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A new garage door pays for itself … twice

Cost vs. Value Report

It’s time for every homeowner to replace their doors! The latest Cost vs. Value Report reveals the highest-ever ROI for garage door and entry door projects. Based on the astounding new numbers, dealers are in a great position to sell doors.

Don’t believe me? We have the proof here.

Industry leader passes away

Garry Stewart

During his 45-year career, he was the president of a door dealership, the IDA, and the IDEA. On May 20th, he passed away after losing his hard-fought battle to cancer.

He left an inedible mark on the industry. Find out who now.

What’s the deal with steel?


Award-winning author Phillip M. Perry provides a detailed update on the “wonder material.” In his second installment of the “The steel deal,” Perry offers pertinent pricing and production information.

Find out how American-made products are driving steel prices down.

Trade shows are back!

Trade Shows

It was the first Expo since IDA switched to the every-other-year schedule, and it did not disappoint. The 2024 trade show featured the highest attendance since 2010.

How does the 2024 show compare to previous Expos? Do attendees prefer the new schedule? Was Vegas a winning location?

Get answers in our comprehensive review.

Survey Says: The hottest new products at Expo


The results of our post-Expo nationwide door dealer survey are in. We asked, “What were the hottest new products at Expo?” and you responded.

The top product is a unique door that wowed the Expo crowd. The #2 product is less of product and more of trend – one that dominated the show floor.

See what products topped the list.

The what and the why behind U-factor

Ufactor Pres

There is a revolutionary shift underway in the garage door industry, and Haas Door is doing their part to educate dealers about it.

In this easy-to-read article, learn why the industry has decided to adopt the “superior indicator of energy efficiency,” and what important variables to consider, like how opaque is your door?

Exclusive interview with new Genie president

Genie President

The Genie Company’s new president and CEO, Michael Noyes, sat down with D+AS for an exclusive interview.

In this story, we learn more about Genie’s new president, their new product line, and their Innovation Center.

Elevate your service business


Referrals and reviews can make or break a company. That’s why it’s so important for dealers to implement strategies focused on customer service.

Developers of the field-management software Workiz outline several easy and effective solutions for superior and personalized customer service.

Read the story now.

Entrapment: Objects or people?

Dave Monsour

“The gate hit my car, but the property manager says nothing is wrong with the gate.” Does DASMA agree with this statement?

Technical Director Dave Monsour outlines entrapment provisions in codes and standards. Read the latest “Tech Corner” to learn what they do and do not apply to.

IDEA gate certification programs are on the rise

Tom DeSilvia

IDEA continues to roll out new certification programs. IDEA President Tom DeSilvia outlines the four gate certifications that are currently offered, and highlights a fifth program, scheduled to launch in 2025.

To learn more, read the article or visit

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D+AS Insider is emailed quarterly to about 5,000 professionals in the door and access systems industry. Door + Access Systems newsmagazine is mailed quarterly to 20,000 industry professionals. Approximately 90 percent of our magazine readers are door and access systems dealers.

The magazine and this newsletter are published by the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), North America’s primary association of manufacturers of garage doors, rolling doors, door and gate operating devices, high performance doors, and related products.



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