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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…

 How Garage Door Safety Sensors Work

A garage door packs a powerful punch! It can easily crush an animal or object underneath it. That’s why safety sensors became mandatory on automatic garage doors in 1993. Safety sensors prevent children, animals, and adults from being injured by a closing garage door. When the sensors aren’t functioning correctly, it can make using your Read more…

Garage Doors: Basics of Operation

Your automatic garage door, which may weigh as much as 300 pounds, is likely the heaviest moving component on your home property, and you may depend upon it more than you realize. Like any other home appliance, things can go wrong with a garage door, which could immediately complicate access to your home. If you Read more…

What You Need to Know About Garage Door Alignment

You have watched your garage door open and close thousands of times. But on this day, something doesn’t seem right. The garage door looks crooked, and upon closer inspection, you notice that there is a gap at the edge of the door and are wondering what you should do. When the garage door is out Read more…

Guide to Buying a Garage Door Opener

It isn’t often that you need to buy a new garage door opener. Garage door openers are built to last for ten to fifteen years and may last longer. When it is time for a replacement, what type you choose is important for both safety and convenience. We hope that this guide will help you Read more…

Three Common Types of Garage Door Repairs

For most people, a working automatic garage door is as important as having the right key to open the front door. It’s easy to take the garage door for granted; and when the door quits working, the problem can be as bad as denying access to the home. Paying attention to signs that a garage Read more…

Safety Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

You are probably wondering if it isn’t broke, why replace it? When you think about it, the garage door is one of the most used entry points to your home. It doesn’t just do the heavy lifting; it also helps protect your home from unwanted visitors. And whether you use your garage for vehicles, storage Read more…

Why Your Garage Door is Not a DIY Job

You can find a How-To video for almost any home improvement project now. Watching these videos can give you the confidence to tackle a wide range of Do It Yourself  projects but some repairs are better left to professionals. Repairing your garage door is one of those jobs. Do It Yourself garage door repairs can easily go wrong with catastrophic results Read more…

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…