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How Keeping Your Old Garage Door Might Cost You More Than Installing a New One

First, season’s greetings and best wishes for a happy 2018 from all of us here at Whitby Garage Doors! If you haven’t replaced your old garage door for a long time, you might not be aware of two important facts. First, new doors are surprisingly more affordable than most people think. Second, if you haven’t researched them recently, there are probably more benefits to them than you think. Why are those two points so important? Because they can add up to mean that it might cost you more money to keep your old door instead of installing a new one. […]

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Keep Your Garage Door Closed

In a way, there’s only two times when you would keep your garage door open: when the engine’s on in the car and when you’re working in and around the garage. Otherwise, it’s best to keep your garage door closed. Of course, it’s your home and you could leave your garage door open for as long as you like. But the more you do the more risk you face. Even idling vehicles left unattended to warm up in an open garage are a temptation that a car thief can’t resist. But having your car stolen, whether it’s idling or not […]

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4 Benefits of Installing a Steel Garage Door

If you’re considering a new steel garage door, you have lots of decisions to make. In addition to style, colour and options, like windows, one of the basic decisions you’ll have is about the material used in the construction of the door. Generally, you can choose doors made with vinyl, wood, aluminum or steel. They all have their benefits, including the unmistakeable richness of wood, the economical durability of vinyl and the stylish appeal of aluminum. If you’re thinking about a steel garage door, here are some of the many benefits to consider: Table of Contents 1. Strength2. Versatile Style […]

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3 Ways to Avoid Garage Door Problems this Winter

Is it just us, or does everything seem to work fine until it’s the worst possible time for it to break? For garage door problems, the worst possible time will be when you arrive home during a crazy ice storm on a freezing winter’s night. Even if you’re one of those people who loves winter, it’s definitely not the time of year when you want to get out of your car and wrestle with the garage door to get it open. Here are a few things you can do right now to help you avoid those chilling garage door problems: […]

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My Garage Door Isn’t Closing Completely on One Side, What’s Wrong?

What comes to mind when you think about your garage door? Maybe it’s design appeals to you, or you think about the security if provides, or you might think about the garage door opener and how cool it is that the door opens ‘magically’ as you drive up. No matter what you think, you probably don’t think about ‘springs’. We told you recently about why your garage door springs might be the most important part of your door. We mentioned that the springs are needed to balance the great weight of the door and make it easier to open and […]

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Turning Your Garage into Your Winter Storage Unit

We can’t remember a quicker switch from record-high summer-like temperatures, to single-digit chill factors than what we just went though in Whitby. One weekend it was lazing by the pool and the next weekend, well, you needed a warm jacket to do any outdoor lazing. For homeowners the quick switch from summer to winter brings on the sudden realization that you’ll soon need to put away all your summer furniture and equipment. And your garage is the likely storage spot. The only problem is that, every fall, there seems to be less space in the garage than when you took […]

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Is This the Most Important Part of Your Garage Door?

While your garage door depends on lots of moving parts, there’s one that might be considered the most important part of all – at least for how the door operates. Without this one part, it would be almost impossible to lift the door without an opener. And you’d have a hard time stopping the door from crashing down every time you closed it. If you did have a garage door opener, it would need to be far more powerful and expensive than current models. All without this one part. The Garage Door Spring Due to its size, your garage door […]

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4 Great Storage Ideas to Organize Your Garage

Have you ever wondered, when you visit someone’s house, how the heck they keep it so neat and tidy? And we don’t mean people who invited you over. There are those who, even when you drop in unannounced, have a home that’s neater than when you just finish your cleaning. Sure, they might be really well-organized people with a place for everything and everything in its place. But if you want to see the truly organized anyone is, check their garage. Chances are, even your ‘neat freak’ friends, have a garage that looks much the same as your on the […]

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More Security for Your Garage

If you’ve ever upgraded the locks on the entry doors of your home, you probably had to wade through more options that you cared to think about. And the options only seem to be multiplying. From biometric locks that read your fingerprints to Bluetooth-enabled locks that you can open with a smartphone app, it seems like every week there’s a new option for door locks. But what about the largest door in your home? What options do you have for garage door locks? Aside from the fact that your garage door opener keeps your door closed, your choices for locks […]

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3 Tips for Finding a Reliable Garage Door Installation Company

The good news about buying a new garage door is that you’ll probably not have to do it very often, if ever again. The bad news is that, because you rarely shop for a door, it’s tough to know what to look for. Unlike most other products you buy, not only do you need to choose a door, but you need to hire a garage door installer to put it in for you. Unfortunately, choosing an installer isn’t as easy as it might seem. Some installers know that you don’t buy lots of garage doors and they take advantage of […]

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