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6 Interesting Facts About Garage Doors

Interesting Facts About Garage Doors

Out of all the different features and aspects of your property, you probably think of your garage door as one of the least interesting. After all, this is an object which you use day in day out, and it has truly become synonymous with the normality of everyday life. That being said, garage doors weren’t always just a standard part of the home.

In this post, we’ll be uncovering 6 interesting facts about garage doors: 

1. The First Electric Garage Door Opener

The first electric overhead garage door opener was invented in 1926, in Indiana, by a man named C.G. Johnson. However, the electric garage door opener didn’t become popular straight away, especially since it was invented during America’s Great Depression. It was until after World War II that it finally began to rise in popularity, specifically after a company in Chicago offered an opener to the public that could be operated via keypad or switch. 

2. Garage Doors Can Last Over 20 Years

The lifespan of your garage door will depend on several factors, including the brand, quality, and daily usage. However, as long as you’re taking steps to extend the life of your garage door (including having it serviced on a frequent basis), you can generally expect it to last anywhere between 20 to 30 years! Considering their longevity, garage doors ensure to prove as a highly worthwhile investment for homeowners.  

3. Garage Doors Help to Increase Security

It probably comes as no surprise to find that garage doors help to increase overall home security. After all, you can drive straight into your garage once you arrive home, and you don’t have to worry about making yourself vulnerable to strangers on the street or exposing yourself to harsh weather conditions. Moreover, a garage door also acts as an additional barrier that burglars will have to overcome in order to gain access into your home. As long as you take steps to secure your garage properly, you can use it for much more than just a parking space. 

4. They are Slowly Replacing the Front Door

Since homeowners can now drive straight into their garages rather than having to park their vehicles in the driveway, there’s really no reason for them use the front door when they can use the internal door in the garage instead. Being able to drive safely into an enclosed garage makes homeowners feel a lot safer when it comes to exiting their vehicle at night especially. Because of this, garage doors are slowly replacing the traditional ‘front door’ that residents use to enter their homes. 

5. They Add Significant Value to Your Home

Whilst garage doors used to be quite an impressive feature to have on your property, nowadays, they’ve become quite common amongst Australian homes. Nevertheless, adding a garage door to your home ensures an excellent ROI (return on investment). 

6. DIY Repairs Can Be Dangerous

Although you’ll find no shortage of online tutorials and YouTube videos walking you through some of the most common garage door repairs, it’s generally best to avoid them, and trust in a professional garage door technician for the job instead. Garage doors are large, heavy and quite complicated pieces of machinery. They consist of a number of different parts; some of which are under extreme levels of tension and pressure. For this reason, it’s integral to call a garage door repair service if you want to avoid causing yourself an injury or making existing problems worse. 

Choose Professional Garage Door Services for Emergency Garage Door Repair in Perth 

At Professional Garage Door Services, we understand that your garage door can go bust at the most inconvenient times, whether that’s early in the morning before work or in the middle of the night. That’s why we provide emergency garage door repairs in Perth– so that you can have a quick and convenient solution to your issues no matter when they occur. Offering decades worth of experience and friendly, reliable service, we can provide you with assistance no matter when you experience a problem.

 

In need of garage door repairs or maintenance services? Call Professional Garage Door Services now!

Annika Knudsen
Annika Knudsen
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Ryan attended my home promptly when I called him in desperate need of help! He gave me a few options of what I could do in regards to my old motor. Thanks PGDS!
Charms
Charms
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I recently had the pleasure of using the garage door repair services from Professional Garage Door Services, and I couldn't be more satisfied. From start to finish, the experience was nothing short of exceptional.
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Jared Aylmore
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Ryan took my call after hours and was able to isolate/point me in the right direction within seconds. A true master of his craft! Thanks mate
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Tahlia Whitehead
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I could not recommend Professional Garage Door Services highly enough! Ryan has an outstanding work ethic & sense of professionalism and has never let me down! His knowledge and skills are invaluable and I strongly recommend him for any garage door/motor issues or servicing needs. Great pricing and excellent value for the services received. Thanks a million!
Steven Caruana
Steven Caruana
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Wonderful to have my door operational again. Thank you Ryan from Professional Garage Door Services. Highly recommended for repair & services. Thank you again.
John Davis
John Davis
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Couldn't be more happier with Ryan excellent service 👏 excellent price 👏 would recommend them to anyone and everyone one , keep up the excellent work 👍
Naren Selvendran
Naren Selvendran
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Very pleasant experience in receiving a high standard and customer focused service. Highly value Ryan's professionalism and his time management.Highly recommends him to anyone looking to have a perfect job done.
Geoff Jordon
Geoff Jordon
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Fantastic Service in an Emergency situation. One phone call and a assurance within an hour was honoured with promptness.Tony did an excellent job and the door works better that it was when newly installed. Thanks Tony for an excellent and perfect job - Truly Professional
Tim Baines
Tim Baines
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Amazing service! Ryan came at short notice after my elderly father reversed into my garage door. He was patient and really friendly and helpful. Highly recommend if you want honest professional service.
Jason Outten
Jason Outten
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Excellent service.We had our old door looked at, which they got up and running. But it was time for an upgrade.They always turned up when they said, on time. Works very professional. Very happy. Will definitely keep using
Natasha Sumegi
Natasha Sumegi
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I called Ryan when my roller door would not open. He was willing to help me trouble shoot the problem, listening to me frustratingly rant. I then had an unexpected emergency and he still took the time to tend to property for me. Legend of a human, extremely helpful.
Courtney White
Courtney White
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Amazing guy, always willing to help out!Admirable.
Linda D'Urbano
Linda D'Urbano
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Late last night my garage door decided not to co-operate anymore. I contacted the Professional Garage Door Services and not only were they thorough in explaining all my opinions (including quotes), but they were also able to come first thing the next morning.Super helpful, very friendly & affordable.One of the best customer service experiences I have had in a very long time.
Max Bouga
Max Bouga
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Ryan from Professional Garage Door Services provided excellent service in replacing the garage door motor. Service was prompt, very professional, and an excellent value for money.Highly recommend!
Brenda Kelly
Brenda Kelly
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Cables snapped off my garage door .Contacted professional garage doors and spoke to Ryan .He arranged to be at my house between 0730-0800 the next day.True to his word he was there at 0730 and had fixed and serviced the door and was finished by 0800.Price was great tooFantastic customer service and a very professional young man.Would highly recommend this company .
Chris Green
Chris Green
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Our garage door stopped working on Saturday. I found Ryan from Professional Garage Door Services on the Internet (due to our regular service company letting us down). He was amazing and was able to come out to help us within the hour.He replaced our motor and had everything working really fast.Such a professional job. Very helpful.Highly recommend this company, they are exactly what their name says and more!
Trinity Griffin
Trinity Griffin
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Absolutely can not recommend these guys enough! My garage door completely died with no warning and no function at all! On a weekend! Hubby works away, leaving me and the little one alone most of the time and I was not safe with a non functioning garage door. Within just a few hours, Tony arranged ?Drew? To come out and replace the dead motor, key all the remotes (including an extra one!) In lightning speed, with 100% professionalism, excellent workmanship, a demo and explanation of how to use all the buttons including how to operate in a power outage. If you need high quality products, excellent workmanship and friendly customer service, do not look any further!
Sriharsha Devalpally
Sriharsha Devalpally
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Had great customer service from Ryan who fixed our garage door. Will definitely be coming back in the future!
Julie Bright
Julie Bright
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I cannot recommend Professional Garage Door Services enough – with Ryan being everything you could want in a tradesperson. When my garage door opener appeared to have died, I called a couple of companies & was given simply a replacement cost. However when I called & spoke with Ryan, he spent 10 minutes talking me through different ways to check if it was indeed a problem with the opener & not an electrical issue within or around my house. Who does that?!There was absolute transparency about the installation process and cost & everything was delivered as discussed. To put it simply – Ryan’s just really good at his job! so if, like me, you’re hit with an unexpected repair or replacement of your garage door opener, my advice would be to just call PGDS – you won’t need to make a second call.
Seb Rechichi
Seb Rechichi
1673829175
There a few companies that provide good old fashioned CUSTOMER SERVICE & REPAIRS!Ryan firstly assisted us on the phone on a Sunday then was at our place first thing Monday morning as promised.He then swiftly & thoroughly repaired & serviced our garage door.He also explained how the breakdown occurred & how he was going about to repair for us.He was done within the hour & cleaned up after himself too!Will be recommending this company to everyone.
Lindo George
Lindo George
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I had garage door broken (Rails came over) while manual handling during electric outage across our area.Called Professional garage door services, sent video and they have provided out of hour support advice.Next day morning their technician visited on site and fixed it promptly.Good work.
Glenn
Glenn
1670545623
Thank you Tony for fixing our garage door. He was punctual and I’m very happy with his service. A very positive experience and I will be recommending him to friends and families.
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