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Garage Door Replacement Project in Granite Bay, CA

We recently replaced this old, rusted garage door on our customer’s home in Granite Bay, CA.

Rebecca has lived in this house for over a decade and her garage door has been on longer than that. The door itself was in bad shape. It had rusted so severely that the door wasn’t functional anymore.

You can see the rust in the pictures below; one taken on the inside of the garage and one from the outside.

rusty garage door rusty garage door

Rebecca wanted a new door installed but she had some conditions based on the space of her garage. There wasn’t much room to install the tracks for a new door.

Thankfully we made it work and we installed the door just in time for winter and the rainy season. Rain and rust is never a good combination!

We installed a new LiftMaster garage door opener as well. So Rebecca can now enjoy a beautiful new garage door, and a quiet, smooth opening and closing experience as well.

The door looks great now!

garage door replacement granite bay, ca

Options for repairing a garage door with rust:

It isn’t necessary to replace a garage door that has some rust. In Rebecca’s case, her door was very old and she wanted and needed an upgrade.

However, if your door is newer and is rusting, it might just need a facelift.

Painting rust is a great alternative to replacing the door. If you want to paint, here are a few tips:

  1. Don’t just paint directly over rust.
  2. Clean the rust properly first and let it dry completely.
  3. Note: if your door was made before 1980, wear a mask and other protective gear. It’s possible the door contains lead, and you want to make sure you are protected.
  4. Apply a primer that is specific for preventing rust. This is the KEY to a successful paint job.
  5. Next, paint!

Painting your garage door is not only a great solution for rust but an expensive way to get a new, fresh look on your garage door and change up the style of the exterior of your home.

 

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Granite Bay Custom Garage Door Installation

John and Rebecca’s home in Granite Bay, CA was in need of a little curb appeal upgrade. They wanted to change the look of their exterior and thought a great place to start was replacing their garage door. 

Often times in planned developments of homes, the garage doors are very standard and it can make the whole neighborhood look similar. Instead of spending thousands to repaint or relandscape, installing a brand new unique garage door can help your home to stand out, and look good!

John and Rebecca ended up choosing this BEAUTIFUL Clopay garage door. The door comes with 2″ of steel back insulation, which is great for keeping the garage cooler in the hot Granite Bay summers and warmer during the cool and rainy winter.

clopay garage door installation granite bay, ca

Now generally we would perform a standard installation on this door like all garage door installs.

However, John wanted to install a car lift in his garage. Basically, this means the door needs to open as high as possible. This type of installation is called a “High Lift” installation. 

We decided that to get the maximum clearance for the High Lift installation, we also needed to not do a standard overhead garage door opener installation as well so we could save space on the ceiling.

high lift garage door installation granite bay, ca

To solve this, we installed a LiftMaster Jack Shaft opener, which is installed on the wall of the garage door, as seen below.

liftmaster jack shaft opener installation granite bay, ca

The tracks we installed with the high lift installation also gave us a gift! Since the tracks have an early break away from the frame of the home, it allowed us enough clearance to install some decorative hardware on the garage door.

We were able to install some iron handles and other accent pieces to really make a unique, custom look for John and Rebecca’s new door. This gave them a better functioning door, a smooth and quiet new opener, and a definite curb appeal upgrade!

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