Category: Garage Doors

Be Prepared for Hackers at Your Garage Door

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With the introduction of new technology that is meant to make our lives easier and simpler comes new complications, not to mention risks. While films sometimes exaggerate incidents of hacking, hackers do exist and hacking websites is not all they can do. Just as our homes become more advanced, so do criminals. It’s understood by most people that even simple and safe technology has its weaknesses. This includes garage door…

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Do You Need a New Garage Door?

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Have you paused lately and checked out your garage door? How does it look? How does it sound? There are many potential reasons to make changes to your garage doors. For some, all you need are repairs. For others, you may want to consider new doors. Has damage been done? Damaged doors are, of course, the most obvious reason to get new ones. You will want to consider the cost…

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Lighting Your Garage Doors

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Garage doors are primarily functional. However, that does not mean they cannot, or should not look good, particularly when they face the street. You want all aspects of your home to be attractive, so you paint and keep things tidy, and protect your home. Lighting your garage doors can accomplish these things, too. Improve Curb Appeal A garage door is an extension of your home and it is understandable that…

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Garage Door Falling

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Your garage door is heavy and you do not want to be under it when it descends. Though your garage door is supposed to fall, it is supposed to do so in a controlled manner. Whether sudden or gradual, a garage door that falls too fast is a dangerous thing. Falling Doors and Accidents Garage door accidents often happen this way. Cables and springs break, and the door comes crashing…

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Common Questions for Your Garage Door Professional

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Whether you need repairs, a check-up, or you need new garage doors, a professional is the best person to call. Experience helps ensure that you will have quality, lasting results. Of course, if you don’t yet have someone to perform this work, you have the task of finding the right people for the job. Here are some questions you may want to consider asking a potential garage door professional. How…

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Hurricane Proofing for Your Garage Doors

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If you live in an area that is at-risk during hurricane season, or somewhere where storms can become so strong they damage your home, you’ve probably already considered precautions against those storms. You may have already taken some. Have you added garage doors to those considerations? Violent storms that cause damage with wind and hail aren’t the only hazards. Heavy rainfall might not throw a tree against your garage door,…

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Keep the Garage Cool This Summer

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Temperatures are rising and summer is here. For some, it will be warm, but tolerable. For others, it will feel unbearable. Everyone feels better stepping from the heat into an air-conditioned home. Unfortunately, the garage is not usually a place in which people escape the heat. In fact, despite the shade they provide, garages are notoriously uncomfortable in the summer. Most people do not add air conditioning to their garages….

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Dealing with a Badly Damaged Garage Door

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A severely damaged garage door usually happens suddenly. Perhaps your teenager forgot to make sure the door was open before backing out. Or, perhaps you were in a hurry and forgot. Maybe the door suddenly malfunctioned and, rather than descend slowly, it dropped and cracked. There are plenty of ways to end up with a badly damaged garage door, as well as plenty of ways to deal with them. Of…

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Windows for Garage Doors

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You have seen windows in people’s garage doors. It’s common, but not every garage door has them. Have you ever wondered if they serve a purpose good enough to put them in your own garage doors? Garage door windows can be viewed as upgrades. When viewable by others, they add curb appeal to the home. That exterior appearance can make a significant difference for some. Additionally, if you utilize your…

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Common Garage Door Mistakes

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In order for garage doors to function and be reliable, they must be built well, made of durable materials, and they must get proper care. We’re only human, however, and we make mistakes. So, when it comes to your garage doors, avoid these common missteps. Waiting Years for Maintenance There are plenty of reasons to avoid checking your garage, having a professional check it, and performing routine maintenance. You may…

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