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Storm-Proofing Garage Doors: How a Wind Brace Works

If you live in a place that experiences extreme weather of any kind, you need a garage door that can stand up to that extreme weather. Here in Arizona, we experience serious wind and dust storms that can pose threats to structures of many kinds — garage doors included. The same holds for areas that may experience tropical storms, hurricanes or even tornadoes. What a homeowner should do in these cases is take steps to properly stormproof the garage door. Wondering how to stormproof a garage door? It’s not as complicated as it might sound when you investigate your options and make an investment in the right products or accessories. All you need to do is weigh your options and make the best decision for your home, your garage and ... Read more

The Dangers of Repairing a Garage Door Yourself — What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

As homeowners, we all have this lingering desire to take care of repairs and maintenance on our own — to become masters of the DIY lifestyle. And that’s wonderful in cases where the repairs or maintenance are easy and safe to accomplish. But it’s not quite as good of an idea when attempting DIY repairs can pose a serious threat to the homeowner’s safety. This certainly holds true when it comes to repairs for a garage door. The dangers of DIY garage door repair are numerous and should be taken seriously before you engage in a project. Here’s a look at the reasons behind the dangers of repairing a garage door.

The Need for Knowledge

There's no replacement for knowledge and experience when it comes to <... Read more

Are Your Garage Door Springs Broken? Here’s How to Find Out

are-your-garage-door-springs-broken Most people use their garage door more often than their front entranceway. In fact, expensive and impressive front doors open and close far less frequently than heavy, utilitarian garage doors. These endless cycles of lifting up and down eventually take their toll on your garage door’s moving parts. Garage door components experience considerable stress and tension. Think about all the parts in a garage door system. There are fixed pieces like panels, bearing plates and tracks. Then there are moving parts such as hinges, rollers, locks, pulleys and cables. They all experience various degree... Read more

Your Guide to Adding Value to Your Home by Getting a New Garage Door

There are very few home features that have as big an impact as your garage door. You might be in a subdivision neighborhood where row after row of garage doors feature prominently on façades. Or, your home may sit on a larger lot where your garage is set back and more subtle. No matter where you live, your garage door makes a statement. Curb appeal says a lot about your home’s value. A new garage door speaks volumes about your home’s attractiveness. It also speaks to potential buyers when your home is for sale on the real estate market. Experienced realtors know well how their clients react when viewing properties. First impressions are crucial. They can immediately convince potential buyers to drop in and walk through or to drive past and look elsewhere The importance of garage d... Read more

How to Choose the Right Garage Door Opener

garage door opener When it comes to new home construction in America, a garage is relatively standard. Consider these 2015 statistics from the National Association of Home Builders:
  • 61% of new home constructions featured a two-car garage.
  • 24% had a garage large enough for three or more cars.
  • 6% had a single-car garage — most which were found in smaller townhouses.
While the number of homes with a garage of some kind is increasing, there are still some considerations for homeowners. What is the best type of... Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Garage Door Repair & Insurance Companies

Garage-Door-Repair-Insurance Garage doors play an integral role in the security of your home. When a garage door gets damaged, it can leave your house vulnerable to break–ins, coldness and property damage due to weather exposure. However, when a garage door does get damaged, it's often wondered if the damage is covered by insurance and, if so, what policy, especially when there's a car involved. Consequently, Google is flanked with inquiries such as "will homeowners insurance cover broken garage door," "what to do when backed car into garage door," and "hit garage door with car insurance. Now what?" Truth is, th... Read more

When a Garage Door System Needs to be Replaced

  If you have automatic garage doors in your home, you rarely think about them and the convenience they provide until they become noisy, damaged or stop working altogether. Knowing when to replace garage door openers can be tricky, as sometimes a simple repair might just fix the issue. However, some garage door problems require a replacement opener, door or both. Which is why we’ve outlined what issues are repairable and which will require replacement, to take the guesswork out of replacing versus repairing garage doors.  

When to Replace Garage Doors and Openers

While there may be times that a simple repair is all that’s needed to fix an issue with your garage door, issues that are more serious can require that the door and opener be replaced... Read more

Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Few home appliances get as much of a workout as your residential garage door and its opener. For many Americans, a garage door serves as a front door — the main entry for the entire family. Given how much your garage door is used, wouldn’t it be smart to proactively maintain it to enhance its performance and longevity? This is especially true in Arizona, where the dry climate can take a unique toll on garage doors and garage door openers. Follow these garage door maintenance tips for Arizona homeowners if you want to get the most from your investment:
  • Visual Inspection: Garage door maintenance doesn’t always mean turning to your toolbox. A monthly visual examination can go a long way toward preventing expensive repairs. Look at your garage door hardware,... Read more

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