Project Profile: Get the Most From Your Garage Door

For most people, a garage door isn’t something you think about much until it stops working. However, at FS Construction Services, we know that a little bit of thought about the type of garage door you have can go a long way.

This past summer, Tom Marcheski, our Building and Construction expert, oversaw the installation of three, high-quality garage doors on a newly built house. And as this project shows, there is much more to a garage door than what it looks like and how fast it goes up.

Our partnership with Raynor Garage Doors gives us access to some of the nicest, best-looking, and most dependable garage doors on the market. For this particular project, we installed three Aspen 138 Series doors and three 1/2HP belt drive operators. These 9’ x 8’ doors are designed not just with longevity in mind, but ultimate comfort and home efficiency as well. Thanks to Neufoam polyurethane insulation blown between the steel skins of each door, expanding to fill 100% of the space, the Apsen 138 doors have an R-value of 13. This excellent insulation will help keep your garage, and all that’s in your garage, warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Additionally, the A138 doors feature a WeatherLock section joint that prevents air and water from getting into the interior of the garage. Meanwhile the heavy-gauge steel used for the door tracks is made specifically to order, so your door will fit perfectly over its long life.

While all of the above is hugely important, it is also important that these garage doors look as good as they function. Luckily for this project, Raynor recently introduced their new Walnut Wood Finish style that fit perfectly with the surrounding house. So our client will be able to enjoy great looking, great operating garage doors for many years to come.

FS Construction Services performs installation and maintenance on both residential and commercial garage doors, as well as a variety of other types of maintenance for residential and commercial buildings. If you have garage door needs, or any other building or maintenance need, be sure to let Gateway FS Construction Services know. If you have any questions, you can always give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Project Profile: A Unique Take on a Wood Building

At FS Construction Services, we’ve talked before about the benefits of imagination when it comes to buildings, and that’s why it’s important for us not to limit ourselves or our clients when it comes to specialty and custom projects. At the beginning of this year we had the privilege of building a wood building just a little bit out of the ordinary.

Our partnership with Walters Buildings has allowed us to construct many high-quality wood buildings over the years. Often those buildings are used as storage sheds, activity centers, churches, or other community or commercial-type buildings. In this particular case though, Tom Marcheski, our pre-engineered buildings expert, oversaw the construction of a 40’ x 81’ x 12’ wood building that, while typical looking on the outside, was anything but on the inside. Rather than open storage space or a community meeting center, inside this building is a fully function living space.

This living space features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is completely framed out and dry walled. The building also has concrete floors, a porch, and the living area is separated from the garage by a cross-partition wall. The Raynor ShowCase garage doors are made of heavily-insulated steel and have an R-Value of 10.25, making for extremely effective thermal protection.

Where many see a pre-engineered wood building as a place to store boats, cars, or agricultural equipment, our client saw it as an opportunity not just for storage, but as a complete living space. And our planning and building professionals brought the customer’s imagination to life in this incredibly spacious and functional specialty building.

If you have an idea for a wood building, be sure to let Gateway FS Construction Services know how we can help make that a reality. Or, if you are in the market for a steel building, check out Butler Manufacturing’s current free-shipping deal on their Classic II building (when ordered by 12/1/17!). If you have any questions, you can always give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

A Veterans Day Thank You

Here at FS Construction Services, we wanted to take a short break from talking about grain bins, steel buildings, and seed treatment, to highlight one of the most important days this month: November 11, Veterans Day.

To all of our friends, family, neighbors, and clients who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, we would like to say thank you. We are able to do the work we love in and for the communities we live in because of your incredible sacrifice and dedication. This year, we wanted to make sure everyone gave some time and attention to the brave men and women who serve and have served our country over the years.

Veterans Day began as “Armistice Day” in 1919, after the end of World War I, and while there are countless books that could be written about the U.S. Armed Forces, we thought we would share a quick video we came across that puts in perspective just how many men and women have served our country over its history and how many are still serving it today.

It’s hard to express just how deep our gratitude is for those who have served our country. It is thanks to your work that we are able to enjoy such freedom and safety. So from all the folks at Gateway FS Construction Services: thank you. If you are interested in participating in or observing any Veterans Day events, be sure to check with your local VFW.