Wood Garage Doors: An Underrated Option

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Over the years, steel and aluminum garage doors have become popular among homeowners. The benefits of these materials are undeniable. Both aluminum and steel are widely available, durable, low-maintenance, and recyclable. However, there are times when a metal garage door doesn’t suit a home’s aesthetics. Particularly if you have a historic or rustic home, a wood garage door may be a better fit for appearance.

If you like the look of a wood garage door, then it absolutely can be a good choice for you. Although it’s not as popular as it once was, wood does still have some benefits as a garage door material. Its shortcomings are also easy to address with a little planning and foresight.

Storage Unit Door Features Used for Home Garage Doors

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Garage uses vary by home and depend on several different components. If you plan on using your garage to store anything valuable, then a traditional garage door may not be your best option. As you plan out the garage door choices for your home, you may find inspiration through the features and designs found with storage unit doors.

Storage unit doors come with very specific features. Request a garage door with some of the features listed below to add extra protection to your items and functionality any time you need to go inside the garage.

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5 Reasons to Replace Your Front Entry Door

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If you’ve ever driven down a street and had your attention grabbed by the best-looking house on the block, chances are the front entry door to the house had something to do with the impression it made on you. You might want your home to have that effect on other people too, and you can start by replacing your front entry door.

Learn more about five reasons to replace your front door and the benefits that come with them.

1. New Look

4 Patio Door Misconceptions

Patio Door — Lancaster, PA — Shank DoorIf you do not have a patio door that leads to your outdoor living space, then you should consider installing one this season. These doors make entering and exiting your outdoor living area easier, help illuminate your home with natural light during the day, and lend a more spacious feel to the room they are installed in. However, if you are hesitant to add patio doors to your home due to belief in one of the many misconceptions that surround these doors, read on to learn the truth behind some of the most common patio door misconceptions.

Is Your Garage Door Ready for Summer?

Summer Garage Door — Lancaster, PA — Shank DoorWinter conditions are rough on garage doors and can leave them in need of repairs. Similarly, hot summers can be damaging, making the start of the season the best time to give your door some extra attention. Regular maintenance also prevents surprise repairs and ensures you enjoy your garage space during summer. The tips below will prepare your garage door for summer.

Clean the Garage Door

A deep clean is among the best ways to prepare your garage door for warm weather. If the door has salt stains from winter, use a mild detergent, vinegar, and water. Scrub the stains with a non-abrasive sponge and wipe the grime with a rag. Next, rinse off the soap with water to protect its finish. Also, get a step ladder to clean the top of the garage door.


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