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Buy Garage Door

Garage Door Buying Info A garage door is a large and important investment. The doors can account for one-third or more of the front exterior look of your home. The style of the proposed doors needs careful consideration. In addition, think about such things as insulation and the uses of your garage. Read on for more information regarding your purchase.   First, you need to determine the availability of space regarding the size of the garage door. Garage doors come in many sizes, so you’ll be sure to find the size you need.   Style is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make regarding your garage door installation process. Most people like to select a style that is complementary to the rest of the home’s exterior. Let’s consider some general options: A flush-paneled garage door is flat with panels of little texture. These doors can blend well with the surrounding walls of the garage door and can be used to deemphasize the look of the garage door itself. Raised panels give a sense of depth and uniqueness. This style is more apparent than the flush panels and can add to the exterior look of the house. Short-raised panels also provide depth. Some people decide to use two shades of color when painting this style of garage door to add accentuation. Another consideration is the composition of the garage doors. Most doors are made of either wood or steel. Wood garage doors provide you with more options because manufacturers are able to get a bit more creative with making designs in the wood more ornate. Steel garage doors tend to be more economically-priced than wood doors. Most manufacturers provide consumers with an array of color options. Alternatively, (as with wood doors) you can decide to paint the steel doors a color to match or complement your house. Do you want to have windows implemented into your garage doors? Windows can break the monotony of a plain-looking garage door. You can decide upon curved, square, rectangular, or arched windows.   In addition, steel doors may be single, double, or triple layered to make them more insulated, durable, and soundproof. These are important factors if you’re considering using your garage as extra ‘living space’ rather than a place to situate your car or other items. Garages can become a recreation room, workshop, play area, etc. With this in mind, it may provide the extra incentive to purchase a heavily-insulated door.
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Garage Door Parts and Accessories HardwareGarage door hardware is an easy and affordable way to update the look of an existing or new garage door. Add hinge and handle sets or even a set of simulated windows that can be painted to match your door for a customized look. Home AutomationThere are home automation systems on the market that provide convenience and an additional layer of security. Iris Smart Home Management has a garage door tilt sensor that can tie in to your security system, letting you know if the garage door is open or closed. And its garage door controller will allow you to remotely open or close your door from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Shop Garage Door Hardware Shop Garage Door Seals Shop Home Automation Good to KnowMake sure you have a garage door opener that’s compatible with your door and that meets your needs. Read our Garage Door Opener Buying Guide to learn about the available types and options.
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If you live in a three- or four-season climate and your garage is attached to your home, or if there’s finished space like a guest room over your garage, an insulated door makes sense. Not only does it cut down on cold but it also dampens noise and makes the door skin less vulnerable to denting. A steel-door “sandwich” made of thick-gauge steel outer skin, a core of insulation adhered to this skin and a light-gauge backing material of steel or plastic make a very strong but lightweight door. The thickness of this insulation can range from a thin sheet of polystyrene to as much as 2 in. of polyurethane or polystyrene, with resulting R-values ranging from 5 to 10. However, you need to be sure you’re comparing apples to apples when shopping. Most manufacturers measure the R-value based on the overall door, but some base their numbers on the center of a panel, which produces a higher R-value. Some plastic doors, as well as some top of the line wooden ones, come insulated. Rubber bulb or flange weathersealing at the bottom of the door completes the stormproofing while keeping dirt, debris and water out. Looks count. A garage door can be a big part—up to 30 percent—of the front exterior of your home. All major companies offer numerous options to add a bit of style to a standard door. You can choose a basic frame-and-panel design or elaborate, sculpted segments. If you own a contemporary home, you might consider a door with bands of horizontal ribbing, or a nontextured flush door design. Generally, the color palette for garage doors is limited to white, beige and brown. However, Gadco offers blue, grey, hunter green and deep crimson on some of its doors. If you’re truly picky when it comes to color, painting your metal door—or painting or staining a wood one—is an option. Windows, available as snap-in or screw-in units, come in a wide variety of styles, from basic rectangular lights to multipanel sunburst patterns. For the privacy-conscious, “etched” or colored panes admit light but don’t allow a clear view of the garage interior. You’ll have to do some prioritizing when deciding on a window material: Acrylic panes are less likely to shatter under impact, but they lack the thermal benefits that laminated glass offers. If the above options don’t fulfill your appetite for individualism, think about investing in a custom door. Designer Doors, of River Falls, Wisconsin, hand-builds carriage-type doors of any style that appear to slide, fold or swing outward but actually roll up overhead, allowing them to be used in conjunction with an automatic opener. Holmes Door also makes a carriage-house door that swings up to open.
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Think about it – the garage is often one of the most prominent exterior features on most homes, and, a beautiful garage door not only enhances your home’s curb appeal, it’s also a home improvement update that delivers one of the highest returns on investment. If you need a new or replacement garage door, we’ve got just the right one that will look great and add value to your home. You can choose from our ready-to-ship doors online, available in popular sizes and colors, or design your own custom garage door that will truly accentuate the style of your home.And, our experienced, licensed and insured installers are ready to do all the heavy lifting to help you with garage door opener installation, garage door opener repair, as well as new garage door installation or garage door repair.
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HardwareGarage door hardware is an easy and affordable way to update the look of an existing or new garage door. Add hinge and handle sets or even a set of simulated windows that can be painted to match your door for a customized look. Home AutomationThere are home automation systems on the market that provide convenience and an additional layer of security. Iris Smart Home Management has a garage door tilt sensor that can tie in to your security system, letting you know if the garage door is open or closed. And its garage door controller will allow you to remotely open or close your door from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Shop Garage Door Hardware Shop Garage Door Seals Shop Home Automation
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When you buy a door, you’ll need to select spring and track systems as well. There are two kinds of spring systems. Extension springs are simpler to install. They function in pairs, stretching along either side of the door, parallel to the ceiling. They need about 10 in. of headroom. Torsion springs go over the opening of the door. They work by winding and unwinding in place when the door is raised or lowered. The torsion spring distributes the weight of a door more evenly than do extension springs, making them better suited for extra-heavy or wide doors. They require 12 in. of headroom, although special hardware is available for doors with low clearances. There are two choices in tracks: hot-dipped galvanized or powder-coated steel. While the former is perfectly serviceable, the latter gives a more finished appearance to the mechanism and can cut down on the noise of the door for just a few dollars more. On higher-quality steel rollers the ball bearings are housed in sealed races. Nylon wheels are quieter and more durable than steel wheels. An innovative roller alternative comes from Overhead Door. The Ultra-Glide system utilizes C-clips that slide silently along a coated steel tube. Installation. It’s best not to mix and match parts for a garage door. You run the risk of incompatibility between track and door, which could lead to a serious failure of the door, and replacing just one component of the door system can void the warranty. Many homeowners prefer to entrust door installation to an installer/dealer, who will get the job done in about three hours and haul away the old door, too. If you have the time, tools and interest, you might want to do the work yourself. Plan on devoting 8 to 12 hours to the project; for at least a few of those, you’ll need a helper. The equipment list includes a drill with 1/4- and 3/8-in. bits, hammer, screwdriver, measuring tape, C-clamps or vice grips, level, socket wrench, pliers, stepladder and saw horses. Clopay has developed a very helpful instruction kit, complete with videotape, for both torsion and extension systems. Wayne-Dalton is another company with strong support for the do-it-yourselfer. Regardless of who does the installation, you’ll quickly appreciate the lift a new door gives to your home.

Buy Garage Door

Buy Garage Door