatility, while also pointing out the extreme durability and energy efficiency the door’s five layer construction method provides.
Another common denominator among the manufacturers included on GreenBuilder’s 2012 “Hot 50 Product” list is brand trust.
The editors wrote, “Established companies tend to have in place the distribution, after-market service and in-house research needed to get more efficiency from familiar technology – to create upgraded products that outperform their predecessors.”
“Clopay is committed to designing, manufacturing and distributing garage doors that meet stringent criteria for appearance, durability, energy efficiency and sustainability in a way that minimizes our impact on the environment,” says Pat Lohse, vice president if residential marketing for Clopay Building Products, North America’s leading manufacturer of residential garage doors.
Lohse adds, “We are proud to be recognized by GreenBuilder for our product innovation and to be in the company of other trusted brands that share a similar philosophy.”
GreenBuilder’s “Hot 50 Products” list appears in the February issue of the magazine and is also available online at http://www.greenbuildermag.com/hot502012.
About the Canyon Ridge Collection
The Canyon Ridge Collection is a line of high R-value carriage house style garage doors constructed from a durable, low-maintenance composite polymer material that looks like real wood.
The ½” thick cladding and overlays are attached to a polyurethane insulated three-layer steel base door for added strength and energy efficiency, delivering an impressive 19.2 R-value.
The material is molded from actual wood to replicate the species’ natural texture and intricate grain patterns as well as its imperfections. But unlike wood, it’s moisture resistant, so it won’t rot, split, shrink, separate, or crack.
GreenBuilder was introduced to the Canyon Ridge Collection through Clopay’s involvement with the magazine’s energy-efficient ReVISION House at the 2011 International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla.
The deep-energy retrofit remodeling project incorporated advanced materials and design techniques to significantly enhance energy performance and resource efficiency.
The builder, Southern Traditions Development, and architect Patricia Gaylor originally had specified natural wood carriage house garage doors, but opted for Clopay’s Canyon Ridge Collection instead when they realized they could get the same beautiful look, improved energy efficiency and less maintenance.
Clopay offers many Canyon Ridge Collection designs, cladding types and finishes to fit a variety of home styles. Optional windows and decorative hardware can be added to enhance the character of the doors.
For more information, visit /canyonridge.aspx.