A Des Moines Garage Door Blog

Garage Door Issues? It Could be a Broken Spring.

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 22, 2019 10:19:00 AM

Your overhead garage door weighs hundreds of pounds. It makes sense that various components of the system would wear down or suffer damage as the years go by. The door’s springs are responsible for offsetting the weight of your garage door so it can consistently open and close smoothly and with ease. To protect not just you garage door but also your family’s personal safety, it is very important to ensure a damaged spring is repaired or replaced immediately. If your garage door hasn’t been functioning properly, use our checklist to decide if a broken spring may be causing the issue.

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Topics: residential doors

Types of Garage Door Openers

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 6, 2019 11:23:00 AM

 

It’s natural for the pieces and parts that make up your garage door system to have some wear and tear over the years. You’ll most likely need to replace these components as time goes by, or you might just want an upgrade from what your house came with. No matter your reason, a new garage door opener can provide many benefits, including heightened security, keypad entry, and wireless features. To know what kind of garage door opener is best for your needs, first decide what you want to prioritize. What matters more to you and your family: cost, noise level, maintenance?

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Topics: garage door operators, residential doors

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

Pros and Cons of Investing in MyQ Technology

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 7, 2019 3:04:00 PM

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about myQ technology. It's a smart system that allows you to monitor and control elements of your garage from anywhere. If you're considering implementing myQ technology in your home, check out these pros and cons. 

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Topics: residential doors, myQ technology

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

3 Things to Consider When Picking Out Garage Door Windows

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 28, 2018 3:39:00 PM

Your garage door makes up a significant portion of your home’s exterior. Windows can add elegance and flair to your garage door’s design. Before you select windows for your garage door, here are three things to consider. 

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Topics: residential doors

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

Is a Wi-Fi Powered Operator Right for My Family?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 11, 2018 2:46:00 PM

There’s a lot of buzz about Wi-Fi compatible garage door openers. If you’ve never used smart technology in your home, a Wi-Fi powered operator may seem a little daunting. In reality, it can be a very practical addition to your everyday life. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, a Wi-Fi powered operator might be right for your family!

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Topics: residential doors

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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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