A Des Moines Garage Door Blog

3 Ways MyQ Technology Makes Your Life Easier

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 11, 2019 12:53:00 PM

It seems like there is an app for everything now, and your garage is no exception. MyQ technology allows you to operate your garage system at any time from anywhere, as long as you have access to the internet. While it may seem unnecessary to some, this type of accessibility has major benefits for you and your home.

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Topics: myQ technology

How Does a Garage Door Opener Work?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 30, 2019 2:50:00 PM

Your home’s garage door operating system is composed of several different pieces and parts that all work together to open and close your door every day, probably multiple times a day. Just one click of a button sends everything into motion, but have you ever stopped to think about how it works?

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Topics: garage door operators, myQ technology

Garage Door Damage Horror Stories

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 16, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Many homeowners use their garage as their home’s main entry and exit. This means the garage door is opened and closed practically every day, probably more than once. With this kind of usage, the garage door and system can easily become worn or damaged. In the same vein, many businesses (car washes, auto dealerships, firehouses, and more) need their commercial garage doors to work properly in order for their business to thrive as well as to provide security and energy efficiency. 

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors, garage door repair, maintenance

What Garage Door Matches My Home?

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

One of the easiest ways to upgrade the look of your home is by replacing your old garage door. Not only does updating this feature help keep your house and family safe and secure, but it can also increase the value of your home! Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs. Value Report shows that nationwide, an upscale garage door replacement results in an average of 97.5% return on investment in increased home value.

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Topics: residential doors

Best-Selling Garage Doors in the Midwest

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 17, 2019 1:17:00 PM

In temperamental Midwest weather, you want your garage door to protect your home from the elements while reflecting your personal taste. Our list of top-selling garage doors can help you choose a practical door while showing off your sense of style and enhancing the value of your home.

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Topics: residential doors

Don't Try This at Home: Garage Door Edition

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 5, 2019 10:47:00 AM

When issues arise with your home, it can be satisfying to be the one to research and implement solutions. Many people have become do-it-yourself (DIY) experts in the last several years, and completing certain projects done at home can save time and money.

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Topics: residential garage door repair

Garage Door Issues? It Could be a Broken Spring.

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 22, 2019 10:19:00 AM

Your overhead garage door weighs hundreds of pounds. It makes sense that various components of the system would wear down or suffer damage as the years go by. The door’s springs are responsible for offsetting the weight of your garage door so it can consistently open and close smoothly and with ease. To protect not just you garage door but also your family’s personal safety, it is very important to ensure a damaged spring is repaired or replaced immediately. If your garage door hasn’t been functioning properly, use our checklist to decide if a broken spring may be causing the issue.

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Topics: residential doors

Types of Garage Door Openers

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 6, 2019 11:23:00 AM

 

It’s natural for the pieces and parts that make up your garage door system to have some wear and tear over the years. You’ll most likely need to replace these components as time goes by, or you might just want an upgrade from what your house came with. No matter your reason, a new garage door opener can provide many benefits, including heightened security, keypad entry, and wireless features. To know what kind of garage door opener is best for your needs, first decide what you want to prioritize. What matters more to you and your family: cost, noise level, maintenance?

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Topics: garage door operators, residential doors

How to Tell If Your Garage Door Springs Are Broken

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jul 24, 2019 2:29:00 PM

Your overhead garage door is used multiple times a day for years. With that kind of consistent use, it’s natural for things to get worn down and eventually break. For instance, your garage springs are responsible for offsetting the weight of the overhead door so it is easy to open and close. Since garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds, it’s incredibly important to make sure a broken spring is replaced as soon as possible, before it does irreparable damage to your garage door—or worse, someone gets hurt. How can you tell if it is broken, and what should you do if it is? 

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Topics: garage door repair, maintenance

Fiberglass vs. Steel Garage Doors—How Do I Choose?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jul 8, 2019 1:03:00 PM

There are several components to consider when installing a new garage door. The new door needs to complement the look of your home, enhance its curb appeal, and last for years to come. You’ve narrowed your choices down to fiberglass or steel. Now how do you choose?

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Topics: residential garage door installation

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