Does the Make of Your Garage Door Impact Your Utility Bill?


When you take a look at two garage doors with the same or similar R-values (or RSI), it’s easy to think that they’ll both perform about the same when it comes to energy efficiency. However, that is not the case at all! When you look closer, you may see that one of the doors isn’t equipped with effective thermal breaks or top-performing weatherseals, which means that you may be unnecessarily losing heat to the outdoors.

If you need a new garage door, or you’re desperate to do anything to lower your utility bills, here are a few things to know about garage door options.

If you want to see bigger reductions in your heating and air conditioning bill, look for these features:
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Get Inspired by These Carriage House Garage Doors

Carriage house style

When you think the words “carriage house”, do you picture a house with a gracious, classic feeling of warmth and luxury? Do you picture the beautiful countryside and upscale craftsmanship?

The country-style swing garage doors of the 50s and 60s is making a big comeback in the last decade. It has become a way to capture that feeling of a rural life while maintaining all the comforts of an urban life. Manufacturers of garage doors as Garaga have followed the trend and adapted their doors to give the appearance of wood, but without the drawbacks of that material, such as the difficult maintenance.

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Indications that a garage door business isn’t legitimate

When you first come across a garage door business, it can be difficult to determine if it is legitimate and serious. What’s worse is that having one bad experience with a single company can leave you wary of all the others that are out there. One company that doesn’t handle itself professional can undermine all of the other garage door specialists out there who are professional and capable of providing you with excellent work.
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Garage Door Opener Basics from All-Mont Garage Doors

We might easily under appreciate our electric garage door openers…until they are not available when we need them most. The pouring rain when we arrive home, the bitter cold when the car is full of stuff, or the night we want to just get inside and relax…if the door doesn’t work, it becomes a major upset. Garage door openers typically last a very long time and don’t need to be replaced frequently. They do, however need maintenance and even the occasional service call. Some may even need to be replaced after years of service.
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Garage flooring: what are my options?

The floor of your garage gets quite a daily workout, meaning that it shows signs of wear long before other floors in your home. There are tire marks, oil stains from various types of equipment stored in the garage, bikes, sporting equipment…and that’s all before we even get to the dirt that your car tracks in!
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When garage doors go wrong – do I need an all new door or can I repair it?

Have you noticed your garage door isn’t working quite as it should? Does it make strange noises or seem as if it may stop working? There’s no time like the present for finding out exactly what is wrong and how you can fix it. Sometimes waiting is okay, but garage doors can become unsafe, so the best day for repairs is today!
That said, there are some reasons for your garage door to stop working or work less reliably than it did in the past. Depending on the problem, the solution may be simple, or it might be a bit more complicated. Read on for a few of the most common problems and where they may be originating from.
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The Garage as Safe Play Space

When you think of place you should not leave kids alone, the garage is apt to spring to mine. That is generally a good course of action, and yet there are many steps you can take to make it a great, safe and useful place for kids to ride tricycles, play games, and more.
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