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Is Your Garage Door Affecting the Curb Appeal of Your Home?

Is Your Garage Door Affecting the Curb Appeal of Your Home?   When you think of garage door repairs, your mind automatically goes to replacing the motor, straightening the tracks, or fixing a broken spring, right? But do you ever think about aesthetic repairs? Consider that most garage doors account for about a third of what people see when they look at houses. Yes, fixing those mechanical malfunctions are important for everyday usage, but tired, worn, peeling garage doors can easily overshadow any other exterior renovations you’ve done to make your home beautiful and welcoming. If you want to present […]

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Garage Doors 101

Garage Doors 101 The average homeowner will likely only have to purchase one, maybe two, garage doors or garage door openers in their lifetime. So, with this in mind, it’s safe to say most people are not savvy to the terminology surrounding garage doors. That’s where this guide comes in. Below is a basic introduction into the word of garage doors. A “Garage Doors 101” class if you will. It will help you understand the terminology used by garage door experts, thus helping you make an informed decision when it comes to repairing your garage door, or having a new […]

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Off the Rails: The main reasons why garage doors come off track

Off the Rails: The main reasons why garage doors come off track There are a variety of reasons your garage door can come off its tracks. By understanding the ways in which this occurs you can be proactive against any potential issues and keep you and your family safe from any harm. Your garage door is most likely the largest moving component of your home, and if it happens to come off its tracks, it can be extremely dangerous. When a garage door is off it’s track the risk for serious injury greatly increases. It is important to stay vigilant […]

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Reasons to Replace Your Old Garage Door Opener

Reasons to Replace Your Old Garage Door Opener Does your garage door opener look like it’s straight out of the 80’s? 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 […]

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Polystyrene vs. Polyurethane: Which Garage Door Insulation is Right for You?

Polystyrene vs. Polyurethane: Which Garage Door Insulation is Right for You? So, you’re thinking about insulating your garage door. This is a relatively simple project that can reap great benefits, but with the wide variety of approaches you can take to insulate your garage, how do you choose the one that is right for you? First, you need to know the materials. The two most common materials used for garage door insulation are polystyrene and polyurethane. Let’s examine the advantages of each: Polystyrene – Popular because of it’s value and simplicity of installation, polystyrene is the less expensive option of the […]

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Alternative Garage Uses

Alternative Garage Uses Let’s be honest, not many of us have the luxury of having an unused or second garage. And those of us that are lucky enough to have this “problem” usually end up using it as a storage space where boxes of old knick-knacks and aged schoolwork go to collect dust, waiting for the day you stumble upon them, causing you to spend hours upon hours in nostalgia-land. But the potential of an unused or second garage is more than this. If done correctly, your extra space could be transformed into the room you’ve always wanted but never […]

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Importance of Garage Door Insulation

Importance of Garage Door Insulation Like most homeowners, your garage is the largest uninsulated area of your home. Also like most homeowners, you may think your garage does not need to be insulated. However, insulating your garage can have unforeseen benefits that may persuade you into considering insulating your own garage. Attached Garages Insulating attached garages can have a great influence on your home’s overall insulation. With the garage and your home sharing a wall, or in some cases multiple walls, the garage pulls more heat from your home than you may think. Although you may not be able to […]

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Replacement Garage Door Panels

Replacement Garage Door Panels “Oh no! My teenaged driver damaged a section of my garage door. Do I need to buy a new door or could I just purchase a replacement section?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions from homeowners. Often, you can just replace the damaged section without having to replace the entire garage door. As long as your garage door is still being manufactured, RCS Carolina can provide and install replacement sections for all of Clopay’s steel and wooden garage doors. What do we need to know to order a replacement section? The most valuable […]

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4 Most Common Repairs that Result in Scams

4 Most Common Repairs that Result in Scams Some of the most common repairs you may need that result in scams are typically repairs you can do yourself. Be sure to do your research and try to troubleshoot the issue before calling a dealer. Problem: Malfunctioning Photo-Eye Probable Cause: Eye has been bumped out of alignment or debris is in front of eye Solution: Realign photo-eyes with one-another. Also, remove all debris from in front of and around the eye. Try closing your garage door again.   Problem: Broken Spring – Garage door is not opening completely Probable Cause: Torsion springs typically have […]

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Can You Identify a Scam?

Can You Identify a Scam? There has been a recent spike in scam garage door installation companies. As a homeowner, could you spot the difference between a scam and a legit company? Well, we at RCS Carolina want our customers to know what to look for in a garage door company and how to tell whether it’s a scam or not. In most cases, people generally don’t have a go-to garage door company and when their garage door breaks, the internet is the answer. Watch the video below to learn some tips on how to detect a scam garage door […]

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