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Whether constructing a new garage or renovating an existing one in Calgary, a top-notch overhead door is a fundamental necessity. Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services offers various garage door designs catering to contemporary and classic preferences. Our team is adept at guiding you through the selection process, ensuring your new garage door not only aligns with your budget but also enhances the aesthetic appeal of your Calgary home.

With over 27 years of dedicated service, we have consistently delivered quality products and services to our esteemed customers. Trust in our expertise to ensure the seamless installation or renovation of your garage door, contributing to the overall functionality and visual charm of your property. Count on Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services for a reliable and expertly executed job, where customer satisfaction is our paramount goal.

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Garage doors are usually made from one of three materials: wood, steel, or aluminum. Each type of material has its benefits, and we can help you identify which to purchase:


Wooden doors are popular among homeowners trying to achieve a rustic farmhouse look. A solid wood door can be painted any colour or stain; however, it requires more maintenance to prevent warping due to moisture. It’s also more expensive to manufacture. This is why faux wood steel doors are increasingly becoming more popular and add an insulation value.


Steel doors are the most popular option today because they are durable and require little to no maintenance. They are stronger than wood doors and often come with a fibreglass overlay that allows them to be any colour. The fibreglass colouring may need to be repainted as it fades in the sun over time, but this is still a durable option that will stand up to the elements.


This is the newest garage door style, consisting of translucent window-like panels in an aluminum frame. They offer a modern design and can be lightweight depending on the material used. Glass will add weight to the door and require more maintenance over the years. Because the panels are translucent, they emit light from the inside and greatly enhance the overall look of your home.


The most popular garage door brands we carry include the following:

Amarr®: An innovative leader with stylish designs and superior energy efficiency aimed to boost curb appeal.

Clopay: A manufacturer that offers a broad assortment of beautiful garage doors in Calgary that are unique in design.

Northwest Door: Great products for those looking for a budget-friendly option.

Steel Craft: Design their products to withstand harsh weather.

C.H.I. Overhead Door: Offers a collection of unique, quality garage doors that come in all different styles to satisfy your individual design aesthetic.

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Here are some tips for choosing a garage door.

  • Prioritize security: The chosen garage door should provide robust security, acting as a substantial barrier against unauthorized access. Assess the materials and construction to ensure a high level of protection, deterring any potential break-ins.

  • Accurate measurements: Measure the garage door opening carefully to avoid the need for extensive renovations. Ill-fitting designs may necessitate costly structural changes. Proper planning, including comparing door size and hardware with the available cavity, prevents unexpected expenses during installation.

  • Insulation matters: Recognize the impact of garage doors on home insulation. Opt for doors that regulate temperature effectively, minimizing the strain on HVAC systems. Consider insulating the door with foam panels or invest in pre-insulated options. In colder climates like Calgary, doors with an R-value exceeding 10 ensure optimal performance, and even basic metal panel doors can be retrofitted with affordable foam panels for added insulation.


Here are the signs that show you need a new garage door.

  • Frequent breakdowns: If your garage door is constantly experiencing issues, such as difficulty opening or closing, strange noises, or malfunctions, it may be a sign that it's time for a new door. Continuous repairs can become costly, and investing in a new, reliable door is often more practical.

  • Visible damage: Visible damage to your garage door, such as dents, cracks, or warping, affects not only its aesthetic appeal but also its functionality. Damaged doors may not provide proper insulation, compromise security, or pose safety risks. If your door has significant damage, replacing it with a new one is recommended.

  • Lack of insulation: If your garage feels excessively hot or cold, it may indicate that your current door lacks insulation. Inadequate insulation allows outside temperature extremes to affect the temperature inside your garage and can impact energy efficiency. Upgrading to a properly insulated door can help maintain a more comfortable environment.

  • Outdated design: An outdated or worn-out garage door can significantly affect your home's curb appeal. If you're looking to enhance the aesthetics of your property, a new garage door with a modern design can make a noticeable difference and increase the overall value of your home.

  • Safety concerns: Garage doors can pose safety risks, especially if they are old or lack modern safety features. Suppose your door doesn't have sensors to detect objects in its path, an auto-reverse mechanism, or proper locking mechanisms. In that case, it's crucial to consider replacing it with a newer model prioritizing safety.

  • Increasing energy bills: If you notice a significant increase in your energy bills, it could be due to poor insulation and air leakage through your garage door. Investing in an energy-efficient door with proper insulation can help reduce energy consumption and lower monthly utility costs.

Remember, when considering a new garage door, it's important to consult with professionals like Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services, who can assess your needs and guide you in selecting the right door for your home and budget.


Proper garage door maintenance is essential to ensure its smooth operation, prolong its lifespan, and minimize the need for repairs. Here are some garage door maintenance tips from Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services in Calgary to remember:


  • Regular visual inspection: Conduct a visual inspection of your garage door and its components at least once a month. Look for any signs of damage, such as dents, cracks, or frayed cables. Check the rollers, springs, tracks, and hinges for any signs of wear or misalignment.

  • Lubricate moving parts: Apply a lubricant, such as silicone or lithium-based spray, to the moving parts of your garage door, including the rollers, hinges, springs, and tracks. Lubrication helps reduce friction, prevents rust, and ensures smooth operation. Be sure to wipe off any excess lubricant.

  • Test safety features: Regularly test the safety features of your garage door, such as the auto-reverse mechanism and the photo-eye sensors. Place an object in the door's path and check if it reverses when closing. Clean the photo-eye sensors to ensure they're not obstructed by dirt or debris.

  • Keep tracks clean: Clean your garage door tracks regularly to remove dirt, debris, or obstructions. Use a damp cloth or a mild household cleaner to clean the tracks. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the tracks.

  • Tighten hardware: Over time, the hardware of your garage door may become loose due to the door's constant movement. Regularly inspect and tighten loose bolts, nuts, or screws using a wrench or socket set. Be careful not to overtighten them, as it can cause damage.

  • Balance and alignment: Check the balance and alignment of your garage door. Disconnect the automatic opener and manually lift the door halfway. If the door stays in place, it's properly balanced. If it falls or rises, it may indicate a balance issue that requires adjustment by a professional.

  • Keep the door clean: Regularly clean your garage door to remove dirt, dust, and grime. Use a mild detergent, water solution, and a soft brush or sponge to scrub the door gently. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry.

  • Avoid DIY repairs: Garage door repairs can be complex and potentially dangerous. Avoid repairing or adjusting the springs, cables, or other high-tension components yourself. Instead, contact a professional garage door technician to handle any repairs or adjustments.


Following these maintenance tips ensures that your garage door operates smoothly, remains safe, and has an extended lifespan. Remember to consult the manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations for specific maintenance instructions for your garage door model. Contact Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services if you need more garage door maintenance or repair tips in Calgary.



Our experienced team has helped the people of Calgary install and repair garage doors for over 27 years. People trust us because of our honesty and dedicated customer service. You can read some of the testimonials from our clients over the years. Check out our gallery page to see some of our past work.

If you’re in the market for a new garage door in Calgary, contact our team today. We’re always ready to help!



We offer high-quality garage doors from brands such as Clopay, Amarr®, and Steel Craft.

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