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What is R-value?

: the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power R-value is a term often used in home construction to determine the level of heat resistance in products including insulation, roofing, garage doors, etc. The basic concept is that the higher the R-value the better the product is at keeping your home warm or cool. When it comes to garage doors, R-value can be incredibly important. The first question to ask is how you are planning to use your garage. Are you storing valuables? Are you using it as a […]

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Can I Replace just a Panel or Section of my Garage Door?

Yes. If the model of your garage door is still in production you can purchase a single panel/section to replace a damaged portion of your door. All garage door brands are built differently, they do not all fit together. You will need the same brand and same model as your current door. The first step whenever your garage door is damaged, if possible, is to safely close it and keep it closed. Do not continue to operate the door, it may cause more damage. If the door does not close you may need to call a garage door technician to […]

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Will replacing my garage door increase my home’s value?

Every year Remodeling Magazine releases a report showing the Cost vs. Value of a homeowner’s remodeling projects. The goal of this report is to show which home improvement projects gain you more value compared to the other home upgrade options for your specific region. If you are looking to increase the resale value of your home this report will help determine where your money is more wisely spent. They have separated their data to show how midrange projects may differ from upscale projects. The type of home you have and the type of upgrade you are planning can affect the […]

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Garage Door Springs – Hardworking and Underrated

The truth is, if a quality garage door is installed by an experienced professional, the average homeowner will rarely deal with an issue with their garage door. Annual maintenance will help ensure this, whether done by a professional or by the homeowner. So when a customer calls us about a garage door being stuck or having a hard time operating smoothly, it is quite common that they are completely unaware that there are springs on their garage door at all. They just haven’t really paid much attention to how it works as long as it is working. To them the […]

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Garage Door Weather Seal

It’s that time of the year. The weather is changing and the insects, rodents, and other critters are seeking warmer temperatures. Often inside our homes. A garage door can make your home easily accessible to small creatures if not well maintained. Checking your weather stripping regularly and repairing it as needed can reduce this issue. Your garage door should have vinyl or rubber seal (astragal) connected to the bottom of the door (in a metal retainer). If your concrete slab is uneven often a larger piece of rubber will be needed in order to complete the seal. It is best […]

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