• 5 Reasons Why Retractable Awnings Are the Best Choice

    Giel Garage Doors-5 Reasons Why Metal Awnings Are the Best Choice

    Do you need protection from the elements over your balcony or patio so you can sit outside and enjoy the weather without the exposure? A retractable awning from Giel Garage Doors is the  perfect solution. Our retractable awnings fold up nicely out of the way on days when you want to enjoy the beautiful sky above you, yet offer protection on hot or rainy days. While there are many different types of awnings to choose from, retractable awnings have the versatility that you may need for protecting you and your leisure space from storms and the heat when you choose.

    In this brief article, we will discuss 5 reasons why retractable awnings are the best choice for you and your home.

    1. Budget-Friendly

    Retractable awnings are a cost-effective way to add a covering over your porch or patio. They are less expensive than building a permanent roofing structure and installation is faster too!

    2. Lots of Styles to Choose From

    There are literally hundreds of different fabric patterns you can choose from when picking out an awning. Pick something that adds a perfect touch of character and style to your home.

    3. Easy to Use

    A retractable arm makes your new awning a breeze to use. With either a motor or a few turns on a hand crank, your awning comes out or goes in as needed. Plus, it stores itself so no need for removal at the end of the season!

    4. Durable and Long-Lasting

    High-quality materials ensure that the awning will last for many seasons, even under relentless sun and rain. 

    5. Energy Efficiency

    Strategically placing awnings to block the hot afternoon sun is a great way to help reduce your energy bills. With fewer hot sunbeams heating up your home, your air conditioning system doesn’t have to work as hard — so it’s a win all the way around!

    The Best Choice for Retractable Awnings

    Now that you know how great a new awning can be, contact us today at Thomas V. Giel Garage Doors, Inc. We can help you choose and install the perfect awning for you!


  • The Advantages of Having Security Gates on Your Commercial Building

    Giel Garage Doors-The Advantages of Having Security Gates on Your Commercial Building

    In a world where thefts, vandalism, and other criminal activities are common, commercial property owners must take extra measures to protect their premises. One way to add an extra layer of protection is to install a security gate or grille. Let’s look at some advantages of having security gates or grilles on your commercial building.

    Deterring Criminals

    Criminals are opportunists and always seek an easy target with minimal resistance. Security gates on your property will serve as a physical deterrent, forcing criminals to think twice before attempting to trespass or break in. Furthermore, any intruder who attempts to gain access will find it much more difficult due to the physical barrier created by the gate or grille.

    Enhancing Privacy

    Privacy is a key concern for businesses that store sensitive information or valuable items. Security gates are essential for controlling access to specific areas of your property that require additional security.

    The grilles can ensure that only authorized personnel are allowed to enter. The gates to areas where you store sensitive data can be fitted with alarms and motion sensors that will alert you or the authorities in case of suspicious activity.

    Cost Savings

    Insurance companies recognize that properties with added security measures are less likely to experience theft or vandalism. As a result, the insurer may offer discounts on insurance premiums depending on the type of security system installed.

    A security gate also protects your valuable equipment or stock stored at your property, potentially saving you the cost of replacing anything stolen or damaged. Plus, with routine maintenance, these gates or grilles can last many years without needing replacement.

    Improved Aesthetics

    Security gates and grilles come in a range of styles and finishes, so you can choose one that complements the existing architecture and design features of your building. Choosing a stylish grill design will make your property look more attractive. It will attract more customers if you own a business that people visit in person, such as restaurants and shops.

    Secure Your Commercial Property Today

    A security gate will give you more peace of mind knowing that your commercial property is safe from unwanted visitors and looking its best. If you’re looking to install a security gate or grille on your property, our team at Thomas V. Giel Garage Doors, Inc. can provide a solution tailored to your needs. Contact us today to discuss how we can help secure your property.

  • Transforming Your Outdoor Space with Retractable Pergola Systems

    Giel Garage Doors-Transforming Your Outdoor Space with Retractable Pergola Systems

    Are you looking for a sleek and affordable way to transform your outdoor space? A retractable pergola system could offer the perfect solution, providing attractive coverage for your seating or garden area. If you’re wondering whether a retractable pergola is right for you, we’ve listed some benefits and points to consider below.

    What is a retractable pergola?

    Retractable pergolas look just like traditional pergolas. However, they feature several connected panels you can retract and extend to provide your outdoor space with as much coverage as you need. You can purchase a motorized or manually operated pergola, depending on your preferences, as well as choose from a wide array of frames and accessories.

    What are the advantages of retractable pergola systems?

    1. Protect you and your guests from rain and sun

    A retractable pergola system will allow you and your friends and family to spend time outside even when weather conditions are less than ideal. Pergola systems can also provide cooling shade and repel harmful ultraviolet rays to ensure everyone stays safe during hot weather. 

    2. Create more living space

    Looking for more space in your home? Attaching a retractable pergola system to your property will create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces, making your home feel bigger and more welcoming. Plus, the new installation could boost the price of your home and produce an excellent return on investment in the long term.

    3. Add a touch of style to your outdoor area

    Do you want to breathe new life into a tired outdoor area? Crafted using sleek aluminum, a retractable pergola system will transform your outdoor space into an inviting and esthetically pleasing living area – great news if you enjoy entertaining guests. 

    Invest in a retractable pergola system today!

    Ready to transform your home with a retractable pergola system? Thomas V. Giel Garage Doors, Inc. is here to help. We install systems in a variety of colors and sizes. To find out more, call us at 724-443-1437. We look forward to discussing your project with you.