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Preparing For a New Garage Door Installation

How to Prepare for a New Garage Door Installation in 6 Steps Getting a new garage door for your property will require some planning. You’ve selected the perfect door, and now it’s time to make sure your space is ready for the installers. Here’s what you should do when preparing for a new garage door installation. 1. Relocate Vehicles to the Street Garage door installers move in and out of your garage during their visit. Before they arrive, move your cars to the road so there is room to work. Ideally, your installers will be able to pull a utility […]

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Do I Need a Battery Backup for My Garage Door Opener?

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Get A Battery Backup For Your Garage Door Opener As a homeowner with an automated garage door, you might wonder what could happen in the event of a powerful storm. The main advantage of a battery backup for a garage door opener is that you can still get your car in or out if this ever happens. Your house can have power outage protection with a backup battery to keep your overhead door running.  What Do Backup Batteries Do? Garage door openers provide easy access to your garage while helping protect your home and belongings. If a storm takes out […]

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What Is the Best Residential Garage Door Style for You?

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Garage Door Styles Explained Your home should reflect your style, and what better than your garage door to custom-fit your aesthetic? As one of the most prominent visual parts of your home’s curb appeal, your garage door has the potential to upgrade your house’s exterior. If you’re not sure which garage door style might best match your home’s aesthetic, we’ve got options for you. Traditional Garage Doors For a classic house, you might consider a more traditional garage door. We provide the Classic™ collection of garage doors by Clopay® to complement your home’s natural appeal. Available in a wood or steel build, these […]

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Cost Vs. Value 2021

The Cost Vs. Value of a Garage Door Replacement in 2021 Many homeowners like to keep busy by working on home improvement projects. Over time, the costs of those projects can add up fast, but there is one that stands apart from the rest with its high return on investment (ROI) and relatively low cost — garage door replacements. First impressions and curb appeal make a significant difference for potential and current homeowners. That’s why exterior projects like garage door replacements have a strong ROI. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2021 Cost vs. Value results, garage door replacement is the top-ranking […]

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Top Questions to Ask Any Garage Door Company

Top Questions to Ask Any Garage Door Company Custom Door & Gate is a certified garage door company in Raleigh, NC, that provides garage door repairs, estimates and installations. We have over 100 years of combined service in the industry, so we know exactly what you should be asking companies like ours to ensure you work with a trustworthy business. Read on to learn some of the basic questions your garage door company should answer before beginning service. Are Your Technicians Employees of the Company? Or Do You Use Outside Contractors? Both company employees and outside contractors can do great […]

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Garage Door Design Options

The Most Common Garage Door Design Options Installing a new garage door or updating your current one is an exciting process. Choosing colors, materials and styles that complement the rest of your house is only made more rewarding by seeing your plan come to life right in front of you. Sometimes, though, a simplistic design can become lackluster when you see it in person. If that’s the case, it’s time to do what you do when any part of your house becomes boring — decorate! Custom Door & Gate has a great selection of decorative hardware for you to dress […]

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Steel Garage Door Construction Types

When you decide to have new garage door installation performed on your home, it’s important to know about the various types of steel garage doors available on the market. Steel doors are generally made with heavy–duty steel that requires little maintenance and come in three levels of strength — single, double and triple–layer. The respective qualities of the three levels are as follows: Single layer — sometimes referred to as “pan garage doors” — feature solid, durable exteriors that require little maintenance. Due to their thinness, however, single–layer steel doors can get dented when hit, and are generally ill–suited for wide garage […]

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Preventive Maintenance Tips

What You Can do to Keep Your Door in Good Health It’s easy to take your garage door for granted. It opens, closes and looks great, but what about the day it stops working? Few things can be as frustrating as a garage door that won’t open or as dangerous as a door that doesn’t work properly. More than 30,000 people are injured by garage doors each year, so we’ve put together some maintenance tips for your garage door to keep everything safe and smooth. As we get started, there’s one important thing to remember: Always have a professional come and inspect […]

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How to Choose the Right Garage Door

How To Choose The Right Garage Door For Your Home It’s time for a new garage door, but where do you start? Buying a garage door goes beyond good looks. Size, style, material, and insulation are just a few things to consider when replacing a garage door. With a little know-how, you can navigate the types of garage doors and the distinguishing features to make your garage safe, well insulated and easy to access. Selecting a Garage Door Dealer Starting with a professional garage door dealer makes the entire process of selecting the right garage door much easier and less […]

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Everything to Know About Garage Door Openers

On average, residential garage doors are opened and closed at least 1,500 times per year. Considering how most doors rise from the ground at seven inches per second, the mechanisms that run a garage door opener are crucial to the functionality of a home. Consequently, a broken garage door opener can be a major problem in need of immediate repair. The following article covers the various things you need to know when you seek out a garage door opener replacement service. Different Types of Garage Door Openers While there are four basic types of garage door openers, all have one thing in […]

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