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    Why You Need A Quality Residential Garage Door Installation Company

Why You Need A Quality Residential Garage Door Installation Company

It’s very easy to purchase a good garage door for your home. All you need is to have the funds to make the purchase.  However, getting the door installed is a different issue.

In most instances, you are not able to install the garage door by yourself.  A typical new sectional garage door includes numerous components.  Garage door panels, torsion springs, brackets, hinges, rollers, track assemblies, torsion tubes, bearings and bearing plates, cables and drums are only some of the components that need assembling and counterbalancing.  You more than likely will need to get in touch with a reliable firm that handles residential garage door installation.  There’s no need to worry too much about getting the right company. Door-Mart™ is here to give you the top rated service.

During the purchase process of a new residential garage door, the installation   process should be given great consideration.  Usually, the garage door is the largest, moving object within a home.  Most garage door manufacturers have specific technical and procedural requirements for their particular products.  Additionally, most homes possess unique installation obstacles, not covered in manufacturer installation guidelines and instructions.  All of the above considerations make it vital that the garage door is installed properly, with safety and efficiency given high regard.

When choosing a new garage door, it is recommended to choose from the best brands, from popular companies like  Unique, CHI, Wayne Dalton, Amarr, Clopay, Overhead, Windsor and others.  These companies are the leading manufacturers of quality garage doors.

All too often, homeowners considering any type of home improvement or home remodeling project overlook some very important details.  Their excitement and anxiousness contribute to these important oversights:

Does the garage door company have a valid, State Contractors License?
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    Chain Drive V.S. Screw Drive V.S. Belt Drive – Garage Door Motors

Chain Drive V.S. Screw Drive V.S. Belt Drive – Garage Door Motors

            When it comes to Garage Doors there are three main types of garage door openers: Chain Drives, Screw Drives, and Belt Drives. Many times customers will inquire regarding our point of view on which one works the best. Well, the fact is that they will all function a bit differently. It is surely up to you to choose which one will work out the best for you. We’ll advise you on all the features of each type and let you determine.

Chain drives use a metal chain to run the door on its track. Chain drives are the most frequent used drive, and they are generally less costly … However they are usually the loudest. If you have a detached garage away from the house (Where the noise does not matter), a chain drive is possibly the best fit for you. If you want to hear when the garage door is being opened or closed, so for example you will have an idea on what time your children are getting in throughout the day, then this could possibly be a good fit for you. Chain drives require bi- yearly maintenance and tend to not last as long as belt drives.

Belt drives are considered to be the best opener that you can buy. Belt drive openers utilize a rubber belt drive system and are as dependable as chain drives. But they are basically silent! So if you have a garage door attached to the home, and you dislike the noise associated with the automatic door openers, this is certainly a great option. Belt drive openers tend to last longer than any other motor on the market.

Screw drives are the third type of garage […]

Home remodeling projects that are not worth the investment

The following is an except of an article that may be of interest to some home owners that are trying to sell their property.  I found this through a Squidoo lens. Enjoy!

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Big home remodeling projects may not be worth the investment
By Alan J. Heavens

If a seller is making improvements, they have to be the right ones. Perhaps just new appliances or a new sink, said Ruth Feldman of Weichert Realtors/McCarthy Associates in Philadelphia.

“A new kitchen or bath with the wrong layout or amenities will hurt the sale,” she said.

“If a new deck or finishing the basement will expand the space in a very small house, then that might make sense or be worth the money, even if don’t see the exact dollar return, as it would make a big impact.”

In a continuing climate of tight credit, getting the money to pay for home improvements is difficult, unless your pockets are very deep.

“The home-equity loans and lines of credit are just fancy names for a second mortgage, and that market is a bit tough,” Philadelphia mortgage broker/Realtor Fred Glick said.

“Most banks are still going up to 80 percent loan-to-value, and I actually have one lender that will do 85 percent,” he said. “But credit must be very, very good, and full income documentation is a must, along with a real appraisal that needs to be done, not just a drive-by.”

The old fashioned home-improvement loan? Very hard to come by, Glick said.

Remodeling has slowed nationwide. Architects were hit hard as real estate sales dwindled after the home buyers’ tax credit expired June 30. And the index used by the American Institute of Architects to measure future spending on construction fell in October after rising […]

Luxury Garage Doors

In a recent study, Real estate agents nationwide were asked to determine if a garage door’s appearance made a difference in the overall listing price they would value a house at.  Nearly all of the agents that participated agreed that a new garage door enhances curb appeal of a property. For those that are unfamiliar with that term, curl appeal is simply how much attention your property can grab from people that pass by your house.

Also, 75 percent of the agents believe that a garage door will add value to a property. Most of these agents have even recommended that a homeowner replace their garage door when listing their house for sale, especially if the condition of the door was extremely poor and visible to the naked eye. The exterior of the home is generally the first thing that people see.  And even though we all know that we should not judge a book by its cover, it’s impossible to not judge a house by its exterior’s condition. Nearly half of the study’s participants also said appearance was a big reason because the age or style of the door detracted from the homes curb appeal.

With the wide range of door styles available these days, a simple change in your garage door can make a huge difference. Sometimes doing something as simple as painting your door will help bring your house value up. Choosing the right color can be hard, but generally if the door matches your home’s paint pallet you should be fine.