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2022 – New Technology In Garage Door Motors

When thinking about technological advancements, garage door motors may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, you’ve invested a lot into your garage door, and its practical operation is as important as its appearance. Today’s smart garage door openers deliver safety and security benefits to protect the things you care about most. Remote Access Easily manage garage access when you’re on the move with remote access. Models like the LiftMaster® 84602 pair with wireless keyless entry pads for convenience when you need to allow a guest into your garage. There’s no need to share a key when a code […]

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3 Reasons to Update Your Garage Door

When you come and go from your home each day, you may not stop to think much about your garage door as long as it functions. Yet there are many reasons to upgrade your garage door, including the benefits a new one can bring to your home. 1. Enhanced Curb Appeal Your garage door is a notable feature of your home’s exterior. As a result, its style, color and condition play a role in your home’s curb appeal. A more attractive face with an updated garage door can raise your home’s value and fetch higher resale prices. Industry-leading manufacturer Clopay® […]

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How to Reset a Garage Door Opener

While you might not think about it often, your garage represents a significant part of your daily life. Whether you use it for hobbies, storage, or as your primary point of entry, getting in and out is essential. So what do you do when you’ve lost a remote or the door opener doesn’t seem to respond to keypads, your car, or a handheld device? It may be time to reprogram your garage door opener. Fortunately, programming a garage door opener is a fairly straightforward process once you know where to begin. How Do Garage Door Openers Work? All garage door […]

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5 Types of Garage Door Materials Explained

The Pros and Cons of the Most Common Residential Garage Door Materials Choosing a new garage door is a huge step in the replacement process. You want your installation to function for years and complement the rest of your home’s exterior. Here are some of the most common residential garage door material options. 1. Steel Garage Doors Steel garage doors are excellent for homeowners who need a durable installation. These garage doors are low-maintenance and economical, and you can often select from various colors. Most installations let you incorporate insulation to enhance R-value. Properly maintained steel doors won’t dent or rust.  2. […]

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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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