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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

5 Emergencies Your WiFi-Powered Garage Door Opener Can Save You From

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jun 28, 2019 2:57:00 PM

When you take advantage of home automation and myQ technology, there are a number of situations you no longer have to worry about. MyQ technology from LiftMaster gives you complete control over your garage and provides unprecedented accessibility and security for your home. Check out these emergencies that your WiFi-powered garage door system can save you from, and then have myQ-equipped products installed in your home

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Topics: garage door operators, myQ technology

What Garage Door Repairs Are Dangerous?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jun 13, 2019 2:45:00 PM

There are plenty of garage door repairs you can make as a homeowner, but others should definitely be left to the pros. Knowing your limits and being aware of potential repair challenges will help keep you and your property safe. Check out these dangerous garage door repairs and find out why you should leave them to an expert. 

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Topics: garage door repair

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

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 27, 2019 2:50:00 PM

 

You use your garage door every day, so it makes sense that you’d want the operator to last as long as possible. While you can’t extend its life forever, you can take practical steps to get the most out of your garage door opener and system. Here’s how to increase the lifespan of your garage door operator. 

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Topics: garage door operators

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

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