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Updating One-Piece Garage Door On Rental Home

Our customer Marie bought a new house and was moving out. She decided that instead of selling her current house, she would rent it out.

She did some necessary repairs around the home to get it ready to rent, and knew she needed to address her garage door. The door was old. It is also made from wood and was in need of serious maintenance Marie wasn’t sure she wanted to take on.

She decided that instead of repairing her current door, she would get a new, updated door that offered security for her home, and her tenants, and would also be low maintenance for everyone.

The problem with Marie’s garage door is that it is a one-piece garage door. Converting a one-piece garage door into an overhead door isn’t typically an issue, however the garage doubles as a bedroom that had been built into the garage a while back. 

You can see the old door below: 

We found a creative solution to this problem so Marie could get a new door and keep the bedroom functional. We took a new overhead garage door and mounted it as a one-piece door. 

This gives Marie the ability to continue to use the garage as a bedroom, which is helpful for her rental opportunities. The door, however, is still functioning properly and can be converted back to a garage in the future with a working, secure door.

Here you can see the final result: 

 

For Marie, she got the look of a standard overhead door but the function of a tilt door. We think it looks great, and most importantly, Marie is happy with the final result!

Now her door is updated, functional, and looks great from the outside. Curb appeal means a lot when trying to rent out a home. Getting as many renters interested as possible gives you options and ensures you will rent the home quickly so you don’t face vacancy loss.

 

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Cracked Garage Door Repair and New Opener

Todd and Melissa, our customers, moved into their beautiful new home in Lincoln, CA this past year. They, unfortunately, inherited a very problematic garage door. 

cracked panel garage door

A few of the garage door panels were cracked. This can be very dangerous as it can compromise the proper functioning of the garage door.

It’s possible to temporarily repair a cracked panel by reinforcing it, but eventually, you need to replace the door as the fix only lasts a year or so. 

You can see one of the cracks here:

cracked garage door panel

In addition to the cracked panels, the garage door opener was pretty old and made a lot of noise. There isn’t really a repair for this problem, especially since it functioned properly, it was just noisy. 

Todd and Melissa decided to just go ahead and get a brand new garage door, and a new garage door opener along with it.

The door we upgraded with was an insulated, heavy-duty garage door hardware. This should stand up to many years of wear and tear before Todd and Melissa have to replace it again.

heavy duty insulated garage door hardware

The door looks great from the outside as well!

The last thing we did was install a new garage door opener. This Chamberlain model is great, includes WiFi abilities, and best of all, it’s quiet!

In the video below you can see how nice and quiet the opener sounds as the garage door opens.

Now you can see how much better the door looks and sounds! This opener is a belt drive opener, which is not only the quietest opener on the market, it’s also maintenance free.

It is generally more expensive than chain drive or screw drive openers, but after getting a new garage door, an opener that is NO maintenance is a great choice and will stand the test of time.

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Gallery Collection by Clopay Garage Door Installation

This Roseville, CA was built 15 years ago. The doors the house was built with were very simple, had no windows and no insulation. Every summer, the garage was very hot, and the homeowner was frustrated. He wanted to work in his garage year round.

After 15 years, they decided to replace the garage doors. They wanted something with style, with windows, and a door that was insulated.

They looked at tons of styles and ultimately decided upon the Gallery collection by Clopay. The biggest draw to these doors was that they come heavily insulated.

This style also had big windows. The outside of the door is painted to look like wood, with a wood grain paint,  so it gave them a unique style.

They chose the “Dark Oak” finish. The door itself, while painted to look like wood, is actually made of steel. Steel is very durable and much easier to maintain than real wood. It’s also less expensive.

The doors also have the carriage house style they loved. The groove panel design of the door and it’s raised panels, allow this steel door to have a vintage carriage house look.

The insulation on these doors can range from an R value of 6.3 to 18.4 depending on where you live, and what you are looking for.

The homeowners also chose some decorative wrought iron hardware to complement their new doors.

The after pictures are gorgeous. And most importantly, the homeowners are so happy with their new garage doors.

Changing out your garage doors can instantly give your home updated curb appeal, and is immediate equity into your home. The builder basic white doors this home had before looked cookie cutter and didn’t offer any practical features like insulation or natural light from the windows.

Simply changing out the garage doors gives this home an updated and custom look. Great to enjoy, and great for resale!

 

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Benefit to Hiring a Professional Garage Door Company

The main reason to hire a professional, well-reviewed garage door company is simple: less stress.

Garage doors and their parts are expensive. You want a professional who knows what they are doing to service and maintain your garage for peace of mind, if nothing else.

Some people think hiring a local handyman does the job just as well, but this just isn’t true. Only a professional garage door company, with trained, licensed, insured and bonded technicians, are qualified to work on your garage door.

Aside from peace of mind, hiring a professional company can save you tons of money and time. Fixing it yourself, or hiring someone unqualified for the job, will cost you double to fix anything since you will have to have the work redone. Save the hassle and hire a local company with experience!

 

Trust us, we have profited off the poor jobs done by other repair men and sub par companies. But we don’t enjoy charging people to do a job they’ve already paid to have done the first time around.

If you aren’t already convinced to hire a professional garage door company, below are a few more reasons you should!

Reason #1

Hiring someone or a team to repair your garage door could be thieves not professionals! Sounds crazy, but it has happened. And more than once!

One step up from thieves, is poor businessmen who perform sub-par work. They take your deposit, and then don’t finish the job, or do a bad job! This is a waste of time and money.

Reason #2

A bad installation can cause a bad accident. We have performed repair work on garage doors that failed in some way: springs broke, cable broke, unbalanced door or mis-aligned sensors causing havoc. If you don’t have your garage door and parts installed correctly, it’s an accident waiting to happen: to property or person!

Reason #3

Bad companies often go out of business. We have experienced more than one example of a homeowner paying for a job to be done, and it not being finished due to the business shutting down. Or a repair job that needs warranty work done, and the business isn’t around to do it.

Hiring a quality company means you’re hiring professionals who plan to be in business for the long run!

 

There are many reasons to hire a professional garage door company, including the ones mentioned above.

If you are in the Roseville and Greater Sacramento area, give Personal Solutions and shot! Put us to the test: read our reviews, check our BBB rating, and ask to see our proof of insurance and documentation. We’ll pass!

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