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Large Metal Garage Door Installation

Our customer, Antonio, had a very large building built for all the vehicles he owns. 

Once construction on the building was finished, the last step was to install large metal garage doors to close in the building and provide adequate environmental protection to Antonio’s vehicles. The doors will also provide security for the valuable property inside. 

The opening we had to work with was 10 feet wide by 14 feet high. That’s a BIG space! It isn’t challenging to find doors this size, however Antonio wanted doors that didn’t look too commercial. Ideally, he wanted garage doors that had the same look and feel of residential garage doors. 

In addition, Antonio he wanted as much natural light coming into the building as possible, however he did NOT want all glass garage doors either.

Basically, he wanted a residential garage door with a window panel but in a size generally reserved for commercial garage doors.

The end result was these beautiful 24 gauge garage doors, with upper window panels. 

We were able to add more natural light by adding two panels worth of windows instead of 1, which still look great since the doors are so tall. 

Check out just how big these are as compared to our installer

Garage Door Opener Installation

In addition to the new doors, we also installed 2 LiftMaster 8500 Jack shaft garage door openers

The jack shaft opener installs on the wall instead of the ceiling for extra height in the garage. Paired with high lift tracks, you can get the garage doors almost flush with the ceiling to allow for maximum clearance. 

The garage door openers are quiet, and have a battery backup so they will still open even if the power goes out. They also include WiFi connectivity so Antonio can open and close the doors from a tablet or smartphone. 

This installation wasn’t easy, but it came out perfect and everyone is happy with the results!

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Damaged Carriage House Style Garage Door

Our client, Rachel, pulled out of her garage one morning in Granite Bay, CA a little bit before her garage door was fully open. We’re guessing she hadn’t finished her first cup of coffee yet. 

This is a common garage door accident and isn’t that challenging to repair. However, if you’re like Rachel and have very nice, brand new carriage house style garage doors, the accident and repair is a bit painful. 

damaged carriage house garage door

Damaged Carriage House Garage Door Options

The good news for Rachel is that only one panel was damaged in this accident. And since the door is new and therefore, being manufactured, we were able to order one new panel.

This option is much more affordable than getting a whole new door. It’s also the greener option since swapping out a panel is less wasteful than a brand new door.

Many people opt to replacing or swapping out a garage door panel as a way to upgrade their garage door. A common upgrade is swapping out the top panel of a garage door with a panel that has decorative windows. This can help add some light into the garage, and some style as well.

Once we got the new panel ordered, we came out to remove the old panel and install the new one. Now the door is back to looking brand new!

 

Rachel’s garage door is beautiful, and includes decorative hardware and a beautiful panel of windows!

If you have a dent in a garage door panel and want to see about repairing or replacing it, give Perfect Solutions a call if you’re in Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln or surrounding areas.

We have a lot of experience in panel and garage door accident repair and can find a solution that fits your budget as well as your look!

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Clopay Coachman Garage Door Installation

Our customer, Steve, called us because he was looking to upgrade his garage door. The current door came with the house when he purchased it over 10 years ago in Roseville, CA.

His current door was old, starting to rust and matched the rest of his house, but not in a good way. His garage door opener was also getting older, squeaky and loud.

He wanted to install a new garage door that would give some contrast and a much needed face lift to the exterior of his home.

Clopay Coachman

After reviewing all of his options, he decided on this beautiful Clopay Coachman garage door. It is steel backed and insulated.

The Clopay Coachman collection of doors look like wood, but are made of insulated steel and composite. So you get the look of wood, with the strength and durability of low maintenance steel.

LiftMaster 8500W

To complete the overhead garage door installation, we installed a brand new LiftMaster 8500W garage door opener. This opener has amazing updated features including WiFi ability so you can control the door from anywhere and subscription-based partner integrations. Additionally, the opener features battery backup and an automatic garage door lock, perfect for your home’s security.

This opener is a wall mount opener, which mounts to the wall of the garage instead of the ceiling. This helps save overhead space in a garage, especially if space is tight or limited.

Now all Steve needs to do is decide whether or not to paint the door or to leave it as is.

 

Steve’s new garage door looks amazing. It adds an updated, modern look to his traditional home and best of all, it’s quieter and functions way better than his old garage door. He couldn’t be happier with the upgrade, and we’re happy we were able to order and install his new garage door in less than a week’s time!

 

New Garage Door System | Granite Bay, CA

Our customers, Kevin and Whitney in Granite Bay, gave us a call. They wanted us to inspect their garage door system.

Their garage door opener was broken. They also had a tension cable that was broken and two of their rollers had come off.

Thankfully their cars weren’t parked inside when the door broke, so they weren’t impacted too much by their garage door problems.

garage door cable broken

They decided that instead of repairing what they had, they would finally upgrade their garage door as they’d been planning doing it for a while.

The garage doors are the original doors to the house and they had been wanting to change them for a new design since they purchased the home 7 years ago.

old garage doors

Above is Kevin and Whitney’s existing garage doors.

After searching for a door that looked good and fit in their budget, they ultimately went with a 325 model door by UDT. The model they chose comes with a carriage door stamp.

They also decided that to customize their door and get the look they wanted, they would add Stockton style windows and some decorative hardware to the outside of the doors.

new udt carriage garage doors

Above are Kevin and Whitney’s brand new garage doors. Don’t they look great? The Stockton windows are great, more modern upgrade to the home’s exterior.

udt garage door

Above you can see a little bit closer detail of the new garage door hardware and carriage stamp detailing.

Since their garage door opener was already broken, we also installed new openers on the new doors. Kevin and Whitney chose the 8550W model by LiftMaster.

These openers are belt drive, which are very quiet and requires little maintenance. They also come complete with WiFi abilities and a battery backup system.

installed liftmaster 8550w

Above you can see the new LiftMaster 8550W installed in Kevin and Whitney’s garage. The doors also look great and new from the inside of the garage as well!

RV Garage Conversion Project | Roseville | Garage Door Installation

This project was a fun one!

Our customer, Andrew, bought a new house and needed some remodeling work done. On his list was replacing his garage door and widening the opening so he could fit his RV in his garage.

While he could park it in a storage facility nearby, that costs money and isn’t always convenient when you want to pack up and go quickly. He was not able to park it on the street or in his driveway.

Andrew was willing to pay for his garage to be upgraded over rent at a storage facility.

His RV isn’t huge, so all he needed to fit it in his garage was a larger, taller opening in order to make it fit.

So, we removed his existing garage door first. Then we were able to reframe the opening. His garage had been 16×7.

rv garage conversion project

After reframing the opening, the new measurements are 16×12!

Once the opening was reframed, we fixed the stucco around the garage, and installed a new sectional garage door.

We used a LiftMaster Jack Shaft garage door opener with the new garage door. The jack shaft opener is installed on the side wall of a garage, not on the ceiling. This is a great option when you want to park something tall, like an RV, in your garage. It gives maximum clearance for the RV or whatever object you are parking inside.

 

The new door looks great!

narrow garage door opening

Now the last job is panting the door and surrounding stucco so it looks seamless, and reinstalling those lights so they are in a more logical and visually appealing place!

Andrew is very happy he has a beautiful new garage door, new garage door opener, and space for his RV in his own home! He is enjoying loading it up on a Friday afternoon and heading out early Saturday morning on an adventure!

Updating Garage Door for New Home

Our client, Pam, bought her house recently and had many projects on her to do list. 

On of her first was updating her garage doors and the garage door openers, as they were old and not working right. Not only were the garage doors old, but they weren’t insulated. 

Pam wanted to use her garage as a workout space, so she wanted insulation that would regulate the temperature in both cold and hot weather. 

Another goal of Pam’s was to improve her new home’s curb appeal. The paint was ok on the home, so changing out the garage doors would give an instant boost to the look and feel of her home’s exterior. 

In the end, Pam chose two new overhead garage doors. The new garage doors are 25 gauge doors with PVC insulation to achieve the temperature control Pam wanted. 


Decorative Upper Panel with Windows

Pam chose upper panels with decorative windows to enjoy some natural light in the garage. They also make the garage doors look more custom and add a nice design element. 

Adding an upper panel with deocrative windows is a great way to add a specific design and style to your home without paint or other decorative elements. And it’s easy to do! You can do this on an existing door as well, not just new ones. It’s a cost effective solution if you don’t want or don’t need to replace your garage door.

On the inside, we installed 2 new LiftMaster garage door openers. The new openers have a battery backup, are WiFi enabled, so Pam can control them from her smartphone whether she’s home or away. This is a great security feature!

Overall Pam is happy with her new doors. They look great, gave a needed functional and decorative update to her home, and now she can move on to other projects while she enjoys her new home!

 

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Garage Door Installation | Old Wood Garage Door | Sacramento, CA

Paul and his wife, Karen, recently purchased a home in Sacramento, CA. Their plan was to remodel it and then sell it for a profit.

When they got to the garage, they knew they had a big project on their hands. The door was an old wooden garage door, and was falling a part, as you can see below. 

old wooden garage door sacramento, ca

In addition to needing to replace the garage door with an updated, modern one the frame of the garage was also in need of repair. The frame itself was also not the right size for any standard size garage door. 

We came in and repaired and updated the size of the frame. Then we were able to install a brand new one car garage door. 

white UDT steel garage door

The door Paul and Karen chose was this short UDT door. It is 25 gauge steel and comes in white, so no painting necessary!

We also installed a new garage door opener, and a brand new spring so the door will operate like the brand new door that it is.

udt garage door installation sacramento ca

Updating your garage door before selling is important, and will help you get more money for your home. No one wants to buy a home knowing right off the bat that they need to replace or repair the garage door and garage door parts.

This simple and inexpensive fix goes a long way! The UDT door they chose is a durable steel and will last for many years. A new spring + opener can last a good 10 years, so they can market in their listing that the garage door and its parts are new and upgraded!

Paul and Karen can’t wait to finish their house and get it back on the market! In the meantime, they are already enjoying easily opening their garage door to park their car.

 

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Commercial Garage Door Installation on Shed

Our customer, Gary built this amazing shed on his property about 3 years ago. When he built the shed, however, he left the side open with the hopes of one day installing a door to enclose it.

commercial roll up garage door

This past fall, he decided it was time to finally invest in a good commercial garage door to complete the shed. Gary had critters in and out of his shed all the time, and it just didn’t make sense to not have the opening closed up.

The commercial garage door size he needed at 16×11. We went with a commercial roll up garage door to suit his needs.

Installing a Commercial Garage Door

We ordered the door, and got to work!
commercial garage door roll up installation

The door was BIG. And heavy! Thankfully Gary had the right equipment to get it unloaded!

installing commercial garage door

Once installed, it looked great! Gary is super happy and now his shed is completely closed off from the elements, so his things and space are protected!

installed commercial roll up door

Types of Commercial Garage Doors

There are many options to choose from when looking at commercial garage doors.

You can pick full-view doors. These are great for restaurants or retail businesses looking for an industrial look.

Gary of course chose a durable industrial roll up garage door. It works for Gary’s shed, as well as auto shops or warehouses that have things to store. Industrial doors help insulate the space and help with climate control, which is great for many types of applications.

The roll up garage door that Gary chose comes in many colors, as a standard. So anyone can get a unique and custom look. It’s always great when doors come in standard colors beyond grey, beige and white, as it saves the hassle of painting the door once it’s installed.

Just like a residential door, you can insulate commercial garage doors as well. They also sell fire and smoke rated models made from steel and aluminum. These options are great depending on where you live and what you are storing inside your space.

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Garage Door Accident: Wall Repair and Garage Door Repair

We got a call from our client Jane that she was having a small problem with her garage door and we needed to get out there right away!

This is Jane’s small problem:

sacramento garage door wall repair

Yikes! Jane had accidentally pressed the gas pedal, not the brake pedal when driving out of her garage door that morning.

She ran into her garage door, as you can see. But she also hit the side wall of her house next to the garage door.

As you can see in the image above, there was a lot of damage to both her door and her wall. Thankfully we were able to fix both. Perfect Solutions owners are also licesned contractors, so we can perform this work together with our trust team of home repair experts.

After a few days, the garage door and wall were looking a little better:

sacramento garage door wall repair

We removed her garage door completely as well as the damaged wood and stucco from inside and outside the garage.

We then lifted the header and replaced all the damaged studs. We moved onto repairing the drywall, insulation and stucco of the outside of the home.

Once all that tough work was done, the door was reinstalled and primed.

sacramento garage door wall repair

The last step was painting the garage door a new color to complement the exterior of the home! Looks good!

sacramento garage door wall repair

Jane was admittedly a little embarrassed about her driving mistake, but was pleased that everything was repaired quickly, and she got to pick a new color for her door to give a new look to her home’s exterior.

We love painting garage doors, even ones that aren’t damaged, to give a simple, and cost-effective upgrade to a home’s curb appeal.

The most important thing is we repaired Jane’s garage quickly so she could feel secure in her home and have a safe place to park her car.

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Double Garage Door Opener Project | Granite Bay, CA

What a fun and unique garage door opener installation project in Granite Bay!

Our customer, Josh, called us when his garage door opener broke. We figured it would be a straightforward fix but when we arrived, we knew we had a fun problem to solve.

Josh’s existing opener was VERY old. Most likely it was installed 15-17 years ago. On our advice, Josh decided to forgo the expense of repairing the opener and invest in a new one.

Josh’s garage space is interesting, as you can see in the picture below. There are actually 2 garage doors!

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Originally, he had one opener to operate the garage door facing the road, but no opener serving the back door. The back garage door leads out to his garden and yard.

So the job was not just to replace the current opener with a new one, but also install a new system for the back door. This would allow Josh to open the door automatically instead of manually, which saves time and muscle!

The challenge here is that we didn’t have much clearance to install two openers. We had to get creative and eventually found a setup that allowed for two openers to be installed.

And we did all that in just a few hours! Josh was thrilled and is so excited to be able to open his back garage door with ease!

garage door opener repair granite bay CA

As you can see, we installed brand new LiftMaster openers. The specific model Josh chose: the LiftMaster 8355 series. It has built-in Wi-Fi, so he can operate the doors from his smartphone or tablet. The doors are belt drive openers, so they are maintenance free and very quiet!

We love LiftMaster openers as they are high quality for a great price. Read why we love LiftMaster in this post. We be these openers will last him another 15 years!

 

 

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