Building Science: An inside look at new garage door technology from Wayne-Dalton

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 11, 2012

You’ve heard us say before that at Shea Homes, we believe every part of the home matters. That’s why we don’t compromise on quality, and new Shea homes in Arizona come standard with name brand products like Wayne-Dalton Garage Doors.

So what are the benefits for the buyer? Check out these great features of the Wayne-Dalton 5120 model, one of our favorites: 

Increased safety in your home: 

  • Pinch-resistant door panels are designed so closing sections actually push fingers safely out of harm’s way.
  • The Wayne-Dalton TorqueMaster® Plus is the first counterbalance system to seal springs safely within a steel tube. It contains an anti-drop feature that eliminates the risk of door “free fall” and prevents potential serious injury.
  • The polyurethane foam that insulates the panels is CFC-11-free, so it’s environmentally friendly. 

Energy Efficiency: 

  • The foamed-in-place R-9.0 polyurethane insulation improves the energy efficiency of a home and blocks unwanted street noise from entering living areas that adjoin the garage. The Tough-Guard vinyl backer also adds beauty and durability to the interior of the garage door. 


  • The foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation is chemically bonded to each steel section, creating a structure with higher strength and dent resistance.
  • Heavy-gauge steel wraparound end caps trim-out door edges for better appearance, improved strength, and protection of the insulation from damage. 

Clean and clutter free look: 

  • Embossed, high tensile steel panels give the look of wood with the strength of steel.
  • Sound-absorbing insulation makes the door operate quieter, reducing wind noise, and is energy efficient.
  • Shea Homes also offers two advanced Wayne-Dalton garage door openers. The ceiling mounted prodrive® opener is available in either a belt or chain rail. The patented wall-mounted idrivePRO® eliminates the belt, chain, screw drive, and track that clutter a garage door ceiling. Pair it with our pinch resistant door and TorqueMaster spring systems to eliminate the need for installing photo eyes. And, if you select the exclusive Z-Wave® technology option, the openers work wirelessly with our complete range of Home Controls products.
  • Door panels are also guaranteed through Wayne-Dalton against cracking or splitting due to rust-through for up to 10 years.

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