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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.

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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!

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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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Four Reasons You Should Invest in a New Garage Door

garage doorYou might be in love with the old garage door that has been guarding your car for years, but sometimes you have to let go and let it retire.  Getting a new garage door to replace the old one is not vanity, sometimes it is a necessity. Do you need a new garage door? The following are some of the most common reasons many homeowners decide to replace their old garage door.

Personal and family safety

Garage doors, no matter how well they are made,are still subject to gradual deterioration due to usage and exposure to elements. Once they reach that point when they no longer work well, they may pose a threat to the safety of your family.  Imagine if your child is playing near you while you are working inside the garage and the door closes down on her. That would cause an injury.  While regular maintenance from a garage door company can extend the life span of your garage door, there will really come a time when you will need more than just maintenance work. You might be advised to get a new door.Newer garage door models also come with more powerful safety features to keep you and your family safe from injury.

Saving on maintenance cost

It is an undeniable fact that newer garage doors need less maintenance than the old ones. The older the garage door becomes, the more it needs repeated maintenance and that will have a big impact on the family’s budget. You may have to spend a good amount of money for a new door once, but that will cost less compared to the amount you will be spending for frequent repair work.

Cooling and Heating Costs

As garage doors get older, their insulation capability will also slowly deteriorate and the energy cost that will be used to keep it on the right thermostatic condition will eat a lot from your budget. Getting a new garage door with good insulation will save you a lot of money as well as protect the contents of the garage safe from deterioration caused by bad insulation, not to mention the relief you feel for not worrying about your garage contents during winter.

Home Value

If you ever plan to sell your home in the future, the garage door will be a big factor in the value your home. Garage doors are an integral part of the house and a run-down garage door will have a negative impact on the buyer’s impression. Having a good-looking garage on the other hand does the opposite—it helps increase the value of the home and makes it easier to sell it at a good price.

Investing on a new garage door can be one of the best decisions you can make for your home. Garage doors will not only improve the look, the safety and the value of your home, it can also significantly improve your finances.

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