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Chain vs Belt Drive: Which Is Better?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Mar 25, 2021 3:15:00 PM

There are a lot of things to consider when replacing your home’s garage door: your budget, what material you should choose, insulation, window design, and more. That alone can be overwhelming, but the list becomes longer when you are replacing your old garage door opener with a brand new model, as well. There are two common options for your garage door operator: chain drive or belt drive. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, but how do you know for sure which one is best for you?

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Topics: Insider, residential doors

Is It Time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 18, 2021 3:45:00 PM

Just like garage doors, garage door openers can last for 10–15 years when properly maintained. But, just like with anything used on a regular basis, garage door openers and the remotes that go with them can get worn down or damaged. The remote is probably one of the most important aspects of your garage to you, since it allows you to get your vehicle in and out on a regular basis.

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Topics: garage door operators

4 Things to Know About High Lift Garage Doors

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 9, 2020 12:20:00 PM

Your garage door system doesn’t have to limit the way you use your garage space! If you’d like to maximize the amount of usable space in your garage, a high lift system may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

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Topics: commercial doors, homeowner information

Are Energy Efficient Garage Doors Worth the Investment?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 2, 2020 3:52:31 PM

As the cold Midwest winter approaches, it is time to prepare your home. Heating your house throughout the next several chilly months can be costly, but luckily, there are ways to increase the energy efficiency of your house. One of them is choosing an energy-efficient garage door.

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Topics: Insider

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

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 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

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

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

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