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Glass Garage Door Installation in Auburn, CA

We recently installed this new custom glass garage door for clients in Auburn, CA.

Reinhard and Stephanie were looking to update their old, dated garage doors with something new and modern. Their kids have all moved out, and instead of buying a new home, they decided to invest in remodeling their current home.

As you can see in the before, the brown color against the brown and white bricks has a very dated vibe.

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What you can’t see in this picture, is the sound of the 20 year old opener which actually complimented the 20 year old garage doors! Reinhard and Stephanie didn’t just want a garage door update, but an opener update as well!

Clopay Garage Doors + LIftMaster Opener

The doors Reinhard and Stephanie ended up choosing were these Clopay doors from the Avante collection. Frosted glass doors with a black frame, in a beautiful contemporary style.

While beautiful, these doors are also very heavy. An opener that could handle it’s weight was needed. We decided on the LiftMaster 8587W opener. It’s a chain drive opener that is WiFi enabled and an upgraded security system.

With the addition of these beautiful glass garage doors, plus an upcoming front door installation to match the look and feel of the garage door, this house got a serious makeover! No painting or resurfacing the front of the house. A simply switch of garage doors makes a huge difference!

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We all installed a new entry door that matches their new garage door.

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You can read all the details here.

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Glass Garage Doors

More and more home owner are considering glass for their garage doors. Most all garage doors will require replacement at some point and time, especially if the family spends several decades in the home. Many home owners replace their garage doors to simply give their homes a fresh, new look. There is a wide range of options to consider when garage door shopping in today’s market.

Glass for garage doors has many advantages and, of course, it has a few disadvantages. A garage door specialist is best qualified to provide your family with these as well as all of your exciting options. Remember that a new garage door is an extremely important home investment which should be carefully weighed before making any commitment.

Glass Door Advantages

As mentioned, glass for garage doors offers several benefits. For example, glass lends a sophisticated appeal to the entire home. This increases the value of the home and the property for resale. It can also be beneficial, if there are strict zoning regulations for curb appeal. Consider some of these other benefits.

  • Home owners have the choice to coordinate the windows in their new garage door with their home’s windows offering it a bit of personalization and customization.
  • Smaller glass windows along the upper portion of the garage door can allow natural light to enter the garage. This is especially beneficial, if the garage doubles as a home office, rec room, or workshop. Natura light will immediately banish the dark and gloom that often plagues garages.
  • Glass offers many stylish options because of the variety of sizes and shapes. It is also possible to find stained or tinted options as well, if the family wants to retain the shade in the garage area.
  • Professionally installed glass garage doors are made of sturdy and durable materials. They generally only require simple, minimal routine maintenance. Rust is not generally an issue for these types of doors either.

Disadvantages of Glass Garage Doors

All decisions, purchases, and investments have at least a few disadvantages. The goal should be to weigh the pro against he cons in order to decide which suits your family and home best. For example, home owners often find that glass for the garage door, while absolutely gorgeous, is also one of the more expensive options. Opting for glass can increase the cost by anywhere from $200 to over $500.

  • Many home owners decide against glass for security and safety reasons. Glass makes it easier for criminals to not only see into the home, but to gain entrance.
  • Though insulated glass is available it is not generally air tight like those with no glass.
  • The insulated type glass is also more expensive.
  • Installation of the glass may take a bit longer than standard garage doors.
  • Glass is much more fragile and is susceptible to stray ball or storm ravaged tree limb.

Contact One of Our Pros

The crew at Perfect Solutions is made of caring professionals who are at your disposal. Call one of our highly trained garage door techs today to discuss the installation of your brand new garage door complete with beautiful glass windows. We offer an extremely wide array of comprehensive garage doors services and would be delighted to start your project today.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Garage Door

Garage doors are like any other part of the house that also needs to be designed to fit in. Luckily for homeowners, more options in terms of material are now available and accessible for their use and needs. It truly is just a matter of knowing what kind of look and feel they want to achieve and where they are located to be able to have the perfect fit.

Are you searching for the right garage door for your home or office? Read up!

Aluminum

As a material, aluminum is really the most affordable among all. However, its greatest strength as a material is unfortunately its weakness: it’s malleable enough to adjust to any need but is more prone to dents or holes. Thickness-wise, it is also not as effective which of course makes it not ideal for extreme weather. It can also be given a different kind of finish to help it blend in further.

Good points: Easy to adjust to any kind of need there is, cheap to purchase, great for those in starter homes or looking for something not permanent.

Steel

Steel is probably the most common material for garage doors and is the most widely used in different capacities. It is, like aluminum, also very affordable. As a material, steel is also versatile and can be available in different styles and finish. It comes in various thicknesses, with 27 to 28 gauge being the most thick. Usually, commercially used garage doors are much thicker. Still, it offers very poor insulation.

Good points: Available in the market, can be adjusted for commercial use and great for places like factories and manufacturing plants. 

Wood

Wood is the go to material for homeowners who are more inclined to choose romantic-looking homes. Designers opt for stain-grade wood to fully maximize the color effect that wood provides especially for Mediterranean-inspired houses. But as expected, the upkeep and maintenance for wood garage doors can be too burdensome for homeowners who are more carefree. As most garage doors are located outside and near lush gardens, constant exposure to water can make the wood expand. Replacement is much more frequent for this material as well.

Good points: Gives off a really warm look to the house, timeless feel, great for people who have the patience to replace garage doors every year, provides better insulation than steel and aluminum, looks good from the inside as well. 

Fiberglass

As a material, fiberglass is the lightest and gives the least amount of pressure from the whole structure. It gives off a very modern vibe instantly as it is coated in aluminum frames. The aluminum frames can be painted later on to achieve the desired look for the place. Sadly, fiberglass is not made for extreme weather. It does get faded from repeated exposure to the elements.

Good points: Amazing material to incorporate for indoor use for to achieve modern looking apartments and retail spaces, durable and is a long-term investment given the price, good for beachfronts as it is salt water corrosion-resistant. 

Plastic

This is a very current material that’s steadily gaining ground. It can last absolutely for years as it is resistant to almost all kinds of garage door problems – rust, pest, and corrosion. It provides good insulation and it does not fade. Some plastic garage doors are even mixed with UV-resistant elements, making this the best material to ever hit the garage door business.

Good points: Almost lifetime warranty, zero to none maintenance, easy to clean and absolutely does not rot.

Whatever route you choose for your garage door, make sure that it fits your style, taste, and preference! It’s the only way to choose anything after all. If you’re unsure which material you should go for, you can always consult your trusted garage door maintenance company.

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