Professional garage door installation Calgary
At Advantage Garage Doors, we cannot stress the importance of professional garage door installation enough. Garage doors and their components are heavy and can undoubtedly present a safety risk to you or your family if improperly installed. Our technicians are experts in the field, with extensive knowledge regarding all parts of your garage door and the experience to install each component as safely and efficiently as possible.
If a garage door or any of its components is installed improperly, it can significantly shorten its lifespan, setting you up for extensive and expensive repairs down the road. We believe in a job done perfectly the first time around, and as such warranty all of our garage door installations at no additional cost to you! Proper installation by a professional is critical to the safety and function of your garage door and its critical mechanical components. See Our Garage Door repair page
We offer prompt and professional installation of standard and custom garage doors, in the residential and commercial setting.
Selecting a garage door
Selecting a new garage door on your own can be an overwhelming process, given all of the options and features available on the market. A professional can ensure your unique needs are met, taking into account everything from personal style, energy efficiency, safety features required, amount of maintenance you are willing to put in the door and, very importantly, budget!
On top of helping you select and appropriately install your new garage door, we dispose of your old one safely. All you have to do is relax!
We provide a wide array of doors, with plenty of customization features, ensuring you will find your match with us! Contact us to have a technician come to you and help you select your next garage door.
Types of garage doors
Steel garage doors
Steel garage doors are incredibly popular for a reason. They offer strength, durability, energy efficiency, and security with a lighter weight and a lighter price tag. Steel doors require significantly less maintenance and upkeep than wooden doors, and are available in a variety of designs, colors, and textures – some closely mimicking wood grain and stain.
When selecting a new steel garage door, it is important to select the desired level of insulation, as most steel overhead door models offer several options in that department with varying R-values. Insulated steel garage doors help dampen the noise from the street while helping you save on your utility bills in the long term.
Wood garage doors
Traditionally, since their first appearance, garage doors were made out of wood. While steel has been steadily rising in popularity, you may desire a wooden garage door for a variety of reasons. Wood has a natural, warm, understated beauty that many love. It is highly customizable, especially in regards to color – it can be stained or painted to the exact shade you desire.
Wooden doors tend to come at a higher cost than their counterparts due to the manufacturing process. Many wood garage doors are sanded and painted by hand. They are well insulated and provide a good level of security. Additionally, wooden garage doors require much more upkeep to remain properly functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Several types of wood are common in the garage door industry. Examples include vertical clear grain cedar, which is the highest quality of cedar lumber available, and incense cedar. Other often used woods are mahogany and red grandis, a certified green eucalyptus lumber.
Carriage style garage doors
Carriage style garage doors have been rising in popularity in recent years, due to homeowners looking to add an aesthetic element to the outside of their home. Beyond practicality, carriage style garage doors become a prominent design element of your property, replicating the style of 19th century carriage style doors with modern technology and durability.
Carriage style garage doors are available in a very wide variety of designs, colors, and layouts, and can be made of wood or steel.
Contemporary garage doors
These sleek, modern garage doors offer clean lines and an incredible first impression. Typically made of aluminium, contemporary garage door options are usually paired with glass, which can be glazed or frosted to the desired level of privacy while flooding your garage with natural light!
A solid option for those seeking a stunning look with low maintenance requirements, aluminium garage doors can bring the exterior of your home to the next level by giving it a showstopping style.
At Advantage Garage Doors, we install nothing but the best. The doors we provide have a built-in pinch protection sections for your safety, and are manufactured in accordance to industry safety standards. The windows we offer are made of tempered glass and are designed to be safe and secure.
We offer additional safety features with our top-of-the-line garage door openers. A wide variety of options are available, from key-less entry and remote door access to remote locking of your garage door. As the largest point of entry to your home, your garage door should add to its safety!
In the building industry, R-value is used as a measure of thermal resistance per unit area. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation properties – leading to greater energy efficiency of your home. However – twice the R-value DOES NOT mean twice the insulation.
The metric of R-value measures heat transfer by conduction – transfer of thermal energy through a solid material such as a wall, ceiling, or floor. An insulated door with a high R-value promotes energy efficiency in your home, but only if your garage door is appropriately weatherproofed, and only if your garage is itself insulated.
Do I need an insulated garage door?
An insulated garage door presents a great number of advantages for your household, particularly in regards to its energy efficiency. We highly recommend installing an insulated garage door, especially if your garage door is attached to your home. An insulated garage door reduces temperature fluctuations within the house, which can be felt particularly in the rooms adjacent to or above the garage. Insulation decreases noise interference as well.
In the case of a detached garage, especially if used as a leisure or work area, insulation can help provide year-round comfort – allowing you to pursue your hobbies as usual!
There are three main levels of insulation in garage doors – single layer (aka ”pan”), double layer, and triple layer. Single layer doors aren’t insulated. Double layer doors have a layer of polystyrene insulation. Triple layer doors offer a layer of polystyrene or polyethylene insulation sandwiched between two panels. Triple layered doors offer the highest insulation and noise dampening properties.
Endless customization possibilities
As a prominent part of your house exterior, you want your garage door to be safe and practical, while being stylish and complementing the design of your home.
We offer a large variety of colours and stains, as well as a highly customizable door layout. You can choose everything from panel size, to window style, and even window placement. Building your own personalized garage door has never been this easy.
We don’t shy away from unusually sized garages either, offering custom sized garage doors and a variety of solutions for garages with a shorter space above the door, which can prove to be problematic during installation.
Finally, you can select your desired level of insulation, and an opener with your ideal security features. Our experienced technicians can help you create or select the best garage door for you and your family!
Regular maintenance as a preventative measure
After your new garage door has been installed, it is very important that you either perform regular maintenance tasks or call us to have a technician take care of your door regularly. Proper maintenance is the key to lengthening the lifespan of your garage door and its components, as well as detecting potential issues before they cause extensive (and expensive!) damage. Appropriate maintenance reduces rust damage, promotes a good weather seal, and keeps your door looking fantastic.