The Risks of a Broken Garage Door

Garages are great additions to any home. They allow you to store your car and other belongings without worry of theft or vandalism.

However, even the best garages are not designed to last forever, and garages do sometimes break. If your garage door ever stops working, you will want to get it fixed as quickly as possible. This is especially true if the garage door has stopped working due to a spring issue.

While many people do not take broken garage doors seriously, they actually pose a major risk, which is why your broken garage door should be fixed right away.

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Why Should Professionals Install Your Garage Door?

When you need renovations around your home, you might be tempted to take the job on yourself. If you have some free time, you may like the idea of being proud for a job well done that you did with your own two hands. However, with replacing your garage door, you may find this is a job best left to the professionals. Here is why.

Safety Is a Real Concern

Garage doors, especially wood, are very heavy. You need to have enough helpers to assist you with the full weight of the door as the door is removed. When you are not experienced in removing garage doors, this can lead to disastrous results with possible multiple injuries. Continue reading “Why Should Professionals Install Your Garage Door?”

4 Reasons to Convert to a Multiple Panel Garage Door

The single panel garage door style has been in use since Leno Martin created the first one-piece overhead garage door in 1936. This door type was an improvement over the more awkward swing-out style carriage doors that were in use.

At first, the concept of a roll-up multiple panel door was popular in industrial and commercial areas, but not yet used in residential homes. Today the multiple panel garage door is the most popular garage door style in use. Continue reading “4 Reasons to Convert to a Multiple Panel Garage Door”

Tips for Installing Windows in Your Garage Door

The typical garage is infamous for being dark, damp, and dingy. One way to give your garage a new lease of life is to install windows to let in light, enhance your home’s curb appeal, and simply improve the aesthetics of your garage door.

Installing windows on garage doors is somewhat of a new style, but as a homeowner, you will appreciate the benefits of these new additions. Continue reading “Tips for Installing Windows in Your Garage Door”

Wind-Rated Garage Doors: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Utah experiences strong winds that can result in damage to residential, commercial, and municipal property. If you do not have a wind-rated garage door yet, seriously consider installing one. Here is a quick guide to wind-rated garage doors as you gear up to install one in your home.

Wind-Rated Garage Door Benefits

Wind-rated garage doors are different from standard garage doors in several ways. First, wind-rated doors consist of several layers of steel, wood paneling, aluminum, and other forms of insulation, making these doors comparably thicker and resistant to high wind speeds. Continue reading “Wind-Rated Garage Doors: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know”

Why Is Your Garage Door Bowing?

A garage door is more than just a functional entryway for your car. It’s part of your home’s exterior aesthetics, and it deserves all the attention and admiration it gets. But if your door is warped, it can throw off the entire appearance of your home.

Instead of a fresh, clean look, a warped garage door makes your home look old and uncared for — even though you may work hard to maintain it. Along with the unattractive appearance that a warped door gives your home, it can pose functionality and safety issues.

If you’re still not convinced that a warped garage door is something that needs attention ASAP, take a look at the basics behind this condition.

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Getting a New Garage Door Installed

Do you need a new garage door? Getting a new garage door installed will both update the look of your home and make your garage safer and more convenient. Here’s what you can expect when installing a new garage door.

Finding the Right Garage Door

Before you get your garage door installed, you will need to figure out which garage door is best for you. Garage doors come in a large inventory of styles and materials, from rustic wood to modern metal.

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Why Won’t Your Garage Door Close?

You press the button on your garage door remote and. . . nothing. It’s been a long day at work, and you’ve pulled your car into the garage and tried closing the door, but now the door just won’t shut. The worst part of it all is that you have no idea why.

You hit the button another time. Again, nothing. What’s going on? There are several possible issues at play here, ranging from the mild to the much more serious. Continue reading “Why Won’t Your Garage Door Close?”

Replace or Repair? The Best Way to Address Your Garage Door Issues

Your garage door is one of the largest components of your home’s exterior. Ideally, your garage door seals off your garage space from the elements, keeps would-be intruders out, and completes the look of your home.

However, damage to your garage door can make it nonfunctional, less safe, or simply unattractive.

Whether this damage comes due to a vehicle-related accident or to wear and tear over time, it’s important that you respond appropriately to protect your garage and your entire home. In this blog, we discuss which situations call for garage door replacement over repair and vice versa.

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What’s the Difference Between Oil-Tempered and Zinc-Galvanized Torsion Springs?

garagedoorwithspringsIf you ever need a torsion spring replacement for your garage door, there’s plenty you’ll need to consider as you choose among the many options available to you. In addition to choosing the right length, wire size, and weight, you’ll also have to decide whether you should use an oil-tempered torsion spring or opt for its zinc-galvanized counterpart.

Both oil-tempered and zinc-galvanized torsion springs offer their own unique sets of advantages and drawbacks. The following takes an in-depth look at both types of garage-door torsion springs so you can decide which option works best for your particular garage door. Continue reading “What’s the Difference Between Oil-Tempered and Zinc-Galvanized Torsion Springs?”