If your garage door opener is from the days when the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, then it’s probably the time to think seriously about changing it.
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.
Here, in a short question and short answer format, are the 10 most often asked questions from homeowners when the time comes to purchase a garage door opener. There may be many others, but here is a brief list of those that garage door specialists receive most frequently.
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:
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.
You are building a shed or small garage yourself, or having it built, and wondering if it would be a good idea also to add a sectional door to it. Is it really worth it?
Let’s take a look at 4 good reasons to install one.
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
None of us wants to be handed a $250 garage door repair bill just for having a broken spring and some worn rollers changed. However, you can avoid this type of unpleasant surprise by following these wise tips.
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.
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!