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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.

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Is your garage door opener seriously outdated?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…

Garage door SOS: can it be repaired?

There are only a handful of problems that call for a garage door replacement. If your garage door suddenly stops working or starts to malfunction, there may be a simple solution that a garage door specialist can repair without the need to replace the whole system. We have compiled a list of the top reasons Read more…

Automatic Reverse Mechanism: When Garage Doors Malfunction

The automatic reverse mechanism of a garage door is what forces a quick reversal of the door’s direction when an obstacle is encountered. It’s an important safety function that can prevent harm to a child, pet, car, or any other obstruction. A leading cause of garage door malfunctions is the auto reverse mechanism, but few Read more…

When it’s time to Replace Your Garage Door Springs

With a standard 12×7 garage door weighing in at approximately 150 pounds, it is a very heavy object. And contrary to the assumption of many homeowners, it’s the garage door springs, not the opener motor that does the heavy lifting. Knowing when it’s time to replace your garage door springs will not only improve the safe operation of your garage door, it will Read more…

Why is My Garage Door Squeaking, Squealing or Making a Noise?

Your garage door may look simple enough, but there are actually quite a few moving parts that work in tandem to open and close the door. And although your garage door may have seen quieter days, it may no longer be the case. You may hear squeaking, squealing or other noises while the door is going up or down. Age, lack of Read more…

When it’s time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

Every day millions of people use their automatic garage door opener when leaving or entering their home. In fact, garage door openers are such a popular convenience that it is installed in nearly every garage.  And since they can last up to 10 to 15 years, we often don’t give them much of a thought until something goes wrong. But just like any Read more…

Summer Maintenance for Your Garage Door

The lazy days of summer are a great time for spending time with family and friends. Catching some rays, picnics and barbecues is what summer is all about. But summer is also a great time for performing some chores around the house like routine maintenance on your garage door. Before loading the family into the SUV for a summer time outing, here are 5 Read more…