September 2018 - Perfect Solutions Garage Door
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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Replacing an Old Sliding Garage Door

Our customers have a lot of renovations to do on their new to them home. The home hasn’t been updated since the 1960’s so they have a lot of work cut out for them! 

When they made it to “replace garage doors” on their list, they gave us a call! 

The challenge for this project was to remove the center support that existed and reinforce the header in their garage. 

Once the structural work was taken care of, we were able to install their new garage door. 

They chose a 25 gauge garage door for durability and insulation. This will be nice in the hot Roseville summers!

We paired that with a Liftmaster 8355 belt drive opener for a quiet and low maintenance garage door opener. They are enjoying the upgrade of being able to control the opener from a smartphone and the automatic light that goes on when they enter the garage! 

We also installed plywood on the header of the garage and the sides of the garage to make it look more aesthetic. It helps structurally and also gives garage some character.

  

The results are amazing! The door is white instead of dark black, so the home looks fresher and cleaner than before. And the brand new door gives the home some great curb appeal and added value!

Plus, now that the door is more secure and updated, the homeowners can park inside and open the door with a push of a button instead of getting out and lifting up the door by hand. 

We also added an upper panel of windows that lets in natural light and gives the basic door a more custom and updated look.

The windows can be customized to match your preference, frosted or glazed for privacy, etc. They come in different shapes and styles as well.

Adding Windows to an Existing Garage Door

Our customer Melody just bought her first home. She is loving home ownership!

However, once she lived in the home for a few months and started working out in the garage, she noticed she was lacking natural light in the garage. It was frequently dark in the garage and she was craving some more light. 

She didn’t have the budget to replace the garage door completely. Her garage door was also in really good shape, so replacing it would be a waste of money and material. 

She gave us a call to see what options she might have to adding some natural light to her garage. 


Adding Windows to an Existing Garage Door

We gave Melody the great news that we could easily order a top panel for her garage door with windows, so she could get the natural light she wants without the expense of a total garage door replacement. 

We put the order in for the upper panel and it arrived the same week. As long as your current garage door is still being manufactured, it’s never a problem to get a new panel for your garage door.

Whether you want to add windows like Melody or you have damage or a dent in a panel, replacing a panel or two is a very easy project, and always more affordable than replacing the entire door. It can also customize the look of your garage door!

Melody is very happy with her new panel and all the natural light she gets now into her garage!

adding windows to an existing garage door

Now all Melody needs to do is paint the panel to match the rest of the door or repaint the entire door to get a new look.

Painting your garage door is also a great, and inexpensive way, to upgrade the curb appeal of your home.

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