New Garage Doors & Installations- Sunnyvale CA
If you want to improve your home’s curb appeal, then consider purchasing a new garage door. If you want to buy a new garage door or opener then you should have as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision on what to get. This is where Pro Line Garage Doors can come in to save the day for you. Here is some information that will help you be a more informed buyer:
The Types of Garage Doors to Consider
When you go shopping for a garage door we will first inquire as to if you will be choosing a commercial or residential door. Your home will require a residential garage door that has the right colors and materials to give it the right amount of appeal. We can give you some brief descriptions that can help you find the proper garage door. Residential doors are ornate and often are embellished so that their overall look and design can accommodate the home’s personal touches. For example, if you have a contemporary home then you won’t want a standard garage door because it would stick out.
If you own your own business then you know just how important it is to secure your property. A commercial garage door can be used for this purpose. Your garage door type will focus on durable materials such as steel and aluminum because of the industrial purposes that the door is intended for.
It is a good idea to give us a photo of your home or business’ exterior. We can use your photo to overlay garage door designs on top of it with special software we have so you can get a good feel for what the door will actually look like when its installed.
Many companies try to get you to overspend on your purchases. We do not have that type of sales philosophy. We work for you so we will follow your lead and help you with whatever you need. We will provide you with honest feedback and advice from our highly qualified door experts.
Garage Door Sizes
On average, your one car garage is eight to ten feet wide and six to eight feet high. Many homeowners have a one car garage because its space is compact. but useful for storage as well. You can help yourself save some time by measuring your existing garage door. If your garage door was custom designed then the height will have inches with it such as 8’2. A standard door for example is eight feet so it is important to know the length of the door because it is crucial for avoiding door installation issues.
If you own multiple cars then a double wide garage door may be simply what you have to prevent your cars from becoming dented or broken into when they are on your property. There needs to be enough space for the door to fit. Use a measuring tape to make sure that both cars have room to park within the structure without the mirrors touching each other when they are in the parked position. If you lack the room then the door should not be purchased because the cars both won’t be able to fit there correctly.
Garage Door Brands
Craftsman, Amarr, Clopay and C.H.I. are a few of the names on the list of the best garage door makers in the country. At Pro Line Garage Doors, we can help you thumb through all of the books that we have with pictures of garage doors that these brands make. One great tool that we use for this task is our visualization software. How it works is that you give us access to a photograph of your home or business and we click on photos of the garage door models that you like. A preview will come up and show you exactly what the door looks like when installed on your home or business. It is the best way to be able to quickly see an up close and personal image of what to expect.
Garage Door Materials
Glass, wood, aluminum and steel are some of the most preferred garage door materials out there on the market today. Do you have a business that needs a garage door? A steel one is probably the best material for your door because of the strength of the material and the look. Businesses often store a lot of boxes, vehicles, parts and equipment within the confines of their garages. This means that the space has to be secured by a durable door. Residential doors are often aluminum, wood, or glass because the materials are easier to paint and stain so that they can match what the home has already established for its exterior.
When trying to decide on the right garage door, you can ask us for samples of the materials so that you can touch them and see them up close. We have found that this can give you the best litmus test to work with when deciding the direction to take when trying to choose the garage door materials for your own door.
Garage Door Window Designs
Residential garage doors many times have windows in them. This can help to allow sunlight in which can prevent mold growth. Your windows can have a designed etched in them so that they can have an added decorative touch. Artistic glass such as beveled glass can be one way to transform your window’s design into one that can make a splash. The etching can even be enhanced when colors are applied to it. You can have shapes such as ovals, diamonds and hexagons etched onto the glass windows.
Another great type of window is one that can snap in. This can help with maintaining the windows because they can be easily cleaned of dirt and grime. You can make custom designed windows. If you want, we can help you draft some plans for the windows so that we can help you select a manufacturer to work with so that you can get your windows exactly how you want them.
Garage Door Styles
Carriage house doors, contemporary doors and traditional doors are styles of garage doors that you might want to shop for if you need a new garage door. Hemlock, cedar and redwood are the types of wood that are often used to make carriage house doors. Contemporary doors often use a few different materials such as wood and glass so that they have a unique feel to them. Traditional doors can help a home to finish off its look so that curb appeal is as high as possible. Paint and stain can be applied to help with the effort as well.
Glass garage doors can be great because they have a modern curb appeal and they can be great when trying to have a way to express a particular look. Traditional doors can be accentuated with flat or raised door panels and are great for craftsman style homes.
A garage door is often the target of criminals. In a world where many home invasions take place every minute, it pays to invest in the right safety features for your garage door. Many garage doors have locks on them. You should consider a keyless entry pad or a deadbolt lock for your garage door. Simple locks can easily be broken off by thieves. Once your garage door lock is off, your garage can be easily broken into. This can allow unlawful entry to be granted to your entire home when you are not around which can be incredibly dangerous.
Kick plates are plates that are made of metal that can be attached to the bottom of your garage door. The purpose of a kick plate is to help to make sure that criminals have a hard time kicking the door in. You can use a security alarm on your garage door that is monitored by a security company. If an incorrect code is entered then an alarm can sound and the police will be dispatched to your location immediately to check up on the current situation.
Rolling codes can stop a potential thief because the codes are generated on a rolling basis. This means that the codes used to open your door change after each access point has been concluded. Because people use garage door remotes, it is important to prevent someone tapping into your frequency and stealing your code. Rolling codes are a great safety feature to look for. Your smartphone can even become your garage door remote which can be incredibly helpful.
Garage Door Opener Installation
We know that you might be unsure of which opener is best. We can give you some brochures and cross reference the models and specifications with your door’s brand to see which opener might be suited best to your needs. We suggest that you try to find a garage door opener that is smooth, is durable and has a motor with a significant amount of torque.
Garage door openers are a necessary part of your garage door system which means that the choice that you make will impact how quickly your door can operate. We’ll work with you to find an opener that fits your budget and your garage door.
Our Philosophy about Installing New Garage Doors and Openers
Pro Line Garage Doors is all about you. Our clients can come to us at any time because we thrive on serving people and giving them an excellent experience. In today’s economy, many consumers feel taken advantage of. We do not want you to feel like you are just another number to us. You are guaranteed to get one on one attention from our incredible door experts.
If you purchase a custom item such as a garage door or garage windows then these items often cannot be returned. We suggest that you use our visualization software several times before ordering anything that has been designed specifically for you. This helps to ensure that we can help you complete your installation job without having any obstacles along the way.
What we love is helping your vision come to life from a piece of paper. We have the best job in the world because we get to work with you and help to improve your family’s home. Your home is your sanctuary and we take comfort in knowing that our efforts will help you enhance your home’s appeal to others. When you install a new garage door or opener, you will instantly see a change in how well your garage door performs.
Pro Line Garage Doors has been completing installation jobs for years. When you come to see us, we will welcome you with open arms so that we can collaborate with you on your home improvement project. We will make sure that your door or opener is well made, will last a long time and won’t break the bank.