Garage doors can be very good investments. Once you have bought a good quality garage door, you now possess a door that you can use for a very long time. Of course, you will need to take care of it so that it can reach and even surpass its expected lifespan. However, many people will agree that a good quality garage door can be pricey and most individuals who do not have the budget will go for the cheaper garage doors that are medium or low in quality.

While many people may frown upon buying used garage doors, it can actually be considered a good buy. Of course, its present state matters a whole lot and you should always check it if it can still be an effective garage door. It can only be considered a good buy if it still offers the characteristics of a good garage door.

Why Should I Buy A Second-hand Garage Door?

  1. You can get a good and fully-functional garage door for a very low price. Many homeowners that have replaced their garage doors for a variety of reasons may sell their old doors for much lower prices. There is a market for used garage doors and you can check out the available types of garage doors and designs.
  2. Used garage doors in the market look practically new! Every month or so, new designs and styles of garaged doors are released in the market and many homeowners that have a thing for the latest in home accessories will generally replace their old garage doors. Most used garage doors have only been used for a short time.
  3. The used garage doors in the market are fully functional and not damaged. Well, if there are damages, these are usually minor and are easy and cheaper to repair.

Purchasing used garage doors certainly has advantages, just keep in mind that the used garage door does not pose any hazard for you and your family.

Garage Door Making 101

June 21st, 2013 | Posted by in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Garage doors can be quite expensive and even the simplest design that is made from the cheapest materials may not be that affordable for people that simply do not have the budget. If you are in this boat, perhaps you would consider making your own garage door?

Actually, there are other reasons why people should consider building their own garage doors. Perhaps, they are very talented with wood or are skilled with metal and steel then creating a garage door can be a very easy and a satisfying project.

Imagine if you can build your own garage door with your own hands? It would be the ultimate custom-made garage door that you can brag about to your relatives and friends. So what are the things that you should consider when planning your custom-made garage door?

  • Measure your garage and know how much material you will need for your garage door.
  • Decide on what kind of material you will use for your door. Would you like to use wood or metal? Or perhaps you would like to try contemporary garage door materials?
  • Prepare the tools that you need. For wood, the usual tools that you need are mostly found in homes such as a hammer, a saw, nails and others. But if you will use other materials such as metal or fiberglass, then a set of special tools are necessary. If you do not have these tools and equipment, you can consider buying them but if they are too costly, what about asking around among your friends if they have that specific tool and if your could perhaps borrow it?
  • Make a design for your garage door and make a plan for its construction.
  • Ask a friend to help you. It could be an easier task and more fun if someone could lend you a helping hand.

Some people want garage door windows and some people just do not see any point in having it. There are people that prefer their garage doors to be made form one solid piece of wood or steel to provide the maximum protection of the garage.

There are garage doors that come with windows and these are available almost anywhere. However, for people that would like windows on their existing garage doors, the option is also possible. There are two ways that a homeowner can get a window installed on their existing garage door and that is by contacting the professional garage door services or by doing a DIY garage door window installation.

But before you decide on the installation of windows in your garage door, here are the advantages and disadvantages of garage door windows.

Advantages of Garage Door Windows

  1. Brighter room, lesser expense. Your garage door now is suddenly brighter with the installation of garage door windows. However, the best benefit here is that you will be cutting on electrical bills since you will only use artificial lighting during night time.
  2. Your originally unadorned garaged door is now more appealing and more attractive with the addition of the window design.  You can choose the design for the window as well as the materials for it. All of these can make your garage door look more eye-catching.

Disadvantages of Garage Door Windows

  1. Breach of privacy. The garage door which used to be closed and made from one solid material is now opened and although the windows are really much, much smaller than regular house windows, there is now a way to look inside the garage.
  2. Professional installation costs. You can do a DIY window installation on your garage door but it is best done by the experts. However, that can be pricey and some people just do not have the money to spare and there is always the possibility of botching a DIY garage door window installation.