Also online at: www.dijonline.co.uk 52 THE door industry journal spring 2019 Domestic Garage Doors 10 reasons for promoting Accoya garage doors to your customers You may have heard of Accoya but at Woodrite Doors they are almost evangelical in their belief! Here’s what makes them so excited: 1. The manufacturers of Accoya state “Guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground or freshwater” – impressive! Woodrite and their stain partner Teknos are consequently very confident in their warranty of up to 10-year on the door’s finish! 2. Accoya has properties that match or exceed those of the best tropical hardwoods and treated woods, yet is lighter, ideal for garage doors. 3. Accoya has impressive dimensional stability - swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75% or more compared to other timber and won’t warp and is virtually rot proof. 4. Accoya’s improved stability means coatings last up to two times longer and paint finishes don’t suffer from tannin leaching through and discolouring the paint finish. If you need to paint a door, nothing, but nothing is better than Accoya! 5. Accoya is easier to coat and less preparation and sanding is required. 6. Accoya is very sustainable – by significantly enhancing the durability and dimensional stability of fast-growing, abundantly available certified wood species, Accoya sustainable woods provide compelling environmental advantages over scarce slow growing hardwoods and woods treated with toxic chemicals. 7. Accoya is made by a process called acetylation that reacts the wood with acetic anhydride, which comes from acetic acid (vinegar when in dilute form). Acetyl groups are already naturally present in all wood species. This means that the manufacturing process adds nothing into the wood that does not already occur within it. 8. Accoya starts off as Radiata Pine that is nearly always plantation grown, completely renewable and PEFC and FSC certified. 9. Accoya looks amazing and, with the right stains, can be matched-in with other timbers. 10. Accoya is priced similarly to other hardwoods so there is no premium to pay for all the extra performance! So, there you have it, here endeth the Accoya gospel according to Woodrite. Accoya makes so much sense - promote it as the timber of choice!