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Instantly Weather Proof Your Garage Door

If you live in our region of Northern California, also known as Norcal, you’re definitely familiar with the seasons. Known for our wine region due to a Mediterranean climate, the seasons can change from damp wet winters to hot dry summers. California is a very large state and thus SoCal weather is more desert like […]

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3 Garage Repairs to Cut Your Energy Bill & Save Money

Going green usually means making lifestyle changes that are good for the earth. But the flip side is that you can save money too. When it comes to your garage and garage door, there are several changes you can make that are friendly for the environment as well as your electric bill. Here are a […]

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5 DIY Garage Door Repairs to Cut Your Energy Costs

After California suffered its worst wildfire year in history, the realities of climate change have become undeniable. We all want to do our part. The good news is that going green is not only great for the environment — it does wonders for your budget. By making your garage door more environmentally friendly, you’ll spend […]

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3 Risks to DIY Garage Door Repair

Sure, some garage door repairs fit into the DIY category if you’re fairly handy with tools and can Google it. But remember a garage door weighs hundreds of pounds. It raises and lowers with amazing ease because of the incredible tension in your torsion springs, a withheld force that also makes them extremely dangerous. Plus, […]

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Different Types of Materials for Garage Doors

What kind of material do you want for your garage door? Besides budget, this is probably the first thing you should decide on. There are a number of materials to choose from. Wood is very popular because of its natural appeal. It does require more upkeep as it will need sanded and painted every few years. If not treated, it can be susceptible to bugs and warping. Wooden doors also tend to be a little more expensive. Many people who like the beauty of wood opt for a composite door that is part wood and part steel as a more affordable alternative. Steel is fairly affordable and extremely sturdy. You can get fortified steel doors that have thicker gauge for added security. Aluminum doors are lightweight and fairly easy to maintain. Modern aluminum doors don’t dent easily.