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Safe Way Garage Doors is the leader when it comes to garage door installation, repairs and maintenance across all of Polk County and Eastern Hillsborough County.

5 Tips for Inspecting and Maintaining Your Garage

The garage door is not only an important part of a home’s structural integrity, it is probably the most used door in the house cycling more than a thousand times every year. In fact, some homeowners don’t even carry keys to the house! And in many homes, the garage is considered another room and is used for storage, toys and cars, of course. Read more…

The Science Behind Garage Door Systems

You’ve seen your garage door go up and down thousands of times, but do you really know how it works?  Garage doors are based on a rope and pulley system that dates back as far as 1500 BC. Back in those days they were hoisting rocks instead of garage doors, but it is the same concept.  Rather than requiring several strong people to open Read more…

Mother Nature vs. Your Garage Door

Your garage door stands tall ready to battle anything that Mother Nature throws its way including extreme heat, wind, rain, and snow. And without proper maintenance, garage doors will eventually begin to show signs of wear tear and lose its effectiveness. The experts at Safe Way Garage Doors recommend the following six tips for maintaining your garage door ready to battle all types of weather Read more…

What does it Cost to Replace a Garage Door? A Look at Cost vs. Value

For many families today, the garage door is the main point of entry in the house cycling up and down more than one thousand times per year. And just like anything else, normal wear and tear will eventually necessitate the need to replace the garage door. So if you’re one of the many homeowners in the market for a new Read more…

7 Great Reasons to Add Aluminum Capping Around Your Garage Door

Have you looked at your garage door lately? You may have noticed that the wood trim that frames the door may be looking a bit worn around the edges. This unsightly blemish can detract from the beauty of your garage door and take away from its curb appeal. Also, wood trim requires a lot of work and repainting to maintain. That’s why many homeowners have opted Read more…

3 Ways a New Garage Door Can Transform Your Curb Appeal

There are few home improvement projects that can have as much of a dramatic effect on the curb appeal or a higher return on investment than replacing an outdated and worn door with a brand new garage door. In fact, homeowners can expect to recover about 95% of the cost of exterior improvement projects ranking it #4 on the list of “Top Read more…

The Pros & Cons of Different Garage Door Styles

We live in a world of choices and shopping for a new garage door is no different. From wood to steel to carriage house, there are a number of styles to choose from. Since trying to decide which garage door style is best for your home and budget, here are the pros and cons of three different garage door styles: Steel Read more…

What type of garage door is best for your home?

When shopping for a new garage door trying to pick the best type for your home can be a bit confusing. There are a lot of choices, materials and design options like the traditional roll up doors and the classy carriage house style that swing out like barn doors. But whichever type of garage door you choose, it will be one of the best home Read more…

5 Things To Know About Your Garage Door Opener Installation

The garage door is not only the most often used point of entry it is also the most convenient. In fact, the average garage door cycles over 1,500 times per year. And if it’s been more than ten years since your last installation, you will notice that many new garage door openers on the market incorporate a number of exciting new technologies that make them Read more…

7 Garage Exterior Design Ideas to Instantly Boost Your Curb Appeal

Improving the curb appeal of their property is something that many homeowners strive for. It conveys pride of ownership and helps improve the desirability of a neighborhood especially when neighbors follow suit. And when it’s time to sell visually impressive homes often sell faster for a higher price.  So if you’re looking for exterior design ideas that will instantly boost your curb appeal without breaking the Read more…