Types of Residential Garage Doors

Modern residential garage door

Too often during the design stage of a home, residential garage doors are treated as an afterthought – favoring utility over design. But garage doors are one of the most prominent features in homes with front-facing, attached garage doors – for better or worse. Modern garage doors have more options than ever, which places the design power back into homeowners’ hands. Let’s look at the different types of residential garage doors, to discover which suits your style and curb appeal.

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What are the Benefits of Sectional Garage Doors?

Modern house with painted sectional garage doors

Forget the gorgeous new windows or hours of time spent on your beautiful landscaping, if your home has a front-facing, attached garage, the garage door is the first thing that people will notice about your home – but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The majority of garage doors that are installed in residential homes across America are sectional garage doors. Not only are sectional garage doors often inexpensive and easy to maintain, but you can choose from a variety of colors and styles that can add to your curb appeal.

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How Do Garage Doors Work? Here’s What You Should Know

Wood carriage garage doors

A garage is often used for parking cars and storing household items. To ensure your garage remains the versatile space that it is, your garage door needs to be operating correctly. Garage doors are an essential part of your home, keeping you and your belongings safe. To better understand your garage, here’s how garage doors work.

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Tips to Keep Rodents and Other Pests Out of Your Garage

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Whether it’s an infestation or just a few unwanted pests, no one likes to be greeted by animals or insects when they walk into their garage. More so, you don’t want to see damage from those pests on your personal items or the garage structure itself. Here are some helpful tips to keep those unwanted pests out of your garage.

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Noisy Garage Door? Here’s What You Should Know

Noisy Garage Door

When your garage door is brand new, its function should be smooth with little noise. As time goes on, even the highest quality doors will begin making some funny noises due to wear and tear. Some noises are normal, but many mean that you need maintenance or a repair. In order to be able to diagnose which is necessary, we’ll share some tips on how to listen to your garage door. Here are some sounds you may hear and what they mean.
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Is My Garage a Danger to My Car?

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For those who use the garage to park your car, you may have found yourself finding dings, dents and other maladies as you walk to your car in the morning. If this is a common occurrence for you, then the state of your garage may be putting your car in “danger”. In this blog, we identify some items that can be a danger to your car and some ways to prevent damage.

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Should I Insulate My Garage?

insulating the garage

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?”

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Benefits of a Smart Garage Door

Garage Door with Smart Options - DoorCo

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.
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How to Use Your Garage Door Emergency Release Cord

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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.
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New California Law: All Garage Doors Must Have Battery Backups

Garage Doors Must Have Battery Backups

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.

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Stay Safe with Garage Door Security Tips

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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.

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Which Commercial Garage Door is Best for Your Business?

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.

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Broken Garage Door? Repair vs. Replace

a white garage door that has many dents and it beat up.

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.

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What’s The Return on Investment for a New Garage Door?

Front view of modern residential home during early autumn season in Northwest of United States. The garage door complements the rest of the house in a pleasing way. Maple trees beginning to change leaf colors.

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.

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