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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.

Comparing 3 Types of Garage Door Openers

When shopping for garage door owners, it helps to understand the differences between the 3 types of openers. While all are superior solutions, understanding differences in price, durability, reliability and other factors can help homeowners choose the best type of garage door opener for their home. 1. Chain drive Arguably, the oldest type of automatic garage door opener is the chain drive. Proven to Read more…

The Secret Behind Garage Door Torsion Springs

Ever wonder what lifts the garage door off the ground? Contrary to what many homeowners may think, it’s not the garage door opener. The secret is in the Torsion Springs. Torsion springs are those funny looking steel coils mounted above your garage door. They provide the right amount of torque those heavy garage doors need Read more…

5 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Garage Door

The ubiquitous garage door is one of those things in life that we homeowners often take for granted, and to our dismay sometimes neglect. We use it all day long and hardly notice it all. But never fear, because when it is starved for attention it will make its presence known. In the meantime, here are 5 amazing facts that your probably Read more…

Why You Need To Know the 7 Basic Parts of Your Garage Door

You use your garage door several times a day, but how well do you really know it?  Let us introduce you to the 7 basic parts of your garage door. Being familiar with these parts can be extremely helpful towards preventing premature failure and reducing repair costs. That’s because if something doesn’t seem to be working right or you hear strange sounds while the garage Read more…

5 Signs Its Time to Replace Your Old Garage Door

You use it everyday, yet hardly notice it all until something goes wrong. Sometimes garage doors just can’t seem to get enough respect. Like a guard on sentry duty, it works tirelessly going up and down on command while helping to keep intruders out. But just like any mechanical device, years of use will eventually wear it out. To ensure your garage door Read more…

Why You Should Call Professionals to Repair Your Garage Door

With proper care and maintenance, your garage door will perform reliably for years. Inevitably, normal wear and tear, frequent use or an occasional accident will eventually require components to be repaired or replaced. With the amount of information (and misinformation) available on the Internet, you may be tempted to fix it on your own, but here’s why you should call a professional instead: It’s safer Read more…

Garage Door Preventive Maintenance Check-Up

It was Benjamin Franklin that once said an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Well, in the case of the garage door its worth even more these days, about 100 pounds or more which is about the weight of most garage door Depending upon how often the garage door is used in your household each day, it’s going up and Read more…

10 Important Garage Door Safety Tips from Our Experts

Your garage door is unlike any other door or entry way in your home. And it’s probably the only door in the house that operates electrically, remotely and vertically making it the most convenient way to access your home. With family members coming and going several times a day, it’s a good idea to review these ten garage door safety tips from our Read more…

5 Monthly Garage Door Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

The garage door is one of the most used features in a home going up and down over 1,000 times per year.  This constant daily use is a lot of pressure on the springs, chains and rollers that do most of the heavy lifting. And without periodic maintenance, homeowners run the risk of a family member getting locked in or out or being injured from Read more…

Wind Resistant Garage Door

Hurricanes are one of the greatest threats facing homeowners along the east coast. Even a category 2 hurricane with wind speeds that exceed 96 mph can cause considerable damage to the most vulnerable homes in its path. The best time to prepare for a hurricane is long before the threat is on the horizon. Studies Read more…