Let the Light In

All-Glass Garage Doors for Venue & Lodge in Soldotna, Alaska

by Kathy Ziprik, public relations representative, Haas Doors

The owners of Lone Moose Lodge and RV Park in Soldotna, Alaska, recently added a special events venue to their complex for weddings and other occasions.  The goal of bringing the outdoors inside at the building was achieved by incorporating Haas® garage doors into the design of the 4,000 sq.ft. structure. 

         “In Alaska, the outdoors is such a big part of life that we want to bring it indoors to be part of the experience of our location,” said Daniel Davis, manager of the family-owned The Lodge at Lone Moose.  Designed for weddings, showers, retreats, and other special activities, The Lodge at Lone Moose sits alongside the massive Kenai River.  When open, the three Haas garage doors at the venue allow guests immediate access to the 1,000 sq.ft. outdoor deck.  When closed, the garage doors bring natural light and scenery into the meeting space.

         “The all-glass garage doors really show off the custom lighting, woodwork, and fireplace in The Lodge,” said Davis.  “We’re open year-round, so the selection of the right glass in the garage doors was very important to us.  The options from Haas Door allowed us to choose the very best product for this building.  From a design standpoint, the garage doors make a big impact.  People can see all the way through the building.”

         The three Commercial Aluminum 320 Series garage doors at The Lodge, installed by Door Systems of Alaska, Chugiak, Alaska, include insulated glazing in the clear tempered glass.  The sophisticated straight-line look of the commercial garage doors maximizes views and sunlight.  The rust-free and corrosion-free heavy grade aluminum garage doors feature tongue-and-groove section joints with bulb seals for energy efficiency that meet IECC air infiltration requirements.  For enhanced design appeal, Davis selected a black anodized frame color. 

         “We were really pleased when Door Systems of Alaska suggested these garage doors for this new building,” said Davis.  Door Systems of Alaska has been installing Haas garage doors for more than 20 years.

         “Our company installs a lot of Haas Door products in this area for mostly commercial projects,” said Jason Slater, project/operations manager at Door Systems of Alaska.  “We’ve installed Haas garage doors on everything from breweries to firehouses to warehouses.  We trust them.  In fact, the doors we installed on our first new shop back in 2003 were 3”-thick Haas garage doors with an R-Value of 25.8, and they’re still performing extremely well today.”

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