August 2018 - Perfect Solutions Garage Door
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High Lift Garage Door Conversion in Granite Bay, CA

Our customer, Brian, wanted to install some shelves and a car lift so he could work on his bikes in his garage. 

The solution for these needs is to raise the tracks up to give more clearance, and accompany the raised tracks with a jack shaft opener. The LiftMaster 8500 jack shaft opener installs on the wall, not on the roof of the garage. This allows for the clearance Brian needs to work on his bikes and add some shelving. 

liftmaster 8500 high lift garage door conversion granite bay

We got to work installing new steel back insulated garage doors with dual pane glass on the upper panel. The steel back doors are sturdy, resist rust and help keep the garage insulated against extreme weather. With Brian’s attached garage, he will see a lower energy bill as well due to the insulated garage doors! 

The dual pane glass window panels will also keep the heat and cold out of the garage and offer some great natural light to boot! Below you can see the difference between single and dual pane. 

single pane vs dual pane garage door glass

The last step in the high lift conversion was lifting the tracks 33″. This gives the clearance Brian needs, and as you can see in the picture, brings the tracks pretty much as high as they can go. 

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Brian is very happy with his new garage set up and we are too!

We get many requests for high lift conversions, for a variety of reasons. Many people like to store their RV and campers in their garage, so they install a high garage door, which requires a jack shaft opener and higher tracks to allow for the RV or camper to clear the opening.

Others like Brian want to install a car lift and need clearance. Some others have weird garage setups and need high lift tracks in order to access the entrance to the house.

Whatever the reason, installing a jack shaft opener and raising the tracks is an easy job and can make a world of difference in your garage!

Clopay Garage Doors in Roseville, CA

Ryan and his wife gave us a call because they had plans to paint their house and the current condition of their garage doors necessitated a paint job for them as well.

Their goal was to give the exterior an upgrade, so they figured they would paint the doors to go with the new house color.

During our initial visit and inspection, we saw that the existing garage doors were in pretty bad shape. The overlay outside was falling apart due to extreme exposure to the sun.

Additionally, the doors were not balanced properly since the torsion springs were old and the existing hardware (the rollers, hinges and cables) weren’t sufficient enough to carry the weight of the doors.

After calculating the cost of the replacement of the damaged panel and spring replacement, Ryan suggested that we might just go in a different direction and replace the garage doors instead of repairing them.

Clopay Garage Doors: Installation

Now that new doors were on the table, they had to think about what kind of garage door they wanted. They landed on this wish list: low maintenance garage doors that are durable, quiet and above all – beautiful.

We stepped outside and examined the house. The key for a successful match of a garage door is to choose a style that corresponds with the house, hence the right design, the right windows, and the right paint.

After comparing paint samples and choosing the type of insulation and construction we decided to go with Clopay Gallery Series in a dark oak finish.

clopay gallery

One of the reasons we love working we Clopay is the lifetime warranty they give to their paint system. Perfect for the hot Roseville summers!

Ryan’s house gets a lot of direct sun and he wanted a door he wouldn’t need to repaint every few years.

clopay gallery series

A week after the end of the installation, we called Ryan to follow up and he told us that the new design definitely made an impact on the neighbors and that he and his wife are very happy!