4 Reasons to Add Windows to Your Next Garage Door

Are you considering updating your garage door or doors? As one of the first features people see on your home, garage doors can help enhance the beauty of your home and are a vital component for convenience, safety and security. One feature that may be missing on your garage doors is windows. Here are four reasons why you should consider opting for windows on your next garage door upgrade.

  1. Aesthetics. Garage door windows can enhance the design and style, giving you a chance to improve your curb appeal. There are many options to choose from that can create a beautiful appearance for your home and garage.
  2. Safety. Garages without windows can be dark and dangerous. Windows let in light, so even when a bulb goes out or there is a power outage, you can still safely navigate through your garage.
  3. Natural light. Using only electric lights can make your garage feel like a dungeon. Natural light from garage door windows creates a more enticing atmosphere in your garage. You can reduce the need to keep a light on in the garage all the time, saving money on your electricity bills.
  4. View. With windows, you can see whether there is anything or anybody outside your garage doors without opening them. This can prevent accidents and help with security for your home.

If you are concerned that windows on your garage door will let people peek inside your garage, talk to your dealer about options for glass that lets in light, but obstructs the view. There are options to fit all your needs, while still gaining the benefits of adding windows to your new garage doors.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

Is a Double Garage Door Better Than Two Single Doors?

If you are designing a new garage or considering changing the configuration of your existing garage, you may wonder about double garage doors. Two-car garages usually either have a wide double garage door, or two single doors, but which is better? It all depends on your needs and preferences, but there are a few factors that can help you decide.

Climate Control

One large door will let more air into your garage every time you use it. For some homeowners, this can be a concern. Not only does it effect the temperature in your garage, it also can impact the climate control inside of the home. Two single doors can be more efficient, with only one smaller door opening at a time.

Recreational Vehicles

If you will also have recreational vehicles like golf carts or motorcycles in the garage with cars or trucks, a large single garage door may be a better choice. It can be easier to navigate getting extra vehicles in and out without a dividing section in the middle.

Malfunctions and Repairs

For those who park all their vehicles in the garage, it is important to consider what will happen if your garage door will not open. If you only have one wide door, all vehicles are stuck until you get the door or opener repaired. With two doors, you always should have one door that is working, even if the spring breaks or damage occurs to the other door.

There is not a right or wrong answer for which option is best. Consider these factors and discuss your options with your local garage door service before you decide whether a double garage door or two single doors are best for your needs.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

Is an Old Garage Door Spoiling Your Home’s Appearance?

Depending on the size of your home, your garage door could be a big part of the façade; for some homes, the garage doors take up about a third of the visible space from the street. Considering how much area these doors cover, how they look can have a dramatic impact on your home’s appearance. If you are working on improving the curb appeal of your home, one of the main areas to consider is your garage doors. An old garage door can spoil the look of your home but replacing it is a quick and easy project that can have immediate aesthetic and valuable benefits.

An old garage door may have dents and damage that detract from the overall beauty of your home. While some repairs can hide these defects, if the door is 10, 15 or more years old, it may be best to replace it for safety and security as well as aesthetics.

Choosing a New Garage Door

There are many options available in garage doors, from a plain, standard door to those with windows or special designs. You want your new garage doors to match your home’s exterior to create a cohesive style. If you have an older home (built prior to 1950) or a home with a classic design, carriage-style doors can be a beautiful option that will match your home’s accents. For modern or contemporary homes, options like metal and glass doors can create a spectacular look for the front of your home and match the design of your home.

If your old garage door is impacting the beauty of your home, or having functional issues, contact your local garage door service for replacement options. It is worth the investment to keep your home safe, secure and looking its best.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a New Garage Door

Purchasing a new garage door is a big decision. There is more to think about than just how much it will cost or the color of the door. To get a garage door that will last, you want to research the different options and find the right door for your needs. Here are five things to consider before you purchase your next garage door.

  1. Wood and steel garage doors tend to be higher quality than aluminum or composite. While they may cost more, they are also more durable and secure for higher value.
  2. There are many style options beyond the plain paneled garage door. Consider carriage-style, decorative windows or other options to make your door match your home’s style.
  3. Check the insulation rating – an insulated garage door helps save on cooling/heating costs and adds soundproofing.
  4. Wind resistance. High-wind storms can tear off or buckle a garage door, causing extensive damage to your home. Make sure your garage door has a high-wind resistance for stability and safety.
  5. Features. You want your garage door to look great and stand up to the elements, but there are so many other features now available, especially with garage door openers. When you update your door, upgrade your garage door opener with it. Add features like fingerprint entry, smartphone applications, battery backup and remote access to make your new garage door more convenient and secure.

Make sure you get the garage door that will add value, security and style to your home. Talk with your local garage door company about these factors to find the best door for your needs.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

5 Features to Consider When Buying a New Garage Door

When replacing a garage door, you have an opportunity to improve the function, security and beauty of this important component of your home and garage. While price is always a determining factor, there are features that may be worth considering when choosing your next door. Here are five features that you may want to look at when researching which garage door to purchase.

  1. Insulation. A well-insulated garage door can be beneficial for sound-proofing and energy efficiency. Consider going with a higher-rated insulation for the best function.
  2. Design. Your garage door is one of the first features that people see when they come to your home. Get a design that enhances your curb appeal and adds beauty to your home.
  3. Windows. Windows can let light into your garage and add a stylish look to your home. However, consider security; it is often a good idea to use glass that lets in light, but does not allow intruders to look inside your garage.
  4. Metal or wood? There are several material types to consider, either made from metal or wood. Research the different options and the pros and cons of each to find the best fit for your needs.
  5. Wind-resistance. In some areas of the country, wind-resistance is very important in a garage door. Make sure you get a sturdy door that is rated for the highest wind speeds that can be expected in your geological region.

There is more to choosing a new garage door than just price. Talk to your local garage door company to find the best option to add security, beauty and value to your home.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

Is it Time to Replace Your Garage Door?

How long should you wait before you replace your garage door? Many people are not sure when is the right time. Do you wait until the door is damaged or no longer functions, or replace it proactively? Here are some tips and signs on when to make it a priority to replace your garage door.

Efficiency Issues

Like many items in older homes, old garage doors may not be as efficient as new models. This can include their function and their insulating capabilities. Newer garage doors can help reduce energy costs with advanced insulation and ease of use; they can also help improve security with new options for the opening system.

Aesthetics

Your garage door is one of the first features of your home that people see when they arrive. Dents or a boring door style can impact the curb appeal of your home. Even if your garage door still functions, but it is outdated or looking worse for the wear, it may be time to replace it with a more stylish model. A new garage door can improve the beauty and value of your home.

Safety

Ensuring the safety of your home for your family should be a top priority. Damage to your garage door can create safety issues. Broken or damaged panels, hardware or other features can make your garage door dangerous. Replace your old door and opener with newer models with all the latest safety features.

A new garage door is a good investment in your home if the efficiency, aesthetics or safety is less than desirable. Talk to your local garage door company about the options available for replacing your old garage door if the time is right.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

Benefits of Steel, Composite, Wood and Aluminum Garage Doors

There are many choices when it comes to garage doors. There are different styles and features that can add benefits to the efficiency, safety and design of your home. However, the basic difference between garage doors is the material they are made from and the advantages each material can offer. Here are the benefits of steel, composite, wood and aluminum/fiberglass doors to help you compare the different materials.

Steel

One of the most popular options for garage doors is steel. The security and strength of a steel door are its main benefits; while not the least expensive option, it is also not the most expensive. They are easy to maintain and last longer than many other materials.

Composite

The biggest benefit of a composite garage door is price. These doors are by far the cheapest option available, but do not have the longevity, style, security or durability of other garage door material types.

Wood

Many people still prefer the beauty of real wood for their garage doors. Solid wood is one of the most expensive and difficult to maintain materials for garage doors, but they are undeniably beautiful and secure when properly maintained.

Aluminum or Fiberglass

A middle-the-road option for garage doors is a fiberglass door on an aluminum frame or a fully aluminum door. These are light weight doors that are inexpensive. They are also easy to maintain. However, they are not a durable as steel or wood, but offer more benefits than composite garage doors.

In most cases, the steel door has the most bang for the buck, with many styles options, longevity and security on its side. However, it depends on what is most important to you and your budget. Talk to your local garage door company about the different options and prices before you decide which material to choose for your next garage door.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

Wood Garage Doors vs. Metal

Are you researching new garage doors? There are many different aspects to consider when choosing a new garage door, from style and design to insulation, wind resistance and other features. However, one of the first decisions is what type of garage door you want. The two highest quality garage doors are wood and metal, both with their own advantages and drawbacks. Here is a quick comparison to help you decide which is right for your garage.

Wood Garage Doors

Wood garage doors can be a beautiful, durable option for your home and garage. A solid wood door can be stained for a classic style that adds curb appeal to your home. For authentic-appearing carriage-style doors, wood is a wonderful choice. However, wood does tend to be more extensive when you choose a higher quality door. While there are thin particle wood doors that are much cheaper, they are less secure and durable than solid wood.

Metal Garage Doors

There are a few different types of metal used to make garage door. However, steel garage doors are the most durable and withstand dents much better than thinner metals. Steel garage doors are a popular option. They are often less expensive than wood, but they can be painted to look like wood or come in many colors and designs.

If you want a high-quality garage door, both solid wood and steel doors are great options. The biggest differences between the two is style and cost. Talk to your local garage door service company. They can go over the options available for your garage and help you decide which option is the best for your needs.

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Habpro The Garage Door Specialists
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

Trends in Garage Doors for 2018

Your garage door is a convenience that you every day, and something that is noticeable to almost everyone who visits your home. You want a garage door that is secure and easy to use, but also adds curb appeal and style to your home. The trends in garage doors for 2018 embrace these concepts, combining convenience and style together.

Convenience Options

Newer garage doors are designed to give you easy access to your home, while keeping you secure. For 2018, you can expect many options to make your garage door tech savvy. Some trends for convenience in garage doors include:

  • Smartphone apps. Lose the remote and update your garage door to an opener with a smartphone app. You can manage your opener from your phone for more convenience and security.
  • Auto open. Choose a garage door opener that recognizes your vehicle and opens as soon as you approach.
  • Weather resistance. Make your garage climate controlled with insulation to reduce energy costs. Protect against storms with reinforced doors that are wind resistant.

New Styles

Get rid of the old white garage door and add some pizazz to your home with a new style. Boring garage doors are a thing of the past. Some trendy options for your garage door include:

  • Larger windows for more light and improve appearance
  • Solid wood
  • Bold colors
  • Carriage-style doors are still popular

If you are planning to update your garage door in 2018, take advantage of the new trends that can add convenience and style to your garage. Talk to your local garage door service about the new options available for improving the appearance and function of your garage door.

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Habpro The Garage Door Specialists
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

Garage Door Trends for Every Budget

Are you considering replacing your garage door, but not sure if it will fit into your budget? Investing in a new garage door can have many benefits and is worth the money. Not only can it improve the curb appeal of your home, the right door can enhance energy efficiency and safety for your home. However, if you are wondering just what garage door trends will fit your budget, here are some examples.

Economical

Just want to replace a dilapidated old garage door, but you are short on cash? Garage door replacements only average around $900, so it is obtainable on any budget. Even if you buy a low-end price model, you can still make it trendy. Bright colored garage doors are very trendy and all it takes is a coat of paint over your new door.

Moderate

If you want to get a little more value from your garage door on a moderate budget, consider adding some options. A steel door with added windows can bolster the beauty without a big price tag. Want more function than aesthetics? Consider a top-of-the-line opener with advanced security functions or an insulated door for efficiency.

Premium

If cost is not an object, the trend in garage doors is wood. Improve your curb appeal with gorgeous carriage-style wood doors that will enhance the beauty of your home, adding value and style. Wood doors are more expensive, but they are definitely the hot trend in garage doors right now.

You use your garage door every day and it is one of the first features people see when they visit your home. It is worth the investment to make sure you have the best door for your budget.

 

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355