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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

5 Ways to Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal

Posted by Jeff Myers on Mar 2, 2020 3:45:00 PM

Spring is just around the corner, and if you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now it the time to prepare! Remodeling the inside of your house is important to the process, but don’t forget about the outside of the home, too.

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Topics: homeowner information

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

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 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

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