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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

Garage Door Spotlight—Model 9405 Carriage House Steel

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jul 12, 2018 6:27:00 PM

WD Door carries some of the finest garage doors on the market. Today, we’re spotlighting Model 9405 of Wayne Dalton’s carriage house Steel line. Its traditional design, low maintenance needs, and energy efficiency make it a great match for many homeowners. 

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Topics: residential garage door installation, residential doors

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

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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