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5 Reasons Why Your Garage Door Doesn’t Work

Reason #1: Dead Batteries in transmitter remote Believe it or not, the most common reason why your garage isn’t working is also the simplest to fix. We get so used to opening and closing the garage door everyday that we simply forget that the remote transmitter is battery operated. And eventually, these batteries use up all their juice and need to Read more…

4 Common Garage Door Myths Debunked

Like most homeowners, your family uses the garage door several times a day without giving it a second thought. After all, your garage door is a work horse that is built to last. But it is also sophisticated electronic device that relies on the torque of tension springs working under pressure to lift a heavy garage door. Eventually, parts begin to wear Read more…

Correctly Measuring for a New Garage Door

New garage doors are manufactured in several different sizes – there is no one size fits all. And the only way to make sure your new garage door is the right size is to measure your garage and door opening. Measuring is easy, but accuracy counts. The process is the same whether you have one, two or three garage doors. However, you’re Read more…

How to Increase Your Curb Appeal with Garage Door Lighting

When installing a garage door to increase the curb appeal of your home, don’t forget about the garage door lighting. And the outdoor lighting fixtures you choose can have a dramatic impact on your home during the day and night. The best outdoor lighting should provide enough ambient light for security at night, but also create an impressive backdrop that highlights your beautiful Read more…

The Best Way to Warm Up a Cold Garage

With the need for extra space, the garage is not just for cars anymore. In fact, nearly 25% of respondents participating in a 2015 Gladiator® GarageWorks homeowner survey said they don’t even keep cars in the garage. And if you’re like a growing number of homeowners, you are probably using this space for storage, as a playroom for the kids, a hobby workshop Read more…

Garage Door Openers and Garage Security

Garage doors are an attractive target for thieves to gain entry into your home. And even though all other doors and windows are locked, the garage door is the one door if the home that is often unlocked, not secured with an alarming device and relatively easy to break in. In some cases, all a thief has to do is insert a coat hanger or Read more…

What to Do When Your Garage Door Opener Opens and Closes by Itself

Some homeowners are surprised to notice that their garage door randomly opens and closes by itself. Since it appears to happen sporadically seemingly out of the blue many are scratching their heads trying to uncover the cause. Here are four things you can do when your garage door opener seems to have a mind all its own: Photoelectric sensor is out of alignment Read more…

How to Repair my Garage Door

There is never a good time for a garage door to be acting up. Whether it is not opening or closing all the way or making strange noises, here are the answers to a few common questions on how to repair your garage door and when you should call the repair service. How to get a garage door back on track? Read more…

5 Great Reasons to Upgrade Your Garage Door Today

For most homes, the garage door is the most prominent feature. But unfortunately, it gets the least amount of attention until something goes wrong.  Since waiting can be costly, here are 5 reasons why you should upgrade your garage door today: Improve Curb Appeal Your garage door sets the tone of your home. While an old and worn door can be a big detractor, upgrading your Read more…

Why Does My Garage Door Not Close All The Way?

Don’t you hate when this happens? You’re on your way to work and press the button to close the garage, but the door will not close all the way. The forecast says rain so you can’t leave your garage door hanging off the rails. What could possibly be wrong?  Well, quite a few things actually. Your garage door is a mechanical device Read more…