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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.

Questions to Ask Your Garage Door Repair Company

The garage door is not just a convenience; it is a necessity for many homeowners. When a garage door isn’t functioning correctly or at all, it is understandable to want the problem resolved as quickly as possible. However, not everyone who claims to be a garage door repair technician has the necessary experience to make Read more…

If Your Garage Door is Stuck, Try These Troubleshooting Tips

Automatic garage doors provide a daily convenience that is easily taken for granted. A tough way to start any busy day is with a garage door that suddenly will not budge. It can cause untold stress when you cannot get your vehicle out of the garage to start your daily commute. A garage door that Read more…

Top 5 Garage Door Safety Solutions

Garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds and create a potential hazard for children, pets, and adults. In fact, several life-threatening situations are associated with garage door systems. Precautions should be taken in order to avoid injuries, including potentially fatal injuries. Safety should come first when dealing with any type of heavy equipment such as garage Read more…

How Long Does It Take to Install a Garage Door Opener?

Whether you’re replacing a garage door opener that is no longer functioning or want the improved security and smart home technologies that a new opener offers, you’re probably wondering how long it takes to install. Well, the time it takes to install a garage door opener depends on several factors. For someone handy with a Read more…

Why is My Garage Door Vibrating?

A nice recliner that vibrates can be nice, but one thing in your home that is never supposed to vibrate is your garage door. It may be better described as a shake and rattle that makes it seem the garage door will roll right off its tracks! There are several possible reasons you may have Read more…

Troubleshooting Common Garage Door Annoyances

You are ready to go to work and, heading to your car, you hit the button to open the automatic garage door and…nothing happens! It might be challenging to think of something more annoying than problems with your garage door opener. You could save yourself some frustration by learning some of the troubleshooting to try Read more…

Is It Safe to Repair a Garage Door Yourself?

With the growing popularity of online videos, there are millions of tutorials on practically every subject, including DIY garage door repairs. Anyone with a smartphone can post a video on YouTube that will be seen by thousands of viewers.  It begs the question, “is it safe to repair a garage door yourself?” Homeowners need to use Read more…

5 Signs Garage Door Repair is Needed

Garage door maintenance has the same kinds of benefits you get from vehicle maintenance. Your garage door system will last longer and operate more smoothly if you keep up with issues as they arise. Getting your garage door fixed as needed can also help to prevent injuries. Approximately 10,600 garage-door-related home injuries occur every year. Read more…

How Do Garage Door Springs Work?

If you have an automatic garage door opener, the most important components are the springs. It’s not the motor that does the work of lifting and lowering your heavy garage door—the springs do that. There are two different types of springs used as part of a garage door system. The most important thing to remember, Read more…

The Importance of Annual Garage Door Maintenance

It is hard to believe, but the most used door in the home is also the most overlooked.  Most families use the garage door as the front door of their home. The average garage door cycles up and down more than 10,000 times per year. While a garage door is generally low maintenance, it is Read more…