Tips for Winter Proofing Your Garage

Summer and Fall are long gone, and a drop in the temperature is a clear reminder. It’s time to start thinking about preparing your garage for the cold season. Besides being used for lawn supplies, tools and storage, your garage is also home to one of your most important investments: your vehicle. Winter proofing your garage will help protect your vehicle from the coldest elements. With the help of Blue Water Garage Door Services, here are tips to help you winter-proof your garage:


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• Thorough Cleaning
Go through everything in your garage and get rid of all the debris, mulch, leaves and dead insects that gets tracked into the garage during the summer months. get under all of the nooks and crannies, so don’t be afraid to move things around, like your car and sets of shelves.

• Ventilation
Install vents in your garage walls so that evaporated water has an escape route. Without ventilation, water vapor can end up re-condensing back into the water, or ice during the colder winter months.

• Taking Care of the Garage Door
Lubricate all metal moving parts with a silicon-based material while avoiding the plastic pieces. The lubricant often comes conveniently as a spray, so you can cover specific areas with a cloth to keep it grease-free. Remove ice or other debris to prevent buildup of a block. When the path along the track is free from ice, open and close the garage door to keep the moving parts in alignment.

• Cover switches and outlets
Take a few minutes this season to winter-proof your garage by covering any outlets on an outside wall. This will help to keep some of the brisk air out.

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2018 Garage Door Trends

Have you updated the exterior of your home by adding shutters, new windows, plant beds or a coat of fresh paint? Old garage doors can still leave your home looking outdated.

Refresh Your Garage Door


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Add Color!: When choosing a new garage door, opt for bold color such as blue, brown or gray will add to your home’s curb appeal. Black is also a great color choice that can make your home look modern; additionally, it will hide dirt and grime easily.

Let the light in!: Adding windows to your garage door has been a trend that has never gone away. Whether you’re looking for just small square windows in the top panels, adding windows down one side or an all window garage door, the options are limitless.
The Farmhouse Look: Garage doors that look like real wood have become a large trend over the years. Add additional farmhouse details using hardware.


Bluewater Garage Door Services has provided Niceville and surrounding areas with garage door repair and installation services for ___ years. We pride ourselves on our customer service, professionalism and ability to get the job done in a timely manner!

If you’re looking to rejuvenate your garage or simply need a repair, give us a call. Choose Bluewater Garage Door, where you’re treated as family.

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3 Tips for Buying a New Garage Door

Buying a new garage door isn’t something you have to do too often in life, hopefully. Because of this, you may be left with many questions on how to do such a thing. It’s with this in mind, that we at Blue Water Garage Door Services are here to provide you with the main questions to keep in mind when buying a new garage door.

How much do garage doors cost? As with many things in life, cost will vary based on a number of factors. There are many options of garage doors available to purchase for your home and which you should go for should be based on your living environment as well as what your budget allows. Steel, wood and aluminum make up the three most common types of garage doors and are also ranked in order from least expensive to most expensive.

Is garage door insulation important? The answer to this question is best answered based on where you are located. While many home’s garages are not heated, the insulation or lack thereof can still have an impact on the energy efficiency of your home. If your garage is directly attached to the house and there is an occupied room above it, we strongly recommend going with an insulated door as it can regulate temperatures and reduce utility bills.

What safety factors should I consider for garage doors? You don’t have to live in Florida for very long before knowing hurricane season is very much a thing, and something to keep in mind for all home improvement purchases. Due to the nature of their size, garage doors are much more susceptible to damage caused by high wind compared to other exterior openings. For your convenience, many garage doors now come with a built-in passive reinforcement system which requires to additional set-up prior to a storm! Look for this option when researching garage door models.

These three questions are just the tip of the iceberg for your garage door shopping. The great news is, we at Blue Water Garage Door Services are only a call away to help you answer any additional questions you may have. Call us today!

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Garage Door Installation

Are you having a garage added to your home or in need of a garage door replacement?
Bluewater Garage Door offers garage door installation services to the Niceville, Fort Walton Beach and Destin areas. We have over 23 years of experience in installation and repair.
The opening for the garage door installation should include a 2×6 anchor pad in the center of the door opening, 2×6 door jamb on along the top and sides, it should also have a 3 /4” minimum side room. For two garage doors, there should be a 8” center post in the middle to ensure the doors are safely supported.

Garage door installation is not something we recommend doing yourself, as you can be injured or the door may not operate correctly. Whether you’re looking for a single door or a double door, our experts will guide you through the process with ease, keeping you updated every step of the way.

We have a recommended selection of doors, including the Wayne Dalton 8000 Series, which is 2” thick panels, heavy-gauge steel end caps, and SilentGlideTM rollers that allow the door to open and close silently and with ease! Or other style selections include the Wayne Dalton 8300, 9100, 9600 or 9700 Series, that will add a farmhouse look to any home! If you have any questions on our selections, we will happily offer advice and help you select the right door for your home.

Give us a call today to begin your garage door installation service!

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Niceville Garage Door Installation Project

View photos from one of our recent garage door installation projects!

Our customer, located in Niceville, expanded their home by adding a 2 car garage. They chose a beautiful brown door with four glass windows. All of our doors are heavy-gauge steel, and environmentally friendly polyurethane foam. The low-profile hinges provide the maximum amount of strength between each section. The SilentGlideTM rollers offer a smooth and quiet opening and closing of the garage door.


Prior to installation.

Roofing prior to installation.

Finalized Garage Installation.

Give us a call today for a garage door installation quote!

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Garage Door Opener Repair

Our garage door repair technicians have seen it all, from broken glass door windows, damaged panels from cars or storms, etc.

Recently we were called to a home to repair the garage door opener. Much to our surprise, the opener was being held to the ceiling with bungee cords! This made us chuckle, of course, and we proceeded to correctly repair the opener for the homeowner.

Before Garage Door Opener Repair


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bungee cord repair

bungee cord repair

After Garage Door Opener Repair


fixed garage door opener

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This could be one of our favorite garage door repair stories!

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Welcome to Bluewater Garage Door Services!

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