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Fiberglass vs. Steel Garage Doors—How Do I Choose?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jul 8, 2019 1:03:00 PM

There are several components to consider when installing a new garage door. The new door needs to complement the look of your home, enhance its curb appeal, and last for years to come. You’ve narrowed your choices down to fiberglass or steel. Now how do you choose?

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Can I Install My Own Garage Door?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Apr 30, 2019 2:07:00 PM

Garage doors have become necessary amenities in our everyday lives, but unfortunately, they don't last forever. When it comes time to replace your garage door, you may be tempted to save money by trying to install the new door yourself. Here’s why this isn’t a good idea—and how hiring a professional will protect you, your family, your time, and your budget. 

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Topics: residential garage door installation, homeowner information

How to Choose a New Garage Door

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 29, 2018 5:23:00 PM

We get it. It’s hard to get excited about choosing a new garage door. For starters, how do you even begin? Fortunately, you no longer have to walk blindly into a showroom or spend hours researching the hundreds of different options available. Here’s how to choose your new garage door the fun way—using WD Door’s “Build Your Door!” tool.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Make Your Garage a Smart Garage

Posted by Ryan Spooner on Jul 24, 2018 6:49:00 PM

Smart technology is on the rise—even for your garage door operator! Many mainstream garage door system manufacturers have adapted their models to work compatibly with other staple technology features like Wi-Fi and smartphones; LiftMaster is no exception. If you're looking to update your garage door opener, do it the smart way. Make your garage a smart garage with these techie features.

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Topics: residential garage door installation, homeowner information, garage door operators

LED Bulbs to Use in Your Garage Door Opener

Posted by Ben McDougal on Jul 21, 2018 9:52:00 AM

With the decline of the incandescent bulb, it's no surprise that homeowners are searching for alternative light bulbs for their home—including the garage door opener. Not all bulbs are equal; certain models are best suited for garage door openers. If you're looking to switch to LED bulbs in your garage door opener, here's what you need to know.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Garage Door Spotlight—Model 9405 Carriage House Steel

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jul 12, 2018 6:27:00 PM

WD Door carries some of the finest garage doors on the market. Today, we’re spotlighting Model 9405 of Wayne Dalton’s Carriage House Steel line. Its traditional design, low maintenance, and energy efficiency make it a great match for a variety of homeowners.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Top Wood Garage Door Alternatives

Posted by Ryan Spooner on Jun 28, 2018 4:54:00 PM

If you love the look of wood garage doors but don't love the price tag or the required maintenance, this is the article for you! Advances in garage door materials make it possible for homeowners to enjoy the appearance of wood garage doors with the functional benefits of other garage door materials. Check out these wood garage door alternatives.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Common Questions for Garage Door Dealers (and Answers for Customers)

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jun 12, 2018 4:34:00 PM

Are you preparing to purchase a new garage door? Whether you’re concerned about upkeep or unsure of what material to choose, a garage door dealer can answer any questions you might have. Here are our answers to some of the most common questions for garage door dealers. 

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Topics: residential garage door installation, commercial doors

Unconventional Ways to Utilize Your Garage Space

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 29, 2018 7:03:00 PM

Your garage has valuable floor space; don’t let it go to waste! If you don’t plan on storing your vehicles in your garage, you have plenty of other options. These creative ideas will get you thinking of how you can best utilize this space.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Summer Weather Can Take a Toll on Your Garage Door

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 14, 2018 7:12:00 PM

Spring has sprung, which means summer is just around the corner. While you might be looking forward to beach days, hamburgers on the grill, and lemonade, summer also yields some less than ideal conditions for your garage door. Here’s what you need to be aware of in the months ahead to protect your garage door from summer’s potentially damaging effects.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

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WD Door is a privately owned overhead door and operator company with over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial fields. We work closely with both our customers and manufacturers to ensure high quality overhead door products and customer service.

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