7 Reasons to Get ProVia Replacement Windows Before Winter
Are you trying to determine which home improvement projects to complete before winter comes? One of the best improvements to your house that impacts both style and energy efficiency is installing new windows.
ProVia Windows, installed here in Kansas by Cheney Door Company, is one of the leading manufacturers of vinyl windows in North America. They are known for their excellent customer service, quality products, and competitive pricing.
New Windows to Improve Every Room in Your Home
We commonly think of bigger windows, like the ProVia Aeris bay window shown here, as elements of a living room or dining room, but they are just as fitting in a bedroom! Imagine waking up in the morning to a big, beautiful view and some fresh air!
There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to upgrade your windows before this winter. You can lower heating costs in the cold and windy months. You can have peace of mind knowing that your home finally has windows that won’t leak or break as old ones do.
7 Reasons to Get ProVia Replacement Windows Installed
- You will save money on your home energy bills. ProVia Windows are energy efficient and protect your home from drafty cold air in the winter and hot air in the summer.
- Windows are fantastic at improving your home’s curb appeal. With a variety of styles, colors, and shapes to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect window for your home
- You will have windows you can rely on, even during Kansas storm season. ProVia Windows are durable and long-lasting, tested to withstand strong winds and forced entry.
- ProVia is a trusted faith-based American company that has been in business since 1984 (nearly as long as Cheney Door Company who started in 1972).
- Many ProVia Window products come with a lifetime warranty!
- New windows are easy to maintain and clean, which is perfect for busy homeowners
- Cheney Door Company offers free estimates with no obligation – so what do you have to lose?! Give us a call at (316) 262-2098 in Wichita. Or outside of Wichita, contact our Hutchinson or Salina locations.
Once you see a window with ProVia’s FineLine technology, you’ll never want a window without it. The FineLine process provides an enhanced fit and finish to Endure vinyl windows and is standard on all laminated vinyl products with the option to upgrade on white, beige, and sandstone vinyl. With such a clean finish, we know this will be a popular choice!
Variety of Window Styles & Options
ProVia offers several types of windows. Depending on your style, budget, and needs, you will have plenty of options to get exactly the new windows you and your home need.
Endure™ are incredibly durable vinyl windows. They are ProVia’s most energy-efficient windows as well meeting ENERGY STAR window standards for specific climate zones. Endure new windows have even been rated #1 for quality by Remodeling Magazine!
The Aspect™ line of windows is a higher-end window. It has incredibly high durability and energy efficiency with triple weatherstripping and phenomenal thermal performance to keep the extreme outside temperatures stay outside. Aspect windows come with a limited lifetime warranty, so you can rely upon these windows lasting you as long as you live in your home!
ProVia’s ecoLite™ windows, launched in 2015, are a popular option bringing homeowners the quality and efficiency they need in their budget. Made in the USA, these windows come in five beautiful styles and are an excellent fit for single or multi-family homes.
The Aeris™ window options give you the beautiful look of wood with the benefits of vinyl. Keep the interior look of your home with beautiful, efficient windows that match your design and style.
New Windows are a Smart Investment for Your Home
Replacing vinyl windows has recently been ranked as one of the Top 6 Financially Smart Home Improvements you can make! That means that most of what you spend in upgrading your windows will be shown in increased value for your home. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value report, vinyl window replacement has a return of 72.3%.
Check out this beautiful home in Hutch! With a store location in Hutchinson, Cheney Door Company provides service to the entire city and surrounding communities. We installed an Aeris double-hung window, painted in Classic Bronze to complement the home’s style and color.
New Windows are just a Call (or Click) Away!
Do you want to reduce energy bills, make your home feel more comfortable, and increase your property value? If so, ProVia new windows by Cheney Door Company are the right choice. You can also take advantage of special financing options with approved credit.
Contact us today for a free quote or to schedule an in-home consultation with one of our expert window and door representatives. Please view our website for information on all available replacement window options and services. With 50 years of providing quality service and installation to Kansas, trust Cheney Door Company to deliver the excellent work your home deserves.
Call Cheney Door Company in Wichita at (316) 262-2098. You can stop by our showroom to begin imagining what beautiful new windows we could install throughout your home. For our Salina office, call (785) 820-8366. For our Hutchinson office, call (620) 669-9306.
Improve Your Curb Appeal with a New Garage Door
Replacement windows aren’t the only great home improvement with a fantastic return on your investment. Learn about the #1 best financial improvement you can make on your home – replacing your old garage door!
7 Easy Troubleshooting Steps to Fix a Broken Garage Door
Your wonderful automatic garage door is anything but convenient when it’s not working. You were probably taking the convenience of a working garage door for granted until you suddenly find yourself stuck with not being able to get in (or out of) your garage.
Why is your garage door not opening?
Whether you have a new garage door or an old one, unfortunately, problems can happen. While Cheney Door Company is here to provide repair service for any garage door (even if we didn’t install it), there are some things you can try yourself.
There are some troubleshooting steps to a garage door not opening that most homeowners can handle easily on their own.
7 Troubleshooting Steps to a Garage Door Not Opening
Step #1: Check your remote’s batteries
This is the easiest and quickest step. But not just that, a lot of the following steps won’t work without it. Be sure that your garage door remote has functioning batteries. Replace the battery and see if this immediately handles your problem.
Your remote control may have an LED light on it. If so, you may be able to know that its battery is dead just by seeing that the light is out.
PRO-TIP: Avoid this potential problem by having extra batteries ready and in your car. Check to see which type of battery your remote requires and put them on your shopping list today. You may save yourself a lot of time (and a big headache) if your remote’s batteries die on a day you really, really cannot be late.
Step #2: Check the wall unit
You want to rule out that the problem is not with the garage door remote itself.
First, you want to make sure the remote has access to tell your garage door to open. Check for a green light on your wall unit. If it is blinking, that means your remote is locked out from working. Just hold down the lock button for a few seconds to fix that.
If that wasn’t the problem, check to see if the wall-mounted opener is functioning. If the wall switch does open the door, you may want to reset the remote. This is typically an easy procedure. But because different openers have different ways of doing this, you will need your operator’s manual to reset your remote.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER’S MANUAL
Don’t have your opener manual? You can usually find one available online from the manufacturer’s website. If you got your opener from Cheney Door, chances are you have a LiftMaster, a top-of-the-line series of openers both for residential and commercial. You can find the manual you need at LiftMaster’s website.
If you can’t locate your manual, call us at Cheney Door Company in Wichita at (316) 262-2098. We may be able to help give you directions over the phone. We would also be able to come out and fix the problem completely. We are available for 24/7 emergency service.
Step #3: Inspect the opener
First, you want to check to make sure it is plugged in. This is a surprisingly common problem. Whether someone knocked it out or it just got loose over time on its own, a garage door opener can inadvertently become unplugged. It may be just slightly loose, so be sure to push it in the outlet to ensure that it is entirely in.
Step #4: Is the garage door locked?
While you’re inside your garage making sure the opener is plugged in, look to see if someone locked the garage door from inside.
Step #5: Does your home have power?
When your home doesn’t have electricity, your garage door will not work. If you are just arriving home when you encounter your garage door not working, it may not be obvious that you had a power outage.
If your power is on, there could be a breaker that was tripped and stopping the power from getting to your garage. Try resetting any flipped switches.
NOTE: If you’ve lost power to your home and need to exit your garage before power can be restored, you can lift the door by hand with the emergency release. The way to do that is with the pull cord (or switch) that releases the opener’s trolley from the chain drive. You can consult your opener’s operating manual for instructions on how to do that
Step #6: Dirty sensor
Your garage door should have a small safety sensor. This is called the photo eye. This sensor is located a few inches off the ground, and it casts a laser beam to detect objects. If it notices anything in the path, such as a child, it will keep your door from closing.
You simply need to wipe it with a soft rag in case there is any dirt or debris preventing the sensor from working correctly.
If you were having a problem with the door not shutting or not shutting all the way, it’s possible there is something, even a tiny twig or pile of leaves, that the photo eye is sensing. Move or sweep away anything that could be telling you signal to stop shutting the door.
Step #7: Trolley connection
Is your garage door not opening but motor running?
In Step #5, we talked about how the trolly can be disengaged from your automatic opener if you need to open your garage during a power outage. It is possible that the trolley may have become engaged, and that is what is keeping your door from opening or closing.
This is a great time to consult the operator’s manual to see how to reengage the trolley.
There is a pull cord with most openers that lets you move the trolley along the track manually. If the trolley moves without the chain moving, it is not engaged. You may notice the spring coil is extended.
To reconnect the trolley, pull on the cord towards the garage door. You should see that spring tighten up. Now you can pull the cord to move the trolley to the plate that allows it to connect with the opener’s chain.
Garage Door Still Broken?
If you’ve tried all of the above 7 easy troubleshooting steps and your door still won’t open, then the problem is likely more complicated. Give Cheney a call at (316) 262-2098, and one of our expert repair technicians will be able to come out to diagnose and fix the problem completely. We’ve been installing and repairing garage doors for half a century, so you can trust us to get your door back up and running perfectly.
Is your garage door repairable?
Sometimes a garage door opener is beyond repair, especially if it’s very old. Was your opener installed more than 10 or 15 years ago? That could mean it’s time to consider getting a new opener installed. There have been significant advancements in garage door technology over the past decade, so you may find the many high-tech options now available to be a welcome change for your home!
You can request a free quote online from Cheney Door Company to get started on considering options for a new garage door or accessories.
Call Cheney Door Company for everything from a quick repair to a complete garage door replacement. In the Wichita area, call (316) 262-2098. In Hutchinson, call (620) 669-9306, and in Salina, call (785) 820-8366.
Best Time to Replace a Garage Door
Why Spring is the Perfect Time for a Garage Upgrade
Do you have a garage door that just isn’t working for you?
Have you been wanting to replace it for a while but wasn’t sure it was the right time?
Many people find themselves facing a growing list of home projects and that can feel overwhelming. Deciding what projects to get done and when can be difficult. Instead of replacing a garage door that you are not happy with, you push off dealing with it until later. But when is later?
If you find that your garage door has stopped working properly, that is sure to become a high priority. And the time to get a new one is now. However, there are many reasons why you should replace a garage door that is still operating.
There are many good reasons to get a new garage door installed. Cheney Door Company has been installing garage doors for homes for half a century. We’ve seen homeowners finally get the beautiful modern version they’ve wanted. Too many times we hear them say that they should have done it a long time ago.
REASONS TO GET A NEW GARAGE DOOR
Reason #1: It is not functioning well.
It can be frustrating to have something in your home not working as it should, but a garage door can be a real problem. You find yourself rushing out of the house and a problematic garage door will make you lose precious minutes (that you didn’t have).
Reason #2: It is ugly, damaged, or outdated.
You may have one that is working just fine, but you don’t like the way it looks. Your home’s curb appeal is important, and your garage door plays a major role in that. Just because it is working does not mean you should keep it.
Getting a new, beautiful garage door is one of the biggest impacts on improving the look of your home’s exterior. Not only that, a new garage door is the cheapest home improvement project with the largest return for your money!
Reason #3: It is low tech.
Are you opening your garage door by hand? There is a lot of wonderful technology that makes accessing your garage easier than ever. Modern garage door openers are very high-tech. You can get one that improves the safety and security of your home. Some units even have Wi-Fi technology.
If you have a garage door that you love, but don’t love the way it opens, contact Cheney to see about getting a new garage door opener installed.
Reason #4: It is old.
Garage doors do not last forever. If you have an old one, you may soon face a time when it suddenly stops working. According to Popular Mechanics, the average garage door stops working the 13,476th time you use it.
How old is too old? A good one can be expected to last somewhere between 15 and 30 years.
However, a lot of factors go into how long a garage door will last. Was it professionally installed by a qualified technician? Is it made of durable materials? Garage doors will last longer if they have been getting regular proper maintenance over the years.
WHY SPRING IS THE BEST TIME FOR NEW INSTALLATION
Just as we head out of a cold Kansas winter, this is the perfect time to get that replacement job scheduled. During the winter, the harsh conditions can take a toll on your garage door. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can cause imperfections in wood and paint. Waiting until after the winter season has passed will keep those conditions from being a factor on a new door for many months.
The spring’s mild temperatures are ideal for a garage door replacement. Of course, our installers will tell you they would prefer to install a door in 70-degree weather instead of when it’s freezing or during a Kansas summer heat wave. But for the homeowner, temperature is a factor for you, too.
The work of installing a new one will mean you don’t have a closed garage door for periods of time. In the winter this can lead to a loss of heat in your home and in the summer, a loss of cool air.
Another great reason to get a new garage door in the spring is simply to have the job done before the summer. You may have a lot of plans and trips ahead of you over the summer months, and so getting this project completely done by then leaves one less thing off your plate. If upgrading your opener is part of the replacement, it will also provide you with much more functional and efficient access to enjoying your outdoor summer activities around your house.
HOW TO DECIDE ON A NEW GARAGE DOOR
Getting a new garage door can be more complicated than a lot of other home improvement projects. There is much more to this decision than just color. You have many factors and options to consider. From the style of door, style of window, to the material and color, you have a lot of options in getting the exact door that’s perfect for your home and style.
For some, it can seem like a daunting decision.
Fortunately, we’re here to help! Cheney Door Company specializes in garage door installation. We are happy to assist homeowners with every decision along the way. We provide free consultations to help you find the perfect one for your home.
Stop by our showroom to see and touch your garage possibilities. We have options on display at each of our 3 locations:
PROFESSIONAL GARAGE DOOR INSTALLATION
The first step to making a new garage door a reality is to call us! Request a free quote online from Cheney today. We will respond quickly to help get you the information and guidance to start making the decisions on your home’s garage upgrade.
Cheney Door Company has been installing garage doors in Kansas for 50 years! A Cheney garage door you get installed this spring will look great and can be counted on to work perfectly for decades to come.
Best Home Remodeling Investment
How New Garage Doors or Windows Nearly Pays for Themselves
If you are like most homeowners, you have a long list of home improvement projects you want to get done. The ideas of how to improve your rooms and spaces can seem never ending. And sometimes, determining which projects to focus on or to prioritize can be difficult.
YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT ROI
One of the best ways to determine which home improvement project you should take on next is by looking at your home as an investment. You would want to focus first on the work that will bring you the most return on your investment (ROI).
There are a lot of ways a project’s ROI can be calculated. You can consider how much more you will be benefited by some projects more than others. Perhaps it’s a poorly functioning kitchen or an eyesore of a garage door on display for all the neighbors to see. But beyond the level of satisfaction, you could consider each upgrade will bring you, there is one very black-and-white method to calculate a home renovation’s ROI.
Which home improvement project will result in the biggest increase on the value of your home?
Whether you are looking to sell your home soon or not for another decade or two, a homeowner should make sure the home improves its value. What projects will help you best do that? If you spend $20,000 on a kitchen renovation but that only increases your home’s value by $10,000, then you will only get 50% of the money you spent.
Very rarely will you ever get 100% back of the money you spent on an upgrade. But it sometimes does happen. According to a new survey, one of the cheapest home renovation projects you can do is estimated to net you back nearly every penny you spent on it.
That one home project is getting a new garage door. Keep reading to see how much of a good investment this is.
The EVER-CHANGING Real Estate Market
You have probably heard stories of how much certain projects will improve the value of your home. But what was a great investment for resale 12 years ago (or even 5 years ago) is not the same as it is today. Trends and homebuyer expectations are constantly changing.
Advice you heard on a rerun of an HGTV show to add on a bedroom or get a new deck may have been true ten years ago, but not today. So, if getting work done that increases your home’s value is important, you want to be sure you are making decisions based on current market information.
What is important to the value of your home in 2021? The answer might surprise you. We have broken down information from Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 Cost vs Value report to show you the best 6 home renovations for the highest financial return on investment. Do any of the house projects on your list make this list?
More than 20 popular home improvement projects were factored into this list. These fare much better than a lot of other home improvement projects. Renovations that were once top ROI options like getting a new bathroom addition on or doing a major kitchen remodel, won’t likely result in even getting a 40% return on the money you spend this year.
GARAGE DOOR: A BIGGER & QUICKER RETURN ON INVESTMENT
As you can see by the above list, not only is a garage door replacement one that pays off, it’s also just about the cheapest listed renovation you can do. But there is even more reason why it’s a smart investment to make on your home.
Ask any real estate agent about remodeling projects and they’ll add another reason why getting a new garage door is ideal for someone looking to sell their home right now. This upgrade won’t just likely raise the amount you’ll be offered, but it will increase how much quicker those bids will come in.
We cannot underestimate how important curb appeal is in selling a home. Many buyers will show up to see a house and be so turned off by the exterior that they won’t even get out of their vehicle. You can’t sell a home if people are too turned off by the outside to be willing to see the inside.
Best Time to Get a Garage Door Installation
Many people who have done upgrades on a home they are preparing to sell have experienced a similar kind of regret. They regretted waiting so long to get the work done. While the renovations did make their home sell for more money (and probably more quickly), they didn’t get to enjoy the upgrades of their home while living in it themselves.
Whether it was the beauty and functionality of a new garage door or the convenience of an additional bathroom, getting the home improvement project your house needs before you’re ready to sell it means you will actually get to enjoy it.
A Cheney Garage Door you get installed today will still be looking great and working perfectly for decades to come. In fact, potential house buyers can be rest assured that you had a door installed by the proven and trusted Kansas company who are experts at installing commercial and residential garage doors. We have been installing garage doors in Kansas for 50 years!
WICHITA HOME BUYING TRENDS
Getting a new garage door for your home isn’t just a national trend. When it comes to making a smart investment for your home, upgrading your garage door is one of the best things you can do in the Wichita real estate market and across Kansas.
Cheney Door Company provides professional garage door installation here in Wichita. We also have a location in Salina and one in Hutchinson. We can bring you a variety of options to find the perfect garage door to fit your home, and one that will be the envy of the neighborhood. Scroll through our various types of window styles, textures, and colors to start imaging how your home could look.
You can visit our showrooms at any of our three locations. We can walk you through the various options you have for a beautiful new garage door. We provide a custom consultation to your needs and will give you a free estimate for your new garage door and professional installation.
UNIQUE HOME UPGRADES
While this list included the biggest projects that can increase the value of a home, there are a lot of smaller home improvements that can really improve your living space and your home’s value. Cheney Door Company provides a variety of smart home solutions that make life easier. Take a look at the variety of other projects you can consider for your home:
When you’re ready to see how a new garage door, new windows or dozens of other renovation projects could improve your home, give Cheney Door Company a call. In Wichita, call (316) 262-2098. In Hutchinson call (620) 669-9306, and in Salina call (785) 820-8366.
Garage Door Services for 50 Years
Cheney Door Company Celebrates our 50th Anniversary
50 YEARS OF PROVEN QUALITY
2021 is a momentous year for everyone at Cheney Door Company. This year marks our 50th year of providing excellent quality garage door service and more in Kansas.
It has been a half century of growth and adapting to change. But being a local family-owned company, we kept to our commitment of focusing on quality product and service and are proud to celebrate this great accomplishment. We are proud to be the largest, most quality and service oriented overhead door company in the state of Kansas.
CHENEY DOOR COMPANY TIMELINE
1971: Our story starts in 1971 when Keith Bomholt first opened the business. Back then, the company was operated out of the garage in his home in Cheney, Kansas. We eventually moved the company to Wichita at 145 Pattie St. just south of Douglas.
1980: Cheney Door opened a new location to serve another large Kansas population with our garage door services and more. We opened our Hutchison location first at 818 W. 2nd St. We later relocated our Hutchinson operation to its current location at 2701 E. 17th Ave.
1989: Cheney Door Company merged with Graf Garage Doors. This merger provided us with the opportunity to expand the products and services we provide. It also allowed us to fulfill the growing demands of area builders.
1994: Demand for our work grew and so we found ourselves needing a larger space to serve all our clients. We found that space not far away. In 1994, Cheney Door Company moved from its Pattie St. location just two blocks east, to our current location at 136 Lulu St.
The new 18,600-square-foot site includes a showroom that displays Raynor and Wayne-Dalton garage doors and Beam built-in vacuum systems. This location continues to serve as our Wichita headquarters.
1994: Cheney Door Co. was honored as New Dealer of the Year for 1993 by Beam Built-In Vacuums, which makes central cleaning systems for the home.
1995: Cheney Door received the International Door Association’s Joe Caputo Dealer of the Year Award. This award is given to dealers who demonstrate high integrity, be quality oriented, display community involvement and serve as a model door dealer company.
1998: Our company was honored for Door Dealer Excellence in the areas of business management, technical knowledge, and safety awareness by the Institute of Door Dealer Education & Accreditation.
1999: Cheney Door was given the Winner’s Circle Award by Raynor’s Garage Doors for superior sales achievement. Cheney was ranked as one of the top 50 Raynor distributors worldwide.
2000: Company President Keith Bomholt received the seal of approval from the International Door Association to become the only Accredited Door Dealer in Kansas.
2001: Much more than garage door service: Cheney Door expands its services by providing installation of entry doors.
2003: Keith Bomholt received the International Door Association’s Director Service Award for his elected service in the industry organization.
2007: Cheney Door expands its services by providing installation of gates.
2008: Cheney Door Company received the Top 20 of 2007 Award from BEAM Central Vacuum Systems.
2012: Cheney Door begins providing audio video services.
2015: Cheney Door expands its commercial door services by providing installation of automatic doors.
2016: Keith Bomholt received the Jerry R. Reynolds Volunteer Leadership Award from the International Door Association.
Making a Splash Celebrating our Wichita Community
Cheney Door Company has been a big supporter of the communities we provide service to. Having been in Wichita for most of our long legacy, we got involved in a lot of different ways here in the ICT.
One of the favorite community activities our Cheney team looked forward to every year were the Bathtub Races of the Wichita River Festival. We jumped in feet first and took this friendly competition quite seriously. Over the years we were fortunately to participate, we won many awards in both the Men’s and Women’s Bathtub Race classes. We even broke speed records!
In 1998, Cheney Door Company sets a new speed record in the Wichita River Festival Bathtub Race – covering the 275-yeard course in only 1 minute 11:73 seconds!
Thank you, Kansas!
Thank you to all of our customers, partners and staff who have been a part of our success. We have enjoyed every single one of the last 50 years – and look forward to providing another 50 years of quality service Kansans can continue to rely upon.
CONTACT CHENEY DOOR TODAY
Trust the door company serving your friends and neighbors for half a century. For entry doors, garage doors, gates, smart home solutions and so much more, contact us for a FREE QUOTE and to learn how Cheney Door Company can make your next project a reality.
You can reach us at any one of our 3 Kansas locations:
In Wichita, call (316) 262-2098
In Hutchinson, call (620) 669-9306
In Salina, call (785) 820-8366