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Insulated or Non-Insulated?

R-Value: “the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.” This is what you will see when looking at different types of garage doors, so understanding what R-value is will be beneficial. Doors that have a higher R-value have more or better insulation. Knowing what your garage is going to be used for, who is going to be around it, and some other considerations will help you decide whether insulated or non-insulated is best for you! There are times when less is going to be better for you. Here are some examples: You are constantly opening and closing your garage door - the extra money you spent on premium insulation is going out the door. You rarely use the garage for anything other than storage or parking your car - part of the reasoning for insulating is for climate control for people or animals. Your garage isn’t insulated - why insulate a garage door if the garage isn’t insulated? The garage is on a rental unit. B
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Secure View Garage Door Opener

We want our garages to be safe from being broken into and our possessions from being stolen, but they are often not as well-protected as the rest of the house. Security systems are useful, but often the cameras are put inside living areas and maybe around the outside of the garage, but that will cost you extra. Wouldn't it be nice if we could have a handy security system that would actually be inside the garage without the extra cost? Enter the Secure View Garage Door Opener from LiftMaster! You have probably seen doorbells by Ring, Vivint, Nest that come with a camera so you can see who is at the door before they even ring the bell. The integrated video camera in the Secure View Garage Door Opener works similarly, but it can also be manually tilted and rotated 360 degrees to see everything that happens in the garage. The glare-resistant, night vision lens auto-adjusts to light levels in the garage to capture everything and anything that passes through the garage. Built-in Wi-Fi® a

The Value of an Insulated Garage Door

Since your garage door opening is usually the biggest in your home, it can also be an area of extreme heat and energy loss. This results in drafty rooms in the winter, hot and humid living areas in the summer and a lot of money wasted on heating and cooling. Many homeowners, especially those located in areas with temperature or weather extremes, may wonder if they should insulate their garage door to help alleviate these issues. Insulating your garage door provides many benefits in addition to saving you money by increasing energy efficiency. When buying an insulated garage door, there are several things to consider. Garage doors can be insulated with polystyrene or polyurethane insulation. Polystyrene is a fine choice, but polyurethane is the preferred option. One reason is because it expands to completely fill the area between the panels. This results in a stronger, more durable garage door, and it quiets the operation of the door.  Insulated garage doors are also resistant to the ru

Commercial Fire Doors

Only in the event of an actual fire or emergency situation do most people fully appreciate fire-rated doors . Business owners, on the other hand, have a better understanding of the importance of fire doors. In the event of an actual fire, these doors can serve an important role in keeping flames and smoke from spreading to different parts of the building. They can also serve as a means of easy escape in case of an emergency. Fire-rated doors specially made to withstand the extreme heat of fires. These hollow metal doors and frames must have a closing device and latch. Fire doors are often equipped with panic hardware and fail-safe or fail-secure emergency exit locks.  Fire doors are required on many commercial buildings in order to protect occupants, block the spread of flames and smoke, and minimize the overall property damage. Because they close automatically when a fire is detected in the building, these doors are a key component of a building’s passive fire protection system. Inter

Seasonal Garage Door Maintenance

Did you know that you should do some bi-annual maintenance on your garage door? A garage door that is neglected will probably wear out faster because some problems that could have been caught early on become big ones that ruin your garage door opener.  Follow these steps in the spring and in the fall, and you will be able to catch most issues before they ever become trouble. 1. Watch and listen to your door. Open and close your garage door a few times, each time inspecting a different area. Is there a jerkiness to the operation? Do you hear scratching, grinding or some other noise that seems out of place? Your garage door should operate smoothly and be relatively noise free. If you do hear or see problems, call a trusted garage door repair technician like Gandert Door Company. Garage doors have components that can be dangerous or deadly when worked on by the well-meaning, but un-trained DIYer. 2. Clean out the track. Since it is in the garage, it's probably not an area that you dus

Types of Commercial Garage Doors and Their Applications

Commercial Garage Doors need to be fully functional and able to withstand daily operations in the toughest of industrial environments. For commercial applications, toughness is the name of the game. Gandert Door Company strives to offer the highest quality products and service to our clients, and that is why we proudly offer a wide selection of insulated and non-insulated commercial upward acting doors from CHI Doors to fit your exact specifications. Because commercial-use doors see a lot of action, they need to be durable and long-lasting. CHI’s line of tough, heavy-duty commercial doors are built to withstand a higher volume of operation, so you can be sure they’ll be around for a long time.  For most heavy duty doors for the commercial or industrial user, the rolling steel is the answer. With the genuine rolling steel line, we offer the most respected rolling steel doors available, engineered for durability and smooth operation. Our line of sectional steel and insulated steel prod

Picking the Right Garage Door Opener

Gandert Door Company offers two different lines of electric garage door openers: residential and commercial. Each of these options are manufactured by LiftMaster and have a proven track record in the industry and meet exacting performance requirements. In addition, all of our models offer the utmost in safety and security features and are available with a variety of horsepower levels and drive systems. We pride ourselves on providing options for every home or business. But say you are a homeowner, and you aren't sure what kind of garage door opener you need. This blog will help you through some questions to think about in order to make your decision. First, what kind of features would you like? LiftMaster offers quiet and ultra quiet operating models. If your garage is attached to your house, ultra quiet is probably what you want. Lighting is also a feature to pick. Do you want standard lighting or ultra-bright LED lights? Depending on how much time you spend in your garage