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

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 26, 2022 12:00:00 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

3 Things You and Your Garage Door Should NEVER Do Together

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 26, 2022 12:00:00 PM

If your relationship with your garage door has recently become complicated and you're not sure what to do, take our advice and hand over the reigns to the professionals. Garage doors are complicated and dangerous pieces of machinery. If you’re not professionally trained in the art of garage door replacement or repair, you need to find someone who is.

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Topics: homeowner information

Garage Door Damage Horror Stories

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 26, 2022 11:45:00 AM

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

Questions You Need to Answer Before Hiring a Garage Door Repair Company

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 26, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Before hiring an individual or company to repair your garage door, you need to do your research. Ask the following questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy, professional business to work with. Doing so can save you a lot of time and money.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

8 Signs Your Broken Garage Door Needs to Be Replaced

Posted by Jeff Myers on Aug 26, 2022 8:54:00 AM

Do you have an old, damaged, or broken garage door? Maybe you’ve been considering either replacing or repairing your door for a while but are unsure which would achieve the best and most cost-effective results. We’re here to help you. Today, we’ll be discussing several signs that suggest you should repair or replace your current garage door.

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Topics: residential garage door repair

WD Door and Kinzler Construction Services Announce Merger

Posted by Jason Mortvedt on Jan 7, 2022 2:39:22 PM

This merger further strengthens our ability to serve builders and homeowners across the state of Iowa and beyond. WD Door (and our sister company Doors by George in Cedar Rapids) have developed a reputation built on quality and service, led by Steve Bouchard and Jeff Myers.

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Topics: small business

6 Garage Door Security Tips

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 2, 2021 9:42:10 AM

We all know to lock our doors and windows at night, but what about your garage door? Is your home really as secure as you think? Is the convenience of a traditional remote-operated garage door opener worth the potential security risk if somebody accesses your remote? Here are some helpful tips for keeping your house and family as safe as possible.

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Topics: residential doors, maintenance

What You Should Know About Light Curtains and Commercial Garage Door Safety

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 18, 2021 12:30:00 PM

We would love for everyone to be safety-conscious at work, but we know the reality. When it is time to head home, everyone is running around looking to leave. Safety isn't the first thing on their mind.

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Topics: commercial doors

Is Insulating A Commercial Overhead Door Worth It?

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jun 21, 2021 12:00:00 PM

If your commercial garage door is damaged, worn out, or just old, it may be time to replace it. If so, consider purchasing an insulated garage door that has multiple layers! Did you know that garage doors can be single-, double-, or even triple-layered? The more layers the door has, the more insulation the door can hold. Here are just a few reasons to consider an insulated commercial garage door for your business.

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Topics: commercial doors

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

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WD Door is a privately owned overhead door and operator company with over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial fields. We work closely with both our customers and manufacturers to ensure high quality overhead door products and customer service.

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