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Factors Affecting Your New Garage Door's Weight

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You might be wondering how heavy Parker overhead doors are. There are a lot of factors at play that determine the weight of your overhead door.

Most doors open with a remote these days, so you won’t be bearing the brunt of the weight. But if you’re going to have a manual door, it’s definitely something to consider.

In addition, the heavier your door is, the more wear and tear will take place on the springs. So longevity is another consideration.

The most stunning doors can sometimes be the heaviest. But why? And how do you know if your garage door is going to be heavy or not?

Keep reading to find out what affects the weight of garage doors!

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Polyurethane vs. Polystyrene Garage Door Insulation: Which is Better?

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The garage door is the single biggest component of a home’s exterior and, at the same time, the largest moving thing on any given house. It plays an essential role in creating curb appeal, it provides a safe and comfortable place for you to transition from car to house and house to car and it will either cause your energy bills to spike or, if properly insulated, it will help you get them under control. Below we’re going to look at the two most popular types of garage door insulation and see if we can determine whether one is objectively better than the other.

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Did You Back Into Your Garage Door?

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Backing into the garage door is a common misstep but the resulting damage is not something the average homeowner can fix on their own. The frame of the door is often bent, panels may be cracked or broken and there may be damage to the tracks, rollers and other door components. Not addressing this damage quickly will leave the home open to potential intruders, and skew heating or air conditioning bills. Fortunately, A Better Garage Door is here to provide timely, expert garage door repair that will have your home back to normal in no time.

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