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Doctor Finds Cure To Noise In Latest Curb Appeal

October 25, 2006

Kim Sinkford always knew when her husband was coming home late from a long run at the hospital's emergency room. His arrival was signaled by a noisy garage door being opened to park the car in their Washington, D.C. home.

The noisy door would often wake their young child, who was sleeping in a bedroom over the garage.

Not anymore.

  Kim and Dr. Stan Sinkford of Washington, D.C. pose in front of their newly-installed Martin Door with Dave Martin and Jeffrey Titus. Installation of the door was part of an upcoming segment of "Curb Appeal" that will be aired on Home and Garden Television (HGTV).  

Kim and Dr. Stan Sinkford were the recipients of a new Martin Garage Door and opener as part of a segment of "Curb Appeal" filmed in the Capital District in August of this year. Jeffery Titus of Shore Doors in Stevensville, Maryland installed the door.

Kim and her husband chose to get a rusty iron powder coat door to go with a new overall look for their home. She is pleased with the result.

Dave Martin, chairman for Martin Door Manufacturing, was on hand to be interviewed for the taping of the show. He was interviewed briefly for potential use in the final segment, which will be aired in the spring of 2007.

For Titus, the TV installation was a double whammy. He admitted it was different having cameras in his face, but said he especially enjoyed meeting Dave Martin again as a result.

A Martin dealer for the past three years, Titus said he first came in contact with MDM at an International Door Association show. He met Dave Martin for the first time, at that show. He began installing the door, as a higher end option for his customers.

"There are very little hiccups with a Martin Door," Titus said of the installation. He also praised workers at Martin Door for the way the doors are packaged. "I've never had a damaged door," he said.

Curb Appeal is a popular prime-time weekly television show hosted by Rick Spence and is broadcast on Home & Garden Television (HGTV). It can be seen in over 90 million homes across the country and is broadcast multiple times throughout the year.

The focus of the series is to show how to improve and enhance a home's appearance as viewed from the street. On each episode, designers take a house and help the homeowners literally transform it for maximum appeal.