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How to Open a Garage Door During a Power Outage

The garage door is one of those modern conveniences that many of us simply can’t live without. In fact, most homeowners use the garage door more often than their front door. We rely on the garage door so often that we often forget that it runs on electricity. That is until the power goes out Read more…

How to Avoid Expensive Garage Door Repairs

You may not realize it, but your garage door cycles up and down more than 1,000 times every year. That figure is significantly higher if like many families you use the garage door instead of the traditional front door.  And why not? It’s so much more convenient to press a button to open or close Read more…

5 Reasons to Purchase an Insulated Garage Door – Even in Florida

When shopping for a new garage door there are plenty of choices available. One of those choices is deciding whether to purchase an insulated garage door.  An insulated garage door is not just for cold climates. In warmer climates, it keeps the garage significantly cooler. But there are many other reasons to purchase an insulated garage door; yes, even in Florida too! 1. You Read more…

How to Choose the Right Garage Door for Your Home

A garage door is not only the most popular door in the home, it often encompasses one-third or more of the home’s façade. Regardless of the age or style of your home, the right garage door can dramatically improve its curb appeal. When you are considering a replacement for your existing garage door there is a wide variety of styles and options available. But Read more…

Why Homeowners Should Be Concerned about Bowed or Warped Garage Doors

You come home from a long day at work and notice that your garage door doesn’t look right. It looks like the middle of the door is smashed in. Not sure what to do next, you call the family together for a meeting. Everyone comes outside to check it out, but nobody knows what happened either. How did this happen to my garage Read more…

Is Garage Door Repairs Covered by My Homeowners’ Insurance Policy?

When the garage door is damaged, homeowners often wonder if their homeowners’ insurance policy will cover the repairs. It’s a fair question. But the answer is, it depends. Typically, your homeowner’s insurance policy will pay for property damage caused by a natural disaster or through the negligence of others. Of course, there are limitations, exclusions Read more…

Adding Windows on Your Garage Door

Adding windows to your garage door is a stylish option that can instantly boost the curb appeal of your home. Leading home improvement experts from DIY Network and Better Homes and Gardens agree that enhancing the front exterior adds value to your home making it easier to sell. Garage door windows also bring in natural Read more…

When Is a Garage Door Opener Repair Worth Doing?

Sometimes garage doors seem to have a mind of their own and refuse to do what they are told no matter how often you try. And when these types of issues occur, you’re probably wondering if the automatic opener is worth repairing or if you should just buy a new one. The following article will shed some light on some common garage door Read more…

5 Reasons Why Your Garage Door Doesn’t Work

Reason #1: Dead Batteries in transmitter remote Believe it or not, the most common reason why your garage isn’t working is also the simplest to fix. We get so used to opening and closing the garage door everyday that we simply forget that the remote transmitter is battery operated. And eventually, these batteries use up all their juice and need to Read more…

4 Common Garage Door Myths Debunked

Like most homeowners, your family uses the garage door several times a day without giving it a second thought. After all, your garage door is a work horse that is built to last. But it is also sophisticated electronic device that relies on the torque of tension springs working under pressure to lift a heavy garage door. Eventually, parts begin to wear Read more…