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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 Reset a Garage Door Opener

The code needs to be changed on your garage door opener if the garage door remote has been stolen or has gone missing or if you don’t think the code is secure. Automatic garage door technicians have the training and experience to help you with any problem you may experience with your garage door, but Read more…

 The #1 Problem With Garage Doors

Garage door specialists are most often called upon to help with one particular problem, and it’s related to an important safety feature. When the photo eyes or sensors of an automatic garage door become misaligned, the garage door won’t close. The inability to close the garage door has been a source of frustration to countless Read more…

How to Modernize Your Garage

You can maximize your home’s curb appeal, ramp up your security or take your organization to the next level by modernizing your garage. The average garage in Florida is 22 feet long and 12 feet wide with a door that’s around 400 square feet. That’s a lot of real estate to take advantage of. Here Read more…

How Often Should I Have My Garage Door Serviced?

Not only is your automatic garage door a mechanical device, but it’s also one that operates what is likely the heaviest moving part in your home. All motorized machines need servicing, and garage doors are no different. Just as it is a costly mistake to neglect care of a vehicle, garage door maintenance is a Read more…

8 Preventive Maintenance Tips for Garage Door Owners

Cutting expenses is always a good idea, and a smart way to save money is with preventative garage door maintenance. Your garage door is the largest moving component in your entire home, and garage doors weigh between 250 and 400 pounds or more. When you take steps to ensure that your garage door is operating Read more…

Garage Door Maintenance for Long Term Operation

If you are like most homeowners, you probably don’t give much thought about your garage door – until it stops working! But the garage door is the most used entry in many homes cycling up and down over 1,000 times per year or more.  And they do require periodic monthly maintenance to ensure its efficient and Read more…

Tips for Increasing Garage Door Security

Your garage door is the most vulnerable opening into your home if the garage is attached. If it’s not attached, you likely have plenty of valuable items inside your garage that thieves would love to steal. Garage door security is important. In fact, leaving your garage door open is risky because it’s like an invitation Read more…

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…