Clopay Coachman Carriage House Garage Door Installation in Princeton, NJ 08540

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We Started Out By Reframing the Openings

Installing a new garage door properly requires having solid, flat interior jambs that are in good condition. This house had jambs in place that were too short to properly accommodate the bearing plates of the new torsion spring system we were installing. We probably could have made do, but we call ourselves “Doors Done Right” for a reason. We believe in doing top quality installations to ensure that our customers’ doors ard opners are installed neatly and safely for the long haul.

We also were installing somewhat thick doors and the concrete ledge at the bottom of the door would have become an issue with the old jamb thickness. We installed new 1″ x 4″ pine jambs, drilling pilots and fastening the tracks with extra long lag screws so that they went securely into the frame of the garage, not just the jambs.

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State-of-the-Art Garage Door Systems to Update a Classic Princeton House

Maintaining classic charm and architectural integrity while use modern maintenance-free materials can be challenging, but when it comes to updated hardware, there should be no compromise. Installing quality hardware is critical to the longevity of your door. Doors Done Right upgrades the hardware on virtually every door we do, far surpassing the average dealer as well as the big box stores in value for your money.

On this job, we used a torsion spring system with galvanized torsion springs, expertly installed with both form and function as critical components of a door done right.

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The Result: Beautiful, Durable, Maintenance-Free Carriage House Garage Doors for Long-Term, Daily Use

We think the customers here did an excellent job choosing these doors to meet their needs and to match the style and character of their house.

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For More Information, Visit Our Coachman Garage Door Page, or Give Us a Call

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Or call us now for a free, no-obligation in-home (or over-the-phone) consultation. We’re happy to help!


We also carry doors from Amarr, CHI, Haas and many other brands.

Clopay Gallery Collection Carriage-House-Style Garage Door in Princeton, NJ 08540

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16′ x 7′ Clopay Brand Gallery Collection Model GD1SP Garage Door Installed

This is a 1-3/8″ thick, 3-layer (steel + insulation + steel) carriage-house-style garage door with polystyrene insulation and an r-value of 6.5 (higher r-values available)

Limited Warranties | Paint Finish: Lifetime | Windows: 10-Year | Hardware: 3-Year

Design and Hardware Specifications:
*Color/finish: white
*Panel design: short beadboard panel (8 across)
*Hardware upgrade: heavy-duty hinges, 13-ball precision bearing rollers w/ nylon tires, 1/8″ cables
*Spring upgrade: galvanized, ultra-safe and durable torsion springs
*Windows: long with square grilles windows
*Decorative hardware: (4) spade strap hinges, (2) spade lift handles, (1) spade step plate
*Locking: interior side lock

What’s Included in the Price:

*Door and related installation materials
*A neat, safe, professional, durable installation
*Removal and disposal of old door
*New tracks, springs, cables and all door hardware
*Proper reinforcement of top door section for hook-up to new or existing openers
*Vinyl weatherstripping around top and sides of door

CHI Model 5983 Garage Door with Mahogany Accents Finish in Princeton, NJ 08540

CHI model 5983 with mahogany accents finish

A Nicely Priced, Quality Door with A One-of-a-Kind Wood-tone Look

We love the way these doors look. CHI Accents finishes have a lot of variation across the door, giving it a very realistic and rustic look. They are available in multiple tones.

CHI model 5983 with mahogany accents finish 2 doors

Want to learn more? Take a look at CHI’s brochure and give us a call at 1-844-404-DOOR. We’d be happy to discuss pricing and features with you.

CHI Stamped Steel Carriage House Garage Door Brochure:

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CHI Accents Woodtones Brochure:

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Call us today for a free, no-obligation in-home (or over-the-phone) consultation. We’re happy to help!


We also carry doors from Amarr, Clopay, Haas and many other brands.

Artisan Medallion Series Sapele Mahogany Modern-Look Wood Garage Doors Installed in Princeton, NJ 08540

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Clopay Modern Steel Flush Garage Door Installation in Princeton, NJ 08540

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Modern Style Garage Doors in Steel are a Great Way to Add Modern Flare without Breaking Your Budget

High-quality 3-layer flush (or Modern Grooved) garage doors are a great fit for many modern-style homes, but cost far less than other options, such as aluminum-and-glass type garage doors. These doors are durable, economical, quiet, and can offer excellent insulation value for houses with rooms above, or adjacent to, the garage.

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Lose the Panel Design, Get Modern, and Choose Your Color

This customer originally had a gray-painted door with a raised panel design stamped into the steel. We think he made a great choice in opting for a flush door in Hunter Green. He was originally going to paint the door, but we offered him the option of getting the door factory finished in the green color. We had color samples on the truck, and we were able to determine that it was an exact match for the trim around the door.

The door color makes the door a beautiful accent piece that matches with the other trim, but does not blend in to its surrounding in a boring way.

Clopay Modern Steel Garage Door Color Options

Standard White

Standard White

Glacier White

Glacier White*



Desert Tan

Desert Tan







mocha brown

Mocha Brown*



hunter green

Hunter Green*



Ultragrain Medium Finish

Ultragrain Medium Finish*

Ultragrain Walnut Finish

Ultragrain Walnut Finish*

*Available only in certain models


Call us today for a free, no-obligation in-home (or over-the-phone) consultation. We’re happy to help!


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We also carry doors from Amarr, CHI, Haas and many other brands.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Garage Door Springs from a Big Box Store

We were called out to do a garage door repair in Princeton, NJ. The homeowner had a handyman replace 4 springs on his 2 doors “no more than a year and a half ago.” The handyman used springs that were too small for the door. That’s not surprising.

What is surprising is that one of his springs broke after less than a year and a half!

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We are used to seeing garage door springs (and other parts) from the big guys go after just a few years. But this is the first time we’ve seen a spring break this quickly.

Big box stores seem to have no issue sacrificing quality for cost savings – especially in areas where the customer might not know the difference. Small cost-savings are acceptable to them, even if the difference in quality is huge. Parts manufactured with low quality recycled materials contain impurities that compromise their structural integrity.

Your garage door springs are under a lot of tension and when they break, they are dangerous. Using inferior quality springs is a major safety issue.

For High Quality Garage Door Spring Replacement in Princeton, NJ, Call Doors Done Right

Doors Done Right uses the best quality springs that we can find. They are:
– Made in America
Not made from recycled steel
– A longer length than is spec’d for most doors
– Made of a thicker wire than is commonly used
– A larger diameter than many springs on the market
– Made with double end-loops for longer life

All of these improvements add up to a safer, far more durable spring that is exactly the right size for your door.

Call Doors Done Right now for fast, expert, affordable service:


By |July 30th, 2016|Big Box Stores, Competitor Quality, Garage Door Repair, Princeton, Springs|