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European vs. American Garage Doors

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 16, 2018 9:01:00 AM

From the earliest chariot racers to today’s modern luxury collectors, it’s been vital to have a safe and secure place to store your vehicles. Whether your garage is attached, detached, or underground, your choice of garage door depends on lots of factors—including which side of the Atlantic you’re on.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Garage Door Repair Tips & Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 10, 2018 7:11:00 PM

As you approach your home with a carload of groceries, you press the button to raise your garage door. Nothing happens. You press it a few more times, frustrated, but still nothing. Before you call a professional service provider to fix a door that won’t go up or down properly, check the following.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation

Let the Light Shine in with Luminous Glass Garage Doors

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jan 3, 2018 7:00:00 PM

These days, more and more residential and commercial buildings are opening up their floor plans and filling their spaces with light. One cool new way to enhance your home or business’s light, bright atmosphere is with a luminous glass garage door. Available in a wide variety of styles and privacy options, these high performing doors can transform your garage or business front from boring to beautiful.

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Topics: residential garage door installation, commercial doors

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

5 Tips for Keeping Your Garage Clean This Winter

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 9, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Winter in Iowa can quickly turn a neat, clean garage into a huge, dirty, salty mess. Here are several ideas to help you winterize your garage to help protect your floors and vehicles and prevent you or your family from tracking gunk into your home.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Garage Door for the Holidays

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 7, 2017 7:48:00 PM

The garage can be a focal point of your home, especially during the holiday season! Here are some ideas for dressing up your garage door to make your home stand out in your neighborhood this year.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

What You Should Know Before Your Garage Door Consultation

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 29, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Do you want to replace your garage door? Before a garage door technician heads your way to install a new door, you’ll have a consultation with the business you plan to work with. During this meeting, you’ll be asked several questions. The answers will give the company a good idea of what you want, and they’ll be able to offer you a quote on how much they predict the project will cost.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Basic Anatomy of a Garage Door (Part 2)

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 22, 2017 7:13:00 PM

In Basic Anatomy of a Garage Door (Part 1), we defined various components—tracks, rollers, door panels, hinges, and the lock bar—and briefly described what each of them do. Today, we’re going to touch on several other important aspects of your garage door system. A little background knowledge will better equip you to identify problems with your garage door or opener so you can call a professional for help when necessary.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Basic Anatomy of a Garage Door (Part 1)

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 13, 2017 7:01:00 PM

Ever wonder how your garage door works or what individual components are called and what they do? Learning about the anatomy of your garage door may not be the most interesting discovery you make today, but it can be a big help if something goes wrong.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

Carriage House Wood—from the Barn to Your Garage

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 7, 2017 7:34:00 PM

Are you in the process of building a new home? Maybe you’d like to customize your current house to add extra charm and character. If you’re looking for a way to make your home stand out and you love the look and feel of natural wood, consider carriage house wood garage doors. They’re highly customizable, elegant, and breathtakingly gorgeous.

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Topics: residential garage door installation

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