Garage Door Resources - A Better Garage Door, Inc.

Five Different Types of Insulation for Your Garage

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Even if you are a full-fledged winter fanatic who can't wait to hit the slopes and who thinks breaking out the snowblower is fun, one thing you do not like about winter is the heating bill. Most homeowners put in long hours trying to find ways to reduce their heating bill but many still overlook a significant source of heat loss: the garage.

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How to Handle Common Garage Door Hinge and Spring Issues

Garage Door Hinge

When it comes to garage doors most people know about the opener, the panels and the remote. That’s about it. But a typical garage has dozens of components and if any one of them goes wrong it could spell trouble. Garage springs are very tightly wound, heavy duty springs that are responsible for all the heavy-lifting in opening and closing garage doors. They are under an immense amount of tension which offsets the weight of the door, making sure it opens and closes smoothly. Because of the monumental amount of work they do, it’s no surprise that they get worn out over time. When your garage door starts acting funny - like stopping or pausing during its opening/closing cycle, appearing crooked, or closing too hard - chances are, the springs could use an adjustment.

Should garage door springs fail, it can affect the way the door opens and put excessive force on the tracks, rollers, cables and more. Should the opener fail you’re back to opening and closing the door by hand. But among all the things that could go wrong, few people give much thought to the hinges. You know, those small metallic objects at the bottom and top of the panels that make it possible for the door to turn the corner from vertical to horizontal. Below we’re going to take a closer look at the most common problems that can befall your garage door springs and hinges, along with our garage door service team's recommended approaches for each.

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Factors Affecting the Cost of a New Garage Door Installation

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Garage door installers know that the final cost of a new garage door installation can vary significantly from house to house. Homeowners are sometimes surprised at this since many are under the impression that a garage door is a garage door. 40 or 50 years ago, when there was much less variety available in garage door designs, that may have been the case. But not today.

Today’s garage doors range from the plain, to serviceable, to dazzling and can end up costing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. Below, we’re going to take a look at the various factors that affect the cost of a new garage door installation in Denver.

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