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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

Are Energy Efficient Garage Doors Worth the Investment?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 2, 2020 3:52:31 PM

As the cold Midwest winter approaches, it is time to prepare your home. Heating your house throughout the next several chilly months can be costly, but luckily, there are ways to increase the energy efficiency of your house. One of them is choosing an energy-efficient garage door.

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Topics: Insider

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing a Garage Door Break In

Posted by Jeff Myers on Oct 8, 2015 12:26:13 PM

If you’re like the average homeowner, you most likely use your garage for storage. Some of the things you store in your garage may be valuable, like bicycles, tools, lawn equipment, and of course, your vehicles. Naturally, you’ll want to ensure that all of these items remain secure.


Your home’s garage can be an important entry and exit point—for you and for thieves. Regardless of how safe your neighborhood is, it’s always a good idea to make your garage harder to break into. Performing regular garage door maintenance can extend the life of your door as well as help to keep it secure, but it’s also important to take some additional security measures.

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Topics: Insider, homeowner information, residential doors

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