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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…

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…