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Can My Bent Garage Door Be Repaired or Fixed?

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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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    A Comprehensive Guide to Garage Doors

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    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 doorThese 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 DoorThis 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 DoorPicture 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 DoorThese 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 DoorPresto 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

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    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 consultationChoosing 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!

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    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. 

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    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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    Value vs. Price

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    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.

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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. 

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    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.

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    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! 

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    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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