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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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My Garage Door Needs Lubricated?

My Garage Door Needs Lubricated? *Screech! Crash! Rattle.* These are some of the sounds your garage door may make while opening and closing. They may even seem normal to you because that’s all you’ve ever known. Shockingly enough, this is a common attitude amongst homeowners with noisy garage doors. They learn to live with it because they don’t think there’s any other choice. Good news! These noises aren’t permanent and can be corrected easily. They’re simply telling you that your garage door needs lubricated. Once properly lubricated, you will instantly have the calm, quiet garage door you once had. Lubrication […]

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Light Up Your Garage

Light Up Your Garage Having a beautiful garage door can significantly increase the curb appeal of your home. As the largest moving object on your home and an extension of your home’s exterior, depending on how well you take care of your garage door is a reflection on how you feel about your home. Of all the lighting available, down-lighting is the most popular type when trying to highlight your garage door. These lights are installed above the garage that shine down on the garage door and surrounding areas. Some of the ways lighting can enhance and beautify your home […]

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Garage Door Safety Continued

Garage Door Safety Continued Did you know that 70% of homeowners enter and exit their house through the garage? With the amount of traffic your garage door receives, it is important to keep track of your garage door activity and ensure you are maintaining a safe and functional door. As a continuation of “Garage Door Safety” month, we wanted to give you some suggestions as to how to keep your garage door safe and secure. Cover Your Windows Whether you use curtains, blinds or tinting, it is suggested to cover your windows so someone on the outside cannot see into […]

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