Garage Doors for Every Taste

April 28, 2011

Why Garage Doors Improve Your Homes' Curb Appeal?

Curb appeal is an important consideration for your home - regardless of whether you're selling or simply upgrading.

First, most people’s homes face the street. That often means their garage door is also facing the street and that the garage doors can claim as much as a third of what people see from the street.

Secondly, first impressions are as important for homes as they are for people. What does your garage door say about your home when someone gives it the once-over from the street or comes up the driveway?

So, if you’re trying to increase the value or saleability of your home or simply impress your neighbors and your garage doors don’t look the part, it will be an uphill battle to turn around a negative first impression.

Finally, according to recent studies - garage doors have one of the highest return-on-investments of any home improvement project.

So, think first impressions and curb appeal - then upgrade both with an updated garage door!

April 21, 2011

Victorian house's facade converted to a folding garage-door

This is so cool - I had to share it!!

By Cory Doctorow
Here's a clever architectural solution to a San Francisco homeowner's desire to add a garage to an old Victorian home without falling afoul of rules requiring the maintenance of the original facade. The homeowner, architects and engineers figured out how to turn the original bay window into a set of fold-away garage-doors.
Toronto's original city plan called for coach-houses and alleys behind dwellings, rather than garages in the front of the house. In the older parts of the city, these are an institution. Nevertheless, it can be very difficult to get planning approval to replace one of these back-alley garages today. Canny residents and contractors have found a way around this obstacle: it's much easier to get a permit to maintain a coach-house than to tear down a falling-down house and build a new one, so some contractors specialize in building a new coach-house without tearing down the old one, keeping various pieces of the old one intact throughout the building process so that they can credibly claim to be repairing, rather than replacing it.

Corey, a mechanical engineer by education and a problem solver by nature, conceived the idea of converting the walls of the bay window into door panels that would fold into the garage space to allow cars to enter, and then fold back into place, keeping the historic appearance intact. The planning department agreed that this concept was provisionally acceptable. To help him realize this concept, Corey hired fellow problem solver Robert Boles of Beausoleil Architects to devise the details and keep the project in-line with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards. One of the goals of the standards is to keep not only the historical appearance, but to keep the 'historic fabric' - the original wood and glass building materials - intact wherever possible.


The Balancing Act - Garage Door Safety

James Migani from Precision Door Service, takes “The Balancing Act” on a tour of the garage to look at smart solutions for a safer home garage door. Learn what you can do to make your home safer and more secure by addressing a few issues surrounding that wall that goes up and down, your garage door! Everything from protecting from thieves, key less entry & carbon monoxide detector protection.

April 13, 2011

Precision Door Featured on TV's The Balancing Act

Precision Door Service, the nation’s leading garage door service company, will be featured during the hit morning TV show “The Balancing Act.”  The segment will air as part of the April 21st show at 7:00 am (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.  Discussion will include garage door safety and how routine maintenance can prevent mishaps and injuries.  For repair or service in Seattle, Salt Lake, Spokane, Tucson and Albuquerque
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April 6, 2011

If You Don't Believe Garage Door Springs are Dangerous - Check this out!


MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. -- Spring is officially here in the Inland Northwest and with the warmer weather comes a list of home improvement projects to complete.

Before you start on your projects, a Medical Lake man warns people to be extra cautious when working on garage doors.
"I had no idea, I had no idea that it was dangerous," said Christian Best, who was taken by ambulance Saturday after attempting to repair his garage door.
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