How to Wash Your Garage Door

How to Wash Your Garage Door

How to Wash Your Garage Door

Your garage door is an important part of your home. Keeping it in the best condition possible helps ensure it stays fully operational for years to come.

In addition to professional routine maintenance, cleaning plays the most important role in keeping your garage door in excellent condition. Taking the time to properly and thoroughly clean your door will help keep it looking good and working as it should. In some cases, cleaning might be a condition of your door’s warranty, too.

However, the cleaning process can vary depending on the material of your garage door. To get started, take a look at our guide on the best ways to clean your garage door.

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How to Clean Different Types of Garage Doors 

One of the most common forms of damage you may see on a garage door that isn’t well maintained is rust. It can build up on the door when foreign materials such as salt stick to the door’s surface. Routine cleaning helps prevent rust before it ever becomes a problem.

There are a few different techniques to use if you are cleaning wood garage doors as opposed to steel garage doors, but this process performed twice a year works for almost all door types:

  1. Hose down the door with a light spray: Do not use a powerful spray since the water could strip the door’s protective coating along with the grime.
  2. Prepare your soap solution: Use one cup of a non-toxic and biodegradable cleaner mixed into five gallons of water or a gentle dish detergent. Do not use an abrasive, ammonia-based cleaner. You’ll strip away more than the dirt.
  3. Select a soft cleaning tool and wash the door: Use a new sponge or a soft cloth — soft microfiber will do the trick — to rub and lather the solution onto the door. Like the non-abrasive cleaner, you want something gentle, so you don’t remove the door’s finish.
  4. Start at the top and work your way to the bottom: Find a ladder if necessary to reach the top corners. You don’t want to miss a spot during cleaning. Use gentle, circular strokes to loosen up the grime. When the cloth gets dirty or dry, add more cleaning solution.
  5. Spray the door again to rinse: Once you have applied soap across the whole door, spray the door once again with a light stream of water. Allow it to dry naturally, or wipe it down with a chamois cloth.

Tips for Cleaning Your Garage Door 

While cleaning your doors is a simple process, paying attention to the fine details will make a world of difference in keeping your door looking great. Here are some of the dos and don’ts of garage door tips and tricks.

Special Areas for Detailing

Cleaning a garage door goes beyond just getting the grime off the surface. You also want to make sure you clean the parts of the door you can’t see, such as the following: 

  • Garage door tracks: A lot of different debris can get stuck here, and unless you take a closer look, you might miss it. Dust, pet hair and leaves are just a few of the objects that could accumulate and cause the door to stick or jerk when opening or closing.
  • Photo-eye sensors: These are especially important to clean. Without a clear visual path to each other, the photo-eye sensors will not allow the door to close all the way. Be sure they stay aligned as your are cleaning as well. 
  • Weatherstripping: This element of the door takes most of the responsibility for the garage’s climate control. Make sure you free the rubber from dirt and debris that would prevent it from doing its job.

Washing the Windows

The process of properly cleaning the windows does not vary too much from washing the surface of the door. The only extra step involves removing inserts as necessary.

As with the garage door surface, use a soft cloth and mild soap. Abrasive ammonia or solvent-based cleaners can cause damage. 

Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be on your way to clean windows:

  1. Remove any window inserts. 
  2. Clean with warm water to remove layers of dirt, grime and salt.
  3. Use a solution of mild dishwashing soap to complete the cleaning process.
  4. Wait for the window surface to dry.
  5. Replace the window inserts in the opposite manner you removed them.

When cleaning a Clopay garage door, the inserts have four tabs you can snap in and out of place to carefully remove the insert.

Common Mistakes

When cleaning your garage door, there are a couple of common mistakes to avoid: 

  • Using too much water pressure: A powerwasher might get the cleaning job accomplished quickly, but the powerful spray could strip the pre-finish from steel doors or tear away the top layer of a softer wood on a garage door. Taking your time and using a regular hose along with gentle cleaners will give you the results you are after. 
  • Using abrasive cleaning methods for the weatherstripping: When cleaning the weatherstripping, continue using a soft, damp cloth like you used on the outside. An abrasive tool, such as a broom, could cause damage to the weatherstripping. Since the weatherstripping plays such an important role in the insulation of your door, small nicks in the material could make it less efficient.

For Tough Conditions

If you live somewhere near the coast or in an area that would expose your garage door to a lot of road salt, wash the doors quarterly. The high salinity puts more of a strain on the surface of the door, so paying special attention to the door’s surface will help it stay looking good and last longer.

To further protect the door, consider adding a wax sealant to it. This is easy to apply. You can buy spray-on wax, and you only need to add a light spray after washing the garage door. Then wipe the applied wax spray down with a cloth. This way, your door will benefit from an extra layer of protection to help it stay safer longer. It only takes a few minutes, but it could make a world of difference to the surface of your door.

A Final Walk-Through

Wiping Off Garage Door

Once you finished your cleaning and detailing, try opening and closing the garage door. Watch carefully to make sure it moves smoothly and safely.

If you’re unsure if you cleaned the door correctly or you need professional service to get your door back to excellent shape, contact Consolidated Garage Doors today. We’ll be happy to answer any maintenance questions you have and help make sure we meet all your garage door needs.

Benefits of Insulated Garage Doors

Benefits of Insulated Garage Doors

Is it time to get a new garage door? Whether you’re replacing the door for functional reasons or because you want to give your home an updated look, having a new garage door installed is one of the best ways to add value to your home. One nationwide study revealed that garage door replacement returns 94.5% of the money invested

Before you choose a type and material, you’ll need to decide if you should insulate your garage door. In this guide, we’ll discuss the benefits of insulated garage doors and the factors you’ll need to consider before purchasing.

Top 5 Benefits of Insulated Garage Doors

5 Benefits of Insulated Garage Doors

First, let’s consider the most significant benefits of insulated garage doors:

1. Enhanced Energy Efficiency

If you look for advice on how to conserve energy, you’ll typically find a long list of tips you can apply to the interior of your home. Many don’t consider the garage as part of the home because it’s not typically used as a living space. 

However, garages are commonly attached to the house and have conditioned rooms on the other sides of the walls. Therefore, the temperature conditions in the garage can spread to these other rooms and alter how hot or cool your home is, resulting in more energy usage. A poorly insulated garage makes your house hotter in the summer and colder in the winter, increasing the burden on your HVAC system and raising the cost of your bills. 

While proper insulation in the walls is important, it doesn’t do much good if the garage door itself isn’t insulated. An insulated garage door minimizes temperature fluctuation from air leaks and gaps, keeping the space a steady temperature. 

But, will an insulated garage door make a difference even if the rest of the garage isn’t insulated? Data from garage door manufacturer Clopay shows just how effective an insulated garage door can be — engineers measured the temperature of an uninsulated garage with outdoor temperatures of 20 degrees Fahrenheit. With a single-layer uninsulated door, the garage was about 30°F. When they installed an insulated door, the garage was a much warmer 42 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Improved Durability

When choosing a garage door, you want to select one that will last through the years without denting at the slightest impact. Single-layer garage doors offer little in the way of durability, while the layers used in the manufacture of insulated garages provide a much more rigid final product.

Today’s insulated garage doors start with an aluminum or steel frame, which is then filled with solid core insulation. This core then fits between steel panels, which can be made of a single or double layer. This type of manufacturing allows the door to remain lightweight but greatly increases its ability to withstand dents.

Older garage doors are frequently constructed with a single layer of thin steel applied to the frames. If there is no insulation, the interior of the door is essentially hollow and gives no resistance to impact from cars, bikes and balls. 

3. Quieter Operation

Garage doors can be very noisy. If you’re used to it, you might not notice the clanging when the door opens and closes, but if you frequently use the door early in the morning or late at night, there’s a good chance your neighbors are aware of the sound. Dampening noise by choosing an insulated garage door can increase the feeling of peace and quiet within your home.

Some issues with noise can be solved by ensuring timely maintenance to lubricate hinges and springs and tighten loose track chains. However, a noisy garage door may be the result of the panels vibrating against the frame. In this case, the noise can’t be fixed by maintenance.

An insulated garage door is heavier and provides less room for panels to rattle against the frame, making it far less noisy than a non-insulated door.

4. Better Protection for Your Vehicles

The main purpose of most garages is to protect one or more vehicles from the elements. However, a garage without an insulated door can leave your car in freezing conditions. Having trouble starting your car because it’s freezing can be a serious annoyance, but keeping a car in frequent cold conditions can actually damage it over time. Some of the issues that can occur in cold weather include:

  • Reduced battery life and dead batteries.
  • Thickening of fluids for the transmission, brakes and engine.
  • Low air pressure or flat tires.
  • Reduced reliability of electrical systems.

Are insulated garage doors worth it for the protection of your car? The results of the Clopay experiment with insulated vs. non-insulated garage doors proves that an insulated door can keep a garage from harming your vehicles by protecting it from freezing temperatures.

5. More Living Space

Many people do more than just park their car in the garage. Insulated garage doors will help you maximize the use of that space. If you have a two-car garage and only one car, for example, there is likely ample space you could use for a variety of activities. You could use the extra space to set up a home gym or a messy crafts project. 

If you ever heat or cool your garage or want to use it as a living, working or play space, choosing an insulated door is a must, as it narrows the temperature range, so you can do more activities comfortably. 

What Is R-Value?

How can you tell which doors provide the best insulation? In most cases, you’ll be comparing R-values, as they are currently the most common way to quantify insulation properties.

An R-value measures how effective a material is at insulating the garage door, based on the amount of heat it loses. R-values are calculated with a number of factors, including chemical properties and the thickness of the insulation material. The higher a door’s R-value, the less heat that passes through it.

It’s important to note that the type of garage door insulation used affects the R-value independently of thickness. For example, a door that has 2-inch thick polyurethane may have a different R-value than a door constructed with 2-inch thick polystyrene. 

What Is U-Factor?

Although it’s less common, you may come across doors that offer a U-factor in place of an R-value. A U-factor rating considers the whole door assembly. This includes everything from the frame to the panels and finishing hardware. U-factor measures heat transfer properties of material just like R-value, but it is rated on a scale of zero to one. As an additional difference, lower U-factors are more desirable. A garage door with a U-factor of 0.25 will provide better insulation and efficiency than one with a U-factor of 0.50. 

Types of Insulated Garage Doors

Types of Insulated Garage Doors

Materials play a large role in how your garage door makes your home look. Fortunately, you have a wider selection of materials to choose from than ever before. Today, almost any door can come with insulation, regardless of the material. Garage doors typically come in three tiers of insulation based on their number of layers:

  • Single-layer doors have one layer of one material and provide no other insulation.
  • Double-layer doors have a layer of insulation in addition to the main material.
  • Triple-layer doors have thicker insulation and an extra layer, making them the most efficient.

Be aware that choosing a single-layer door leaves you with only the insulation provided by the panel material, and no material by itself is an effective insulator. By selecting a double or triple-layer garage door, the insulation material inside it will do most of the heavy lifting, so you can pick a finish that suits your aesthetic desires rather than focusing on the material’s insulating properties. 

So, how much do insulated garage doors cost? The price of an insulated garage door can vary greatly, depending on the material, size specifications, number of layers, model, finishing hardware and more.

To compare the various types of insulated garage door materials, you need to first understand the pros and cons of each. Here are some of the most common types of doors:

1. Aluminum Doors

Aluminum is the most lightweight material available for garage doors, but it also provides the least insulating power. However, when combined with one or more layers of insulation, aluminum doors can be affordable and better at keeping your garage at a proper temperature.

The Avante line-up of aluminum and glass doors is a popular way to update your home on a budget. It offers significant customization in terms of color and has options for glass windows to give your garage more natural lighting. While this model does not offer insulation in the panels, you can opt for insulated glass panels to improve efficiency. 

2. Steel Doors

Steel is the most common material you’ll find when searching for a new garage door. It has relatively low maintenance needs, comes in an immense variety of styles and is reasonably durable. Its insulation properties are moderate, but it’s easy to find multi-layer doors to increase efficiency. Here are some of the steel doors you’ll find in our collection:

  • Modern Steel: These doors come in a wide variety of looks and can be constructed as single, double or triple-layer door. R-values on insulated Modern Steel doors range from 4.4 to 18.4.
  • Gallery Collection: This upscale collection of carriage house doors offers a vintage feel that works on a variety of home styles and offers multiple insulation options that provide R-values of 6.3 to 18.4.
  • Classic Collection Premium: If you prefer the simple look of a traditional raised-panel door, this collection delivers with a range of design options to choose from. R-values range from 6.3 to 18.4.

3. Wood Doors

Homeowners typically choose wood doors for their classic upscale looks. Although wood alone does not provide great insulation, it is mostly used in high-end doors that offer double or triple layers. Clopay offers multiple wood options designed with insulation in mind:

  • Modern Series: This collection blends contemporary with classic in a four-layer construction with polystyrene insulation. The Modern series combines wood with an aluminum frame. The R-value of this series is 5.9. 
  • Limited Edition Series: This door series is made from sustainable sources for carriage house doors that give your home a warm, inviting look. This collection comes in both four or five-layer variations, also providing an R-value of 5.9.
  • Custom Series: There’s nothing like bringing your very own design dream to life, and Clopay’s Custom series makes it possible. You can choose from gorgeous woods like African Mahogany, Spanish Cedar and Ironwood, all available in four or five-layer construction. Like other Clopay wood doors, the custom series offers an R-value of 5.9.

No matter what combination of qualities you’re looking for in a garage door, Clopay can make it happen.

Polystyrene vs. Polyurethane Insulated Garage Doors

Polyurethane Insulated Garage Doors

There are two types of garage door insulation: polystyrene and polyurethane. Here are some of the advantages of each:

Polystyrene

Polystyrene is the less expensive insulation option, which makes it more common than polyurethane insulation. Can an existing garage door be insulated with polystyrene? The manufacturing style makes it simple to add to the separate sections of door paneling. Polystyrene comes in sheets, and individual panels are cut out for application to the door. 

Polystyrene is waterproof and, of course, comes in varying thicknesses. While polystyrene is an affordable option that provides some sound dampening and better efficiency than a non-insulated door, it is not as effective as polyurethane.

Polyurethane 

Polyurethane is a denser material than polystyrene, making it more a more expensive option. However, the insulation that polyurethane provides justifies the price. This material is much stronger than polystyrene due to its application. 

Polyurethane foam is injected between the steel or aluminum layers of the door, ensuring all openings and cracks are completely filled. The foam expands as it is applied, bonding to the garage door. This property is instrumental in making your door more durable and resilient, decreasing the chances of denting under light impact.

If you are looking for the greatest sound dampening, climate control, durability and longevity, polyurethane insulation is the best option. 

Contact Consolidated Garage Doors Today

Contact Consolidated Garage Doors

Whether you’re looking for a new insulated garage door or want to add insulation to an existing door, Consolidated Garage Doors is your source for professional service in Illinois. Since 1976, we have provided quality installation, service and repair for garage doors in Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and beyond. We are proud to follow the International Door Association (IDA) Code of Conduct, giving our customers world-class service backed by years of expertise in the industry. 

To learn more about our insulated garage doors and request a quote, fill out our online contact form. You can also reach us at 630-761-1976 for more information.

Message About COVID-19

We will update this message as times and circumstances change.

To our valued customers and community,

As of Wednesday, March 18th 2020, the decision was made to close our office to all non- employees. Since 1976 we’ve been taking care of all your garage door issues and that hasn’t changed. Our staff is available to help you through all of your garage door or opener needs. If it’s for service or sales, we’ve got you covered. Just remember, our website is a great way to shop for a new door or opener.

We have implemented all of the CDC’s recommendations and have put new programs into place. All non-essential paperwork has been eliminated, techs are being dispatched electronically. All documents including receipts will be emailed to reduce contact as well as Credit cards can be entered manually or called instead of swiping.

These are extraordinary times and America will triumph!

Michael Matuszek

President – Consolidated Garage Doors Ltd.

MyQ® and Smartphone Garage Door Openers

MyQ® and Smartphone Garage Door Openers

One of the most exciting residential applications of modern technology is the MyQ app and smart garage door opener system from LiftMaster®. The MyQ app can dramatically increase the comfort, convenience and safety you enjoy when it comes to your garage door.

What Is the MyQ App?

The MyQ app is a program you download to your smartphone or another wireless-enabled device that, when activated and linked to your LiftMaster garage door opener, will give you complete control over your garage door from anywhere you can get a wireless signal.

The MyQ app alerts you to the status of your door at any time, letting you know whenever it opens or closes. It allows you to open or close the door wirelessly, whether you are nearby, at your office or on vacation in another state. You can even set it to open or close your door at a scheduled time.

Benefits of MyQ App Installation

The benefits of installing MyQ on your garage door are seemingly endless. You will never have to worry about whether or not you remembered to close the garage door when you leave for work or go on vacation. You can arrange it so your door opens automatically right as you return home.

You will never have to worry about someone entering your garage without authorization or without you knowing about it. You can also use this technology to let a child, spouse or guest into your home if they have locked themselves out, even if you yourself are not at home. Once you have used MyQ technology, you may wonder how you ever lived without it.

Install Wireless Garage Door Openers in Fox Valley and Throughout Northern Illinois With Consolidated Garage Door

If you’re looking for installation of smart garage door openers in St. Charles, Batavia and the surrounding areas, Consolidated Garage Doors is the company to call. We are a ProVantage LiftMaster dealer, which means we are extremely familiar with LiftMaster operating systems, including MyQ technology, and are especially qualified to help you choose and install the right system for you.

We also are well-known for our reputation of being SOLID since 1976®. This means we always provide our customers with SOLID SERVICE, SOLID SALES and SOLID PRODUCTS. It’s why this local family-owned company has enjoyed the loyalty of many of our customers for years, some even going back three generations.

If you’d like to learn more about MyQ for your garage, please contact us online for an estimate or to request installation, or give us a call right now at 630-761-1976.

How to Choose a Garage Door Style

How to Choose a Garage Door Style

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A garage is more than a utilitarian space — it also plays a significant role in the appearance of your home’s exterior. If you’re not satisfied with your current garage door, getting a new one is a great way to increase your home’s curb appeal. However, today’s selection is nearly endless and choosing the right garage door style can be overwhelming. If you don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place to learn how to pick the right garage door for your home.

What to Consider When Choosing A Garage Door

What to Consider When Choosing a Garage DoorWhen shopping for a garage door, here are a few steps you can take to help narrow down your selection:

1. Determine the Dimensions of Your Door

Measure the height and width of your door frame.

2. Determine Your Budget

Several factors influence the price of a garage door. There are a variety of materials available, from the more affordable steel to the more elegant wood. There are also many options for customizing doors. The size of the door and the material are the two factors that most influence the price.

Steel is one of the more affordable materials, with steel door prices ranging from $650 to $1,700. Wood garage doors are more expensive and, depending on the wood type and treatment, cost between $2,000 and $10,000.

3. Look at Many Garage Styles

Most garage doors fall into one of three style categories — raised-panel, carriage house or contemporary. Take a look at examples of each and see which one style goes best with that of your home, as the garage door you choose will have a large impact on the look and feel of your home. It’s also a good idea to research their material makeup and maintenance requirements.

4. Decide How You’ll Use the Space

Will you just park your car in your garage, or are you planning to use it as a living space? How you intend to use this space will help you select a door that best suits your needs.

It will also help determine the insulation capacity needed for your garage door, which is measured by R-value. The higher the R-value, the higher the thermal efficiency of your door. A door with a high R-value will keep heat inside during the winter months and cool air inside during the summer months.

If you plan to spend lots of time in your garage, we recommend you choose a garage door with a higher R-value. A well-insulated garage door is also essential if there is a living space next to or above the garage.

Garage Door Material

Choosing the most appropriate material for your garage door will depend on a variety of factors, including the climate where you live, your lifestyle and your visual tastes. Deciding on a material is one way to narrow down your selection. Three popular materials for garage doors are:

1. Wood

Wood has historically been the traditional material for garage doors. Homeowners looking to give their homes a rustic appearance often opt for this material. Just like wooden floors, wooden garage doors have a beautiful appearance and offer a sophisticated look. It’s easy to customize, as wood can easily be cut into any shape or size that you request, and it’s resilient, so it’s not going to dent under pressure.

2. Steel

Steel doors are a popular option among homeowners who want an attractive door without all the maintenance requirements of their wooden counterparts. They have a modern, sleek look, and they’re relatively affordable but don’t require much maintenance. With the nearly endless designs and styles available, there are many customization options. Steel doors are often built with high R-values, featuring polystyrene or Intellicore® insulation technology.

3. Faux Wood

Another option is a door with faux wood overlays that emulate the beautiful texture of real wood such as cypress and mahogany. These doors also feature a strong, energy-efficient insulated steel base and boast an impressive R-value of 20.4.

Garage Styles That Match Your Home

Garage doors are a prominent feature of a home’s exterior and can make up a third of the entire front facade. So it is well worth your while to give much thought to this feature. If you make the right choice, your garage door style will complement the style of your house.

Just like there are nearly countless home styles, they are also many styles of garage doors. Below we’ll go over the most common styles available:

1. Raised-Panel

This is a popular style of garage doors — so popular, in fact, that they’ve become the standard and the style that comes to most people’s minds when they think of garage doors. Raised-panel doors are often made of steel and feature R-values ranging from 6.3 to 18.4.

2. Carriage Style

This is another popular style that works well with a variety of different home styles. Generally speaking, they mimic the appearance of the doors of old carriage houses, but it is not uncommon to find them even on contemporary houses. Although the original carriage doors were manually swung open from the center, modern carriage doors open conventionally and still offer the same charm and beauty of the original doors.

Also known as “barn style garage doors,” carriage doors have a unique look that pops and can complement homes of various styles such as the craftsman or mission style.

3. Contemporary or Modern

Contemporary garage doors are characterized by classic functional details and clean lines. One popular customization option for this style features tempered glass panels, which can be clear, frosted or tinted, and frames made out of aluminum. These doors go particularly well with modern home designs that feature high-tech materials and clean lines. These doors are particularly suitable for mid-century or modern-style homes.

Modern steel is another popular material for contemporary doors. These doors come in flush or grooved panels with a variety of finish options including several wood-grain textures.

Advantages of Garage Door Windows

Garage Door Window OptionsMany homeowners decide to install windows in their garage doors. There are several reasons for doing this, including:

  • Natural Lighting: This is perhaps the most obvious advantage. Allowing sunlight to enter your space will give it a more pleasant, welcoming feeling. A sun-filled garage is also great if you want to spend more time there or convert it into a useable room such as a gym or workshop.
  • Visual Appeal: Windows make the exterior of your home more appealing. Many homeowners choose to match the windows of their garage with the windows on the rest of their home, which will make your home feel more unified.

Window Options

Garage door windows feature a variety of glass types, including clear, rain, seeded, frosted, obscure and insulated. Clopay doors feature UV-protection, come in heights of 12 and 16 inches and are available in both plain and more decorative styles.

Does My Garage Door Need Insulation?

Does My Garage Door Need InsulationEach garage door material offers a certain degree of insulation, so another way to narrow down your options is by deciding how much insulation you’ll need. Insulation is designed to keep the heat inside when it’s cold outside and the air conditioning in when it’s hot outside.

If your garage is detached and you’re not planning to store anything that could be affected by extreme temperatures, then choosing a door with minimal insulation capabilities is an option.

If your garage connects to your house or you plan to spend some time living or working in it, then you should look for garage doors with a good R-value. This value measures how well a particular material impedes the transmission of heat or cold. The higher the R-value is, the more effective the material will be at insulating your garage.

Guide to R-Values

Below is a guide to what certain R-values mean for garage doors. It is important to consider the climate of your region as well as how you will use your garage:

  • 6.5: Doors with lower R-values provide a great platform for efficiency and offer protection from the elements outside. This is a good starting point.
  • 7.0 – 9.0: If your garage is attached to your house but not heated, a garage door with an R-value of at least 7.0 is recommended. R-values in this range are most suitable for the Southeast, where summers are hot and winters are mild.
  • 10.0 – 13.0: Doors with this rating offer a good degree of insulation and will help keep your heat in. This is an excellent level of insulation and is good if there is a room above your garage. This range will increase your home’s thermal efficiency and lower your energy bills.
  • 14+: Doors with at least a 14 R-value are recommended if you use your garage as an extra room. Highly-insulated garage doors are also recommended if you live in the Northeast, where weather extremes are common.

Contact Consolidated Garage Doors

Contact Consolidated Garage DoorsIf you live in Kane, DuPage or Kendall counties and are looking to buy the perfect garage door for your home, you won’t have to travel far. At Consolidated Garage Doors, we are the leader in our industry. We handle sales as well as installation and service. Our family-owned business has a combined 240 years of experience with garage doors. Providing quality service every time is of the utmost importance to us, and we adhere to IDA’s Code of Conduct.

We have proudly served our community for decades and developed many long-term relationships with clients. We are the longest-running Master Authorized dealer for Cloplay as well as a ProVantage Authorized Dealer for Liftmaster. We offer a wide variety of door styles and types, and we get our doors direct from the factory. We can help you design custom or semi-custom doors for your new build or remodel.

You can browse our doors styles by coming to visit our showroom, which is conveniently located in Batavia, Ill. Our showroom features the latest styles of doors in wood and steel, with or without windows. Whether you’re looking for a traditional, contemporary or modern feel, we have the garage door for you.

Contact Consolidated Garage Doors at (630) 755-6570 or via our online form to receive an estimate for a garage door.

Best of Houzz 2019 in Design

Consolidated Garage Doors is proud to announce that we have received one of Chicago’s community awards for Best of Houzz 2019. Houzz — a well-regarded website and online community that is focused on home design and improvement, architecture, and decorating — has chosen us for the award in the “Design” category.

Why Did We Win the Best of Houzz 2019 Design Award?

Through our commitment to SOLID PRODUCTS, our standout garage door designs received acclaim throughout Batavia, Geneva and the Fox Valley area.

Our designs became some of the most popular images on Houzz in 2018, as we utilized our team’s expertise and top-tier Clopay products to form distinct, attractive aesthetics for multiple residential properties. To see what innovations earned us this award, visit our Houzz portfolio to view the winning garage door images.

Browse Our Website to Find Your Next Garage Door

If you desire an upgrade to your current garage door, we will supply you with an ideal solution. We focus on SOLID SERVICE throughout the process — we’ll analyze your needs and style to recommend the best options from our expansive inventory.

Browse our “Garage Doors” page on our website to see what you can choose from. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities, including how you can become the next successful addition to our Houzz portfolio!

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