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Here’s How to Avoid Garage Door Repairs

Let’s see. It is huge, heavy and it moves completely out of the way, every day, twice. But when’s the last time you had garage door repairs? Chances are you either have never needed to repair your garage door, or you can’t remember the last time you did. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t ever need a door repair. Very often, the door should be fixed, but we go on living with it as it is. Maybe it doesn’t quite close all the way, or it wakes up the neighbors every time you use it. In any case, there are ways […]

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The Future of Garage Doors

While our memories can fade, it seems like throughout the 20th century and so far in the 21st, just about the only thing that changed in garages was the addition of garage door openers. Sure, garage doors changed in that they are now built with more durable materials and they’re insulated. We also started using the garage to store anything except our cars. But, generally speaking, you’d probably not find too much really different about your grandfather’s garage compared to yours. That’s all about to change if it hasn’t started already. Table of Contents Here are just a few ways your […]

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Why A Cheap Garage Door Won’t Offer Much Value

We all want the best deal, even when it comes to getting a new garage door. But, using the lowest price to choose a new garage door as the only way to determine the best deal can backfire. This doesn’t mean you can’t get a good garage door at low prices. In fact, most of the great garage door brands we represent here at Whitby Garage Doors offer good, low-priced, entry-level doors Table of Contents The Lifetime Value of a New Garage DoorHere are just a few ways that can happen1. The Energy Efficiency of Your Home2. A Dirtier, Noisier garage3. Greater […]

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Why Check Out the Gallery on a Garage Door Website

If you’re in the market for a new garage door, you’ll probably be visiting more than a few garage door websites. While websites are basically online advertisements for a business, you can still tell a lot about a company from them. One quick way to get a bit of real background is to look for ‘credibility symbols’. These are logos of industry associations or awards from review sites like Homestars. If they are authentic, they can and some measure of credibility to a company you haven’t dealt with before, or even heard of. You can simply visit the sites or […]

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3 Tips to Protect Your Car in the Garage

What’s all this about ‘protect your car in the garage’? If you park your car in the garage, it’s protected, right? Yes and no. Yes, your car is protected from the elements and the neighborhood kids when it’s in the garage. But even in the garage, your car can face other hazards that can cause costly damage. Table of Contents How to Protect Your Car in the Garage1. Keep the Garage Door Closed2. Know When to Stop3. Protect Your Doors How to Protect Your Car in the Garage By knowing how your car can be damaged in the garage you’ll know […]

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Beware of These 3 Garage Door Scams

It’s been a little over a year since we first told you about some of the garage door scams being perpetrated by shady installers. Unfortunately, the garage door installation business is a good one for unscrupulous operators to take advantage of. It is unregulated. It is easy to find suppliers. And it’s something homeowners don’t need very often. Perhaps best of all for the ‘fly-by-night’ operators, even the least expensive garage door available, hastily installed, will work for at least a few years. That’s more than enough time for them to change business names so they don’t have to be responsible for […]

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How an Insulated Garage Door Makes Your Home More Comfortable

How well insulated is your home? Even if you know how important good insulation is for reducing your heating and air conditioning costs, and improving the overall comfort of your home, your house probably isn’t as well insulated as you think. If your garage door isn’t insulated, there can be a costly gap in your overall home insulation and home comfort. While the attics and walls of most homes, especially newer ones, are insulated, few if any have insulated garage walls and ceilings. Even of they do, they still have a problem is the garage door isn’t insulated. Why You […]

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5 Ways to Get Your Garage Door Ready for Winter

As we write this post, new record high temperatures are being set for Whitby and the GTA in early September. The long range forecast doesn’t show any daytime temperatures below 20 degrees. It feels more like June than September. But September it undeniably is. The beginning of autumn and cooler temperatures. The precursor to winter. It may not seem like a time to prepare anything for the onslaught of ice and snow,  but it’s better to prepare your garage door for winter now than when the ice and snow actually arrive. Table of Contents 5 Steps to Prepare Your Garage […]

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3 Garage Floors That Stand Up to Anything You Throw At Them

What is cracked, chipped, has grease stains and paint splatters. Give up? Your garage floor. And, unfortunately, that’s no joke. If there was an award for the one part of your house that is most neglected, your garage floor would at least be on the running every year. Heck, it would be lucky to get swept once a year. But that doesn’t mean you’re a bad homeowner. Garage floors are bare concrete. Concrete is notoriously difficult to clean. Whether in the basement or garage, we wouldn’t think twice about leaving a paint spill on a concrete floor instead of wiping […]

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Give Yourself the Gift that Keeps on Giving – A New Garage Door Opener

How many Christmas gifts will you get this year that you will use every day? In a related question, would anyone ever give you a new garage door opener as a gift? Add it all up and, if you want a gift that you’ll appreciate every time you drive out of or into your garage, get yourself a new garage door opener. But, wait, your old opener is working just fine. It’s been there since you moved in. Why would you waste a perfectly good gift opportunity (especially since it’s for yourself!) on a new garage opener? It’s a good […]

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