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Carriage doors are your best choice to nail that vintage home look
Carriage style garage doors use an old design that's been making a steady comeback these past few years. This style gives a vintage quality and can be a great match for a Victorian home. Even though they look different, carriage doors work just like regular overhead garage doors do.
Keep your door protected from extremely cold temperatures
Freezing temperatures can cause your door to get stuck, and moisture can lead to the development of rust or rot. Our specialists recommend that you make sure your door is properly fitted with weather seals and that you added a layer of insulation to its panels if one does not exist already. It will not only make your home more energy efficient but it will make your garage a more pleasant place.
Regular lubrication can ensure smooth operation
Lubrication maintenance is one of the simplest and easiest to execute techniques that can keep your garage door's performance optimal. You can even do it yourself (if there's no other problem with your door). The springs, the rollers and even the cables and the hinges can benefit from being applied with some lubricant every six months or so.
Do not tamper with the springs
Springs are under a lot of tension and can be quite vulnerable to wear and tear damage. They are extremely dangerous to handle because of this, as they can snap and go flying, potentially injuring any person that gets in their path. Dealing with them requires a certain expertise, so it's best that you leave it to our technicians.