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The History Of Garage Doors, And Your Future Garage Door Dacula, GA

The History Of Garage Doors, And Your Future Garage Door

Double Wide Residential Garage Door with Windows

The first garage doors arrived around the same time the first wheels were invented. The first wheels were created around 3500 B.C. in Mesopotamia. This was 300 years before they were used on chariots. Since the time transportation on wheels were invented, people have been searching for places to park, protect and put their modes of wheeled transportation.

The word garage originated from the French word garer,which means “shelter.” Carriage houses were the original structures that housed modes of transportation, including horses. In 1908, Sears Roebuck & Company introduced a portable garage that could be ordered. With the availability of cars on the rise, thanks to Henry Ford, everyone was searching for a place to store their valuable possession.

The overhead garage door came on the scene in 1921. These doors, invented by C.G. Johnson, had hinged panels that bent as the door lifted. This was a big shift from the carriage doors that swung open from side-to-side. In 1926, Mr. Johnson invented an electric garage door opener, and garages began to expand in size and potential for use. To avoid garage door accidents, photoelectric and pressure sensors were required by law to avoid accidental deaths or injuries due to garage door closings.

HABPRO Garage Door has a long history with garage doors. We’ve been in business for 40 years and our experience will be valuable to you as you consider a company to help you with your garage door repair or brand new garage door installation. Contact us today to see how we can give you a future with a safe, functioning and beautiful garage door.

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May 7, 2024

Super friendly, understanding and gave me an amazing price. I was so stressed. Made me feel at ease and came to fix my garage door the next day! Telling all of my friends and family to use Habpro!

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May 7, 2024

Bill answered my call on a Friday afternoon and had a tech scheduled for service on Saturday morning. The customer service provided by Bill and his tech Jared was unbelievable. Job was a simple spring replacement, no pressure to do anything else. This company is the gold standard for service. Thank you Habpro.

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May 6, 2024

Quick service. Very clear about work needed to replace our broken spring, and were able to get in within 24 hours. Very polite. Would definitely use again.

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May 4, 2024

Very pleased with the service. Bill called me right after I sent an inquiry on a Sunday night. Highly recommended!

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May 3, 2024

I have used HABPRO numerous times and they reasonable and professional!

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May 2, 2024

Habpro responded quickly and was ready to have somebody at my house same day to repair our garage door. The tech was great and so was the price! Will always use them moving forward!!!

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