Avoid danger by updating your garage door today!

Have you noticed that your garage door has started getting noisier lately? Maybe you just chalk it up to the door aging and put off inspecting it or doing any maintenance. After all, the door is still working, maybe it’s just taking a little extra time lately. What could go wrong, right?

The thing is, you can wait if you want to and see if anything gets worse. However, you take a risk if something is wrong and it isn’t rectified. Nobody wants to leave themselves or their family in harm’s way, which is why you may want to consider updating your garage door sooner, rather than later.

Below we’ll give some insight into the risks of continuing without repair or replacement.

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Are You Spending Too Much on Electricity Because of the Garage Door?

 

How much thought and research have you done regarding your garage door? When many people look at garage doors, they only check to see if they have insulation and that they have a good R-value. However, there is far more to consider. Even when the R-values might seem similar, there are quite a few things that can cause a difference in the energy efficiency of the garage door. For example, if you do not have quality thermal breaks and top-performing weatherseals, you could be wasting money on electricity.

If you are getting ready to buy a new garage door, now is the time to make sure that you understand what you should be looking for if you want to see a real reduction in the cost of your AC and heating.

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Tips to Select a Garage Door that Match Carriage House

contemporary garage door inspiration

You might hear the term carriage house and envision a grand property with all kinds of iconic visions of luxury and elegance. Yet, you can also incorporate many parts of that appealing concept into your home design.

In fact, it was already done in the 1950s, when a lot of designers integrated the appealing, country-style swing garage doors into properties, giving them the traditional carriage house finish. Since the early 2000s, this style has re-emerged and become more and more popular with those who like to add an element of rural and old-fashioned style to even an urban home.

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Reasons to Install a Sectional Door on a Shed, Barn or Small Garage?

If you currently have, or are improving or building a shed, barn or small garage, you have a lot of choices to make. One important choice is whether or not to add a sectional door to the structure. Is it a good idea? Yes, and below are four very good reasons why. Before we look at them, though, let’s first consider a few issues about these structures and their needs.
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How to Tell a Good Garage Door Business From a Bad One


Although the Internet has made it easier than ever to find the products and services we need, it can also make it difficult to distinguish a good product or service provider from a poor or bad one. This is true of garage door businesses, too. Even if you experience just one untrustworthy firm, it can sour you on all garage door businesses. This is why we want to provide you with some tips for how to tell a good garage door business from a bad one; uncovering how amateur or incompetent services gain trust, impress and mislead and get your business.
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Guide to Garage Door Openers by Middlesex Overhead Doors


You probably already know that electric garage door openers make life easier. This is especially true when a storm decides to open up as soon as you open the door to your vehicle. Most electric door openers last a long time and don’t need to be replaced very often, but sometimes an opener reaches the end of its life, requiring you to get a new one. Sometimes a part may also go out and need replacing. In that case, knowing the terms used by a garage door specialist can make it easier to discuss what you need.
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Best Options for Garage Flooring


Out of all the areas of your property, the garage probably gets the worst of the abuse. After all, you are driving your vehicle into and out of the garage, or you are storing items and sliding boxes around the garage in most cases. Whether it is scratches on the floor, marks from tires, oil stains, dirt, or anything else that gets on the floor, it can be difficult to keep things clean and in shape. Choosing the right flooring can help with this.
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To fix or replace your garage door – that is the question!


Are you noticing strange sounds emanating from your garage door? Is it not performing quite the way it once did? Are you wondering whether you should fix it, or just rip the whole thing out and go with a new door? Don’t take too long about making the decision – you could be compromising your safety.
 
There could be any number of reasons why your garage door is acting up, or even failing to work. You might be able to get by with repairs, or you might have to replace the door. The following guide should help you to make the right decision.
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