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    New Garage Door Installation

    Tiffany was looking to update the exterior look of her house. Her garage doors were a basic design and a bit boring. She wanted a darker finish since her home is a light beige and her existing doors were white.

    So she gave us a call to find garage doors and a front entry door that met her needs: darker finish, upgraded look and great hardware to match!

    She first decided to invest in brand new, beautiful garage doors.

    After those were installed, it became obvious that her existing front entry door didn’t look good with her new garage door choice.

    She decided to invest in a new entry door that would not only look better but offer some nice updated features as well.

    Her existing door was the builder basic door that comes with new home construction. She didn’t like the dated gold hardware or the design.

    The entry door she chose goes so well with the new darker wood finish garage door.

    They both really stand out with the lighter paint color of the home’s exterior.

    Garage Door Details

    The garage doors she had installed are Clopay Gallery collection doors. They are a carriage style door with a mahogany finish.

    The front door is a sturdy fiberglass entry door that has a matching mahogany finish as well.

    In this up close picture, above, you can see what a match the garage doors and the new front entry door is. The similar wood grain design and matching finish really create a custom and complimentary look.

    Notice too that the hardware choice adds to this custom finish and really makes the doors stand out.

    The most important part is that Tiffany is really happy with the end result. And we are too! Now she can focus on some interior renovation projects on her list!

    Our customer, Gene, called us up wanting to install a new garage door on the shed he built on his property in Sugar Land, Texas over 3 years ago. He just hadn’t gotten around to it, but now he was ready! 

    Any non-residential garage door project is always a fun one! So many unique factors to each job and it generally means we get to play with bigger tools! 

    His shed opening measured 16×11, so we were tasked with finding a basic commercial roll-up garage door to fit the space and specs. We found one that met Gene’s wishes, and put in the order. 

    One of the main reasons Gene finally wanted to install the door was because of critters! They kept getting in and setting up shop in his shed. Gene was tired of it! We don’t blame him. 

    Below, Gene’s shed. Isn’t it beautiful? Gene built it himself and it’s a great space to store all of his property’s equipment.

    On installation day, we brought out the huge door on this truck. This is where the fun began!

    And then got to use the big tools to get the door from the truck to the shed opening for installation. We were in heaven!

    After that it was all about hard work getting the door in place and set up with the garage door system, including an opener, tracks, etc. We got this all done in one day once the garage door manufacturer delivered the door!

    Below you can see the installed commercial roll-up garage door from the inside and outside view.

    The door is metal, which is great for long term durability and perfect for this commercial, outdoor shed setup.

    commercial roll-up garage door 

    Now there are no more critters! Gene is happy about that and about how the shed project is now finally complete and looking good!

    Our customer, Antonio, has a huge shed on his property. He likes to store his toys there and was ready to finally add some garage doors to the shed. 

    He wanted to protect his toys from the elements, and also secure them at night or when he’s away with a locked door. 

    The shed opening measured 12×14 so we needed some seriously heavy duty doors to fill this space. 

    The one request Antonio had was a non-commercial look when it came to the doors. He wanted the garage doors to look more residential, which can be challenging when you are dealing with doors of this size. 

    We found garage doors that have the right look and come in the 12×14 size needed. The doors were loaded up on our truck for delivery! We needed some major horsepower to haul these 🙂 

    Our crew framed out the opening for the doors and installed the tracks to get ready to install the doors.

    shed garage doors installation

    We installed the doors, as well as 2 new LiftMaster 8500 jack shaft garage door openers on each door. The jack shaft opener allows us to install the opener on the wall instead of the ceiling which is more common in residential applications. This allows for more clearance over head.

    When the garage doors are open, it’s almost as though they aren’t even there so Antonio has lots of clearance to get his toys in and out with ease!

     shed garage doors


    Garage Door Specs

    These beautiful insulated garage doors come with a lifetime warranty against cracks and rust. The garage doors also also 24 gauge doors with metal construction. The 24 gauge just means they are very thick, so they can withstand a lot of bumps and scratches over time. 

    The steel back construction will help to insulate the garage from harsh temperatures as well, so Antonio’s toys don’t overheat or get too cold. 

    This was a fun project over at Andy’s house! Andy has a new RV that he wanted to be able to park at his home, in his garage, instead of paying rent at a storage place. 

    He knew the opening of his current garage door was wide enough, just not tall enough, to accommodate his new RV. So he called us! 

    This is what Andy’s garage door looked like before: 

    The first step to this garage conversion was removing the old door and the garage door opener. 

    Then, we reframed the opener from the existing 16 x 7 to the new opening dimensions of 16 x 12. Once that was done, we installed a brand new sectional garage door to fit the new space. 

    We also installed a new LiftMaster Jackshaft garage door opener. These openers are mounted to the wall, instead of the traditional ceiling location. This opener type is generally used for garages that need as much height clearance as possible, so it was the perfect product for Andy’s garage. 

    To help out with the clearance issue, we also installed high lift tracks, instead of traditional tracks, so the door can be lifted as high as possible. These options complement the new garage door opening size and will make getting Andy’s RV in and out much more comfortable. 

    As you can see the new door is taller and looking good! Ready for Andy’s RV.

    The new sectional garage door has windows in the top panel installed, just as in his previous garage door. This is a great upgraded feature to keep the look and feel of the exterior consistent with the old look and also adds great natural light in the garage space.

    Now all that is needed is to paint over the stucco that was part of the remodel and maybe reinstall those beautiful side lights a bit higher up!

    Our customer, Penny, just bought a new house. The house is a fixer upper so she has a lot of projects on her to-do list!

    The first exterior project she wanted to tackle was updating the older garage doors that came with the house. The garage door openers as well were old, noisy and just in need of replacement after many years. 

    The other problem with her garage doors, which is why she wanted to tackle this project first, was that the existing doors are not only rusty, but not insulated. Penny works out in a part of her garage, so she wanted the space to have some temperature control in summer and winter. 

    old rusty uninsulated garage doors

    After putting together a budget, and then looking at her options within her budget for new garage doors and new garage door openers, she decided on these two overhead garage doors. They are 25 gauge doors and include PVC insulation for excellent weather control.

    We also installed two brand new LiftMaster belt drive openers. Not only are these garage door openers much quieter than the old chain drives she had, but they have a battery backup, WiFi abilities so she can open and close the doors from a smartphone app, and settings to ensure the door is secure when she is home and away.

    The new doors are beautiful!

    new 25 gauge insulated garage doors

    Penny also opted for the top panel with windows. Not only does this make the curb appeal stand out, but it adds an element of natural light as well. Penny can have her doors open when she is working out or using the garage, but can also keep them closed without sacrificing natural light inside the garage.

    Penny is very happy with her new garage doors and is working on some more projects inside on her new home!

     

    Our client, Peter and his wife, bought a new home. Their goal was to remodel it and then sell it for a profit. 

    One of their bigger projects for the exterior of the home was replacing the garage door and the entire garage door system. 

    The door when they purchased the home was made of wood and had not been properly maintained. It was falling apart and was beyond repair. 

    Old Wood Garage Door

    old wood garage door old wood garage door

    When we came out for the first inspection, we also noticed that the wood frame needed some work and needed to be resized since the current opening was not a standard size for any garage door on the market. 

    So adjusted the frame of the garage in preparation of the new garage door installation. Peter ended up choosing a 25 gauge steel garage door made of steel from UDT. The door is durable, inexpensive and a great choice for any garage, especially once for a flip!

    Here is the door newly installed from the outside and inside:

    new single car garage door installation  new single car garage door installation

    Notice there is only 1 spring installed. A 1 car garage door never needs 2 springs, though we recommend 2 springs for any 2 car garage, as a general rule.

    After these pictures were taken, we also installed a brand new LiftMaster garage door opener to complete the project. Now the garage door can be accessed easily from a remote or smartphone and creates a secure garage door space.

    Our client, Todd, built a very large metal garage on his property to house his many vehicles. 

    The space ended up being so big, it needed commercial sized doors to complete and secure the space. We measured the opening: 10 feet wide and 14 feet high. Wow! 

    Todd wanted durable garage doors to stand up to the elements, but he also wanted a more residential look even though he needed to purchase commercial type garage doors. He didn’t like the look of the commercial doors he had seen. 

    The last requirement Todd had was allowing as much light into the garage as possible. He didn’t want all glass doors, so we needed to find the right model that would satisfy all of these needs.

    I think we hit the nail on the head with this project. It wasn’t easy to get these doors picked out, delivered, and installed, but we did it! 

    We installed 2 beautiful 24 gauge garage doors. We were able to add a top panel of windows to allow light in without compromising the durability of the rest of the door. We also installed 2 LiftMaster 8500 jackshaft openers in order to allow for the greatest clearance for the garage. The openers install to the wall of the garage, not the ceiling which helps give more clearance.

    Looks great, right!?

    new commercial garage door installation sugar land texas new commercial garage door installation sugar land texas

    The doors will do a great job at protecting Todd’s toys inside from the elements. The top panels of windows allow a huge amount of light to come in during the day. And if you didn’t know just how big the doors were, you might not realize that they are oversized. They look just like the common residential style garage doors you see on homes all over.

    Todd is so happy to have beautiful doors, with natural light, that function for his unique space!

    We recently installed this beautiful custom glass garage door and matching entryway door for a Sugar Land customer.

    The homeowners wanted to update their home’s exterior instead of selling and buying a new house. Their kids moved out and they were ready for a change! They decided to go with a contemporary look.

    After looking through many catalogs of garage door option, they landed on the Avante collection, by Clopay. The glass is frosted, for privacy, with a contemporary black frame.

    simpson contemporary glass garage door

    This door is HEAVY, as you can imagine being made with glass. So we also installed a brand new LiftMaster 8578W opener to handle the weight of the door. The opener is a chain drive, with WiFi options and a great security system.

    The next step was installing the entry doors to match. This helps with the cohesion of the entire look and took this old ranch brick house up a notch on the contemporary scale!

    The front door they chose was the Contemporary Thermal 7404 model by Simpson. Since the door is made by a different company than the garage door, we found a style that matched perfectly. These doors, however, did not come in black. So we painted the doors black to match the black frame of the garage door.

    The door looks great! And with a view of both doors, you can see how well they coordinate!

    modern glass entry door and garage door

    If you are looking for a professional garage door company in the Sugar Land, Texas area, give us a call! We don’t just do garage door, but all exterior doors including front entry doors and side entry doors as well!

    Our doors look great, even from the inside!

    The most important thing is the homeowners are happy with their new, updated look! And look what a huge different switching out the doors does for this home. Why buy a new home to match your style, make an update instead!

    Many standard, inexpensive garage doors are just…a door. With no special decoration, no windows, no fancy materials. This is great and practical if you are on a budget or if you just use your garage to park your car. 

    Many people, however, enjoy working in their garage, working out, using it as an additional living space, or as a game room. 

    In these cases, especially when the weater isn’t perfect out, it’s nice to have a window for some natural light on days you want to keep the garage closed. 

    Windows also add a nice updated look to an otherwise plain garage door, as you can get different styles of windows to match any home design. 

    Our customer, Melanie, just bought her home. However, once she moved in, she realized her garage is very dark! 

    Instead of replacing the entire garage door, which is very expensive, and in this case, pretty wasteful since the door itself is new. We decided to save money and just replace the top panel, with a new panel that featured windows! 

    This swap saved a ton of money, and made an instant functional change as well as a design change. 

    Melanie’s door went from this: 

    standard garage door

    to this:

    added panel to garage door with windows

    Now all we have left to do is come paint the upper panel to match the existing panels, and this garage door upgrade will be complete!

    Window Types for Garage Door Panels

    You’ll notice Melanie went with plain, basic rectangle windows. But there are tons of options to choose from, including arched windows, square windows, cathedral, sunray and more.

    You can also choose a glass type to add to the design of your door, including frosted for extra privacy and sound control.

    Talk to a professional garage door company about your options, style and budget when choosing garage door windows for your garage.

     

    We received a call from Kevin and Whitney to come and inspect their garage door system.

    What we found when we arrived as this:

    A broken garage door opener. A tension cable that broke. Plus, two of the garage door rollers came off as well.

     

    They had both wanted to upgrade their garage doors for a while. Now that their opener and cables broke, they figured it was a good time to replace the doors and their opener.

    After deciding what kind of style door they wanted and looking through some photos, they landed on these First United Door 325 model with carriage door stamp.

    The UDT door is a steel-backed garage door. Steel garage doors are low maintenance and strong, which means they last a long time, for little investment on their upkeep! The Universal series by 1st UDT are known for their quality and longevity.

    They chose to add Stockton windows and decorative hardware to really complete the upgraded look.

    Since we also had to replace the garage door opener since that had broken, Kevin and Whitney decided to go with the tried and true LiftMaster 8550 belt drive opener. Belt drive garage door openers are more expensive than chain and screw drive openers, but they require no maintenance! So they pay for themselves over time. They are also very quiet! The LiftMaster 8550 model also has extra security features including WiFI so you can control the door from a smartphone or tablet, and a battery backup. In case of a power outage, the door will still open and close!

      

    The new openers looks great with their new doors!

    We also installed brand new rollers, a new cable, and two new springs.
    This garage door system got a complete upgrade! The garage and openers are top quality, low maintenance and will last for years. Plus, the carriage house look they went for is timeless and classic. The doors and the design will stand the test of time, and are a great boost to the home’s value and curb appeal!