About Garage Door Guide

Welcome to garagedoorguide.com – a blog that guides you through do-it-yourself garage door installation, repair and maintenance. My name is Cal and I’m a garage door blogger, salesman and technician with over 10 years experience in the door business. If you have ever asked yourself:

  • “Why won’t my garage door close?”
  • “How can I fix my garage door?”
  • “Where can I find a professional garage door repair service?”
  • “What type of garage door is best suited for my home?”
  • “How can I find replacement overhead garage door parts online?”

Or if you’ve ever just wondered how to install, repair or maintain overhead garage doors and openers…

You’re in the RIGHT place! 

Learning The Door Business…

Back in 2009 I started working for a professional door dealer out of Evansville, Indiana selling CHI & Clopay garage doors.Over the next 8 years I learned a great deal about overhead garage doors starting with warehousing, installation and eventually inside/outside wholesale sales – grossing over 1.5 million in 2015,2016,2017. Experiencing all aspects of the door business was crucial in learning the trade. Door & parts inventory and purchasing, installation,customer service and account acquisition are just a few of the key components to building a successful door business.

To say that I have learned a lot about garage doors in 8 short years would be an understatement. Overhead doors seem very simple – but believe me, you would be shocked at all there is to learn. Nobody really questions how overhead garage doors work until something breaks and the door no longer opens. I have been doing overhead door service almost four years and still learn something new every day.

Gross Annual Door & Opener Sales

  • 2012 >$500K
  • 2013 >$750K
  • 2014 >$1.0M
  • 2015 >$1.5M
  • 2016 >$1.5M
  • 2017 >$1.5M


Why Garage Door Guide?

This site is dedicated to helping do-it-yourselfers learn the trade of servicing garage doors while saving money in the process. I started it in July 2012 mainly because I wanted to keep a record of what I was learning about overhead doors. Since then I’ve added well over 100 articles, tips, tutorials and case studies to my archives here. Since then I’ve also launched a forum for homeowners and do-it-yourselfers to come together to collaborate, learning how to service and repair their own garage doors. If you would like more information on garagedoorguide.com please get in touch through my contact page.

Visit My Parts Store

Don’t worry – there’s no big dollar parts to buy or annual subscriptions, only great deals! Visit my store and you can purchase overhead door repair parts like rollers, hinges, remotes, cables, locks and seals at discounted prices. Why buy through my online store? Many door dealers overcharge on parts. You can save upwards of 50% on door parts buying online!

Garage Door Guide Cal
Hello, I’m Cal – owner of Garage Door Guide LLC    

I write tutorials about garage door repair, installation and maintenance. With over a decade of experience in the overhead door industry I’ve learned a lot and I’d like to share my knowledge with you.

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