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Today’s Garage Doors

Garage with Carriage Style Doors

Today’s garage doors are much different from the garage doors that were first used to enclose garage spaces. With the development and affordability of cars after World War II, people started to take the notion that they needed to protect their vehicles somehow when they were not in use. Also, as more and more people started driving cars, there were more cars on the roads. People needed places to park their cars somewhere other than along the streets because traffic was becoming a problem for the first time.

While the invention of garage doors started before WW2 and the Great Depression, when the Nation’s economy took a huge hit, people who owned cars still needed places to store them. After the Second World War, it was clear that the housing boom of the late 1940s was going to move and spread throughout the United States. Garage door production began to soar, and garage doors began to evolve and expand into what is a huge industry today.

Most early garage doors were swing-out style barn doors. These doors were quickly replaced with sectional doors that could be rolled or folded up. Up until the late 1950s, garage doors were made from wood. These doors were incredibly heavy structures, and manufacturers began looking at lighter material options that were safer and more user-friendly for homeowners. Eventually, fiberglass garage doors became popular. But today, most homes have garage doors that are made of steel or aluminum.

Yet, today’s garage doors are different in more ways than in style. Before automatic garage doors could be opened with the push of a button, once a garage door was closed for the day, it generally stayed closed. People used their front doors as the entry point for their homes, especially when company came to visit. However, more than 70% of homeowners today use their garage doors as the point of entry for their homes. It is not uncommon in residential neighborhoods to find that one garage door is left open when homeowners are at home. This allows easy access in and out of the home for running to the mailbox, mowing the lawn, visiting neighbors, or for children to go out and play. While first-time visitors will generally go to the front door of a home, even if the garage door is left open, most homeowners expect family, friends, and neighbors to enter through their garage doors if they are left open.

As homes have gotten larger, so have garages. For a long time, the only things people kept inside their garages were modes of transportation: cars and bikes. Today, however, most people use their garage space for their vehicles and storage. Many people have an extra refrigerator or deep freezer in their garages to store extra food and drinks. There are elaborate storage and organizational systems made especially for garage spaces that allow homeowners to utilize the garage for storage, especially for homes that do not have a basement.

Today, garages are viewed as extensions of the home. Garage doors or garage spaces can take up to more than 30% of the front view of a home. Therefore, garage doors can either increase or decrease the value of a home. With the housing market in a huge boom right now, sellers find that they need to make sure their homes have good curb appeal and value in order to sell. Updating garage door style, quality, and appearance are almost essential for a home to sell quickly and at the highest price-point.

If you are considering a new replacement garage door, you owe it to yourself to call HABPRO Garage Doors. Not all garage doors are equal, and not all installations are equal either. When you choose HABPRO Garage Doors, you are choosing over 40 years of customer satisfaction and a company that is rated 5 Stars for service. Call us today!

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Google logo Mike D.

February 27, 2024

Had single and double door garage openers replaced as original door openers were over twenty-five years old. Bill and his guys did a great job replacing the original openers with new hardware. Thank you.

Google logo Greg W.

February 23, 2024

We got two single doors installed to replace our originals. The new doors are much smoother and quieter in operation. They also look much better than the old doors ever did. Chuck, the installer, was very friendly and pleasant to talk to. He helped set up and explain everything well once he was done installing the new doors. I had a minor issue with one door that he came back the next day and resolved quickly. Get your doors from Habpro. They'll do a great job and leave you very happy.

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February 22, 2024

Habpro responded within 24 hours for my need to have a lift spring replaced on my double garage door. Everything was done well and work was reasonably priced. No issues at all. I am posting this belatedly, the work was done a few months back and to date everything is working flawlessly. Thanks.

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February 22, 2024

I have used Habpro Garage Doors twice for garage door repair. Both times I have been highly satisfied with the results. Bill, the owner, calls you promptly when you need service and gives a quote over the phone before they arrive. Chuck, who came out to do the repair, is very professional and knowledgeable and walks you through exactly what needs to be done before he begins. He even did some extra things with no charge. I highly recommend them for their honesty and thoroughness.

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February 22, 2024

Broken spring replaced same day. Very reasonable pricing. Highly recommend

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February 15, 2024

I have recommended Habpro garage doors to family and friends.The one thing why I highly recommend them is because they have done some work for some single ladies friends and they was comfortable with them and very pleased by the work. They also does good quality work and the pricing very very reasonable.

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