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Three Ways We Can Personalize Your Lifestyle Screens

Garage Doors Plus, LLC can increase the fun-factor in your home by adding a lifestyle screen to your garage door entrance. How do lifestyle screens enhance your garage living space? Below we look at three ways we can custom design a lifestyle screen for you.


Custom Dimensions

The first item on our checklist is designing a screen that will fit into your garage doorway. A typical garage door is seven, eight, or nine feet tall and up to 12’ wide. Double car garage doors can span as far as 12 feet wide. The good news is that we can build your lifestyle screen to your doorway’s exact specifications up to 10 feet high. So if your doorway doesn’t quit fit the standard dimensions, it’s no problem. We’ll build it for you anyway.


Different Models

We offer different lifestyle screen models to suit your home’s design and your personal taste. Below are three of our most popular.


●        Hook and loop. The hook and loop is a simple screen that we can install straight to the top of your garage door opening. It contains zipper openings that are easy to get in and out of. When you’re finished using the screen simply roll it up.


●        Velcro mounted. Velcro mounted lifestyle screens are similar to hook and loop, but they are attached to the top of the garage door opening via velcro. Simply connect the velcro when you are using it, or pull the velcro away when you are finished.


●        Panel and track. The most popular type of lifestyle screen is the panel and track. It’s by far the easiest to use and requires little effort to open and close. The screen opens and closes on a track that is installed just below the garage door track. It is more sturdy than the other types of screens because it doesn’t bend or roll up. It contains a door in the middle of the screen. We can custom install your lifestyle screen to fit under your garage door.


Remote Control for Your Convenience

If you choose to go with panel and track screens, then we recommend going all the way with a remote system. You simply use your remote to open and close the screen whenever you need it. You can purchase a remote for your vehicle or a handy remote to go inside your garage. You also have the option of getting a wall panel.


Garage Doors Plus, LLC Can Install Your Lifestyle Screen

If you would like to take advantage of all the benefits and features and a lifestyle screen, then contact Garage Doors Plus, LLC today. We can help you find the right model for your home. We install, repair, and maintain all lifestyle screens. Call us today at 612-760-7551. We are your screen specialists in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

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An Introduction to Garage Doors

How many garage doors or garage door openers does a homeowner buy in his or her life? According to statistics, one or two… or a Read More

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4 Reasons You Need a Second Garage

If you are a homeowner looking to add a second garage to your home, then you’ll find that there several benefits to making the investment. Door Garage Doors Plus, LLC has the knowledge and training to help you every step of the way. Our experienced contractors can guide you through the process from start to finish. Below are some great reasons to add a second garage to your home this season.


You Own Multiple Vehicles

Owning two cars is a great reason to add square footage to your garage. Rather, than undergo a garage door repair, a better solution is to take this opportunity hire a Garage Doors Plus, LLC contractor to create a second space for your second car. Whether you own SUVs, sedans, or compact cars, you can make the switch to accommodate both of your vehicles. We can help you with a full garage door replacement.


Additional Space for Storage

You may be looking for a little extra room to store some of your home items. Rather than shoving the car back out to the driveway, we can help you put in the second garage. This will both increase your home’s market value and gives you the storage area you’ve been looking for. We can even upgrade your garage with a new garage door opener, spring replacement, or cable replacement.


Are You Getting Ready to Move?

Of all the ways that you can make your home more attractive to buyers, adding a second garage is one of the most effective. A larger garage is always a strong selling. Since you’re improving the look and space of your garage, we recommend updating the garage door tracks, a garage door opener. Prospective buyers will also love any modern safety features that we install.


What About an Extra Room?

You’ve been thinking about adding an extra room to your home for a long time. Rather than creating a room, why not just extend your garage? This gives you unlimited options for how you can use that additional space. You may want to create a guest bedroom, game room, home theater, or studio. Whatever you want your room to look like, we can customize it so that you have easy access with new garage doors.


Are Your Ready to Revitalize Your Garage Doors?

Whatever you decide to do to your garage this season, Garage Doors Plus LLC can help you out with garage door replacement and garage door installation. We offer standard doors as well as lifestyle screens, garage door screens, and other alternatives to traditional garage covering. Call us today at 612-760-7551. We provide a broad spectrum of services and products for home and business owners in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Top 4 Ways to Upgrade Your Garage Door

Is your garage door not working as well as it should and look worn out? No problem! At Garage Doors Plus, LLC, we can give your garage door a brand new vibe. Give us a call and schedule an inspection. We can make recommendations on the best way to give your home a new garage door replacement or undergo a garage door repair. Below are some great ways to accomplish this.


Begin with a Garage Door Replacement

A garage door replacement is one of the best investments you can make into your home. Our entire team of contractors provides custom door designs. You can choose from an array of styles, textures, and colors so that your new door matches the rest of your home. Residential garage door installation can be performed in a relatively short period, and it is a cost-effective solution for enhancing your home exterior.


Impact-Resistant Garage Doors

When it comes to garage door installation, nothing less than impact-resistant doors will do. Over time your garage door is exposed to the outside elements including flying debris from severe storms. If you have children, then you know how important child-proof doors can be. Our impact-resistant doors give your garage the protection it needs without sacrificing garage’s style and design.


Garage Door Insulation

No garage door is complete without proper insulation. Our garage door is rated with a high R-Value so that air or moisture cannot penetrate the door. This works in tandem with all the walls that surround your garage. You’ll have a tighter seal that keeps the entire area insulated. This is especially valuable during Minnesota winters when high winds and below zero temperatures beat against your garage.


Component Upgrades

If garage door replacement is not an option for you, then a few simple upgrades may be the answer you’re looking for. No matter what parts you need replaced, Garage Doors Plus, LLC can handle the job. We specialize in the following replacements:


●        Garage door opener

●        Garage door spring replacement

●        Garage door track


Garage Doors Plus, LLC Can Bring New Life to Your Garage Door

Garage Doors Plus LLC contractors can replace your garage door or and repair all worn out components. We also perform garage door opener repair and garage door installation. Our services include residential and commercial properties across Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Call us today at 612-760-7551.


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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.

We are going to provide the most up to date content available on the internet today.

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