Could how your garage door is made run up your electricity bill?

Contemporary Garage Door

 

From a distance, many insulated garage doors seem similar, and when the R-values (or RSI) of two doors are equivalent, aren’t I getting the same bang for my buck? Definitely not! Take a closer look and if a door isn’t equipped with effective thermal breaks and top-performing weatherseals, you may be unnecessarily losing heat to the outdoors.

So if the time has come to buy a new garage door, here is what all homeowners should know when shopping around.

These specific features should be present if you want to get the biggest reduction in your heating and air conditioning bill:

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Need CARRIAGE HOUSE garage door inspiration… you’ve come to the right place!

CARRIAGE HOUSE

The words “carriage house” conjure up feelings of a gracious, classic era of warmth and luxury. Images of the countryside and of craftsmanship. Just these words attract us to the lifestyle…

This nostalgia for the past, including those country-style swing garage doors of the 50s and 60s, made a reemergence, starting around the year 2000. It has become a way to capture that feeling of yesteryear, of a rural existence… but while living the urban life. Manufacturers of metal garage doors have followed the trend and adapted their doors to give the appearance of wood, but without the drawbacks of that material, chiefly related to maintenance.

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How to tell that a garage door business isn’t serious

It’s not always easy to know at a first glance if a company in the garage door business is serious and competent. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, it only takes one rotten apple to spoil the whole barrel. A bad experience with one operation may leave you more than wary. It can also undermine the credibility of all the other garage door specialists who perform their jobs professionally and only want to provide you with work well done
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Garage Door Openers 101 by Gutwein Quality Doors, Inc


Electric garage door openers unquestionably make our lives easier, especially that day when, on the way home, an unexpected rainstorm is certain to drench us if we so much as open the car door. Though they last a long time, and thus don’t need to be changed very often, the day may come when you need a part replaced following a service call, or ultimately switch out your old worn-out one for a newer model. Here are the terms used by garage door specialist when talking about garage door openers.
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Garage flooring: what are my options?


Let’s be honest…your garage floor takes a lot of abuse and shows signs of wear pretty quickly compared to other floors around your home. Tire marks, oil stains from all the equipment you store in the garage, bikes, sporting equipment…and let’s not forget the dirt from your car!
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A garage door dilemma – should I fix it or do I need a new door?


Quite a few reasons may cause your garage door not to operate smoothly or even straight out stop working. To help you recognize your situation and make the decision to repair or replace part of or the whole door, here is a clear guide.
 
Are abnormal sounds coming from your garage door? Has it stopped working like it used to? Maybe tomorrow or even later in the season would be best to see about fixing or replacing a defective part… However, you could be risking your safety!
 
 
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