Shopping for a New Garage Door

Understanding your budget, the style of garage door that you would want, insulation options, and knowing what maintenance would mean for that garage door are things to consider before making your purchase. Here are
steps provided by C.H.I Overhead Doors that they recommend should be on your mind when shopping for a new garage door.

1)    Budget: Before doing any research on garage doors, understand how much you are willing to spend for a garage door. Have a realistic price rank to work with including a max price that you would want to spend and a minimum price that you would want to spend.

2)    Garage Style: After understanding what you are able to afford, next would be deciding on the style of garage door that you would want to have installed into your home. Hopefully, by narrowing your budget, you will have a better idea of what style of door is available to you. Also, take into consideration the garage doors of your neighbors and what styles they are using in their homes.

3)    Insulation: If you live in a climate that includes cold temperatures, then you should consider a garage door that includes an option for insulation. An insulated garage door can help combat the cold temperature while keeping in the warmth of your home.

4)    Maintenance & Upkeep: For steel or fiberglass doors, maintenance is usually fairly simple. Of course, there is no such thing as a garage door that is maintenance free. Simple maintenance tasks such as lubricating garage door moving parts once a year can ensure that everything stays in proper working order. But for garage doors that are made of wood, maintenance, and fixing costs are generally more expensive.

Lifestyle Screens: A Young Product on the Rise.

The Lifestyle Screen is the known for being the most versatile garage screen on the planet. If you don’t already know, the Lifestyle Screen is a fully retractable garage door screen that works with your existing garage door. The screen provides a fully retractable passage door for an easy exit and entry without having to retract the entire system. Opening and closing the screen door is quick and easy. The screen can add the fourth wall to your garage while providing screen protection and allowing you to enjoy the open air.

The Lifestyle Screen is a fantastic product that many homes can benefit from having one installed in their garage, but many people have either not heard of it or doesn’t know that it exists.
Thanks to efforts by a Lifestyle Screen dealer in Texas, a video was taken of a functioning Lifestyle Screen and was posted onto Facebook. Currently, the video has over 19 Million views and Shared over 400,000 times since being posted as of November 17th. The exposure from social media was absolutely fantastic, providing a significant amount of attention to a product that is a great investment for any home.

I think this is genius….what do you think?

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Why Liftmaster Makes Sense for the Winter Ahead.

With the winter season is quickly approaching, now is the time to take any and all necessary precautions to prepare your home for the unpredictable weather ahead. Most homeowners will focus on areas of the home that are susceptible to cold air seeping into the house such as windows and doors. Other areas of the house that homeowners focus on are insulating pipes and caulking doorways, but one area that many homeowners fail to pay attention to is the garage door.

For a majority of families, the garage acts as the main point of entrance to the home. Hazardous weather can easily compromise the integrity of your home’s garage door, which is why it is important to invest in a garage door system that can be trusted. LiftMaster garage doors are one of the most trusted brands of professionally installed garage doors and residential garage door openers. Here are tips provided by LiftMaster that can help you keep your home warm and safe during the holiday season.

Functioning Properly

It is important that your garage door is working properly during the winter. Cold air and snow can cause significant damage to parked cars. The first place to look is the weather stripping around the garage door. Ensure that it’s keeping out cold air and replace any seal that looks damaged or that are missing. Also check and make sure that the garage door opener is working properly. LiftMaster provides a 3 step safety check that looks over major performance standards.

Connected Garage

The convenience of having a connected garage system is irreplaceable. A connected garage system allows the homeowner to open, close and operate the garage door from a separately connected device. This can be very useful if you need the ability to access your garage from a remote location, a great example is if you need to open the garage door for someone visiting when you are away from your home or in the event of forgetting to close the garage door.

Second Option

Winter weather also brings other challenges that’s difficult to plan for such as power outages and electrical issues. LiftMaster provides options for a secondary power source to operate garage door operating systems without having access to main power supply.

Time for Replacement

Operating issues should be expected for older garage door systems, especially during the winter season. Metal components on garage doors can contract during colder weather, leading to other operating issues such as broken springs. A garage door expert should be consulted for an inspection of older garage doors or a full replacement is recommended.

 

5 Tips for Garage Door Safety.

The home garage was designed to have space in your home for storage, parking the family car, or home projects. But because of the design of the garage door, there are safety hazards that the homeowner should be aware of to keep friends and families safe. Here is a list of garage safety tips that you should take into account when conducting any activities or projects in the garage space.

  • Garage Door Opening Switch: In the event of having small children spending time in the garage because of arts and craft projects, make sure that the garage door switch is placed out of site and somewhere they are not able to reach.
  • Emergency Release: Every garage door has an emergency release switch. Check the owner’s manual to locate where the emergency release switch is and how to operate it.
  • Routine Maintenance: Every month, inspect the garage door for any loose wiring, cables, springs or signs of wear. Do not try to repair these components yourself, instead contact a garage door specialist for more information.
  • Reversing Mechanism: Monthly check the garage door reversing mechanism and test if it is in proper working order. Test by placing a roll of paper towel at the closing point of the garage door. If the garage door makes contact with the paper towel and does not immediately retract, call a garage door specialist.
  • Leaving the Door Partially Open: Do not leave the garage door partially open, it is difficult to determine if the garage door is currently on its way down or retracting back upward. It is also a smart idea to keep the garage door closed for safety issues in fear of home invasion.

Garage Door Services in NH

Garage Door Services & Maintenance in NH

A-1 Fleet Door Service provides residential and commercial garage door maintenance services in New Hampshire. We partner with companies such as Garaga, C.H.I. Overheard Doors, and Wayne Dalton to help you find the right garage door to enhance both the look and efficiency of residential and commercial buildings. Whether you are looking for industrial doors or custom wood residential garage doors we help you find exactly what you are looking for your overheard door.

We assist you with your project to help analyze your needs in the best way possible. A-1 Fleet Door Service has the experience you can depend on to guide you to the exact door you are looking for. We offer 24 hour maintenance services.

In need of a new garage custom door or maintenance for your industrial garage door? Contact us today.

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Garage Door Safety Month

A garage door is usually the largest moving object in your home that is used potentially every day. A garage door plays a key role in many homeowner daily lives, garage professionals by letting you and your family and vehicles easy access to your home. To help recognize the importance of garage door safety the International Door Association (IDA) and the Door & Access Systems Manufactures Association (DASMA) has designed the month of June Garage Door Safety Month.

Here are some helpful tips on maintaining your garage door safe and secure

Keep control door buttons out of reach of small children, be sure to remind them garage door remote controls are not toys and discuss garage door safety with them

Be sure to understand how to use your garage door emergency release feature. This can come in handy during power outages.

Inspect you garage door a few times during the year. Be sure to check on springs, cables, rollers, and pulleys for signs or repair or maintenance.

Do not attempt to adjust, remove or repair any springs or cables as well as any parts attached or fastened. Let our trained door systems technicians at A-1 Fleet Door Services assist you by using the proper tools to make any repairs or adjustments.

Determine if your garage door lifts smoothly with resistance by temporarily disconnecting the garage door opener.

Test you garage door sensitivity by placing a piece of wood or a roll of paper towels in the path of the door prior to closing it, the garage door should automatically reverse and retract back to the open position.

A-1 Fleet Door Services provides professional overhead garage door sales and service. Installation repair services serving residents in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Stay safe during National Garage Door Safety Month.

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Garage Door Maintenance

Inspect your garage door for any damage

Your garage door provides a great deal of protection for your family, question still remain when is it a good time to consider repairing your garage door or having it replaced. Consistent garage door maintenance when done by a professional can help extend the life of your garage door and protect it from further damage that will hurt your wallet. If you suspect any visual signs of damage in your garage door you might want to bring an in professional to evaluate.

When it comes to garage door repair, installations and maintenance services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, residential and commercial customers know they can count on A-1 Fleet Door Services to provide them with outstanding service.

Contact us today.

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Garage Door Maintenance Tips for Winter

As we gear up for more snow this season, there are plenty of ways a home or business can be properly prepared. One area often overlooked for maintenance during the winter time is your garage door. Maintaining your garage door prolongs longevity and will help keep your home safe during the winter.

Here are some helpful tips:

Maintain weather stripping at the bottom of garage door clean this will reduce buildup and eliminate damage from rust hinges.  You could also clean the exterior of your garage door with a mixture of household products

Clean garage door windows all sealed windows should be checked for cracks and replaced if necessary

If your garage door is remote controlled be sure to check batteries and have extra batteries to be safe.

Analyze moving parts of your garage door avoid any grease build up

A-1 Fleet Door Services specializes in garage door and overheard door installations and repairs for residents in New Hampshire. Contact us today.

Garage Door Problems During the Winter Season.

It’s that time of year again folks, the winter season is upon us once again. With the temperatures dropping, your garage becomes the go to place to store vehicles. Due to the cold weather, garage door problems can be common and keep you from pulling your vehicle inside. Knowing the common problems can help you prevent any garage door problems you may have this coming winter season.

Some of these problems can include excess grease, be sure to find the right balance of lubrication of grease to not throw your rollers out of alignment. The contact of metal during the cold temperature can effect garage door’s springs and screws making other metallic materials to shrink and seize up.

The best approach to avoid any garage problems is to have a good maintenance on your garage doors. By being consistent cleaning and careful usage on your garage should help your door functioning until spring season arrives.

A-1 Fleet Door Services is a full-service provider. We are certified and qualified to repair all types of doors from rolling steel doors to counter shutters and fire doors.

Please call A-1 Fleet Door Services to schedule a maintenance check today!