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How Do I Know If I Have a Broken Garage Door Spring?

If you’re like most people, your garage door gets more use than your front door. It’s the primary entry and exit point of your home, which means your garage door is going up and down several times a day, an action you typically take for granted as you push a button on your way in or out. Then, one morning, your garage door doesn’t open. Suddenly, it’s not as simple as pushing a button and backing your car out. Now, you have a problem, and you need to find a solution. While there could be several reasons for a malfunctioning […]

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Garage Door Won’t Open

When leaving for work this morning, was your garage door refusing to either open or close? While an uncooperative garage door is inconvenient for homeowners, it’s common for them to experience problems opening and closing due to the constant strain, pressure and weight they’re under. The most typical reasons your garage door won’t open or close are related to mechanical issues or a garage door opener motor malfunction. Some of these garage door issues can be easily repaired with a few adjustments, while others are more complicated or hazardous for homeowners to replace themselves and require the assistance of a […]

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The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Contemporary Garage Doors

Sometimes, our houses need a significant overhaul. In this case, it might be time to redo everything — the roof, the siding, the windows, the doors and more. In other cases, however, it’s much simpler than that. Maybe the majority of your house is in good shape, and you just need one small change to spruce things up and get your home looking fresh and exciting again. In situations like these, we think a simple garage door replacement is often the way to go. Garage doors are often a prominent feature on the front of your house, and yet we […]

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Smart Home Garage Doors

The “Internet of Things” refers to the concept of creating a smart world by connecting just about anything with an on/off switch to the Internet. Smart home technology is a growing part of the IoT that involves connecting your appliances and other pieces of hardware in your home — giving you the ability to control them from your smartphone or another device. This includes everything from Nest thermostats to connected coffee makers and allows you to customize your home and automate many of your day-to-day tasks and experiences. Some of the benefits of having a connected home include: Convenience – […]

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How to paint your garage doors

Taking up nearly 1/3 of the front-facing exterior of the average home, the appearance of your garage door has a significant impact on curb appeal. A new coat of paint not only helps protect it from the elements but can refresh the look of your entire house. Here are the 6 simple steps to giving your garage door a fresh new finish: Step 1: Check the weather You’ll need three days of mild weather between 50°F – 75°F with low humidity. When choosing your painting time, plan to work when the door isn’t being exposed to direct sunlight. Step 2: […]

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Garage Door Storage Solutions

Garage Door Storage Solutions If you’re like most American homeowners, you use your garage every day. It is an important part of your and your family’s lives. It provides a convenient entry and exit to and from your home and protects your vehicles from the elements. However, we tend to use our garage as an unorganized storage space, living by the motto “out of sight, out of mind.” More often than not, garages are cluttered and underused, failing to reach their full potential as an integral space in your home. Investing in your home is always beneficial. An investment such […]

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Tips for a quieter garage door

Tips for a quieter garage door Is it a truck? Is it an earthquake? No. It’s your garage door. If opening your garage door is a loud, house-shaking, baby-waking event, there is likely a combination of many components that have been worn and shaken over years of use. While you’ll never have a totally silent garage door, there are several factors that can cause significant noise. Some repairs can be DIY, but garage doors can be very dangerous, so many repairs require a professional. DIY Find the noisy culprits – Open and close your garage door several times to attempt […]

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Diagnosing Cold Weather Garage Door Problems

Diagnosing Cold Weather Garage Door Problems Winter can be tough on your home. If you don’t take the proper precautions to ensure your home is prepared for winter, the repercussions can costly and, in some cases, dangerous. Winterizing the parts of your home that are vulnerable to colder temperatures is an annual necessity, and your garage door is no exception. When the temperature begins to drop, if your garage door is not properly maintained, you may find yourself stuck out in the cold. Here are few common garage door issues that can be caused by cold weather and how you […]

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The Best Time of Year to Replace Your Garage Door

The Best Time of Year to Replace Your Garage Door If you’ve been considering replacing or fixing your garage door, hold on tight because your time is just around the corner. After the cold and messy days of winter, the best time to replace your garage door is spring! The days of spring are longer and warmer and it’s a time known for renewal and cleaning. You’ll want to examine your system to determine what needs fixed so you can enjoy your garage through the rest of the year. The #1 reason spring is the best time of year to […]

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Highest ROI Home Improvement Projects

Highest ROI Home Improvement Projects Planning to remodel your kitchen, or build that big deck you’ve always wanted? What about upgrading your garage door or entry door? Depending on what home improvement project you have slated for 2018, you may not get out what you put in. In the past, you could expect a decent ROI for most home improvement projects, but recent studies suggest this is no longer the case. So before breaking out the tools, make sure to do some research on what value your project truly has. Remodeling Magazine’s latest Cost vs. Value Report is a good place to […]

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