Your garage door is an extremely valuable part of your home. Not only does it provide curb appeal and increase the value of your property, but it also serves several utility purposes. And while garage doors tend to last for years, there may come a time when you must decide to replace it. Perhaps it looks outdated, has begun to break down, or your personal needs have changed. We’ve put together some tips to help you decide if it’s time to replace your garage door.
If you consistently find yourself grumbling about frequent maintenance or annoying garage noise, it’s definitely a sign to replace your garage door. Over time, all that money and time spent on repairs and dissatisfaction can become quite costly. Not to mention the safety risks! Spend your money and time wisely by investing in a new garage door.
Your garage door is a pretty noticeable feature. If you find yourself looking at your garage and feeling as if it may look a bit…archaic…invest in a new one! Enhance your home’s appeal and property value, while simultaneously improving the reliability and security of your garage door. And remember, replacing an outdated door isn’t just for those of us selling our homes. It’s also important for personal satisfaction. Modern, state-of-the-art garage doors come in beautiful contemporary designs – picture stylish tinted glass windows with anodized aluminum frames.
Today’s garage doors are known for providing great insulation to keep the cold out and heat inside. Not to mention all the new built-in safety features – like automatic reversing and object sensors. If your garage door is lacking in what has now become the standard, it’s definitely a sign to replace your garage door.
Have you seen the signs? Beautify your home and increase its worth by installing a new garage door. If you’re ready to invest in replacing your garage door, feel free to contact us today. We can be reached at email@example.com or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).
The warm and sunny season of Summer has come again! Meaning it’s time to get outside and take care of those exterior maintenance projects. One project not to be missed from that list is taking care of your home’s garage door. Routine maintenance is not only essential for ensuring the door continues to function properly and safely. It is also paramount for enhancing the door’s curb appeal, and can even contribute to a more comfortable environment inside the garage. Here are our top Summer Garage Maintenance Tips!
Before cleaning or any other type of maintenance activities, you should first inspect your garage door and all of its hardware for any signs of excessive wear and tear. Take a good look around the tracks, springs and mounting hardware. Remember – the more you do this, the more likely you are to notice when something doesn’t look right. If anything appears broken, contact a professional so that it can be repaired safely.
Dirt and debris can easily accumulate on your garage door over the Winter. Use a mild mixture of detergent and water to remove any build-up on both sides of the door. This is also an excellent time to lubricate your garage door’s springs, rollers, and hinges to keep your door running smoothly and quietly. If your garage door is made of metal, this is also the time to remove rust.
Pro Tip: To really keep your garage door looking its best, Summer is also an excellent time to apply a fresh coat of paint! This will do more than improve the door’s appearance, it can also protect it from the winter elements to come! White or another light color are the best options, as these will reflect rather than absorb the summertime heat.
Now that you’ve taken care of the essentials, it’s time to look at other maintenance tasks that can be accomplished for a cozier summer. You may wish to install a ceiling fan or install a mini-split A/C unit. If you didn’t already, you could even declutter your garage as a way to improve airflow.
In the midst of your summer fun, don’t forget to give your garage a little TLC. And if you require additional help with your summer garage door maintenance, turn to Adam’s Door Systems. Whether you’re looking for a whole new garage door or in need of a repair, we have your back. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).
As all Canadians know, Winter can be quite a chilly time of year. While your garage may provide shelter from the snow, if it is not properly insulated your garage can contribute to increased energy bills and less protection from the elements. As Spring approaches, you may start considering how to improve your garage’s insulation for the upcoming Winter. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you get started!
Before beginning on any insulation projects, you should first find out where your garage may be vulnerable to escaping or entering air. Some common areas include:
Pro Tip: For a garage door, you want insulation with an R-value of at least 10.
Don’t want to fuss with DIY insulation techniques? Adams Door Systems has the largest selection of residential garage doors in the Greater Toronto Area. Our commitment to quality and energy efficiency means that you will have the best in garage door innovation, technology, and insulation. Contact us today for more information!