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Extending the Life of Your Garage Door

If you’ve ever been woken up by your garage door going up or down, you know how irritating it can be. The thunder of wheels rolling down their tracks or the high pitch squeal of the gears straining to lift the weight of the door are not just symptoms that something is wrong with your door, but also that you have a safety issue. Extending the life of your garage door doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With the right guidance, you can do many things yourself. And as with most things, the best way to make it last […]

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The Top 10 Reasons Your Garage Door Won’t Work

As commercial and residential garage door service professionals, we’ve pretty much dealt with every issue you can think of when it comes to garage door repair. Even still, there are sometimes issues that continue to surprise us, like the tiny insect nest growing on the photo eye sensor or the tennis ball that somehow managed to knock the door entirely off its track. Even though these issues are uncommon, it’s nothing that garage door service professionals like us can’t handle! While there are times you may be able to fix the problem yourself, there are many reasons it may be […]

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Choosing the Right Garage Door Opener for Your Home

You probably have never given it much thought, but as garage door service professionals we know that there are different types of garage door openers to choose from and each has its advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the right garage door opener for your home depends on what your priorities. Fortunately, most garage door openers are very reliable and there are really no wrong decisions, only better decisions for your personal needs. There are basically three types of garage door openers to choose from based on the type of drive mechanism. These include: Chain driven Belt driven Screw driven Chain driven […]

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How Long Should a Garage Door Last?

Your home is most likely the biggest investment you will ever make, and as such, you want to protect the value of that investment for as long as you own it. Few people however consider how their garage door influences the value of their home until it becomes a problem. But just like a roof that has a very specific lifespan, so does your garage door. And you want to do what you can to extend the life of your garage door. Ask the average person how long their roof should last and they can tell you 25-30 years. Ask […]

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Basic Garage Door Repair

Is it up? Is it down? Is it stuck somewhere in between? If you’re garage door is on the fritz, it might be time to for some basic garage door repair. Few things are as aggravating as pushing a button on a transmitter and having nothing happen. It doesn’t matter if it’s your TV, the stereo or your garage door. That’s why it’s important to do basic garage door repair and maintenance to ensure this doesn’t happen to you at the worst possible moment. Here are a few basic garage door repair tips to help you avoid problems in the […]

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Add Style to Your Home with a Custom Garage Door

Out of necessity, most garages face the street and become more of a focal point to the home design than people normally would want. Fortunately, there is a solution. You can add style to your home with a custom garage door that matches the unique characteristics of your home and brightens the interior space of your garage. At Custom Door & Gate, we’ve been installing and repairing garage doors in the Raleigh, Fayetteville and Greenville areas since 1989. We’ve worked with hundreds of home owners and builders to add curb appeal to an area of the home that is typically […]

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Fixing a Noisy Garage Door

My neighbor jokes that his noisy garage door is a security system so he always knows when his son is coming home with the car. His wife doesn’t think this is funny. The truth is, many people joke about and simply put up with their noisy garage doors because they don’t know how or even think they can change it. In fact, fixing a noisy garage door can be easier than you think and with the right guidance, you can be sleeping soundly through the night, undisturbed by the noise of your garage door anyway. Fixing a noisy garage door […]

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How Much Does a Garage Door Cost?

Your garage door is an engineering marvel. It’s the largest moving object in your home and it can be opened or closed with one-hand or the simple push of a button. It’s something you use every day, yet pay little attention to. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t even do regular maintenance on it. As a result, few people know the answer to the question “How much does a garage door costs?” or even “how long should a garage door last?” How much does a garage door cost? The answer of course depends on the type of door […]

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A Guide for Fixing Your Garage Door

Garage doors are an afterthought. Taken for granted until something goes wrong and you’re stuck in your car while it rains wondering why it won’t go up. Understanding the issue is the first step toward fixing any problem, and in this series “A Guide for Fixing Your Garage Door,” we’re going to highlight some of the most common issues with garage doors. Before we get started though, I think it’s important to point out that garage doors are not to be taken lightly (figuratively and literally). Garage doors are heavy and the mechanics that make them work smoothly are a […]

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Improve the Look of Your Home with a Custom Garage Door

Spring is the perfect time to spruce up the appearance of your home. Improve the look of your home with a custom garage door. The arrival of the warm weather has neighbors out walking and spending more time together outdoors. While most of the attention is on the emerging flowers and the prevention of weeds, it’s also a great time to add some curb appeal to the appearance of your home. A simple and effective way to improve the look of your home is with a custom garage door. A custom garage door not only improves the look of your […]

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