In a perfect scenario, your garage door should last you as long as 10 years. Unfortunately, garage doors break down over time like anything else, and will sometimes need replacing. Keep an eye on your garage door for these indications that it’s time for a new one.
Know What to Look For
Your garage door may need replacing for several different reasons, but these are the most common causes. If you notice any of these issues appearing or worsening with time, give our replacement service a call.
- Loud noises
- Delayed response
- Old motor
Maybe you forgot to open the garage door before backing your car out, or severe weather made your house take a beating. If your garage door is sporting a broken panel, warping, or other damage, it’s probably time for a replacement.
Few things are worse than water getting into your garage and damaging your stored belongings. You may not see the leak, but you’ll see the damage it can cause. Keep an eye on your garage after a rainstorm to make sure no water gets in. If you have a leaking problem, you probably need a new door.
3) Loud Noises
A loud door motor can be more than an irritant. Sometimes, a loud motor indicates that the aging machinery is grinding on other pieces and straining the motor overall. If that annoying sound becomes too much to bear, ask an expert if you need a replacement.
4) Delayed Response
It’s perfectly normal for your garage door to take a second or two to respond when you press the button. However, if the delay lasts any longer, there could be a problem. Don’t wait for your door to stop opening altogether–get the damaged pieces replaced quickly.
Pro Tip: A delayed response could mean that something is blocking your garage door’s safety sensors. Make sure the sensors are clear before you try again. If the problem persists, it’s time to call a professional for repairs.
5) Old Motor
The older your garage door motor is, the more likely it is to begin having trouble. On rare occasions, an older motor that seems just fine will suddenly break down entirely, leaving you with a door stuck shut. If you know your motor is approaching 10 years or more, start looking for a replacement.
Upgrading Your Garage Door
Your garage door is an often-neglected but important part of your house. At the first indication of trouble, consider calling one of our certified technicians to talk about a replacement. Don’t let this important feature fail you.
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Garage doors don’t feature very prominently in most people’s house decorating plans, but they shouldn’t be put off until the last minute. Your garage door is one of the most obvious parts of your house. Making sure it complements your home and front yard goes a long way toward increasing your home’s value and curb appeal.
When buying a garage door for your house, you should consider several factors. After all, this door will be a part of your house for years to come. Your final decision should be based on style and color, durability, and insulation.
Style and Color
A brightly colored wood grain door with big windows is sure to turn heads. But how well does it match your house? Choose a garage door style and color that complements your home for seamless integration.
Consider also how much time you spend in the garage and what you do in there. Is your garage a workspace or just somewhere to park your cars?
Pro Tip: If you spend a lot of time in the garage, windows will let in more natural light and give the garage a relaxing atmosphere.
Garage doors are designed for constant exposure to the elements, but technology inevitably wears down with time. Choosing a door with long-lasting parts and performing maintenance checks will ensure your door stays functional for years.
Make sure your garage door is also durable enough to keep others safe. Basic safety equipment such as electronic sensors come standard on modern doors, but that shouldn’t be all you consider. For instance, thieves can force open a garage door in seconds if the deadbolt isn’t engaged or the door isn’t sturdy enough. Find a solid door with strong locking mechanisms, and take extra precautions to make breaking in that much harder.
You can choose between insulated garage doors and standard doors. Though insulating the garage may seem pointless, consider its impact on your home’s energy efficiency. Insulation keeps your home’s heat or air conditioning stable and, more importantly, inside your house. This keeps your energy bill from fluctuating too dramatically, saving you money and keeping energy use low.
Which Garage Door is Right for You?
Balancing essential and preferred features can be tricky when buying a garage door. Whatever your ultimate choice, installation experts are equipped and ready to help you find the perfect door for you and get it working.
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Has your garage turned into a catch-all? If you’re like many, your garage is unorganized and a place you just throw the stuff you don’t want in the house. Don’t neglect your garage! It can be a great place to store your belongings, park your car, and can also be the perfect place to work on projects.
What’s the Best Way to Save Space in the Garage?
When you clean up and ditch the unnecessaries taking up space in your garage and then get organized with the help of storage racks and shelves, you can have an orderly garage that has the space to park your car and do various projects! Here are five ways to save space and get your garage organized.
- Ditch the Unneccessaries
- Get Clean & Organized
- Wall Storage Unit
- Ceiling Storage
- Install Pegboards
1) Ditch the Unneccessaries
The first step in getting your garage organized is to throw away the clutter and stuff you never use. If you haven’t used it in a year–it’s time to throw it out.
2) Get Clean & Organized
Now that you have thrown away unneeded items, give your garage a deep cleaning. Start at the back of the garage and clean outwards. Scrub the garage door and floor, and if needed, spruce them up with a fresh coat of paint.
ProTip: To get your garage organized, consider itemizing things to store them into “regularly used”, “annually used”, and “sentimental storage” areas so you can access them only when and if needed.
3) Wall Storage Unit
Wall storage is a must-have when it comes to organizing your garage. Open shelves and better than shelves with doors because they allow you to see where everything is and access it easier. Another good idea is to make a simple tool rack and get those garden tools off the floor.
4) Ceiling Storage
There is so much available space on your garage ceiling! Make space on the floor by installing a ceiling storage to put things you don’t need access to very often. This is the perfect place for holiday items that you only need to pull down once a year.
5) Install Pegboards
Pegboards are relatively inexpensive and easy to install and help you keep track of all your tools. They can be cut to size and even painted to customize the look; several manufacturers make a wide variety of compatible hooks, shelves, and organizers.
Keeping Your Garage Organized
Now that your garage is organized, make sure you keep it that way! Be sure to put everything back where you found it and every few months, do a light cleaning to keep the dust at bay. Once a year, go back through and weed out items you just don’t need anymore.
Ready to get your garage space organized? Join the conversation and learn more space-saving tips!
Your garage door is many times, the first thing people see when they pull up to your house. Getting a new garage door can help elevate the look of your home, as well as boost your home’s value.
What Should You Look for in a New Garage Door?
It’s important to ask your garage door professional about the style, size, and material you want your garage door to be. Be sure to ask the following questions to make sure you get the right garage door for your home and needs.
- Garage Door Style
- Door Size
- Door Material
- Insulated Door
- Garage Windows
- Warranty Included
1) Garage Door Style
When it comes to your garage door, you want to take into consideration the style of your home. You want to choose a style that fits with your house’s architecture. There are many options, from doors with windows, carriage doors, traditional style garage doors, or even doors with a contemporary flair.
2) Door Size
Not all garages and garage doors come in exactly the same size. You should have your local garage door professional come out and measure your garage area to ensure you get the correct size door for your home.
3) Door Material
Your garage door is not just another door. It should not be looked at for only its functionality, but also its form. Garage doors are made from a variety of materials and the best one for you is dependent upon the climate you live in, as well as the style of your home. Choose between wood, metal, fiberglass, and vinyl to name a few options available on the market these days.
4) Insulated Door
You may want to talk to your garage door professional about the benefits and if you might need an insulated garage door. If your garage is attached to your home or is used for store items that need to be in a climate controlled area, then an insulated garage door is a good idea.
ProTip: Insulated garage doors are more energy efficient, especially in extreme climates.
5) Garage Windows
Adding glass to your garage doors also boosts home value and curb appeal and there are many different options to choose from. Choose from Sunburst, Cascade, Cathedral, Mission, or the many other window designs available. Once you choose what type of windows you would like, you can decide whether you want clear, plain, frosted, glue chip, tinted, or obscure glass types.
Buying the Right Garage Door
Your garage door is one of the most prominent features of your home and it doesn’t deserve to be neglected. Give your home a new look and boost the value and curb appeal by buying the right garage door for your home.
Ready to update the look of your home with a new garage door? Join the conversation to learn how you can take your garage door from boring to spectacular!
2019 has arrived and with it the opportunity to set new goals for the New Year! You can turn anything into a goal, and it’s best to choose one that helps you stay organized through the year.
Think Garage Goals for 2019!
So many people make the same goals every year–to lose weight, to exercise, etc., but how often do you stick to these goals? Why not set some goals that you will actually stick to and make a difference in your surroundings at the same time? These three garage goals can help you stay organized through the new year, but also helps boost your home’s curb appeal, too.
Keep It Clean
If your garage is currently a mess and difficult to walk through, much less find anything in–the new year is the perfect time to clean it up and keep it clean! Winter time in Texas is also the perfect time for a deep-cleaning, too! If you haven’t used something in over a year, good chances you won’t be using it again, so throw it out! After you have gotten rid of unwanted and unnecessary things, it is time to scrub, mop, and super clean every inch of your garage. Once you’ve done this, it will be a snap to keep it clean throughout the rest of the year!
Once you’ve cleaned up the mess, a great goal for 2019 is to get your garage organized! For easy organization, create sections in your garage, and then label boxes, bins, and anything else you are using to keep it all organized. For example, create a section for pool stuff, kids sports equipment, workshop tools, and gardening.
ProTip: Adding vertical shelves, ceiling bins, pegboards, and other organizational storage adds more space to your garage and allows you to not only know where everything is but helps you access it easier, too.
Boost Home Values
Now that your garage is cleaned and organized, the last step is to step outside and take a look at your garage and your home as an aesthetic whole. It is easy to boost home values by adding landscaping and lighting around your garage and front door. Another simple way to boost curb appeal and home value is to replace your old, outdated garage door with a new modern garage door. New, contemporary garage doors have a 91.5% return on investment, so you are certain to get your money back when it comes time to sell your home.
Setting Goals for an Organized 2019
There are many goals you could set for yourself for the new year, but be realistic and choose goals that will not only help you but also help boost your home value, too. With the above garage goals, you are sure to be more relaxed and organized and your new garage door will bring a new and much-needed look to your home.
Contact us to learn more way to crush your goals for 2019 and get your garage cleaned, organized, and up-to-date.
Wow! 2018 has zipped by in the blink of an eye! This is the time of the year we pause and reflect, analyze the year behind us and look ahead with great anticipation for the year to come. We consider what went well and look for opportunities for growth.
Professional Garage Door Service
The Woodlands Garage Door Service is a local garage door repair and service company that has served The Woodlands community for over 35 years. We are committed to providing you with prompt and reliable services. Our professional garage door technicians are highly skilled and will give you a prompt response to your call, timely project completion, and hassle-free repairs. We strive to provide high-quality services that will last a long time, giving you peace of mind through everyday wear and tear.
What to Look for When Hiring a Garage Door Professional
Increasing Curb Appeal and Home Values
Your garage door is one of the first things people see when they pull up to your house. If your garage door is boring and outdated, it’s time to upgrade to some modern garage doors. Not only will it boost your home’s value and curb appeal, but it will maximize comfort, help conserve energy, and give your home a new, modern look.
Updating Your Home with Modern Garage Doors
Keeping Your Family and Home Safe
If you haven’t given much thought to garage security, try a little experiment. Go outside and try to get into your garage. Can you manually open the door? If you keep an opener in your car, is your car locked? If you can get in–chances are bad people can too. Knowing that your garage door is secure and inner doors are locked provides peace of mind. Even when you’re away, knowing that your home is secure is one less thing to worry about!
Garage Security Tips for a Safe Home
Moving Forward to the New Year
The Woodlands Garage Door Service is a one-stop-shop for all of your needs! It has been our honor and pleasure to serve your garage door service needs in 2018. We are excited for all 2019 will bring! From all of us at Woodlands Garage, we hope you have a safe and happy New Year!