For 20 years, General Door Services has been pleased to provide the traditional garage doors Calgary homeowners have loved for years. What does the phrase “traditional” mean when it comes to garage doors?
Traditional-style overhead doors are generally made of steel and can be insulated or non-insulated as necessary. The typical traditional steel garage door will have a stamped, raised-panel appearance designed to mimic the look of a classic wood-panel door. These come in a choice of panel layouts and various colours. Today these products are generally used when the owner is replacing on old garage door and they want a product that looks similar to the existing door.
General Door Services sells traditional garage doors for Calgary residences in a variety of R-values. What does this mean? An R-value is a rating relative to thermal efficiency. Residential doors come in R-values of 0 to the teens, with modern aluminum doors having the 0 rating and the most thermally efficient, wind-rated versions ranking at the high end. The higher the R-value of your garage door, the less heat you will lose from your garage in the winter (and retain in the summer). Look for something in the 16 range if you want optimum thermal efficiency.
Remember, you’re not just losing heat from your garage! Some air leaks through the door from the garage into your home, as well. You’ve probably noticed that areas of your house that are closer to the garage are cooler than the rest of your home in the winter. That’s because warm air is escaping and cold air is leaking inside. A high R-value garage door will retard this expensive leakage, resulting in less energy loss and more savings on monthly energy bills.
Thinking of selling your home? You can refresh and update the appearance affordably simply by purchasing stylish new traditional garage doors in Calgary. A new garage door can give your home a fresh, cohesive look that draws the attention of prospective buyers – especially if the doors are on the front of your home. Enhance your curb appeal with new garage doors!
Here at General Door Services, we bring you products from only the most respected garage door manufacturers. In our showroom, you’ll find garage doors and related accessories (such as openers) from the following:
Need service or repairs? General Door offers a full range of residential garage door maintenance and repair services in the Calgary area. Call today to learn more or to schedule service, and our knowledgeable, trained technicians will be there shortly to diagnose and fix the problem. We’ll take care of broken torsion springs, damaged door panels, jumped lift cables, worn or seized rollers and non-functional door openers. Just let us know how we can help!