COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES BY GARAGE DOOR SOLUTIONS These COVID-19 Safety Guidelines have been put together in order to ensure the safety of our Garage Door Solutions installation and service team, our affiliates, as well as our customers. Garage Door Solutions has been determined an “essential business” during this pandemic, so it is important that we continue to offer garage door repair and garage door install services, but operate in a safe manner. The requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an...

A guide to understanding garage door opener types

A guide to understanding garage door opener types There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to garage door openers. Every garage door opener is best suited for a particular type of door. Understanding what each garage door opener can do will help you make an informed purchasing decision. There are currently four common garage door opener types used in residential homes. The four types are belt-drives, chain-drives, screw drives, and jackshaft garage door openers. Belt-drive garage door openers The belt-drive opener has become...

How can a garage door improve your curb appeal?

Many homeowners wait until their garage door has completely broken down before deciding it’s time for a new door. Many homes have garage doors that are over 10 years old and poorly cared for, which makes them look even more outdated than they actually are. Garage doors take up a lot of front-facing space on many homes and they have a significant impact on curb appeal. What is the garage door curb appeal? The curb appeal of a home refers to its...

Are Steelback Doors Better?

The traditional wooden garage door is quickly being replaced by more durable models made from steel and vinyl. For many consumers, it can be difficult to choose between these two materials. While each has its own advantages and disadvantages, buyers can base their selections on factors such as price, maintenance and durability. Cost Vinyl garage doors are substantially more expensive than steel in regards to upfront costs. When the product warranties and maintenance requirements are taken into consideration, however, vinyl is...

New California Garage Door Laws

In 2017 and 2018, California had its most destructive wildfire seasons with widespread power outages impacting garage door operation, leaving some homeowners trapped because they were unable to open their garage door manually. In reaction, the State of California introduced and signed into law Senate Bill 969 on September 21, 2018, requiring all new garage door and garage door opener installations to include garage door openers equipped with battery backup technology designed to operate in the event of an...

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