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What to Do If Your Garage Door Spring Is Broken

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM

 

Your garage door system relies on a number of moving parts to operate correctly. If any one of those key pieces is broken, it's likely that your door won't open or close. This is especially true if your garage door spring breaks. Torsion springs are incredibly dangerous and need to be treated with caution. Here’s what you should do if your garage door spring is broken. 

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Topics: homeowner information, garage door repair

Can I Install My Own Garage Door?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Apr 30, 2019 2:07:00 PM

Garage doors have become necessary amenities in our everyday lives, but unfortunately, they don't last forever. When it comes time to replace your garage door, you may be tempted to save money by trying to install the new door yourself. Here’s why this isn’t a good idea—and how hiring a professional will protect you, your family, your time, and your budget. 

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Topics: residential garage door installation, homeowner information

What Is the Average Lifespan of a Garage Door Operator?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Apr 20, 2019 10:13:00 AM

Your garage door system works with many different parts, and one of the most important is the operator. While there’s no way to know for sure how long your opener will last, you can prolong its lifespan with a few simple practices. Here’s what you need to know about the average lifespan of a garage door operator—and what you can to do extend it. 

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Topics: garage door operators

What General Maintenance Should I Plan for My Garage Door System?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Apr 5, 2019 1:58:00 PM

You use your garage door every day, often multiple times. To keep it in working order, it’s important to plan regular maintenance on your system. While you should leave some repairs to the pros, there are some steps you can take as a homeowner to maintain your garage door system. Use the following steps as your guide to general garage door maintenance. 

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Topics: residential garage door repair, homeowner information, maintenance

How to Use Your Garage Door in an Emergency

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Mar 21, 2019 1:42:00 PM

Whether it’s from a crazy winter ice storm or the turbulent winds of tornado season, you’re bound to lose power to your home at some point. Don’t let an outage leave you and your family stranded. Here’s how to use your garage door in an emergency. 

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How Can I Increase the Value of My Home with a New Garage Door?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Mar 5, 2019 2:49:00 PM

Everyone knows that if you want to add value to your home you...wait, what? Yes, that's right. According to the 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, an upscale garage door replacement increases home value by an average of 98.3% of the cost of the upgrade, outperforming every other project included in the report. In addition to market value, a new garage door adds value to your home in several ways. 

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors

Key for Garage with Amazon Prime and myQ Technology

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 20, 2019 2:40:00 PM

MyQ technology and Amazon are teaming up to offer a brand new feature for your garage system. Check out the basics on Key for Garage and learn how your MyQ system can work for you, even when you’re not home. Then, sign up to be notified as soon as Key for Garage is available. 

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Topics: myQ technology

Pros and Cons of Investing in MyQ Technology

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 7, 2019 3:04:00 PM

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about myQ technology. It's a smart system that allows you to monitor and control elements of your garage from anywhere. If you're considering implementing myQ technology in your home, check out these pros and cons. 

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Topics: residential doors, myQ technology

How Can I Increase the Lifespan of My Garage Door System?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM

You use your garage door every day, and after a while, it can start to take a toll on your system. While it’s impossible to completely protect your door from wear and tear, there are ways to care for it and extend its life. Check out these tips for increasing the lifespan of your garage door system. 

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors, garage door repair

What Is R-Value in Garage Doors?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 9, 2019 2:52:00 PM

As the new year approaches, it’s time to consider those household projects you’ve been putting off. If it’s time to replace your garage door, you’ve probably encountered the term R-value. What exactly is R-value, and why is it important for your garage door? 

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors

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