Garage doors have come a long way in terms of style, material, and availability. And with the varying options come varying degrees of strength and longevity – with some garage door options being more suited to certain climates and conditions than others. And with so many choices available, it can be hard to choose which garage door material is best for you and your home. That’s why we’re here to help! These are our top 5 long lasting garage door materials to consider for your Toronto home.
Steel is the most commonly used garage door material for a reason! Nothing says durability quite like steel. Add in their ease of maintenance and variety of styles/textures and you’ve got a valuable investment that’s hard to beat. Not only is it reasonably priced, but due to its poor ability to conduct heat it can also aid in energy savings. Just make sure you choose a mid to top level quality steel that can withstand impacts.
When it comes to sophistication, you can’t go wrong with a wooden garage door. This garage door material offers top tier security, an enhanced and unique aesthetic to your home, and it’s a renewable resource! Because wood is also a natural insulator, it can even improve the energy efficiency of your home. As long as these types of garage doors are regularly maintained, they will be able to stand the test of time – in durability and in look.
Aluminum is an excellent garage door material that boasts long-lasting finishes. It can even be customized with a faux wood texture or incorporated with glass. This lightweight material is perfect for coastal or humid areas thanks to its rust resistant qualities.
Wood composite garage doors are made from recycled wood fibers and have the looks and texture of polished wood. This material is eco-friendly and requires little maintenance with more resistance to destructive elements. The main components of a wood composite garage door are plastic, wood fiber, and a binding agent such as glue. The benefits of wood composite garage doors include:
Behind each long lasting garage door is the material used to manufacture it. When deciding on a material, it is best to consider where you live so that you don’t have to go through maintenance every time harsh climatic conditions arise. Interested in your garage door material options? Contact us today! We can be reached at email@example.com or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).
New year, new garage? While you should always consider the weather when making exterior upgrades to your home – such as replacing the windows – certain renovations can still be done during the colder months. In fact, as long as there are no blizzards or gale-force winds to reckon with, replacing your garage door during the winter is perfectly fine! And even recommended if your current garage door is giving you trouble. Find out why!
Wintertime in Canada is no walk in the park. And while leaving your garage exposed to the elements for a short period seems counterintuitive, it’s far preferable to leaving a broken door in place for the season. When your garage door doesn’t seal tightly, there’s little protection from the damp and cold. This not only affects the garage, but the goods inside it as well. All that extra moisture can lead to mold, critters can enter the gaps, and the garage itself won’t be a comfortable place to be. You can prevent these and similar problems by making garage door installation a priority this winter.
If your garage door isn’t insulated, it’s probably bitter cold in the garage all winter long. This adversely affects your utility bills and comfort level as cold air leaks in through the wall that is separating the living space from the attached garage. Installing an insulated garage door in the winter helps keep the space more comfortable. While this is most significant if you use the garage as a hobby room, workshop, or home gym, it still helps to lower the cost of heating the rest of your house. Don’t put off these savings by waiting until spring to install your new garage door!
The new year is here and so is your new garage door! If you’re ready to install that beautiful, efficient garage door to protect your home and belongings from the Canadian winter, look to Adam’s Door Systems. We offer quality installation services of steel, aluminum, and wood garage doors in several styles that are sure to meet your needs. When you’re ready to schedule your garage door installation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).
Temperatures are dropping. Snow is falling. And it’s only a matter of time before we begin to see ice set in for the season. As a Winter enthusiast, the weather can be beautiful! But as a homeowner, you’ll want to watch out for ways the winter weather can affect your garage. Luckily, there are also actions you can take to prevent ice and snow from damaging your garage door.
The short answer – yes! Once your car is safely stored inside, you may not give much thought to how the weather outside can still affect other assets of your home. Specifically, your garage door. Below are just a few of the ways ice and snow can damage your garage door, and how you can prevent it.
You’re not the only one feeling the chill! Your garage door parts and mechanisms are also feeling those super low temps. The snowy and icy conditions can cause garage door frames to contract, while springs begin to lose their strength. In fact, broken springs are the most common issues homeowners face during the winter season. Having an insulated garage door and climate controlled interior can help battle the effects of freezing temperatures.
Most of us still open and close our garage doors throughout the Winter season. If snow has accumulated on your garage door while it is open, you must clear it away before closing it again. Otherwise, you run the risk of the door not fully closing or the weight of the snow damaging the door. Furthermore, water and snow can easily accumulate at the bottom of your garage door, causing it to freeze. If you find yourself with a frozen garage door, try to scrape the ice underneath, pour hot water, or use a small space heater to melt the ice. Avoid a frozen garage door by sweeping snow, ice, and water away from the base of your garage door.
The best way to keep your garage door running smoothly all year-round is to properly inspect and maintain its components! It’s recommended to check your garage door every three months by disconnecting the door opener and operating the door manually a few times. You can also invest in a weather resistant door that is built to withstand the effects of snow, ice and freezing temperatures.
Adam’s Door Systems has the expertise to figure out your winter garage door woes and provide you with affordable solutions. Contact us today! We can be reached at email@example.com or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).
Technology continues to make giant strides in relatively short amounts of time. As this technology continues to advance, so too do our homes. And yes – those advances can even include your garage. Check out our top garage gadgets for 2023 to ensure no part of your smart home is left behind in the new year!
In the market for a new garage door opener? The Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Door Opener works hand in hand with an app. Allowing you to open and close your garage door from anywhere. Not to mention the enhanced security with real-time alerts, ability to let in friends or families, and even create a guest access feature.
If you’re happy with your current setup, but would like to invite more ease into its operation, Chamberlain also makes the myQ Smart Garage Control. This wireless garage hub and sensor possesses WiFi and Bluetooth, and works with all leading brands of garage door openers. After a quick setup, your existing garage door opener is linked to the myQ app, and you can do all of the same things that the myQ smart garage door openers can do!
If your gadget is a space for hobbies, climate control is likely very high on your list. Paired with a compatible HVAC unit and an insulated garage, a smart thermostat can help you maintain a comfortable garage temperature from anywhere. Whether you’re keeping it warm in the Winter or cool in the Summer.
Most garages possess few windows, and lighting can leave something to be desired. Introducing a garage gadget that can brighten up the room, without sacrificing insulation. Chamberlain’s myQ Smart LED Light plugs into a standard outlet and can be mounted to a ceiling or wall and controlled through the myQ app. Schedule your garage light to go on and off from anywhere. PS: it even has motion detection!
There are so many ways to incorporate gadgets for a smart, trendy, and innovate garage space. Whether it’s a wirelessly controlled garage door opener, parking sensors, motion lights, or HVAC system. We’re here to help! Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).