Modern and contemporary home design is trending lately in Calgary. Our architects and builders are creating sleek and sophisticated residential designs using smooth stone, exotic woods and lots of immaculate glass. These modern designs are best complemented with garage doors that perfectly reflect the sculpted look of these homes. Is your home a modern design? If so, consider contemporary garage doors from Calgary favourite General Door Services, with more than 20 years of experience selling, installing and repairing overhead doors. Our showroom, the largest in the city, offers plenty of contemporary and modern designs to make your home the envy of your neighbourhood.
But what style and material should you choose? Flush panel garage doors with perfectly flat exteriors are a splendid match for modern-style homes. Available in a wide range of colours and R-values (a measurement of thermal efficiency), these doors blend seamlessly with the modern home’s smooth surfaces.
Aluminum and glass garage doors are also very popular for contemporary-style homes. The aluminum can easily be powder-coat painted to any colour that coordinates with the rest of your home. You can choose tinted or frosted glass to conceal the garage’s contents, making this a popular choice for contemporary garage doors in Calgary. Alternately, genuine wood garage doors featuring a horizontal tongue-and-groove design in cedar or mahogany can add an element of warmth to the sometimes stark appearance of contemporary homes.
While it’s important to call General Door Services for routine maintenance to extend the life of your overhead door, there are also a few things you can do every month or so to ensure longevity. A quick visual inspection of door hardware such as pulleys, cables and door springs can reveal signs of wear that require assistance from one of our technicians. You should also inspect the balance of your door by releasing any automatic mechanisms and opening the door manually. Does the door lift smoothly without catching? Will it stay open if you release it 3 or 4 feet up?
Check your door opener’s safety features. Put an item in the path of the door to make sure the door doesn’t close on the obstruction. The sensor should detect the item, and the door should reverse to avoid closing on it. (This is an absolute must for homes with children and pets!)
Equal Door Industries (the parent company of General Door Services) has manufactured, distributed and installed high-quality contemporary garage doors in Calgary for more than 40 years. Take a look at the other respected manufacturers whose products we carry:
When they’re ready to check out our impressive selection of contemporary garage doors, Calgary homeowners know to head for the vast General Door Services showroom. The smooth, clean lines and unexpected designs of our doors grace many modern-style homes in our city, and you’ll discover why. Also, keep our number handy for when it’s time for service – we’ll send a prompt, knowledgeable technician out to perform maintenance and repairs as necessary. Call us when you’re ready.