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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.

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…

5 Easy Ways to Update Your Garage this Weekend

While the garage is often the most used entry point in the home, very little time is actually spent improving the space. In fact, depending on the size of your home, your garage is anywhere from 400 sq ft to 576 sq ft, about the size of many studio apartments. To help you maximize this valuable utility space, here are 5 easy Read more…

How to Tell if You Need Garage Door Weather Stripping

Weather stripping is an important component of your garage door that when functioning properly will form an airtight seal around the door. This will not only prevent air and water leaks while the garage door is closed, but also prevent debris, insects and pests from entering the garage as well. When the weather stripping begins to wear, it can lose its effectiveness. Even Read more…

6 Quick Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Visually Inspect Garage Door Visually inspecting the garage door is the first thing homeowners should do when performing routine maintenance. Carefully inspect the garage door both from inside the garage and outside and look for signs of wear like warping, chafing, and other damages. Replace any damaged or worn door panels. Replace Worn Weather Stripping Your garage door should form a tight Read more…

Tips for Getting a High Return on Your Garage Door

When you think about it, your garage door is probably the most popular door in your home going up and down more than a thousand times per year. That’s a lot of wear and tear on moving parts. And this wear and tear may be costing you more than you think in terms of energy costs and safety. So depending on the age of 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 with many moving Read more…

5 Reasons to Invest in a New Garage Door

Tired of looking at your old garage door? With advancements in strength, reliability and technology now couldn’t be a better time to replace that ol’ eye sore with a handsome brand new garage door. The improved energy-efficiency of new garage doors may even put some more green in your pocket. And it’s a smart investment, too. Homeowners who replace their garage door recover the majority Read more…