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Modern Garage Door Systems

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Modern Garage Door Systems

Modern Garage Door Systems

Garage doors have been essential to American homes since we started to fall in love with our cars. Just like our cars, however, garage door systems have advanced in technology, aesthetics, and value. The benefits of a new garage door are safety, energy efficiency, and increasing the value of your home.

Buying a garage door is easier than you would expect. Many dealers have massive showrooms where homeowners can see multiple options and styles. Visiting the company’s website will give you a good idea of what products they have to offer and if they have good reviews. Once you decide to go to the showroom, you can walk in and browse or make an appointment for a more personal experience. Most companies have software programs that allow you to upload a picture of your home on a tablet or smartphone and then display different doors. Some things to consider are insulation, windows, and style.

The garage is an easy access point into your home for intruders. Modern garage doors are stronger, more durable, and are better equipped with technology to ensure top notch security. You can also purchase a door system that syncs with your home security system and be alerted if the door has been opened. Another safety concern is if the door will shut or open on those coming in and out. Today, garage doors have motion sensors and automatic lighting that reduce the risk of injury.

If your garage door is well insulated and weathertight it will prevent the transfer of outdoor air into the inside of the garage. This includes keeping your garage warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This will help to lower your electric bill by keeping the transfer of unwanted air at a minimum every time you open the door to the garage. Be sure to look for doors with a R-16 insulation rating.

When you look at the front of your house, how much space does your garage occupy? Most garage doors take up 20-40% of a house’s facade. Replacing an old garage door with a new one can significantly increase the value of your home. New buyers will be happy to have a low maintenance door as well as modern curb appeal.

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Liftmaster Swing Gate Install

LiftMaster Swing Gate Install

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LiftMaster LA412 Dual Swing Gate Operators make for very clean installs and happy customers.

Liftmaster Driveway Gates

LiftMaster is the #1 brand of professionally installed residential garage access systems, commercial door operators and a leader in gate access systems.

Driveway gates offer security, privacy, and elegance. They’ll prevent your child’s basketball from rolling out into the street, and unwanted salespeople from knocking on your door. With the majority of burglaries being moment-of-passion crimes, driveway security gates are also the best deterrent for home burglars—whether they hint at, or actually include, further security.

Style, Space, and Comfort

Driveway gates can be as simple as a hand-moved wooden gate attached to stone pillars. This is a simple, rustic option that many people use in the country to either hold back livestock or look as if that might have once been the purpose. For the urban and suburban areas, a more modern approach is typically used. Driveway gates come in many styles. Some are meant merely as a way to stop unwanted cars from entering your property, others are attached to privacy fences or security fences that run around the whole property.

Like a fence, driveway gates are made from any material, with the most common being iron, steel, or wood. They come rustic or grand, painted or gold-plated. But whatever you choose, simple or extravagant, you will find that it adds elegance either way. The choice is more in deciding what style matches your own home’s style.









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June is National Garage Door Safety Month

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June is national garage door safety month! While garage door safety is important all year round, make this an opportunity to make sure everything is operating safely because more time is often spent in the garage in the summer months.

10 Garage Safety Tips

1. Make sure garage door opener control button is out of the reach of small children.

2. Do not let children play with garage door remote controls.

3. Consult the owner’s manual and learn how to use the garage door’s emergency release feature.

4. Visually inspect the garage door each month. Look at springs, cables, rollers and pulleys for signs of wear. Do not attempt to remove, adjust or repair these parts or anything attached to them. A trained door repairman must make adjustments to these parts, which are under high tension.

5. Test the garage door opener’s reversing mechanism monthly by placing a 2 x 4 board or a roll of paper towels in the door’s path. If the door does not reverse after contacting the object, call a qualified garage door professional for repair. If the opener has not been replaced since 1993, seriously consider a new one with auto-reverse as a standard feature.

6. Never place fingers between door sections and explain the dangers to children. If you have small children, consider a door with panels that can’t pinch.

7. Do not leave the garage door partially open. When activated again, it may travel downward and come in contact with an object in its path. This also impacts your home’s security as well.

8. While on vacation, unplug the garage door opener unit or use a wall vacation lock console security switch, which renders remotes unusable and is an optional accessory to most openers.

9. If the opener does not have rolling-code technology, which changes the access codes each time the opener is used to prevent code grabbing, be sure to change the manufacturer’s standard access codes on the opener and remote control, or consider investing in a newer model with more safety and security features that are now standard.

10. A new trend in home invasion is gaining access to the home by stealing the opener or car. Never leave the remote control in the car or with a parking attendant. Consider using a key chain remote and always lock the entry to the inside of your home – especially if your opener is programmed to your vehicle. It is a small inconvenience for safety and security.



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Garage Door Safety Tips

6 Garage Door Safety Tips

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With garage doors rapidly advancing in both materials and construction, garage door safety is still one of the industry’s main focal points. Read on for a few garage door safety tips!

So what can you do to ensure that your garage doors are performing to their optimal safety potential? Here are 6 simple checkpoints which will help assure that you will have one of the safest garage doors in the neighborhood.

  1. Check the Sensors and the Auto Reverse Feature
    If your garage door has an automatic opener, make sure it also has a functional obstruction sensor and auto reverse feature. Two easy ways to test this are to block the sensor and see if the garage door stops and reverses, or to stand outside the door and lean your weight against it with your palm. The door should stop and reverse directions when you apply resistance. If it does not, your auto reverse feature may not be functional. Disable the opener and call a garage door professional to service it. Do not stand underneath it, or place your hand under the door when testing.
  2. Check the Balance of the Garage Door
    You should be able to able to open and close the garage door smoothly, with the door moving freely over its tracks. If it does not open easily, or you have to use excessive force to shut it, it can often lead to accidents, since the extra force can eventually cause the heavy door to come off of its tracks, or cause the door to close with excessive speed or force.
  3. Don’t Let Children Play with the Door
    Do not let your children think of the garage door opener as a form of entertainment. To ensure garage door child safety, teach your children how to treat the door respectfully, and do not let them play with potentially dangerous pulleys, cables, or torsion springs that can catch clothing or skin.
  4. Do not let children hang off the garage door, or “race” under the garage door when it’s opening or closing.
    Children should stand well away from a moving garage door as well. They should not be allowed to play with the garage opener control at all, and if possible, it should be kept above of their reach when it’s a wall mounted version, or locked in the car if it’s portable.
  5. Buy a Quality Garage Door
    Purchase a garage door made out of sturdy, durable materials. Not only will your garage door be likely to last longer and be more difficult for burglars to vandalize, but having a well-built garage door will protect your family against mechanical failures brought about by flimsy construction.
  6. Perform Regular Maintenance
    Make sure your garage door gets regular routine maintenance to ensure it is working properly and safely. While doing your routine maintenance, make sure that the area around the garage door and its controls are well lit and free of debris.


The fact of the matter is, regardless of age, or construction materials, it is your responsibility to ensure that your garage door system is functioning flawlessly. If you are unsure, or just have questions, don’t hesitate to call Alliance Garage and Gates. Unmitigated safety is our standard.

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Garage Door Repair

Gorgeous Transformation

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Look how Gorgeous this transformation of last week is!!
We replaced these two doors with AMARR Mahogany Oak Summit 3000s. Giving not only the perfect contrast to the home, but energy efficiency as well.

Before Mahogany Doors After Mahogany Doors

Before Mahogany Doors

After Mahogany Doors

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Oak Summit Door

Completed Custom Garage

This 20×7 Oak Summit Door with recessed panels we completed looks perfect with the bordering custom stonework on the home.

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Garage Door Repair

Commercial Garage Repair

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We offer residents and businesses of DFW Commercial Garage Door Repair as well. Known for fast, dependable quality service at a fair price. Alliance Garage & Gates strives to be the best in the industry.

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Amarr Vista Anodized Black with Frosted Glass Garage door

Sleek & Modern

Alliance Garage and Gates

Garage Door Repair

Amarr Vista

We Completed this 18×9 Amarr Vista Anodized Black with Frosted Glass Garage door with 6ft of high lift and Commercial Liftmaster Jack Shaft opener. 

Customized to be the perfect touch to this Newly Built Modern Home.

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We have some big projects in the works this week that we can’t wait to share with everyone.


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Custom Garage Doors

Custom Handcrafted Doors

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Awesome picture of these three Custom Handcrafted Garage Doors we completed.

Garage doors of many homes now encompass between 30% and 50% of the home’s façade. With such a large blank canvas, it’s the perfect opportunity to extend the style of your home and enhance the design details already in place. We offer a range of custom wooden garage doors to address our customers design visions for their home

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A HUGH THANK YOU to Phil at Alliance Garage and Gates for the awesome new garage door they installed today. They are extremely professional, and I highly recommend them. I had several estimates done and Alliance Garage and Gates was the best company by far. I have a 1954 house and the old garage door was falling apart. The new door is beautiful! I am extremely happy with Alliance Garage and Gates!

Linda H 09/13/2015

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Great service prompt, professional. Provided me with advice for my gate and I will be using them to add a mechanical gate opener in the future. I would recommend this company and service to others.
- Luke D. from Arlington


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He showed up exactly when expected, polite, professional.  Complete assessment of what was needed on the door(s), recommendation for future repair/replacement . The repair was done in a timely manner.   I will use this company again and I highly recommend them.  Thank you Alliance!!
- Laurie A. from Flowermound


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Wouldn't hesitate to use them again and I'm a pretty picky DIY type.  They communicated well.  Were adaptive to the needs.  Responsive and professional.  No hidden extras or surprise up selling was pleasant as well.
- Danny S. – from trophy club


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Heard about this company through Angie's list. Although the service I pre-bought through Angie's list didn't fix my problem Phil made sure my purchase was refunded and problem taken care of, affordably and timely. He even went above and beyond to program my car to the garage door, which was a little more involved than usual. I've already recommended their company to friends and coworkers! Thanks a bunch Phil!

Theresa C. 10/22/2015




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A HUGH THANK YOU to Phil at Alliance Garage and Gates for the awesome new garage door they installed today. They are extremely professional, and I highly recommend them. I had several estimates done and Alliance Garage and Gates was the best company by far. I have a 1954 house and the old garage door was falling apart. The new door is beautiful! I am extremely happy with Alliance Garage and Gates!

Linda H