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How a Garage Door is Made

If you are familiar with the garage door industry, then you know they come in a variety of colors and styles. Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Toledo, OH, we can get in just about any brand and model you desire. With the selection available, you are sure to find something you like.

Have you ever wondered how garage doors are made by the manufacturing company? Here are the basics of the process.

How a Residential Garage Door Is Made

The typical residential garage door is made from four different panels. Each panel starts out as aluminum or steel. The side that shows outward is then covered in a protective coating.

From that point, these next steps are taken.

Texture is Printed


Many styles start by rolling out the metal to a thin sheet that has a printed texture on it. This is how your garage door has the textured look.

Design is Imprinted

It goes through a press after that to imprint the design of the door. Some are imprinted to have a raised section, while others have stripes, and some have no design at all.

Sheets are Cut to Width

Once the design and textures are on the thin sheet, the machines cut the sheets to the width of the door panels. Then the panel widths will have the edges bent inward in order to create the joints you see on your door.

Hot Glue Metal Plates

Metal plates are hot glued in place to the back of the sheet. This will be used later on to re-inforce the necessary parts for the door. These parts can include the handles, brackets, and more.

Two Sheets Are Slid Together

They take two sheets and slide them together to form a panel. There is an opening left between the sheets where insulation will be sprayed later on.

Close Ends With Blocks of Pine


The workers will slide in blocks of pine to close up the two pieces of metal. This way, no cold air can get inside of the panels.

Aluminum Bars Are Attached to The Panels

An aluminum bar is attached to long edges of the panels to help stabilize it for other parts of the manufacturing process. After the injection of liquid insulation has been sprayed, the bars will be taken off.

The insulation is a liquid that is designed to coat the inside of the panels and expand. Once it has dried, it will create a solid panel for the door.

Other Components Are Installed

After the panel is completely hardened, the workers will install the other components necessary to complete the assembly. This can be the weather stripping at the bottom or hardware.

Windows Are Cut Out

If they are creating a garage door model that has a window, they workers will cut out the rectangles or shapes of the windows that need to be installed. They will then install the type of window that is used for the design. The windows are usually double paned to ensure proper insulation.

A frame will then be placed around the glass window to keep it in place. This frame piece is available in many colors and can be customized to meet your specific needs.

Installation of New Garage Door

After a garage door has been manufactured, it is delivered to the homeowner in pieces. The techs here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Toledo is able to install the door for you. We have been in business for the last two decades working in this industry.

It is best to have a professional install your new assembly to ensure that it is properly aligned. If it is not installed properly, you can cause damage to the door itself or the other hardware.

Call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Toledo, OH today if you are in need of a new garage door. We can have someone take care of this for you right away.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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