Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program

New Hope, Minnesota

The curbside appeal of your home is important in adding value as well as creating good impressions that are visible from the street. The Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program offers residents of New Hope, Minnesota reimbursement on a portion of exterior home improvement projects. This Program is intended to encourage homeowners to upgrade the exterior look of their home and garage as seen from the street. The program offers reimbursements anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000 depending on the cost of your project. All projects must be pre-approved by the city staff of New Hope and a reimbursement award certificate must be issued. This is a great opportunity to not only save money on upgrades that you probably already need, but also to increase the value and appeal of your home and neighborhood.

Garage Door Upgrade

40% of your home’s curb appeal comes from the garage door, making it one of the best ways to improve your home’s exterior value. The Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program offers reimbursements on many projects, one of them being garage doors. With this program you have the opportunity to save money with an upgraded door that improves the functionality and look of your home. If a resident of New Hope Purchases the installation of a new garage door, a portion of their project will be paid for by this program.

Qualifications required for reimbursement include:

  • Your home is located in the New Hope
  • Your home is a 1-2 unit owner occupied home
  • Improvements must be visible from the streets
  • Your garage door includes windows and/or is comprised of solid, stained wood, or composite wood
  •  The total cost of installation is at least $4,000
  • Projects are not part of insurance claims
  • Application has not received program funds within the last five years

Twin City Garage Door of New Hope

At Twin City Garage Door, we can install many residential garage doors eligible for this program. We offer several garage doors with windows as well as have options for custom wooden doors. Our residential door designs will make you love the look of your home. Now with the Curbside Appeal Reimbursement Program, you can get the dream garage door you have always wanted for up to 25% less than the original cost. Funds available from this program are on a first come-first serve basis, so don’t delay on this amazing offer! TCGD has a location right in New Hope so you can contact us about a garage door installation that may fit the program qualifications.

How to Choose the Right Commercial Garage Door

Your commercial garage door can say a lot about your business. Your garage door may be one of the first things people see when arriving at your business and you want to make sure it makes a good first impression. It can be difficult to decide which garage door is right for your business, and there are some things you should think about before choosing a commercial garage door.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Door

When you are in the market for a commercial garage door, you should consider:

  • Frequency of Use – How often is your commercial garage door going to be used? If your garage door is going to be constantly opening and shutting, you may need a more heavy-duty garage door that is more durable such as steel door. For applications with less traffic, a lighter steel door may be a better fit.
  • Security – If your company has valuable inventory, equipment, or other assets, security is probably very important you. Consider getting a garage door that has rigidity making breaking in much more difficult.  
  • Insulation – It is important to consider R-value rating when choosing a commercial garage door. Doors with higher levels of insulation may have a higher initial cost but they offer many benefits including improved energy efficiency, better climate control, and improved noise reduction.
  • Visual Appeal – For some businesses, their garage door is the first thing the customer sees. In these instances, choosing a door that is aesthetically appealing will help to make a good first impression.
  • Size – Garage doors come in many different sizes, so you will need to choose a garage door that best fits your application and traffic flow.
  • Fireproofing – You will need a fire door that offers protection from fires if your building uses flammable equipment or materials.

Types of Commercial Garage Doors

There are a many different types of commercial garage doors to choose from including:

  • Sectional garage doors – Versatile, durable, compliments many aesthetics
  • Rolling steel doors – Help keep your business safe and secure
  • High-speed doors – Fast opening and closing for high traffic areas and energy efficiency
  • Full Vision doors – See through doors for restaurants, service stations, car dealerships and more
  • Fire Doors – Provide protection from fires in hazardous applications

Choose a Garage Door Company That Is Trusted and Reliable

Another important factor when choosing a garage door for your business is working with a garage door company that is reliable and trusted. Twin City Garage Door is the team you can trust for garage door installation in the Twin Cities Metro area. We have many high-quality doors to choose from to fit your needs and budget. TCGD also provides service and maintenance for commercial garage doors, so you will know who to call down the road if you need maintenance or repairs. To learn more, contact us today.

LiftMaster® 87504-267 Garage Door Opener

SecureView™ UltraQuiet Belt Drive Smart Opener

Are you in the market for a garage door opener for your home? When it comes to choosing an opener, you will want to consider many factors such as smoothness of operation, convenience, Wi-Fi connectivity, and security. One garage door opener that has many benefits for your home is LiftMaster®’s SecureView UltraQuiet Belt Drive Smart Garage Door Opener.  


The main benefits of this garage door opener include:

  • Quiet and smooth operation: This opener is Liftmaster®’s quietest opener and provides reliable operation.
  • myQ® connected: Control your garage door opener no matter where you are through the myQ app.
  • Secure in-garage delivery: This opener allows for free in garage delivery for Amazon Prime members using Amazon Key.
  • Battery backup: Access your garage with battery backup when the power is out.
  • Security: Safeguards garage access by sending a new code with every click of the remote. Electronically protects against forced openings of the door.
  • Motion Detecting Lights: Lights automatically turn on when motion is detected.
  • Bright LED lights: Brighten every corner of the garage with 2,000 lumens Corner to Corner lighting system.
  • Built in Camera – The built-in camera allows you to see anything that happens in the garage and communicate in real time between your garage and your smartphone with 2-way audio.

Install LiftMaster® Residential Openers with TCGD

Twin City Garage Door provides installation of LiftMaster® residential garage door openers. LiftMaster® develops garage door openers that you can count on for reliability, security, and worry-free operation. At TCGD, we will help you determine which garage door opener is best for your home and provide professional installation quickly and efficiently. We serve customers throughout the Twin Cities metro area, St. Cloud, MN, Northern Minnesota, and Fargo, ND. To learn more about our products and services, contact us today.

myQ & Amazon Key In-Garage Deliveries

When you get a package delivered while you are not at home, you may worry that a thief might get to your package before you do. Amazon Key and the myQ by LiftMaster Smart Garage App help to alleviate some of these worries by delivering packages directly into your garage.

How Does the myQ App Work?

The myQ app connects to a smart garage opener that allows you to open and close your garage door from anywhere. Through the myQ app, you can easily close your garage door from anywhere if it was left open or you can open the door for repairmen, guests, or package deliveries.

What is Amazon Key?

Amazon Key is a feature offered to eligible Amazon Prime members. Key by Amazon allows customers to get packages conveniently delivered inside their garage. Amazon Key works with myQ connected smart garages.

How Does In-Garage Delivery Work?

Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery is simple to use. To use Amazon Key:

  1. Set up your myQ connected garage. Link your garage door to Amazon Key in the myQ app.
  2. When checking out, choose “Free Key Delivery”. If you change your mind, you can switch your order to doorstep delivery in the Amazon Key App.
  3. Drivers receive one-time secure access to your garage when they scan your package. After scanning your package your garage door automatically opens for them. There is no need to share a code or open the door for them.
  4. Before opening the garage door, Amazon will verify the package and the driver’s location. Then the driver can place the package inside your garage.

Is It Safe to Use In-Garage Delivery Services?

Using Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery is safe. Amazon runs comprehensive background checks on all its drivers before their first delivery. In addition, they verify the driver, the package, and the package location before the driver is given temporary one-time access to your garage. If you change your mind, you can revert to doorstep delivery at any time.

Do I Need a Camera for In-Garage Delivery?

Cameras are optional for Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery. You can choose to use a compatible camera to have the ability to watch deliveries in real-time. Compatible cameras include Ring Indoor Cam, Ring Stick Up Cam, and the myQ Smart Garage Camera.

Is my Garage Door Compatible with Amazon Key?

Your garage door is compatible with Amazon Key if you can already open and close your garage door with the myQ app. If you can’t open and close your garage door using myQ, you will need to install a myQ Smart Garage Hub in order to use Amazon Key. When you are setting up your myQ smart garage, you will be prompted to set up Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery.

TCGD Offers myQ Smart Garage Products

Twin City Garage Door can install and service myQ smart garage door openers in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. At TCGD, we carry the full line of LiftMaster residential garage door openers. Our technicians are highly skilled in the installation and repair of a wide variety of garage doors and openers. To learn more about our services, contact us today!

Annual Inspections & Drop Testing for Fire Doors

Fire doors have the ability to stop a fire from spreading past the door, saving lives and property. However, fire doors must be tested and inspected on an annual basis to comply with NFPA standards and to help ensure that the door will perform as it was designed in the event of a fire.


NFPA 80 is the Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. NFPA 80 requires that rolling fire doors are inspected no less than annually and that a drop test is performed every year. These inspections must be performed by a trained and certified professional.

Visual Inspection of Fire Door

Before your fire door can be tested, it must first pass a visual inspection. During the inspection, some things technicians will check for include:

  • No open holes in the surface of the door
  • Door clearance
  • Smoke detectors
  • Guides, curtain slats, end locks, bottom bar, hood assembly, and operating mechanisms are in proper working condition
  • Proper installation of door components

Fire Door Drop Test

After the visual inspection of the door is completed, a drop test must be performed. During a drop test, the automatic closure system on the door is tested. The drop test is performed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Starting from open, the door is dropped, and the average closing speed must be between 6” and 24” per second. The door must fully close with the bottom bar resting on the sill. After the first test, the door must be reset, tested a second time, and reset again.

When the testing and inspection is complete, you should receive a written fire door inspection and drop test report for your records along with recommendations for needed repairs and replacement. Your fire door should get a certification tag with the date of inspection and certification.

Get Your Fire Door Tested with TCGD

Twin City Garage Door provides fire door inspections and drop testing through out FDDT program. When you enroll in our FDDT program, we provide testing and inspection of your fire doors on an annual basis. We provide the documentation and reporting you need to stay in compliance with NFPA standards. To learn more about fire door drop testing or to schedule an inspection, contact us today.

Garage Door Installation & Repair in the Twin City Metro Area

Serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Surrounding Areas for Over 50 Years

Twin City Garage Door has been providing garage door services to Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding areas since 1965. TCGD has built its reputation in the Twin City Metro area by offering exceptional service at a fair price. We don’t compromise on quality, and we offer garage doors from top manufacturers. Twin City Garage Door has 3 showrooms in the Metro area. We have locations in New Hope, Burnsville, and White Bear Lake.

Garage Door Service & Repair

Our team of professionals can provide repair and service for all types of commercial and residential garage doors and openers. TCGD Service Techs can provide:

  • 24-hour emergency service for commercial customers
  • Commercial periodic maintenance program
  • Replacement of torsion and extension springs
  • Cable replacement
  • Individual section replacement
  • Repair of weather-stripping and perimeter seals

Commercial Garage Doors

Need a commercial garage door in the Twin City Metro Area? Our selection of garage doors includes sectional doors, rolling steel doors, high speed doors, fire doors and more. TCGD has an expert installation team that can install commercial garage doors and openers.

Residential Garage Doors

We install residential garage doors in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding areas. Our garage doors are from top manufacturers including Midland and CHI. We also offer custom-built designer wood garage doors. Our residential garage doors come with a series of warranties: 

  • One-year springs and hardware
  • One-year labor
  • One-year astragal and weather-strip
  • Rust-through protection based on manufacturer

Twin City Garage Door is the company you can trust for commercial and residential garage door services. Interested in learning more about the services we provide? Contact us today!

Northern Minnesota Garage Door Services

Installation and Service of Commercial and Residential Garage Doors

Since 2016, Twin City Garage Door has been providing garage door services in Northern Minnesota. Our Nisswa, MN location has a staff of highly skilled professionals who can install, service and repair commercial and residential garage doors.

Commercial Garage Doors

TCGD can provide installation and service of commercial garage doors in Northern Minnesota. Our garage doors provide smooth operation, superior security, curb appeal and durability. The team at TCGD in Nisswa can install sectional doors, rolling steel doors, high speed doors, fire doors and more. Our garage doors and door openers are from top brands such as CHI, Midland, Cornell, McGuire, TracRite, Micanan, Chamberlain and more.

Residential Garage Doors

At Twin City Garage Door, we want to keep your home looking its best by installing high quality garage doors. Our residential garage doors are from top manufacturers including Midland and CHI. We also offer custom wood garage doors. Some types of doors we install include steel raised panel doors, steel carriage doors, steel flush and ribbed doors.

Garage Door Service and Repair in Northern Minnesota

If you need garage door services in Northern Minnesota, Twin City Garage Door is the company you can trust. Some of the services we offer include: 

  • Fire door testing
  • Replace garage door cables
  • Replace broken torsion springs
  • Repair all garage door makes and models
  • Replace individual sections of garage doors
  • Fix weather stripping and perimeter seals
  • Install and service rolling steel doors
  • Installation, service and repair for openers

Contact Twin City Garage Door Nisswa to learn more about garage door installation and service.

Commercial & Residential Garage Door Services in St. Cloud, MN

Serving the I-94 Corridor

Twin City Garage Door provides garage door services for residential and commercial customers in St. Cloud, Minnesota and along the I-94 corridor. Our team can provide installation, service and repair for garage doors.

Garage Door Service and Repair

Need repair or service for your garage door in St. Cloud, MN and the surrounding areas? Some of the services we provide at TCGD include: 

  • Garage door opener installation, service and repair
  • Fire door testing
  • Repair all garage door makes and models
  • Fix weather stripping and perimeter seals
  • Replace garage door cables
  • Replace torsion springs
  • Replace individual sections of garage doors
  • Install and service rolling steel doors

Commercial Garage Doors

We can install commercial garage doors that leave a good impression on your customers, vendors and employers. TCGD offers sectional doors, rolling steel doors, high speed doors, fire doors and dock levelers from top manufacturers.

Residential Garage Doors

TCGD can upgrade the look of your home with residential garage doors from top manufacturers. We can install steel raised panel garage doors, steel carriage doors, steel flush & ribbed doors, and wood garage doors.

Buildings We Work With:

  • Multifamily housing
  • Automotive facilities
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Distribution centers
  • Residential homes

If you are looking for commercial or residential garage door services in St. Cloud and the surrounding areas, contact us today!

Garage Door Installation & Service in Fargo, ND

Serving the Red River Valley & Surrounding Areas

Need service for your commercial or residential garage door? Twin City Garage Door provides garage door installation, service and repair in Fargo, ND. The team at our West Fargo location can serve homes and businesses in the Red River Valley and within a 150-mile radius of Fargo.

Commercial Garage Door Services

We are an Accredited Door Dealer that can install commercial garage doors for Fargo, ND businesses. Some of the doors we install include:

  • High speed garage doors
  • Rolling garage doors
  • Sectional garage doors
  • Door screens
  • Fire doors

We employ installers who have undergone the necessary training to become Rolling Steel Fire Door and Commercial Rolling Door Certified technicians.

Twin City Garage Door offers maintenance contracts to keep your commercial garage doors in their best condition. Some of the services we provide for commercial properties include:

  • Fire door testing
  • Repair all garage door makes and models
  • Installation, service and repairs for garage door openers
  • Fix weather stripping and perimeter seals
  • Install and service rolling steel doors

Residential Garage Door Services

TCGD provides installation and service of garage doors for homes in Fargo, ND and the surrounding areas. We boost your home’s curb appeal by offering garage doors that are high quality and durable.  Our residential garage doors are from top brands such as Midland and CHI. We also offer custom wood garage doors. Our technicians can provide service, repair and replacements for all residential garage door makes and models.

Need a garage door for your home or business in Fargo, ND? Contact us today!

How to Choose a Garage Door Company

Here are 10 quick tips from the garage door industry to help you avoid garage door repair rip-off:

  1. Ask friends and family for recommendations
  2. Get bids from more than 1 company
    1.  If you get a bid from a company that focuses on repair, get another bid from a company that does garage door sales and service
  3. Get a quote on a new door vs. repairs on your existing door
  4. Get a detailed estimate in writing. Do not allow someone to pressure you to make a quick decision
  5. Beware of the repair specialist. Rip-Off artists will target repair work because:
    1. Customers are desperate for a quick fix and won’t get other bids
    2. Customers don’t know the real cost of garage door parts/repairs
    3. Customers don’t know necessary repair from a bogus one
  6. Check the company’s BBB Business Review at
  7. Be wary of phones answered generically, such as “Garage doors” or “Door service”
  8. Watch out for ads that promote a $29 service fee. This is a common garage door repair rip-off.
  9. Beware of the name game
    1.  Unethical companies operate under several names so they can get more phone calls and that makes it more difficult for customers to track them down later.
    2. Make sure their name on Google ad/listing matches the same on their website
  10.  Does their website list their street address? Check out their address on Google street view to see if the company really exists

Contact us for a free estimate today!