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Welcome to our resource centre. 

With literally hundreds of garage doors to choose from, we understand there’s a lot to consider. We want our customers to find their perfect garage door, and though our experts are always on hand to offer recommendations, we want you to be confident in your purchase. Our resource centre pulls together the best selection of guides, tips and advice to help you understand all there is to know about garage doors. 

Please explore the various resources below and remember to check back regularly for updates.

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The Benefits Of Automated Garage Doors

With the wet and wintry weather out in full force, the last thing you will want to be doing is standing out in the cold trying to open/close your garage door. Automatic garage doors provide the ideal solution as you won’t even need to step out of your car when operating the door to enter or leave your garage. Manually opening and closing a heavy garage door can be rather straining and takes a great deal of effort, and for seniors or those who are physically unable to lift the weight of a garage door it is totally impossible to perform…

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Advantages of Composite Doors

A front door which is an attractive entrance to your home and also keeps your house secure is a worthy investment. Advantages of Composite Doors When you decide to update your door you will find that there is a lot of variety on the market and many different types to choose from. Some of the most popular choices are composite doors, UPVC doors and classic timber doors. In this article, we will be looking at composites and what makes this type of door a superior option, especially for use as a garage side door. What is a composite door? Simply put,…

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Top tips for an energy efficient garage

Keeping you and your family toasty warm during the cold winter months is extremely important to help prevent colds, flu or more serious health problems such as pneumonia. As more and more homeowners are choosing to convert their garage into workshops, gyms or office space, now is the time to check the energy efficiency of your garage in preparation for use during the winter. Your health should be the primary focus which is why our team of experts at JB Doors have put together a list of the five main ways to make your garage a more energy efficient space. 1….

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How To Convert Your Garage Into Living Space

If you are wanting to add extra space to your home but can’t afford to move house or extend onto your current property, converting your garage is the perfect solution. Here at JB Doors we understand that garage conversions can be a rather daunting task, which is why we aim to make things a little easier by providing you with some helpful tips. More and more garages are turning into wasted space which could be better used for storage, an office or extra living space. Converting your garage is a great way of adding additional room and value to your home,…

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How to turn your garage into a gym

Britain has become significantly more health conscious in recent years, with the successes at the Olympics and Wimbledon encouraging many of us to get active and improve our fitness levels. However, if the commute to an overcrowded gym is not for you, then you can choose to create your very own personal gym just a stone throw’s away from your living room. Garages are handy spaces to utilise, with many choosing to convert the room into an office area, a playroom or a personal gym. A garage gym can be an efficient and effective training facility as it is tailored to suit your…

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Upgrade your garage: improve your home’s kerb appeal

The garage is often overlooked when it comes to upgrading your house, even though it is an important aspect of your home’s aesthetic appeal. The garden, front door, and roof – among other things – contribute to your home’s overall appearance and so does your garage. Which is why you shouldn’t underestimate the benefits a well designed and organised garage has to offer.  Why upgrading your garage will improve kerb appeal: When a potential buyer is viewing a house they will judge the overall look of the home, this includes the garage. If your garage is old and dingy and the…

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Wooden vs Metal Garage Doors

If you’re looking to replace or install a brand new garage door, you may be stuck for choice and it can be difficult to know what material will best suit your needs. That’s why JB Doors are here to explain the pros and cons of wooden garage doors and metal garage doors. For all you need to know about these ever-popular materials, read on!      Metal Garage Doors Benefits of metal garage doors: Durable Steel garage doors are extremely durable compared to many other materials and they can last the test of time. They offer protection against weathering because they’re…

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What Are Standard Garage Door Sizes?

There is no one standard garage door size, and there are many factors that can affect door size, such as whether it’s a single or double garage, a commercial door, or built for an RV. To help you get to grips with the varying door sizes and how it will affect you purchasing a new garage door, or repairing a current model, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know. Single garage sizes A garage door for a single, regular sized car can be readily bought in measurements up to 10 x 7 feet, 9 x 7 feet…

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Roller Garage Door or Sectional Garage Door – Which is Best?

When choosing a garage door, many customers simply want to know one thing: which is best? Now this isn’t an easy question to answer as the response will depend upon what you want from your garage door. Your priorities may lie with how attractive your new door looks, how it can improve energy efficiency, or how likely it is to resist a break-in attempt? Considering what you want will help you come to a decision over style and design. Roller Garage Door or Sectional Garage Door In this article, we’ll be looking at two of the most popular garage door designs…

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New Year, New Garage Door

The New Year period is synonymous with rebirth and change, which is why so many of us take up a new diet or vow to exercise more in the year ahead. However, why should you limit yourself to personal changes of mind, body and spirit? Extend that feeling of revival to all other aspects of your life; redecorate your home, book the holiday of a lifetime, or even choose a new garage door that’ll be the envy of your neighbours!   This month we’ll be looking at just some of the reasons why you should get a new door, the things…

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How to Prepare Your Garage Door for Winter

At the start of November, the temperature has plummeted from the milder climes we’ve been enjoying this summer. If this is an indication of what’s to come, we can expect this winter to be an exceptionally chilly one. The cold can have a detrimental effect on your garage door and, in turn, the things you have stored in there too. Therefore, this month we’ll be detailing how you can prepare your garage door for the winter. Seal the Door If your garage door isn’t sealed properly, the cold will seep in and damage your garage door and any contents of your…

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A Guide to Sealing Your Garage Door

Sometimes, even the best garage doors fail to fully seal the garage opening completely, leaving your garage open to the elements and all manner of materials that may blow in or even pesky, uninvited mice. In order to combat this, it may be worth investing in and installing garage door seals. This month, we’ll be discussing the seals you can purchase for your garage and the benefits that they have. Garage Door Seals The type of seal you’ll need changes depending on the garage door that you have, and later on, we’ll be looking at each type of seal and letting…

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Troubleshooting Your Garage Door

A garage door that won’t open can be very frustrating – and a huge problem if you’re running late and need your car! It can be easy to panic in this situation, but staying calm and assessing the problem will be much more helpful. 5 Steps to Troubleshooting Garage Door Problems There are a few simple troubleshooting techniques that address the most common problems you can try to gain access to your garage, which we’ve outlined here: Troubleshoot 1: Change your batteries Sometimes it’s the simple things. Try standing closer to the door and using the remote, if this works, the…

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Upgrading Your Garage Door System

Your garage door is a huge visual aspect of your home, taking up to between 20 to 40% of the front of your property. You’ll find that an old or run down door can lower the tone of your home, as well as make your property look unsecure. 5 Benefits of Upgrading your Garage Door There are many benefits to upgrading your garage door system that can improve your home life. Maybe you’ve got a fault or maybe you just fancy a new look. Here at JB Doors, we have put together a list of 5 reasons why you should upgrade…

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Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

  Whether it’s from old age or damage, there will come a time when you will be faced with the issue of whether to repair your faulty garage door or simply replace the panel – or even replace the entire door. The main influencing factor when making this decision comes down to safety; is the door safe to continue using or can the fault endanger the lives of others? At JB Doors we place great emphasis of the safety of our users, and so we’ve used our expertise to put together this guide for when it is safe to repair your…

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How to Choose a Side Hinged Garage Door

The past few years have seen a rise in the number of people using their garage for other means than to store a car. It is likely that this is attributed to an increase in property prices making it more difficult to buy a larger home when needed, which leads to many adapting their garages to makeshift gyms, storage facilities or office space. This, in turn, has attributed to an increase in sales of the side hinged garage door, thanks to its easy operation and simple mechanisms that don’t take up precious space in the interior of the garage. Side hinged…

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Garage Door for Summer

Following on from one of our previous blog posts on how to prepare your garage door for the cold winter months, this article will serve to explain the 5 main ways to ensure it remains in top working order during the summer too. Carrying out regular maintenance on your garage door is essential, especially following a cold, rainy winter which may have caused some damage to the appearance and functionality of the door. Although the garage door and its mechanisms may seem fine, carrying out thorough inspections will mean you can sort out any problems before they escalate into larger, more costly…

Read more

Garage Door Repairs You Should Leave to a Professional

A fully functioning garage door is an important feature of any home for a host of reasons, including: Protects belongings against extreme weather conditions Keeps your vehicle safe Improved thermal efficiency However, like all things mechanical, at some point during its lifespan your garage door may suffer from a few technical issues and the temptation is to try and fix it yourself. Attempting to fix a garage door without the right knowledge or training can cause more damage than good, which is why there are certain repairs you should leave to the professionals. By hiring the expertise of a garage door…

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The Benefits of Sectional Garage Doors

Thanks to their incredible versatility, sectional garage doors can be tailored to fit garage openings of almost any size or shape, such as rectangular or arched, making them the ideal solution for many homes. They operate slightly differently to traditional up and over garage doors, offering a list of benefits for complete convenience and ease of use. Our experts at JB Doors have put together a guide of the main things to take into consideration before investing in a sectional garage door to make sure it suits your property and lifestyle. 1. Save space Sectional garage doors are designed for compact operation, as they…

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Why Choose an Insulated Garage Door

When purchasing a garage door, most people tend to go for a metal or wooden door, automated or not, and think little more about it. However, this can prove a massive oversight further down the line when it comes to your energy bills and protecting your stored goods. In this article we will discuss why you should choose an insulated garage door for your garage this summer, before the winter months roll in again. But first, how exactly do insulated garage doors work? Insulated garage doors work by completely sealing the door opening to keep out the elements and maintain the…

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Top tips for an energy efficient garage

Keeping you and your family toasty warm during the cold winter months is extremely important to help prevent colds, flu or more serious health problems such as pneumonia. As more and more homeowners are choosing to convert their garage into workshops, gyms or office space, now is the time to check the energy efficiency of your garage in preparation for use during the winter. Your health should be the primary focus which is why our team of experts at JB Doors have put together a list of the five main ways to make your garage a more energy efficient space. 1….

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Winter is coming: insulate your garage door

As more and more homeowners are choosing to convert their garages into extra living space, they may find themselves becoming unbearably hot while working in this room during the summer or tip-toeing across a freezing cold floor in the winter. Adding insulation not only helps to regulate the temperature, but it will also reduce your energy bills and act as a buffer to prevent noise escaping from the room. Preparation is key, so before undertaking any garage door insulation project, you must address all factors to ensure durable, effective results. With such a comprehensive range of insulation materials available on the market…

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5 Common Garage Door Problems

A garage door can be insulating, automated and attractive, but if it doesn’t fulfil its basic function and problems arise, this can be highly frustrating and possibly dangerous. Here at JB Doors, we have put together a list of 5 common garage door problems along with how to deal with the issue, so your door is back up and running again as quickly as possible. 1) Door sticks A sticking door is a common garage door issue which can be resolved easily. Firstly, the wheel track should be checked for anything which may be obstructing it and preventing the door from…

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Why You Should Get Your Garage Door Serviced

For the most part, people don’t tend to give their garage doors a second thought once they have been installed. Unfortunately, forgetting to look after your garage door can soon see it begin to deteriorate. Garage doors need looking after just like most things, and failing to do so can end up costing you dearly in the long run. The importance of having your garage door regularly serviced, therefore, cannot be understated. Checking the Springs Just like any piece of machinery, your garage door needs constant care to ensure that it’s functioning to its full potential. In time, it can get…

Read more

Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

  Whether it’s from old age or damage, there will come a time when you will be faced with the issue of whether to repair your faulty garage door or simply replace the panel – or even replace the entire door. The main influencing factor when making this decision comes down to safety; is the door safe to continue using or can the fault endanger the lives of others? At JB Doors we place great emphasis of the safety of our users, and so we’ve used our expertise to put together this guide for when it is safe to repair your…

Read more

5 Ways to Prepare Your Garage Door for Winter

The colder weather has spurred us all into the process of winter-proofing various parts of our lives, and this winter your garage door should be no exception. Follow our simple steps to prepare your garage door for winter weather and ensure it continues to function as it should over the upcoming months. Seal it To avoid excessive moisture seeping through your garage door and into the metal mechanisms, make sure your door is completely sealed when it is closed. If you’re concerned your door isn’t sufficiently waterproofed, purchase some weather strips. These rubber sealants will fix into the edges of your…

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Garage Door for Summer

Following on from one of our previous blog posts on how to prepare your garage door for the cold winter months, this article will serve to explain the 5 main ways to ensure it remains in top working order during the summer too. Carrying out regular maintenance on your garage door is essential, especially following a cold, rainy winter which may have caused some damage to the appearance and functionality of the door. Although the garage door and its mechanisms may seem fine, carrying out thorough inspections will mean you can sort out any problems before they escalate into larger, more costly…

Read more

Garage Door Repairs You Should Leave to a Professional

A fully functioning garage door is an important feature of any home for a host of reasons, including: Protects belongings against extreme weather conditions Keeps your vehicle safe Improved thermal efficiency However, like all things mechanical, at some point during its lifespan your garage door may suffer from a few technical issues and the temptation is to try and fix it yourself. Attempting to fix a garage door without the right knowledge or training can cause more damage than good, which is why there are certain repairs you should leave to the professionals. By hiring the expertise of a garage door…

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Top tips for giving your garage door a spring clean

When carrying out spring cleaning tasks, it can be easy to overlook garage door maintenance. Now’s the time to make the most of the sunshine by embarking on a new project and giving your garage door a thorough clean. Not only will this improve the appearance of your home, it will also give you the opportunity to inspect your garage door, making sure all mechanisms are intact and working properly. Dedicating the time to wash the dirt off your garage door and clean out the tracks contributes towards prolonging the life of the door. Our experts at JB Doors have compiled…

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How to re-paint your garage door

Painting your garage door can give it a new lease of life and will transform the exterior of the garage so it complements the rest of your home seamlessly. While many put off the task of repainting their garage door, when armed with the correct tools and equipment this can prove to be a simple, and often rather enjoyable, DIY project. So, make the most of this glorious sunshine in the run-up to the summer by following this handy step-by-step guide to revamp the look of your garage door without any mistakes. Preparation Garage door Prior to starting any painting work,…

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How to care for your wooden garage door

Popular for its elegant and durable qualities, investing in a wooden garage door has proven to be well worth the money. Once you have found a design which complements the rest of your home and fits perfectly with your requirements, it is extremely important to take suitable care of your new wooden garage door to ensure it looks its best for longer. Damage caused by movement of the door Garage doors are utilised for their convenience and accessibility and as they are typically used every day, they are regularly opened and closed. This constant movement can stress the surface of the…

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What to do about a broken garage door spring?

Springs are an important garage door part. They are an integral part of the mechanism which allows your garage door to be moved easily and smoothly. It is, therefore, an area where problems can’t be ignored and need to be rectified as soon as possible. Due to their importance, this article is dedicated to identifying and dealing with problems which can arise with your garage door springs. About garage door springs It is easy not to give a second thought to how your garage door functions. However, a bit of knowledge can be incredibly useful for when things fail to run…

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5 Common Garage Door Problems

A garage door can be insulating, automated and attractive, but if it doesn’t fulfil its basic function and problems arise, this can be highly frustrating and possibly dangerous. Here at JB Doors, we have put together a list of 5 common garage door problems along with how to deal with the issue, so your door is back up and running again as quickly as possible. 1) Door sticks A sticking door is a common garage door issue which can be resolved easily. Firstly, the wheel track should be checked for anything which may be obstructing it and preventing the door from…

Read more

Why You Should Get Your Garage Door Serviced

For the most part, people don’t tend to give their garage doors a second thought once they have been installed. Unfortunately, forgetting to look after your garage door can soon see it begin to deteriorate. Garage doors need looking after just like most things, and failing to do so can end up costing you dearly in the long run. The importance of having your garage door regularly serviced, therefore, cannot be understated. Checking the Springs Just like any piece of machinery, your garage door needs constant care to ensure that it’s functioning to its full potential. In time, it can get…

Read more

Troubleshooting Your Garage Door

A garage door that won’t open can be very frustrating – and a huge problem if you’re running late and need your car! It can be easy to panic in this situation, but staying calm and assessing the problem will be much more helpful. 5 Steps to Troubleshooting Garage Door Problems There are a few simple troubleshooting techniques that address the most common problems you can try to gain access to your garage, which we’ve outlined here: Troubleshoot 1: Change your batteries Sometimes it’s the simple things. Try standing closer to the door and using the remote, if this works, the…

Read more

Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

  Whether it’s from old age or damage, there will come a time when you will be faced with the issue of whether to repair your faulty garage door or simply replace the panel – or even replace the entire door. The main influencing factor when making this decision comes down to safety; is the door safe to continue using or can the fault endanger the lives of others? At JB Doors we place great emphasis of the safety of our users, and so we’ve used our expertise to put together this guide for when it is safe to repair your…

Read more

Garage Door Repairs You Should Leave to a Professional

A fully functioning garage door is an important feature of any home for a host of reasons, including: Protects belongings against extreme weather conditions Keeps your vehicle safe Improved thermal efficiency However, like all things mechanical, at some point during its lifespan your garage door may suffer from a few technical issues and the temptation is to try and fix it yourself. Attempting to fix a garage door without the right knowledge or training can cause more damage than good, which is why there are certain repairs you should leave to the professionals. By hiring the expertise of a garage door…

Read more

Why is my garage door not closing?

An automatic garage door is an absolute must for ultimate convenience and practicality purposes. The remote control device means your garage door can open and close at the press of a button, eliminating any heavy lifting of the door itself. This also means that you are sheltered from sudden downpours, protecting your clothing and your vehicle from any weather-related damage. Most individuals use their garage to keep tools, old furniture and other miscellaneous items. Therefore, a garage door that does not properly close can cause unnecessary stress as you might begin to feel some anxiety about the security of the items stored…

Read more

Garage Door Safety: How to Stay Safe This Summer

Your garage door is a large and heavy piece of movable equipment on your property that, if misused or poorly maintained, can prove a serious health risk to you and your family. Summer Safety Tips to Prevent Garage Door Injuries This month’s article will be looking closely at how you can best avoid endangering yourself or your loved ones through poor garage door maintenance this summer and beyond. Read through our safety tips to ensure you and your family have a safe summer: 1) Keep the kids clear of the door Children are most at risk of injury when it comes…

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Top 5 Garage Door Safety Tips

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that between 20,000 and 30,000 people visit emergency rooms each year for garage related injuries. The average weight of a garage door is 400 pounds, making it a very heavy and large moving object that should be handled carefully. Unfortunately, many people take the safety of their garage door for granted. Summer can see a rise in the usage of your garage door due to summer clear outs or retrieving summer products such as bbqs, pools, and lawn mowers out of storage. Summer also means that your children are around the house more,…

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Garage Door Repairs You Should Leave to a Professional

A fully functioning garage door is an important feature of any home for a host of reasons, including: Protects belongings against extreme weather conditions Keeps your vehicle safe Improved thermal efficiency However, like all things mechanical, at some point during its lifespan your garage door may suffer from a few technical issues and the temptation is to try and fix it yourself. Attempting to fix a garage door without the right knowledge or training can cause more damage than good, which is why there are certain repairs you should leave to the professionals. By hiring the expertise of a garage door…

Read more

The Benefits Of Automated Garage Doors

With the wet and wintry weather out in full force, the last thing you will want to be doing is standing out in the cold trying to open/close your garage door. Automatic garage doors provide the ideal solution as you won’t even need to step out of your car when operating the door to enter or leave your garage. Manually opening and closing a heavy garage door can be rather straining and takes a great deal of effort, and for seniors or those who are physically unable to lift the weight of a garage door it is totally impossible to perform…

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Top 10 Garage Safety Tips

Depending on your individual preferences, taste and lifestyle, your garage space can be utilised for a number of purposes, such as storage, a place park your vehicle or to convert into a workshop or gym. As it is typically used everyday, it is important to note that the size and weight of an automatic or manual garage door can be highly dangerous, so safety must be a priority to avoid any risk of injury or damage. Regular maintenance must be carried out on the door to ensure that it is kept in top working order. This article will serve to explain the top…

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Troubleshooting the most common garage door problems

Garages are the perfect space for parking cars and general storage, making them one of the most valuable areas of the house. Therefore, it is very important to keep it in good working condition as a broken garage door can be a big welcome sign for crime, as many thefts occur either in a garage or through a garage attached to the house. Typically used every day, garage doors can be overworked and the openers do break down and stop operating properly. If this does happen, do not assume anything needs to be replaced as it may simply require a few repairs…

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Homeowners Beware of Burglars Stealing Garage Door Openers!

Safety announcements have recently been issued warning homeowners of the importance of safely and securely storing their garage door openers. The warning comes after a spate of burglaries involving garage door remotes being stolen from unlocked vehicles and then used to gain access to your garage and its contents. A lot of homeowners throughout the country forget how important it is to make sure your garage is not vulnerable to thieves; instead assuming a solid, metal door will do the trick in deterring any burglars. However, your garage is often home to some of the most expensive things you own –…

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The Trappings of a Faulty Garage Door

Your garage door is often one of the largest mechanisms in your home. The sheer size and weight of it, coupled with a lack of maintenance, care or attention, can also unfortunately mean it is often one of the most dangerous. In fact, garage door injuries are much more common than you might think – and can range from simply trapping your fingers to amputation and, in particularly rare and horrific cases, can be fatal. In the US, for example, there were 13, 325 garage door related injuries in 2007 and this figure rose to a staggering 17,719 in 2011. The…

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What’s the Best Garage Door for Security?

What is the best garage door for security? When choosing a new garage door, one of your prime concerns should be the level of security it can offer, and whether it can prevent break-ins. Old garage doors can have poor security features, be weak and provide poor resistance to intruders and burglars. For this reason, if your garage door is aging or you have concerns about break-ins, you should look for an upgrade. Best Garage Door for Security New garage doors provide an improvement on the level of security offered. However, different door styles have their own benefits. In this article,…

Read more

The Benefits of Sectional Garage Doors

Thanks to their incredible versatility, sectional garage doors can be tailored to fit garage openings of almost any size or shape, such as rectangular or arched, making them the ideal solution for many homes. They operate slightly differently to traditional up and over garage doors, offering a list of benefits for complete convenience and ease of use. Our experts at JB Doors have put together a guide of the main things to take into consideration before investing in a sectional garage door to make sure it suits your property and lifestyle. 1. Save space Sectional garage doors are designed for compact operation, as they…

Read more

The Benefits Of Automated Garage Doors

With the wet and wintry weather out in full force, the last thing you will want to be doing is standing out in the cold trying to open/close your garage door. Automatic garage doors provide the ideal solution as you won’t even need to step out of your car when operating the door to enter or leave your garage. Manually opening and closing a heavy garage door can be rather straining and takes a great deal of effort, and for seniors or those who are physically unable to lift the weight of a garage door it is totally impossible to perform…

Read more

Why is my garage door not closing?

An automatic garage door is an absolute must for ultimate convenience and practicality purposes. The remote control device means your garage door can open and close at the press of a button, eliminating any heavy lifting of the door itself. This also means that you are sheltered from sudden downpours, protecting your clothing and your vehicle from any weather-related damage. Most individuals use their garage to keep tools, old furniture and other miscellaneous items. Therefore, a garage door that does not properly close can cause unnecessary stress as you might begin to feel some anxiety about the security of the items stored…

Read more

Garage Door Security – How to prevent break-ins

Garages come in all different shapes and sizes with a myriad of purposes to suit every requirement. Typically, this space is utilised for storage of portable items such as cars, garden and DIY tools, bicycles or camping equipment – all of which adds up to a great deal of value. Opportunity for thieves As they are known for storing expensive, highly portable equipment, when garages are badly secured they present the perfect opportunity for thieves who may then have access to the main house. The aim of this article is to provide you with the necessary garage door security information to…

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Homeowners Beware of Burglars Stealing Garage Door Openers!

Safety announcements have recently been issued warning homeowners of the importance of safely and securely storing their garage door openers. The warning comes after a spate of burglaries involving garage door remotes being stolen from unlocked vehicles and then used to gain access to your garage and its contents. A lot of homeowners throughout the country forget how important it is to make sure your garage is not vulnerable to thieves; instead assuming a solid, metal door will do the trick in deterring any burglars. However, your garage is often home to some of the most expensive things you own –…

Read more

Car Security – Guard Your Car Behind Your Garage Door

A poll has shown that, of British households with more than one car, over two thirds do not park either car in their garage. In spite of this, 41% admitted they were worried about theft or damage to the cars they parked in their drive or on the road. The reason for this is often that the space behind their garage doors is too clogged with family possessions to leave room for a car. Nonetheless, it might be worth thinking about whether it would be worth making room and increasing car security. Value In the above poll, a quarter of people…

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What’s the Best Garage Door for Security?

What is the best garage door for security? When choosing a new garage door, one of your prime concerns should be the level of security it can offer, and whether it can prevent break-ins. Old garage doors can have poor security features, be weak and provide poor resistance to intruders and burglars. For this reason, if your garage door is aging or you have concerns about break-ins, you should look for an upgrade. Best Garage Door for Security New garage doors provide an improvement on the level of security offered. However, different door styles have their own benefits. In this article,…

Read more

Safety Requirements for Electric Garage Doors

An electric garage door can provide many benefits, primarily due to the greatly improved convenience and non-existent physical effort it requires to open. However, it is incredibly important that an electric garage door meets safety requirements and legislation to ensure that it isn’t hazardous to use. In this article, we will be looking at the safety standards that are necessary for electric garage doors, as well as how to know whether your door meets essential safety specifications. Legislation The pieces of legislation in place (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC; Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU; BS EN 13241-1, or equivalent safety standards) are there to…

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How to Prepare for a New Garage Door

A question which often comes up before a new garage door is fitted is whether anything needs to be done in preparation. Our professional fitters are well-equipped to fit your new door – which usually only takes a matter of hours – but there are a few useful steps you can take beforehand. We will cover these preparatory measures in this article to ensure you are able to help have the easiest fitting process possible. Clear space inside the garage A lot of the work involved in fitting a new door needs to be done on the inside of the garage….

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Freezing Weather and Servicing Your Garage Door

The temperatures throughout December have fluctuated wildly from mild to freezing, sometimes in the same day. Such irregularities in temperature can cause havoc to machinery and infrastructure, not just to your skin! Areas around your home can be particularly affected, especially your garage door. While last month we looked at the importance of preparing your garage door for the winter months and how to go about doing it, this month we’re going to be looking at the importance of checking your garage door throughout the winter, too. Freezing Weather Can Damage Your Garage Opening Mechanism The fluctuating temperatures we have experienced…

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A Guide to Sealing Your Garage Door

Sometimes, even the best garage doors fail to fully seal the garage opening completely, leaving your garage open to the elements and all manner of materials that may blow in or even pesky, uninvited mice. In order to combat this, it may be worth investing in and installing garage door seals. This month, we’ll be discussing the seals you can purchase for your garage and the benefits that they have. Garage Door Seals The type of seal you’ll need changes depending on the garage door that you have, and later on, we’ll be looking at each type of seal and letting…

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Regular Garage Door Checks

As summer comes back to grace our shores once more, up and down the country people will be heading back out into their gardens to get them back on top form. As a result, people will be using their garages more frequently to get out lawnmowers and gardening tools, and it is for this reason that during the summer months we here at JB Doors receive more calls from people discovering something amiss with their garage doors. Checking your garage door This month, we’ll be discussing the importance of carrying out regular garage door checks, highlighting what things you can be…

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Garage Door Safety: How to Stay Safe This Summer

Your garage door is a large and heavy piece of movable equipment on your property that, if misused or poorly maintained, can prove a serious health risk to you and your family. Summer Safety Tips to Prevent Garage Door Injuries This month’s article will be looking closely at how you can best avoid endangering yourself or your loved ones through poor garage door maintenance this summer and beyond. Read through our safety tips to ensure you and your family have a safe summer: 1) Keep the kids clear of the door Children are most at risk of injury when it comes…

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Troubleshooting Your Garage Door

A garage door that won’t open can be very frustrating – and a huge problem if you’re running late and need your car! It can be easy to panic in this situation, but staying calm and assessing the problem will be much more helpful. 5 Steps to Troubleshooting Garage Door Problems There are a few simple troubleshooting techniques that address the most common problems you can try to gain access to your garage, which we’ve outlined here: Troubleshoot 1: Change your batteries Sometimes it’s the simple things. Try standing closer to the door and using the remote, if this works, the…

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Upgrading Your Garage Door System

Your garage door is a huge visual aspect of your home, taking up to between 20 to 40% of the front of your property. You’ll find that an old or run down door can lower the tone of your home, as well as make your property look unsecure. 5 Benefits of Upgrading your Garage Door There are many benefits to upgrading your garage door system that can improve your home life. Maybe you’ve got a fault or maybe you just fancy a new look. Here at JB Doors, we have put together a list of 5 reasons why you should upgrade…

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Garage Door for Winter

The colder weather has spurred us all into the process of winter-proofing various parts of our lives, and this winter your garage door should be no exception. Follow our simple steps to prepare your garage door for winter weather and ensure it continues to function as it should over the upcoming months. Seal it To avoid excessive moisture seeping through your garage door and into the metal mechanisms, make sure your door is completely sealed when it is closed. If you’re concerned your door isn’t sufficiently waterproofed, purchase some weather strips. These rubber sealants will fix into the edges of your…

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5 Things to Consider When Buying Garage Doors

A garage door provides the finishing touch to the outside decor of your property. A large and highly visible aspect of your home, your garage door needs to fit into the style of your house and compliment your property. However, there is more to choosing a garage door than simple aesthetic value; your garage door needs to be functional and practical to use. We’ve outlined 5 of the most important considerations to be made when choosing your garage door, so you can make an informed purchase. 1. Budget There is a broad selection of options in the design and functionality of…

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Top 5 Garage Door Safety Tips

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that between 20,000 and 30,000 people visit emergency rooms each year for garage related injuries. The average weight of a garage door is 400 pounds, making it a very heavy and large moving object that should be handled carefully. Unfortunately, many people take the safety of their garage door for granted. Summer can see a rise in the usage of your garage door due to summer clear outs or retrieving summer products such as bbqs, pools, and lawn mowers out of storage. Summer also means that your children are around the house more,…

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Garage Door for Summer

Following on from one of our previous blog posts on how to prepare your garage door for the cold winter months, this article will serve to explain the 5 main ways to ensure it remains in top working order during the summer too. Carrying out regular maintenance on your garage door is essential, especially following a cold, rainy winter which may have caused some damage to the appearance and functionality of the door. Although the garage door and its mechanisms may seem fine, carrying out thorough inspections will mean you can sort out any problems before they escalate into larger, more costly…

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Top tips for giving your garage door a spring clean

When carrying out spring cleaning tasks, it can be easy to overlook garage door maintenance. Now’s the time to make the most of the sunshine by embarking on a new project and giving your garage door a thorough clean. Not only will this improve the appearance of your home, it will also give you the opportunity to inspect your garage door, making sure all mechanisms are intact and working properly. Dedicating the time to wash the dirt off your garage door and clean out the tracks contributes towards prolonging the life of the door. Our experts at JB Doors have compiled…

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How to re-paint your garage door

Painting your garage door can give it a new lease of life and will transform the exterior of the garage so it complements the rest of your home seamlessly. While many put off the task of repainting their garage door, when armed with the correct tools and equipment this can prove to be a simple, and often rather enjoyable, DIY project. So, make the most of this glorious sunshine in the run-up to the summer by following this handy step-by-step guide to revamp the look of your garage door without any mistakes. Preparation Garage door Prior to starting any painting work,…

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How to Improve the Look of Your Garage Door

Your garage door is one of the first things that most people notice when they look at your home. Improving the look of your garage door can add to the value of your property as well as enhance the overall exterior of your home. Our experts at JB Doors have put together a few simple yet effective ways of updating the appearance of your garage door while complementing the rest of your home seamlessly. Repainting This is perhaps the easiest and cheapest way of adding a new lease of life to an old garage door. When selecting the paint that you…

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How to care for your wooden garage door

Popular for its elegant and durable qualities, investing in a wooden garage door has proven to be well worth the money. Once you have found a design which complements the rest of your home and fits perfectly with your requirements, it is extremely important to take suitable care of your new wooden garage door to ensure it looks its best for longer. Damage caused by movement of the door Garage doors are utilised for their convenience and accessibility and as they are typically used every day, they are regularly opened and closed. This constant movement can stress the surface of the…

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Wooden Garage Doors: Are They Really All That Special?

Garage doors are available in a range of styles and materials and a customer’s final choice will usually depend not just on the cost and practical value of one particular type, but also on which choice will best complement and enhance existing architectural features. Aluminium, steel, vinyl and wood are the most common options available. Though each offers its own distinctive ‘look’, the classic character of traditional wooden garage doors are always a popular option. So let’s look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of wooden doors. Advantages of wooden garage doors Wooden garage doors are a custom option, built…

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From Behind Garage Doors to the World’s Biggest Stages

In the 1960s, music saw a move towards an edgier sound; this was helped on by the birth of garage rock. It would be hard to pin down a specific band who actually began in their garage but, as the garage was considered a room separate of the home, most young rebellious teens began their musical careers exiled in this space. As popularised in the Weezer track ‘In The Garage’, the maligned teen takes comfort in the garage – alone and left to do as they please behind the garage doors despite how uncool it might be. Even Steve Jobs created his globally…

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How To Prevent Garage Doors From Freezing

With winter slowly creeping up on us, the mornings are getting frostier and the days chillier. When the snow does finally fall, everything seems to slow down and require more effort to get things done. Schools are closed, trains stop running and sometimes your garage door freezes so you can’t even get your car out! But there are some simple measures you can take that will make your life a bit easier and keep your garage door moving smoothly. #1 Shovel the snow away: Shovel any snow away from the outside of your garage door. If it’s left there, it will most likely…

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Improve Curb Appeal with Attractive Garage Doors

Although you may like to live in your home forever, there could be a time when it is necessary to sell. If and when this circumstance arises, your home should be as modern and appealing as possible to ensure you get the best price for it. Those not intending to sell may also simply like to improve their property in terms of aesthetic value. It is quite possible to improve curb appeal with attractive garage doors, and by completing a few other renovations. Curb Appeal When you decide to renovate the exterior, front area of your home, start by making an…

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Replace Your Garage Door Opener

If you own an automatic garage door, and have done so for a considerable number of years, it may be time to think about replacing its opening mechanism – commonly referred to as a garage door opener. Even if your current opener appears to be working fine, newer models offer significantly enhanced levels of safety, security and convenience and, as such, there are a number of subsequent benefits to replacing your garage door opener. So, if you are thinking about upgrading your garage door opener, read our top 5 reasons why you should below… #1 Safety Reversal Mechanism Since new safety…

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What Are Standard Garage Door Sizes?

There is no one standard garage door size, and there are many factors that can affect door size, such as whether it’s a single or double garage, a commercial door, or built for an RV. To help you get to grips with the varying door sizes and how it will affect you purchasing a new garage door, or repairing a current model, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know. Single garage sizes A garage door for a single, regular sized car can be readily bought in measurements up to 10 x 7 feet, 9 x 7 feet…

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What’s the Best Garage Door for Security?

What is the best garage door for security? When choosing a new garage door, one of your prime concerns should be the level of security it can offer, and whether it can prevent break-ins. Old garage doors can have poor security features, be weak and provide poor resistance to intruders and burglars. For this reason, if your garage door is aging or you have concerns about break-ins, you should look for an upgrade. Best Garage Door for Security New garage doors provide an improvement on the level of security offered. However, different door styles have their own benefits. In this article,…

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How to Improve the Look of Your Garage Door

Your garage door is one of the first things that most people notice when they look at your home. Improving the look of your garage door can add to the value of your property as well as enhance the overall exterior of your home. Our experts at JB Doors have put together a few simple yet effective ways of updating the appearance of your garage door while complementing the rest of your home seamlessly. Repainting This is perhaps the easiest and cheapest way of adding a new lease of life to an old garage door. When selecting the paint that you…

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How to turn your garage into a gym

Britain has become significantly more health conscious in recent years, with the successes at the Olympics and Wimbledon encouraging many of us to get active and improve our fitness levels. However, if the commute to an overcrowded gym is not for you, then you can choose to create your very own personal gym just a stone throw’s away from your living room. Garages are handy spaces to utilise, with many choosing to convert the room into an office area, a playroom or a personal gym. A garage gym can be an efficient and effective training facility as it is tailored to suit your…

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The Benefits of Side Hinged Garage Doors

Despite garage door mechanisms being more advanced and technologically driven than ever, the old school, traditional side hinged doors remain a popular choice, with demand even rising in recent years. Side hinged doors operate in a very basic way, and the main mechanism – a pair of side hinged panels in a sub frame – has always remained the same, with no advancements made to enhance them. They are nonetheless one of the most beneficial on the market, and their popularity looks set to continue to rise. Here are just some of their advantages. Easy access and convenience They make accessing…

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The Benefits of and Best Options for an Insulated Garage Door

With winter fast approaching, you can expect your energy bills to start creeping up as you attempt to keep your home suitably heated. Insulation, however, is a far more efficient way to maintain a constant warm temperature in your home, making it well worth the investment. It also has the added benefit of reducing your home’s carbon footprint. One area of your home you may not have thought twice about insulating, though, is your garage. In particular, if your garage is an integrated part of your home’s structure, you could be losing as much as 25% of your home’s heat through…

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Garage Door Stickers Show Off Tigers, Tanks and Temples…

Restyling your garage door to deceive your friends and neighbours has become all the rage, as a new product has hit the market designed to make it look as if you have something extra special stowed away inside. Anything from classic cars to wild animals and even an aircraft can appear to be in your garage, thanks to a new range of stickers that go on the front of your garage doors. The stickers are available in a variety of sizes and can be cut down, if necessary, to fit a huge range of garage door styles. The rip-proof material is…

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Lock-up Living – Unlocking a Garage’s Potential

Normally used to store broken bikes, old furniture and your trusty tool-kit, garages are often a dumping ground for families throughout the UK, causing them to be one of the most under-used areas of your home. However, a new initiative launched in London is converting disused garages in an attempt to provide a solution to Britain’s housing shortage and is showing just how much potential your half-forgotten garage may hold! The project, designed by Levitt Bernstein Architects as part of the Building Trust’s HOME competition, involves converting redundant garages on existing housing estates into small, 11.5sq metre, ‘pop up’ homes. Each…

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The Benefits of Sectional Garage Doors

Thanks to their incredible versatility, sectional garage doors can be tailored to fit garage openings of almost any size or shape, such as rectangular or arched, making them the ideal solution for many homes. They operate slightly differently to traditional up and over garage doors, offering a list of benefits for complete convenience and ease of use. Our experts at JB Doors have put together a guide of the main things to take into consideration before investing in a sectional garage door to make sure it suits your property and lifestyle. 1. Save space Sectional garage doors are designed for compact operation, as they…

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How to Prepare for a New Garage Door

A question which often comes up before a new garage door is fitted is whether anything needs to be done in preparation. Our professional fitters are well-equipped to fit your new door – which usually only takes a matter of hours – but there are a few useful steps you can take beforehand. We will cover these preparatory measures in this article to ensure you are able to help have the easiest fitting process possible. Clear space inside the garage A lot of the work involved in fitting a new door needs to be done on the inside of the garage….

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How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Garage Door

At JB Doors, we’re committed to providing an all-round service to our customers, from enquiries to installations, from maintenance to advice. It is in this spirit that we are proud to continue to inform and advise you on how to make the most of your garage. This article is dedicated to cleaning your garage floor in order to make your garage a safer and more attractive space. For detailed guidance on how to clean your garage door, this article will provide you all the information you need. Why should I clean my garage floor? Having slippery substances on your concrete floor…

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Holy Futura, Batman! What’s Hiding Behind Your Garage Door?

George Barris, the Hollywood custom car designer famous for creating the legendary Batmobile, has just sold the car at auction for a staggering $4.6 million! The car, an old Lincoln Futura, was originally bought from Ford for a mere $1 in 1965 and, after completely altering the car in his garage, Barris transformed it into the original Batmobile used in the 1966 television series and film. Barris, now 87, spent 15 days and $15,000 transforming the Lincoln Futura. He was responsible for creating everything from the sleek, black exterior, now instantly recognisable throughout the world, to the small superhero details, such…

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Secured by Design

Many burglaries are random, opportunistic crimes, involving unoccupied, insecure homes and buildings. Even burglaries that are calculated decisions are also usually undertaken because of the standards of your security measures. Open windows, unlocked doors and low quality, sub-standard garage doors are all incredibly appealing to burglars and often act as an invitation to your home – and your belongings! So in order to protect your property, its contents and the people who live within it, high quality security measures are essential and are often simple and convenient to purchase and install. However, what’s not so simple is choosing the best protection…

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JB Doors Welcome Article

JB Doors are delighted to welcome you to our brand new blog – a place for us to post regular updates on any company news, as well as advances in the wider world of garage doors. With new designs and models of up and over, sectional, roller, automatic and side hinged doors being released all the time, now you have a place to stay on top of the latest developments in our entire line of garage doors and related services. We will also keep you updated on internal company news to ensure that you remain in the loop with all the…

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