5 Top Reasons for Upgrading an Old Electric Garage Door Opener


There is a worn out saying that manufacturers “don’t make em like they used to”. This implies that a lot of the devices and machines we use today are not as good as older models, but when speaking about garage door openers, it is entirely false.
 
If you have an older model, one dating before the early 1990s, now’s the time to commit to upgrading it. Why? We have 5 very sound reasons for making this choice, and they look at safety, innovation and reliability.
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5 Reasons to Update a Garage Door

 Old garage door

It is easy to get so used to the things we use every day of our lives, that we forget they might need upkeep or maintenance. Garage doors are a prime example of this, and even when they act a bit out of the ordinary (making noises or moving slower than normal), we might ignore it.

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Top 10 Questions About Garage Door Openers


If you’ve ever had a question about a garage door opener, you’re in the right places. These are the 10 questions that we hear the most often from homeowners preparing to purchase a garage door opener. While there are many other questions that you may have, these 10 are the most frequently requested bits of information that we can share with you in easy question and answer format today.
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Hidden Ways Your Garage Door Could Be Costing You More


 
At a glance, it’s easy to think that most garage doors are the same. Other than aesthetics and size, they really don’t differ all that much. As long as you’re comparing garage doors with the same R-value, they’ll perform the same when it comes to reducing energy consumption and preventing temperature loss, right? Actually, that’s not correct. There’s a lot more to it.

In order for garage doors to perform correctly, they need to be manufactured of top-performing materials, be constructed with thermal breaks, and more. If you’re comparing doors based solely on R-value, then you could end up with one that doesn’t really do what you need it to in terms of reducing your heating and cooling costs. So, what should you look for?
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Why Choose a Carriage House Door for Your Garage?


Carriage house door designs bring to mind a classic appearance of a more-stylish era.
 
These doors evoke a sense of nostalgia, and you certainly are not alone if you are attracted to the kind of country-style doors that were so popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Carriage house doors became popular again in the early 2000s. Companies that specialize in metal garage doors have embraced this trend. They have perfected the carriage house look without using wood, which requires more maintenance than metal.
 
Garaga, for example, has 7 different door models in the carriage house style. This means that customers do not just have to choose one “classic” design, but they have multiple options. Here are some pointers for choosing the best carriage-house-style door for your garage.
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Can You Install a Sectional Door on a Shed, Barn or Small Garage?


Small outbuildings can be charming and useful. If you are planning a shed, small garage or small barn, have you thought about the doors you intend to install? While a sectional door (one similar to a garage door) may not seem typical, it can be a fantastic choice.
 
Why? There are a few reasons. Let’s start to explore them by learning a bit more about small outbuildings.
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How to avoid bad garage door businesses


When choosing a garage door service provider, you should be aware of the tricks used by incompetent amateur companies to get your business. These companies will rely on unskilled or inexperienced technicians who will leave you disappointed.

Perhaps you have already had a bad experience with a garage door company, and this has made you distrustful of the whole industry.

Here are some tips that can help you recognize low quality companies, and spot the tricks that many use to gain your trust. If you can pick out these “bad apples,” then you will be able to find a trustworthy, professional company that will meet or exceed your expectations.
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Garage door openers: The basics


In 2017, it’s rare to come across a garage owner who doesn’t use an electric garage door opener. I mean, come on, they make our lives so much easier! We don’t even have to get out in the rain/snow to open the garage door… They’re a great invention.
 
Now, while they are very durable, you may have to change parts or replace your garage door opener at some point. So, here’s a useful article to help you find your feet when speaking with a garage door specialist.
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What kind of flooring can I use in my garage?


Garage floors take a beating and tend to show signs of wear and tear quickly, so what you want to look for is something durable and easy to clean. Of course, your personal style tastes and budget will also play a role in your decision-making process.
 
Regardless of the type of floor you go for, you first need to properly prepare the concrete floor, for example, if there are any cracks, you’ll need to fill them in.
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