A Des Moines Garage Door Blog

Get Organized! Stellar Storage Solutions for the Garage

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 17, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Is your garage packed with so many miscellaneous items that you don’t even know what you have in there? For many busy families, garages become drop zones for random items they can’t find space for inside their homes. Maybe items have piled up for so long that your vehicle almost doesn’t fit in the garage anymore.

Neglect your garage no longer! It’s time to get organized. You have many viable storage options to help you transform your messy garage into a neat, useable space.

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Topics: residential doors, home safety

Is a Steel Garage Door the Right Choice for Me?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 13, 2017 8:01:00 PM

When it comes to buying a new garage door, you have many options to consider—wood, fiberglass, aluminum, and more. Today, we’re going to cover the advantages of choosing a steel garage door to help you determine if it's the best solution for your home and lifestyle.

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Topics: residential doors

Your Suite of LiftMaster Smart Products for the Garage

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 4, 2017 6:56:00 PM

It seems like almost everything is getting smarter these days—the garage included. Companies like LiftMaster are releasing new technology and improving their products every year.

For many of us, the garage is the main entry point to our homes that we use multiple times daily, so making the process of entering and exiting easier for us and more difficult for strangers (to prevent break-ins) makes perfect sense. Here are a few smart options you have for your garage to make it safer, easier to monitor and control, and more secure.

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Topics: residential doors, home safety, garage door openers

Is Your Garage Door Ready for Winter?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 29, 2017 8:01:00 PM

Fall is officially here! It’s time to start thinking about preparing our homes for the colder weather. Before temperatures really drop and it gets too cold to spend time outdoors, you should perform a few maintenance tasks on your garage door system to ensure it works smoothly for you throughout the winter.

Skipping fall maintenance could force you out into the bitter cold to deal with a problem you could have prevented if you had been prepared; it could also cost you a lot of extra money. Getting outside sometime this fall and going through this checklist could pay off for you in more ways than one!

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Topics: residential doors

Questions You Need to Answer Before Hiring a Garage Door Repair Company

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 17, 2017 8:01:00 PM

Before hiring an individual or company to repair your garage door, you need to do your research. Ask the following questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy, professional business to work with. Doing so can save you a lot of time and money.

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Topics: residential doors

7 Things in Your Garage That Could Have Major Resale Value

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 14, 2017 7:43:00 PM

Have you been looking for ways to make some extra cash lately? You might not have to look farther than your own garage. The following types of items might be worth quite a bit more than you think. If you rarely or never use them, declutter your garage and sell them!

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Topics: residential doors

Garage Door Safety Tips for the Whole Family

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 3, 2017 8:01:00 PM

Keep your family safe by keeping your garage safe! Follow these garage door safety tips to avoid and prevent damage to your belongings and harm to your family and yourself.

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Topics: home safety

How to Identify a Garage Door Repair Scammer Before You Get Scammed

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 29, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Are you hesitant to hire a garage door company to repair your door or operator? Maybe you’ve been scammed before or you know someone else who has. Unfortunately, garage door repair scams happen more often than they should. Fortunately, scammers can be pretty easily identified. If you know what signs to look for, you can avoid getting ripped off or taken advantage of by sketchy repair people.

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Topics: home safety

5 Ways to Update Your Garage This Summer

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 21, 2017 1:43:00 PM

Are you looking for some new ways to improve the look, feel, and functionality of your home before the weather gets cold again? Here are some great ways to make your garage nicer, more energy efficient, and easier to use for the whole family! Any of these projects can (potentially) be conquered in a single weekend!

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Topics: residential doors

Garage Door Springs vs. Cables

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 16, 2017 2:25:00 PM

Cables and springs are some of the most important components of a garage door system. Today, we’ll give you an overview of what they are, how they work, and why you shouldn’t attempt to repair either of them on your own unless you're absolutely qualified.

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Topics: broken garage door, residential doors, home safety