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Can I finance a new garage door
In: Door

Can I finance a new garage door? Some garage door service companies provide financing for garage doors, openers and service calls either in house or through an outside financing company. Check with a local garage door company for financing options. At Veteran Garage Door we do have a financing company we work with, but credit worthiness and terms are determined by the outside company. We do not determine credit worthiness nor do we have any information as to why you were or were not approved for financing. This is a service we provide for our customers if they qualify. We
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Can I convert a standard garage door to a high–lift
In: Door

Can I convert a standard garage door to a high –lift? Standard garage doors can typically be converted to high-lift if there is enough head clearance in the garage. Head clearance is the distance from the top of the garage door opening to the ceiling in the garage. Typically 12 inches of clearance from the ceiling is needed for any garage door. If the ceiling in your garage is 10 feet tall you can use a high lift door to raise the door in the open position to 9 feet. The 12 inches of clearance from the ceiling is needed
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How to know the garage door opener force fits the garage door weight?
In: Opener & Accesories

Automatic garage door openers come from many manufacturers with different designs and horse powers. It is important to use a garage door opener of sufficient strength to open and close your garage door efficiently. Garage doors can be very light weighing less than 100 pounds or very heavy depending on the size of the garage door and the material used to manufacture the garage door. The garage door springs are the most critical component as they provide the force to open and close the garage door, but the garage door opener needs to be rated for the size and weight
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Is a garage door with windows more expensive than a garage door with no windows?
In: Door

Garage door costs vary depending on the style of garage door, the material used to manufacture the door, and the accessories chosen for the garage door. Steel garage doors in general are less expensive than wooden garage doors. The weight of the steel used to manufacture the garage door is the primary factor in the cost of the garage door. Our base model garage door is made of 25 gauge stamped steel. You could also chose a 24 gauge garage door as an upgrade. Adding windows or insulation to the door would be an upgrade option and would add additional
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System Requirements for Setting Up MyQ Service for LiftMaster / Chamberlain
In: Opener & Accesories

System Requirements for Setting Up MyQ Service for Liftmaster 8550W, 8557W, and 8587W: IF you are experiencing difficulty setting up MyQ service for your garage door opener you will need to check the internet settings and router settings listed below. This will likely require calling your internet provider to have the internet settings adjusted and ports opened for programming MyQ. First, your system for programming must be operating on 2.4GHz not 5.0GHz. You will have to turn off the 5.0GHz for programming, 5.0GHz can be turned back on once the MyQ system is programmed and Second, there are 4 ports
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What is considered a Standard Garage Door?
In: Door

To start it is important to know what company you are dealing with and you will need to ask questions as to what a standard garage door is for that company. In most cases standard two car garage doors will be 16 feet wide and 7 feet tall. A standard single car garage door will be 8 feet wide and 7 feet tall. There are however many different size garage doors so you must measure the actual garage door opening to determine what size door you will need. Our standard garage door is a 25 gauge stamped steel panel garage
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How much does it cost to install / replace a garage door?
In: Door

Garage doors come in many styles and sizes to fit the application and / or look you need. It is important to know the exact size of the garage door you need. How much does a new garage door cost? You will need to measure the width and height of the actual garage door opening. Standard residential garage door sizes are 16×7 for double car garage doors and 8×7 for single car garage doors. There are other sizes available and almost any size can be custom. We use Clopay Garage doors because they have many styles and options available. Some garage door manufacturer, such
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Is It Possible to Add Garage Door Windows To a Garage Door Panel That Has Already Been Installed?
In: Windows

It is possible to add garage door windows to garage door panel that has already been installed. This process is not recommended, and will likely void any garage door warranty from the manufacturer. Garage door panels are manufactured with added structural supports for windows from the manufacturer, without these structural additions, the garage door panel has been compromised. Many DIY’ers have found they can order after market garage door windows to install in a preinstalled garage door panel. The process involves taking accurate measurements to ensure you purchase the proper size windows and even more precise measurements prior to cutting
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What Type of Garage Door is Considered Good Quality?
In: Door

Good quality garage doors can be found in several construction types from steel to wood. What defines quality differs from person to person. A quality garage door should be constructed from material and in a manner that it will withstand the use and conditions where it is installed. A good standard quality steel door should be constructed of at minimum 25 gauge steel, anything lighter than 25 gauge in my opinion is too light to with stand normal garage door use. If the garage door is the primary entry/exit point or is subject to higher levels of use or abuse,
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What Standard Colors are Available for Garage Doors?
In: Door

Most garage door manufacturing companies offer 5 basic colors for garage doors. The 5 common colors are white, almond, sandstone, desert tan and brown/chocolate. White and almond are typically in stock colors while sandstone, desert tan and brown/chocolate are sometimes special order colors. These are for standard garage doors. There are many specialty garage doors on the market with other colors available, but these are special order doors and colors. Garage doors come painted and ready to install, but any of the doors can be painted if the color you want is not available. The common colors listed above may
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