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Next time you’re driving around the neighborhood, make it a point to look at the homes and especially their overhead garage doors. How much of the exterior view is represented by those doors? Typically, you’ll find that it’s not less than a third of the home, and oftentimes it’s even more.

Obviously, your choice of door is going to be a big part of that first impression people will form about your home, so finding one that best complements your home and satisfies your needs is something to give some serious thought to. This becomes even more important when the it’s time to sell – you don’t want to chase a potential buyer away before they even get inside!

Today, the range of design and material options is almost endless. You could spend days looking through everything that’s available before you find a door that not only secures your home and enhances its curb appeal, but also improves its energy efficiency at the same time.

To help you narrow those options a bit, here are five important categories to consider when buying or replacing an overhead door.

1. Cost

We all have spending limits! It is essential to have a budget in mind when looking into any major purchase. Give yourself a realistic range to work within that includes both a high-end and even a low-end amount that you are willing to spend.

2. Lifestyle

If you have children or use the garage as a workshop, your best choice is an insulated, heavy gauge steel door that isn’t going to dent every time a ball or bike hits it. And think twice about windows (or at least the type of windows) if you have baseball players! A good door will last 15-20 years if properly maintained and should get you through those years when kids are most apt to have a few run ins with it.

3. Style

Trying to decide on a look that best fits your home is probably going to be the hardest decision of all. By setting a budget, you’ll narrow down the choices. While you’re on that drive around the neighborhood, check out the garage doors that seem to enhance the overall appearance of homes similar to yours. Geauga Door professionals are a good source to consult if you’re struggling here and can help direct you to a style that best fits your home and your budget.

4. Insulation

Not all doors need insulation. However, if your lifestyle includes children, then an insulated door will keep your garage at a more comfortable temperature when you’re loading and unloading the kids, their friends, the dogs, cats, etc.! Other than that, it’s more of a personal preference. If your workshop is in the garage, you’ll want insulation. And with severe weather changes, which do happen all too often in Northeast Ohio, it may be more cost effective to choose an insulated door if your garage is attached to your home.

5. Maintenance

Steel or fiberglass doors will require the least amount of maintenance, but no door is absolutely maintenance-free. Cleaning the door and lubricating the moving parts of the door should be done once a year at the very least.

Wooden garage doors are certainly beautiful and add a warmth and even rustic appeal, but keep in mind that maintenance costs increase. They will need to be painted, treated, and/or stained once every couple of years.

If all this seems a bit overwhelming, call us! Geauga Door Sales & Services has been providing quality service, products, and installation to customers, including contractors, for over four decades. We have plenty of options to choose from and can answer all your questions as you go through the process of finding the right overhead garage door for your home.

 

Nobody wants to wake up the whole neighborhood because of a faulty squeaking garage door. A garage door that neither closes nor opens properly will normally produce a sharp noise that will leave everyone awake! Faulty garage doors are also risky to homeowners as they can cause unexpected injuries. Due to the weight that they carry, they can easily come off their hinges and cause harm. By performing these regular basic maintenance operations, the door will last longer, be safe, and keep the neighbors on good terms!

Tip no. 1

Lubricate your door frequently with good lubricating oil. Some of the parts that might require lubricating include the hinges, the rollers, the chain rail and even the locks, end bearings and cables should be inspected. This will tremendously reduce the squeaking noise that is normally associated with a faulty garage door.

Tip no. 2

Moisture is what causes metal parts to rust. A garage door can easily attract rust because it is exposed to moisture and dust. But you can reduce the impact of moisture entering sensitive parts of the garage door by installing weather seals. Apply weather seals at the bottom of the garage door, between door panels, and on the frame of the garage door. These are the areas that are susceptible to rust and easily get damaged.

Tip no. 3

Always clean the garage door track thoroughly with clean water instead of lubricating. Wipe the areas using a damp cloth as oil might not work well for the tracks.

Tip no. 4

If you are using an electronic door operator and the remote does not seem to be working, first ensure that the batteries are working okay. If not, then replace them. If it is still not working, then you may need to reset the door opener. A simple reset might include briefly shutting off the power source completely and turning it on. If it does not work, then you may have to call a professional to assist you with resetting as each door has its specific instructions.

Tip no. 5

Last but not least, always realign the door sensors if you are having trouble opening and closing the door with the remote. When the door sensors are out of line, they may not communicate properly and might need to be returned back to their rightful positions.

If you need help, never hesitate to call our professional service technicians at 440-834-4949 to assist you. Never attempt to repair garage doors on your own; you may be harmed if you do not do it properly. Geauga Door repair is a professional company that deals with garage door repairs and new garage doors. But by performing these regular tasks, you can extend the life and maintain functionality of your door.

Faulty garage doors are dangerous to you, your car, or anyone who comes in contact with it.

Garage doors contain many moving parts. These moving parts can become worn with time. When this happens, it is time you repair your garage door or replace it with a new one. If you decide to repair it, then you will require the services of a professional company to do the repairs rather than trying to repair it on your own. Modern doors require specialized tools and a skilled technician to identify and repair the faulty areas.

There are many advantages of choosing Geauga Door for repairs as they will ensure that the door is properly fixed, safe, and completed in a timely manner at an affordable price.

With over 40 years of experience, our company is capable of performing all necessary repairs. Our technicians are certified and have licenses that are current.

When it comes to cost, it is not always the company offering the lowest price that provides the highest quality and safest service. Neither does a higher price always ensure quality! Do your homework and read reviews. Ask for quotations and compare the prices versus the experience that company has.

Finally, choose a company with good customer service that will answer all your queries promptly and efficiently. Geauga Door has a professional staff that are ready to serve you diligently and promptly.

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