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Archive: October 2020

How a New Garage Door Fixes These 5 Suburban Hassles

10/12/2020

If your garage door is old and beat up, a new door will obviously improve the curb appeal of your home, and by extension, its resale value. But have you considered how improved and convenient your life will be with a new door? Many of

4 Tips to Having the Best Garage Door in the Neighborhood

08/17/2020

The garage door is the largest front facing feature on your house. Why not have the best garage door in the neighborhood? Not only will it make your neighbors jealous, but your house will literally be worth more. In fact, your garage door is probably

Installing a New Garage Door? 6 Materials to Consider

02/3/2020

Thinking about installing a new garage door? It pays to do your research. And one of the first things to understand is that garage doors come in a variety of materials. Each has various advantages, shortcomings, and cost considerations. Here’s a brief breakdown on some

Thinking about a New Garage Door? 5 Signs It’s Time

01/20/2020

An attractive and well working garage door is important. It’s one of the biggest factors in determining the value of your home. It’s also important for peace of mind, convenience, and that cozy contented feeling of owning a beautiful home. And most homeowners replace their

Why You Should Invest Your Tax Return on New Garage Door Installation

04/22/2019

Expecting a big tax return this year? You could blow it on some new clothes, an ATV, or a vacation. Or you could invest it in a new garage door, which just happens to have one of the highest returns on investments for all home

Tight on Overhead Space? 3 Alternative Approaches to Garage Door Opener Installation

02/25/2019

Installing a new garage door opener on a new or existing garage door? Don’t be surprised if space ends up being a challenge. The carriage for a garage door opener is going to require a good deal of space so there’s room to allow it

Oil Tempered vs. Zinc Galvanized Torsion Garage Door Springs Explained

11/12/2018

Oil tempered garage door springs have been around for a long time, pretty much since the day the family car moved from the carriage stable into an actual garage. They’re probably the most common garage door spring. They work pretty well, but their Achilles tendon

Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Before Replacing Garage Door

10/29/2018

Most people only buy a new garage door once or twice in their lives. But if you own a home long enough, you’ll probably install a new door eventually. It’s an investment — one that’s worth doing right. And yes, garage doors can be pricey,

7 Awesome Renovation Ideas for Your Garage

08/13/2018

A home is more than just a roof for shelter. It’s the center of family life, the very place the best moments in our life take place. And one of the biggest areas of your home is most likely your garage. If you’re looking for

New Garage Door, Front Porch, Windows Top the List of Home Improvements

08/6/2018

Looking to make home improvements? Spring is a great time to begin. It’s a time for renewal, a chance to take stock and make improvements on the things we’ve put off all winter. But what’s the best bang for your buck when it comes to

Types of Garage Door Materials to Consider

When considering which kind of garage door to get, the type of material you choose can make all the difference when it comes to style, budget, and function. Wood and wood composite doors have a beautiful natural feel, but require more upkeep. Every few years, they’ll need to be sanded and repainted. Steel doors require less maintenance but are prone to dents. If you choose this route, you’ll definitely want one that has two layers of galvanized steel of at least 24 or 25 gauge. This will minimize dents. Aluminum is lightweight. The new aluminum doors on the market today are sturdy and heavy. You can also choose laminated panels that are dent resistant. A word of advice regarding aluminum doors: Don’t go too cheap. It will dent easily.

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