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What You Need to Know About Garage Door Alignment

You have watched your garage door open and close thousands of times. But on this day, something doesn’t seem right. The garage door looks crooked, and upon closer inspection, you notice that there is a gap at the edge of the door and are wondering what you should do. When the garage door is out Read more…

Guide to Buying a Garage Door Opener

It isn’t often that you need to buy a new garage door opener. Garage door openers are built to last for ten to fifteen years and may last longer. When it is time for a replacement, what type you choose is important for both safety and convenience. We hope that this guide will help you Read more…

Three Common Types of Garage Door Repairs

For most people, a working automatic garage door is as important as having the right key to open the front door. It’s easy to take the garage door for granted; and when the door quits working, the problem can be as bad as denying access to the home. Paying attention to signs that a garage Read more…

Safety Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

You are probably wondering if it isn’t broke, why replace it? When you think about it, the garage door is one of the most used entry points to your home. It doesn’t just do the heavy lifting; it also helps protect your home from unwanted visitors. And whether you use your garage for vehicles, storage Read more…

Why Your Garage Door is Not a DIY Job

You can find a How-To video for almost any home improvement project now. Watching these videos can give you the confidence to tackle a wide range of Do It Yourself  projects but some repairs are better left to professionals. Repairing your garage door is one of those jobs. Do It Yourself garage door repairs can easily go wrong with catastrophic results Read more…

Garage Door Springs – What You Need to Know

Garage doors need maintenance and upkeep, and it’s fine to perform some types of do-it-yourself (DIY) garage door work. When it comes to working on garage door springs, however, the risks are too great for anyone but a trained professional. There are two types of garage door springs, and both have the potential to cause Read more…

How to Lubricate a Garage Door

A squeaky garage door is a sign that the door’s opening mechanisms need to be greased. All the moving parts on your garage door that are made of metal should be greased once a year. This simple maintenance step will reduce the risk of rust developing and extend the life of your garage door. Properly Read more…

What are Photo Eye Sensors Interfering With My Garage Door?

Has your garage door stopped working, and you don’t know what the problem is? Since a federal law change in 1993 requiring certain safety features for automatic garage doors, the most common causes of garage door problems involve photo eye sensors. Read on to learn what these sensors do and the steps for resolving a Read more…

Replacing a Section or the Entire Garage Door

The garage door is unlike any other entry in your home. In addition to keeping items secure in your garage, it acts like a brace providing additional structural support. And while it is relatively common for garage doors to become damaged either by accident or weather, it can result in structural issues to your home Read more…

Common Garage Door Opener Issues

Getting stuck inside or outside of your garage because of a garage door opener problem isn’t a great way to start or end your day. Thankfully, most garage door opener problems can be solved easily. We’ve compiled a list of the most common problems and how to fix them. If you don’t see your garage Read more…