double wide garage door

double wide garage door

Double Wide Garage Door

​​Residential garage doors from Overhead Door are among the most dependable in the industry, so you can feel good knowing that we’ll be there — day or night, winter or summer. For added peace of mind, our home garage doors have also been proven to be durable and long lasting. The reliability of your garage door will help you stay on schedule in the morning. Its beauty will greet you at the end of a busy workday, opening convenient, comfortable passage to your home. And through the night, the security of your garage door will help you rest assured that your family is safe.​​ ​​By choosing a residential garage door from Overhead Door, you are doing more than making an investment. You are making us a part of your daily life and relying on us for safety, security and dependable operation. In return, we’ll open the door for you — a door to attractive design options and enhanced safety features that complete your home. So go ahead. Indulge your sense of design with a garage door that sets your home apart with style, appearance, safety and comfort.​​ ​​Complete your garage door system by adding one of our garage door openers.​​​​​
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Double Wide Garage Door

If your garage door has started to malfunction, you might be considering installing a new or upgraded door. Rest assured it is a smart investment. In fact, installing a new garage door yields about 84 percent in resale value, according to Remodeling Magazine. In addition to bringing you a solid return on your investment, a new garage door will improve functionality, enhance the appearance of your home’s exterior, and ensure the protection of both your home’s entryway and the contents of your garage. Because installing a garage door is an extensive job that involves some electrical work, heavy lifting and removal of the old garage door, it will likely require working with a garage door professional. Here are some factors to consider as you look to invest in a new garage door:
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Double Wide Garage Door

While there are many reasons why homeowners choose to purchase an insulated garage door, there are some drawbacks to this option. Insulated garage doors are costlier than non-insulated doors. Over time, some types of insulation begin to degrade and lose some of their R-value. Some types of insulation, such as radiant barrier, can easily be punctured and rendered less effective. In some cases, the cost of an insulated steel garage door are nearly the same as a standard wood garage door, which also has excellent insulation properties and considered by many to have a greater visual appeal. An insulated garage door does not fully prevent air leaks and drafts; homeowners must also ensure that the garage door has a seal and sufficient weatherstripping around the perimeter of the door. Polyurethane and polystyrene insulation are not considered to be green products because they are made from non-renewable petroleum products. Because insulated garage doors are considered to be a specialty product by most manufacturers, they are available in a limited number of colors and textures.
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Double Wide Garage Door

So it is always best to have a new garage door installed by a professional. Make sure that any contractor bids include the cost of removing your old garage door and installing the new tracks and additional parts listed above. The style and material of the garage door you choose, as well as whether you wish to have a garage door opener installed, will also impact the cost of your final project. Typically, it will cost less to install a steel garage door without an opener than to install a custom wood door with a garage door opener. Recent innovations have also yielded high-tech doors with thick insulation and energy-efficient glaze, as well as finished interior surfaces and other significant upgrades. These are more expensive doors, but they are also extremely durable.
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Double Wide Garage Door

In residences with attached garages, an insulated garage door helps reduce the amount of outdoor noises that come in through the garage. The reduction of noise pollution can make for a more enjoyable indoor living environment. Insulated garage doors also act as an extra barrier against moisture, insects and vermin. An insulated garage door may help to reduce a home’s energy consumption as hot air is kept out during the summer and cold air is kept out during the winter months. The insulation helps to moderate the temperature in the garage all year long, which reduces the burden on the household’s heating and air conditioning system. Insulated garage doors are stronger than non-insulated doors. This can help to enhance the garage door’s resistance to wind, denting and other types of damage. Steel insulated garage doors are affordable, and the energy savings can allow the door to pay for itself due to lower energy bills.
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Double Wide Garage Door

3. What’s the safety factor for the garage door?If you live in a high wind or hurricane-prone area, make sure your garage door can withstand the elements. “Because of their size, garage doors are more susceptible to wind damage than other exterior openings,” says Mark Westerfield, director of product development for residential garage door manufacturer Clopay. Garage doors must have additional bracing, heavier gauge tracking and other necessary hardware to help keep them in place under extreme winds. If you’re buying a new door, look for models that are “storm ready” with a built-in passive reinforcement system, which requires no advance set-up before a storm.  “With a passive system, reinforcement is contained within the structure of the door and is engaged by simply locking the door,” says Kristie Lamay, president of Broten Garage Doors in Pompano Beach, Florida.
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Double Wide Garage Door

Have you considered putting windows in your garage door? Windows can turn an ordinary door into a stunning masterpiece with the right placement. And they allow natural light into the garage, so it doesn’t seem as dark and dank during the day. For optimal light, place windows in the top section or near the third section of the door. Details like trim and panels can be customized on a garage door installation of any material or style for an extra price. Depending on how they’re constructed, these frames and panels can be more than a decorative addition — they can reinforce the strength of the door as well. Some roll-up garage doors offer the option of shatterproof glass or frosty plastic to add a modern touch; some designers create garage doors to pay tribute to the old-fashioned barn doors. Here are some customizations available to homeowners, as well as an explanation of what is included in their cost and installation:
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Double Wide Garage Door

2. Should you buy an insulated garage door?Most garages aren’t heated, but your garage door still impacts your home’s energy efficiency. Construction materials and insulation technologies for garage doors have improved significantly over the last five to 10 years. Today’s doors provide a tighter seal against the façade to keep out the elements. If your garage is attached to the house, your best bet is to purchase an insulated door, especially if there’s an occupied room above the garage. It will help reduce both noise and the utility bills. Also, consider the direction your door faces. If it’s baking in the sun all day or getting blasted by the wind, an insulated door will better regulate the temperature inside.
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If you live in a high wind or hurricane-prone area, make sure your garage door can withstand the elements. “Because of their size, garage doors are more susceptible to wind damage than other exterior openings,” says Mark Westerfield, director of product development for residential garage door manufacturer Clopay. Garage doors must have additional bracing, heavier gauge tracking and other necessary hardware to help keep them in place under extreme winds. If you’re buying a new door, look for models that are “storm ready” with a built-in passive reinforcement system, which requires no advance set-up before a storm.  “With a passive system, reinforcement is contained within the structure of the door and is engaged by simply locking the door,” says Kristie Lamay, president of Broten Garage Doors in Pompano Beach, Florida.
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Most garages aren’t heated, but your garage door still impacts your home’s energy efficiency. Construction materials and insulation technologies for garage doors have improved significantly over the last five to 10 years. Today’s doors provide a tighter seal against the façade to keep out the elements. If your garage is attached to the house, your best bet is to purchase an insulated door, especially if there’s an occupied room above the garage. It will help reduce both noise and the utility bills. Also, consider the direction your door faces. If it’s baking in the sun all day or getting blasted by the wind, an insulated door will better regulate the temperature inside.
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​​Residential garage doors from Overhead Door are among the most dependable in the industry, so you can feel good knowing that we’ll be there — day or night, winter or summer. For added peace of mind, our home garage doors have also been proven to be durable and long lasting. The reliability of your garage door will help you stay on schedule in the morning. Its beauty will greet you at the end of a busy workday, opening convenient, comfortable passage to your home. And through the night, the security of your garage door will help you rest assured that your family is safe.

Published on Aug 19, 2017 | Under Garage | By michael ellis
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