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Basics & Theory

Natural Handyman: Glossary Of Terms For Garage Doors
Natural Handyman site, has a glossary of different terms and definitions used in the garage door industry.
Information Sources

DASMA: Technical Data Sheets On Commercial & Residential Doors
Door & Access Systems Manufactures Association online technical data sheets cover commercial and residential garage door products, components, installation and issues.

Fine Homebuilding: Articles & Information On Doors
Fine Homebuilding offers articles on door types, selection, issues, installation and more. Access to some articles requires site membership.

IDA: Garage Door Safety & Maintenance Tips
International Door Association offers information and resources on garage door safety and maintenance.
Issues & Performance

CMHC: Noise Reduction In Garage Doors In Multiple Housing Projects
CMHC summarizes research on the noise from opening and closing garage doors in multiple housing projects, and gives some tips for noise reduction. (PDF)

DASMA: Safety & Maintenance Of Garage Doors & Openers
Door & Access Systems Manufactures Association online Automatic Garage Door Opener and Garage Door Safety & Maintenance Guide describes safety issues and maintenance requirements for garage doors and openers.(PDF)

Fine Homebuilding: Tips For Better Weatherstripping Of Garage Door
Fine Homebuilding explains how to modify a rubber strip and use it around the entire garage door for better weatherstripping.

GBA: Should I Insulate My Garage Door?
Green Building Advisor describes why you should probably not insulate your garage door.
Product Supply

Bob Vila: Picking The Right Garage Door
Bob Vila gives an overview of the different options you have when it comes to choosing a garage door.

Fine Homebuilding: Choosing Garage Doors
Fine Homebuilding article describes garage door options now available in wood, cellular PVC, steel, glass, and composite, as well as types of door construction, along with the pros and cons of each. (PDF)
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