Garage Doors for Every Taste

March 22, 2013

Is it Live or is it Memorex??

If you're old enough to remember that famous TV Commercial line, you'll understand....

Sometimes the line between real and imitation is just too close to call.... Take a look at this beautiful garage door. Is it wood - with all it's beauty (and maintenance) OR... Is it aluminum with it's long term advantages and low maintenance?

Hard to tell isn't it... well - It's Aluminum!

I've had to actually touch these to know they weren't wood - it's that good... so go wild - imagine your home with a door that looks like it cost $12,000 for about half the cost... AND twice the life...

What about this Glass door??? Yep... Aluminum too...

So... when you see the neighbors amazing new wood garage door.... more than likely it's aluminum!

Seattle - Salt Lake - Spokane - San Diego

March 14, 2013

Remodeling Plans? -Think New Garage Doors!

If you're contemplating home remodeling projects, you should be thinking about upgrading your garage doors. New garage doors will have a big impact on two key factors - Curb appeal and ROI.

In many current home designs the garage doors can be up to 30% of what people see from the street. New, upgraded doors can make a significant statement on curb appeal. If your garage doors are clearly visible to passersby, you shouldn't ignore them during a remodel. In fact, you should put extra thought into their design. While some people think anything will do, but the truth is a garage door should be a style that reflects the house's architectural style and color. Consider a garage door with windows or window panels as one way to add style and let in some natural light.

Secondly, garage doors have consistently ranked as one of the top 5 projects in terms of return on investment, often beating out Kitchen and bath remodel expenses.

So when you plan out your homes upgrades, don't forget the garage doors!

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March 11, 2013

Maintaining a Commercial Garage Door

If you have a commercial warehouse or garage, you need to be very particular about your garage door maintenance. Commercial garage doors often get heavy use and that means they need maintenance frequently. So, if you don't want to experience any hassles after opening up your garage, ensure that you get your garage door serviced by a professional regularly. The smart money is on signing up for a planned maintenance program with your local commercial door professional.

If you want to keep your garage door as good as new, then you should concentrate on two main factors - regular inspections of the garage door and regularly maintaining it.

Inspect your garage door
Make sure that you inspect your garage door regularly. These inspections will help you identify the problems in the door at an initial stage. If you detect minor faults with your door early, you can avoid facing major repair expenses by getting the faults corrected before they become a major problem. 
If any part of the door is not functioning properly or you are experiencing problems in opening and closing the door, then you should get your door checked thoroughly by a professional.

Get Your Commercial Garage Door Repaired
Commercial garage doors are often opened and closed several times in a day. This makes them more susceptible to damage, and if not repaired at the right time, they start losing their efficiency and speed over a period of time. So, it's important that you lubricate the parts of the door, tighten the components, and replace old parts of the door with new ones at regular intervals.

If your commercial door professional feels that repairing the door is not worth the cost, then you could consider upgrading your door to a newer model as well. 
At Precision Commercial Door Services we specialize in Keeping Your Doors Open for Business!
Seattle and Salt Lake

March 6, 2013

Garage Door Education: R-Value 101

Garage Door Education: R-Value 101

Posted on March 5, 2013 by amarrgaragedoors.

The garage is often the largest opening to a house, making it very vulnerable to weather extremes. An insulated garage door can help reduce the transfer of heat or cold air into your garage and other areas of your home, thus improving your home’s overall energy efficiency.

When doing research on different types of garage doors, you may have come across an “R-Value” measurement associated with garage door insulation.

What is R-Value?

R-Value is a measure of thermal resistance used in the building and construction industry. Specifically, R-Value is thermal resistance to heat flow. Many manufacturers use R-Values to show the energy efficiency of their product. This number is calculated based on the thickness of the insulation and its chemical properties.

The Truth About R-Values

The higher the R-Value, the better the insulating properties of the material.

This above statement is true. However, an R-16 value is not twice as good as an R-8 Value. It does not offer twice as much thermal resistance or twice the energy savings. A value of R-16 offers a 5% reduction in heat flow and a 5% improvement in energy efficiency over a value of R-8. See chart for R-Value comparisons.

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March 1, 2013

Garage Door Maintenance is Important!

Most of us have garage doors. But we usually do not think about them much until they need repairing. That is the time that you normally start looking for a garage door repair professional.

The truth is, you will be a lot better off if you do not wait until the doors stop working to call a service company. There is regular maintenance that the company can do to help keep your doors from breaking down. At these appointments, the service person will inspect the doors thoroughly and look for any possible problems.

Garage doors are pretty simple devices. They operate through the use of springs and a low power motor to guide the open and closing of the door. Simple as they seem, it is still best to call in a professional when they are not working.
Garage door springs hold a lot of tension. For this reason, it is best and safer to have a professional do the replacement. These are the parts that most frequently wear out. If you are noticing that your doors are beginning to open and close more slowly, chances are the springs will need to be replaced soon.
If you cannot get the door open at all, it is possible that the remote control is the problem. If you cannot see any other problems, try replacing the remote batteries before you call in professional help.

Another potential problem is misalignment of the doors on their tracks. During regular maintenance appointments, your service person will inspect the tracks, as well as ensuring they are properly lubricated. He will look for any loose screws as well as areas that seem like they could cause trouble. An example of this is an area of the track that is becoming misshapen due to constant scraping while vehicles are backed out.

Go ahead and schedule an appointment for maintenance before the door actually breaks down. You can check via the Better Business Bureau or services like Service Magic if you do not have any personal referrals. By finding a company to perform regular maintenance and inspection, you will have someone you know to call when there is an actual problem.

Precision Garage Door Service specializes in garage door repair, service, sales and installation of garage doors and openers.

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