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Garage Door Buying Info A garage door is a large and important investment. The doors can account for one-third or more of the front exterior look of your home. The style of the proposed doors needs careful consideration. In addition, think about such things as insulation and the uses of your garage. Read on for more information regarding your purchase.   First, you need to determine the availability of space regarding the size of the garage door. Garage doors come in many sizes, so you’ll be sure to find the size you need.   Style is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make regarding your garage door installation process. Most people like to select a style that is complementary to the rest of the home’s exterior. Let’s consider some general options: A flush-paneled garage door is flat with panels of little texture. These doors can blend well with the surrounding walls of the garage door and can be used to deemphasize the look of the garage door itself. Raised panels give a sense of depth and uniqueness. This style is more apparent than the flush panels and can add to the exterior look of the house. Short-raised panels also provide depth. Some people decide to use two shades of color when painting this style of garage door to add accentuation. Another consideration is the composition of the garage doors. Most doors are made of either wood or steel. Wood garage doors provide you with more options because manufacturers are able to get a bit more creative with making designs in the wood more ornate. Steel garage doors tend to be more economically-priced than wood doors. Most manufacturers provide consumers with an array of color options. Alternatively, (as with wood doors) you can decide to paint the steel doors a color to match or complement your house. Do you want to have windows implemented into your garage doors? Windows can break the monotony of a plain-looking garage door. You can decide upon curved, square, rectangular, or arched windows.   In addition, steel doors may be single, double, or triple layered to make them more insulated, durable, and soundproof. These are important factors if you’re considering using your garage as extra ‘living space’ rather than a place to situate your car or other items. Garages can become a recreation room, workshop, play area, etc. With this in mind, it may provide the extra incentive to purchase a heavily-insulated door.
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All garage door openers manufactured and installed in the United States since 1982 are required to provide a quick-release mechanism on the trolley that allows for the garage door to be disconnected from the garage door opener in the event of entrapment. The quick-release handle should be mounted no higher than six feet from the ground. Homeowners should be familiar with this mechanism, because garage door springs can relax over time, and pulling the release could lead to a free-falling door. Garage door openers manufactured since 1982 are also required to reverse the garage door if it strikes a solid object.
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The first garage door opener remote controls were simple and consisted of a simple transmitter (the remote) and receiver which controlled the opener mechanism. The transmitter would transmit on a designated frequency; the receiver would listen for the radio signal, then open or close the garage, depending on the door position. The basic concept of this can be traced back to World War II. This type of system was used to detonate remote bombs. While novel at the time, the technology ran its course when garage door openers became widely available and used. Then, not only did a person open their garage door, they opened their neighbor’s garage door as well. While the garage door remote is low in power and in range, it was powerful enough to interfere with other receivers in the area.
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Welcome to Garage Doors Direct We offer state of the Art Overhead Garage Doors at Affordable prices. Our customer loyalty is not necessarily tied to just product quality, brand recognition, and service excellence. While those things matter, our customers place significantly greater emphasis on satisfaction with the sales experience itself when committing to Direct Garage Doors. Within the sales experience, our customers learn new ways to reduce operating expenses with our green products. Serving the US from over 200 distributor centers We don’t just point out what you already know. The value of a our knowledge, insights and unique capabilities are compelling reason for change. You can depend on widespread support from all our team members. Our team members would like to build a relationship with you and earn your customer loyalty. Save now on garage doors and get ready to transform the look of your home. Home design experts agree: replacing your garage door can instantly transform the look of your home, almost more than any other exterior improvement. Let us help you select the right garage door to enhance your home’s style. Trust us, your home will never look so good from the curb with one of our state of the art Garage Doors. We offer a Low Price Guarantee on all in-stock merchandise Just compare our total price—item price + tax (if applicable) + shipping&handling—to the total price of other Online stores. If you find a lower price, we will match the price and refund 10% of the difference. Call us at 1-877-357-Door today with your quote from a competitor. We will review the lower price while processing your order and make any necessary reductions before your order ships.
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The typical electric garage door opener consists of a power unit that contains the electric motor. The power unit attaches to a track. A trolley connected to an arm that attaches to the top of the garage door slides back and forth on the track, thus opening and closing the garage door. The trolley is pulled along the track by a chain, belt, or screw that turns when the motor is operated. A quick-release mechanism is attached to the trolley to allow the garage door to be disconnected from the opener for manual operation during a power failure or in case of emergency. Limit switches on the power unit control the distance the garage door opens and closes once the motor receives a signal from the remote control or wall push button to operate the door.
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As in an elevator, the electric motor does not provide most of the power to move a heavy garage door. Instead, most of door’s weight is offset by the counterbalance springs attached to the door. (Even manually operated garage doors have counterbalances; otherwise they would be too heavy for a person to open or close them.) In a typical design, torsion springs apply torque to a shaft, and that shaft applies a force to the garage door via steel counterbalance cables. The electric opener provides only a small amount of force to control how far the door opens and closes. In most cases, the garage door opener also holds the door closed in place of a lock.
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Welcome to Garage Doors Direct We offer state of the Art Overhead Garage Doors at Affordable prices. Our customer loyalty is not necessarily tied to just product quality, brand recognition, and service excellence. While those things matter, our customers place significantly greater emphasis on satisfaction with the sales experience itself when committing to Direct Garage Doors. Within the sales experience, our customers learn new ways to reduce operating expenses with our green products. Serving the US from over 200 distributor centers We don’t just point out what you already know. The value of a our knowledge, insights and unique capabilities are compelling reason for change. You can depend on widespread support from all our team members. Our team members would like to build a relationship with you and earn your customer loyalty. Save now on garage doors and get ready to transform the look of your home. Home design experts agree: replacing your garage door can instantly transform the look of your home, almost more than any other exterior improvement. Let us help you select the right garage door to enhance your home’s style. Trust us, your home will never look so good from the curb with one of our state of the art Garage Doors.
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Overview Clopay’s CLASSIC™ collection provides the traditional raised-panel style garage door in a wide range of construction and design options, allowing you to take the time-tested, classic garage door look and make it your own. To see an accurate image for uncommon garage door sizes, use our online QuickDraw tool. Construction Overview Short, long and flush panel steel garage doors. Durable steel garage doors available in 3, 2 or 1-layer construction. Insulation options include 2″ or 1-3/8″ Intellicore® polyurethane, 2″ or 1-3/8″ polystyrene or 1-5/16″ vinyl backed polystyrene insulation available. Insulated door R-values from 6.3 to 18.4. The steel skins are protected by the use of a tough, layered coating system, which includes a hot-dipped galvanized layer and baked-on primer and top coat. WINDCODE® reinforcement product available for high wind load applications. (Click for details) Learn more about CLASSIC™ collection construction. Design Overview Available in short and long raised panel design options. The three-layer Premium doors have a defined Elegant raised panel design. 14 factory finish paint colors available, including Standard White, Mocha Brown, Ultra-Grain® Classic Cherry Finish and more. A wide variety of window options are available, including decorative, architectural, and double-top window sections. Multiple glass options available including acrylic, insulated, frosted, seeded, rain and obscure. Window grilles are removable for easy cleaning. Learn more about CLASSIC™ collection design. Calculated door section R-value is in accordance with DASMA TDS-163.