Garage Doors – Styles and Design Options – Designer Doors

Replacing your Garage Door can make a huge difference in the curb appeal of your home. There are lots of styles of new garage doors to be considered and sometimes it is too much to visualize. To help, we are creating a series of posts where we review the basic styles of garage doors. We will include the design options of each and some before and after pictures.

We will continue with what we call a Designer Series garage door.

As with traditional garage doors, Designer Series Garage Doors are made of steel. The thickness of the steel can vary between 25 and 24 gauge with the larger the number the thinner the steel.

A pattern is stamped in the face of the steel to reduce flexing as the door rolls up and down. Most commonly, that pattern features a subtle wood grain and more decorative elements that resemble a wooden structure. The pattern may be smaller and tighter or larger and broader with raised or recessed elements.

Here is a picture of a “short bead board” door:Designer Garage Door in Short Panel with Windows and Inserts

Here is a picture of a “long bead board” door:Designer Garage Door in Long Panel with Windows and Inserts

Here is a picture of the “raised panel” door:Designer Garage Door in Raised Panel with Windows

Here is a picture of the “recessed panel” door: Designer Garage Door in Recessd Panel with Windows

As you can see, Designer doors can have windows or “lights” installed in a section. Usually this is the top section, but some people prefer to look of a door with the windows in the third section. Decorative inserts can be added to the windows to create designs that further the customization possibilities.

Finally, while designer doors come in a variety of solid colors from the manufactures, multiple tone wood grain effect paint is also available. This really helps give a Designer door the look of real wood.Designer Garage Door in Short Panel Multigrain Oak with Windows and InsertsIf you have any questions or need more information, please contact Arizona’s Garage Door Doctor at 602-495-1555. We offer free onsite estimates and design consultations.

Garage Doors – Styles and Design Options – Traditional Doors

Replacing your Garage Door can make a huge difference in the curb appeal of your home. There are lots of styles of new garage doors to be considered and sometimes it is too much to visualize. To help, we are creating a series of posts where we review the basic styles of garage doors. In the series, we will include the design options of each category of door and some before and after pictures.

We will start with a basic or Traditional garage door.

Most garage doors today are made of steel. The thickness of the steel can vary between 26 and 24 gauge with the larger the number the thinner the steel.  A pattern is stamped in the face of the steel to reduce flexing as the door rolls up and down. Most commonly, that pattern features a subtle wood grain and either squares or rectangles.

Here is a picture of the squares, which we call a “short panel” door:

Traditional Short Panel Garage Door in WhiteHere is a picture of the rectangles, which we call a “long panel” door:

Traditional Long Panel Garage Door in WhiteAlso, with the thicker steels a “flush panel” is available, this has neither squares or rectangles:

Traditional Flush Panel Garage Door in WhiteTraditional doors can have windows or “lights” installed in a section. Usually this is the top section, but some people prefer to look of a door with the windows in the third section. Decorative inserts can be added to the windows to create designs that further the customization possibilities.

Traditional Short Panel Garage Door in White with Windows and InsertsFinally, traditional doors come in a variety of colors from the manufactures. While white and almond are far and away the most popular colors, brown, green and shades of tan and gray are available. And, of course, garage doors can be painted to match any décor.Traditional Flush Panel Garage Door in Red

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Arizona’s Garage Door Doctor at 602-495-1555. We offer free onsite estimates and design consultations.

May is National Home Improvement Month

May is National Home Improvement Month. The weather is improving in most of the country, while those of us in Arizona are still hoping for a late arrival of summer. Regardless, May is a great time to assess your home and consider your next home improvement project. May we humbly suggest a new garage door? Few home improvement projects have a higher ROI than a new garage door.

Often times, the garage door is 20 to 40 percent of the view facing a home. Replacing the garage door can really improve the curb appeal of your home.

Many people now use their garage doors as the main point of entry and exit. A new garage door should be quiet and last through many years of regular use.

You too can go from this

Old Garage Door

To this in just a few hours

New Garage Door

If you are interested in a new garage door, contact the experts at Arizona’s Garage Door Doctor for a free estimate and design consultation at 602-495-1555.

 

 

 

To this in just a few hours

Free Internet Access

For a limited time, LiftMaster is offering a FREE Internet Gateway with the purchase and professional installation of MyQ compatible garage door openers, including the popular 8355.  The free internet gateway will let you use the MyQ app on your computer, smart phone, or tablet to connect to and control your garage door opener and other accessories.  The MyQ app can even alert you when your garage door is opened.  Read more about MyQ, here.

LiftMaster 8355 Garage Door Opener

LiftMaster 8355 – Our most popular garage door opener.

The 8355 is currently the most popular garage door opener installed by Arizona’s Garage Door Doctor.  The 8355 is powered by a quiet 1/2 HP AC motor.  The drive system uses a belt for extra quiet and reliability. The motor & the belt are covered with a lifetime warranty from LiftMaster.

Additionally, the 8355 uses Security Plus 2.0, a three frequency approach to communication between the remotes and the opener that virtually eliminates radio frequency interference issues.

Find out more about the LiftMaster 8355 and the FREE Internet Gateway by calling Arizona’s Garage Door Doctor at 602-495-1555.

Upgrade to Elite

While supplies last, Arizona’s Garage Door Doctor is running a very special sale.  Upgrade from a LiftMaster Premium Belt Drive to a LiftMaster Master Elite Belt Drive for just $15.  That is a savings of over 300%.LiftMaster Elite Garage Door Opener with MyQ

You already know LiftMaster makes the best Garage Door Openers available for residential garages.  The belt drive openers are quieter, feature better warranties and reduced maintenance over the chain drive openers.

Now, for a limited time, you can upgrade from a 1/2HP LiftMaster Premium Belt Drive (model 8355) garage door opener to a 3/4HP* DC LiftMaster Elite Belt Drive (model 8550) garage door opener for just $15.  The 8550 features include a full 5 year warranty on the opener, a lifetime warranty on the motor and belt, a free backup battery, timer-to-close, and a digital wall station with motion sensing light control.  All this for just $15.

upgrade_to_elite_8550_couponIt is a no-brainer! Upgrade to Elite for just $15, today!  Call us at The Door Doctor at 602-495-1555 today to order your new garage door opener. But hurry this offer is limited to supplies on hand.

*DC motors are measured not in HP, but in Newtons.  The 8550 is 800 Newtons which is equivalent to a 3/4HP AC motor.

Free Internet Gateway and Garage Door Monitor

LiftMaster Elite Garage Door Opener with MyQAs part of National Garage Door Safety Month, LiftMaster is giving a free internet gateway and a free garage door monitor to customers who purchase select professionally installed garage door openers during the month of June. This is an $80 value.

The internet gateway allows MyQ and your smart phone, tablet or computer to control your garage door. You can even get notified by MyQ when you garage door is opened or closed.

The garage door monitor alerts you in the home when your garage door is opened and allows you to close your garage door from the monitor.

All you need to do is complete this form and mail it to LiftMaster with a copy of your receipt and LiftMaster will send you the gateway and the garage door monitor.

If you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment for you new LiftMaster Garage Door Opener, just call us at the Door Doctor at 602-495-1555.