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Douglasville Insulation

Insulation acts as a blockade to heat flow and its fundamental activity is to maintain your home’s warmth throughout the winter and cool at some point in winter. Essentially, it provides comfort throughout the year by influencing climatic situations. Insulating items consequently play a significant role in maintaining heat in or out depending on the seasons and on daily basis temperature variations.

Insulation R-Values

R-values concur on the thermal presentation of insulation as a result of doing that it measures the capability to resist heat loss through conduction progression. These help heat to move inside the room through radiation energy wave’s mechanism. All objects in an enclosed structure basically fabricate radiant heat waves exchanging heat with other ceiling surfaces. Therefore, radiant heat will be engrossed by walls and ceilings converting them to conductive heat that can pass through the partition scheme to the cooler outside the surroundings. The duty of insulation is to sluggish downward heat transfer by resisting its current. The gauge of R-values is the shift of heat through mass insulation.

Insulation Benefits

Insulation helps to trim down noise pollution in the sense that it prevents sound transmitted through the parapet or floors of the home. It helps prevent the heat inside your Douglasville home from escaping.  This will help to keep the warm air that your home’s heating system creates indoors during the winter season. Since warm air rises, quality attic insulating material is very important.

Contact Douglasville’s Insulation Experts – Metro Garage Doors (L&W Insulation)

Contact Metro Garage Doors for your insulation inspection or upgrade.  We proudly serve the Douglasville area in metro Atlanta as well as Cobb, Fulton, Carroll, and Paulding counties.

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Your sick garage door opener is trying to tell you something – troubleshooting help is here!

If even once you’ve experienced a malfunctioning garage door opener, you know how frustrating it can be. Luckily, those openers from LiftMaster, Chamberlain and Craftsman Read More

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What are the Most Common Problems with Garage Doors?

Even the most well-built garage doors will eventually need some maintenance and repairs. If you’re currently having problems with your door, you can call Garage Doors Plus, LLC. Our experts can perform a garage door inspection to determine the problem. If you don’t know what’s wrong with the door, it’s likely one of the issues below. Let’s take a closer look.

 

1. Garage Door Opener

The garage door opener is hands down the number one problem that homeowners have with their garage doors. The main reason for this is they often purchase cheap openers that don’t last. When you hire us to install your new garage door, we recommend you invest in a quality garage door opener that has lots of features. You’re more likely to get your money’s worth, and they’ll work when you need them to.

 

2. Garage Door Tracks

For a garage door to slide up and down, it must be able to move on tracks that can support the door weight and maintain the stability of the entire door system. If a track comes loose or breaks, the door will not move. You’ll need to call a Garage Doors Plus, LLC technician to perform a garage door repair. In most cases, we can either repair or replace the complete tracking so that the door will open and close.

 

3. Lifestyle Garage Door Screens

Lifestyle screens have become popular over the last two decades. They create a recreational environment without all the bugs and other pests lingering inside the garage. When used and stored correctly the screens will last a long time. If you do not treat them right, however, you’ll discover that they won’t last long. We’ll need to repair them faster than anticipated.

 

4. Garage Door Spring Replacement

When a garage door spring goes bad, we can’t repair it but we are happy to replace it. You’re better off purchasing new springs and calling Garage Doors Plus, LLC to replace them. Although you can use your door without the springs, we strongly advise against it. The springs are the safety feature that keeps the door from opening or closing too fast. If you don’t replace them, you could jeopardize your car or your family’s safety.

 

5. Wear and Tear on Windows

A few years ago homeowners in Minneapolis began to purchase substitute material for real glass. The results were disastrous as the faux glass scratched and shattered more easily than actual glass. If you’re one of the homeowners who has seen this happen to your garage door, call us for a garage door replacement. Next time, go with real glass. It won’t scratch or pit as quickly, and it will look much better on your door.

 

Garage Doors Plus, LLC Has the Right Garage Door for You

No matter what is wrong with your garage door, we can repair it and restore it to an excellent working condition. We fix door springs, windows, door screens, door tracks, and door openers. If you need your garage door repaired or are looking for a garage door replacement, contact us at 612-760-7551, or you can message us on our contact page. Our services extend to all homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

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The Importance Of Insulated Garage Doors

With the wide range of materials used to make garage doors,the efficiency varies and therefore, it is wise to improve it by considering insulation.

Here are the benefits of having insulated garage doors.

1. It helps save energy.  There is always a need to save unused energy and by insulating the garage door you will only use what you require.

2. Preventing overheating.  You are able to regulate the desired heat inside the garage.

3. Control freezing.  Insulating ensures that the inside of the garage is not too cold.

4. Noise reduction.  An insulated garage door will act as a barrier of noise from the outside environment.

5. Comfort.  By having an insulated garage door it brightens the space and gives you a conducive environment.

There are three types of insulation that you can use.

1. Batt insulation.  It is made of fiber glass and a foil paper which prevents air or vapor to pass through.

2. Spray Foam.  It is made of a spray-able form of insulation.

3. Reflective.  Made of highly reflective aluminum foil which can be done on both side of the garage door. This uses radiation to reflect heat.

For you to acquire these benefits of an insulated garage doors, you will have to consider what is the best insulators to use according to the material used to make your garage door.  With a steel garage door, it can go with any type of insulation.  The wood frame garage doors will go with the foam board insulation.

It is also highly advisable that you hire garage door repair and installation services to fix this for you since insulation of garage doors can add weight to the door and you may require to change the springs.  It is ideal that you choose the experienced ones such as Metro Garage Door in case you experience problems thereafter and for your satisfaction too.

Contact Metro Garage Door today for all of your garage door insulation inquiries.

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5 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Garage in 2018

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New Year’s Resolutions aren’t just for personal growth and development. In 2018, make a resolution to upgrade your garage regularly to keep it in peak condition for years to come. In this blog, we’ve put together a list of easy upgrades that you can start yourself.

Adjust and Lubricate Every 1-2 Years

An annual garage door tune-up is our choice for the easiest way to keep your garage working properly. There are preventative maintenance checks that experts can perform regularly to identify any underlying problems with your garage door. This includes lubricating the moving parts to keep chains and springs running smoothly.

Upgrade to A Fully Insulated Steel Door

Without much insulation, your garage can lose valuable heat through the garage door, which could lead to higher energy bills. That’s where different materials can help keep heat inside the garage. Consider the following benefits of steel doors:

  • Durable
  • Available in various thicknesses
  • Low maintenance
  • Higher overall R-value

Upgrade the Opener

In older homes especially, garage door openers can be outdated. If you notice that yours is particularly noisy or doesn’t work during power outages, it may be time to upgrade your garage door opener. It’s also important that the garage has a safety reversal feature to prevent accidents, which now comes standard with new openers.

Keep the sensors clean

The garage door safety sensors, also called photo eyes, are installed on both sides of the garage door near the floor. If blocked or covered in any way, the sensors won’t work properly, creating a safety hazard for those using the door. When working properly, the sensors should force your garage door to reverse before hitting an object or person in the sensor’s line of sight. Give your garage sensors a routine check to ensure they’re free of dirt, dust, and cobwebs.

Maintain the Weather Seal

Keeping the elements out of your garage is important everywhere, especially in the rainy Portland area. The weather seal, located at the base of your garage door, can suffer wear and tear over time which causes water to leak in. Replacing the weather seal is just one of many ways you can waterproof your garage and prevent excess moisture.

These are just a handful of the several easy steps you can take to upgrade your garage door in 2018. The garage door specialists at Larry Myers Garage Doors can provide an expert’s touch to your DIY garage door projects and will happily tackle the technical upgrades. Contact us when you’re ready to upgrade your garage. We serve home and business owners in the Portland and Vancouver areas!

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Meet the “Smart” Garage

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Technology has completely revolutionized how we live our day-to-day lives. Nowadays, we can use our smartphones to do virtually anything, from calling our friends, to booking tickets, to buying groceries, to paying our bills. How can we use technology to make managing our homes easier? In this edition of the Larry Myers Garage Door blog, meet the “smart” garage.

Smart Garage Door Systems

Smart garage door openers allow you to monitor and control your garage door, gate, or lighting, all from your tablet, smartphone, or computer.

Benefits of Smart Garage Door Openers

What are the benefits of this type of smart garage door opener, such as LiftMaster’s MyQ technology (which we recently wrote a product feature about!)? Below, we’re listing a few benefits of smart garage door openers.

Added Layers of Security

Forget to close that door? Smart garage door openers allow you to check the status of your garage door while you’re away, allowing you to control it from afar

Some smart garage openers have something called vacation mode, which disables the remote controls, meaning that the garage door can only be opened from the inside.

Automatic Maintenance Checks

Some smart garage systems have additional safety features. LiftMaster, for example, created a 3-step safety check, which quickly monitors the performance of safety features such as photo eyes or auto-reverse. This makes it easier to monitor the functionality of your garage door opener, signaling when it might need maintenance.

Energy Conservation

Smart garage systems allow you to monitor lighting, too. Not only does this add an extra layer of security, allowing you to turn on extra lights while you’re away from home for extended periods of time, but it also allows you to save on energy bills by not keeping lights on 24/7.

Additionally, many smart garage door systems are easily integrated with smart thermostats, allowing you to control the temperature of your home while you’re away. For example, LiftMaster, one of the smart garage door opener brands we carry here at Larry Myers Garage Doors, is a Nest partner.

Monitor Activity

Smart garage door openers log when the door has been opened or closed, allowing you to better monitor the activity in your garage. Additionally, many smart garage door openers have cameras, allowing you to view the activity in your garage.

Easy to Install

If you’re interested in safeguarding and optimizing your garage with the latest technology, your local garage door experts here at Larry Myers Garage Doors in Portland, OR will be glad to assist you. Reach out to us today to discuss your “smart” garage options!

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Holiday Season Tips: Damage-Free Ways to Decorate Your Garage

Holiday LightsAh, ‘tis the holiday season. A season of fun, family, delicious food, festive parties, thoughtful presents, and sure, maybe a bit of extra stress. For many homeowners, the holidays mark a time to stand out in the neighborhood, showcasing their homes with gorgeous lights and decorations. Many homeowners will choose to decorate their garages, hanging lights and festive decorations over their garage doors.

The results of decorating your garage door are beautiful! However, if not done carefully, decorations can harm the surfaces of your beautiful garage door. In this month’s edition of the Larry Myers Garage Doors blog, your local Portland, OR-based garage door experts will be providing tips for damage-free ways to decorate your garage. Read on for all the details!

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Tip #1: Magnets

Will your garage door hold magnets? Simple stars for Christmas, Hanukah, or New Year’s make for beautiful decorations, and when backed with magnets, can be stellar (pun intended!) exterior decorations. If your garage is made of steel, it may hold magnets well, making this a great solution for hanging magnets without the damage.

Tip #2: Skip the Nails; Try Clips Instead

Thinking of hanging lights? Nails or staples can damage your trim and the insulation around the wiring. If you don’t have a steel garage door and can’t use magnets, the best, damage-free way to hang lights or decorations is by using light clips.

Consider, for example, these Outdoor Light Clips. Clips like these don’t require nails or screws; instead, they use an adhesive that offers damage-free removal from surfaces.

Tip #3: Hang Lights from the Gutters

We don’t usually think of our gutters as having an aesthetic purpose, but now’s their time to shine! If your gutters are sitting above the garage door, try hanging lights from the gutters using the light clips suggested in Tip #2.

Need Professional Assistance?

We hope that you found these tips to be helpful! If you’d like an extra hand or have questions about the types of decorations you can safely use on your garage door, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask your local garage door experts at Larry Myers Garage Doors. We serve the Portland, OR and Vancouver-WA areas, and would be more than happy to assist you. Happy Holidays!


 

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2018 New Year’s Resolution: Fix That Garage Door

2018 is almost here. It’s that time when you pull out the pen and paper and start writing your New Year’s Resolutions. It may seem strange, but that broken garage door that’s been nagging at you all year long should be on your list of resolutions. So before you add getting in shape, quitting a bad habit, or getting a promotion at work to your 2018 resolution list, put garage door repair at the top. Here’s why:

 

You’re Wasting Space

A broken garage door means that there is very little activity going on in your garage. In essence, it’s just sitting there wasting space. Garage Doors Plus, LLC can fix that garage door and get things moving in and out again – preferably that brand new car of yours. We can install a new garage door opener with lots of options and features. Before you know it, you’ll be in and out of your garage with ease.

 

A Broken Door is a Rotting Door

The longer your garage door sits there unused, the more likely it is to start rotting away. While the panels may be intact, all of the moving parts including the springs and tracks can rust away. The more your door deteriorates, the harder it will become to open and close or repair. It’s likely you’ll need to get a garage door replacement.

 

It Makes Your House Unattractive

An old worn-out garage door can kill your property’s curb appeal. It can become an eyesore and the first thing that your guests notice when they drive up to your home. We can give your house an upgrade by repairing the garage door or replacing it with a brand new one. You’ll be amazed at how much better your entire home exterior will look after we complete the job.

 

It’s Cold (or Hot) Outside

There’s nothing more satisfying than being able to drive your car in the garage out of the rain, sleet, snow, heat, high wind, and any other climate condition. Rather than running down the sidewalk to get to your car during a downpour, you’ll be happier walking out to your garage, getting in your car, and driving away without getting a single drop of rain on you.

 

It’s a Great Home Investment

Read any ‘Best ROI Home Repairs’ blogs, and garage door repair (or garage repair in general) is always near the top of the list. Financial planners estimate that a garage door replacement can add as much as $10,000 to the overall value of your home. Compared to the cost of other home improvement projects Our garage door repair or replacement is far more affordable and will yield a better return on your investment.

 

Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet with Garage Doors Plus, LLC

Let Garage Doors Plus, LLC help you ring in the new year with a brand new garage door installation or a garage door repair. We offer a wide selection of products to choose from. You can get your garage door in almost any style, color, texture, or dimension. Call us today for a free inspection and a free quote. Our number is 612-760-7551, or you can message us on our contact page.

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7 Tips for Adding a Garage Door to Your Brand New Home Construction

If you’re building a new home, then you’ll need to carefully consider what type of garage door you’ll add. Garage Doors Plus, LLC can help you make the right choice.

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7 Tips for Adding a Garage Door to Your Brand New Home Construction

If you’re building a new home, then you’ll need to carefully consider what type of garage door you’ll add. Garage Doors Plus, LLC can help you make the right choice.

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