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Top Things to Look for When Purchasing Garage Door Opener


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Buying a garage door opener is not as simple as it sounds. With many different openers to choose from, the best choice for your home may not be so obvious. Read on to learn more about how to select the best garage door opener. Tips for Buying a Garage Door Opener The best way to learn how to buy a garage door opener is to first know all available options. You can choose from the following: Chain Drive: This is the […]

Benefits Of A Side Mount Garage Door Opener


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Side mount garage door openers, also known as jackshafts, come with many advantages, such as space efficiency and low maintenance. But those two features are just the beginning. If you’re looking to take your garage experience to the next level, this is the door opener for you. It’s affordable, durable, reliable and easy to take care of. This garage door opener can also be placed out of sight, so when you pull in to your garage, you’ll be greeted by […]

How To Properly Lubricate A Garage Door


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If you ever notice an awful screeching noise coming from your garage door, it’s a sign your door needs a health check-up. Since the screws, springs, hinges, and tracks are all made of metal, they need to stay lubricated. Knowing how to lubricate a garage door will help increase its longevity and give your ears a break. How to Lubricate a Garage Door The proper way to lubricate your garage door starts with using the right solution. We recommend using […]

Why Are Photo Eyes Important on a Garage Door?


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If you’ve ever talked to a garage door professional about your door, you may have heard something about your garage door “photo eyes.” These photo eyes are the sensors on your door that are an important safety feature. Here’s what you need to know about photo eye sensors on garage doors and why they are so important. How Do Garage Door Photo Eyes Work? The photo eye sensors on garage doors are located about six inches above the ground, one […]

Testimonial – “Professional And Really Knew What He Was Doing”


“Tom was professional and really knew what he was doing!” -Isabel P.

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 […]

Testimonial – “Efficiency, Professionalism, And Courtesy”


“I had my garage door serviced on Friday, January 13, by one of your employees, Richard.  This is a quick note to commend him for his efficiency, professionalism, and courtesy.  He immediately knew the problem I was having, repaired it, and serviced the door in fine fashion. I will continue to use Custom Door and Gate as a result of this experience with Richard.” Many thanks, Steve Q.

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 […]

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