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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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4 Tips to Prepare Your Garage for Summer

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 4, 2020 3:45:00 PM

It’s hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner! While a break from the cold may be nice, warmer weather tends to be hard on your home—especially your garage door. Heat gets trapped inside your garage and makes things expand, causing wear on the springs and tracks within your garage door system. Here are four tips to help you prepare and protect your garage from a potentially damaging summer. 

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors, maintenance

Opening the Door for First Responders

Posted by Jeff Myers on Apr 9, 2020 5:18:38 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is at the top of everyone’s mind right now, as we navigate our way through stay-at-home orders, the closing of various businesses and schools, new at-home workspaces or classrooms, and even possible unemployment. However, we've also seen numerous stories of generosity that offer positivity to help us get through these uncertain times. 

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Topics: residential doors

5 Ways to Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal

Posted by Jeff Myers on Mar 2, 2020 3:45:00 PM

Spring is just around the corner, and if you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now it the time to prepare! Remodeling the inside of your house is important to the process, but don’t forget about the outside of the home, too.

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Topics: homeowner information

Are Wood Garage Doors Harder to Maintain?

Posted by Jeff Myers on Feb 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM

There is plenty to consider when choosing a new garage door: budget, security, materials, and the style of your home, just to name a few. If you are looking to upgrade the classic look of your home, a wooden garage door may be the best option for you.

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4 Ways Winter Impacts Your Garage Door

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 3, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Winter in Iowa can wreak havoc on your skin and even cause your car to rust due to the amount of salt on the roads. It can also take a toll on your home, including your garage and its entire system.

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Topics: garage door repair

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Garage Door

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 26, 2019 1:45:00 PM

You must consider several things when making any home improvement decision, and selecting garage door is no different. Learning everything you can about the options available to you allows you to make a decision you’ll be happy with long after the work is done.  

When it is time to replace your residential garage door, think about how much money you are willing to spend, what material is best for your needs, the style of your home, and what features are most valuable to you and your family. 

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Topics: homeowner information

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