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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 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 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

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

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM

You use your garage door every day, and after a while, it can start to take a toll on your system. While it’s impossible to completely protect your door from wear and tear, there are ways to care for it and extend its life. Check out these tips for increasing the lifespan of your garage door system. 

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors, garage door repair

What Is R-Value in Garage Doors?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 9, 2019 2:52:00 PM

As the new year approaches, it’s time to consider those household projects you’ve been putting off. If it’s time to replace your garage door, you’ve probably encountered the term R-value. What exactly is R-value, and why is it important for your garage door? 

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors

Does an Insulated Garage Door Make a Difference in Iowa?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 27, 2018 2:52:00 PM

With winter upon us, it’s hard not to notice the rise in your energy bill. Iowa’s cold temperatures, chilling winds, and snowy months can take a serious toll on your home—including your garage. While this may not be the ideal time of year to install a new garage door, it is a great time to research and prepare for when you do replace your existing system. When it comes to insulated garage doors, here’s why it really does make a difference in Iowa. 

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors

What is the Average Lifespan of a Garage Door?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 10, 2018 2:05:00 PM

You know the life expectancy of your water heater and your roof, but what about your garage door? Just like any other part of your home, your garage door requires regular maintenance and repair. At some point, it’ll be time to replace your door entirely. Here’s what you can generally expect when it comes to the lifetime of your garage door. 

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Topics: homeowner information, garage door operators

5 Garage Repairs That Shouldn’t Stress You Out

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 20, 2018 4:06:00 PM

A garage door malfunction is no fun, but not all garage-related repairs have to be a major undertaking. Here’s how to identify and address five different repairs in your garage and on your garage door. You’ll be surprised just how stress-free they are! 

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Topics: homeowner information, garage door repair

What Style of Garage Door Complements My House?

Posted by Allison Peet on Nov 16, 2018 1:26:00 PM

Your home is a visual representation of your personality. Whether it's a traditional colonial, a modern bungalow, or a rustic lodge, you've worked hard to develop your home's style. When it comes to the exterior of your home, few elements have a bigger impact than your garage door. Before you replace your garage door, you should first consider what style will best complement your home.

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors

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