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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

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

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