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Happy New Year from Woodlands Garage!

Happy New Year from Woodlands Garage!

Happy New Year from Woodlands Garage!

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. Now that 2018 is behind us, let's review the year with Woodlands Garage Door. Click To Tweet

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 If your garage door is boring and outdated, it’s time to upgrade to some modern garage doors.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!

How Different Garage Doors Can Change the Feel of Your Home

How Different Garage Doors Can Change the Feel of Your Home

Small changes can go a long way when it comes to updating and changing the feel of your home. One easy way to create a new feel is to get a new garage door. Not only can a different garage door finish off the look of your home design, but it can also upgrade your style and boost your home’s value. Wondering how to instantly change the feel of your home? Here are 5 reasons why a different garage door is your answer! Click To Tweet

Update Your Home Style with Different Garage Doors

Your garage door takes up a considerable amount of your home and changing it can have a powerful impact on the look of your home. Whether your doors are outdated or falling apart, it is always a good time to consider updating your home’s style with different garage doors. There are numerous garage door styles and materials to choose from on the market these days, and here are five for you to consider:

  1. Traditional Wood
  2. Cottage Style Carriage Doors
  3. Modern Flair
  4. Arched Architecture
  5. Custom Garage Doors

1) Traditional Wood

Wooden garage doors have become extremely popular in the past couple years. They complement many architectural styles and can give your home a traditional or contemporary look of timeless elegance.

2) Cottage Style Carriage Doors

Another hot garage door style that people are pining over are cottage style carriage doors. This style is popular among cottage or Tudor style homes and can create a traditional look with swing doors and iron handles. They come in a variety of colors and create a lovely, vintage look.

3) Modern Flair

Give your home a contemporary look with streamline metal or aluminum doors. These doors are perfect for a minimalist and are easy to paint and match to your home.

ProTip: Consider getting a modern aluminum garage door with frosted glass windows to complete the look of your contemporary home.

4) Arched Architecture

Garage doors don’t all come in the same, boring rectangular shape any longer. If you want to add distinctive curves and sophistication to your home, consider a garage door with an arched top.

5) Custom Garage Doors

If your home is unique or if you have an unusually sized garage, a custom garage door might be perfect for you. All of the styles listed above can be customized to make your home even more stunning. Getting a custom garage door allows you to integrate unique features and touches that make your home stand out from the crowd.

Home Improvement & Garage Door Styles

The garage door has become a very important focal point and curb appeal of a house. With so many styles, colors, and materials, picking the right garage door for your home can seem like a daunting task. If you need help in making a decision on a different garage door, contact your local garage door professional to assist you.

Contact us to learn more ways different garage doors can change the feel of your home.

5 Garage Cleanup Tips to Help You Get Organized

5 Garage Cleanup Tips to Help You Get Organized

We all know that garages aren’t just for parking a car. Most the time garages become catch-alls for things we don’t use too often or are used outside of the home, like yard equipment, tools, bikes, and cleaning chemicals. But, this doesn’t mean your garage shouldn’t be organized. In fact, with all the stuff we collect and keep in the garage–it needs to be organized! If it’s frustrating to find anything in (or just walk through) your garage, get organized with these 5 garage cleanup tips. Click To Tweet

Get Organized with a Garage Cleanup

If you give yourself a day or two, you can get your garage cleaned up and organized, and make it a clutter-free place to keep your stuff and park your car. If you feel overwhelmed and are unsure where to begin, here are five easy ways to get started with your garage cleanup.

  1. Make a Plan
  2. Throw It Out
  3. Deep Clean
  4. Add Storage
  5. Find a Home

1) Make a Plan

You can wind up frustrated and giving up if you venture into your garage cleanup without a plan. Having a plan of action and organization can help you succeed in your garage organization undertaking. Consider what you plan to use your garage space for. Are you an avid gardener? Do you need an area for a workshop to store tools? Keep this in mind so you can create an organized and functional garage

2) Throw It Out

Be honest to yourself and if you haven’t used something in a year–throw it out. It is only taking up space and collecting dust. You can also 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) Deep Clean

Now that you have made your plan and thrown away unneeded items, give your garage a deep cleaning. Start at the back of the garage and clean outwards. Wash the garage door and floor, and if needed, spruce them up with a fresh coat of paint. Check light fixtures, and give the entire garage a good wipedown.

4) Add Storage

If you don’t already have garage storage in place, it is a good idea to add some. Pegboards, vertical shelving, and ceiling storage are all great options for getting your garage organized. Don’t forget to add an area for your recycling bins and bicycles, too!

5) Find a Home

With your new added storage, it’s time to find a home for all your things. Remember to itemize and keep things together that go together. Create sections in your garage for various things and then label boxes, bins, and anything else that is helping keep it all organized. Create a section for pool stuff, kids sports equipment, workshop tools, and gardening.

ProTip: To get and keep your garage organized, create homes for everything and make sure to always return your stuff where it belongs.

Keep Your Garage Clean and Organized

Once you get through the initial garage cleanup, it’s easy to keep your garage organized. Make sure everyone in the family knows where everything is and make sure they know they are a part of keeping the garage organized and clean. Keep up on scheduled cleaning of your garage every few months so it doesn’t get out of hand again.

Contact us to learn more ways to tidy up your garage and get organized.

5 Common Garage Problems Caused by Cold Weather

5 Common Garage Problems Caused by Cold Weather

A garage can be quite a gift in the bitterly cold winter time. Parking in the garage can save you time from needing to scrape ice off your windshield or having to deal with dead batteries in the early morning hours. Unfortunately, the cold temps can also have a negative effect on your garage door, leaving it stuck or unable to open. Did you know that cold weather can negatively impact the performance of your garage door? It can. Here are 5 common garage problems caused by cold weather and how to fix them. Click To Tweet

Cold Temperatures and Your Garage Door

If you are suffering from a garage door that won’t open in the cold, check out these five common issues and their solutions.

  1. Replace Batteries
  2. Worn Weather Stripping
  3. Broken Garage Springs
  4. Check Lubrication
  5. Examine Remote Sensor

1)  Replace Batteries

If your garage door won’t budge, check the batteries in your remote control. Put a fresh set of batteries in and see if that was causing the problem before you move on to any other garage door troubleshooting.

2) Worn Weather Stripping

If there is water around your garage and it freezes, it can cause your weather stripping to stick to the ground and be torn off when the door opens. This can leave your garage uninsulated and feeling frigid–not to mention it will boost your electric bill, too!

ProTip: To help keep the frigid air out of your garage this winter, take some time to replace your weather stripping and keep that cold air where it belongs–outside!

3) Broken Garage Springs

As the temperatures get colder and near the freezing range, the metal springs on your garage door can weaken and snap. This typically happens with older or rusty springs, so make sure to check and replace any springs that look like they could use a repair.

4) Check Lubrication

Be sure to check the lubrication and grease used on your garage door track and parts. When the temperatures drop, this lubrication can thicken and create issues with your garage door working properly. Remove old, hard grease with a solvent and apply the right amount of lubricant suggested by the garage door manufacturer.

5) Examine Remote Sensor

Although rare, extreme weather can damage your garage door sensor. A common issue is the sensor cracking due to the cold. If you think your sensor is cracked or broken, you will need to call a garage door repair professional.

Contact a Garage Door Professional

One of the best ways to prevent these common garage problems caused by cold weather is to keep up with regular garage maintenance throughout the year. You can do this yourself, or hire a professional to help keep up with annual maintenance. If you are experiencing any of the above garage door issues, enlisting the help of a garage repair service can get your garage door working in no time.

The Garage and Cold Weather Issues

If your garage has been neglected for some time, you might find one of the above garage door issues happening to you. Be sure to use the above guide to help troubleshoot your problem, and be sure to contact a professional to help get your garage door working again.

Contact us to learn more common garage problems caused by cold weather and how to remedy them.

How to Design the Perfect Custom Garage Door

How to Design the Perfect Custom Garage Door

Your garage door is a large part of your home’s look and it can add to the beauty or detract from it depending on what your garage door looks like. While traditional garage doors still keep your car and belongings safe, they might not add to the curb appeal or value of your home. A custom garage door adds value and curb appeal and makes your house stand out from the others on your street. Wanting to create a new and unique look for your home? Learn how to add character and style to your home with a custom garage door. Click To Tweet

Custom Garage Door for Your Home

If your garage door is outdated or needing repairs, it is the perfect time to get a custom garage door. There are many factors to consider when designing your unique garage door. Here are seven things to consider before you begin the process of creating your own custom garage door.

  1. Garage Door Width
  2. Garage Door Style
  3. Garage Door Material
  4. Garage Door Color
  5. Garage Windows
  6. Glass Type
  7. Garage Door Opening

1) Garage Door Width

You need to start by choosing the proper width of your garage. Is it an one car or two car garage? Or, do you have a special-sized garage that is not standard size?

2) Garage Door Style

There are numerous garage door styles to choose from. Choose from options such as accents wood tones, raised panels, carriage house style, recessed panels, or flush panels.

3) Garage Door Material

Standard garage doors are typically made from aluminum. When you design a custom garage door, you have many options, such as metal, wood, better quality aluminum, steel, and other durable materials.

4) Garage Door Color

Depending on your garage door material, you can either paint or stain your new door. While most people stick with white, beige or neutral colored doors, a custom garage door allows you to chose the color, design, and finish to match or complement the exterior of your home.

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
  • Sherwood
  • Mission
  • Waterton
  • or the many other window designs available.

6) Glass Type

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.

7) Garage Door Opening

When you design a custom garage door, you can also decide what the opening will look like. There are many different arch options or choose a clipped corner look to make your house stand apart from those around you.

Design Your Custom Garage Door

ProTip: Designing a custom garage door not only adds aesthetics to your home, but boosts your home’s value, too.

Custom garage doors allow you to create a home look that is unique to you. Don’t choose a plain and boring garage door. Let your home stand out from the rest of the neighborhood when you design your custom garage door. Call your local garage door professional to start the design process today!

Contact us to learn more about designing the perfect custom garage door for your home.

Top Garage Trends You’re Sure to Love

Top Garage Trends You’re Sure to Love

The garage is no longer a neglected an overlooked room in the house. People are cleaning them up and using them in new and exciting ways. In fact, the New York Times is calling the garage the “next frontier in remodeling”. Elevating your garage can give your home value a big boost. Here are the top 5 garage trends to get you started. Click To Tweet

Top Garage Trends

Your garage is a reflection of the rest of your home, so make sure it is clean, organized, and keeping up with trends. Here are the top five garage trends that can help you add value to your home, as well as giving you more space to use and be excited about.

  1. Get Organized
  2. Extend Your Home
  3. High-Quality Flooring
  4. Modern Garage Door
  5. Smart Garage Technology

1) Get Organized

A little organization goes a long way when it comes to your garage. Garages tend to become a catch-all for unused junk, tools, and other things that don’t belong in the house. Start getting organized by throwing out anything you don’t use, and then set up shelving, pegboards, or overhead storage to keep everything organized in its new place.

2) Extend Your Home

No longer are garages used only to park cars or keep tools. One of the top garage trends is to use your garage as an extension of your home. Transform your garage into a home office, a family movie space, a workshop, or even a kid’s playspace. With proper planning, you can use your garage in a multitude of ways.

3) High-Quality Flooring

Is your garage floor dirty and covered with oil stains? Many homeowners are painting, staining, or covering their garage floors with epoxy floor covers. This not only adds value to your home but also creates a more durable and impact resistant garage floor that is easier to clean.

ProTip: Putting high-quality flooring in your garage will make it look and feel clean, modern and functional.

4) Modern Garage Door

Most homes come with boring, plain garage doors. One of the top garage trends is to replace these drab doors with new, modern ones. Garage doors take up a large part of your home’s exterior and don’t go unnoticed. Upgrade your garage door so it has windows, or get a garage door made from beautiful wood, or modern steel painted to coordinate with your home. If a new, modern garage door isn’t in your budget, have necessary garage door repairs and then give it a fresh coat of paint.

5) Smart Garage Technology

It seems like everything in the house is smart these days, and the garage is no different. Upgrade your garage with the latest trends, such as smart garage door openers, cameras, smart smoke detectors, motion sensors, and garage lighting.

Elevate Your Garage with these Top Garage Trends

It’s easy to elevate your garage with the above top garage trends. With so many terrific options for updating your garage, this space will no longer be neglected and unused.

Contact us to learn more top garage trends you are sure to love.