Here’s how to add some personality to your garage door

Here’s how to add some personality to your garage door

First of all, the attractiveness of your garage door is not something that should be overlooked. Not only do all your neighbors see it regularly, but if you needed to sell your home tomorrow, what would be the first thing potential buyers would see when they visited your residence? The garage door, of course!

Real estate agents are often heard saying that the architecture of your home is the reflection of your style, your values and your sense of aesthetics. As the garage door can represent between 25 and 40% of the façade of your home, it should be obvious that it should blend beautifully with your architecture.

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How can I keep my garage cool in the summer?

How can I keep my garage cool in the summer?

For most of us, the garage is one of the most neglected rooms of our homes. Seems strange, when we have been increasingly using this space as an extension of the house, whether as a playroom for our energetic kids, a spacious laundry room, or even our fitness studio. However, it is common in warmer climates for the garage to trap heat and humidity during the summer making it uninviting for most activities. As well, high humidity can lead to mold, rust on metal and a host of other problems. Here are some ways to resolve these issues and turn your garage into a summertime haven.

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An out-of-date garage door can pose a real danger!


You see it every morning when you leave for work and then again when you arrive in the evening. You tell yourself “It’s no big deal. It makes a lot of noise, but it can wait a little longer. After all, when I press the button on the remote, it still opens and closes.

That being said, yes… you can wait a little longer and get by with your old garage door. But what risks are you facing that could put your safety and that of your loved ones in jeopardy?

Here is what could result from your decision to postpone your purchase.
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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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