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A Garage Door And The Benefits Of Having One

Benefits And Use of Garage Doors

There are alot of people today that live in studio appartments and penthouses that don’t have a need for a garage, but there are many that do.

A lot people are using their garages for storage, rather than keeping their cars safe from theft and also wear and tear of the elements on their cars.

It is a fact that people nowadays mostly in studio apartments or pent houses where they do not have any need of a garage. Still so many people still live in bungalows and houses and to park their cars and vehicles in garages. Some people are living in old houses, which have been made in mid of 19th century. At that time, having a garage in the house was very necessary to keep the vehicles safe because there was no other way of saving the vehicles from theft. At that, time vehicles did not have security alarms or trackers to protect the vehicles. Mostly people are using their garages to stores things, which they do not use any more but they cannot through those items away too. via Benefits of garage door

One thing about garage doors you have to be careful on which type you have or are buying. There has been much theft when it comes to garages and people breaking into homes thru garage doors.

People used to have a connecting door in garage and main part of the house so that they can come and go wherever they want without getting any tension of the climate, rain or snow. However, in the past when there were simple garage doors things were very risky. However, that has changed now. via Benefits of garage door

There are many different designs when it comes to garage doors that can be used on residential or commercial buildings. You need to consider the material and what is the use of the garage door?

Are you using this on a commercial building where it needs to be super strong, or somthing lighter when it comes to a residential home?

Garage doors with automatic locks

The best way is to select a door with automatic opener. These types of doors are being used especially in warehouses and houses. The reason of these doors being used in warehouses is that people come and go at these places with lots of heavy items and having an automatic door means that they do not have to use their hands to open the doors.

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Commercial warehouses can be full of very valuable items so protection thru a garage door is extremely important.

Use of automatic locks in commercial buildings is a convienence to the customers who are storing items in the warehouse. 

Automatic locks on a residential home is where the use of a password can come in very handy.

In Conclusion

One thing is that it is important to consider the purpose of the door when you are purchasing one. For example on a ware house you want a door that provides the most access so that people can bring in large objectis in the storage area of the warehouse.

On residential homes the overhead garage door with an opener is the best use of that door. Whether it is for storing your items or securing your automobiles, the overhead garage door will work best.


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Garage Doors The Next Generation

Standard garage doorsWhen it comes to garage doors, it is not very often that you are buying a new one. But today, there are some amazing doors out on the market. Choosing the correct type, color, insulation, hardware and more can sometimes be tricky.

This article from the “This Old House” had a great article on the next generation garage doors, and I thought that I would share parts of it here so you can see what is out there today.

Click the links to learn more about the different parts of the garage door.

It’s not every day that you’re in the market for a new garage door. So if you think you know what to expect when shopping for a new one or feel that current models are the same as your 15-year-old door, you’re in for a surprise. Today’s doors are stronger, more secure and better insulated, and they require much less maintenance than their predecessors. And you’ve never before had such a range of choice in materials, styles, colors and window treatments.

Selecting a material. Most new garage doors are made of steel backed by rigid-foam insulation. Panels made of 24-ga. steel are the strongest (26- and 28-ga. steel is also used); most are produced with an embossed wood-grain pattern or with a smooth finish. Read more…

Knowing the material that you are going to need can make a big difference in a lot of things. Cost being a big one, so everything depends on what you choose.

There is all different types of finishes, metal, wood grain and much more. Again that decision will be yours to make to go with your home.

When it comes to what the door is made of, there are all types, but having an insulated garage door can be important feature. Can cost a bit more, but will be well worth it.


If you live in a three- or four-season climate and your garage is attached to your home, or if there’s finished space like a guest room over your garage, an insulated door makes sense. Not only does it cut down on cold but it also dampens noise and makes the door skin less vulnerable to denting. A steel-door “sandwich” made of thick-gauge steel outer skin, a core of insulation adhered to this skin and a light-gauge backing material of steel or plastic make a very strong but lightweight door. Learn more…

The thickness of the insulation can vary and that will determine the R-Factor. The higher this factor the better the garage-doors-albuquerque-nmdoor will insulate. The higher you go up with the R-Factor the more the door is going to cost you. If you live in area that has the 4 season’s you will be very glad that you have an insulated garage door.

You also need to seal the bottom and top of the door as well as the sides to make it completely sealed.

Trying to figure out the cost of a door can sometimes be quite difficult. With so many different combinations of color, type, insulated or not and many other variables it can at times be tough to say exactly what a garage door will cost.

But here is some more information that will help you with pricing.

Costs, Safety

Because there are almost limitless ways doors can differ—size, decorative treatments and insulating qualities are just a few of the variables—it’s difficult to make accurate price comparisons between types. Generally, steel doors are the most budget-friendly, with wood and plastic models more expensive. Custom work can cost twice as much. Safety features. On many doors, the joints between door sections now come with shaped edges that push fingers out of the cracks as they close; they’re a must for families with kids. More here…

albuquerque garage doorsSteel doors with be the least expensive with wood and plastic be more expensive.

There has been significant advancements in the hinges of a garage door. Making these hinges pinch proof has been a big safety feature. We cant count how many times people have pinched their hands in the hinges.

So having these changes has made a big difference when it comes to safety.

Now that you have choose the door that you want, now it is time to select the hardware and the insulation. There are many things to choose here when it comes to the hardware. Here is where you can learn more about this.

Hardware, Insulation

When you buy a door, you’ll need to select spring and track systems as well. There are two kinds of spring systems. Extension springs are simpler to install. They function in pairs, stretching along either side of the door, parallel to the ceiling. They need about 10 in. of headroom. Torsion springs go over the opening of the door. They work by winding and unwinding in place when the door is raised or lowered. The torsion spring distributes the weight of a door more evenly than do extension springs, making them better suited for extra-heavy or wide doors.  Read more…

Choosing the best type of hardware can make the door run for many years to come. Having better bearings, springs, rollers, tracks and more is a must and dont start to save money when it comes to these things.

This is what is going to make your door go up and down nice and quite, so don’t be cheap here.

Maintenance and Painting Tips

Tom Wadsworth, of Raynor Garage Doors, suggests the following to keep a steel door and hardware in good condition:

  • Two times a year, oil torsion springs with a lightweight motor oil. Apply a pencil-thin line of oil across the top of the springs, stopping 2 in. from each end. Extension springs don’t need oiling.
  • Lubricate the radius sections of the tracks (the curving segments) every six months. Don’t use grease—it attracts dirt that will clog the tracks and rollers.
  • Wash the exterior of the door with soapy water to prevent corrosive substances from seeping into tiny cracks.

When it comes to maintenance you should get someone who know how to tune up your door.  That is where Echo Garage Doors or Albuquerque comes in. They can make that door purr and you won’t even hear it when they are done.  Give them a call when you are in need of service 24 hours a day.

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Garage Door Services

This is going to be the Echo Garage Doors of Albuquerque blog.

We will be talking about a variety of garage doors and gate repairs and services.

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