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Garage Door Installation in Virginia Beach, VA

Your garage door is one of the most underappreciated but exceptionally helpful parts of your home. The garage is not considered a habitable space and is usually where people store their vehicles, so there’s not a whole lot of attention that gets paid to the garage door until something happens, like when a spring breaks. But your garage door can help improve energy efficiency in your home, provides an extra layer of security for you and your family and your possessions, and can even increase the value or selling price of your home.

 

Installing new garage doors only takes 3-4 hours, but the benefits can last for as long as you own your home. So whether you need to replace an old garage door or want to upgrade it, J & S Overhead Garage Door Service provides same-day garage door installation in Virginia Beach and throughout Hampton Roads.

Many Garage Door Styles To Choose From

There are myriad styles of garage doors to match any home or commercial property. We can help you find the right style for your budget and personal preferences. We can also go over which ones would be more energy efficient for your home within the parameters of what you want. Here are a few different types that are very popular.

 

  • Carriage-style garage doors— also known as barn style garage doors— recall a time from the past when horse-drawn carriage was the fastest way to get anywhere. Although people have switched over to driving cars, carriage house style garage doors add a nice rustic look to your home. While they have an overhead operation, they look very much like they can swing out just like a carriage door.

  • Mosaic garage doors, by contrast, have a much more contemporary look suited for mid-century modern or transitional homes. These garages have windows that you can customize and place as a reflection of your personal style.

  • Garage doors that are constructed with insulated glass come in different levels of opacity to control how much light enters the garage, which thus affects the climate inside of your garage.

Single-Panel Vs. Sectional Garage Doors

Older garage doors are typically single panels that tilt up and back when the door is signaled to open. In rare cases garage doors can’t even slide open and closed horizontally. Sectional garage doors, on the other hand, are extremely popular because they allow for more space in your garage and there’s never a worry of anything in front of the door getting damaged. Sectional garage doors are made of several panels that are joined together and roll up and down along tracks that go across the garage ceiling. The door is operated by either a spring-loaded or counterweight system, which offsets the weight of the door. Sectional garage doors also run smoother along the track and are much more reliable.

 

There are some advantages and disadvantages to each type. A lot of people in Virginia Beach park a car outside of their home in their driveway, so if you have a single panel garage door then you would have to park your car a few feet away from the door in order to avoid hitting your car bumper or hood with the bottom edge of the garage door. 

Roller Garage Doors

There is another type of garage door that is often not used in residential settings but is common in workshops and mechanic garages. Roller doors are typically made out of steel and used in industrial settings. Roller garage doors are great when you need more thermal insulation and protection for whatever is inside your garage. However, they require a lot more maintenance and frequent lubrication to ensure that they roll up and down properly.

FAQ about Garage Door installation

 We would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have if you do not see the answer you are looking for here. Give us a call so we can help you out.

I’ve noticed that my garage door goes down a couple of inches and then reverses. Is this an installation flaw?

Actually, that is a safety feature that garage doors built after 1993 have. Before, if anything got in the way of the door wall closing, such as small children or pets or a rolling ball, the door would continue to come down, which was a major safety concern to parents and homeowners. Garage doors these days have an infrared safety eye system that makes them reverse if anything is in the way. Even something that is blocking the sensor, such as a broomstick handle, can trigger it. Check if there are any obstructions before attempting to close the garage door. If you continue to have issues and please give us a call.

How can I keep my garage door running smoothly for as long as I own my home?

Fortunately, it is easy to maintain a garage door simply by performing a few maintenance tasks. First, you want to lubricate the springs in your garage door at least once a year to keep them running smoothly. Secondly, use your front door and other entrances in your home rather than your garage door as much as possible. The lifespan of a garage door is based on how many cycles it goes through. The majority of garage doors are manufactured to last up to 10,000 cycles. By using other doors rather than your garage door, you can extend its life. Lastly, you will want to inspect the rollers twice a year.

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