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Postby VEFF on Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:32 am

Hi guys (and gals?),

I hope everyone is doing well? I just filled out the presidential candidate poll. I'll also be browsing the forum now that I have some time off.
I have a week off work, so I have some time to relax (have been very busy at work) and also take care of some things around the house (cleaning the garage and getting new garage doors and garage door openers.

I have always received excellent, helpful advice here and thank you all again for that.
I figured someone here from the central or North Jersey area would know of some good garage door installers?
I am also looking for door recommendations, which anyone can obviously help with.

My garage is under my master bedroom and it lets in a fair amount of cold air, so I would like something with plenty of insulation.
I also want more modern garage doors because my entire home has essentially been re-modeled over the last several years and the garage doors are the only things remaining.

Any garage door model and / or installer recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

I may try Lowes, Home Depot or Sears, so I know I can reach out to corporate if anything goes wrong.
I don't know of any local firms personally, so I would feel more comfortable using a known place unless I get a recommendation from someone.


Thanks in advance for any tips you can give!
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Re: Garage door and /or installer recommendations?

Postby Ian on Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:15 am

My parents just got theirs replaced. It's insulated, etc. and is a heck of a lot lighter than their old one. I think they went through Home Depot for the door and the install.
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Re: Garage door and /or installer recommendations?

Postby VEFF on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:01 pm

Thanks Ian.
I'll take some measurements and head out there tonight or, more likely, tomorrow morning to get some estimates.
Will also go to Lowes and Sears.
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Re: Garage door and /or installer recommendations?

Postby LoneWolf on Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:30 pm

Hey VEFF, check these guys out:

http://www.overheaddoor.com/

I needed a simpler solution than you (no insulation required, as our garage is not attached) but they did a very good job. The garage door when we bought the house was wood; it was both warping (partly from the garage door, a single center-arm design) and rotting. Going with a metal door solved the warping issues.

I haven't had to get a new opener yet. The garage had a Sears chain-drive 1/2hp model installed. The lamp socket in it failed a year or so back, and the chain occasionally is problematic on extremely cold days (think sub-20F), but we'll use it until it dies, since it doesn't cost any money to wait. If I had to replace it though, I'd go with another drive system, since I think these would fare a little better in cold conditions. That leaves belt,screw, or cable-drive systems. I'm really interested to know more about the cable-drive models, which save a lot of space.
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