Aluminum vs Steel Garage Doors

Is my garage door aluminum or steel?

We receive this question quite often from our customers. This is usually asked regarding residential garage doors. A common assumption is that their garage door is aluminum or that all garage doors are aluminum.

The answer is, most garage doors these days, especially residential, are made of 24 or 25 gauge steel. Steel garage doors are more economical than aluminum. If you’re a homeowner and prefer aluminum, those can be purchased.

Aluminum garage doors are common in commercial settings. Have you ever noticed the garage doors at the service centers of car dealerships or mechanic shops? Those are full view glass framed with aluminum doors.

High Speed Vinyl Doors

This is a high speed door we installed for a local manufacturer. Wow, it’s fast! Why, you ask? It cuts down costs on heating and cooling. When you open a large door in your building a lot of air escapes and sends your utility bill skyrocketing. Here’s a perfect way to remedy that. Call us today 256-845-1112 or contact us through the website for more info.

Weatherproofing Your Garage Door

Winter is approaching fast so we thought it would be a good idea to inform our customers about what they can do to insure that their garages are sealed properly and cut down on those heating bills. If your garage is connected to your home or if you have a room above the garage these tips will help tremendously.

For everything you need to know about weatherproofing and insulating your garage door view our video below. Also keep in mind, if you don’t have an insulated garage door it’s a great idea to get one now. It will pay for itself over a short period of time and you will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter without a doubt.


Garage Door Repair

Have you ever had a broken spring on your garage door? Well, hey, we’ve got good news; Ancro repairs garage door springs! We can usually have your springs replaced within 24 hours from the time you contact us. And that my friend “IS” good news. Anyone who’s ever experienced being stuck in their garage or unable to close the garage door at night due to a broken spring can agree with that, right?

Moving on! How about garage door opener repair? Is your garage door opener/operator broken or not working right? Here’s some more good news; Ancro repairs garage door operators all the time. If you have a stripped out gear, we can fix it. If your remotes aren’t working we can either fix them or replace them. What about those little lights on the left and right side of the door? You know the ones close to the concrete? A lot of people call them safety beams, safety lights, or photo cells. If they’re not working right your door won’t go down and that is a constant aggravation. No problem. Ancro replaces safety lights, safety beams, photo cells (your choice) all the time as well as any other type of garage door part or garage door opener part you can think of.

So remember you don’t need to look any further than Ancro when it comes to garage door repair, garage door operator repair, garage door spring repair, remote controls, or photo cells. If it’s broken and needs to be fixed we can do it. If it needs to be replaced we can replace it. Ancro Doors and Windows is the leader in garage door repair for the tri-state area. That’s right we said it! And hundreds of satisfied customers will agree. Ancro Doors and Windows is here for you. Remember to fill out one of our contact forms on the website or just give us a call at 256-845-1112.