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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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How to Troubleshoot Your Cold Weather Garage Door Problems

Garage Door Opener Cold Weather Problems Winter can be tough on your home. If you don’t take the proper precautions to prepare for the weather, the repercussions can be costly and, in some cases, dangerous. Winterizing the parts of your property that are vulnerable to colder temperatures is an annual necessity, and your garage door is no exception. When the temperature drops, you may find yourself stuck out in the cold if you’ve failed to maintain your garage door. Here are a few common garage door issues that cold weather can cause and how you can diagnose and resolve them. […]

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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 is 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. The Importance of Curb Appeal Too often these days, when homeowners think about renovations, their minds are […]

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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 world 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 one installed. The […]

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Off the Rails: The Main Reasons Why Garage Doors Come Off Track

Off the Rails: Why Garage Doors Come Off Track Table of Contents:  Cars Bent or Misaligned Tracks Worn Out Rollers Broken Lift Cables Get Help From Professionals  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 […]

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

Polystyrene vs. Polyurethane Garage Door Insulation 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? Request a Quote for an Insulated Garage Door Do I Need an Insulated Garage Door? A lack of insulation in your garage can lead to a number of issues, including animal infestation, moisture damage, and higher energy bills. But, by adding insulation to your garage, or by replacing your garage […]

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Alternative Garage Uses

Alternative Uses for Your Garage Has your garage turned into a cluttered storage facility? Many people fill their garages with household odds and ends like tools, workout equipment and boxes of holiday decorations. If you’re not careful, you could quickly run out of space for your car!  Some people repurpose their garages and park their vehicles elsewhere. With careful planning, you can transform this extra space into the room you’ve always wanted. Here are a few unique garage upgrade ideas to use this area for more than storage.  1. WINE CELLAR Wine tastes best when stored properly. Wine cellars provide excellent storage […]

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Can You Identify a Garage Door Scam?

Can You Identify a Scam? There has been a recent spike in garage door scams and fake scam garage door installation companies. As a homeowner, could you spot the difference between garage door scammers and a legit company with garage door repair professionals? Well, we at RCS Carolina want our customers to know what to look for in a real garage door service company and how to spot garage door repair scams. In most cases, people generally don’t have a go-to garage door repair company and when their garage door system breaks, the internet is the answer. Unfortunately, the internet […]

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My Garage Door Needs Lubricated?

How To Lubricate Your Garage Door *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 to be lubricated. Once properly lubricated, you will instantly have the calm, quiet garage door you […]

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Light Up Your Garage

Garage Lighting  A high-quality garage door adds functionality to your home as well as increased curb appeal. As the largest moving object on your home, passersby are sure to notice your garage door. In fact, how well your garage door is maintained can say a lot about you and your home. By using garage lights, you can add extra beauty and security to your home. Types of Garage Lighting There are several types of light options available for your garage. Both indoor and outdoor garage lights come in a variety of styles, brightness and functionality. Common types of garage lighting include: […]

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