Many treat their garage as the outcast of their home typically choosing not to finish the room with paint or drywall. It is typically where we store the items that we simply don’t know what to do with. We don’t always think about painting it, making it nice or even adding insulation. However, there can be benefits to insulating your garage. In this blog we help answer the question, “Should I insulate my garage?”
It seems like everything is “smart” nowadays. From your car to your air conditioner, the Internet of Things (IOT) has made it easy to manage your personal items from your mobile device, and your garage door is no different. In this blog, we explore some of the benefits of owning a smart garage door.
The emergency release on your garage door may not be something that you think about very often, but understanding how it works is a good life skill and could even save you or a loved one’s life. In this blog, we tell you why it’s important, how to operate the release and what to do if there is a problem with your garage door.
2017 was one of the worst years on record for wildfires in California. According to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, fires covered nearly 1.5 million acres of land, led to $18 billion in property damage and 45 civilians and 2 firefighters lost their lives. Some of those deaths could have been prevented by simply having battery backups in their garage doors.
We are entering the decorating season. From October to December, we dress up our homes for three of biggest holidays of the year. Although it’s located away from your home, your driveway gate is one of the first things that people see when passing by or coming into your home. So, we, at The Door Company, thought that this would be the perfect time to break out our seasonal decoration tips for your driveway gate.
According to the FBI, there is a burglary every 22.6 seconds in the US. Nearly 80% of those burglaries occur during the day when you are at work or out running errands.
Your garage door is an often overlooked area of your home when it comes to security, but is a primary point of interest for a thief. Neglecting your garage door security can be a mistake that could put your family and property at risk. Here are some tips from The Door Company to help keep you safe.
Adding a driveway gate to your home property can increase the value of your home by as much as 5%. If you are already thinking about getting a gate for your home, it’s important to think about design, functionality and the contractor before making a decision. The choices you make will have a meaningful impact on the lifespan of your gate and future value of your home. To help you make the right choices, here is The Door Company’s complete guide to buying a driveway gate.
If your garage door breaks down, it’s very important to get it fixed quickly for the safety of your loved ones and the security of your home. Over the past few years, there have been a large number of reports concerning garage door scams where someone schedules an appointment with a fake company which then significantly overcharges for unnecessary parts and services.
When you typically think of large, automatic gates for a home, your first thoughts are toward the rich and famous. You envision a mansion or a ranch somewhere with a long driveway that leads you to a large house at the top of a small hill. While it is common for larger estates to have an automatic gate, houses of all price ranges and sizes are beginning to install automated gates as a way to improve curb appeal and increase return on investment on the sale of their home.
If you are looking for a new commercial garage door for your business, there many factors to consider. What is the purpose of your door? Will you use it to store vehicles, load and unload equipment or is it just for foot traffic? Make sure you know exactly what types of features you need in order to choose the best commercial garage door for your business needs.
Did you know that your garage door is rated as the number 1 home improvement project in terms of ROI? A clean, well-maintained garage door can add up to four percent onto the value of your home. Knowing that, it makes sense that any damage that your garage door gets should be taken seriously.
It’s always difficult seeing the light at the end of the tunnel when thinking about home improvement projects. We understand that a new deck or garage door will look nice, but it’s not always obvious how much return on investment (ROI) you get in the long run.
The garage is typically seen as an overflow area. It’s the place where you put all the things that don’t have a designated spot in the house, but it doesn’t have to be.Continue reading
When thinking about your home’s curb appeal, the mind typically goes to roofing, landscaping or the overall design of the house. While these are all vital to presenting a beautiful house, the color and design of your garage door can really stand out — for better or worse.
Your garage door may be one of your home’s most prominent, visible elements, presenting the opportunity to improve your home’s curb appeal or, if it’s in bad shape, detract from your home’s appearance. That’s why The Door Company (TDC) — California’s leading garage door company – wants homeowners to recognize when their garage door has seen better days and it might be time to consider replacing it.