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Garage Door

Can My Bent Garage Door Be Repaired or Fixed?

bent garage door repair replacement

Can My Bent Garage Door Be Repaired or Fixed?

BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

We’ve all been there—you back the car up just a little too far, forget the tailgate is up, or any one of a thousand other possible scenarios that result in your garage door getting bent.

In today’s garage pro spotlight, we’ll focus on when it is safe to diagnose and fix a bent garage door yourself, and when a replacement garage door installation is warranted.

DIY vs. Professional Garage Door Repair

Garage doors can become bent through a variety of accidents, many of them being human-caused or nature-caused. Here in North Carolina, hail and strong wind storms can wreak havoc on your garage door, causing dents, dings, and it can even cause the door to bend inward.

We’re using the term “bend” loosely here to describe either a cosmetic dent or ding, versus a more severe bending of the garage door panels or frame that would cause the door to become inoperable. These two scenarios are really your guiding factor for what you can safely accomplish on your own versus when you should rely on a professional to fix or replace your bent garage door.

Fix Bent Garage Doors That Can Still Open & Close

If your garage door has been cosmetically dented or dinged but is still fully operable, there are several methods available to fix these aesthetics-related issues. A few DIY fixes you can try to repair your garage door include:
  • Hammering the dents: The tried-and-true hammer method is arguably one of the simplest fixes out there for dings and dents. Using a 2×4 or another scrap of wood that adequately covers the back side of the dent (usually inside your garage), tap at the ding using a small hammer or a rubber mallet until you can pop it back out. You will need to be careful not to apply too much force, or it could create more dents. However, with careful aim and a gentle approach, this method is great for the small, everyday dents and dings that occur.
  • Covering up the dents: If you have an insulated garage door, or the dent is in an inaccessible portion of the garage door, you may have to cover up the dent from the outside. You can use a basic auto body filler; just follow the manufacturer’s instructions and then paint the door to match. This fix will result in a newly painted door, which should look even better than before.
  • Replacing a single panel: In some instances, you may be able to replace a single panel in your door, but there is a process involved. While there are many DIY videos out there on how to replace a garage door panel, without the proper tools and knowledge to do the job correctly, you might actually cause more harm than good. We always recommend calling on a professional to perform any tasks that you may not be capable of or comfortable with.

How to Fix a Bent Garage Door That Won’t Close

If a bend is severe enough, it can interfere with the operation of your garage door—possibly preventing it from opening or closing. Additionally, a garage door can be very dangerous once bent, the rigidity of the door is the only thing that holds the door in the opening. If your garage door is stuck in the open position causing a security risk for your vehicle and belongings, this type of scenario should be dealt with immediately.

If possible, use your garage door’s emergency release pull cord and try to gently close the door, just so you can secure the space. Never force the door or you may damage the components even further. It’s an inconvenience when your garage door can no longer open and close, especially if your vehicle is inside and you are unable to safely get it out. This situation is generally considered an emergency service and it usually requires a professional to help get your garage door opening and closing safely, again.

Schedule a Garage Door Repair Service Call

At Presto Garage & Gutter, our garage door repair professionals are available for emergency situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—contact our team for immediate assistance. We will diagnose the bend to see what is required to get your door working again. In the event that a replacement garage door is required, we’ll cover all your options for getting your garage safe and secure as quickly as possible.

  • Belmont
  • Charlotte
  • Cornelius
  • Concord
  • Davidson
  • Denver
  • Gastonia
  • Huntersville
  • Harrisburg
  • Indian Trail
  • Indian Land
  • Kannapolis
  • Matthews
  • Fort Mill
  • Mint Hill
  • Mooresville
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  • Stanley
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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    How to Replace a Garage Door Spring the Right Way

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    How to Replace a Garage Door Spring the Right Way

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    When you have a broken garage door spring, the spring itself may be covered by a warranty, but labor costs could be anywhere from $150-$250. If you’d rather replace the spring yourself, Presto Garage & Gutter has created a video that takes you step by step.

    Tools and Parts You’ll Need

    Here’s what you’ll need to properly replace your broken garage door spring:
    • Replacement torsion spring
    • Impact gun
    • 7/16 socket
    • 9/16 socket
    • 9/16 ratchet
    • Vise grips
    • File
    • Hammer
    • Winding bars
    • Level
    • Ladder
    • Replacement rollers

    The life of an “economy-grade” torsion spring for a garage door is 10,000 cycles, but there are also higher quality springs with 25,000 and 50,000 cycles. When we install a new garage door or replace a broken spring, we use 50,000 cycle springs, and we recommend them because they’ll last five times as long as the standard options, the additional cost between the standard and upgraded springs are negligible.

    When you replace garage door springs, this is a perfect time to go ahead and replace the rollers at the same time and we highly recommend it.

    Safety First

    Patience is necessary, take your time to safely do the job right. This includes unplugging the garage door motor; disengaging the opener from the door; pulling the emergency release cord; and using vise grips to clamp off rollers in the tracts so the door won’t shoot up while you’re working. Throughout our video, we show how to do each step of the process properly and safely.

    Releasing the Torsion Spring Tension

    Climb the ladder with the winding bars, the ratchet, and 7/16 socket in hand. Place a winding bar inside the hole in the torsion spring and keep the tension as you release the set screws. After they’re loosened, the spring starts to turn.

    Then use a winding bar to slowly continue to remove the tension from the spring. As the tension reduces, the spring gets easier to turn. During the last two turns, keep one hand on the winding bar and use the other hand to see if the broken garage door spring is ready to come off.

    Removing the Drums

    Next up, it’s time to loosen the set screws on the drums on either side of the door. Terry, one of our Presto technicians, prefers to start on the left side. It’s important to remove the cable first and put it where it will safely stay in place during the procedure.

    Remove the bearing plate bolts. The drum should spin. Move the drum out of the way and then use a file to gently rub any burrs on the shaft. Remove the center bolts that hold the spring and then repeat the drum loosening procedure on the other side. When the entire torsion shaft can slide, remove the right drum and the spring.

    Replace Garage Door Spring

    Pull the shaft back out enough to be able to slide the new spring onto the shaft. The spring should be in the center with an equal amount of space on either side. Then, you begin the reassembly process. This will include using the bolts (then nuts) to connect the spring back to the center bearing plate, tightening appropriately to ensure the spring is secured properly.

    Resetting Drums

    Re-thread the cable correctly and position the drum, making sure that they are snug on the torsion tube. Ratchet them in tightly without over-tightening (which can damage the shaft). Once the screws are snug, we recommend an additional ¾ turn. Keep the tension tightly on the cable while doing this, and then repeat the process on the other side. You’ll want the cable tension to be as identical as possible on both sides of the garage door, and this is also when you can use a level to make sure that all was properly put back evenly.

    Returning Tension to the Spring

    During this part of the garage door repair, you’ll need to return the tension to the spring so the garage door can appropriately open and close. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want to turn the spring one revolution for every foot of door height. So, a seven-foot garage door would need seven full turns.

    Before you begin this step, know where your position zero is. You’ll then make quarter turns, with a seven-foot garage door needing 28 of them. When you’re done, tighten the set screws (once snug, an additional ¾ turn). Use a second winding bar to relieve the tension so that the original winding bar can be removed.

    Testing the Your Garage Door Repair Job

    Remove all of your vise grips but keep a hand on your garage door so that it doesn’t fly up. Manually check the tension in the door and ensure that all is well balanced by lifting the garage door to waist level and checking it out. You don’t want the door to be too heavy, which would make it slide down, or too “hot,” which would cause it to shoot up.

    If all is good, then return the emergency release cord to its typical position.

    Replacing the Rollers

    It’s recommended that you replace your rollers when you fix a broken garage door spring. For all but the bottom roller, you can simply remove the brackets, slide the old roller out, and slip the new one in before replacing the brackets.

    For the bottom rollers, raise the door up, bend a small section of the vertical track with vise grips, and pull the door down until the roller pops out. Replace the roller and straighten out the track. Once the new rollers are installed they should easily glide in their tracks.

    This concludes your garage door repair project. Job well done!

    • Belmont
    • Charlotte
    • Cornelius
    • Concord
    • Davidson
    • Denver
    • Gastonia
    • Huntersville
    • Harrisburg
    • Indian Trail
    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    A Comprehensive Guide to Garage Doors

    guide to garage doors

    A Comprehensive Guide to Garage Doors

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Garages provide homeowners with places to park their vehicles, store belongings, expand usable space, and much more, with quality garage doors also offering plenty of benefits. For example, a quality door:

    • Provides security to protect your property
    • Protects your vehicles and more from the weather
    • Conserves energy when properly insulated
    • Adds attractive curb appeal to your home

    If you’re looking for a quality garage door for your home (or for your business), Presto Garage & Gutter offers premium products installed by trained employees using proven processes.

    If you’re ready to talk about your needs, contact us to schedule a virtual consultation or call us in Charlotte, North Carolina at 704-397-3002 or in Cornelius, North Carolina at 704-895-1006. For more information, read on!

    New Garage Doors

    The visual appeal of a new door for your garage is important, but it’s what’s on the inside of the door that makes the real difference. After all, this very may well be the biggest door in your home and, when it’s not properly insulated, the garage can get hot and sticky in the summer and freezing cold in the winter. If this is an attached garage, this can also have a negative impact on the comfort of your home and boost what you pay in energy bills.

    As side benefits, insulated doors tend to be stronger and operate more quietly. Wind ratings also matter, with wind-resistant doors a real plus, with different geographical areas having different building code requirements. Our expert team can explain insulation types, wind codes, and more, and answer all of your questions.

    Types of new garage doors available at Presto Garage & Gutter include:

    • Traditional Doors
    • Carriage House Doors
    • Composite Overlay Doors
    • Custom Wood Doors
    • Specialty Doors

    Today’s thermal insulation choices provide levels of energy efficient garage doors that were unheard of not that long ago. Our new garage doors have an interior wind load reinforcement system and they can withstand up to Category 3 hurricane wind speeds of 130 mph. Here are more specifics about each of the categories.

    Traditional Doors

    Traditional Garage door These beautiful steel doors are considered “traditional” because of their classic design, with styles that typically feature raised panels—with or without windows. We have dozens of designs to choose from and nearly two dozen decorative window options. The up-and-down performance is time tested with long-lasting results.

    Carriage House Doors

    Carriage House Garage Door This up-and-down style of doors comes with unique, eye-catching designs, and they also feature high-tech thermal insulation and the same amount of wind resistance as our traditional doors. As with all our doors, we use springs that last 500% longer, with 38% quieter operating systems.

    Composite Overlay Doors

    Composite Overlay Garage Door Picture a seamless combination of galvanized steel and heavy-duty PVC, wrapped into one beautiful door—and you’ve got the composite overlay option. They come with the thermal insulation and wind resistance you’d expect from Presto, as well as the quality springs and operating system.

    Custom Wood Doors

    Custom Wood Garage Door These gorgeous doors are handcrafted by the highest caliber of master craftsmen in the United States. These are excellent choices for homeowners who want custom-made beauty, while also wanting to benefit from powerhouse performance and elite energy efficiency. You can choose from a popular design or submit your own, selecting from a spectrum of beautiful woods, windows, and decorative hardware.

    Specialty Doors

    Specialty Garage Door Presto Garage & Gutter also offers one-of-a-kind specialty doors that will bring a bold, modern look to your home. With our Century Modern and Panorama Collections to choose from, the unrestricted possibilities of panel-placement and window options will allow you to create a design that will perfectly reflect your style.

    Returns on Investment

    According to HomeAdvisor.com, the home improvement project with the best return on investment (ROI) is a garage door replacement—featuring an incredible 97.5 percent ROI! This means that, when you sell your home, the upgrade just about pays for itself.

    What Home Advisor says is worth quoting: “The near-perfect return on this project is because it improves both a home’s beauty and functionality. Faulty garage doors can cause flooding, threaten your home’s energy efficiency and provide access to burglars. Garage door updates also function as aesthetic upgrades.”

    BobVila.com adds more ROI insights. Besides being the investment that adds the most to a home’s curb appeal, the article discusses how, in the 2019 Cost versus Value Report by Remodeling magazine, the ROI for a garage door replacement is even higher: 98.3 percent. When drilling down to specific geographies, ROI was 100 percent in 46 out of 100 markets.

    Commercial Garage Doors

    commercial garage doors

    Commercial garage doors need to be durable and of high quality because malfunctions can create downtime that costs the business significant amounts of money. This is true for mom and pop shops that rely on garages for vehicles and storage space to Fortune 500 companies with extensive loading dock equipment.

    For long lasting use, these doors must be made of quality parts, with no skimping, including the door spring because they will be opened and closed far more often than a residential door. The appropriate security features are also crucial to help prevent break-ins, with insulation and wind resistance also key.

    Presto Garage & Gutter is a trusted partner for significant numbers of commercial clients. Our experienced team learns more about your business’s needs, challenges, and budget before making recommendations, with each of our products high end and durable. Our technicians are certified and well trained in how to get your job done right with minimal business interruptions.

    We’re a one-stop-shop with turnkey solutions, using the best products from the best manufacturers that come with the strongest warranties. Our skilled technicians have had background checks, along with third-party certifications for their technical skills. They are E-verified and are vetted employees, not contractors.

    Garage Door Installation

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    Choosing the right door is crucial—and so is a professional installation. Garage door installation is not a DIY project, whether you’re talking about residential or commercial garage door installation.

    When choosing a door, be sure to ask who will install it and what qualifications they have. The best door, when inappropriately installed, can malfunction, cause energy loss, and much more. Are the people who would install your door employees of the company or contractors? Are the installers licensed, insured, and certified? Although there are subcontractors who can do decent work, the company has less control over their training, procedures and more. Subcontractors are in charge of their own schedules, too, and may not appear when expected.

    At Presto Garage & Gutter, we vet our crews, checking their backgrounds and conducting drug testing. We create and manage their schedules so your work is done on time, right when you expect our team to arrive.

    We hire only the top one percent of applicants, hiring them based on their technical skills and talent, as well as their attitude, and then we provide rigorous, from the ground up training about our proprietary installation process. This training program means that you benefit by having garage door installers with the experience, knowledge, and skill needed to optimally manage your installation.

    Plus, we have separate crews for door installation services and garage floor installations. This strategy allows each member of our dedicated team to become exceptionally good at what they do, rather than trying to turn them into jacks/jills of all trades, but masters of none.

    Garage Door Openers

    The benefits of quality garage door openers are numerous. At the top of this list: home and/or business security. Besides requiring a code for a door to open, there are other settings and protections built into a quality door opener. There are rolling frequencies that cause the code to change, making it even harder for a thief to break in, with the ability to create temporary or custom codes for visitors. The openers can turn lights and off and otherwise boost security, with the capability of timing when this occurs.

    Door openers also add plenty of convenience, giving homeowners and business owners the ability to control and monitor their garage doors through their mobile devices. Hands-free operation simplifies your life, with battery backups allowing this convenience to continue, even when the power goes out. Plus, options for door openers are even more energy efficient than before, in part because of low-power standby modes.

    Garage door openers range significantly in quality. There are ones you can buy at a local hardware or home store, but they tend to be crafted by low gauge, low quality steel with a flimsy rail system. They are put together from multiple pieces, which results in weaker structural integrity and, if the doors are more than seven feet in height, you’ll also need to buy an extension kit.

    At Presto Garage & Gutter, our door openers are crafted from heavy-duty 14-gauge steel with ultra strength strapping, one solid piece for the maximum in structural integrity. Our openers work with all shapes and sizes of doors, with a stout rail system that’s backed by a lifetime warranty.

    Garage Door Repairs

    Quality doors that have been professionally installed typically have a long lifetime. Over time, it’s inevitable that garage door repairs will be needed, here are three of the more common issues.

    Broken Springs

    A torsion spring can typically operate for 10,000 cycles before breaking. This means it will open and close a garage door 10,000 times before needing repair. And, whether what’s needed is to repair garage door springs or to replace garage door springs, we’ll take care of that.

    Worn Out Rollers

    When a torsion spring breaks, it’s likely that rollers are also worn down. When they have significant wear, they can hamper the operation of the door.

    Broken or Bent Hinges

    These parts keep door panels in their tracks and, over time, they can bend or break. When hinges have become compromised, the entire door mechanism may need to be adjusted.

    Other Common Issues

    These can include snapped cables, damaged door panels, and malfunctioning openers, weather stripping wear or keyless entry issues.

    In-House Garage Door Repair Technicians

    When your garage door isn’t working properly, this can present an urgent security problem for your family. That’s why Presto Garage & Gutter provide a four-hour turnaround, 24/7, for our arrival for repairs. We understand that some garage door repairs just can’t wait, so our trained, experienced technicians are on standby. Each has at least five years of experience and can fix the most challenging problems.

    All employees on our repair team go through a background check and are drug tested. When they arrive in a branded truck, they’ll show you proper identification and then treat you with respect and courtesy.

    Some people may hesitate to take advantage of off-hour repair services, but our ultra-competitive prices are also consistent, no matter what day or time you need them. Unlike with some competitors, there is no premium pricing when you contact Presto.

    After arrival, your technician will conduct an in-depth inspection of your door system and provide you with a diagnosis and recommendation. Before any work is started, we will clearly explain the problem, what repair is needed, and how much it will cost. We won’t begin the repair until we have your blessing to do so.

    Design Consultations

    garage door design consultation Choosing the optimal garage door can be tough since there are thousands (literally!) of combinations of style, color, and materials. Plus, besides deciding what looks the most attractive, you’ll want the solution that’s ideal for your needs and situation.

    To help, we’ve created our exclusive Presto Design Consultation™ that allows you to plan down to the last detail. An expert Presto Design Consultant will sit down with you to custom-create your perfect garage, one that’s beautiful and perfectly calibrated to your needs, habits, and budget.

    Through our proprietary Needs Analysis, we’ll identify the perfect materials and flawlessly optimize every detail of your project. Then, through the use of our Garage Door Visualizer, you can see what your garage will look like and compare it to limitless numbers of other design possibilities. That way, you’ll have eliminated surprises and regrets, ordering the best possible door.

    Choosing Presto Garage & Gutter

    From our design services to the quality of our materials, and from our in-house installers to no-nonsense warranties, relentless reliability, and proven processes, Presto Garage & Gutter provides all that’s needed and more for new garage doors in North Carolina.

    We offer instant and transparent pricing, using special technology that prices your project in real time—and we mean down to the penny. You’ll see where every one of your dollars go and the price will remain exactly the same throughout the project.

    In short, we don’t play pricing games.

    Plus, we don’t do hard closes. After our consultation, we’ll provide a firm quote for your ideal project and step back to let you make your decision. If you decide to move forward, we’ll be thrilled to have you as a customer!

    If you need time to think things over, that’s okay, too. Your price is locked in for 30 days after your consultation. We’ll email you the design of your project so you can consider your options. At Presto, we focus on providing you with the perfect garage door in a refreshingly low stress environment.

    To ask questions or to get started on the process, please contact us online or call us in Charlotte, North Carolina at 704-397-3002 or in Cornelius, North Carolina at 704-895-1006. We look forward to meeting you!

    • Belmont
    • Charlotte
    • Cornelius
    • Concord
    • Davidson
    • Denver
    • Gastonia
    • Huntersville
    • Harrisburg
    • Indian Trail
    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Haas Garage Door Before and After Photos

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    Haas Garage Door Before and After Photos

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Haas Garage Doors

    For a quote on a new garage door give us a call for a fast and free quote.

    We not only sell Haas Garage Doors, but we are also an Authorized Dealer of Amarr Garage Doors.

    Not just beautiful, but these doors are among the most energy efficient doors on the market. Crafted of heavy gauge galvanized steel, these doors are 2″ thick. Yet they feature an embossed woodgrain look and are filled with dense polyurethane foam insulation. Imagine what the design and craftsmanship of these doors can add to the beauty of your home.  Give us a call for garage door installation and repair in the Charlotte area. 

    • Belmont
    • Charlotte
    • Cornelius
    • Concord
    • Davidson
    • Denver
    • Gastonia
    • Huntersville
    • Harrisburg
    • Indian Trail
    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Reliabilt Garage Doors

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    Reliabilt Garage Doors

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Who Manufactures Reliabilt Garage Doors

    ……and who you should hire to install one.

    If you’ve ever found yourself on the garage door isle of a Lowe’s Home Improvement store then you’ve most likely seen the brand Reliabilt Garage Doors. Since you’ve never seen the band anywhere else it might lead you to believe that Lowe’s has used their buying power to offer their customers an exclusive product. That’s not the case.

    Amarr Garage Doors

    Lowe’s has partnered with Amarr Garage Doors and private labeled their doors as Reliabilt. These garage doors are of great quality and Amarr stands behind their products. These doors are manufactured in the US, offer great warranties, and have a nice varieties of styles and colors. What advantage does a customer have by buying doors at Lowe’s instead of buying from a local business that specializes in garage doors and garage door openers? I’ll do my best to cover the pros and cons below.

     

    Should you have to pay for an estimate?

    When it comes to garage doors, getting a quote online or site unseen quote is a major mistake. Garage door track comes in many varieties and configurations, and ordering a door with out a professional looking over the application is a major mistake. At our garage door company, we hear horror stories about customers getting stuck with doors that are pretty much useless because the wrong information was passed on when ordering their new door. At Lowe’s, the store clerks will be happy to generate you a standard quote based on information that you provide. Once you decide that you want to deal with Lowe’s, they will send out one of their subcontractors to measure the job and confirm the information that you provided. The catch is that I’ve been told by many customers that this service is not free. I assume that Lowe’s charges for this because they have to pay a subcontractor to do the site visit. Other than Lowe’s, I’ve never heard of a company that charged a customer to do a site visit for an opportunity to earn their business on a new install.

     

    Prices, Where will you get the best deal?

    This post will be read by those all over the US. While I can’t speak for every garage door dealer in the country, I can certainly speak about our company, and many other dealers in the Amarr network. Frankly, from a price perspective, I have never lost a bid against Lowe’s on a new garage door. At the store level, they sell very simple single car garage doors at a decent price. However, when a customer is looking for doors that are more highline or non-standard a local dealer will generally save you some coin. The other reason why customers might not get the best deal at Lowe’s is due to the fact that Lowe’s only carries doors built by a single manufacturer. For instance, when it comes to high R-Value energy efficient garage doors, Reliabilt is not the way to go. Manufacturers like Haas Door Company sell high R-Value garage doors with nearly twice the energy efficiency and triple layer construction for the price of a lower end Reliabilt garage door with a vinyl backing. Now, don’t get me wrong here, I sell a lot of Amarr doors. In the correct application, they do a superb job. The In my opinion, the Classica is Amarr’s finest garage door. It’s actually one of the best all around steel garage door on the market. It is, however, one of the most expensive steel doors on the market, and many of our customers don’t have the budget for these doors in their projects. That’s why we have a diverse selection of product lines. Many of us are not in the business  of pushing an Amarr garage door on everyone that calls our offices just because I’m a dealer. The truth is that any garage door seller that only carries one brand is doing so to appease their manufacturers rep and may not be focused on their customers.

    All Subcontractors

    All doors aside, when a customer is concerned about service it is always best to buy from a local door dealership. At Lowe’s, the company does not employ garage door installers. The company uses outside subcontractors to complete their site visits and installations. While many of these installers are top notch, I have known quite a few that were very under  trained. I’ve also noticed while speaking to staff at the store level that many of them know almost nothing about garage doors. This does not give me confidence that I would achieve a smooth transaction if I were a customer. Yes, they can produce you a quote based on size, but buying a garage door is a much more in depth process. Simple mistakes can cause a customer hundred of dollars and weeks waiting around for correct parts to arrive.

    This is what you will get from a reputable local door dealer:

     

    • A highly trained sales staff that can make correct recommendations.
    • Installers that are background checked employees.
    • A local number that you can get service or support after the sale.
    • A company rep that can be held accountable.

    In Short, it’s always my practice to buy from local companies. Small businesses create jobs, and the profits stay in the community. I’ve always had the best experiences with businesses that I can build a relationship with. If I ever have an issue, it’s simple enough to get the owner of the company on the phone to offer my feedback. Try that at Lowe’s or Home Depot! lol

    As is pretty obvious, all local dealers are not great businesses. Angie’s List is probably the best resource to find great contractors.  All of their reviews are from real customers, and you can read about their personal experiences with any company that has been vetted and listed in their directory. I hope that the information here is useful in some way. If not, leave a comment below, and let me know. Thanks for stopping by.

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    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Value vs. Price

    Garage Door Value VS Price

    Garage Doors: Value vs. Price

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    In today’s blog, I’d like to discuss garage door prices. Well, this blog isn’t just about the pricing of garage doors, but about purchasing nearly anything. Most don’t recognize it, but it’s all an emotional experience.

    A great deal is really only a perception. The same price for the same product to two different clients could leave one buyer with the warm fuzzies while the other client has buyer’s remorse. Why is that?

    In most cases, it comes down to customer service. In my company, we see this from time to time. Some staff members can do a fantastic job of matching a customer to the right product, while others don’t ask enough questions. They don’t go the few extra steps to educate the client and make sure that we recommend the best buyer- product match. Sometimes, there are customers that just aren’t right for our company. Many prospective clients want to buy parts, want used doors, or want dented and damaged door panels. To them, a superior product has no real value. Our great customer service means little because they only want a minimum viable product. We just aren’t in that business.

    There are also cases that customers don’t feel as if they received top value because some technicians don’t take the time to fully explain the advantages of our product, the manufacturer’s warranty, proper operation, care and the additional services that we include in our packages that go above and beyond what any other door company provides. The truth is that if the customer is not aware of what they are getting……………………………………… then it doesn’t exist.

    I often ask our staff members a very important pricing question. I’ll generally hand them a book off of the shelf in my office to illustrate the point.

    “What is this book worth?” They often flip the book over, check the price tag on the back and recite the price listed.

    Is the price tag the real value of any product? I would certainly hope not. Why would a person exchange $30 for a random stack of useless paper? If the content in the book does not well exceed $30 then you would not part with your money.

    At our door company, our openers, springs and door installations are generally sold in inclusive packages. These packages include extras that other door companies use to nickel and dime you with. When these extras are not explained, customers take them for granted.

    So, as I’ve often contended, price is just an arbitrary number. Value is what customers want. They want a product, a warranty and service that well exceeds the price that they pay.

    Don’t just give a customer a price, give them value for their money.

    Call us for more information about our door company.

    Not in the Charlotte area, and need a new garage door? Visit our Amarr Garage Door door designer. You can build and buy a new commercial or residential garage door online.

    In today’s blog, I’d like to discuss garage door prices. Well, this blog isn’t just about the pricing of garage doors, but about purchasing nearly anything. Most don’t recognize it, but it’s all an emotional experience.

    A great deal is really only a perception. The same price for the same product to two different clients could leave one buyer with the warm fuzzies while the other client has buyer’s remorse. Why is that?

    In most cases, it comes down to customer service. In my company, we see this from time to time. Some staff members can do a fantastic job of matching a customer to the right product, while others don’t ask enough questions. They don’t go the few extra steps to educate the client and make sure that we recommend the best buyer- product match. Sometimes, there are customers that just aren’t right for our company. Many prospective clients want to buy parts, want used doors, or want dented and damaged door panels. To them, a superior product has no real value. Our great customer service means little because they only want a minimum viable product. We just aren’t in that business.

    There are also cases that customers don’t feel as if they received top value because some technicians don’t take the time to fully explain the advantages of our product, the manufacturer’s warranty, proper operation, care and the additional services that we include in our packages that go above and beyond what any other door company provides. The truth is that if the customer is not aware of what they are getting……………………………………… then it doesn’t exist.

    I often ask our staff members a very important pricing question. I’ll generally hand them a book off of the shelf in my office to illustrate the point.money

    “What is this book worth?” They often flip the book over, check the price tag on the back and recite the price listed.

    Is the price tag the real value of any product? I would certainly hope not. Why would a person exchange $30 for a random stack of useless paper? If the content in the book does not well exceed $30 then you would not part with your money.

    At our door company, our openers, springs and door installations are generally sold in inclusive packages. These packages include extras that other door companies use to nickel and dime you with. When these extras are not explained, customers take them for granted.

    So, as I’ve often contended, price is just an arbitrary number. Value is what customers want. They want a product, a warranty and service that well exceeds the price that they pay.

    Don’t just give a customer a price, give them value for their money.

    Call us for more information about our door company.

    Not in the Charlotte area, and need a new garage door? Visit our Amarr Garage Door door designer. You can build and buy a new commercial or residential garage door online.

    • Belmont
    • Charlotte
    • Cornelius
    • Concord
    • Davidson
    • Denver
    • Gastonia
    • Huntersville
    • Harrisburg
    • Indian Trail
    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    3 No Brainer Upgrades When Buying A New Garage Door

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    3 No Brainer Upgrades When Buying A New Garage Door

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    The Best Low Cost Options

    When it comes to buying a new garage door system, most clients seem to care most about finding the perfect design and getting the best price possible. While I agree that these 2 factors are important, I truly feel that function of the garage door gets ignored by many. In this blog post, I want to point our 3 super low cost garage door upgrades that every homeowner should take advantage of.

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    High Cycle Springs

    The most dangerous portion of any garage door is the counterbalance spring system. Even the best and most careful garage door technicians have either been injured, or have had some scary moments when winding a garage door spring. For this reason, the fewer times you need to have a garage door spring repaired, the better. Replacing garage door springs can also be expensive. You can have spring replacement completed on select doors for as low as $200, but some door systems require springs that are far more expensive. 

    When installing your new door system, we feel that it’s in the best interest of anyone buying a new door to upgrade the spring system to high cycle springs. Standard springs are rated to open and close a door ten thousand times before they break. We always recommend moving up to at least twenty-five thousand cycles. This upgrade typically cost the homeowner less than $50, and the springs will have a 250% longer life.  

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    Premium Rollers

    Another great low cost upgrade, that everyone should take advantage of, are premium garage door rollers. Many garage doors come standard with nylon rollers that do not have a ball bearing system. These rollers can easily get flat spots, and will not roll up and down the track well when that happens. This leads to service calls and money out of your pocket. Standard garage door rollers are also rated at ten thousand cycles. For typically less than $20, clients can buy premium garage door rollers. These rollers have a 13 ball bearing system that  rolls up and down your track with very little friction. This makes for more quiet operation of your door. These rollers also have a stem that is 3″ longer than standard rollers, and are much less likely to allow a door to fall out of the track. This greatly increases safety. Our premium garage door rollers also last longer. Our premium rollers are rated for fifteen thousand cycles, which affords you 50% more life over standard rollers. 

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    Quiet Glide System

    For most of us, hearing a loud and clanky garage door system is a real hassle. I know this from experience. We bought our home right after the real estate collapse of 2008. The builder didn’t have the house finished before the recession took hold. He decided to take some financial shortcuts to complete the house. One of those shortcuts was the garage door and opener system. In my home, we have a bonus room above the garage. My youngest son moved in to the room, and boy, was he unhappy from the start. Each time we opened the garage door it made an almighty racket in his room. When we decided to upgrade our system, we made sure that we bought every part possible that would make the new door run quiet and smooth.

    One of those very inexpensive upgrades was the Amarr Quiet Glide System. This is not really very high tech or complicated. Amarr realized that when metal rubs against metal that it causes extra noise. To combat this, Amarr decided to install plastic sleeve inside of the roller carriers. The result was a 38% noise reduction of a steel garage door. What’s best, this option cost less than $15.

    Not Everyone Recommends The Best

    In many cases, your local garage door dealer may not make you aware of these options. In some cases, the companies want to keep prices at rock bottom, so that they appear to be providing the best value. We feel that offering you the very best options that we have to offer is in your best interest. Our goal is to install the highest quality garage doors possible at the lowest rates available. If you already have a quote in hand from another dealer, give us a call. We will beat that dealer’s price, and we will do so including these fantastic upgrades.

    Happy Shopping! Robert Broome, Owner of Garage Doors & More. 

    • Belmont
    • Charlotte
    • Cornelius
    • Concord
    • Davidson
    • Denver
    • Gastonia
    • Huntersville
    • Harrisburg
    • Indian Trail
    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Lowe’s Garage Doors

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    Lowe’s Garage Doors

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Lowe’s Quality At Low Prices Throughout The Carolinas And Beyond

    If you’re eager to replace the old and outdated doors on your garage, Lowe’s garage doors are probably top of your wish list. Having supplied premium quality garage doors at affordable prices to customers throughout the United States for almost a century, Lowe’s boasts one of the best reputations on the market. Moreover, a versatile range of options for all personal tastes and budgets ensures that Lowe’s is the perfect starting point for any potential purchase.

    Here at Garage Doors & More, our team of passionate and experienced contractors can supply and install the perfect Lowe’s garage doors for your home or commercial garage in North Carolina, South Carolina, or further afield. To find out more or arrange your free quote today, get in touch today!

    Lowe’s Garage Doors Installation You Can Rely On

    When buying Lowe’s garage doors, you are opting for quality. Therefore, it’s imperative that you find the perfect product for your property and find the perfect specialist to install it. Garage Doors & More works together with homeowners and builders to ensure that you gain the customized solution you deserve in the most convenient and budget-friendly solution. We pride ourselves on helping you unlock the full benefits of choosing Lowe’s doors in the first place. 

    Best of all, we can supply and install Lowe’s garage doors at an even cheaper price than going directly to the manufacturer!

    We work exclusively with the best suppliers to ensure guaranteed quality. At the same time, our passionate experts can support you throughout the decision-making processes to ensure you gain a Lowe’s Pella garage doors solution that provides security, practical, and curb appeal without breaking your budget. In addition to the quality of the products, you can be sure that the installation will be completed to the very highest standards. Our experts will even provide the aftercare to confirm that you are happy with the results.

    As an A+ rated accredited business with a five-star rating on Home Advisor as well as Google reviews, our same day contracting services have helped thousands of homeowners throughout the Carolinas. To give your home the beauty, security, and function it requires, give us a call!

    Lowes’ Garage Doors For The Modern Home

    Our garage door installation and replacement experts understand that you desire Lowe’s garage doors that can serve your family for many years to come. Whether it’s boosting your love towards the property, adding a little convenience to your daily life, or preparing your home for sale, Lowe’s garage doors are at the very top table of top-selling manufacturers in the world.

    Lowe’s best garage doors are presented under the Pella brand, providing homeowners with guaranteed quality in a range of different sizes, styles, colors, and finishes. Whether you have a clear vision of what’s required or need a little support in customizing your perfect solution, Garage Doors and More is your perfect partner. We can help you consider all key contributing factors, including but not limited to;

    • Whether to choose a single or double garage door?
    • Whether your Lowe’s garage doors need sizing adjustments?
    • Whether you should choose plain white or a premium color and finish?
    • Whether insulation is required on the Lower’s garage doors?
    • Whether your replacement garage doors need a window?

    Our extensive line of Lowe’s garage doors enables you to get a quote on a new garage door directly on this website. Alternatively, you can build and price up your project by calling us on 704-895-1006. Either way, we supply an extensive range of garage doors at rock bottom prices. Better still, we are one of the only suppliers to offer transparent upfront pricing, saving you from any nasty surprises. We also accept all major credit cards and same as cash financing agreements.

    Lowe’s Garage Doors Delivered And Installed In No Time

    Lowe’s garage doors are a fantastic investment for your property, bringing luxury style and a tailored appeal at an affordable price. Unfortunately, many distributors do not boast the expertise needed to ensure you gain the best results. Garage Doors & More specialize in delivering the dream door for your dream home in the fastest possible time.

    Upon completing your purchase, our experts will check our inventory within your city to see whether we have the door in stock. If we do, it’ll be delivered and ready for installation within a few days. It is regularly achieved within 48 hours. If you want our installers to fit the door, we’ll contact you to arrange a convenient date for our installers to verify your measurements before ordering the door.

    When your door is out of stock or needs customization, our experts can usually complete the entire process within 2-3 weeks. We’ll also provide regular updates through every step of the journey.

    To order your Lowe’s garage doors today, give us a call or use our online estimate tool for further information.

    • Belmont
    • Charlotte
    • Cornelius
    • Concord
    • Davidson
    • Denver
    • Gastonia
    • Huntersville
    • Harrisburg
    • Indian Trail
    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Clopay Garage Doors

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    Clopay Garage Doors

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Adding Beauty, Function, And Style To Your Property Without Breaking The Bank 

    If your garage requires a little TLC, Clopay garage doors are the ultimate solution. With over half-a-century of experience, America’s largest manufacturer of garage doors has transformed millions of properties from coast-to-coast. The unmistakable quality and style will provide your home with the desired look to renew your love of the property with immediate results. 

    Garage Doors & More specializes in supplying and installing Clopay garage doors to homeowners and businesses throughout the Carolinas and beyond. Our passion, experience, and pricing ensure that we are the perfect partner for your garage upgrade project. Give us a call to find out more today!

    Why Clopay Garage Doors?

    Only the best will do for your property, which is why Clopay is the perfect starting point for your garage door installation and replacement project. Just saying the name Clopay garage doors evokes a sense of immense pride, and there are many other reasons to select a product made by the United States’ biggest manufacturer. The most compelling features include; 

    • All Clopay garage doors comply with the various environmental laws and regulations while they are additionally free from HFCs.
    • Clopay offers an extensive range of customizable garage doors to suit single, double, and triple garages of varying sizes.
    • The insulation properties of Clopay doors can reduce energy loss and reduce monthly heating bills,
    • Clopay garage doors combine style and comfort with advanced mechanism technologies for lasting rewards,
    • Clopay’s reputation for producing premium quality garage doors at affordable prices provides peace of mind. 

    Here at Garage Doors and More, our experts can help you enjoy all of those benefits and more with a fast, convenient, and competitively priced installation. 

    Clopay Garage Door Solutions 

    Clopay is the country’s leading manufacturer of garage and entry doors. The range of beautiful yet durable garage doors can include insulation, windows, and a plethora of additional design features. When added to the vast array of sizes on offer, the customized choices enable you to find the perfect solution for your specific requirements. 

    The extensive range of materials and styles include but are not limited to; 

    • Insulated garage doors with faux wood overlays
    • Authentic looking insulated steel and composite carriage house garage doors.
    • Insulated carriage house garage doors with faux wood and ultra-grain steel.
    • Steel and composite carriage house garage doors,
    • Grooved panel steel carriage house garage doors,
    • Modern glass and aluminum garage doors,
    • Handcrafted insulated wood carriage house designs,
    • Handcrafted raised, recessed and flush panel designs made from natural wood.

    Styles, materials, colors, and features are all customized to your aesthetic desires and functional needs. Whether you have a clear vision of what you want or would like one of our experts to guide you through the decision-making process, Garage Doors & More will help you get the most out of your Clopay garage doors. Every single time.

    Why Choose Garage Doors & More? 

    Deciding on Clopay garage doors establishes a solid foundation to build upon, but it’s equally important to find the right supplier and installer. Garage Doors & More’s team of experts have helped hundreds of clients throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and across the country with their Clopay garage door installation and replacement needs. We are the perfect solution for your upgrade too, offering; 

    • The most competitive prices on Clopay garage doors thanks to our trade price purchases that allow us to pass the savings onto you,
    • The option to choose any Clopay door currently on the market. This covers all ranges, colors, styles, and customized sizing,
    • The choice between supply and delivery alone, or an installation service completed by one of our specialists,
    • The full support of a team that actually understand Clopay garage doors, allowing you to make the best decision for your property,
    • The knowledge that your garage door and installation comes with a one-year warranty and is supported by exceptional aftercare.

    If your choice of product is in stock in your city, we can have it delivered to you within a matter of days. When you want a customized option or require an installation, one of our technicians will call you to confirm your measurements and arrange a convenient date for installation. This is usually completed within 2-3 weeks of ordering, making ours one of the fastest services on the market. 

    Order Your Clopay Garage Doors Today! 

    Clopay and Garage Doors and More is a match made in heaven, providing your home with the ultimate garage upgrade from a practical perspective as well as an aesthetically outlook.

    Whether you need a garage door delivered or a comprehensive garage door installation and replacement service, we’re here to help. Take the first steps towards building your dream garage today by calling us for a free quote on your intended upgrade! 

    • Belmont
    • Charlotte
    • Cornelius
    • Concord
    • Davidson
    • Denver
    • Gastonia
    • Huntersville
    • Harrisburg
    • Indian Trail
    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Home Depot Garage Doors

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    Home Depot Garage Doors

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Convenient, Customized Garage Door Supplies & Installations

    Home Depot garage doors are a safe and highly versatile solution for any modern property. Thanks to the vast range of customizable options in their catalog, the nationwide manufacturer have a product or every residential and commercial garage. Regardless of your property’s age or esthetic style, Home Depot is one of the most natural places to start. But we can help you find your dream garage door at an even better price.

    Having built a solid reputation for producing quality products at affordable prices since 1978, Home Depot’s success in the garage doors market has been achieved through the supply of Clopay solutions. Here at Garage Doors and More, we can provide a full garage door installation service to give your home the ultimate transformation.

    Why Buy From Garage Doors & More?

    While Home Depot stocks a wide range of aesthetically pleasing, secure, and efficient Clopay garage doors, it’s worth noting that this is only a small part of what they do. When buying from any multifaceted home improvement retailer, the harsh reality is that the employees aren’t specialized garage door estimators or installers. Instead, they work with a network of installers. While they are vetted experts capable of professional works, it does cause a number of potential issues, including but not limited to; 

    • Adding an extra service into the process inevitably means you cannot secure the very best prices,
    • Dealing with multiple services can result in delays due to poor communication between the two businesses,
    • Sales experts won’t possess a full understanding of the installation process or the influence it has on consumer decisions,
    • Sales experts won’t specialize in garage doors, meaning the value of the info they can provide is limited,
    • If a problem does surface for any reason, knowing who to contact can provide a source of confusion.

    Here at Garage Doors & More, our comprehensive service provides convenient processes and quality products at rock bottom prices. Whether you have a clear vision of the Home Depot garage doors you desire or want a little support in finding the dream Clopay product, we have the answers. 

    Choosing Your Home Depot Garage Doors

    One of the main attractions for selecting Home Depot garage doors revolves around the extensive range of options on offer. When looking at new garage doors, only the best will do. To get the process right, you’ll need to consider the costs, styles, sizes, materials, mechanisms, and customized features. This is the easiest route for finding a product that ticks every box – regardless of the building age, garage style, or surrounding aesthetics. 

    Our experts can help you analyze all options on the market to ensure that the right materials, colors, styles, and features are selected for your specific needs. First and foremost, you’ll need to consider the material choices. Options include grooved panel steel, steel and composite, faux wood, handcrafted natural wood, or modern glass and aluminum. Some of the other key points that we’ll support you through include;

    • Whether you need a single or double garage door, and whether a customized sizing solution is needed,
    • Whether to opt for a carriage style or classic style Home Depot garage door solution for your property,
    • Whether R-value insulation properties and, if so, which level from 6.3, 6.5, 12.9, or 18.4 solutions,
    • Whether to include a glass window or windows within the single or double garage door designs,
    • Whether the doors require professional installation or simply need to be delivered to your home or business. 

    There is no single right answer, except the solution that works best for you. We put the whole range of Home Depot garage doors at your disposal while also offering the insight and impartial support to ensure the perfect choice is selected for your home. The beauty, function, and style of your home have never looked better.

    Ordering Your Home Depot Garage Doors

    Garage Doors & More is a supply and installation service that has helped transform thousands of homes throughout the Carolinas and further afield. Whether you live in North Carolina, South Carolina, or further afield doesn’t matter. Once you complete your purchase with us, we’ll instantly check our inventory in your city to see the garage door is in stock.

    If it is, we’ll have the Clopay door delivered to you in a matter of days. If you need us to install the door too, we’ll contact you to arrange a suitable day for the installer to visit your property to verify all measurements ahead of confirming the purchase. The lead tie on garage door installations, including customized Clopay garage doors is typically 2-3 weeks.

    To find your dream Home Depot garage doors with faster deliveries and an even better price, give us a call or use our free estimator tool today!

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    • Charlotte
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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Garage Door Track Types

    Garage doors installation. Workers installing Post Rail and Spring Installation / Assembly.

    Garage Door Track Types

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    When you are buying a garage door, it is important to know the type of track that you will need for a simple installation. Getting these measurements wrong can derail a project in an absolute hurry. Follow the simple guide below to insure that the door that you order will fit your application. It is really difficult to make changes to garage door track kits after the fact. Making changes in the field can require different cables, different springs or an entirely new configuration. Save time and money by getting your measurements right the 1st time. If you need help in any way, feel free to call us.

    Standard Lift Track with Torsion Springs

    Pull a measurement from the top of the garage door opening to the ceiling or closest obstruction.

    • 12” Radius Track- Headroom Required is 13”
    • 15” Radius Track- Headroom Required is 16”
    • Add 3” if using an electric motor

    If you have an existing garage door you can measure the track radius by pulling a measurement from the top of the vertical track to the top of the radius on the horizontal track. Knowing this measurement will keep you from having to move your existing opener.

    The above illustration is not standard lift track, but it works well to show how to measure track radius.

    Standard-Lift

    Low Headroom Double Track

    • Without Motor- You will need at least 10” of headroom
    • With Motor- You will need at least 13” of headroom lowheadroom-front

     Low Headroom Rear Torsion

    • Without Motor- You will need at least 6-½” of headroom
    • With Motor- You will need at least 9-½” of headroom

    *Low headroom rear torsion can be installed with the Liftmaster model 8500 jackshaft garage door opener. We have done this on several occasions by mounting the motors on the ceiling of the garage versus the typical wall mount.

     Low Headroom Ext Springs

    • Without Motor- You will need at least 6-½”” of headroom
    • With Motor- You will need at least 9-½” of headroom LHR-Ext

    High Lift Track

    Provide floor to ceiling measurement. Deduct the opening height, Deduct 16”.

    Example:

    • Ceiling Height is : 144”
    • Opening Height is : 96”
    • Allowance for Track Radius: 16”

    Allowable High Lift is: 32”

    *When adding high lift track it is best to install a jackshaft garage door opener. You will need additional door sections if planning to use a trolley opener. If you are adding highlift to an existing garage door you can reach out to us to get a list of parts that you will need. High-Lift-Track

     Roof Pitch Track

    1. Measure floor to ceiling at the opening.
    2. Pull a horizontal measurement from the opening to 1’ more than the door height. If the door is 7’ you will mark a spot on the floor at the 8’ mark.
    3. Measure from floor to the ceiling from that mark on the floor. This will give you your roof pitch. The pitch is calculated by the amount of lift for every linear foot. Roof-pitch-track

     Vertical Lift Track

    For vertical lift track the ceiling must be double the height of the opening plus 12”.

    Vertical lift doors should be used only with jackshaft garage door openers.

    For more information on garage door track types and for pricing give us a call.

    Vertical-Lift-Track

  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Garage Door Bottom Seal

    garage door weather seal

    How to Replace the Bottom Seal on Your Garage Door

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    For any garage door repair, the components used and the skill of your technician will play a crucial role in how well the fixed unit will function. While garage door bottom seals don’t seem to be that important, they actually play an important part in helping keep your garage secure from the elements, pests, and intrusion, as well as being more energy efficient.

    In today’s spotlight, we’ll focus on the best ways to replace a garage door seal that’s been damaged with high-quality parts and materials for the best performance possible.

    What is a Garage Door Bottom Seal?

    Closing your garage door should keep things like yard debris and pests on the outside of the garage, thanks to your garage door’s bottom seal. The rubber seal on the bottom of a garage door provides both insulation and protection for your garage space by acting as a way to secure any gaps between the door and the floor below.

    When your garage door is the most-used access to your house, the bottom seal will sustain a lot of everyday wear and tear. As time and the elements break down the integrity of the seal, its performance will start to decrease. If you’re noticing a draft, seeing signs of pest intrusion in the garage space, or water under the door after a rain, these may be signs that your garage door bottom seal is failing and needs to be replaced.

    Common Garage Door Bottom Seals

    The most typical garage door bottom seal is the type that uses an aluminum or plastic bottom retainer that is screwed to the bottom of the garage door. The retainer has a track on the bottom that is used to hold the bottom seal in place. Standard bottom seals like these are 3-3/4” wide.

    In some cases, our technicians need to use a 7” bottom rubber when trying to fill a larger gap. The retainer used to hold this bottom rubber in place is from 1-3/8” to 2” wide. Always make sure to measure the thickness of your garage door carefully before purchasing a retainer. If you have a small gap at the bottom of your garage door when the door is closed and level you may also consider upgrading to a 7″ bottom rubber.

    Getting the Right Wood Garage Door Bottom Seals

    wood garage door seal When it’s time to replace the seal on the bottom of your garage door, you need to be sure that you buy the right type of seal. Standard aluminum garage doors and wood garage doors require different types of bottom seals. Aluminum garage doors typically have an aluminum or plastic retainer on the bottom of the door that holds the weather seal in place. However, wood garage doors use rubber bottom seals that are nailed into place.

    Always make sure to carefully measure the width of the garage door before making a purchase. For the best performance, your garage door bottom seal needs to fill any gaps between the door and the garage floor. When not installed correctly, your bottom seal may still leave gaps.

    Commercial Rolling Steel Bottom Seals

    rolling steel garage door seal The bottom weather seal on a commercial rolling steel door can be a little more complex than a residential garage door. The bottom seal on most commercial rolling steel doors are held into place by the doors’ bottom bar. As you work to replace the bottom seal, pay special attention when pulling the old seal off off the bottom of the door. Some rolling steel doors employ the use of pneumatic or electric safety devices.

    Pneumatic hoses can often be pulled from the old bottom seals and placed inside a new seal. However, if you find that there are wires built into your bottom seal, you may want to give a professional a call. Your door may have an electric safety edge and the new device may have to be custom made.

    Contact our team if there’s ever any questions about a garage door safety device. Our highly trained technicians can quickly diagnose the issue and outline your options going forward.

    Increasing Protection with a Bottom Seal Threshold

    To lessen the amount of rainwater and other debris intruding into your garage, a garage door threshold can be the perfect solution for many homes and businesses. A garage door threshold that we typically install is a professional-grade rubber strip that is glued to the floor of the garage with industrial adhesive. This type of system is fairly simple to install and can be cut to fit with a simple box cutter after taking careful measurements.

    Our team has had great success with gluing down these thresholds for Charlotte-area customers with one notable exception when the outside temperatures were below 40 degrees. Learning from this, Presto technicians highly recommend waiting for temperatures to warm up a bit before attempting to adhere your garage door threshold to the floor.

    How to Replace a Garage Door Bottom Seal

    Now that you’ve locked down the right type of garage door bottom seal for your unique application, it’s time to get down to replacement. As with most improvement projects, preparation is everything.

    No matter what kind of replacement garage door seal you’re installing, always make sure to clean the area really well to get the best fit for your new seal. With thresholds, pay special attention to your garage floor, making sure it’s free of grease, dust, or other debris that could interfere with the adhesion process.

    For replacing the bottom seal on steel garage doors, you can follow a pretty straightforward process:

    1. Raise the garage door to a comfortable level but usually not all the way so that you have room to work.
    2. Untuck one end of the old garage seal and remove by sliding it out of the track to one side. If the seal or retainers are damaged, this process is a bit more difficult and you may need pliers.
    3. Put the new rubber seal onto the outside of the track by placing the t-tabs into their respective retainers and slowly working into place along the track.
    4. Once in place, give the seal a little tug to make sure it holds tight. It should never pop out if you have the right size and a high-quality garage door bottom seal.
    When installed correctly, your new garage door bottom seal should provide many years of useful life.

    Installing Garage Door Bottom Seals on Uneven Floors

    Often, our customers install new garage doors onto existing properties. In some cases, we remove old wood garage doors that have begun to sag badly. Due to the sagging, many homeowners do not realize that their concrete has settled and become uneven. The old garage door would conform to the settling of the concrete. When we install a new garage door, it becomes apparent that there is a big problem.

    Depending on the situation, you may be able to use a large garage door bottom seal and threshold combination to help bridge the gap. While this can work for slightly uneven floors, when concrete starts sagging and creating large gaps, a more permanent solution is required. To accomplish this, our team now recommends customers explore PolyLevel® products.

    Lifting Concrete with PolyLevel

    PolyLevel uses polyurethane to actually lift and stabilize your concrete back to its original position. Seeing the benefits this product provides, we can confidently recommend this course of action as one of the best permanent solutions available for sagging concrete. PolyLevel uses a special kind of expanding foam that acts very quickly to fix sinking concrete. This product is lightweight yet extremely durable. This is important because you never want to add a whole bunch of extra weight to soil that’s already overburdened with sagging concrete, which may just compound the issue.

    View the video below to see the PolyLevel products in action in a variety of commercial and residential applications. Added bonus—the video description can help you find a licensed PolyLevel dealer in your area. If you’re in the Charlotte area, we recommend Dry Pro Basement Systems.

    Schedule Your Garage Door Bottom Seal Installation

    We’re proud to have helped so many homeowners and business owners in the Charlotte area with their garage door repair issues. Our well-trained technicians only use top-of-the-line seals and thresholds to exceed expectations and maintain a consistent level of quality on every project we undertake.

    Schedule an appointment to have your garage door bottom seal evaluated. We’ll cover all your options and will never install any parts or move forward with a repair without your approval.

     

    • Belmont
    • Charlotte
    • Cornelius
    • Concord
    • Davidson
    • Denver
    • Gastonia
    • Huntersville
    • Harrisburg
    • Indian Trail
    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Garage Door Wind Supports

    Windload

    Why Purchase a Garage Door That Meets Local Wind Codes

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Garage doors play a key role in protecting your garage against weather conditions, these doors need to be strong enough to withstand whatever fury storms can bring. If a garage door can’t hold up against strong winds, windows can be blown out and the roof can blow off of the structure—which in turn would allow rain, sleet, snow, and flying debris into the garage.

    If your garage is attached to your home—and the door of the garage can’t stand up to the wind—significant damage can be caused to your home. Your garage door is a significant line of defense when it comes to protecting your home from high wind damage.

    Angie’s List notes how the Federal Emergency Management Agency calls the “absence of a wind-rated garage door” a “leading cause of storm damage in homes. Not only can water and wind cause considerable angst and mess, but it is also a financial concern.”

    In April 2020, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) shared how a strong garage door is critical when protecting your home. In fact, the CEO of the organization said the following: “When a garage door fails, it can begin a cascade of damage with the roof and surrounding walls unable to handle the force of the wind inside the garage. Structural damage to a home means a family is displaced and their life is disrupted. Homeowners can reduce that risk with a wind-rated garage door.”

    Evolution of Garage Doors

    From the earliest days of garages, these structures had doors to protect vehicles from bad weather. Initially, these doors looked like those used on barns. They were double doors, hinged to the garage and opening outwardly and these doors often needed to be repaired. Inventive people therefore started to experiment with using sliding tracks for garage doors or hinged doors that folded sideways like an accordion.

    By the 1920s, garage doors existed that could be folded up towards the ceiling and then could lay parallel to its ceiling, a forerunner of today’s standard setup. As garages became increasingly more important in the lives of car owners, people began wanting them to be located close to their homes, sometimes being attached to them.

    Doors during this era of garages were being constructed from wide varieties of materials to make them strong enough to withstand bad weather. The problem here: many of these doors were super heavy. As this challenge began to be solved, this served as the beginning of today’s quality garage doors that are of a reasonable weight while also being able to protect the building from strong winds.

    Another question, naturally enough, arose. How could a consumer tell how much wind protection they needed in their door?

    Wind-Rated Garage Doors

    Nowadays, cities and towns have local building codes that specify the right wind rating for the geography, these codes require wind-rated garage doors that are anticipated to be strong enough for the types of storms that occur in that specific locale.

    This means that choosing a new garage door is not just about picking a style you like within your budget from a selection of options constructed for energy efficiency. Yes, those are important factors—but so is having a garage door in place that meets local codes and wind-rating requirements. This is what will help you to avoid damage if a strong storm or hurricane whips through town, and it can also save you money.

    Why Wind Rating Matters

    Your new garage door’s wind rating is important for three reasons:

    • It must meet your local area’s requirements or it won’t pass inspection.
    • It could sustain damage during storms and cost you money to repair or replace.
    • Your home insurance policy may give you a discount on your premium if you have a quality wind-rated garage door.
    gaarge-door-struts

    Meeting Local Codes

    Before you shop for a new garage door, make sure that you have the correct information on hand to make a real apples-to-apples comparison among garage doors. Incorrect information can cause you a lot of headache in the future and could make a sweet deal go sour in a hurry. When looking at local building codes for your area, confirm the required wind load (or wind rating) for a garage door. You will also need to check with your local permit office, as it is the responsibility of the buyer to pull any applicable permits that may be needed.

    Buying a door with the correct wind rating for a brand new building project is a must. In these applications, there will be building inspectors on site, and they will check the rating on your new garage door. Some areas do not require inspections for garage door replacements but having one with the right wind rating can save you a lot of problems when a storm hits.

    Saving Money

    Think about it. If you invest in a garage door with the wrong wind rating and have to buy a second garage door that meets local requirements, you’ll unnecessarily pay for another door. If you check these requirements before you purchase one, though, you’ll avoid this hassle. If you get a new garage door with the wrong wind rating and a hurricane or strong wind moves through the region, your door could sustain damage. You’d then need to pay for repairs, and you may end up having to replace the door, either immediately after the storm or later on.

    Then consider the return on investment (ROI) in a quality new door. According to HomeAdvisor.com, a garage door replacement comes with the highest ROI among the home improvements you can make. In fact, because the ROI is at 97.5 percent, if you sell your home, this new door almost pays for itself.

    Determining Wind Rating

    Building codes specify that a garage door must be able to stand up to pressure from wind gust at a sustained mile per hour.

    Every area has different standards.

    To help, we recommend using the ATC Windspeed Website to find the required windspeed in your area. Because many counties across America have several required wind ratings, it’s best to refer to the latitude and longitude to find the correct wind rating for your garage door.

    You can easily find the latitude and longitude and your windspeed using your address.

    How to Find Your Wind Rating

    To find your windrating, go to the ATC Windspeed Website, then enter your address and click ‘Search.’
    search for wind rating
    If you live in Charlotte, NC, you’d be shown a windspeed of 90 (3-sec peak gust in mph). In this case, you would select 90 mph or more in the wind rating when choosing among new garage doors. Plus, at Presto, we make it super simple. Just let us know where you live and we’ll help you to choose a door you love with the wind protection you need.
    wind hazards by location

    List of Counties and Windloads in North Carolina

     
    COUNTY MPH
    Counties Not Listed 90
    Anson 100
    Alleghany Special Mountain Region *
    Ashe Special Mountain Region *
    Avery Special Mountain Region *
    Beaufort 110
    Bertie 110
    Bladen 110
    Brunswick *1 120/130
    Buncombe Special Mountain Region *
    Camdem 110
    Carteret 130
    Chowan 110
    Columbus 120
    Craven 120
    Cumberland 100
    Currituck 120
    Dare 130
    Duplin 110
    Edgecombe 100
    Franklin 100
    Gates 100
    Graham Special Mountain Region *
    Greene 110
    Halifax 100
    Harnet 100
    Haywood Special Mountain Region *
    Hertford 100
    Hoke 100
    Hyde *2 120/130
    Jackson Special Mountain Region *
    Johnston 100
    Jones 120
    Lee 100
    Lenior 110
    Madison Special Mountain Region *
    Martin 100
    Mitchell Special Mountain Region *
    Moore 100
    Nash 100
    New Hanover *3 120/130
    Northampton 100
    Onslow 120/130 East of ICW
    Pamlico *5 120/130
    Pasquotank 110
    Pender *4 110/120/130
    Perquimans 110
    Pitt 110
    Richmond 100
    Robeson 110
    Sampson 110
    Scotland 100
    Swain Special Mountain Region *
    Tyrell 120
    Wake 100
    Washington 110
    Watauga Special Mountain Region *
    Wayne 110
    Wilson 110
    Yancey Special Mountain Region *
    * Special Mountain Regions
    2,700 ft. or Lower 90 MPH
    2,700 to 3,000 ft. 100 MPH
    3,000 to 3,500 ft. 110 MPH
    3,500 to 4,500 ft. 120 MPH
    4,500 ft. and Above 130 MPH

    Garage Doors from Presto Garage & Gutter

    Types of new garage doors available include:

    The interior wind load reinforcement systems in our new garage doors mean they can withstand up to Category 3 hurricane wind speeds of 130 mph.

    To help you choose exactly the right door, we provide our exclusive Presto Design Consultation™. This is a free, no-pressure conversation with one of our expert Presto Design Consultants where you can choose an attractive door that dovetails perfectly with your unique needs, habits, and budget.

    new garage door visualizer consultation Through our Garage Door Visualizer, you can see what your appropriately wind-rated garage door will look like. You can compare it to large numbers of other new garage doors, so that you order the perfect garage door for your home.

    Benefits of choosing Presto Garage & Gutter include our:

    • One-of-a-kind design services
    • Instant, transparent pricing, down to the penny
    • Firm quotes with no hard closes
    • Top notch garage door installation services from in-house employees
    • No-nonsense warranties
    • Proven processes and relentless reliability

    Our entire process, from start to finish, will be a refreshingly low stress experience, while providing you with the perfect garage door (and garage door installation)!

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    • Charlotte
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    • Concord
    • Davidson
    • Denver
    • Gastonia
    • Huntersville
    • Harrisburg
    • Indian Trail
    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Garage Doors for Home Builders

    builder-doors

    Garage Doors for Home Builders

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    At Garage Doors & More, we specialize in residential sectional garage doors. We install thousands of doors a year on homes in North Carolina. Some of these doors are for local area home builders. When homeowners are buying a new home, they sometimes get caught up in other areas that often take precedence over their new garage door. In many cases, it seems to not be that important at all. Why would I make this claim? Very often, we see super nice homes with non-insulated or very low grade garage doors. Sometimes, we even see houses that are $400-$500k with no garage door openers installed. The buyers opt to install a low end home store special in hopes to save a few bucks.

    Non-Insulated Garage Doors

    This may seem like a harmless corner to cut when buying your new home, but it can mean quite a bit when you move in to your new place. Not only are non-insulated garage doors super noisy, but they actually create sweltering hot garages in the summer time. You see, most residential garage doors are steel. When they get direct sunlight, the door heats up and acts as a heating element. This creates for a very uncomfortable space. If you keep your garbage can in your garage, it makes for a very hot and smelly space. My recommendation, pay the extra to your builder for an insulated door.

    Low Grade Brands or Models

    You may have confidence in the new home that you are buying because it’s being constructed by a national builder, but you may need to take a closer look. When we started shopping our doors and services to national builders, we began to visit job sites to see what products that we had to sell against. When we looked at the offering of our competition, we started to get excited. We were appalled by the low grade products that were being installed on very nice homes. When we began reaching out to the builders, this seemed to be what they wanted. Cheap and easy to sell. Some of these products were built to sound good on paper, but are intentionally misleading buyers in to thinking that they are high quality.

    Cheating The Numbers

    A notorious brand that produces builder grade doors sells a product that has steel door sections that are only 1″ thick. Most single and double layer garage doors are 2″ think. This door is actually 1″ thick, but has a few supports built in that stick out at the top and the bottom. They use these supports as a way to claim that the door is 2.5% thick. 19″ of the 21″wide section is 1″ thick, yet they used the measurement on the braces as the section thickness, odd. The next oddity that we noticed was that the back of the door seemed like some type of paper. Most garage doors have sections that are steel on both sides or even vinyl on the backside, but this felt like some type of paper. I could go on about the spring system and other low grade parts, but I digress. When buying your new home, ask to see a sample of the door that you are buying and cost differences to step above the entry level.

    Installing Your Own Garage Door Motor

    It may seem like a good idea to pick up a garage door motor at a home store and not buy the motors offered by the builder. In my opinion, this is a mistake. Not only are most home store units very low grade, but many garage door companies will not warranty a door in which a customer has installed a motor after installation. Saving a few dollars now, could cost you big in the long run.

    Great garage door brands that many builders sell.

    • Pella Garage Doors
    • Amarr Garage Doors
    • CHI Garage Doors
    • Clopay Garage Doors
    • Haas Garage Doors
    • Hormann Garage Doors
    • Raynor Garage Doors

    Call us for fast and free quotes.

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    • Charlotte
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    • Harrisburg
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    • Indian Land
    • Kannapolis
    • Matthews
    • Fort Mill
    • Mint Hill
    • Mooresville
    • Mount Holly
    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Garage Door Coupon Specials

    repair coupons

    Garage Door Coupon Specials

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    The Best Coupons For Your Project

    In today’s blog post, I’d like to examine many of the coupons that garage door companies offer in their advertising campaigns. I’ll break these out in to sections based on the most common. I’d like to say right up front how utterly useless some of these coupons really are. That’s why you will see that Garage Doors & More doesn’t offer many of them.

    Garage Doors

    Let’s start with the most useless of them all. The ole’ $100 off a single door, or $200 off a double door coupon. These coupons are utterly worthless. 1st of all, most people have zero idea what a new garage door even cost, so giving them a dollar amount off means nothing. It just leaves so much room for shady door guys to add the coupon value to the quote, so they can knock it back off later. That’s why we put our installed prices right in to our ads.

    Garage Door Springs

    This could be the shadiest of all ads and pitches in our industry. Many door companies advertise online and when you call them that their springs are $89 each. Here’s the big secret, they don’t mention that there is a service call and an installation fee once they arrive. What some of the worst companies also fail to mention is that when you need your garage door opener limits and forces reset to work well with your new spring system that you will incur even more labor charges.

    Tune Ups

    It would be great if the public had awareness to keep their garage doors in great working order like they do their cars. Maybe our very own pitchman like Mr. Goodwrench. Right now, it’s just a pipedream. Most homeowners give their door systems little attention until they are in serious need of TLC. However, there are a few that take preventive measures and get their scheduled maintenance as suggested by door and opener manufacturers. For these diligent few, coupons for tune ups may come in handy. What we have found on many occasions is that these $49 to $59 tune up offers are not all inclusive. In most cases, the service call fee of as much as $89 exceeds the cost of the tune up itself. That great deal of a $59 tune up winds up being north of $150 due to the fine print. Call the company before scheduling. Get the name of the person answering the calls and ask some clarifying questions.

    General Repairs

    When it comes to reputable door companies, these coupons are generally a good value. Companies like ours use a standard price sheet that we quote labor and parts prices from and we have no issue showing the customer exactly how we arrived at a price. I would just be wary about any coupons with a huge face value over $50. We tried higher amounts in the past while building our company and those amounts can’t be sustained while keeping reasonable every day prices. Get a free service call here.

    Garage Door Openers

    Before embarking on a rant about garage door openers, I will have to admit that I’ve crossed the line here myself on my garage door opener coupon offers. I don’t think that offering garage door opener prices without labor is the best way of doing business, but our response doubles when we offer an opener at a low price with fine print of, “Installation Extra”. Now, if you look on this site today, you will see opener prices and those include professional installation. Since we don’t sell parts to the public for DIY installation, it just makes little sense to not include the labor. When it’s not included, the price is pretty much arbitrary anyway. A $219 opener with a travel fee and installation is often up to $400. Why go through the pains of trying to explain that away. No need, just offer a great all-inclusive price on your site! See our opener specials here.

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Should I Repair or Replace my Garage Door?

    Garage Doors Weddington, NC

    Should I Repair or Replace my Garage Door?

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    This is a question that we get quite a lot from our customers. Many homeowners have garage doors that still look fine, but they are in need of maintenance or repairs. These are some of the issues that we run in to and a little insight that may help you make the best choice for your home.

    Bent Door Section(s)

    A typical garage door is made up of 4 or 5 door panels depending on the height of the door. Quite often, door panels can be damaged but the rest of the door is in perfect working order. In some cases, door replacement is the only option because manufacturers sometimes discontinue product lines. It comes as a shock to some, but garage door panels are not interchangeable between manufacturers and other models, even within the same product line. Our rule of thumb is that if you damage more than 1 panel, then it is often best to buy a new door. The reason is simple. The cost difference in those panels and a new door system is insignificant with many models. There are exceptions, but only in more high end door lines. Panels are often damaged by sitting the door down on an object or the door has not been maintained well causing stress to the top panel. Check out this page to learn more about  preventative maintenance.

    Broken Garage Door Spring

    A broken garage door spring can be quite a hassle.These springs often break when you are leaving home for work or coming in from an exhausting day. While a broken spring is the signal that your door has some wear, it’s not the death knell for your door system. More times than not, we recommend a spring and roller replacement package. The average lifespan for a garage door spring is 10,000 cycles. A cycle is your door opening and closing 1 time. Your rollers are rated for the same number of cycles. A spring replacement plus a lube and tune on your door and opener should have you up and running for another 5-7 years with proper maintenance. We recommend that you have preventative maintenance performed on your door every 6 months. If you already have a broken spring, check out our garage door spring page. It will give you tips on replacing your spring the right way.

    Garage Door Opener Malfunction

    When properly maintained, garage door openers can last quite a long time. We have replaced garage door motors that were more than 30 years old. In some cases, these openers were still operational. The motors were only updated because the user wanted a system that had improved safety options, keyless entry systems and technology that allowed the user to open their door using a phone app.

    Many homeowners that call our office don’t realize it, but garage doors and openers are generally manufactured by separate companies and have different life cycles. A garage door opener on the fritz is no indication that your door should be replaced. If you have an opener that is giving you trouble, call your local garage door company and they will be able to repair or replace the unit without having to bear the expense of a new door.

    Have a question regarding a different door repair? Just comment below. I would love to help!

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    How to Choose a New Roll Up Garage Door

    How to Choose a New Roll Up Garage Door

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    When you are trying to choose a new type of garage door, you have a number of different decisions to make. You have to think about the style, the materials, and the type of garage door opener you want to use. One of the most popular styles on the market is the roll up garage door. Let’s look at some of the things that you will need to consider when you are choosing a new door.

    Style of the Door

    One of the first things to consider is the style of the door. The doors have a variety of different options and materials available, and it should be possible to find a good color for just about any need. Always look at the overall style of the door to make sure it will really work with the rest of the aesthetics of the home. It could take some time to find the appropriate solution, but you will be happy that you put in the time to find the right choice.

    Insulation

    Another thing to consider is the amount of insulation that the door offers. Because it has more segments, there is always the chance that it could be difficult for these doors to ensure proper insulation. Consult with the manufacturers, and look for reviews of the actual doors to see what people say about them.

    Using an Opener

    What type of opener will work best with the roll up door? Overhead openers are typically the best choice, so make sure you have room in your garage for one of these before you buy it. In some cases, you may opt for a manual garage door instead. However, these really do tend to be less convenient.

    Benefits of Roll Up Garage Doors

    It is understandable that you want to choose a roll up garage door for your property, as they have a number of advantages that help to make them a nice choice. They have started to become very popular in both the commercial and residential field in the past couple of years for these very reasons.

    The doors are highly durable, as long as you are buying the best quality doors you can find. They tend to use high quality steel, which can help them stand up to rough environmental conditions. They are also durable enough to last through many years of daily usage. The doors have a reputation of lasting longer than other varieties as well, so even if you were to spend a bit more on them now, it could mean savings over the life of the door. They are easy to use whether you have an automatic opener or you are opening them manually.

    Of course, one of the greatest benefits is that the doors actually look great and they can continue looking great for years to come. They can complement your business or your home nicely. You can get them to match your home without much trouble. Maintaining the doors is also quite easy. Cleaning is simple, and you can even remove scratches with some simple buffing. Since garage doors tend to take a beating over the years, it’s nice to know that you can keep them in good physical condition without too much trouble.

    Take Your Time Choosing the Door

    You have a large number of choices in front of you. Some will be perfect for your needs, and others will not. It is important that you take your time when you are making your decision. This lets you learn more about the options you have available so you can choose the one that’s best for you.

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door Prices

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    Garage Door Prices

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    In my office, we take a dozen phone calls a day from prospective customers interested in a price on a new garage door. In many cases, the customer has very little information about their current garage door configuration and what they want in a new door. However, they want a price.

    I have decided to write this blog to help customers save time by doing a little homework before making calls. This information is not a substitute for having a professional do the take-off and giving you a thorough product demonstration, but can be used more as a guide to setting budgets and weeding out the pretenders when you make the calls.

    Choosing a Company

    In the opinion of many, a garage door is a commodity and lowest price is king. I can see how this opinion could be formed, but there are many inside our industry that see this very differently. Personally, I feel that there are a lot of great manufacturers on the market with strong products. The truth is that most manufacturers have flagship doors and the rest of the offerings are not nearly as strong. To get the very best value in a new door, I think it’s super important to invite a select few dealers in to your home, so that you can see a sample of the product and get a feel for their company.

    What to look for

    The great thing about the internet for consumers is that most reputable companies have reviews and product information online. Companies like Angie’s List compile reviews from real homeowners that have had work done by properly vetted contractors. These reviews can’t be bought or faked. Just like most home improvement industries, the garage door business is full of fly by night outfits and full out thieves. Save yourself the headaches and find those 3rd party review services and ask companies for references. Any reputable outfit will have a list of happy customers willing to help you make a great choice.

    Price vs Value

    Last week, I decided to take a trip to North Myrtle Beach, SC. When I got online to look for a room, there were rooms as high as $350 a night and others as low as $25 a night. I chose to stay at the Marriott at Grand Dunes. This is one of the higher end resorts in the area. To me, I wasn’t looking for a cheap room. I wanted to stay at a hotel that provided me with great service and a positive experience. This is exactly what I got. When it comes to service companies, you can get the Red Roof or The Ritz Carlton. The real upside is that in our industry, The Ritz doesn’t necessarily cost you any extra. The difference is not only better products, but the difference in the overall experience can be huge. For many of us, dedication to great service is the number one priority. So, when shopping for a garage door, do the research and find a highly service oriented company. Listen, anyone can be positive and upbeat until they have your money. What counts is how a company conducts themselves when a problem arises. This is what separates the wheat from the chaff, The Ritz from The Red Roof.

    Give us a call for a repair or new door in the Charlotte area. 

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    5 Reasons to Install an Insulated Garage Door

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    Top 4 Reasons to Install an Insulated Garage Door

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Garage doors that are insulated can be your answer to the large temperature swings that we experience here in North Carolina. Insulated garage doors use layers of material with a space in between that’s filled with an insulating material. With an insulating material, you can expect to increase the R-value of your garage door. The “R” means the resistance level to heat flow and is indicative of how well-insulated the barrier is to outside temperatures. This helps make your garage a nicer environment overall. With an insulated garage door installation, you’ll get the best product to make your garage a nicer place to be, especially during the cold winter months. In addition to making your garage area cozy and warm, there are a list of several other benefits an insulated garage door can provide.

    Today, we’ll highlight the top 4 reasons to install an insulated garage door and what you should be looking for in the best products available today.

    1. Insulated Garage Doors Make Less Noise

    All garage doors make noise when they are opening and closing. As the garage door ages, various components wear down and can produce squeaks, rumbling, or thumping noises. This can be due to a variety of issues such as the track mechanism, rollers, or springs.

    Another noise culprit is the panels themselves. With a lightweight door, the panels can create a lot of noise when opened and closed. Insulated garage doors provide an excellent sound-dampening barrier against noises in the panels and can lessen the noises coming from excessive vibration due to their weight.

    2. Insulated Garage Doors Provide Better Protection

    Insulated garage doors provide a much better level of protection for your vehicle and other stored items in your garage. Especially with the freezing winter temperatures we receive in North Carolina, an insulated garage door will make a profound impact on keeping temperatures at a more tolerable range.

    In addition, insulated garage doors tend to be heavily constructed, with added layers of protection against elements like rain and heat. Rather than having huge temperature swings inside your garage through the seasons, an insulated garage door helps to normalize conditions—creating a more pleasant environment for you and your belongings. This protection also applies to the components of your garage door system that aren’t subject to extreme weather. An increase in protection could mean that these components will typically have a longer lifespan.

    3. Insulated Garage Doors Are More Energy Efficient

    One of the best reasons to install an insulated garage door is that it increases the overall energy efficiency of your home. Most homes’ garages are not heated and many aren’t even well-insulated. This can create a cold or hot zone right on the other side of the wall from your living space.

    Many garage entrance doors into your home don’t provide much in the way of insulation, making those temperatures affect the condition of your home. This makes your air conditioning have to work harder to heat or cool the space adjacent to your garage and could lead to higher utility bills.

    Conversely, having an insulated garage door provides an energy-efficient barrier to better normalize the temperatures within the space. Even just a few degrees of difference in heating and cooling costs can have a dramatic impact over time. This means that within a relatively short time frame, your new insulated garage door can literally pay for itself in energy savings.

    4. Insulated Garage Doors Add Durability

    Insulated garage doors have a more involved construction process with multiple layers being used to create the finished product. This creates a more durable door than a standard single-layer garage door. With an insulated garage door, you have a dense layer of insulation sandwiched between the metal sheets being supported by the garage door’s frame.

    This layering is what increases the overall durability of the garage door. With an uninsulated garage door, you’ll typically just have a thin metal over a metal frame. We’ve all experienced how easy it is to dent doors like these. Insulated garage doors provide a little more muscle behind the outer shell, which helps them stand up better to everyday life and look better, longer.

    Start Your Garage Door Installation Project

    Are you ready for a new garage door installation? Our team of professionals take the time to get to know the unique drivers for our customers looking at insulated garage doors. We’ll review your current conditions, recommend the best products to meet your expectations, and we’ll provide you with a better, more efficient garage door in no time.

    Schedule a free consultation with our online scheduler, call us at 704-397-3002, or simply fill out our contact form and a member of our team will reach out shortly.

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Amarr Garage Doors

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    Amarr Garage Doors

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Made in the USA

    For over 60+ years, Amarr Garage Doors has been a leader in both the residential and commercial garage door systems. They strive to provide a quality product, great service and boast several patents to their credit. They offer a wide selection of Overhead Doors that are manufactured in the USA along with several lines of Garage Door Openers such as Liftmaster and Linear. Amarr Garage Doors also offer the Safe Guard safety system on most of their doors which helps to reduce finger and hand injuries. If you have ever gotten a hand or finger stuck in a door section, you realize how important this pinch resistant system is.

    The Doors

    Like most garage door manufacturers, Amarr Garage Doors has many designs and styles to choose from in an array of budgets. From the traditional raised panel door to custom wood doors, Amarr has something for everyone. The only type of door that they do not carry is a composite door. There are other manufactures like Haas Garage Doors that offer this type of Garage Door. We choose to sell Amarr doors for the quality and selection they offer as well as the ease of acquiring their product. I believe Amarr Garage Doors’ claim to fame is their Classica Carriage style garage door. With its 3 panel design versus the standard 4 panel door, it lends the look of a more authentic carriage house garage door without the price of a true wood carriage door. Amarr Garage Doors come in both non insulated doors for the budget conscious consumer or non-standard applications and insulated doors for the more energy conscious consumer. These insulated models come in both polystyrene and polyurethane with R-Values that range from 6.48 to 19.40. All Amarr doors come with the patented SafeGuard Pinch Protection system.  This is a unique way that Amarr has designed their door panels and hinge system which keeps doors from pinching a homeowners fingers in the event that you have to operate the door manually.

    Availability of Parts and Maintenance

    Unlike some other Garage Door companies, Amarr Garage Doors has chosen to stick with open source garage door parts which makes it much easier to find replacement parts or sections. Also, in some cases where the garage door has a damaged panel, it may be an option to just replace that damaged panel versus having to purchase an entire new garage door. This helps to save the customer $, which is everyone’s goal. Call us for fast quotes and installations in the entire Charlotte and Raleigh areas including Upstate, SC.

    See my post here on how to measure for a new garage door. Learn more, shop smart!

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    Not in the Charlotte area, and need a new garage door? Visit our Amarr Garage Door door designer. You can build and buy a new commercial or residential garage door online.

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Overhead Door Company

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    Overhead Door Company

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Where the company started, and who they are today.

    In 1921, the founder of the Overhead Door Company, C. G. Johnson, invented the upward lifting door. A few years later, in 1926, he invented the garage door opener. This was the birth of an industry. Since then, Overhead Door Company has grown a network of over 450 local branches. At these branches, the company installs and repairs residential garage doors. In addition to the residential market, many local branches have commercial departments that sell and service commercial doors and dock equipment. In 1996, Overhead Door Company was sold to Tokyo-based Sanwa Holdings.

    The Doors

    Overhead Door Company produces a line of quality garage doors with a lot of variety. I also see many Overhead Door Dealers, like us, that supply several different product lines. There is a real up side to this because I have never seen one door manufacturer that has the best door for every application. For instance, when it comes to a steel carriage door I think that the Amarr Classica is the king of the hill. It has so many styles and color options that it’s hard to compete against….. that’s why we sell them. Another instance is energy efficient garage doors. Haas Door Company sells a high R-Value garage door that, in my opinion, tops the market for price value and quality.

    The Openers

    Sanwa Holdings has also ventured into the garage door opener market and acquired Genie Garage Door Openers. That’s why most of the garage door openers installed by Overhead Door dealers are rebrands of Genie Professional Models. Frankly, I’m not a huge fan of the Genie brand and many of their products. However, the Genie product line that is sold at Overhead Door Company locations are professional models that are of much higher quality than the low grade Genie openers sold at Home Stores. The gap missing from the Genie rebrand is no availability of residential jackshaft motors. That’s why our company offers the Liftmaster line of openers. Liftmaster has much more variety and innovation in it’s product offering that Genie just doesn’t measure up to.

    Repairs & Maintenance

    The best thing about the Overhead Door Company is that they have kept their parts offerings mostly traditional. What makes this advantageous is that standard parts are easy to obtain from many sources. Unlike companies such as Wayne Dalton, Overhead Door Company employs the use of standard torsion spring systems and hinges. These systems can be repaired by a skilled Do It Yourselfer or the most available garage door dealer. This allows customers to shop for the best repair deals available.

     

     

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    • Stanley
    • Waxhaw
    • Weddington
    • Rock Hill
  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Roll up Doors

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    Roll up Doors

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    Types of Roll up Doors, The Use, The Cost.

    When laymen use the term, “Roll up Door”, they are generally referring to a rolling sheet door, rolling steel door, or a rolling fire door. If you are looking for standard type residential door go here. What these rolling doors have in common is their ability to coil up in to a small unit above the garage door opening.Unlike most sectional doors, roll up doors do not have a horizontal track system. Keep in mind that when considering the use of a roll up door that they can not be installed in areas with low ceilings. Below, I will do my best to outline when uses of each roll up door type and help you to consider which door is best for your application.

    Rolling Sheet Doors

    Rolling sheet doors are generally found on mini warehouses and backyard sheds. The major difference in a sheet door and a rolling steel door is that the curtain on a sheet door is made of one piece of corrugated steel. Rolling sheet doors are best used in light applications. These doors can be configured to open and close by hand, with a chain hoist, or with a jackshaft opener. Liftmaster makes a residential jackshaft garage door opener that affordable and reliable. Due to their lighter weight, rolling sheet doors can be repaired by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer as long as you have access to the replacement parts. Of all rolling doors, sheet doors are by far the most inexpensive.

    Rolling Steel Doors

    At first glance, a rolling steel door looks pretty much the same as a sheet door. The difference is that the curtain on a rolling steel door is made up a series of metal slats. The slats on standard rolling steel doors are 22 gauge thick and can. Rolling steel doors also come in a variety of paints and finishes. These doors also come in insulated and non-insulated models. Many of our commercial customers use this type of roll up door in high security areas, or configure them on top of counter top as is often seen at pharmacies. These doors can be set up to operate with the use of a reduced drive chain hoist or with an Opener. Many of our rolling steel doors are installed with either a jackshaft or Hoist Operator. On a rolling steel door, the spring assembly is generally set up with counterbalance torsion springs that are enclosed in a steel tube. Due to this, and the overall hefty nature of these doors it’s generally best to leave most repairs to rolling steel doors to a professional.

    Rolling Fire Doors

    Rolling fire doors are generally used in areas to separate spaces in the event of a fire. A rolling fire door is very similar to a rolling steel door yet it carries a fire rating. It is not opened and closed on a regular basis like a standard door. The door is the for the express purpose of a fire stop. These doors can be set up to close a few different ways . Many of our installs are configured with a fusible link. A fusible link is a piece of metal that is  attached between two cables that hold the door in an open position. The fusible link is made to melt at 165 degrees fahrenheit. Once the link melts, the door drops and closes off a specific area. These doors can also be made to drop with the use of an alarm system. When it comes to repairs or installations of fire doors it’s always best to leave this to a professional. The attempt to rig doors to work temporarily and use nonstandard parts is never and good practice with a fire door. In many businesses, a Fire Marshall will visit your facility on an annual basis to confirmed that the door has been drop tested. Of all of the types of rolling doors these are the most expensive. Not just to install, but  fire doors have the highest long term cost to own.

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door, Garage Door Opener

    Wayne Dalton Garage Door

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    Wayne Dalton Garage Door

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

     

    Wayne Dalton Repair and Replacement

    Many folks are going to find this blog post because they have an issue with their garage door or opener. You may have found the Wayne Dalton name on your door and headed to the web to look for answers. You may find them here, but then again, you may just find me belly aching over a product line that I’m not particularly impressed with. In the garage door industry, the woods are full of garage door manufacturers that produce a quality product. The best door for one user may not be great for someone else. It’s all about application. However, I’ve yet to run across a Wayne Dalton Door that was manufactured in recent years that I would install on my home. I will say however that our commercial department has repaired many Wayne Dalton Commercial products that seemed pretty decent.

    Some Builders Are Really Cheap!

    Many garage doors that we repair were installed by national home builders. These builders generally worry about cost first and foremost. That’s why these large home builders set up national deals with companies like Wayne Dalton. It’s all about the dollar, and not so much about user experience or product life. In defense of Wayne Dalton, when asked to cut margins to make deals, you must produce a product that is still profitable. You get what you pay for. When the homes are built, many homeowners care most about the look of the home. Lighting, bath fixtures, landscaping, etc are the biggest areas of concern. The garage doors are an afterthought. That is, until things start to go wrong!

    The Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Spring

    The Torquemaster is a spring assembly designed by Wayne Dalton that employs the use of a small tube that covers very small torsion springs. This is somewhat like a commercial rolling steel door. However, the use of plastic and extremely low gauge steel springs has made the system a real miss for many homeowners. That aside, here’s the kicker. When a customer has a standard torsion spring on their door they can choose to fix a broken spring or cables themselves. If not, they can call pretty much any garage door company that they choose. This allows customers to shop for the best deal, and in many cases, they have to find someone in a hurry. When it’s time for work, your spring is broken and the car is stuck in the garage, you need service now. However, when you have a Wayne Dalton Torquemaster spring assembly you are at their mercy. You can only buy replacement parts from Wayne Dalton. I’ve personally waited for 3 weeks for a replacement spring to arrive for one of our customers. That was the last time that I ever ordered a spring from them. Our company, and may others, have now built packages around the conversion of these spring systems. The conversions can be configured to provide a lifespan up to 5 times the life of a standard 10k cycle Torquemaster spring. The best part is that the cost difference is minimal, if any at all.

    The Wayne Dalton I-Drive

    When the I-Drive was released, it was seen by many as being very innovative. The opener could be used used in many applications that a standard garage door opener just won’t work. However, not long after the release we began to get a lot of service calls to repair these I-Drives. To date, the I-Drive has been discontinued by Wayne Dalton. Our local branches in the Charlotte, NC or Raleigh area does not carry replacement parts. Luckily, in recent years, Liftmaster has released an opener that fills the gap nicely. The Liftmaster 8500 will give a customer a great alternative to the I-Drive. The catch is that if you have a Torquemaster spring assembly the 8500 is not dice. The 8500 is only compatable with a torsion spring assembly. There is another great opener made by Sommer that can be used in place of the I-Drive no matter the existing spring assembly. However, you will have to obtain a conversion kit to install the opener on the top of your horizontal track. These openers are super quiet, and have a lifetime warranty out of the box.

    New Installations

    I’m sure that many local areas have Wayne Dalton dealerships with wonderful staff that will treat you well. Our local area Wayne Dalton has a nice group of quality people. If you have an eye on a Wayne Dalton door, I can personally put you in touch with the right person in their office. I would just advise that you stay away from their builder grade models. You’ll thank me later if you buy a door that is at least 1-3/8” thick. I would also recommend that you buy a door that is at least 25 gauge or thicker. Be advised that a nominal 25 gauge door is really a 26 gauge door, and a 26 gauge door is paper thin and flimsy. I’ve run across their builder grade doors that I could easily puncture and others that were falling apart in my hands.

    Repairs

    There is no reason to replace a door or opener only in need of minor repairs. I would highly recommend that you shop with local dealers to convert your torquemaster assembly to a standard high cycle torsion system. Companies like ours do so with a lifetime spring warranty. It’s pretty much the same cost as replacing one of your Torquemaster springs. If you have an I-Drive on the fritz, I would call a local dealer that sells Liftmaster or Sommer openers. They will be able to provide you an opener that will nicely replace a broken down I-Drive.

    In North and South Carolina, our company provides garage door installation and repairs. We also provide parts and repair services. However, our blog is mostly frequented by those not located in our service area. Leave a comment below, and I will be glad to help assist you with a referral to someone that can provide parts for your Wayne Dalton repairs if that is what you need.

     

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Garage Door Pricing

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    Garage Door Pricing

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    What Does a New Door Cost?

    When it’s time to replace their garage door many homeowners have no idea what it might cost to upgrade their old garage door or opener. Although I can’t give the cost of every garage door in every configuration, I can give a person in the market for a garage door an idea of what they may be up against. For a customer that wants to save money it is very important to have the right information before starting to shop.

    Door Size

    The most important variable in garage door pricing depends upon the garage door size. Pull a measurement of the width of the garage door, and then the height. Most double car garage doors are either 16′ or 18′ wide, and 7′ or 8′ tall. There are other non standard sizes, but these are the most common. In a single car garage door the widths are generally 8′, 9′, or 10′ wide with the same 7′ or 8′ heights as the double car garage door. When determining the size, it is important to measure the size of the opening, and not the existing door panels.

    Choose Your Door Material

    After you have your door size, you should now choose your door material. The most popular of which are steel, wood, and composite. Steel doors are the most common and economical, composite doors are beautiful and low maintenance, but very pricey, and wood doors are very stylish and versatile, but can be quite expensive and hard to maintain.

    Insulated or Non-Insulated

    Next, you will need to choose if your door needs to be insulated or non insulated. This will generally add from $180-$250 to the cost of a standard door, but this cost can be easily recouped through energy savings. An insulated door is also quieter than a non insulated door, and comes with improved warranties. In some cases, detached garages and workshops are not always necessary to insulate.

    Windows or No Windows?

    Last, you will need to determine if you would like your door to come with a row of glass. Decorative glass is a great way to add curb appeal to your home at a low cost, but is not in favor of some due to security issues. The cost of adding windows to a garage door varies from as low as $75.00 to upwards of $300 for some higher end options.

    At Garage Doors & More, we can help you through the buying process. We have double car garage doors from $449.00, and we back all of our prices with a lowest in the region guarantee.

    Give us a call for a no hassle quote. We have most standard sizes and configurations in stock, and we do same day installations in most cases if you book by 12 noon. We now have locations in North Carolina and South Carolina to serve you.

     

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Garage Door Cable Repair

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    Garage Door Cable Repair

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    If you need a quick garage door cable repair, give us a call at Garage Doors & More. Our trucks are stocked with materials to get your door up and running in no time. If you have a door small door that requires If you have a car stuck in your garage, don’t worry. We are available 24 hrs a day, and we have the fastest response times available. You can trust your local experts to get your garage door cable repaired right the 1st time. Call now to book a service call, or stop by one of our showrooms.

    The Facts About Torsion Spring Cables

    Replacing garage door cables can be a pretty unsafe job. The cables are connected to the cable drums at the top and bears the force of your garage door torsion springs. Trying to put a cable back on the cable drum with out proper training has cost more than a few homeowners serious injuries. Your garage door cables are under high tension. Here are a few safety tips if you do have a broken garage door cable issue.

    • Do not touch the cable or drums due to cable frays.
    • Do not tamper with the bottom fixtures.
    • Do not cut the cables to secure the door.
    • Stay back away from the door as it may come out of the track.

    The rules stated above are a good reason to call a professional. Touching a frayed cabled can cause cuts on your hands, and frayed cable makes for a compromised situation. As stated above, do not touch the bottom fixtures. They are loaded by the force of the springs. The cable is also spring loaded and can act as a whip if cut, and this can cause very serious injuries. Last, it’s best to not use the garage door opener, and stay away from the door. We have often seem very simple fixes turn in to very serious damage to the door and personal property. Leave this job to a professional.

    Why did this happen?

    In many cases, the garage door cable only comes off of the drums for a few reasons. Often, foreign objects get under the garage door that are not seen by the photo sensors on your garage door opener. Examples of this are often skateboards that are lower that the safety eyes, and car bumper which are higher than the sensors. These foreign objects cause slack in the door cables, and the cables come off of the drums as a result. Other times, improper maintenance of the garage door is the cause of the problem, and adjustment is needed. (To adjust garage door cables takes expertise in spring adjustment). Over time, garage door springs lose tension, and this will also cause slack in the cables, resulting in a breakdown. Overall, maintenance of your garage door and garage door opener will keep cables issues to a minimum. Events will happen when things get under your door, and generally, I have very little advise for that…… mistakes will be made.
    Maintenance Ensures Safe Performance

    Usually the largest moving part in your home or business, a garage door requires maintenance just like any major appliance. We provide preventive garage door maintenance to check your doors and openers on a regular basis. Our services ensure optimal performance, efficiency and safe operation from your garage door and any related openers or parts. We can provide expert service for residential or commercial garage door, no matter what brand or model. Our technicians can care for your garage door installation with replacement parts, sections, hardware, tracks, openers and all the tools required for the job.

    Contact us online or call our office for super fast repair service in the Charlotte and Raleigh areas.

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  • Hi, I'm Tisha Broome. I'm one of the owners here at Presto. I'm an expert in helping clients choose the right garage door, garage floor and gutter system. I can also help you with all of your repair and maintenance needs. You can text me with any questions. I typically respond in less then 15 minutes during normal business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

  • Terry Caldwell
  • Hi, I'm Terry Caldwell. I've been a member of the Presto Team since 2015. I've been working with clients to choose their perfect product solution since 2018. Before that, I was our lead garage door installer and then our lead repair technician. I can help you find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Feel free to text me your questions. I typically respond in less than 15 minutes during business hours. I'm available to speak by phone, email or by video call if you'd like me to see the visual details of your project.

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    Garage Door

    Garage Door Energy Efficiency

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    The Benefits of Installing an Energy-Efficient Garage Door

    BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER

    When you consider all of the exterior doors and windows in your home that can be opened, the garage door is almost certainly the largest—and probably by a significant amount. It needs to be big enough to easily get your vehicles in and out of the garage, but this large opening can also present an energy efficiency problem. That’s because the outside air gets inside quite easily, whether it’s the hot air of summer or the cold air of winter, destabilizing the temperature of the air inside of the garage.
    Even when the garage door is closed, air can seep in when the door isn’t appropriately insulated or professionally installed. If the garage is attached to your home, then the air in the garage can travel through the doorway to your living area and cause your home to become less energy efficient. An insulated garage door, though, will reduce the transfer of air from the outside to the inside to reduce its impact on the temperatures inside of the house.

    Read on as we share more benefits of an energy-efficient garage door. If you’re already in the market for a new garage door, we offer attractive options with hyper-efficient thermal insulation. To see what’s right for your needs, you can book a no-pressure, virtual consultation online or give us a call at (704) 895-1006.

    More Benefits of Insulated Garage Doors

    An insulated door comes with many benefits, including the following.

    1. Many people use their garages as a place to work on their vehicles or as a workshop, or as a workout room to exercise. So, it’s important to have temperatures managed for comfort. An insulated garage door will allow you to reduce the fluctuations in temperature.
    2. Sometimes, the garage is located underneath a room in your home. If so, then hot or cold air could travel through the garage’s ceiling, having an unwanted effect in the room above, which can then spread to other nearby rooms. When you install a garage door that’s well insulated, the temperatures in the garage will be more stable. This in turn will lessen its impact on the room located above the garage, helping with your home’s overall energy efficiency.
    3. Insulated doors for garages tend to be quieter with fewer vibrations, helping to minimize overall noise at the home.
    4. Plus, insulated garage doors tend to have a more attractive interior—and we have countless options to choose from that are also appealing on the exterior, each of which will add real curb appeal to your home.

    R-Values

    Many manufacturers use R-values to measure the energy efficiency of their doors, which is a number that’s calculated by the thickness of the insulation and its chemical properties. It doesn’t, though, factor in the door’s construction, so note that the R-value is only a partial answer. You may have heard that a garage door should have an R-value of at least 10. The higher the number, the better the insulation value.

    Compare the value of “10” to the R-value of our Infinity Traditional Collection, which comes with triple-layer construction that combines the strength of steel with state-of-the-art CFC-free polyurethane thermal efficiency. It’s no surprise, then, that this is our most energy-efficient garage door—one that comes with an R-value of up to 19.40. Because of its interior wind load reinforcement system, this door can withstand up to Category 3 hurricane winds up to speeds of 130 mph.

    At Presto Garage & Gutter, we only offer the best products, which doesn’t translate into the cheapest. There is another key benefit of installing a quality garage door, though: its exceptionally high ROI.

    Garage Door ROI

    BobVila.com discusses how you can benefit from a solid return on investment (ROI) when installing a new garage door. In fact, in Remodeling magazine’s 2019 Cost Versus Value Report, a garage door replacement is the top remodeling project when looking at ROI, coming in at an impressive 97.5%.

    In another study, 70 percent of real estate professionals were surveyed and agree that a new garage door can add $8,000 to $14,000 to a home’s sales price. Plus, besides selling for more money, a new garage door can help a home to sell more quickly. So, whether you intend to stay in your home and enjoy the energy efficiency and curb appeal of a new garage door—or to benefit from this upgrade by securing a better sales price, more quickly—new garage doors are an excellent way to improve a home.

    Installation Matters

    You can choose a garage door that is rated well for energy efficiency but, if it isn’t properly installed, you won’t get the optimal benefits. For example, if the door is installed in a way that creates significant gaps between the surrounding garage walls, this will allow plenty of air leakage to take place. When the door is properly installed, the technician will make sure that all fits well with the appropriate seals, hardware, and more used to maximize energy efficiency.

    Presto Uses In-House Installers

    We’re one of the region’s few companies that, rather than subcontracting out garage door installations, we use actual employees—and the difference is extraordinary. Because we use employees only, this gives us greater quality control, including with the scheduling of projects.

    Presto hires only the top 1% of applicants, hiring for talent and attitude alike. Our technicians need to be friendly and courteous, reliable and punctual. We then put each new employee through a rigorous training program, one that lasts about six months. Plus, each employee specializes. Those that install garage doors only install garage doors. This specialization allows them to become the absolute best at what they do.

    When a Presto installer arrives at your home, you know you’ve got the cream of the crop working on your project. You won’t find installers in the Charlotte area that have more knowledge, experience, and skill.

    Additional Reasons to Choose Presto Garage & Gutter

    We offer top quality energy-efficient garage doors with environmentally safe thermal insulation to ensure that you benefit from the maximum in efficiency. We use premium parts, installed by well trained and carefully vetted employees who follow our proven processes.

    When you’re ready to explore possibilities for your new door, we offer an in-depth, no pressure design consultation. We will help you to create a fully customized choice that fits your needs, wants, taste, and budget. Our company is fully insured and, at Presto Garage & Gutter, you can count on the most comprehensive protection and guaranteed garage door warranty.
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