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Single Panel vs. Sectional Garage Doors

Single Panel vs. Sectional Garage Doors

Single Panel vs. Sectional Garage Doors

If you’re redoing your garage, you might have wondered what is best for the look of your home– including if you should opt for a single panel or sectional garage door. We can help you weigh your options so that you make the right decision. After all, they both have their own benefits!

What’s the difference between a single panel garage door and a sectional one? Learn about both to make the decision on which panel style right for your home. Click To Tweet

Is a Single Panel or a Sectional Garage Door the Better Option?

A single panel is one slab that covers the majority of the space over the vehicle parked in the garage. On the other hand, sectional garage doors are usually made up of three to eight panels that are each separately connected to the door track, and take up space in the driveway when opened.

  1. Ease of Functionality
  2. Cost Differences
  3. Accommodate the Look of your Garage with the Design of Your Home

1) Ease of Functionality

You might want to consider how often you open and close your garage door on a daily basis as you make the decision on what’s best for you. Sectional doors require outward clearance when you’re opening them, so you’ll want to keep that in mind for your driveway space.

2) Cost Differences

Evaluate your budget in your decision-making process. After you do a little research, you will find that single panel garage doors are much cheaper than sectionals. You might want to consider a single panel door if low-cost is a priority.

ProTip: When deciding whether you should have a single panel or sectional garage door installed, ask a professional garage door service to give you an idea of the cost of repairs, should you need them in the future.

3) Accommodate the Look of Your Garage with the Design of Your Home  

When you’re making your selection on the best style of garage door for your home, take a look at what other houses in your neighborhood look like with garage doors similar to the ones you’re considering. If for some reason you should ever need to sell your home, it will increase the property value if the look of your new garage matches the rest of your home.

Use a Garage Door Professional  to Install Your New Door

Once you make your decision on the type of garage door you want, use a garage door professional to do the installation properly. They will ensure that you receive top-notch service.

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How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door

How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door

No matter what you use your garage for, there is nothing more irritating than hearing an ear-piercing screech of a noisy garage door when it’s opening and closing. A noisy garage door can annoy your neighbors, wake up people who are sleeping in your home, and generally bother everyone in its vicinity. Does your garage door squeak and annoy everyone around when you come home in the evening? Here are some top tips to quieting down your noisy garage door. Click To Tweet

A noisy garage door can be a serious disruption, but as long as the door is opening and closing properly, it is usually pretty simple to reduce the racket when you tighten up the nuts and bolts and lubricate rollers and hinges. Here are some great ways to fix a noisy garage door.

Tighten It Up

Sometimes a garage door can get noisy if nuts and bolts become loosened. Tightening up nuts and bolts should be the first step to quieting down your door. First, inspect your garage door for any loose parts. Then, tighten the nuts and screws with a wrench or socket. Be careful as the nuts should not be too tight..  

Get Lubricating

If your garage door is older or the weather has recently changed, it could be easy to fix your noisy garage door simply by adding lubricant to all the metal parts of your garage door. Spray lubricant on the rollers, hinges, and track. Lubricating is not a one time job. Make sure you repeat this procedure every six months to keep your garage door quiet.  

ProTip: Frequent lubrication of your metal garage door parts, like springs, hinges, and rollers, can help keep your garage door from being squeaky and loud while opening and closing.

Rollers, Hinges & Springs

If the above two fixes don’t do the job in cutting down on the noise of your garage door, there could be a more serious problem, and your garage door might need to have the rollers, springs, or hinges replaced or repaired. You should never attempt to do this on your own, so make sure to contact your local garage door specialist to discuss the repairs.

Contact Your Local Garage Door Professional

Preventing a noisy garage door can be easy when you perform monthly maintenance. Keep metal parts lubricated and all moving parts tightened. It is also a good idea to have your garage door professional come out once a year to make sure the springs and other moving parts are functioning properly.

Tired of listening to that squeaky garage door? Join the conversation to learn more about how you can help quiet it down.

7 Possible Reasons Your Garage Door Won’t Close

7 Possible Reasons Your Garage Door Won’t Close

Just like any moving part of your home, your garage door can sometimes experience a hiccup and stop working. You might encounter a time where your garage door won’t close. There is no need to panic! If your garage door won’t close, check out these 5 possible reasons why it’s giving you issues. Click To Tweet

Why Won’t My Garage Door Close?

Sometimes when your garage door won’t close, it isn’t anything serious. It could be a blocked track, a disrupted power source, or you need new batteries in your remote control. Check out these five reasons that can sometimes cause a garage door not to close.

  1. Sensor Issues
  2. Blocked Track
  3. Disrupted Power Source
  4. Broken Torsion Springs
  5. Remote Control Malfunction

1) Senor Issues

Garage doors have safety sensors to help protect your family from an unfortunate accident. These sensors send a beam of light across the bottom of your garage door. If your garage door safety sensors are not lined up correctly or if something is blocking the sensor lights, they could be the culprit. First, check to make sure nothing is obstructing the beam. If there is nothing in the beam’s way, contact your local garage door professional to assist you in realigning the sensors.

2) Blocked Track

Another reason your garage door won’t close could be a blocked track. If the track has been knocked out of position or the track is clogged or blocked by an object, it could cause issues and prevent the door from opening or closing.

3) Disrupted Power Source

It may seem simple, but sometimes another person in the family might have turned off the power source to the garage door opener. Double check and make sure all wire connections are plugged in.

4) Broken Torsion Springs

Garage doors move by torsion springs and cables, and sometimes a torsion spring can snap, causing your cables to break and your garage door to malfunction. In fact, broken garage door springs tend to be the number one reason people call to have a professional come out. Never try to replace these on your own. Always contact a local garage door repair company.

5) Remote Control Malfunction

If you have gone through the above list and your garage door still won’t close, the issue might be coming from your garage door remote control. Check the batteries first and see if they need replacing.

ProTip: If your garage door won’t close, try running the garage door from the wall button first. If that works, it is most likely your garage door remote control causing your issue.

Keep Your Garage Door Functioning Properly

There could be several causes if you find your garage door won’t close. By going through and checking all the above reasons, you can help eliminate any issues. However, if these tips don’t help solve your problem, or if you need a cable, sensor, or spring repair, never attempt to do this yourself–always enlist the help of a professional.

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Garage Door Trouble

Garage Door Trouble

 

Is your garage door giving you problems? Do you just want a new garage door or garage door opener?

From simple garage door repairs to garage door installations

The Woodlands Garage Door Service does it all

For over 30 years the Hodges family has been serving The Woodlands community.

We are now located at 27493 Hanna Rd in Oak Ridge for your convenience. Feel free to stop by and make an appointment or give Justin Hodges call at 832-928-4407

We look forward to helping you with all you garage door needs

 

 

The Woodlands Garage Door Service

832-928-4407

27493 Hanna Rd

Conroe TX 77385

www.WoodlandsGarageDoor.com

 

 

 

Your Only Local Garage Door Company

Your Only Local Garage Door Company

The Woodlands Garage Door Service is the only  Local garage door company in The Woodlands Texas

Justin Hodges has proudly served The Woodlands Texas community for over 30 years.

We stay local so that way we can take care of the community that means so much to us

Call Justin today for all your garage door needs

832-928-4407

www.WoodlandsGarageDoor.com

We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business 

Free Estimates- Update Your Garage Door Today

Free Estimates- Update Your Garage Door Today

 

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Updating Your garage door don’t have to cost a fortune- But it will make your curb appeal better

Don’t forget it also takes maintenance & upkeep just as a car

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Most people don’t think about their garage door when it comes to “updating” their home. But in reality, the garage door is usually the first thing a person see’s when coming to your home or even driving by. It is approximately 112 square feet of the home. Not to mention basically a moving wall. It takes maintenance and most people fail to do this until it is to late and then you have a garage door that is falling out of the opening, your springs break, or it is simply making a lot of noise. Then it cost more to repair at that time. A garage door is like a car, it needs a little TLC every now and then in order to function and a lot of us use it as our front door now, why not take care of the garage door and make it last a long time without pricey repairs. If you want to add curb appeal we can help with that also. There are accessories for your garage door !

 

 

Why Choose The Woodlands Garage Door Service? 

We are Local– we never leave The Woodlands unless it’s an emergency

We are Insured– For your protection & ours

We are Affordable– Getting your garage door repaired or serviced should not cost a fortune

We Offer Free Estimates in The Woodlands– We will gladly come by & talk to you about your garage door needs and help you figure out the best approach to your situation

When we give you a price- That is what you pay there is no hidden fees or taxes

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Justin Hodges has proudly served The Woodlands Community for over 30 years 

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832-928-4407

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