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Gas Fireplaces –Douglasville, GA

It’s October in Douglasville, Georgia while we are still experiencing warm weather, Metro Garage Doors would like to know how your fireplace is doing? We are Metro Garage Doors your Douglasville, Georgia garage door, fireplace, and also your insulation team. October is the perfect time to service, repair and also add updates to your gas fireplace. Like many homeowners in the south, your fireplace is an architectural detail but it also serves a purpose adding warmth and also value to your home. If your fireplace has not had service, needs updates, or if you have any questions in regards to your fireplace contact Metro Garage Doors today. We offer a free estimate and also always guarantee 100% customer satisfaction.    

Common Questions about a Gas Fireplace –Douglasville, GA

Metro Garage Doors wants your fireplace to beautiful and also functional. We understand that because this feature in your home is not utilized daily, you may have questions like; does my fireplace need maintenance?  Is there a certification process for gas fireplace technicians in the industry? Does it matter what type of gas logs I purchase for my fireplace? Metro Garage Doors is here to help answer all your questions. While most manufacturers recommend annual maintenance on your gas fireplace, not all gas fireplaces are the same. Our technicians are factory authorized to service all makes and models of gas fireplaces and can help answer any questions you may have. Some other common gas fireplace questions include:

  • What kind of service should I have done for my gas fireplace?
  • How many different types of gas logs are there?
  • What is a sand pan burner?
  • Is it normal for the wall above my fireplace to get hot?
  • Why does the glass get black on my fireplace?
  • Is a white film on the glass of my fireplace normal?
  • Can I purchase a Remote Control for my fireplace?
  • How do I get rid of rust on the inside of my fireplace?
  • Does it mean that I have a gas fireplace if I have a gas log lighter?
  • Is a chimney necessary to have a gas fireplace?

At Metro Garage Doors, fireplaces are one of our specialties. When it comes to your homes gas fireplace, contact Metro Garage Doors for all your fireplace needs.

Metro Garage Doors and Gas Fireplaces –Douglasville, GA

Metro Garage Doors has been serving the metro Atlanta area since 1992. We are a family-owned and operated company that is proud to provide our customers with superior service in fireplaces, insulation and garage doors. We offer the highest quality service, repairs, replacements, and installation for residential and commercial customers. Our technicians are factory authorized and experienced in all aspects of the fireplace, garage doors, and insulation. Whether you need maintenance, repairs, gas logs or mantels we are here to help. Our goal is to provide quality, dependable, mess-free service, guaranteeing 100% customer satisfaction. The fall season is just around the corner, be prepared and contact Metro Garage Doors for your gas fireplace needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is waiting to hear from you!

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What Color Should I Paint My Garage Door?

At Larry Myers Garage Doors, there are some questions we get asked all the time, like which garage door is right for me and should I repair or replace my garage door? Today, we’re tackling another frequently asked question: what color should I paint my garage door?

Garage Door Color Ideas

A fresh coat of paint* can be a great makeover for your garage. Whether you’re doing the painting yourself or choosing a color from the manufacturer, choosing the right color for your garage can boost your curb appeal, downplay or accentuate your garage door, and even keep your garage cooler in the summer. These garage door color ideas can help you make the right decision.

Apply Color Theory

Knowing the basics of color theory can help you when choosing what color to paint your garage door. First consider the effect you’re trying to achieve. Do you want your garage door to stand out? Do you want it to blend in with the house? Do you want your garage door to look modern or traditional? Once you’ve figured out your goals, apply color theory to start envisioning your options.

Complementary Colors

Complementary colors are opposite one another on a color wheel. Examples include blue and orange, yellow and purple, and red and green. Generally, these colors are considered polar opposites, and the stark difference between the colors tends to make them a bold choice. Painting your garage and house complementary colors can be an interesting option if you’re hoping to highlight the garage door, rather than have it blend into the house, but understand that it will stand out.

Analogous Colors

Analogous colors are colors that are directly next to each other on the color wheel. Unlike complementary colors, analogous colors have a lot in common, making them a great option for people who want their garage door color to be different than the color of the house, but who want to achieve a sort of blending effect. This can create a stylish but subtle garage door color combo.

Monochromatic Colors

Monochromatic colors schemes are achieved by adding white, black, or gray to a color. Tints are the base color brightened with white, shades are the base color darkened with black, and tones are the base color dulled with gray. Choosing a monochromatic color can help your garage door blend in with the house, which can be especially helpful if you want to draw attention away from a busy design or make the house appear larger.

Neutral Colors

Neutral colors are colors that don’t show up on the color wheel. They include colors like black, white, gray, brown, and shades in between. Depending on what color your house is painted, a neutral garage door color can look either modern or traditional. Plus, neutral colors tend to look great with many colors, which is why they are so popular when it comes to painting a garage door.

Light Vs. Dark Colors

One other thing you’ll want to consider when choosing what color to paint your garage door is how light or dark the color is. While color is important for the aesthetic of the house, dark colors can also absorb heat. If you have a west-facing garage with no air conditioning, for example, you might want to choose a lighter color to keep the garage cool during the summer months.

Feeling inspired to try your own garage door makeover? When you choose Larry Myers Garage Doors, you’re choosing a lifetime guarantee of quality installations, repairs, and services, so start perusing our products today!

 

*Anyone painting their garage door needs to read the painting and warranty instructions for their door, so the warranty does not get voided.

 

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Horsepower Motors

Do you have a car? What is the horsepower? What made you settle for that car? Was it the horsepower? How did you decide on that horsepower? When it comes to horsepower, ideally most car owners don’t know what it means. For instance, whenever you hear the word horsepower, you always tend to associate it with cars, unless you are a mechanical engineer. Actually the truth is, it can be applied almost in all electric or mechanical motors, for example a garage door. And to be straight forward enough, lets talk about garage door openers.

Horsepower motors

This is the work done over time. One unit of horsepower is equivalent to 33,000 lb.ft./min. In other words, if you carry that 33,000 pounds over one foot in one minute, that’s one horsepower.

Origin
In the 18th century, James Watt (1736-1819), an engineer invented the word as a strategy to market his steam engines. As he was working with his horses to lift coal at his coal mine. He discovered that a horse could carry 22,000 pounds of coal through one foot in one minute, he later increased that performance to 33,000foot-pounds in one minute. Therefore as you can see, that measure has stuck ever since. Today, 1 horsepower is equivalent to 746 watts.

Use of horsepower
You can use it to rate the efficiency of both electric and mechanical motors. That’s its main use. However most motor companies such as Genie Systems, use it to price their motor products, energy is money. At this point you can chose a motor product, like garage doors effectively. But, just what do you need to consider when buying your garage door system? The first on that list is power, and you already know pretty much about power and its conversions so you don’t have to get confused or buy something that will consume much than you can afford in terms of power.

Power ratings of a garage door opener
If you were to visit Genie Systems, you will get to learn about the three types of garage door openers, the 1/3, 1/2, and 3/4 horsepower door systems.

Factors to consider for your garage door
First of all, how many doors do you need the system for? The material, and the size of your door as well. If you got two doors, you definitely need at least 1/2 horsepower. Plus a door opener with much horsepower will work better and for a long time. Other factors you need to watch out for is, the type of door drives that suits you (screw, belt, or chain drives). Nevertheless, you also have to look at the efficiency of your garage door. Do you want it to open faster, slower or otherwise? A proper horsepower will suit your speed needs too. Last but not least, consider the prices for the different option available and the warranties just in case there is faulty with the horsepower motor, and you should consider dealing with experts such as Genie Systems.

Contact

Contact us today to discuss a new garage door opener with the proper amount of horsepower!  Call Metro Garage Door today!

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First Responder Luncheon 2019

4th Annual First Responder Luncheon

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

11 am until 2 pm

 
At this event, we will welcome all the first responders in our community for food and fellowship at our showroom, 12871 Veterans Memorial Highway in Douglasville. 

Each year we have seen this event grow, and this year we anticipate serving over 400 first responders. We serve firefighters, police, veterans, EMTs, and everyone who puts his or her life on the line every day for our community.

Our company will be covering 100% of the cost for the event, (tents-food-seating) but we are asking for your help in order to provide each attending First Responder with a gift bag of gift cards to local businesses. One hundred percent of all donations you provide will go toward the purchase of those gift cards.

If it is easier, we are accepting gift cards as donations also ($5 – $10 Amounts). For donations, please make checks payable to Metro Garage Door, Inc., with First Responders Lunch in the memo line.

We will have a banner at the event acknowledging all the donors along with a flyer in each gift bag listing each donor.

Please join our current list of donors!  Thank you for your consideration.

  • Chick Fil A Douglasville
  • Shane’s Rib Shack
  • Janus International
  • Greystone Power
  • Premier Association Management
  • Lake Forest Home Builders  
  • Atlanta West Jewelry
  • Hearth & Home Technologies
  • CHI Overhead Doors
  • Appalachian Insulation / Johns Manville Insulation
  • Wayne Dalton Overhead Doors
  • RE/MAX Pure – The Rachel Hudgins Team
  • La Fiesta – 9611 GA-5, Douglasville
If you would like to donate items to be included in First Responder Gift Bags, please contact Krissy Lindsay.  Thank you all for your support!

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4 Garage Temperature Control Tips for the Hot Summer Months

Even in the Pacific Northwest, summers can get pretty hot, and if your garage doesn’t have air conditioning, it can really heat up during the summer months. Here are 4 garage temperature control tips to help keep you cool.

Garage Temperature Control Tip #1: Let Your Car Cool in the Driveway

When most people arrive home, they pull their car straight into the garage, even if they’re planning on working in the garage that evening. Because the engine gets so hot, heat radiates from the car even after it has been shut off, which can quickly add a few degrees to the thermostat. One easy way to keep the temperature down is to simply let your car cool in the driveway before pulling into the garage. Just be sure to remember to move the car back into the garage after it has cooled, as garages can protect your car from things like theft, hail, etc.

Garage Temperature Control Tip #2: Make Sure Your Garage is Properly Insulated

Maximizing your garage’s R-value is a great way to control your garage temperature in the summer and winter. Proper insulation will help keep hot air out and cold air in during the summer months. While installing a garage door with a high R-value is the best way to insulate your garage, there are other steps you can take to improve insulation. Adding polystyrene or polyurethane foam to all the nooks and crannies in and around the garage door, for example, can block airflow, keeping your garage cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Garage Temperature Control Tip #3: Choose Light Colored Exterior Paints

If you’ve ever stepped outside in a black t-shirt on a sunny day, you understand how much of a difference color can make. If you envision working out in your garage during the summer, and you aren’t interested in paying for air conditioning in the garage, you might want to consider choosing a lighter color for your garage door, especially if you have a west-facing garage. Garage door windows can also allow sunlight into the garage, making it warmer than it might be otherwise.

Garage Temperature Control Tip #4: Install a Dehumidifier

Lowering the humidity level in your garage can make it feel significantly cooler, and a dehumidifier is the most efficient way to do that. Simply install the machine, which removes moisture from the air and releases dry air back into the garage. Because dehumidifiers store all the extracted moisture in a tray at the bottom of the unit, it’s important that you regularly empty this water, as the dehumidifier will not function when the tray is full.

Have any additional questions or concerns about your overhead door? We’re here to help! As your garage door experts in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, we’re just a phone call away. In the meantime, check out our garage door blog, where we cover everything from how to clean oil off a concrete floor to how to keep your garage safe this summer.

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4 Garage Temperature Control Tips for the Hot Summer Months

Even in the Pacific Northwest, summers can get pretty hot, and if your garage doesn’t have air conditioning, it can really heat up during the summer months. Here are 4 garage temperature control tips to help keep you cool.

Garage Temperature Control Tip #1: Let Your Car Cool in the Driveway

When most people arrive home, they pull their car straight into the garage, even if they’re planning on working in the garage that evening. Because the engine gets so hot, heat radiates from the car even after it has been shut off, which can quickly add a few degrees to the thermostat. One easy way to keep the temperature down is to simply let your car cool in the driveway before pulling into the garage. Just be sure to remember to move the car back into the garage after it has cooled, as garages can protect your car from things like theft, hail, etc.

Garage Temperature Control Tip #2: Make Sure Your Garage is Properly Insulated

Maximizing your garage’s R-value is a great way to control your garage temperature in the summer and winter. Proper insulation will help keep hot air out and cold air in during the summer months. While installing a garage door with a high R-value is the best way to insulate your garage, there are other steps you can take to improve insulation. Adding polystyrene or polyurethane foam to all the nooks and crannies in and around the garage door, for example, can block airflow, keeping your garage cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Garage Temperature Control Tip #3: Choose Light Colored Exterior Paints

If you’ve ever stepped outside in a black t-shirt on a sunny day, you understand how much of a difference color can make. If you envision working out in your garage during the summer, and you aren’t interested in paying for air conditioning in the garage, you might want to consider choosing a lighter color for your garage door, especially if you have a west-facing garage. Garage door windows can also allow sunlight into the garage, making it warmer than it might be otherwise.

Garage Temperature Control Tip #4: Install a Dehumidifier

Lowering the humidity level in your garage can make it feel significantly cooler, and a dehumidifier is the most efficient way to do that. Simply install the machine, which removes moisture from the air and releases dry air back into the garage. Because dehumidifiers store all the extracted moisture in a tray at the bottom of the unit, it’s important that you regularly empty this water, as the dehumidifier will not function when the tray is full.

Have any additional questions or concerns about your overhead door? We’re here to help! As your garage door experts in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, we’re just a phone call away. In the meantime, check out our garage door blog, where we cover everything from how to clean oil off a concrete floor to how to keep your garage safe this summer.

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Energy Experts – Metro Garage Door

Certified Energy Expert –Douglasville, GA

It’s August in Douglasville, Georgia and therefore if you are in need of insulation service, Metro Garage Doors has you covered with our Owens Corning Certified Energy Experts. We are Metro Garage Doors of Douglasville Georgia your go-to for garage doors, insulation, and also fireplaces. A certified energy expert is a professional who undergoes rigorous training and also certification protocols that focus on thermal performance, moisture prevention, air filtration, ventilation, and auditing. This level of expert certification is to provide customers with unmatched service, outstanding expertise, and also assurance that makes a home more efficient and cuts cost. For the entire month of August, Metro Garage Doors has an amazing offer on our Certified Energy Expert.

Benefits of Experts -Douglasville

Metro Garage Doors certified energy experts certification is from Owens Corning Insulation systems. Owens Corning Insulation is a global company that has provided innovative insulation, roofing and fiberglass products for almost 85 years. They are the leaders in their industry and a brand that we trust. With a Certified Energy Expert from Metro Garage Doors, you get peace of mind that your products and insulation are input correctly. With efficiency and quality workmanship it’s a win win situation. There are many benefits when choosing a certified energy expert from Metro Garage Doors. These benefits include:

– 10-Year Limited Warranty
– Comfort
– Savings
– Training
– Dependable Innovative Products
– Exclusive Assurance

Metro Garage Doors certified energy experts are experienced at installing several types of insulation, performing essential new construction energy testing and home audits. 

Metro Garage Doors –Douglasville, GA

At Metro Garage Doors we are a family owned and operated garage door, insulation and also fireplace business. We have been serving the metro Atlanta area since 1992. We offer the highest quality service, repairs, maintenance, replacements, and insulations in the south. At Metro Garage Doors, we know you have a lot of option when choosing your home contractor. When choosing Metro Garage Doors and our certified energy expert you get dedication and also dependability that you can trust. Metro Garage Door and Owens Corning have taken the next level in all-around insulation satisfaction and therefore we want to bring this to you. We always guarantee 100% customer satisfaction and also offer hassle-free financing. Contact Metro Garage Doors today and make an appointment for a Certified Energy Expert to come to your home!

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Why Adding Insulation to your Basement Remodel Makes Sense

Insulation saves you money year round!

Building a basement of your house can be challenging if you have no idea on what to do. However, with a guide, you will always know the reasons why adding insulation to your basement remodel make absolute sense. Here are the reasons that you should know:

1. Adds value to your home
When you have a home that has an added insulation to the basement remodel, you are likely to sell it at a higher price when compared to those that do not have any. You should ensure that you really know what will work for you especially when you need the best value for your home. In the end, you will get more profits when selling your home.

2. It increase the aesthetic value for the home
When you want to make your home to look more beautiful, adding insulation to your basement remodel is definitely a welcomes move. People will always appreciate your design whenever you want to make your home look attractive in its own way after adding the value. This will also make your home to look more attractive especially when you want to increase its value.

3. Saves energy
If you want to save more energy, adding insulation to your basement remodel is one of the options that you can take. This means you will save money that you would spend when paying your utility bills in their own way.

4. Increases flow of air into the house
One way of ensuring that your house has a steady flow of air is adding insulation to your basement remodel. Many homeowners have used this idea to get the best value whenever they are looking for ways to make their homes look more attractive in their own ways.

In conclusion, the above are the top four reasons why adding insulation to your basement remodel make absolute sense.  Contact Metro Garage Door, INC today to discuss adding insulation to your existing or new basement!

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Why Adding Insulation to your Basement Remodel Makes Sense

Insulation saves you money year round!

Building a basement of your house can be challenging if you have no idea on what to do. However, with a guide, you will always know the reasons why adding insulation to your basement remodel make absolute sense. Here are the reasons that you should know:

1. Adds value to your home
When you have a home that has an added insulation to the basement remodel, you are likely to sell it at a higher price when compared to those that do not have any. You should ensure that you really know what will work for you especially when you need the best value for your home. In the end, you will get more profits when selling your home.

2. It increase the aesthetic value for the home
When you want to make your home to look more beautiful, adding insulation to your basement remodel is definitely a welcomes move. People will always appreciate your design whenever you want to make your home look attractive in its own way after adding the value. This will also make your home to look more attractive especially when you want to increase its value.

3. Saves energy
If you want to save more energy, adding insulation to your basement remodel is one of the options that you can take. This means you will save money that you would spend when paying your utility bills in their own way.

4. Increases flow of air into the house
One way of ensuring that your house has a steady flow of air is adding insulation to your basement remodel. Many homeowners have used this idea to get the best value whenever they are looking for ways to make their homes look more attractive in their own ways.

In conclusion, the above are the top four reasons why adding insulation to your basement remodel make absolute sense.  Contact Metro Garage Door, INC today to discuss adding insulation to your existing or new basement!

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The Advantages of Having a Detached Garage

Adding a garage to your home can create additional storage space for cars, ATVs, motorcycles, golf carts, boats, and other large items. Garages can also be repurposed to be used as a home gym, workshop, art studio, home office, a mini greenhouse, or additional living space. In addition to their practical uses, garages also add a significant amount of value to your home. Here’s what you need to know about detached garages.

What is a Detached Garage?

A detached garage is a freestanding garage that is not attached to the home by a shared wall. They are often built away from the home, either in the back yard or near the side of the house.

What are the Advantages of a Detached Garage?

Thinking about adding a detached garage to your home? Consider these advantages:

Detached Garage Advantage #1: Additional Customization Options

When building a garage onto your existing home, you must work within certain size constraints. Detached garages don’t have to fit into the architecture of home, which means you can take advantage of any extra space in your lot to create a garage that’s the perfect size and shape to fit your exact needs. Because there are more strict zoning laws for adding onto an existing home, detached garages typically require fewer permits and zoning headaches.

Detached Garage Advantage #2: A More Modern Look

If you’ve ever driven through a suburban neighborhood, you’re more than familiar with the “garage-forward” design that’s dominated the market for decades. However, more and more modern architects are moving away from this “garage-forward” look, especially when designing smaller house, which can easily look overpowered by a large garage door. While garage-forward homes will always be around, if you’re hoping to achieve a more modern look, you might consider a detached garage, which can be built away from the main dwelling and can add a style all its own.

Detached Garage Advantage #3: Increased Home Safety

Garage fires spread farther and faster than fires that start in other parts of the house, especially if you store flammables like oil, gasoline, propane, and varnishes in the garage. If you have a detached garage, fires are much less likely to jump to your main home. Additionally, roughly 9% of burglars gain entrance through the garage, but if you’re garage is detached from the house, any successful burglars will not gain access to the rest of your home.

Have questions about adding a garage to your home? Larry Myers Garage Doors can help! Contact us today to speak with a garage door expert in Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA.

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