New Garage Door Designer

We are here to announce that we have a brand new garage door designer!

This designer has everything you need to create and build your brand new garage door from the comfort of your home. We have put the control in your hands by giving you a page that takes you through the entire process of designing a garage door and a full list of every option available to you! And as you select different options, you will see exactly what it looks like via the designer image that updates as you choose a style, material, panel design, color, window, and more!

And to be sure that you can see what your new garage door will actually look like on your house, you can even change the style of background on the home example. See how the home in the image above is made of brick? Well you can change feature based on a selection of very common house colors and materials, like white, grey, pink, tan, and more!
Precision Door is all about giving our customers options so that you can know that you are investing in a garage door that you will love more many years, before you even buy it! And once you have designed your perfect garage door, all you have to do is request a quote from our experts and we can get to work for you right away. Getting a new garage door is a fantastic investment for your home and there are TONS of benefits for replacing your old, noisy door. To learn more, call us today!  

Precision Door Detroit Wins 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

 

Precision Door Service of Detroit is proud to announce that we have won the 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award!

This award is given to a select few companies that meet the Angie’s List guidelines and requirements, that provide consistently great service to their customers throughout the year, and have an overall “A” grade in reviews. So we want to say thank you to our customers for their loyalty and encouraging comments!

 

We are very happy with this recognition and plan to continue giving our communities the best service in the business! You can trust Precision Door with your garage and your home and know that you are always getting service that is worth your time and money. Precision Door promises to provide customers with professional technicians, commercial grade parts, and excellent service, any time and any day, all year long.
For more information, see the press release here!

How to Restore Your Garage Floor From Winter Damage

The cold winter months can be harsh, not just on you, your car, your house, but even for the floor of your garage. You might have noticed some odd looking stains on the concrete and damage to the floor, which is probably from the de-icing fluids and road salts that are being tracked in if you live in a place that gets snow and icy roads. But don’t worry, you can restore the floor and have it looking as good as new using our tips!

 

If you are still in the middle of a cold and icy winter, then you might just want to clean the floor and not do a full restoration just yet, since you’ll probably have to deal with salts and de-icing fluids for quite a bit longer and don’t want to have to do the job twice. A lot of dirt, mud, snow, and other things get brought in by the tires of your car so we recommend cleaning the floor occasionally throughout the winter to prevent a build up. But before you break out the hose to rinse it out, keep in mind that if the temperature is below freezing, the water could freeze on the floor of your garage and lead to some serious problems. So here is a tip we know of to get all of the dirt and debris off your floor and you can use something that is probably all around your house at the moment; snow! That’s right, if you have piles of snow lying around outside, put it to good use for a free cleaning product. Put some snow over the floor of your garage, over the places where dirt and salt are collecting and let it sit for a bit but not long enough for it to melt. The snow will pick up everything you want to get rid of and then you can just scoop or brush it out of your garage, leaving behind a clean floor!

 

But once the season of snow has passed and the weather is getting warmer, you will want to treat your garage floor and restore it back to normal. You are probably noticing ugly white stains on the concrete or possibly even cracking, which is caused by the products that your city uses on the roads during the winter. To de-ice the roads, liquid magnesium and calcium chloride are sprayed on the roads to melt the ice and snow and prevent it from freezing again overnight. And when you drive on these roads, you are bringing back these mixtures and they get to drip off your car and onto your garage floor when you park your car for the night. These de-icers don’t freeze on the surface of your concrete but instead, they seep into the concrete and freeze there when the temperature drops, expanding and breaking apart the concrete mixture. And if the garage floor isn’t cleaned, then it just sits there all winter long, repeating the process and destroying the concrete.

 

So how do you properly get rid of it? There are a few ways. First, you need to clear away everything in your garage and thoroughly clean it, in order to be able to see every inch of the floor that might contain these chemicals and are showing damage and to get rid of the top layer of debris. Then you can get to fixing the problem. There are products you can buy for these kinds of stains and build ups or some people choose to make their own concoction at home as a DIY project. If you want to try to make your own mixture to remove the salt stains, you can easily look up the ingredients and directions online, which usually will tell you to add warm water, vinegar, and dish soap together and to start scrubbing with a brush.

 

If your DIY mixture isn’t doing the job, then it is recommended to buy Salt-Away, a popular product for removing salt. You would use it the same way you would the vinegar based solution, by scrubbing the floor and removing the residue with a mop before rinsing so that the salt can’t get back into the pores of the concrete.

 

Now you need to repair the damage to the concrete. A polymer modified cement is known to work well for patch jobs, since it bonds better than normal cement and creates a stronger finish. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, you can easily call an expert to come and do it for you. And once you have repaired and patched up the floor, don’t forget to take preventative measures for the next winter, by applying some form of sealer that can block the de-icing fluids from seeping into your concrete the next winter season.
From Precision Door, we hope that you have found this information useful and we look forward to hearing from you for any of your garage door needs! Call today!

The Ultimate Smartphone Activated Garage Door System

LiftMaster Partners with Nest!

LiftMaster signs with Nest to offer integration with their cameras and thermostats. Now they can be monitored from one place: Your iPhone! Yes, with just the touch of a button, imagine your most valuable home appliances all at your command. LiftMaster has been leading and re-imagining the way consumers see garage door systems, home security, power over their property, and more. With the changing technology, controlling codes, programming your home, and becoming more efficient, has never been easier with LiftMaster. LiftMaster has raised the bar, proving being the master of your domain, is only a touch away.
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Time For a Garage Door Maintenance Plan

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to get organized! Want to create a home maintenance calendar for 2016? Precision Door of Detroit has 3 easy steps to set up and properly maintain your garage door system for smooth sailing in 2016.

It’s probably the last home appliance we think of when needing a maintenance calendar or plan, but your garage door system needs to work successfully in intricate and synchronized measures to protect your home and function properly. Everything from your springs, to the battery, to the panels needs proficient attention, and our certified technicians will ensure everything is fully lubricated and operating at high capacity. Continue reading “Time For a Garage Door Maintenance Plan”

The Importance of a Certified Garage Technician

Who is in Your Garage?

When you hire a garage door service company, there are a few things you expect: Trust, Experience, and Professionalism. Our expert garage door technicians at Precision Door encompass all three of these qualities and more. There’s no company with high quality, certified technicians quite like Precision Door. Our full service team coordinates and participates in rigorous training and up-to-date techniques in installation and maintenance. When one of our certified technicians comes to your home, you can expect only excellence and superb service is in store. We offer our clients exceptional experience, value, peace of mind, and complete confidence in our company’s specialized garage door technicians. Continue reading “The Importance of a Certified Garage Technician”

A New Garage Door Can Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Does your home lack definition, pizazz, or is simply the sore thumb in the neighborhood? Then you need an easy, instant, and relatively cheap trick. Installing new garage doors is just the thing to spruce up and revamp your home’s curb appeal. Garage doors are a fixed statement. They may be from a time gone by or just don’t match the style of your exterior anymore. Many homeowners who have updated the inside of their house find themselves looking outwards, and wondering what they can do to generate quick and remarkably simple curb appeal. You may think that installing new residential garage doors is too expensive, but with the choices of colors, styles, and budgets, it may be more in reach than you think. Allow our experts at Precision Door to help you design custom or standard garage doors to add to the curb appeal of your home.

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Garage Door Safety Tips

Safety is our number one concern here at Precision Door. To make sure your home, valuables, and family remains safe, check out these garage door safety tips to ensure what matters most to you, is protected. It’s been estimated home burglary entrance occurs through garage door entry more readily than any other place of access in the home. When you think about it, it’s certainly easy to gain access through your garage. Apply these tips to keep your home secure and to reduce the risk of accidents and damages that can be caused by garage doors.

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DIY May not be a good choice

DIY may not be a good choice.

I am a committed do-it yourselfer and pride myself in the money I have saved by diving in and trying to fix something myself. I do have limits and here are the principles I apply before I try something new.

  1. Can I safely do the work?
  2. Do I have the tools and knowledge required to complete the job?
  3. I am physically able to lift and maneuver the pieces and parts.
  4. Will I be able to obtain the parts and how will I know they are the right ones?

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