Garage Door Blog – Residential

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Single Panel vs. Sectional Garage Doors

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Garage doors come in two primary types: single panel and sectional. While sectional garage doors have separate panels, single panel garage doors come in one large piece. Most people use sectional garage doors because suppliers sell more of them than they do single panel doors. However, single panel garage doors also have plenty to offer homeowners. Learn the difference between sectional and single panel doors to choose which type of garage door to buy. Sectional and Single Panel Garage Door […]

Benefits of Buying an Access Control System

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An access control system uses technology to regulate who comes in and who goes out of your gate. Devices used in access control systems include transmitters, card readers, keypads, timers, and telephone systems. When you buy an access control system, you’re making an essential investment in your home or business’ security. Reasons to Get an Access Control System for Your Garage Door Buying a simple access control device like a keypad or transmitter makes it safe and convenient to open your garage […]

Why Should I Buy an Insulated Garage Door?

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When the winter weather begins to set in, you may find yourself bundling up to withstand the change in seasons. Unfortunately, as the temperature starts to fall, energy bills seem to rise. Discovering the proper insulation for your home can make a world of difference in both the degree of comfort you and your family feel inside and the amount of money you fork out each month on energy. One way to safeguard your house against feeling the unnecessary backlash […]

How to Increase Natural Lighting With Full Vision Doors

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If you’ve ever found yourself admiring the spectacular lighting of a friend or family member’s home, chances are they have a set of full vision doors installed in their home. If you find yourself surrounded by dark, drab surroundings throughout the day, add a splash of natural light shining into your home to transform your interior ambiance and surroundings. Getting the natural light you and your family need don’t have to be difficult. When you’re inside, you may still want […]

How to Measure for a New Garage Door

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Before you ever start looking at new garage doors, be sure of the proper size garage door you need. Fortunately, measuring your garage door can be a quick, easy process with the right approach. Before you start, you’ll need to be prepared with some basic materials. You’ll want a tape measure to get the actual measurements, a step ladder for easy access to all areas, and a pen and paper to write it all down. Steps for Measuring Your Garage […]

Adding Windows on Garage Doors

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Have you ever looked at your home and wondered how to add windows to the garage doors? If you have a standard windowless garage door and are looking to upgrade, it might interest you to know that decorative windows are among the many garage door replacement options that Custom Door and Gate offers with our garage door installations. Benefits of Garage Door Windows Windows give life to your garage door. They make your garage door stand out from the rest. […]

See Your New Garage Door at the Raleigh Home Show

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Join us at the Raleigh Home Show We will be at the Raleigh Convention Center September 5 – 8, 2014 to talk about and see some of the new garage doors from Custom Door & Gate. We’ll be there to answer your questions and give you ideas for how to add beauty and comfort to your home with a new residential garage door or entry door.

Cleaning and Lubricating Your Garage Door Hinges, Rollers and Track

Your garage door just like any other mechanical device requires regular maintenance to perform its best day-in and day-out. This includes cleaning and lubricating your garage door hinges, rollers and track on an annual basis. Cleaning your garage door track is the first step. Don’t use water or other chemicals as this can cause build up and do more damage than good. Instead, use a broom to brush off any dust and debris. Be particularly careful to clean out spider […]

Testing the Reversing Mechanism of Your Garage Door

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Garage doors are safety hazards, plain and simply. Because of their significant weight and proximity in the home, the chances of injury from crushing are very real. That is why automatic garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, are required by federal law to have an integrated reversing mechanism and a photo eye sensor to prevent entrapment. This important safety feature senses when there is something in the path of the door. It stops the door and then reverses […]

Extending the Life of Your Garage Door

If you’ve ever been woken up by your garage door going up or down, you know how irritating it can be. The thunder of wheels rolling down their tracks or the high pitch squeal of the gears straining to lift the weight of the door are not just symptoms that something is wrong with your door, but also that you have a safety issue. Extending the life of your garage door doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With the […]

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