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All I Want for Christmas Is a New Garage Door

Posted by Jeff Myers on Dec 8, 2016 10:16:00 AM

If your garage door is old, worn down, outdated, or doesn’t work anymore, it's time to look into buying a new one. Installing a new garage door can increase the resale value of your home, improve its overall look and feel, and save you money you'd otherwise be spending on costly repairs. If you can relate to any of the following scenarios, it's probably past time to replace your garage door.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation

Is Your Garage Door Acting Funny? Don’t Brush It Off!

Posted by Jeff Myers on Oct 10, 2016 11:03:00 AM

If your garage door is misbehaving and you don’t know why, don’t brush it off, regardless of how small the problem may currently seem. Do a little investigative work to try to pinpoint the problem now—before it escalates. If you can’t figure out what’s wrong, call a trustworthy garage door repair technician to inspect your system for you. If you wait too long to fix a small issue, it could become a major, expensive problem before you know it. Here are several common problems homeowners face when their garage door starts acting up.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation

3 Garage Door Mistakes Many People Make

Posted by Jeff Myers on Sep 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Most homeowners make at least one of three common mistakes. If you’re among them, it’s time to make a change! Doing so can save you a lot of money and prevent many accidents.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation, homeowner information

Is Repairing Your Garage Door a Viable DIY Project?

Posted by Jeff Myers on Aug 19, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Some would rather get out the toolbox and try their hand at repairing their broken garage door than pay a garage door technician to do the job. At first glance, it may seem like the frugal option, but is it truly wise to attempt to repair your garage door on your own if you’re not a certified professional? Before you begin your next DIY garage door repair project, ask yourself the following questions.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, homeowner information

Help! My Garage Door Is Stuck Open!

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jul 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Does your garage door seem to be jammed? There are several reasons this could have happened. The answer may be simple and easy to fix, or there may be a larger underlying problem with your garage door system that requires an expert to repair.

Run through the following list to determine if it's a problem you can fix on your own or if you should call a professional garage door technician to repair it for you.

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Topics: residential garage door repair

Des Moines’ Most Common Garage Door Repair Requests

Posted by Jeff Myers on Jun 16, 2016 12:01:52 PM

Garage doors can last for a long time, but nothing lasts forever. Eventually, your door will wear out, or something will happen that causes it to become damaged or break down. Here are some of the most common reasons garage doors break down or malfunction. If you find yourself in any of these situations, call a professional, trustworthy garage door repairman to assess any damage and recommend the best plan of action.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, homeowner information

How Does Our “Free Estimate” Process Work?

Posted by Allison Peet on Apr 28, 2016 11:45:00 AM

You probably hear the terms “free estimate” and “free quote” all the time, but have you ever wondered how they actually work? What goes into an estimate and how is a job quoted? Today, we’re going to break down the process, so if you call us wondering what a repair or replacement will cost, you will understand the steps taken to determine an amount. We offer both residential and commercial estimates for our customers.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation, commercial doors

Is My Garage Door Broken Beyond Repair?

Posted by Jeff Myers on Apr 14, 2016 11:51:37 AM

Many homeowners must face the decision to either repair or replace their garage door. How can you tell if your whole system is on its last leg and needs to be replaced or if it simply needs to be repaired? If you’re struggling with this, and you really have no idea what the better option is, call a trustworthy garage door repairman (or woman) to inspect your door and offer a professional opinion. Often, the best answer will become clear. Here are several instances where it would be wiser to replace rather than repair your garage door.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation, homeowner information

Is My Garage Door Spring Broken? 5 Facts

Posted by Allison Peet on Feb 24, 2016 9:03:00 AM

We receive all sorts of calls about garage doors in Des Moines and surrounding areas where people are running their door with a broken spring. People don’t know where the spring is located, let alone know how to check if it’s intact or not. Most of us don’t give our garage doors a second thought these days with how busy our lives are...until it stops working. Then it sends us into a panic! Here are a five tips to help you prevent getting your car trapped inside your garage due to a broken garage door spring.

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation, homeowner information

Does Garage Door Replacement Offer High ROI in 2016?

Posted by Jeff Myers on Feb 3, 2016 10:30:00 AM

It’s a new year. If you’re like millions of other people, you’ve probably set some goals that you’d like to accomplish over the next year. If it needs an upgrade, replacing your garage door might be on the list! Not only will a new garage door enhance your home's curb appeal, but this upgrade is also listed as one of the home improvement projects that offers the greatest return on investment (ROI) in 2016!

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Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation

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