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Replace Your Garage Door Opener With These Simple Steps

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Replace Your Garage Door Opener With These Simple Steps

Your garage door gets a pretty good workout each and every day, so it’s no surprise when it starts showing all the signs of continuous wear and tear after a few years. On average, it takes 12 years of faithful service for a garage door opener to start feeling its age, depending on how much you’ve used it and the climate it was used in. When it comes time to replace your garage door opener, you’ll want to make sure you get the job done right the first time. The following offers a step-by-step guide you can use to swap your...

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5 Smart Home Upgrades

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Smart Home Upgrades

Smart phones have made a lot of daily life so much easier, and now you can use your smart phone to interact with different parts of your home, such as the garage door opener. These smart home upgrades make life a little more convenient while offering some extra security. Check out these five smart home upgrades you should consider. Smart Garage Door Opener Smart garage door openers come with several features that make it easier to monitor and control your garage door. Some come with a separate monitor that can be placed in another part of...

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3 Garage Door Features That Complement Victorian-Style Homes

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Garage Door Features That Complement Victorian-Style Homes

If you have a beautiful Victorian-style home, you really need to think twice before installing a new garage door. The average garage door will take up one-third of the front surface of your home, so don’t count on clashes in styles and designs to go unnoticed. When replacing old garage doors with new ones for a Victorian-styled homes, here are 3 tips to consider.  Get a Rustic Finish with Wood Victorian-styled architecture flourished from 1837 to 1901 when Queen Victoria ruled Britain. The architectural style of these homes...

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Tips for Troubleshooting Common Garage Door Issues

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips for Troubleshooting Common Garage Door Issues

If you own a home with a garage, you need to be attentive to the condition of the door. After all, overlooking problems with your garage door can lead to serious long-term damage. In some cases, those malfunctions can even leave your garage vulnerable to burglary. Here are a few of the things you may encounter with your garage door and some advice to deal with them. Physical Damage If your garage door panels are physically damaged, it’s a significant concern. Don’t dismiss it as just a cosmetic issue, because damaged garage door...

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Replace Your Garage Door’s Extension Springs With These Steps

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Replace Your Garage Door’s Extension Springs With These Steps

Most garage doors are equipped with extension springs to help support the weight of the door as it opens and closes. These springs can wear out with time and constant use. In fact, most extension springs are rated at 10,000 cycles, which translates to approximately 7 years if you open and close your garage door 4 times a day. The following shows how you can safely replace these springs on your own. Making Key Preparations The very first thing you want to do is make sure you’re dealing with extension springs, as opposed to torsion...

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Got A Dirty Garage Door? Get It Clean For Spring

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Got A Dirty Garage Door? Get It Clean For Spring

Winter can be rough on garage doors. Many winter elements, such as snow and salt, can negatively impact a garage door. They can leave it dirty or rusty. Now that spring is around the corner, you will want to take the time to clean the door and get it ready for spring. Follow these tips to improve the appearance and function of your garage door. Clean the Exterior of the Garage Door Your garage door is exposed to a variety of things that can cause it to get dirty. Dirt and pollen can blow on it when it is windy, and rain can fall over the...

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Bought A Foreclosed Home? Tune-Up The Garage Door

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bought A Foreclosed Home? Tune-Up The Garage Door

It can take months, or even years, for a foreclosed home to sell. Unfortunately, during that time, the garage door may not have been used. This can cause the door to become rusty and dirty. Before you use the garage door, you will want to give the door a tune-up. Follow these four steps to get the garage door in proper working order. Inspect the Garage Door The very first thing you will want to do is to inspect the garage door and all of its parts. This includes the rollers, roller tracks and springs. As you inspect the rollers, look for...

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5 Good Reasons You’ll Want to Replace Your Garage Door

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Good Reasons You’ll Want to Replace Your Garage Door

Replacing a garage door isn’t exactly on the top of most “to-do” lists. In fact, most homeowners don’t give them much thought until their garage doors either stop working properly or when they start losing their good looks. When it comes time to have yours replaced, you may be tempted to drag your feet on the whole thing. However, there are 5 good reasons why you shouldn’t wait to replace your garage door. Your Garage Door Isn’t Getting Any Younger Your garage door seems like it can last forever, but as...

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Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget The Garage Door

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget The Garage Door

Nearly everyone does some sort of spring cleaning when the weather warms and you can open the windows and let fresh air inside. Most also spend some time cleaning up the yard to remove winter debris to get things looking good for another year. Some even invest some time and energy into cleaning the garage, but many overlook one of the important task of maintaining their garage door. Why does my garage door need regular maintenance? Garage door springs keep your door opening and closing smoothly so you can use your garage everyday, but they...

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