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Power Outage? Here’s How to Open Your Garage Door


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We all come to depend on our automatic garage door openers. They deliver wonderful convenience for our busy lives — but we often tend to take them for granted. When something like a power outage renders your garage door useless, it suddenly becomes a huge inconvenience. How are you supposed to get your car inside the garage — or get it out? Do you need to call a company that offers garage door repairs? Fortunately, the answer to that question […]

Benefits of Electric Garage Door Openers vs. Manual Garage Door Openers


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Do you have an electric garage door opener? New garage door openers aren’t often on the top of people’s list of home improvement projects, but if you’ve lived with a manual garage door opener for years, you may want to consider some of the benefits electric garage door openers can bring. If you’ve never thought about electric garage door openers before, here are a few important points to consider. Photo Eye One of the most important features you get with […]

How to Ready Your Garage Door for Winter


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If you live in a place where winters can see cold weather and snowfall, like North Carolina, you want to make sure your garage door is ready for the winter. The time to make sure your garage door is ready is before winter strikes, not after. Here are a few key steps to take to make sure your garage door is primed for the season. 1. Ensure the Door Is Sealed Properly If you’re inside your garage with the light […]

Why You Should Call Professionals to Repair Your Garage Door


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If you get your garage door installed right the first time, you shouldn’t have problems with it for a long while. However, sometimes a faulty part slips through, your garage door sustains some unexpected damage, or it’s been a long time and part of your door has passed its normal lifespan. Whatever the reason, you’re in need of residential garage door repair. If you have an automatic garage door, repair may seem even more urgent. You may be tempted to […]

How to Avoid a Garage Door Repair Scam


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Are you considering a keyless garage door opener for your home garage? It can be a great idea to replace your current garage door system with a keyless entry system for several reasons. For one, they are incredibly convenient. You don’t ever have to worry about losing or misplacing your keys, because there are no keys. Just input your code into the garage door opener keypad and you’re in. For another, there’s no lock to pick, and no complicated changing […]

3 Reasons You Need Keyless Entry for Your Garage


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One of the great joys of owning a home has to be having a garage. No hunting around the neighborhood looking for a parking space, no worries about the elements damaging your car, no concerns about criminal elements robbing, stealing or vandalizing your car as it sits on the street overnight. And the extra storage space or work space can be a great bonus. But all of those advantages go away if your garage is not secure. Your garage provides […]

4 Tips For Garage Door Safety Month


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You may not think of an automatic overhead garage door as something that could be hazardous, but anything mechanical has the potential to be dangerous under the right circumstances. You should be especially careful of any mechanical elements in your home — especially those that are on the exterior of your house and have the potential to affect more than just your family. Garage door safety is incredibly important, which is why we here are Custom Overhead Doors work diligently […]

Operate Your Garage From Anywhere


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Mobile apps are geared at making your life easier and more efficient. They’re not just useful for shopping or work either, but in most areas of your life. New smarthome apps allow you to monitor and control various electronics no matter whether you’re in the boardroom or your own bathroom, and it’s no surprise that one of the latest go-to mobile products is a cell phone garage door opener. Think of the convenience — and the added security — you […]

Garage Door Prep for Summer


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A garage door is one of the most used features in your home. In fact, most homeowners use the garage door as their front door — it’s the place where they leave and enter the home. This heavy use and importance are the reasons why you should provide regular maintenance services for your garage door. These services don’t have to be expensive, and they don’t have to take a significant amount of time, but they should be seasonally appropriate. With […]

2016 Changes for UL 325


On January 12, 2016, new UL 325 standards went into effect. The UL 325 standards are guidance for the proper installation and maintenance of door, gate, window, drapery and louver systems and operators. While much remains the same as in the past, there are important changes that installers of gate operator entrapment protection systems must know and understand to ensure compliance. Here’s a look at what has changed this year: Minimum Two Entrapment-Protection Devices Operators must have at least two […]

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