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Garage Doors of Indianapolis Inc. Values its customers and employees.  

In light of this we have taken the following steps. Our Showroom will be closed until May 1st, we have asked all our technicians and installers to take steps to help prevent the spread of the virus. Including not shaking hands with our customers and maintaining a respectful distance. All our employees have been asked to stay home if they are showing any cold or flu systems. Our desire is to successfully fix and or install your Garage Door and operators in the safest way possible. Please use social distancing when interacting with our staff. Communication in person should be no closer that 6 feet.

As ALWAYS, we will continue to honor our commitment of:

“CALL US THIS MORNING FOR SERVICE TODAY” and remain available 24/7 for all your service needs

Together we can and will get through this trying time.

Thank you for your business and continued support.

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Repairing or replacing broken garage door sections

Maybe you’ve been playing with your family and a stray baseball or hockey puck causes damage to a section of your garage door. Maybe a tree limb falls against the door in a storm. Maybe you’re parked in your driveway and accidentally put your car into drive instead of reverse when you’re intending to back up. No matter how much or how little damage is done to your garage door, a mishap or malfunction that leads to damage can be unsightly and can damage the curb appeal of your home. Worse, it can mean that your garage door is inoperable and needs to be replaced. 

Incidents that leave your garage door in bad shape and mean you need to address the problem can be frustrating. Depending on what the issue you’re facing is, you’ll need to decide what you should be able to repair, and what needs to be totally replaced. 

Repairing Garage Door Panels 

If the panels on your garage door have been damaged, these are luckily easy to refurbish and replace in a cost-effective way. It’s easy to get replacement panels from a manufacturer and replace a damaged one for a quick and easy repair. Garage Doors of Indianapolis has decades of experience working with manufacturers and getting the most reliable and trustworthy brands. We have an extensive collection, and it’s likely that we’ll have just the panels you need to repair damaged sections of your garage door. 

If your garage door is older, however, it’s more difficult to get panels that are an exact match. We’re able to find panels that correspond with shape and style, and it’s possible that the broken or damaged panels on these will need to be replaced with newer ones. If you believe the damage goes beyond several panels and is impacting your garage door more seriously, it might need to be replaced. 

When to Replace a Garage Door 

There’s a spectrum of damage to a garage door where, at a certain point, it’s actually more cost-efficient to replace a garage door than it would be to repair all of the damaged panels. If your garage door is severely damaged, it might be time to install a new door system. 

If multiple panels are severely damaged from something like a car or storm, then you might want to seriously consider replacing your door. First, if your door has heavy damage to multiple panels, your repair costs would naturally go up with each panel that needs to be replaced. Secondly, if something hit with enough force to destroy your door, it’s likely that the opening mechanism will have heavy damage as well. This is the mechanism with your springs and motor, by which you’re able to control the door remotely, and damage to this can make your door inefficient and slow at best, and hazardous at worst. 

With the largest variety of garage doors in stock in Central Indiana, and decades of experience, Garage Doors of Indianapolis will be able to consult with you and work out when it’s best for your budget to repair, and when it’s best for your home’s long-term value and functionality to replace. Contact us 24/7, and we’ll be able to give you the answers you’ll need.


How to Reattach a Garage Door After Using the Emergency Pull

Reattaching a Garage Door After Using the Emergency Pull

Homeowners pull emergency release cords for a number of reasons. Maybe your opener malfunctioned in the middle of opening the garage door. Maybe the sensors on your garage door are sensing an obstruction when there isn’t one. Maybe you lost power.

Many think that reconnecting the door after pulling the release cord should be incredibly simple, but some people have trouble reconnecting the door to the automated garage door opener and getting the door back on track.

When you pull the emergency release, you engage a quick release mechanism that allows you to operate the garage door manually. You may have to manually open and close the garage door during this process, so be sure that you are physically able to handle doing that before beginning.

Some newer garage doors will automatically reengage after an emergency release cord is pulled.

If yours does not auto-reengage, you’ll have to take a few steps:

Step 1:

Check to make sure all sensors are working properly. If you see blinking lights on your garage door sensors, chances are that there is an obstruction. Check your surroundings and make sure no obstructions are present. You should see solid colors only.

Step 2:

Pull back on the emergency release cord until you see the lever connected to the cord attach itself to the automatic garage door opener. You should also hear it click into place. Make sure you do not pull too hard in this step, as you may unintentionally damage the cord or the opening mechanism.

Step 3:

Try opening and closing your garage door using the opener. The problem should be fixed.

In case these steps do not work for you, reference your garage door opener’s manual for troubleshooting suggestions. If you continue to have issues, call Garage Doors of Indianapolis and arrange for a technician to check the door and opener.

Garage Door Maintenance

Top 10 Preventive Maintenance Tips for Garage Door Owners

Best Ways to Do Maintenance on Your Garage Doors

Your garage door is an important part of your home and your commute, and it’s easy to take it for granted. Every homeowner is used to simply pressing a button and having this large piece of equipment do its job with no hassle and no fuss, as it should work. However, like any piece of equipment, it will need maintenance from time to time in order to continue working as well as possible. Your garage door contains multiple large, moving parts, and each of these represents an element that needs to be attended to if you want a garage door that continues to do its job. Repairing a broken door can be a costly hassle, but with the right preventive maintenance tips done by the right crew, you can avoid the breakdowns and keep your garage door (and your commute) running smoothly.

So, what are the top 10 maintenance tips for garage door owners to follow?

1. Check your door for unusual sights and sounds.
It’s easy to get used to the way your garage door operates. After all, when you’re leaving the house you likely have other things on your mind. Next time you’re using your garage door, keep an eye and ear out for any unusual sights or sounds like slow rising, visible straining/jerking, or squeaks and scrapes. These could be signs that there’s an issue, and if it’s not taken care of, this could lead to a major repair.

2. Inspect your door’s balance.
Your garage door works on the principle of proper counterbalancing to allow your opener to easily operate. Test your balance by pulling your garage door opener’s release handle and opening the door halfway up. If it moves, your springs aren’t balancing properly and may need to be tightened by a professional crew.

3. Make sure nuts and bolts are tightened.
This sounds obvious, but with so much movement constantly going on with garage door parts, nuts and bolts can become less tight and lead to less safety for your door. Inspect your door’s nuts and bolts, tightening where necessary to ensure everything stays in shape.

4. Lubricate the moving parts.
In garage doors, the biggest element that leads to problems is friction. Luckily, lubrication is quick and easy, and it also adds years of operation to your system. Your opener’s chain or screw and the overhead springs are the best places to lubricate, perhaps as little as only once per year with products including white lithium grease.

5. Review your door’s rollers.
Your garage door rollers are the tools which allow your door to move easily and smoothly and cracked or warped rollers lead to more vibration, friction, and strain on the system. You’ll be amazed at the difference a few new rollers can make. If you need help replacing your cracked rollers, contact the crew at Garage Doors of Indianapolis.

6. Clear your tracks of debris.
Your rollers run on a track, and if anything happens to be in that track, it can damage the rollers and also strain your garage door opener. Simply check by hand or with a tool to make sure that there isn’t any loose debris on the track and you can avoid a much more costly problem in the future.

7. Review your lift cables
The high-tension cables in your garage door allow the system to work properly, but if they wear down enough to the point where they snap, this could lead to serious injury. Review your lift cables, and if they seem to be worn down, get a professional crew in to replace them. It’s a quick and easy job that can avoid hassle down the line.

8. Test your safety features.
Garage doors rely on mechanical and photocell safety features to avoid crushing anything in their path. First, make sure with a brick that your garage door will bump into it and reverse instead of continuing to put pressure on, and then run your leg against the strip that detects movement to be sure the door will reverse. If your door is old enough that it doesn’t have these safety features, it’s time to get a new unit.

9. Keep moisture out with weather-stripping.
Keeping moisture out can lead to a better, drier garage in general, as well as make sure your parts don’t rust. Check your weather stripping for cracks or missing parts, and if it’s not up to snuff, replace them for more comfort and longer lasting garage door components.

10. Keep your door looking good.
Whether it’s water damage, warping, rust or more, groom your door and take care of these minor issues before they affect its structural integrity and need to be replaced.

Your garage door takes up a major part of the front of your home and allows you to come and go every day without a hassle. Follow these simple preventive maintenance tips for your garage door, and contact Garage Doors of Indianapolis to meet your every garage door need!

Should I Repair My Garage Door Spring?

Is It Safe for Me to Repair My Own Garage Door Spring?

DIY Garage Door Spring Replacement

It’s an unmistakable sound – the snap of a spring or the crash of a door. It’s the sound you least want to hear as you get ready to leave the house. If you haven’t heard it, consider yourself lucky.

No, it’s not a cheap horror movie trick. It’s a metal garage door spring snapping under tension. You’ll know it’s broken completely when you go to open your door and find that it’s struggling to lift itself up.

You may think you can repair this yourself. It’s a spring. How hard can it be? It turns out that replacing a garage door spring on your own can be extremely dangerous. It could even end up costing you more in the long run. There are several things to consider before attempting to fix a broken garage door.

Types of Springs

Regardless of style or design, there are only two types of springs in modern overhead doors. Knowing what type of spring you have is the first step for anyone attempting to repair a broken spring.

Torsion Springs are responsible for the getting your garage door up when you open it. This single spring is mounted at the top of a garage door and covered in a tube. The tube is there to prevent further damage to your door or spring system if a break should occur. When these fail, you will hear a loud bang that sounds like a firecracker and see an immediate failure to open the garage door. This spring twists itself in order to gain enough power to lift the door. This spring will be relatively thick and directly above your door opening.

Extension Springs are found in an extension spring system. They essentially do the same thing as tension springs, but the process to get your garage door opened and closed is slightly different. Extension springs stretch or elongate in order to gain enough power to lift the door. These two springs will be relatively thin and run parallel to each door track.

Both of these types of springs build up tension when your garage door is closed. The energy stored up should then allow the garage door to open with ease. This isn’t the case when a spring breaks. Instead of building up energy, a snapped spring loses all of the stored energy it needs to lift the heavy door. Both springs still have a level of tension that could be potentially dangerous if worked on by someone unfamiliar with spring systems and garage door repair.

How Often Do Springs Break?

Extension and torsion springs can only be used for a limited number of open/close cycles. The cycles range anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 opens (up to 10 years with proper maintenance) depending on the quality of your door.

Because of how long they last, it’s unlikely that a DIY homeowner has any experience with spring repair or replacement in residential garage doors. Luckily, we have plenty of experience!

How Dangerous Can It Be?

When an inexperienced person tries to work with loaded springs and a weighted door, chances are that they haven’t considered everything that could go wrong. If the springs have any tension left in them and are handled improperly, they could snap and cause bodily harm.

In addition to the possible physical injuries, improper handling of springs could lead to further property damage or permanent damage to your garage door and its spring system.

Extension springs are considered to be slightly safer to work with because you don’t actually have to deal with the spring tension. However, this doesn’t mean the problems cannot still happen. It’s best to call a certified technician when working with extension springs to make sure there are no issues with the repair.

Torsion springs are extremely dangerous to work with if you don’t have much experience with them. There are many steps to replace a torsion spring, meaning that there are many opportunities for issues to come up. We recommend that you always call for professional service if you have torsion springs because of how tough they are to work with.

If you aren’t sure what type of spring you have, we can help you figure it out!

Should I Open My Door Manually or Use a Garage Door Opener When a Spring is Broken?

In short, we recommend that you do not open your door at all when a spring breaks. This prevents any damage to the door, you or anything else.

However, we know that leaving your car or other possessions in a garage door that won’t open isn’t ideal. It won’t work for everyone. If you must open it, carefully open your door manually and make sure that it is secure at the top of your garage before pulling out. You will then have to slowly close the door manually from the outside – this is the most dangerous part, and we do not recommend it. Unless you know for certain that the safety cable is still in working order, you should not try this.

In these cases, we recommend you call us for emergency service to get your garage in working order on the same day. This guarantees that you get a certified and qualified technician from Garage Doors of Indianapolis and prevents any harm to you or your property.

Your security is our priority. The longer your garage door remains stuck or out of your control due to broken springs, the more you are inconvenienced. We want to make sure you get all of your garage door issues solved in a timely manner.

We are available 24 hours a day for emergency commercial and residential service whenever anything malfunctions with your garage door.

Can I Prevent My Springs Breaking?

You absolutely can! The best way to prevent your spring system from breaking is to schedule regular garage door service and maintenance with the certified technicians at Garage Doors of Indianapolis.

Regular maintenance ensures that your springs are always inspected and replaced before they break.

How Often Should I Have My Garage Door Checked?

You should have your garage door checked at least once a year, ideally before the cold weather hits. This is a technical job that should be conducted by experts who have the tools and training to do the job safely. That’s where we come in!

At Garage Doors of Indianapolis, we work to not only extend the life of your garage door but also ensure that you are always able to enter and exit freely at all times.

No one wants to be ready to leave the house and hear the unmistakable sound of a spring snapping and breaking. Call today to have a technician come to check your spring system before it becomes an inconvenience at 317-316-0423.

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How Regular Garage Door Servicing Saves You Hassle In the Future

Do you know the last time your garage door was serviced? When you open and close your garage door every day, do you think about all of the common problems that could occur without regular service from a garage door professional? Smart homeowners know that getting their garage door serviced regularly ensures a door that works properly and safely at all times throughout the year.

Because of all of the moving parts in your garage door, there are many opportunities for common problems to occur with everyday use. From stressed torsion springs to properly applying white lithium grease to high-tension issues, any of a wide number of problems can grind your morning routine to a stop and force you to deal with sometimes-costly repairs. Don’t wait until your garage door breaks down to give it the attention it needs to run properly. When maintaining your garage door before you need to make repairs, there is nothing that a service call to Garage Doors of Indianapolis can’t resolve quickly and effectively.

Common Problems that Regular Service Can Mitigate

Tension Springs & Cables

All garage doors have tension springs and cables that control the safe and slow opening and closing of the garage door at all times. If these tension springs and cables are under a great amount of stress, they can break. The most noticeable sign of a broken or stressed tension spring is the door opening and closing extremely fast with a loud bang. While faster opening and closing may sound like a good thing on paper, broken tension springs and cables can cause significant damage because there is nothing preventing the door from smashing anything beneath it. Regular garage door service will allow for your garage door professional to spot any instances of high tension before significant damage occurs to your door or property.

Torsion Springs

Similar to tension springs, torsion springs are responsible for the heavy lifting, getting your garage door up when you open it. When these fail, you will hear a loud bang that sounds like a firecracker and an immediate failure to open the garage door. Torsion springs can only be used for a limited number of open/close cycles and, given enough time, they will break. For this reason, regular garage door maintenance will allow for your service technician to appraise the state of your torsion springs and replace them before they break.

Noisy Opening and Closing

The creaking and clanging of your garage door when opening and closing may seem like just a minor inconvenience; however, noisy steel doors could mean that there are improperly lubricated moving parts of the garage door. Proper lubrication with white lithium grease is essential for maintaining your garage door health and preventing problems in the future. Luckily, regular service calls can ensure proper lubrication on all moving parts in the garage door and prevent noisy garage doors throughout the entire year.

Failure of Garage Door Auto Reversal

Garage door reversal is one of the most important features a garage door has at its disposal. Essentially, garage door auto reversal prevents your door from closing if there is an obstruction in its path. Obstructions could be anything from pets to dropped grocery items to rocks. With any obstruction, there is a very real chance of damage to the door or damage to the object or thing in its path if auto reversal fails. As a basic modern safety feature, all doors should be able to reverse automatically if an obstruction is present. Just because it should reverse does not mean that failure cannot occur. A call to your local garage door professional will allow for regular auto reversal checks and prevent any opportunity for reversal failure.

Failing Safety Features

Garage doors are designed with your safety in mind. Most safety features come standard and are required by the federal government at installation, but a lack of regular garage door maintenance can allow for safety features like an auto reversal, motion detection and manual control to fail. Your safety when operating a garage door is a priority at every stage of the door’s lifecycle. It is essential to schedule regular service if only to ensure that all safety features of the door are working properly. Common garage door repairs and regular maintenance can prevent major damage to you and your property.

How much does Garage Door Service Cost?

While the cost of regular maintenance may be a concern for many garage door owners, smart homeowners know that by scheduling regular maintenance, they are preventing major issues and damage to the garage door in the future. Savvy homeowners know that problems can occur with so many moving parts and understand that making a regular service call with a garage door professional is essential in prolonging a properly functioning garage door.

Expert maintenance on a regular basis makes certain that you get the best value out of your garage door investment. Instead of paying for the costly major repair, plan ahead and schedule regular service to prevent any issues with garage door functionality.

You should have your garage door checked at least once a year, ideally before the cold weather hits. Multiple tune-ups throughout the year allow you to have a properly working garage door at all times of the year without interference. While you may think you’ll be able to tell if something is wrong with your garage door, this is a technical job that should be conducted by experts who have the tools and training to do the job safely and effectively.

A regular maintenance schedule will not only extend the life of your garage door but also ensure that you are always able to enter and exit freely and safely throughout the year.

Call your local garage door expert at Garage Doors of Indianapolis today to schedule your next regular service call.

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Ways To Winterize Your Garage Door

As we run to and from the car this winter, you might think of a garage as nothing more than a middle ground that protects you from the harsh outdoors and it’s unforgiving elements. However, we can’t forget the good times of pulling out the pool floaties and grabbing a cold drink from the cooler on a hot day.

Our garages are a vital part of our homes year round and can be a real inconvenience when something with the garage door goes wrong. It’s important to maintain these systems in order for them to last through the winter and continue to operate efficiently as the warm weather returns, but they need our help to do it.


Changing – Remote garage door buttons and external keypads are vital tools and gateways to warmth. Ensure you don’t get stuck out in the snow by checking their batteries and even consider keeping a spare set of batteries nearby.

Organizing – This is the season for bad weather. Locate any snow blowers, shovels, salt bags, ice scrapers, or tools you may need to battle the winter and keep them at the ready. Check the weather frequently so you’re not surprised by changes that could affect your routine.

Closing – It’s cold out! Keeping your garage door closed is better for the door’s lifespan and your heating bills overall. It prevents excess moisture and brisk air from making a home in the welcoming warmth of your garage and causing damage during its stay.


Cleaning – The tracks and sensors should be cleared of any debris in order for them to continue to run smoothly. Even the door itself could probably use a wipe down as dirt can make its way into places it shouldn’t and cause more problems than it should. Also check for any rust spots, water damage, or warping that may have occurred since it’s last check-up.

Lubricating – Working pieces such as ball bearings, rollers, springs, hinges, and any other metal parts that move should be sprayed regularly. This is crucial in the winter months as these components are more prone to sticking, causing excessive tension and possibly costly damage.

Balancing – To keep all parts running smoothly, the tracks and metal framing need to a be aligned and a quick balance check should do the trick. Have a professional check these regularly to ensure all is operating correctly.


Cracking – Weather stripping, sensors, and window panes can become victims to the winter weather as well. These components are less durable than their previously mentioned metal counterparts, but can easily be maintained. However, metal springs are typically the ones that we see the most problems with in the cold. Checking for any cracking in these parts can be a quick, vital fix.

Contracting – Much like we wish we could do with our body’s extremities, metal contracts in cold temperatures. When this happens, certain nuts and bolts can become loose, may even fall out of place, and will need to be tightened and replaced.

Adjusting – Even if the sensors don’t have visual cracks, they may need to be realigned instead. These safety features can become askew over time and adjusting them back into place is an important aspect of their usefulness.


Continued regular maintenance should be on the calendar in order for your faithful garage door to be able to continue its mission. If you see anything out of place, contact the experts at Garage Doors of Indianapolis to come out and inspect and repair it today!

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Deciding On An Insulated Garage Door For Your Business

What are my options?

Garage Doors of Indianapolis offers a large array of commercial garage doors for any Central Indiana facility, backed by good quality at a great price. Our selection includes insulated and non-insulated doors, both with and without glass. Rolling overhead industrial doors are also available in aluminum, steel, or stainless steel options, with an assortment of fire doors or interior, high-strength fabric traffic doors, and shutters.

There are a lot of possibilities to sort through – how do you decide which garage door is right for your business? It all depends on how you need your door to function, and what it is protecting.


  1. Where is your business located?
  2. How much will the door be utilized?
  3. What you are keeping stored beyond the door?
  4. What other needs might be involving the door, its functionality, and its durability?

What are the benefits?

Energy Efficiency

Insulated garage doors from Garage Doors of Indianapolis have one to two additional layers of defense when compared to our traditional single-paneled, uninsulated doors. The extra material, including a core of insulation in between the outer metal panels helps to keep your building from leaking air conditioning or heating – reducing the costs of your energy bill.

Climate Control

Some businesses require more comfortable environments than an average storage warehouse might – places such as restaurants where patrons don’t want to freeze in the winter, or food packing plants that can’t afford to lose their product to a summer heat wave. Facilities with temperature-sensitive materials would benefit from insulated garage doors as well, as they are built to block inclimate weather in any season.


Speaking of weather, wind and hail damage costs can also be reduced when a business installs an insulated garage door. Insulated doors provide superior energy efficiency and stand up better to wind gusts. When it’s not fighting the elements of the outdoors, these doors will can withstand everyday wear and tear as well. Whether they are attached to a residential building or business, garage doors are frequently used. Making sure they will withstand the miles, but are also are easy to use is important to keep in mind.


Having multiple layers of material also means more layers of security. Garage Doors of Indianapolis’ insulated doors can help protect against internal accidents that can happen, as well as thieves who may try to break in. Whatever your facility’s needs may be, our doors will withstand demands for higher security with their impact-resistant structure.

Our team of technicians has met with designers, builders, and architects to bring you the highest standards, training, and understanding of installation and the quality our products have to offer. Whether your business is in search of a safeguard against any outside force, a cushion preserving any valuables inside, simply a long-lasting garage door, or all of the above, an insulated commercial garage door might be the right choice for you and your business.

With so many choices, look for quality products at fair prices, unrivaled customer service, and expertise in commercial garage door maintenance. Contact Garage Doors of Indianapolis today for a free consultation! As always, you can contact us this morning for service today!

Smart Garage Door

How “Smart” is Your Garage Door?

The future of technology lies in custom-built homes. A garage door renovation might seem like it’ll break the bank, but it doesn’t have to be. Having work done on your garage door can make a big difference, from curb appeal to increased usefulness.

One of the most common trends in home renovation lies in garage doors. These doors are only improving as technology improves. Doors that are reliable, quiet, and quick are the key components you should look for when it comes to garage doors. Today you can purchase a garage beautiful door that is also energy efficient. And more frequently, consumers are choosing to purchase garage doors with automatic technology. This technology makes opening doors safer, and you can control your door opener from anywhere.

New garage door technology no longer has to operate off of traditional electricity. Some models operate off of a battery charged by house current. So, if the power goes out, the opener will continue to work. High tech openers are able to operate the door anywhere an Internet connection is available by using smartphones or computer. Through apps, you can operate the garage lights, or open and close the garage door.

New garage door technology also comes with safety sensors. These sensors prevent the door from closing if it senses something is below the door. Thanks to an infrared light that expands the width of the door, when something is sensed in the line of the light, the door will reverse. These precautions help families with young children or pets to have peace of mind and also protects belongings from being crushed.

Garage door opener technology is also important for the safety of your home. How many times have you thought, “did I actually close the garage door?”. If your door is left open, your home could be a target. With new technology, you are able to customize settings so that your door will be programmed to always close at a certain time. You can also access your door technology through an app, and can close it from a remote location. With smart garage door technology, safety and a sense of security are at your fingertips.

Peace of mind can also come in the form of garage door lighting. Coming home to an unlit home can be scary, and external lighting can help to ease that discomfort. Not only is there garage door opener technology that is purely solar powered, but the interior and exterior lighting are also powered through this same sustainable technology. With bright lighting, you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to fumble around in the dark or wonder what is in your surroundings.

Garage doors shouldn’t have a load of features that you don’t need. Rolling code is useful garage door opener technology that you might want though – this advanced coding system reduces the change of a thief hacking your opener code and breaking into your home. “Code grabbers” are no longer able to hack this rolling code to gain entry into your home.

Interested in getting the latest garage door technology? Safety and quality doors have been our specialty since 1979. Locally owned and operated, Garage Doors of Indianapolis can answer your questions about improving the insulation of your existing garage, as well as explain all of the available options for insulated garage doors.

Contact our team of garage experts to start cutting energy costs in your home today!

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What You Need To Know About Seamless Gutters

If you’re getting new gutters for your home, is it time to go to seamless gutters? Indiana winters can be brutal, and your gutters will need to be able to protect your home from the elements. It’s important that gutters don’t become clogged and they continue to flow despite facing heavy rain, snow, and during a storm.

On houses everywhere, seamed (or sectional) gutters are the default setting. Sections of metal cut to fit your needs, and the pieces are welded or snapped together. They’re inexpensive and a simpler system overall. But are seamless gutters worth the increased cost? Many believe so.

The following will take a closer look at seamless gutters and help you figure out which style best suits your needs.

What Are Seamless Gutters?

Seamless gutters are long sections of metal or copper that attach to the corners and downspouts of your house. They are dispatched out of a gutter machine into the exact measurements of your gutter system.

Seamed vs. Seamless

Let’s take a look at the two versions of gutters and analyze the pros and cons of each:

Cost – Seamless gutters cost more than seamed ones. There are material and labor costs to consider when buying a seamless gutter system. As always, the key is to shop around and keep a close eye on what each contractor is saying. It’s also good to collect references and drive by those houses to get a feel for the quality of their work.

Installation – If you want a simple gutter system and you know your way around a hacksaw, a seamed gutter is the way to go. If you don’t consider yourself handy enough or don’t have the proper tools, you may consider a seamless system.

Ease Of Maintenance – While more expensive, seamless gutters are easier to maintain. They’re literally long sections of metal, not segmented pieces to connect. And cut correctly, they’re custom made to fit your home.

Protection – As seamless gutters don’t have seams in their middle sections – only at the corners – there are fewer weakness areas in them. This means, while you’re paying more for it, seamless gutters can often offer better protection.

Taking Care Of Gutter Needs In Indianapolis

Garage Doors of Indianapolis can help you put the finishing touches on your home. Whether you decide seamed or seamless gutters are your best bet, our team of experts have the experience and knowledge to make gutter installation and maintenance of a hassle-free job.

Contact us for a free quote today or call 317-284-9857 to make the decision a seamless one!

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