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How to Secure your Garage Door for Increased Home Safety

Whether your garage provides direct entry into your home or not, garage door security is an important safety issue. In several ways, automatic garage doors can become vulnerable targets where thieves can get in. Even worse than being robbed, you and others in your home could be physically harmed by criminals. If you properly secure your Read more…

5 Dangers of DIY Garage Door Repair

With the garage door being the primary entry and exit for most homeowners, it has become the proverbial front door. So, it’s understandable that when something breaks you want it fixed quickly. But rather than waiting for a garage door repair professional, some homeowners try to save time and money doing the repair themselves. After Read more…

Common Garage Door Irritations and How to Solve Them

Garage door issues can be a big irritation. Most of us rely on our car to run errands and get to and from work every day. Something as simple as a malfunctioning garage door opener can completely throw off your morning when you are in a hurry to get to the office. Below is a Read more…

How Scheduled Maintenance Can Save Your Garage Door

Scheduled maintenance for your garage door is highly recommended, and it will extend its life. An automatic garage door weighs several hundred pounds. In fact, it’s the heaviest, largest moving component of your home. In many cases, the garage door has replaced the front door. Being the primary entrance into the home, it’s best not Read more…

Garage Door Safety Checklist

For many homeowners, the garage door is the most used door in their home. But to enjoy all the functional and aesthetic benefits, you should always strive to maintain garage door safety. Remember that a garage door is a mechanical device; if not routinely maintained, it could malfunction and pose various safety risks. The Importance Read more…

Want to know if you have a Hurricane Rated Garage Door?

  Hurricanes are a normal part of life here in Florida. Preparing ahead of time for the heavy rains and high winds that come along with hurricane season is the best way to reduce the risk of severe damage to your home. One way that you can do this is by checking to see if your garage door has the recommended Hurricane or Wind Read more…

Terrific Garage Door Trends for 2019

Exciting things are happening with garage doors, and they are reflected in the top three 2019 garage door trends. In the same way outdoor kitchens have extended living space, garages are doing the same. More functional than ever, garages are no longer mere parking spots. Man caves, workshops, craft rooms, and home storage are all Read more…

Guide to Garage Door Sizes

For many homes, the garage is the main point of entry. And when it’s time to replace the garage door, you need to ensure that it is the right size. But with a wide range of standard garage door sizes available, choosing the right size door for your home can seem like a confusing task. Standard Garage Door Sizes There are a number of garage door Read more…

Single Panel vs Sectional Garage Doors

Your garage door can have a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. A fresh garage door can make your home stand out from your neighbors and elevate its appearance. According to realtors, a new garage door can increase the value of a house by 1 to 4 percent. If you are thinking about having Read more…

Top 4 Reasons to Replace Your Old Electric Garage Door Opener

Is your garage door opener seriously outdated? Does it increasingly suffer from problems with effective operation? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, below are the top reasons to replace your old garage door opener with a new one. A Newer Garage Door Opener Would be Safer Innovation has resulted in some Read more…