New Garage Door Designer

We are here to introduce our brand new garage door designer to our customers! We love this feature of our site and we think you will to.

What exactly is a garage door designer? This is an entire page that features every step of designing and creating a garage door and lets you see exactly what it looks like as you select different features! There are a variety of design choices for you to make, from material, color, window designs, handles, accent pieces, and more! And you have TONS of options to choose from.

Don’t believe us? Let’s take panel designs as an example. Just for selecting the kind of panel design of your garage door, you have 21 options!! And let’s say you choose short panel, which is the first option. With that panel design, you have 11 color options to choose from, which you can see in the image below!

 

Once you have finished creating your perfect garage door, scroll down to the bottom of the page, input your contact information, and you can request a quote! One of our experts will get back to you all the information related to the garage door you designed and will get you started on the process of installing it!

 

We want to make the process of buying a garage door as easy as possible for our customers and take all the mystery out of making this important investment in your home. If you have more questions, call Precision Door today to learn more about buying a new garage door!

Guide to Spring Cleaning (in Your Garage)

Forgive us for the cliché, but spring is in the air and all homeowners are preparing for the great cleaning project that comes with it! And as the experts in garages, we have a few tips to help you make sure that you do it right, which will help to keep your garage and your garage door as clean and safe as possible. Keep reading to see our tips for including your garage in your upcoming spring cleaning!

 

The first step is obvious. Start sweeping out the floor of the garage to get rid of any dirt and salt tracked in during the winter. We would also recommend that you properly clean the cement to rid it of any anti-freeze and salt products left over from tracked in snow, which can damage the floor and lead to cracks. After you clean the floors, it’s time to start putting away all the winter gear and get organized.

 

The best way to keep your garage organized all year round is to invest in some storage bins and add some shelves to the wall. Put the winter gear and equipment into bins and put them away on the shelves, off the floor to maximize the space. Don’t forget that you can also add storage space to the ceiling of the garage and store things there that only get used a few times year. We recommend organizing your things into bins based on how frequently they are used, from daily, weekly, and rarely used.

 

Things that you might want to have out are your tools, since the weather will start to get warmer and it is usually the time for projects around the house and for gardening. Dedicate a wall in the garage to hang your tools for easy access. You can buy board to hang hooks and bins from that will help keep everything organized.

 

Spring is the time to freshen everything up, from new furniture, new coats of paint, fresh flowers and plants in the garden, etc. So include your garage with the process of sprucing up your home. Give the walls a fresh coat of paint, add a pop of color by painting the door into the house, or invest in new shelves or workbenches. Or even better, this is the perfect time to add windows to your garage door, to let in the natural light during the upcoming sunny months. The experts at Precision Door can help you with this project and give your garage door a whole new look.
And lastly, the cold of winter can be very hard on your garage door and all of its parts. We recommend scheduling a maintenance appointment with your local garage door company to make sure that everything is aligned and running safely and smoothly. Precision Door will repair and replace anything you need and we answer your calls 24/7. Call today to schedule an appointment!

Things in the Garage That Might Be Dangerous for Your Pet

Whether the garage is the designated space for your pet to eat or rest, or the animal has access to it through a doggy door, you should always keep in mind that certain items in the garage can be hazardous for their health. So we have put together a quick list of items that should be kept as far from your pets as possible and how to make the garage a safe place for them.

 

  • Antifreeze: Commonly stored in garages, this substance has been known to kill many pets who mistake the smell for something edible. Antifreeze is extremely toxic to dogs and will destroy their liver so keep it stored high up and away from the ground.
  • Gasoline and motor oil: If you store either of these in your garage for your car, boat, or maybe a lawnmower, keep it stored either high up or outside of the garage because the fumes and the gasoline itself are dangerous for any curious animals.
  • Paints and solvents: It is actually not recommended to store paints in the garage because the changing temperatures will ruin the paint but it is also a good idea to find another storage spot for your paint and paint thinner so that your pet doesn’t accidentally spill or open up either.
  • Pesticides: If you or your significant other like to garden, you might have pesticides lying around. Be careful about storing these in the garage as ingesting this could be dangerous to your pet. Keep off the ground or in another location.
  • Car battery: The battery acid from your car battery could accidentally be swallowed by a pet if they find it sitting around or if they step in some and lick off their paws later on. This is extremely dangerous for anyone and any animal to ingest so we recommend disposing of old car batteries as soon as possible and to keep them stored safely if you must hang on to them.
  • Carbon monoxide: Never keep the car running if your pet is in the garage with you and if yours pets sleep in the garage at night, make sure that the garage is properly ventilated for them after you park the car for the night. Carbon monoxide can poison your beloved pets as they are very sensitive to these fumes.
  • Extreme temperatures: Unless your garage has it’s own AC or heating unit, the changing temperatures in the garage can be harmful for your pets. If your animals sleep in the garage during the summer, keep in mind that the garage will heat up quite a bit and could lead to overheating and heat exhaustion. Make sure that they have plenty of water in the garage during warmer seasons and find a way to ventilate the space and let in cooler air.

Your pets are part of the family and it’s important to keep them safe from harm. Always be careful of what you store in the garage and how, keep in mind that your animals are far more curious than your human family members and you can prevent any accidents from occurring.

The Importance of a Certified Garage Technician

Who is in Your Garage?

When you hire a garage door service company, there are a few things you expect: Trust, Experience, and Professionalism. Our expert garage door technicians at Precision Door encompass all three of these qualities and more. There’s no company with high quality, certified technicians quite like Precision Door. Our full service team coordinates and participates in rigorous training and up-to-date techniques in installation and maintenance. When one of our certified technicians comes to your home, you can expect only excellence and superb service is in store. We offer our clients exceptional experience, value, peace of mind, and complete confidence in our company’s specialized garage door technicians. Continue reading “The Importance of a Certified Garage Technician”