About Garage Doors

A garage door is a large door on a garage that can either be opened manually or by a garage door opener. Although of many designs, most garage doors are sectional, upward-acting, and self-storing. Garage doors are necessarily large to allow passage of vehicles.
Garage doors can be made out of many materials, but steel is the most popular. A common material, formed steel sheets are embossed to look like a raised panel wooden door. A design mimicking carriage house doors has also become quite popular since about 2002. A more economical alternative for garage doors is steel stamped construction.


First United Door Technologies, based in Tempe, Arizona produces garage doors made of steel and wood. 

Garage doors… they’re all about curb appeal and diversity in design.


2 responses to “About Garage Doors

  1. Deana

    We are purchasing another garage door opener. Our old one was a Craftsman 1/2 hp with a belt drive. My husband believes this is the best. Should we stick with the belt drive and for a run-of-the-mill steel-sectional 2-car garage door (without insulation or windows), would it be best for us to replace it with the same as before? If so, this is apparently hard to find nowadays. Chamberlain brand is fairly easy to locate at Home Depot or Lowes. What’s the comparison for Craftsman to Chamberlain? (since you all deal with these products on a daily basis – I’m sure you know!

    • A belt drive opener is the best type of opener you can choose. Also be sure to stay with the 1/2hp unit as your garage door is most likely weighed for that unit. You might want to consider going to the new LiftMaster MYQ products. It integrates the most latest technology to also be able to do things like use your smartphone to control your garage door. If you visit the LiftMaster website after November 14th, you see there is a $30.00 mail-in consumer rebate for these new models.

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