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Apr 02

Examining garage door tracks

Your garage door is mechanically simple, but because of its size and weight, simple things that go wrong can mean big headaches. Garage door track damage is one of these things. It takes a little bit of skill to identify track problems, but you’ll get the hang of it in no time. You should first …

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Mar 10

Garage doors and home value

Replacing your garage door can be costly depending on which one you buy. But if you are thinking about putting your home up for sale, you will want to get the most bang for your buck. Most people don’t think about the garage door when it comes time to sell the home, but if you …

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Jan 28

Troubleshooting Garage Door Openers

The benefits that an automatic garage door offer don’t  have to be explained. People forget how much of a pain in the neck it was getting out of your car when it was cold or raining. Well, when your garage door opener breaks down, you will be reminded of those days. But to avoid that …

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Jan 02

How long do garage door springs last?

When a garage door spring breaks, everyone in the house will hear it because it’ll make a great big crack sound, but you won’t know what it is until you try to open your door. The average garage door spring or torsion spring has between 75000 and 100000 cycles, which is opening and closings. This …

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Dec 17

Color coordinating you garage door color with the rest of the house

When people want to sell their home, they usually spruce it up with a new coat of paint. Many color conscious people ask whether the front door and the garage door should match. This seems like a good idea but coordination is not the only factor. For instance, if you have a front door that …

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Dec 12

Buying the right garage door for you

You don’t replace your garage door very often, so when you do, you need to make sure you cover all the bases. If you don’t git right the first, some stuff cannot be added on. Here are a few things to think about: Make sure to test the security features. All garage doors come with …

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Dec 04

Garage door safety

Garage doors built in the last 20 years come with some pretty sophisticated security features. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to hedge  your bets even more. Make sure you know where your emergency garage door release switch is, and how to use it. It’s usually a cord that hangs from the ceiling. …

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Nov 25

Why you should consider a new garage door

You don’t buy a garage every day, so when the time comes you will want to make the right choice. The good news is that the garage doors of today are so much better than garage doors made 30 years ago. Garage doors are more secure than they have ever been and they are better …

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Oct 18

Garage door as fashion statement

Your garage door is the first thing people see on your home, and architects are designing garage doors with this idea in mind. Thing is most of these garage doors go on homes in housing developments, and there’s only so creative an architect can be in that situation. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make …

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Aug 13

Replacing your garage door opener

garage door opener installation

There isn’t much to a garage door opener, and as a rule they are made to last. Nevertheless, there may be other factors that go into making the decision to buy a new one. For one thing, garage door opener crime security has improved quite a bit over the last decade. Older openers had a …

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