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Product Spotlight: LiftMaster 8500W—Wall-Mount Garage Door Opener

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Mar 13, 2018 7:02:00 PM

Your garage door is one of the most used features of your home. Keep it up to date with LiftMaster’s newest wall-mount technology, the 8500W garage door opener. Complete with DC battery backup, this Wi-Fi capable wall-mount opener will make your garage the talk of the cul-de-sac.

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Product Spotlight: LiftMaster’s 8550W Garage Door Opener

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 14, 2017 10:14:00 AM

Is it time to replace your clunky old garage door opener? If your garage door opener is old, noisy, or lacks certain safety features that modern garage door openers possess, consider replacing it with the Elite Series 8550W. Keep reading to learn why this opener is the most highly rated in LiftMaster's lineup.

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Product Spotlight: LiftMaster’s Automatic Garage Door Lock

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 25, 2017 7:43:00 PM

One of the easiest ways for burglars to break into your home and make a clean, quick getaway is through the garage. Thieves have gotten good at breaking into garages within a few seconds by releasing the emergency pull handle from the outside and then manually lifting an unlocked garage door and entering. From there, they can stroll directly into the house if the door leading inside is unlocked!

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Your Suite of LiftMaster Smart Products for the Garage

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 4, 2017 6:56:00 PM

It seems like almost everything is getting smarter these days—the garage included. Companies like LiftMaster are releasing new technology and improving their products every year.

For many of us, the garage is the main entry point to our homes that we use multiple times daily, so making the process of entering and exiting easier for us and more difficult for strangers (to prevent break-ins) makes perfect sense. Here are a few smart options you have for your garage to make it safer, easier to monitor and control, and more secure.

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Topics: residential garage door installation, homeowner information, garage door operators

I Can’t Get My Garage Door to Close!

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jul 4, 2017 9:41:00 AM

Owning a garage door has its ups and downs…and sometimes the ups aren’t positive ones. If you attempt to close your garage door and it either doesn't move or it pops back up before shutting all the way, something is obviously wrong. There could be a few reasons for these problems. The answer may be easier to find than you think. On the other hand, the problem could be serious and expensive to fix, but let’s stay positive and explore the simple solutions first.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation, homeowner information, garage door operators

Is Your Garage Ready for Summer Storms?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jun 27, 2017 9:27:00 AM

If you live in Des Moines, Iowa, or elsewhere in the Midwest, you’ve most likely experienced a power outage due to a violent storm at some point. When your electricity goes out, you lose more than the light in your home; the electricity powering your garage door will also be lost. What if your garage door won’t open when you need to rush off to work in the morning? We often don’t think of these types of problems until they actually occur, and then we’re left stressed and annoyed at the sudden inconvenience.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation, homeowner information, garage door operators

Get the Best ROI on Your Garage Door Replacement

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jun 7, 2017 10:36:00 AM

It’s time to replace your garage door. You’ve put it off for as long as you could, and you’re finally giving in. Before you know it, you won’t have to listen to the squeaking and clunking or look at the dents and scratches covering the surface from years of driveway basketball and that time your teenager pushed the gas instead of the break.

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Topics: residential garage door installation, garage door operators

LiftMaster Mini Remote—the New Key to Your House!

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 10, 2017 12:08:00 PM

How do you usually enter your home? Is it through the garage? That’s how most people enter their homes these days, which means your garage door remote is practically a key. The 374UT Mini Universal Remote Control from LiftMaster certainly fits the bill. It's compact, lightweight, and durable, and it makes entering your home easier than ever! Give it to your kids, the babysitter, or anyone else who needs quick, easy access to your home.

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How Your Garage Door Opener Works

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Mar 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You probably don't think about how your garage door operates unless something goes wrong and you have to diagnose the problem. By understanding how the different components of your garage door system work together, however, you'll be better equipped to deal with any problems as they arise. In basic terms, here's how your garage door opener works.

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How to Keep Your Garage Door Quiet

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 1, 2017 9:59:00 AM

A squeaky, screechy garage door can sometimes be enough to drive you crazy, interrupting sleep, conversation, or peace and quiet. Garage doors systems are composed of many pieces that must work together to operate properly. If your garage door is loud every time you open or close it, take a look at the following components. One or more of them may need to be adjusted. The fix could be simpler than you think. Follow these tips, and before you know it, your noisy, obnoxious garage door will be a thing of the past.

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Topics: residential garage door installation, garage door operators

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