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Custom Wood Garage Doors

When it comes to replacing your garage doors, real wood garage doors offer natural beauty, durability, and an overall upgrade to your home’s appearance. The flexibility of real wood doors knows no end. You can have us install a factory-created wood door, swing-open carriage house style wood doors, wood doors with raised panels, or we can help you create a one-of-a-kind, unique custom-made wooden garage door. While steel doors, glass panel garage doors, and other materials have their advantages, you really can’t beat real wood for its beauty, longevity, and utilitarian purposes.

And, while wooden garage doors offer the aforementioned benefits, there are other things to consider when choosing a replacement door. For example, if your garage door is exposed to direct sunlight for a large portion of the day, you will need to consider repainting or retaining at least once every two to three years. Regardless of the necessary maintenance of these doors, genuine wood doors increase property value and greatly improves your home’s appearance. If you’re in the market for a replacement garage door for the purposes of improving curb appeal, schedule an appointment for a free, on-site consultation.

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    Faux Wood or Real Wood Garage Doors

    Now comes the dilemma of choosing faux wood garage doors or real wood. The word faux means, made in imitation, artificial. With that being the case, many believe faux wood doors are of less quality and therefore less desirable than wood panel doors. Well, that depends on what you’re looking for. Faux wood doors have come a long way over the years, and many people are hard-pressed to have the ability to notice a difference in the appearance of faux versus real wood. Faux wood doors are built from fiberglass and have the appearance of the textured wood grain. And, while real wood doors require regular maintenance, and may be subject to warping, swelling, and rotting, faux wood doors do not require such upkeep and are not as severely damaged by the elements.

    When it comes to wooden garage doors, you must know that they are more expensive than faux wood, and of course require more maintenance. But wood is very attractive and comes in a wide range of styles that are designed to match the aesthetics of your home to enhance its natural beauty. One other benefit of choosing real wood over faux wood is the fact that wood doors don’t dent. So, if you’ve got an NBA hopeful in your midst, you don’t have to worry about your wood doors denting.

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    Wood Overhead Garage Door Design Options

    Regardless of what type of building you’re working with, home, shed, barn, or office there are many popular styles of wood doors that are sure to fit any budget. Setting aside the cost of replacing your existing aluminum garage doors with wood, there are many design options that can truly make your custom-made wood doors stand out. We’ll be discussing the design options soon, but the first thing you should consider is getting a quote for a new garage door installation. Just as you wouldn’t purchase an engagement ring over the phone, receiving a quote for a garage door over the phone is simply asking for trouble. At G & G Garage Door, we know that every garage and every home is different. Therefore we suggest that you engage face to face with one of our knowledgable salesmen before making a decision.

    While some garage door companies suggest that you be leery of wood doors due to the required maintenance, we ask you to keep an open mind about wooden garage doors. Yes, they do cost a little more and require regular maintenance but the quality with which they are built and the many door design options available in wood doors far outweigh the negatives. Additionally, wood doors increase the overall value of your home, making your purchase an investment rather than an expense.

    Wood garage doors come in various styles, from solid panel, raised panel, to carriage style doors, all of which can include or exclude windows. Raised panel doors are a bit more expensive than solid panel doors, as the raised panels create depth and are more visually pleasing. Carriage-style garage doors are timeless as they look like they open outwards but actually function like modern garage doors that open with an automatic garage door opener.

    When To Replace Your Garage Doors

    The average garage door opens and closes more than 1500 times a year, this means that your garage doors will take a beating in a short period of time. And, if you have a damaged garage door its lifespan is greatly decreased as the overall operation will eventually fail because the garage door components are highly dependent on one another. Garage doors that don’t close all the way are an invitation to pests and insects and can increase energy consumption. Then there’s the issue of curb appeal, as dented panels or broken rails that cause your doors to close at an angle. Rather than putting up with malfunctioning and ugly garage doors, we offer these tips to help you decide when it’s a good idea to replace your old garage doors.

    Age of Your Garage Door

    Replacing your garage door due to age does not mean that we recommend replacing your garage doors every 10 years or so. Replacing it usually depends on how well it was maintained. Doors that are between 10 and 20 years should be thoroughly inspected to insure that everything is in good working order.

    Damaged Garage Door Panels

    If you simply have a damaged garage door panel it can be replaced. However, if your garage door is crooked, sagging or has failed entirely, it’s time to think about replacing your garage door. A garage door that seems to be heavier when opened manually may indicate an issue with the garage door springs.

    Garage Door Sensors Fail

    On either side of your garage door on the floor are safety sensors. When operating properly, these sensors will immediately reverse when closing if they detect an obstruction. The good news is, if the sensors fail to operate properly you will not need to replace your garage door, simply schedule a repair with us.

    Excessive Noise When in Operation

    If you hear loud squealing noises or you see that your garage door vibrates excessively when in operation it may indicate that there is damage to your garage door rollers, tracks, or damage to the hinges that hold the panels together. Again, depending on the severity of the damage you may need to replace your garage door.

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      G & G Garage Door Co.
      2335 Abalone Ave #108, C
      Torrance, CA 90501

      310-782-9000

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      Maintaining Your Wooden Garage Doors

      Ok, so you’ve purchased a new wood door for your garage and in a few weeks the garage door installation company, G & G Garage Door, is set to come and put a brand new custom-made door on the front of your home. The next step is learning how you should keep that beautiful door in great shape.

      Clean Your Garage Doors

      One of the easiest ways to ensure that your wooden door is maintained is to clean it regularly. If a combination of dirt and moisture is allowed to build up it can warp and bend the wood over time. Mild soap and water are all that you’ll need to keep it in great shape. Plus, you’ll want to keep a watchful eye on your garage door sealing to ensure that no pests get inside.

      Watch Out For Rot

      Being made of wood means that your garage door can accumulate fungus and bacteria if it is exposed to a lot of moisture. To ensure that your garage door remains rot-free, we suggest that you test the wood for firmness. Using a wooden pencil or a butter knife, lightly poke the wood to ensure that it’s not accumulating rot under the veneer.

      Painting Or Finishing Your Garage Door

      When your wooden garage door was installed, most likely it came with a finish or it was painted. And, since your garage door is constantly exposed to the elements you’ll need to repaint or refinish it every few years. These preventative maintenance measures will help to avoid replacing your new garage door before its time.

      Choosing The Right Garage Door Opener

      One thing that many homeowners don’t take into consideration when purchasing a wooden door for their garage is that wood doors are much heavier than steel or aluminum garage doors. And, because of the additional weight of wooden doors, they’re going to need a garage door opener that will not only lift the door but will also stand the test of time. When choosing an opener for your heavy wood garage door we like the LiftMaster 8550W. This opener has a 3/4 horsepower 12 volt DC motor is is belt-driven. Not only is this opener powerful it also is very quiet and comes with a battery backup in case of a power outage. This garage door opener is MyQ ready so that you can open and close the door remotely with a smartphone app. One last thing to consider when purchasing a wood door for your garage is lifting the door manually as wood doors are much heavier than aluminum. But, with the battery backup system, there’s really no need to open your door manually. So, if you’re ready to learn more about your garage door options and the benefits of natural wood doors, set up an appointment with us for a free on-site consultation.

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