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How to Release Your Garage Door in an Emergency

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 3, 2018 3:52:00 PM

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Topics: homeowner information

Make Your Garage a Smart Garage

Posted by Ryan Spooner on Jul 24, 2018 6:49:00 PM

Smart technology is on the rise—even for your garage door operator! Many mainstream garage door system manufacturers have adapted their models to work compatibly with other staple technology features like Wi-Fi and smartphones; LiftMaster is no exception. If you're looking to update your garage door opener, do it the smart way. Make your garage a smart garage with these techie features.

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

Battery Backup System for Summer Storms—Don’t Get Trapped!

Posted by Allison Peet on Jul 6, 2018 4:29:00 PM

Summer is here, and with it comes the potential for storms. With the increased chance of a power outage and damage to your garage door, it’s time to take precautionary measures. Don’t get trapped during a power outage; install a backup battery system for your garage door opener before summer storms strike.

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How to Protect Yourself from Garage Door Repair Scams

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 24, 2018 7:01:00 PM

Garage doors, much like many other modern amenities, are a fantastic addition to everyday life—that is, as long as they're functioning properly. When your garage door needs repair, it’s easy to reach out to the company that seems most available. Unfortunately, it's often in that time of urgency that scammers are likely to strike.

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Topics: residential garage door installation, homeowner information

Problems Your Garage Door May Face This Winter

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 18, 2017 7:01:00 PM

It’s difficult enough to get moving on a cold, blustery winter morning in Iowa without anything going wrong. A garage door that becomes sluggish or stops running when you need to leave the house can be downright annoying. Before you run into a serious problem, beware of what could go wrong (and often does during the winter). Knowing how to prevent certain problems and avoid common issues can make your winter a bit less turbulent.

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Topics: residential garage door installation, homeowner information

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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Topics: homeowner information, garage door operators

Get Organized! Stellar Storage Solutions for the Garage

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 17, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Is your garage packed with so many miscellaneous items that you don’t even know what you have in there? For many busy families, garages become drop zones for random items they can’t find space for inside their homes. Maybe items have piled up for so long that your vehicle almost doesn’t fit in the garage anymore.

Neglect your garage no longer! It’s time to get organized. You have many viable storage options to help you transform your messy garage into a neat, useable space.

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Topics: residential garage door installation, homeowner information

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

Garage Door Safety Tips for the Whole Family

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 3, 2017 8:01:00 PM

Keep your family safe by keeping your garage safe! Follow these garage door safety tips to avoid mishaps and prevent damage and bodily harm.

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors

How to Identify a Garage Door Repair Scammer Before You Get Scammed

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 29, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Are you hesitant to hire a garage door company to repair your door or operator? Maybe you’ve been scammed before or you know someone else who has. Unfortunately, garage door repair scams happen more often than they should. Fortunately, scammers can be pretty easily identified. If you know what signs to look for, you can avoid getting ripped off or taken advantage of by sketchy repair people.

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Topics: homeowner information

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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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