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You already know that cleaning your home’s interior is crucial to your health and comfort. But did you know that keeping your garage clean is equally important? Valuable items stored in your garage, including cars, tools, bicycles, and appliances, can be damaged by the buildup of dust, leaves, and other debris from the outdoors. Quick and simple cleaning, such as regular sweeping, tending to spilled liquids immediately, and wiping down work surfaces, can extend the life of your valuables and reduce the amount of dirt that enters your home.
For more information on garage and garage door maintenance, contact the Orlando area’s premier garage door installer and retailer: Florida Door Solutions. We specialize in garage door sales and maintenance for residential and commercial applications. Visit us online or call (407) 378-4867 to learn more about keeping your garage and overhead door clean and working properly.
Last updated 7 days ago
Although choosing the right garage door for your home or business is a very important decision, finding the perfect door has never been easier. Commercial and residential garage door manufacturers produce a wide variety of high-quality doors, made in many kinds of materials and colors. Here’s a look at some of the features and options you have when shopping for a new custom or specialty garage door.
A Range of Material Options
Garage doors are available in a number of different high quality materials, each with its own unique properties and look. Most garage doors are made from durable steel and come in both insulated and non-insulated options to fit your budget. For a more traditional look and feel, real wood garage doors offer a homier look for residential uses. Alternatively, faux wood doors and composite doors can give you the realistic wood texture without the upkeep.
The Value of Insulation
Although non-insulated doors may cost less, insulated garage doors present a substantial long-term savings, particularly during hot Orlando summers. An insulated garage door can reduce drafts through your garage, which ultimately leads to lower heating and cooling costs throughout the year and greater indoor comfort. An insulated garage door will also help to regulate temperatures within your garage, making it a more ideal space for storage, an extra workspace, or even an extra living area.
Finally, it’s important to find a garage door that fits the look of your home or business. Steel doors are available in the widest variety of styles, making it easy to find an insulated or non-insulated door to fit your style. Raised panel doors, carriage doors, and other more traditional styles are available in steel, but look and feel more authentic in wood, faux wood, or even composite materials
To learn more about the features you need in a new garage door, contact Florida Door Solutions. We serve the Orlando area with the very best residential and commercial custom garage door sales, installation, and maintenance services. Call us today at 407) 378-4867.
Last updated 17 days ago
Wood and steel are two very common materials for residential garage doors. But what are the major functional differences between these two popular door materials? To make an educated decision, contact your Orlando area garage door installation service before making a purchase.
Until then, you can check out this clip describing the major differences between wood and steel residential garage doors. You’ll learn about some of the maintenance, warranty, and aesthetic differences between wood and steel doors, as well as which material will help you maintain an energy efficient home.
For a further guidance in choosing between steel and wood garage doors, contact Florida Door Solutions today by calling (407) 378-4867. We’re the Orlando area’s leading residential and commercial garage door retailer and installer, carrying a wide variety of wood, steel, composite, and faux wood garage doors.
Last updated 24 days ago
Your garage doors allow you to access the contents of your garage with a simple push of a button. While garage doors offer great convenience and security for you and your belongings, they are also powerful pieces of machinery that must be operated safely. Here are some essential garage door safety tips:
Use Your Garage Door Openers Responsibly
Only adults and supervised children should be permitted to use the garage door openers. If your garage has remote openers that are not attached to the wall, make sure that they are out of reach of small children. Also, be sure that your wall mounted garage door openers are mounted high enough so that small children cannot reach them. This will ensure that your garage doors are opened and closed safely, and with adult supervision.
Open and Close Garage Doors Safely
A garage door should only be opened and closed when there are no people or objects in its path. Even if it is equipped with an emergency stop mechanism, you want to be sure that the path of the door is cleared before you open or close it. If the door is in motion, make sure that you do not walk under or through the opening. Finally, be sure that all fingers and toes are clear of the bottom of the door and the door hinges before it is operated.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
To make sure that your garage doors are functioning properly, you should schedule an annual maintenance appointment with a licensed technician. If your garage doors become damaged, do not attempt to fix the problem yourself. Even if the damage does not seem severe, there may be an underlying problem that only a technician will notice. By properly maintaining your garage doors, you will ensure that they are functional and safe for many years to come.
At Florida Door Solutions, we offer a range of residential garage door services, including repair and installation. Call our Apopka location at (407) 378-4867 to make an appointment with one of our garage door technicians today!