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Why Our Finishing Is Superior

Did you know that 71% of Americans use their garage door as the primary entrance to their home? More often than not, these garage doors are white! For us, our natural, unfinished product gleams in its clean, white simplicity. But when we want to truly allow the garage door to stand out, we are excited to offer our incredible factory finish with myriad options and total confidence in sustainability.

For nearly a century, our family has manufactured garage doors, and in that time, we have learned a great deal about the industry through our partners, products, and passions. Today, we are proud to add to our already environmentally friendly product a paint and faux stain coating that will endure the elements using molecular bonded paint to stand the test of time.

We manufacture our doors using advanced materials and technology to deliver a beautiful and durable product. Depending on your unique needs, we offer our innovative vinyl coated steel for the American Legends series and Versatex and Tricoya across all other doors to offer solutions for any creative, geographic, or budgetary needs. We offer these opportunities to best meet our customers' unique needs. We know that people want what they want, and we are here to provide it through quality, safety, and satisfaction.

Through our partnership with AquaSurTech (AST) over the last decade, we have found their commitment to quality was paramount which is a core value we hold dearly! According to Michael Braeuel, President of AST, "Most coatings are produced by combining a commercially available resin with a series of additives. D200's high performance is created by reacting (under high temperature and pressure) over 25 ingredients to create one single molecular structure. The resultant molecule can 'sense' the surface tension of the surface and align itself optimally with the molecules of the substrate to create a bond based on 'cohesion', in contrast to bonds created through mechanical adhesion." What this means to our final product is the finished face of our door will be one united material as it faces the elements allowing longevity that is unmatched. The benefit goes beyond the gorgeous appearance to the science of the door preventing bubbling, chipping, or lifting of the paint!

Our factory finish, made with D200 High performance paint, is a single application exterior waterborne coating system designed for direct application without primer to our vinyl product. It's extremely fast air dry and quick clean up offers low cost processes for in-factory and DIY finishing. Additionally it is formulated with heat reflective pigments to minimize heat gain for dark colors and is considered non-hazardous by EPA standards allowing for the vast color options in our palette. Above all else, D200 exceeds all environmental and performance standards, and the result is absolutely stunning! 

[pictured: Engine 55 of the Fire Department of New York - FDNY Red with hand applied black paint on the raised wrought iron design]

The magic of this paint system is the versatility to allow us to create our faux stain! Using a two part process of the same paint we use to coat our doors, our team of Artisans use their trained hand to apply first the grain design and then the top coat offering the final overall color. The result of this process allows us to increase grain depth or decrease it as needed as well as custom color match to your desired finish. The image below shows two samples: one is the actual piece of wood used on an entry door - the other is our custom sample. Can you tell the difference?

[pictured: custom match of faux stain]

In case you couldn't tell, the one on the right is the original, and the one on the left is our custom made sample!

Our faux stain will blow your mind! With this paint system, we are able to offer you all the benefits and beauty of real wood without the regular maintenance. The finish has a warranty of 15 years for adhesion, cracking, peeling, and reasonable fading. Additionally, this product can be refinished as time and trends roll on. Add all of these benefits to the long standing quality of our garage doors, and you will be sure to find satisfaction. 

For those of you who prefer to do it yourself, we proudly offer you the D100 system to handle your own after factory paint finish! We worked with AST to develop this system and acceptable colors to carry the same levels of quality but the artistry is in your hands!

Fimbel Finishing for YOU: 

Using our D200 High performance finish, all Factory Finished products will be delivered with a clean finish to last! While most of our products do not require finishing and may remain natural white, adding color to your project can add the wow-factor that we are after! Our vast and ever-expanding color palette includes blacks, charcoals, and dark greens as well as faux stains to truly replicate the look of wood without the maintenance or concern for exposure. With solutions for replacement of damaged sections to solutions for navigating tough exposures, we are sure our finishing options will brighten up your home and increase durability!

Click here to find a dealer near you and click here to have samples delivered directly to your home!

Highlights of our Finishing System:

  • Long lasting for continued satisfaction
  • Custom color matching available
  • Water-based coating
  • Safe, odorless, and non-toxic
  • Passes test requirements for AAMA615 (Organic Coatings on Plastic Substrates)
  • Low heat absorption due to heat reflectant pigments
  • Excellent adhesion and abrasion resistance
  • Excellent elasticity can withstand thermal expansion
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Environmental Advantages:
    • Low VOC
    • Non-flammable
    • Lead and chromate free
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