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We are not living in the tropics – which is an appealing dream when shivering in the middle of an Ontario winter. Not everyone has the luxury of an indoor garage but if you are fortunate to have one every fall you need to prepare it for winter – before the cold bites. Here are four tips: First some simple preventative maintenance.
When you see your garage do you think, "A garage door is just a door and it looks fine." However, a suitably designed garage door can radically improve the appearance of your home.
Replacing the door on your garage is a fast and cost-effective way to give your house a facelift – that can be stunning. To illustrate the opportunities, here are fives houses where new garage doors improved their look - and value - dramatically.
We have known Chris a long time. Seventeen years in fact, which is when he joined the custom garage door manufacturer, Altwood Doors. He was hoping to become a chef, going to culinary school when he took a summer job picking parts and assembling garage doors, some of which he shipped to Aurora Overhead Doors.
Clopay is one of the largest garage door manufacturers in the world and we install many hundreds every year. They are running a contest where you can win US$1,000. If you need new garage doors take advantage of this opportunity to win. You need to take a photograph of your existing doors and once the now ones are installed and looking beautiful take another shot.
Come and visit us at the 2017 Aurora Chamber Home Show April 21 - 23, 2017 at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex, located at 1400 Wellington Street East, Aurora, ON (on the north side of Wellington Street, between Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street). Our booth is #269 Time for new Garage Doors? Make your home look lovely and increase its value.
We welcome Trevor Brainin to our sales and customer support team. Trevor has 22 years of experience in the building trades with the sales and specification of windows and doors. For the last two years he has been working at Home Depot and is familiar with the challenges faced by homeowners and the many ways to make homes more welcoming and increase their value. Resident in Aurora, Trevor is married with an adult son. If you need advice on garage doors, garage door openers, both residential and commercial, Trevor is happy to help.
If you are tired of repainting your garage door frames year after year, then Aurora Overhead Door has the solution for you. Capping is metal sheathing that weatherproofs the frames and makes them look sharp. The wood underneath is protected and will last a long time without maintenance. We have lots of colours to choose from. Contact us today for more details. Here is an installation we just completed in Aurora, before and after. The wooden door frame is thirty years old, has been banged up and the paint is thick and peeling. The capping squares off the corners and makes it look like new!
Traditionally farmers and stable owners have used doors that slide sideways. These types of doors are strong, but they are heavy. They also do not seal closely to the ground and on winter snow has to be kept clear of the bottom track. An alternative it to use a commercial grade overhead door. They are strong, they can incorporate windows, they seal closely to the edges and ground and they can be operated with a commercial grade opener, with a remote control. The benefits are that in cold weather a rider can open the door in much the same way as a homeowner opens a garage door. The height can accommodate mounted riders, farm equipment and livestock. If you have a barn that already has sliding doors, talk to an Aurora Overhead Doors rep about retrofitting overhead doors. If you are building a new barn avoid traditional doors – go with the next generation with a remote opener. You will ask yourself why you did not do it sooner.
If you are thinking of renovating the interior of your home and garage and you need ideas and advice you should visit the newly opened Avenue Decor Centre. You can browse through the hardware and finishes for kitchen and bathrooms. Then if you need help with the designs you can chat with the in-house designer. "This is a one stop renovation centre," says Tony Torelli, the owner, "we want to make it easy for homeowners to plan, to select products and then get the work done." Aurora Overhead Door is pleased to support the business. We have a door and opener installed and samples of door materials and hardware. The showroom is on Yonge Street just south of Eagle Street in Newmarket.