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3 Questions About Garage Doors that We Hear a Lot

Is there anything you’d like to know about your garage door? Really, we mean anything. We love to answer questions about garage doors. But, if you can’t think of anything off the top of your head, we understand. The interesting thing is that most homeowners don’t give a second thought to their door. It opens and closes on demand, every day, week after week, year in, year out, no matter the season. And you don’t get that kind of faithful, predictable outcome from everything in your life! So you have more important things to worry about. Until you garage door […]

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What Makes Up Your Garage Door Support System?

Sounds like an easy question to answer. The tracks that hang from the garage ceiling hold your garage door up. That’s true, but it doesn’t tell the whole story of your garage door support system. If only the roller track were responsible for supporting a garage door, then it would be a ‘hot mess’ after just a couple cycles of opening and closing. In fact, without an entire garage door support system, the garage door might get so out of balance and alignment that the roller tracks might not be able to properly support it at all. A garage door […]

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4 Tips to Tuneup Your Garage Door this Spring – Part 2

In Part 1 of 4 Tips to Tuneup Your Garage Door this Spring, we talked about the importance of keeping your garage door and door opener operating smoothly and safely, and we looked how to inspect both for problems. Here are three more tips to keep your garage door operating at peak efficiency this summer. 1. Check that The Door’s Safety Systems are Working Your garage door is probably equipped with two safety systems. One stops the door and reverses it if the door strikes anything while it is closing. The other, the safety sensors, stops and reverses the door […]

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4 Tips to Tuneup Your Garage Door this Spring – Part 1

You do it for your car, so why not for your garage door and garage door opener? Every spring, you start thinking about taking the car in for a tuneup, rotate the tires, oil and lube, check the brakes, and anything else needed to keep it running safely and smoothly. What most people don’t realize is that their garage door can benefit from some of the same TLC. And you don’t even have to drive it to your mechanic’s shop. A spring tuneup for your garage door and opener helps to keep it running smoothly for longer, helps you avoid […]

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What Will a New Garage Door Mean to You?

So when’s the last time you got a new garage door? Have you ever had a new garage door installed? Considering you’ve found your way to the blog of a garage door repair and installation service guessing, if you have ever had a door installed, it was a very, very, very long time ago. (to get an idea of time, each ‘very’ can easily represent 10 years!). On one hand, that’s great news, because it means your new door will probably last a long time. But on the other hand, having potentially never shopped for and has a new door […]

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4 Ways to Make Your Garage More Environmentally Friendly

How many things have you done to make your home and garage more environmentally friendly? Probably more than you think to your home. That’s because the added bonus of changes to make your home ‘greener’ is that you also save money in energy costs and fewer maintenance and repair costs for your heating and air conditioning equipment. But most homeowners don’t take similar steps to make their garages more environmentally firendly and energy efficient. In a way, that’s odd because garages can be among the biggest sources of energy waste in the home. While they can be as cold as […]

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What a Difference a Door Makes on the Appearance of your Home

We’re always talking about the fact that a garage door can account for a third of the overall appearance of your home. It’s something that can be difficult to understand or appreciate when you see the door every day, lift it, lower it, walk under it. In other words, like anything else that’s a big part of your life, it’s difficult to have an objective view of your garage door and how it affects the appearance of your home. So we thought we’d take a look at a few garage door ‘before and after’ shots to give you an idea […]

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How an Insulated Garage Door Helps You Around the House

That’s a bit of an odd title for a blog post, eh? What could having an insulated garage door possibly have to do with ‘helping you around the house’? It’s not like it’ll do the vacuuming for you. But, when you look at what an insulated garage door does for you, versus an uninsulated door, you’ll see how it actually helps you get things done or avoid doing things you might consider a regular chore. 1. Keeps Your Home Cleaner It’s been yet another cold winter here in Whitby. As you huddle inside to stay warm, you might decide to […]

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What to Do If You Crash Your Car Into Your Garage Door

It can happen in the middle of winter when you hit a patch of ice as you approach pull into the driveway. It can happen in the middle of summer when your car lurches as your garage door opens. It can happen. The important thing is what to do after you hit your garage door with your car. Even if it seems like there’s not much damage to your door, it can be worse than it looks. And if your car has somehow connected to the door, moving it can cause more damage to the door and your car. You […]

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3 Places to Find Inspiration for Renovating Your Garage

If you’re the type of homeowner who doesn’t renovate or redecorate as often as others, it’s might not be for lack of desire. Many people have a difficult time deciding on a direction for their renovation/redecoration projects, or even knowing what’s possible, and they end up putting it off until some sort of inspiration strikes them. One of he problems is that many of the places we look for ideas, like architectural magazines and websites, don’t always show homes like the ones we live in. That makes it difficult to know if and/or how the idea will work in our […]

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