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Chain vs Belt Drive: Which Is Better?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Mar 25, 2021 3:15:00 PM

There are a lot of things to consider when replacing your home’s garage door: your budget, what material you should choose, insulation, window design, and more. That alone can be overwhelming, but the list becomes longer when you are replacing your old garage door opener with a brand new model, as well. There are two common options for your garage door operator: chain drive or belt drive. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, but how do you know for sure which one is best for you?

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Topics: Insider, residential doors

Is It Time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 18, 2021 3:45:00 PM

Just like garage doors, garage door openers can last for 10–15 years when properly maintained. But, just like with anything used on a regular basis, garage door openers and the remotes that go with them can get worn down or damaged. The remote is probably one of the most important aspects of your garage to you, since it allows you to get your vehicle in and out on a regular basis.

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Topics: garage door operators

6 Reasons to Install a New Garage Door This Year

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jan 4, 2021 4:00:00 PM

You use it every day. It protects your car; it stores your holiday decorations; it’s the grand entrance into your home. There are plenty of reasons to install a new garage door this year, but these are our top six.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

4 Things to Know About High Lift Garage Doors

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 9, 2020 12:20:00 PM

Your garage door system doesn’t have to limit the way you use your garage space! If you’d like to maximize the amount of usable space in your garage, a high lift system may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

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Topics: commercial doors, homeowner information

Are Energy Efficient Garage Doors Worth the Investment?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 2, 2020 3:52:31 PM

As the cold Midwest winter approaches, it is time to prepare your home. Heating your house throughout the next several chilly months can be costly, but luckily, there are ways to increase the energy efficiency of your house. One of them is choosing an energy-efficient garage door.

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Topics: Insider

3 Rules to Follow for Your Garage Door System

Posted by Jeff Myers on Nov 10, 2020 9:45:00 AM

If you want to get the most out of your garage door system, there are some basics that you just have to know. Follow these simple rules to maximize your system’s potential. You don’t have to take our word for it, though! Try these three practices out for yourself.

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Topics: homeowner information

Anatomy of a Garage Door: Materials

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 28, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Updating your old garage door is an easy way to instantly up your home’s curb appeal. But choosing a new garage door isn’t as easy as it may seem. There are several things to consider, like the style of your home and your budget. One of the most important, though, is the material of which your new garage door is made.

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors

Is it Safe to Use a Dented Garage Door?

Posted by Jeff Myers on Oct 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The August derecho left much of Iowa in a state of disarray, causing lengthy recovery efforts in numerous communities. If you who suffered damage to your home, you may be wondering what repairs still need to be done or if you can ignore the ones you’ve already noticed—including those on your garage door.

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Topics: homeowner information, garage door repair

How to Open Your Garage Door When the Power Goes Out

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 23, 2020 11:24:01 AM

If you’ve lived in the Midwest long enough, you’ll come to understand that the weather can be temperamental. Storms can pop up in an instant and can potentially leave citizens without power.

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Topics: homeowner information

4 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Garage Door

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jul 28, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Your garage door is one of the commonly used entrances and exits to your home, most likely being opened and closed multiple times a day. This much activity can cause wear and tear, which can result in damage to your door.

It’s important to maintain your garage door and its entire system to ensure it remains in great shape for years to come. Here are four tips to help extend the life of your garage door. 

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