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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.

What to Do When Your Garage Door Opener Opens and Closes by Itself

Some homeowners are surprised to notice that their garage door randomly opens and closes by itself. Since it appears to happen sporadically seemingly out of the blue many are scratching their heads trying to uncover the cause. Here are four things you can do when your garage door opener seems to have a mind all its own: Photoelectric sensor is out of alignment Read more…

How to Repair my Garage Door

There is never a good time for a garage door to be acting up. Whether it is not opening or closing all the way or making strange noises, here are the answers to a few common questions on how to repair your garage door and when you should call the repair service. How to get a garage door back on track? Read more…

5 Great Reasons to Upgrade Your Garage Door Today

For most homes, the garage door is the most prominent feature. But unfortunately, it gets the least amount of attention until something goes wrong.  Since waiting can be costly, here are 5 reasons why you should upgrade your garage door today: Improve Curb Appeal Your garage door sets the tone of your home. While an old and worn door can be a big detractor, upgrading your Read more…

Why Does My Garage Door Not Close All The Way?

Don’t you hate when this happens? You’re on your way to work and press the button to close the garage, but the door will not close all the way. The forecast says rain so you can’t leave your garage door hanging off the rails. What could possibly be wrong?  Well, quite a few things actually. Your garage door is a mechanical device Read more…

4 Easy Steps to Choosing a New Garage Door for Your Home

The garage door is one of the largest and most noticeable features of most homes, and choosing a new garage door can have a big impact on your home’s resale value, curb appeal and safety. But with so many styles, materials, and colors available in the market, picking the right one can seem like a daunting task. So here are four easy steps on Read more…

5 Tips for Inspecting and Maintaining Your Garage

The garage door is not only an important part of a home’s structural integrity, it is probably the most used door in the house cycling more than a thousand times every year. In fact, some homeowners don’t even carry keys to the house! And in many homes, the garage is considered another room and is used for storage, toys and cars, of course. Read more…

The Science Behind Garage Door Systems

You’ve seen your garage door go up and down thousands of times, but do you really know how it works?  Garage doors are based on a rope and pulley system that dates back as far as 1500 BC. Back in those days they were hoisting rocks instead of garage doors, but it is the same concept.  Rather than requiring several strong people to open Read more…

Mother Nature vs. Your Garage Door

Your garage door stands tall ready to battle anything that Mother Nature throws its way including extreme heat, wind, rain, and snow. And without proper maintenance, garage doors will eventually begin to show signs of wear tear and lose its effectiveness. The experts at Safe Way Garage Doors recommend the following six tips for maintaining your garage door ready to battle all types of weather Read more…

What does it Cost to Replace a Garage Door? A Look at Cost vs. Value

For many families today, the garage door is the main point of entry in the house cycling up and down more than one thousand times per year. And just like anything else, normal wear and tear will eventually necessitate the need to replace the garage door. So if you’re one of the many homeowners in the market for a new Read more…

7 Great Reasons to Add Aluminum Capping Around Your Garage Door

Have you looked at your garage door lately? You may have noticed that the wood trim that frames the door may be looking a bit worn around the edges. This unsightly blemish can detract from the beauty of your garage door and take away from its curb appeal. Also, wood trim requires a lot of work and repainting to maintain. That’s why many homeowners have opted Read more…