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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: residential doors, garage door repair, homeowner information

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

Does an Insulated Garage Door Make a Difference in Iowa?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 27, 2018 2:52:00 PM

With winter upon us, it’s hard not to notice the rise in your energy bill. Iowa’s cold temperatures, chilling winds, and snowy months can take a serious toll on your home—including your garage. While this may not be the ideal time of year to install a new garage door, it is a great time to research and prepare for when you do replace your existing system. When it comes to insulated garage doors, here’s why it really does make a difference in Iowa. 

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Topics: residential doors, homeowner information

What is the Average Lifespan of a Garage Door?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 10, 2018 2:05:00 PM

You know the life expectancy of your water heater and your roof, but what about your garage door? Just like any other part of your home, your garage door requires regular maintenance and repair. At some point, it’ll be time to replace your door entirely. Here’s what you can generally expect when it comes to the lifetime of your garage door. 

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Topics: garage door operators, homeowner information

3 Things to Consider When Picking Out Garage Door Windows

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 28, 2018 3:39:00 PM

Your garage door makes up a significant portion of your home’s exterior. Windows can add elegance and flair to your garage door’s design. Before you select windows for your garage door, here are three things to consider. 

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Topics: residential doors

5 Garage Repairs That Shouldn’t Stress You Out

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 20, 2018 4:06:00 PM

A garage door malfunction is no fun, but not all garage-related repairs have to be a major undertaking. Here’s how to identify and address five different repairs in your garage and on your garage door. You’ll be surprised just how stress-free they are! 

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Topics: homeowner information, garage door repair

What Style of Garage Door Complements My House?

Posted by Allison Peet on Nov 16, 2018 1:26:00 PM

Your home is a visual representation of your personality. Whether it's a traditional colonial, a modern bungalow, or a rustic lodge, you've worked hard to develop your home's style. When it comes to the exterior of your home, few elements have a bigger impact than your garage door. Before you replace your garage door, you should first consider what style will best complement your home.

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Topics: residential doors, homeowner information

Types of Fire Doors

Posted by Jeff Myers on Nov 8, 2018 2:41:00 PM

Fire doors are manufactured for safety, but they can also contribute to your business’ efficiency, productivity, and usability. There are a number of fire doors on the market, each with its own benefits and applications. If you’re a business owner, you can’t afford to not put one of these doors into action. Safety regulations require them in many settings, and even if they aren’t required, they can still greatly impact your building’s functionality. Check out the following types of fire doors, and then contact a garage door expert to choose the one that’s right for you.

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Topics: commercial doors

What is My Garage Door Made Of?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 30, 2018 3:19:00 PM

Whether you’re in search of a new door or you’re just curious about your existing system, it’s helpful to know what your garage door is made of. Garage doors come in a variety of materials, each with its own set of benefits. Check out the details on your garage door material.

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Topics: homeowner information

5 Irreparable Garage Door Problems

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 25, 2018 12:53:00 PM

Your garage door is an integral part of your day-to-day routine. Regular maintenance and repair can help prolong the life of your garage door system, but what happens when your door becomes inoperable? Some garage door issues are easily addressed, even without a garage door professional. Unfortunately, there are some garage door problems that are simply irreparable. Does your garage door system, or parts of your system, need to be replaced?

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Topics: garage door repair

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