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When to Replace a Garage Door Opener

Does your garage door opener look like it’s straight out of the ’80s? Do you worry about waking up your neighbors every time you open your garage in the morning to go to work? Do you have to perform a quasi-rain dance to get your door to open or close? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time for a new garage door opener. You can’t underestimate the importance of your garage door opener. Your opener is responsible for opening and closing the largest moving component of your home, which, for nearly 70% of people, […]

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How to Adjust a Garage Door Spring

Your home’s garage door is a complex system of moving parts working simultaneously to provide you with convenient, reliable and secure entry to your home. With consistent daily use, it’s common for several parts of your garage door to succumb to normal wear and tear over time. Most at risk are springs and cables, which are under an extreme amount of tension, weight and pressure. There are many reasons why garage door springs or cables may snap/break, including: Aging/repeated use Lack of maintenance Objects striking the door Items jammed in the tracks Aggressive lifting/closing actions If this occurs, you may […]

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Why Won’t My Garage Door Close?

When leaving for work this morning or returning home, was your garage door refusing to close? While an uncooperative garage door is inconvenient for homeowners, several possible explanations exist for why your garage door is not closing. The most typical reasons your garage door won’t close are mechanical issues or a garage door opener motor malfunction. You can repair some of these garage door issues with minor adjustments. Other problems are too complicated or hazardous for homeowners to replace themselves and require the assistance of a local garage door repair company. Why Won’t My Garage Door Close? If you’re dealing with a garage door that won’t close, it’s more than a harmless […]

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Why Is My LiftMaster Garage Door Opener Beeping?

Garage door openers are a wonderful piece of technology that allows you to automatically secure your garage space, keep your vehicles safe from the elements and, in most cases, have an extra barrier protecting your home. When it comes to your garage door opener, you expect it to work as intended and without any hiccups. However, as with all pieces of technology, that expectation is not always feasible. Eventually, situations arise where your garage door opener doesn’t work or does something different from its normal functioning. One such situation is when your LiftMaster garage door opener begins beeping suddenly. If […]

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What to Look for When Buying a Garage Door

You may need or want to buy a garage door because your current one has broken or you’re looking to give your home a facelift. Buying a new garage door is an important decision. Garage doors provide essential functionality and can be a crucial design statement for your home. Because of their necessity, you want to make sure you choose a new garage door that suits your wants and needs. If you’re wondering what type of garage door is best for your house and what kind you should buy, you’ve come to the right place. When choosing a new door, […]

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Garage Door Repairs?

Your home is an important investment, which is why you protect it with homeowners insurance. But what if something happens to your garage door? Does insurance cover garage door repair? Garage doors protect a large entryway into your house and all of the possessions you store inside your garage. If a driver in training accidentally backs into your door or a tree lands on your garage during a hurricane, you’ll want to make repairs right away. It’s important to understand what’s covered by your garage insurance policy to help you make affordable repairs if disaster strikes.  How to Determine if Your […]

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Buyer’s Guide to Choosing a Roll-Up Door for Your Business

When it comes to picking a garage door for your business, you may feel unsure of what you need among the many different options and features available. Despite this, roll-up doors remain a staple among businesses because they are usually quick to install and relatively easy to use.  Installing a roll-up door is a smart investment for many commercial businesses. They provide protection from the elements, security and added temperature control. When deciding between the types of commercial roll-up doors, keep in mind the needs of your business and the environmental conditions.  In this buyer’s guide, review the information you need to […]

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Homeowner’s Guide to Garage Door Maintenance

Imagine you’re running late to work one morning, rushing to the garage to get your car, but the garage door doesn’t open. Or perhaps you come home in the rain only to be stuck in the driveway when your garage door doesn’t work. Your garage door is an essential entry point for your home, and when it doesn’t work as it should, it’s a major inconvenience. It also becomes a safety hazard and can be costly to fix. Luckily, garage door maintenance can help prevent inconveniences and dangers. So how do you maintain a garage door? It may seem intimidating […]

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When Should You Replace Your Garage Door?

Your garage door should be strong enough to guard your home against the weather and keep thieves out. Upgrading this part of your house can increase your home’s curb appeal and even raise its resale value. It may be time to invest in a new garage door if your door is not as durable and attractive as it used to be. To save money, you could repair a part of the door to make it work more efficiently. Whatever the situation you find yourself in, there are many options to improve or upgrade your garage door. Use this guide to determine […]

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How Do I Know if My Garage Door Sensor Is Out of Alignment? 

Garage doors keep our lives on track as we open and close the entrance to our garage. With the click of a button or a quick combination on a keypad, the door raises or lowers, helping protect our possessions. When the garage door breaks down or will not open or close properly, it affects our daily lives.  A common problem with a garage door is when the sensor moves out of alignment. How can you be sure your garage door sensor is the culprit of a broken door? RCS Garage Doors is here to help you understand garage door sensors and how […]

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