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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.

How to Tell if Your Garage Door Opener is Past Its Lifetime

Garage door openers are a convenient and popular way to access the garage, but like all mechanical devices, they will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. The life expectancy of most garage door openers is 10 to 15 years or about 10,000 cycles. Often there is a warning that its demise is nearing, Read more…

How to Choose the Right Garage Door Opener for Your Home

Garage door openers will perform for a decade or more. But after years of cycling up and down, it will eventually wear out and will need to be replaced. And sooner or later, you may find yourself looking for a replacement. With so many different models, motor speeds, drive systems, and features, it can be Read more…

What Level of R-Value Should My Garage Door Have?

Garage doors provide several tasks of importance and providing insulation is one of the key benefits they offer. The secret of having the appropriate level of insulation for your garage, the climate you live in, and possibly also for your home is in the R-Value of your garage door. Although it is an unfamiliar term Read more…

You Lost Your Garage Door Remote; Now What?

Opening the garage door is something most of us do routinely without giving it much of a thought. We drive home to pull into the driveway and instinctively reach for the visor and press the button on the garage door remote. But one day, when you least expect it, you may suddenly discover that the Read more…

The Vulnerability of Damaged Garage Doors

Garages in general are commonly considered weak points in home security, and they are even more vulnerable when the garage doors are damaged. Security systems on damaged garage doors may no longer work. The risk of forced entry into your garage by someone with criminal intent is greater if your garage doors are old, rusted, Read more…

Tips for Seasonal Garage Door Maintenance

Garage doors are heavy and place a lot of stress on automatic garage door openers. With do-it-yourself garage door maintenance inspections and upkeep every six months, you can put off costly repair bills. Seasonal maintenance can also help you avoid the inconvenience of a garage door that won’t open for one reason or another. The Read more…

Answers to Top 5 Garage Door Opener Questions

As one of the nation’s leading garage door repair companies, Safe-Way Garage Door Repair & Service responds to a lot of questions from customers about their garage door openers. Since we know that many of our readers have similar questions about their openers, we’ve put together a list of answers to the top five garage Read more…

Garage Door Operations: A Crash Course

What is the heaviest moving object in your home or garage? The title probably gave it away. It’s the garage door! A single door with windows weighs about 130 pounds. A double door might weight 400 pounds or more. You may be interested in how your garage door operates, moving all that weight along narrow Read more…

What to Do If You Damage Your Garage Door

One morning before you’ve had your necessary caffeine or perhaps one evening following a stressful day at work, it’s possible you could accidentally hit your garage door with your car. This is a surprisingly common mistake, and the first thing to remember is not to panic. There are a few things to do to avoid Read more…

The Biggest Garage Door Problem

For many households, the garage door is the most popular door in the house, going up and down several times a day without fail. But after frequent use, it may sometimes decide not to close all the way. Instead, it stops and reverses as if possessed by a spirit. While it may seem a bit Read more…