Wood vs. Metal Garage Doors

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What’s the best choice of material for your garage door? Just like garage door styles, each material has its own pros and cons. It’s up to you to weigh them up and decide which one best fits your needs. This blog is here to help you decide by comparing the pros and cons of two popular garage door materials – wood and metal. Wood garage doors When choosing a wood garage door, you can opt for real wood or a composite material, mimicking the look of real wood but with slightly different properties. As a traditional garage door material, widely in use before metal and composite materials like fiberglass, wood gives your garage door and home an elegant look. But the style of wooden garage doors is diverse, with a…
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A Guide to Insulating Your Garage Door

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With winter around the corner, we’re all thinking about how to keep our homes warm without ramping up the heating costs. Your home is likely well-insulated to keep it temperate and comfortable all year round, but what about your garage? Read on for information about insulating your garage door. Should you insulate your garage door? The biggest factor when deciding whether to insulate your garage door or not is whether your garage is detached or attached to your house. If your garage is connected to your home, then it will be transferring the cold from inside the garage into your home. You’ll then need to spend more money heating your home. It’ll be like a constant battle. If your garage is detached, then insulation isn’t as crucial. But, if you…
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Top Tips for Organizing Your Garage

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Is your garage a useful space that you love or is it more of a dumping ground? Garages can be great for storage and lots of other uses, but only if you organize them properly in a way that maximizes the space available to you. If you want to get your garage into shape, then here are some tips for turning it into an organizational dream come true. Wall storage Many people only think about the space they have on the floor for storage. So, they place cabinets, drawers, and shelving units that take up a lot of room. This encroaches on the rest of the garage and leaves it looking crowded. You should also think about vertical space, especially all that unused space on your walls. Installing hooks, rails,…
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Popular Colors for New Garage Doors

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You’ve got lots of different style choices when it comes to installing a new garage door. The direction it opens in, size, material, and the icing on the cake…color! The color you finish your garage door with can completely change its appearance. You could go with a muted, neutral color or something brighter to really catch the eye. If you’re deciding which color is right for your garage door, read on as we discuss some of the popular options to help you choose. Neutral paint colors If you want a garage door that complements and blends in with the rest of your house and neighborhood, then take a look at the colors that are prominent on the front of your house. Pick out a color or a color scheme that…
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How Green is My Garage Door?

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Are you trying to do what you can to limit your negative impact on our planet? When we all make small changes, we can make a big difference. A good place to start is your garage. They can be a big source of wasted heat and energy, so we’ve put together some tips to help you make your garage greener. Insulate your garage door A properly insulated garage door will help to keep the warm air in and the cold air out during winter, and vice versa during summer. This can save you a lot of money and energy on heating and cooling your garage. This is especially important if your garage is attached to your home, as the cold or hot air from your garage will affect the internal…
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How to Make Your Garage Door Last Longer

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The lifespan of a garage door can greatly vary from one case to the next. Anywhere between 10 and 30 years is common. If possible, you want to get yours closer to the higher end of this range so that you get your money’s worth. With this in mind, here are some tips to help you get more years out of your garage door. Keep an eye on its condition You go in and out of it every day, but do you pay much attention to your garage door and its condition? You should monitor your garage door so that you notice if anything needs attention. Pay attention to how the important parts look, how the door sounds when opening and closing, and how it opens. If the door is…
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Do You Need A New Garage Door or A New Opener?

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There are lots of components that go into making your garage door work. The two biggest ones are the door itself and the electronic door opener. It can be hard to separate the two when it comes to the operation of the door, so how can you tell which is at fault when your garage door starts to malfunction? Let’s look at some problems you might be facing with your garage door and assess whether it’s a problem with the door or with the garage door opener. Your door won’t open or close There can be several reasons why your garage door won’t open or close properly. It could have fallen off its tracks, a spring may have snapped, or it may be a problem with the garage door opener.…
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Don’t Try That Garage Door Repair Yourself, Call A Specialist! Here Are 4 Good Reasons Why…

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Is your garage door a little worse for wear? Your first response to a broken garage door might be to grab the toolkit and start tinkering away. But stop! Before you attempt any garage door repairs yourself, read this blog to find out why it’s a much better idea to call a professional. For your own safety The average garage door weighs between 130-175 lb. You wouldn’t want to imagine this falling on you while you’re working on it. But with problems like snapped cables and broken garage door springs, this can be a real risk if you’re not experienced with garage door repair. Not to mention that if you make a mistake in your DIY repairs, the door could potentially come crashing down at any time. Keep you and…
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What to Do If You Damage Your Garage Door

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Maybe you backed up a little too far in your car, or maybe some extreme weather conditions are to blame. Whatever happened, you’ve damaged your garage door and need to know what to do next. Or maybe you’re just reading this to be fully prepared in case serious damage happens in the future. Either way, read on for advice on what to do if you’ve damaged your garage door. Assess the damage Inspect the garage door to see how bad the damage it, but make sure you stay safe while doing so. Is it just superficial damage to the panels of your garage door or are the moving parts damaged too? Check the condition of the springs and cables, and check whether the rollers are still securely on their tracks.…
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Single Panel vs. Sectional Garage Doors

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Is it time for a new garage door? Whether it’s for your home or for a commercial space, you have two main options when it comes to the type of garage door you choose – sectional or single panel. In this article, we’ll explain the difference between these styles and help you decide which one is right for you. Sectional garage doors Sectional garage doors are the most common type of garage door you’ll see here in the US. They are made up of multiple panels that fold up one after another when you open or close the door. Let’s look at some of the advantages of choosing a sectional garage door: Since they’re the most commonly installed type of garage door, this also means that they’re the most readily…
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