The Biggest Garage Door Problem

Have you ever stopped to think about the biggest trouble that seems to be behind garage door malfunctions and problems? Many people believe that the issue stems from the garage door itself. However, that is not the case. The majority of the time, it is because of the automatic reverse mechanism. Specifically, it happens because the photo eyes are not aligned properly.
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Outdated Garage Doors are Dangerous

Do you know that you interact with an enormous and dangerous system on a daily basis? The garage door is many things – handy, easy to use, and helpful in securing the home. However, it can also be dangerous, especially if it is outdated.

Unfortunately, many homeowners think they can let it go “a bit longer”, particularly if the door still opens and closes on command.
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Should I add windows to my garage door?

Contemporary Garage Door

So you feel your garage door works well and you are satisfied with its performance, but maybe it deserves a little makeover. Are you wondering if you should add decorative windows to improve its looks? Even if you already have windows in your current garage door and would like to change them, here is a blog to get a clearer picture of what to consider.

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


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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Consider a Carriage House Garage Door

Carriage house style

What do you think of when you think about a carriage house? Many people will think about a beautiful manor house or elegant mansion from days long past where the carriage would be kept before going out for a trip to or through town. It makes people think of the countryside, and it evokes images of beauty and class. These types of doors were popular in the 50s and 60s, as well, and for some people, carriage house doors make them think of this era.

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