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How To Fix A Dented Garage Door

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If you have a large dent in your garage door, you probably will need to have it replaced. However, it is possible to fix smaller dents in your home’s garage door yourself. When your garage door is damaged, the curb appeal of your home suffers. This may not seem like a big issue, but if you are planning on selling your house in the future, it could be. Homebuyers love curb appeal. If a buyer is looking at your home […]

Why a Warping and Bowing Garage Door Needs Fixed

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Your garage door is a key element of your home, and the last thing you want to do is come back to a beautiful home only to find your garage door buckling. A bowing garage door is not only unsightly, but it can also interfere with the operation of your door. What are the causes of a bowing garage door and what can you do about it? What Is Bowing? Bowing is a form of warping that occurs across the […]

Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

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If you’re having problems with a damaged garage door, such as a broken panel, a door that is out of balance or a door that won’t open or close correctly, you have to ask the question, “should I repair my garage door or should I replace my garage door?” Naturally, if your garage door repair cost exceeds a new garage door replacement cost, the door should be replaced. If not, however, there will be a few factors to consider. Repair […]

Does My Homeowners’ Insurance Cover My Garage Door Repair/Replacement?

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Garage door accidents. You hope they will never happen, but for many of us, sooner or later, they do. Whether it’s one of your kids who accidentally crashed into the garage door, a large tree branch blown by the wind or even vandalism, the end result is you are left with a garage door to fix. So where is the money going to come from? One question you might be asking yourself is “will homeowners’ insurance cover garage door damage?” […]

How to Measure for a New Garage Door

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Before you ever start looking at new garage doors, be sure of the proper size garage door you need. Fortunately, measuring your garage door can be a quick, easy process with the right approach. Before you start, you’ll need to be prepared with some basic materials. You’ll want a tape measure to get the actual measurements, a step ladder for easy access to all areas, and a pen and paper to write it all down. Steps for Measuring Your Garage […]

Cleaning and Lubricating Your Garage Door Hinges, Rollers and Track

Your garage door just like any other mechanical device requires regular maintenance to perform its best day-in and day-out. This includes cleaning and lubricating your garage door hinges, rollers and track on an annual basis. Cleaning your garage door track is the first step. Don’t use water or other chemicals as this can cause build up and do more damage than good. Instead, use a broom to brush off any dust and debris. Be particularly careful to clean out spider […]

Testing the Reversing Mechanism of Your Garage Door

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Garage doors are safety hazards, plain and simply. Because of their significant weight and proximity in the home, the chances of injury from crushing are very real. That is why automatic garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, are required by federal law to have an integrated reversing mechanism and a photo eye sensor to prevent entrapment. This important safety feature senses when there is something in the path of the door. It stops the door and then reverses […]

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 […]

The Top 10 Reasons Your Garage Door Won’t Work

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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! […]

Choosing the Right Garage Door Opener for Your Home

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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 […]

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