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How Garage Doors Are Made

I’m going to either replace or restore the 16-year-old metal garage door at our new-to-us home pretty soon. And in doing so, I set out to do some research around polishing vs. painting, metal vs. wood, and so forth. Garage doors aren’t cheap, so I’m leaning towards a restoration job.

While I’ve painted a metal garage door before with no issues, I’ve also heard that restoring the baked-in paint is better, as it will last much longer when prepped, polished, and sealed correctly. Anyway, stay tuned, because I’ll be posting both a big post on Garage Doors 101 and the metal garage door restoration process soon. I know… it’s gonna be enthralling!

In the meantime, as I was doing my homework, I wondered just how my garage door was made. Thanks to the wonders of the Interwebz, I was able to find this older-but-still-relevant (2011) video of the garage door production process from the TV show, “How it’s Made.” I’d summarize it all here but I’m betting you’d rather just watch.




About Michael Turner

Forty-something years later, Michael still doesn't' know what he wants to do if he grows up. Raised around cars and trained in diesel mechanics, Michael has owned a successful detail shop, developed and sold software, led a K-9 SAR team, ridden the dot-com wave as a marketing & PR executive, led digital strategy teams at both large and small agencies, and now this. He digs Jeeps, off-road racing, football, photography, writing, making EDM, cranking metal, PC gaming, and a plethora of other contradictory things.

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