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Are Wood or Steel Garage Doors Best for Your Home?

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When you are ready to upgrade your garage doors, you will have a few different options that you can consider for your new door material. One of your options is to use steel doors and the other option is to use wood doors. There are pros and cons to both choices. Steel doors are durable, and can require very limited maintenance. Many steel doors can be done in traditional styles,…

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Are Steel Garage Doors a Good Choice?

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Steel garage doors are durable and effective at helping to keep sound and unconditioned air out of your garage space. Steel garage doors also need minimal maintenance. If you are considering steel garage doors, however, you may be concerned about whether they will look too industrial for a residential space. The reality is, steel garage doors can look beautiful. You can choose steel garage doors that have a raised panel…

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Garage Maintenance Should Include a Test of Fire Doors

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Fire doors on your garage can help to save your structure from burning in the event that flames break out. However, fire doors need to work effectively and efficiently in an emergency situation. This means that you need to make sure the doors are working correctly. A test of your fire doors by a professional company like Abstract Door should be a part of our company’s routine maintenance program. Fire…

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Do You Need Garage Door Repair?

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If your garage door has started to malfunction, Abstract Door can come to your home, help you to diagnose the issues with the door, and assist you in repairing or replacing it. Garage doors serve many important functions for your home. They help you to regulate temperature in the house, and they help you to keep your home and your possessions secure. You do not want a garage door that…

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Wood Garage Doors

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When you decide what kind of garage door to have on your home, one of the first choices you will need to make is what material the door should be made out of. For many people, wood is a top choice for a garage door material. Wood is a classic choice, as garage doors were made out of wood for many years. Wood can look wonderful on an older home…

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Why You Should Hire a Professional to Maintain Your Loading Dock Doors

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Loading docks often have large doors that open and close to make it possible for bulky and heavy materials to move through. Loading dock doors need to function efficiently and operate properly so there are no unnecessary delays or problems when a shipment needs to be loaded up. They also need to be maintained to ensure safety so there is no risk of injury to workers who are doing their…

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What’s That Sound Your Garage Door is Making?

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A garage door that is installed correctly and operating efficiently should make a minimal sound as it opens and closes. If you have noticed your garage door has suddenly become really noisy and is making unusual sounds, you need to consider finding out what the problem is and solving it. If your garage door is making a big racket, there are a few steps to take to try to fix…

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Why Do Garage Doors Break?

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Garage doors break for lots of reasons. Parts can wear out and become old and stop working.  Garage doors have a lot of parts, including cables, springs, and rollers. As a garage door is used, the parts can become worn and stop working correctly.  Garages are also exposed to the elements, which can make parts wear out more quickly. When garage doors break, it could be dangerous if the door…

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Important Safety Tips When Using Commercial Rolling Doors

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Commercial rolling doors can roll down at high speeds and can be either motorized or operate on a manual hand chain or by manual push-up.  They are available in steel and aluminum and in different configurations including perforated, solid, and with grilles or vision lights. They can be useful for ensuring the security of items stored behind the door. However, there are risks associated with the use of commercial rolling…

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Why do Garage Door Springs Break?

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A garage door has a lot of components and a lot of moving parts. Over time, these parts wear out with daily use. One of these garage door parts that can wear down over time is the torsion springs. Every time the garage door opens and closes, the torsion springs in your garage get a workout. Multiply this times a few thousand cycles of opening and closing your garage door,…

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