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4 Ways to Save on Garage Door Repair Cost

We don’t often think about how heavy our garage doors are. The average garage door weighs hundreds of pounds. Considering most people use their garage doors 2 to 3 times per day, that adds up to nearly 1000 cycles of use over the course of a year. Keeping a garage door repaired and working well […]

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Garage Door Installation: Which Material Will You Choose?

So you’ve decided to finally get a new garage door. Congratulations! Studies show that installing a new garage door brings one of the highest return on investments for all home improvement projects. The added equity to your property can be substantial. Have you considered what kind of material you’d like for your door? Wood has a beautiful visual appeal that is quite natural and tends to blend nicely with the rest of the home. The catch is it requires more maintenance including occasional weather proofing and painting every couple of years. Steel is very popular and one of the most economical options. Fiberglass is fairly durable, but tends to crack under cold conditions. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about that much in the El Dorado Hills area. Aluminum is rust resistant, quite a benefit considering how rainy California winters tend to be. The drawback to aluminum is it dents easily. Vinyl is a contemporary material that is durable and low maintenance. It has become very popular in the last few years. Talk to your local garage door service to see which option is best for you.