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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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How Do Up & Over Garage Doors Work?

Up and over doors are probably the most common of all garage doors, especially on older properties. That’s partly down to the fact that they’re usually cheaper than other options, probably because they’re the most straightforward in terms of design and installation; but that in turn means that once you’ve had one it’s likely to last for years and years. What they lack in sophistication, however, they more than make up for in terms of ease of use and maintenance, but what is it about them that has made them the go-to garage door for homeowners across the country? This month…

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How has Garage Door Security Improved Over the Years?

One of the most important features of your garage door is that it keeps your property, and its contents, safe.  Over the years, thieves have become better and better at finding their way into properties using innovative techniques to penetrate garage doors and steal what’s inside.  However, while the thieves may have improved, garage doors have also evolved.  At Associated Garage Doors, we’ve seen first hand how garage doors have enhanced over the years, and we’re going to be listing some of these today in this month’s article. The evolution of garage doors In the early days, when it was more…

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6 Benefits of Side-Hinged Garage Doors

If you’re searching for access to your garage door that is quick and easy, the side-hinged option could be the style for you. While not as common as up-and-over or roller styles, the side-hinged garage door has lots to offer the busy homeowner who still wants a beautiful door to enhance their property.  So if you’re wondering, should I get a side-hinged garage door?, in this article, we’ll guide you through the key benefits to help make your decision.  6 Benefits of Side-Hinged Garage Doors  Convenient access: The number one advantage of side-hinged garage doors is that they offer easy, convenient…

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