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What Is the Best Garage Door Material?

If you’re in the market for a new garage door, you may well have already figured out what type you want, but that’s only half the battle. Arguably just as important as the style of garage door you choose is the material it’s made from, which is why Associated Garage Doors has put together a quick guide on what we think the best garage door materials are. Read on to find out! Steel One of the most common garage door materials, steel is durable, reliable and, overall, pretty good value for money. Steel is heavier than aluminium, but still quite a…

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Why Your Garage Door Is Rusting and How to Stop It

Even some of the highest quality garage doors can become susceptible to rust, so don’t worry too much if you have started to notice signs of it. In this article, the Associated Garage Doors team is going to explain why your garage door is rusting and how you can stop it. Why your garage door is rusting As we just mentioned, all metal garage doors will rust eventually, but there are some factors that can speed up the process considerably. For example, if you live by the seaside, the additional wind and salt water will cause your garage door to rust…

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How to Lubricate a Garage Door

If you’re reading this article, the chances are your garage door has started to make a fair bit of noise recently. Of course, some creaks are to be expected with such a large mechanism, but if your door has started to become much louder and more sluggish recently, there’s a good chance that it needs some TLC. Why is my garage door making so much noise? Before we get straight into the lubrication guide, firstly we will take a look at some other reasons why your garage door might be making a lot of noise, so you can exhaust these options…

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The Great Big Garage Door Glossary

Here at Associated Garage Doors, we’re always trying to use our blog to help our customers and garage door owners across the country look after their garage doors better, as well as understand them a bit better. Given how many different components there are to a garage door, the latter isn’t always easy, which is why we’ve decided to create a comprehensive glossary of garage door terms, so our readers can better get to grips with what we mean when we talk about the different parts of a garage door. ABS ABS, which is known properly as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, is…

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How to Paint a Garage Door

If your garage door is looking a little worse for wear, buying a new one might not necessarily be the answer. No, sometimes all you need to make your garage door sing again is a lick of paint! That’s why, this month, the Associated Garage Doors team is going to be providing a step-by-step guide on how to paint your garage door so you can give the exterior of your home the facelift it deserves. Step 1 – clean the door Before you start painting your door, the first thing you want to do is give it a thorough scrub with…

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