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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 Garage Door Matches My Home?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 1, 2019 1:45:00 PM

One of the easiest ways to upgrade the look of your home is by replacing your old garage door. Not only does updating this feature help keep your house and family safe and secure, but it can also increase the value of your home! Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs. Value Report shows that nationwide, an upscale garage door replacement results in an average of 97.5% return on investment in increased home value.

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Topics: residential doors

Best-Selling Garage Doors in the Midwest

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 17, 2019 1:17:00 PM

In temperamental Midwest weather, you want your garage door to protect your home from the elements while reflecting your personal taste. Our list of top-selling garage doors can help you choose a practical door while showing off your sense of style and enhancing the value of your home.

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Topics: residential doors

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

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