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Product Spotlight: LiftMaster’s 8550W Garage Door Opener

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 14, 2017 10:14:00 AM

Is it time to replace your clunky old garage door opener? If your garage door opener is old, noisy, or lacks certain safety features that modern garage door openers possess, consider replacing it with the Elite Series 8550W. Keep reading to learn why this opener is the most highly rated in LiftMaster's lineup.

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Topics: garage door openers

5 Tips for Keeping Your Garage Clean This Winter

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 9, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Winter in Iowa can quickly turn a neat, clean garage into a huge, dirty, salty mess. Here are several ideas to help you winterize your garage to help protect your floors and vehicles and prevent you or your family from tracking gunk into your home.

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Topics: residential doors

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Garage Door for the Holidays

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 7, 2017 7:48:00 PM

The garage can be a focal point of your home, especially during the holiday season! Here are some ideas for dressing up your garage door to make your home stand out in your neighborhood this year.

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Topics: residential doors

What You Should Know Before Your Garage Door Consultation

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 29, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Do you want to replace your garage door? Before a garage door technician heads your way to install a new door, you’ll have a consultation with the business you plan to work with. During this meeting, you’ll be asked several questions. The answers will give the company a good idea of what you want, and they’ll be able to offer you a quote on how much they predict the project will cost.

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Topics: residential doors

Basic Anatomy of a Garage Door (Part 2)

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 22, 2017 7:13:00 PM

In Basic Anatomy of a Garage Door (Part 1), we defined various components—tracks, rollers, door panels, hinges, and the lock bar—and briefly described what each of them do. Today, we’re going to touch on several other important aspects of your garage door system. A little background knowledge will better equip you to identify problems with your garage door or opener so you can call a professional for help when necessary.

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Topics: residential doors

Basic Anatomy of a Garage Door (Part 1)

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 13, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Ever wonder how your garage door works or what individual components are called and what they do? Learning about the anatomy of your garage door may not be the most interesting discovery you make today, but it can be a big help if something goes wrong.

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Topics: residential doors

Carriage House Wood—from the Barn to Your Garage

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 7, 2017 7:34:00 PM

Are you in the process of building a new home? Maybe you’d like to customize your current house to add extra charm and character. If you’re looking for a way to make your home stand out and you love the look and feel of natural wood, consider carriage house wood garage doors. They’re highly customizable, elegant, and breathtakingly gorgeous.

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Topics: residential doors

Garage Doors That Add Contemporary Flair to Your Home

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 1, 2017 3:58:00 PM

Does your home need a facelift? Have you considered installing a new garage door to help modernize your home? A garage door can truly change the overall look of your home, so it's not a decision you should make lightly. You can start by determining what statement you want your garage door to make.

If you've decided you'd like to add a contemporary flair to the outside of your home, consider installing one of these types of modern garage doors.

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Topics: residential doors

Product Spotlight: LiftMaster’s Automatic Garage Door Lock

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 25, 2017 7:43:00 PM

One of the easiest ways for burglars to break into your home and make a clean, quick getaway is through the garage. Thieves have gotten good at breaking into garages within a few seconds by releasing the emergency pull handle from the outside and then manually lifting an unlocked garage door and entering. From there, they can stroll directly into the house if the door leading inside is unlocked!

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Topics: home safety, garage door openers

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

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