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Are You Prepping Your House For The Warmer Weather? Check The Garage Door For These 3 Common Problems

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Now that the warm weather is here, you are busy puttering around the house to get it ready for the upcoming seasons. While you look forward to being able to do things such as work on the car and go on bike rides, you also know that your garage door is about to get heavy use as you need to access the items inside more often. As you continue with your spring and summer home maintenance routine, check for these signs that the garage door needs servicing.…

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Got A Garage Door? 3 Problems A Pro Should Repair

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A garage door can have a variety of problems with most of them requiring a professional to repair. You may be the DIY type of person and want to repair the garage on your own, but you may cause more damage instead of repairing it. Below are three problems you may have so you know when it is time to call on a garage door contractor. Garage Door Remote If you use aresidential garage door opener and it suddenly stops working the first thing you should check is the batteries.…

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Garage Door Estimates: When It Is Most Prudent To Get An Estimate

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Getting an estimate for any kind of home repair project is standard practice. However, there are times when it is most effective and most prudent to get an estimate. With regards to garage doors, the following instances are of the utmost importance for securing garage door estimates. Your Garage Door Is an Unusual Size Garage doors that are quite a bit smaller or larger than most modern garage doors may require a special order.…

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4 Things to Take Into Consideration When Purchasing a New Garage Door

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If your old garage door is worn down and beaten, it may be time to switch things up and purchase a new garage door. Here are a few things to take into consideration when purchasing a new garage door. #1 Make Sure You Get A Quote In-Person When you get a quote, do not get on in store or over the phone. Make sure that a salesman actually comes out to your home to give you a quote.…

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Keeping Your Property Safe: 3 Security-Gate Accessories That Enhance Overall Performance

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Although you might feel safe at home, the truth is that burglaries make up a majority of the crimes conducted in the U.S. A burglary happens approximately once every 18 seconds, and your house, in all honesty, is not as secure as it may seem. Be proactive and take action to install security systems that will keep burglars out. Security gates, in particular, have been known to be rather effective deterrents.…

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Weigh Your Garage Door Like a Champ With These Tips

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Do you know how much your garage door weighs? There’s a good chance you don’t, but you’re not alone. In many cases, not even the manufacturer of your garage door may have this information on hand. Garage door weights depend on a variety of variables, including door size, panel thickness, steel gauge and much more. You’ll need to know your garage door’s weight if you plan on replacing the extension or torsion springs, since having springs rated at the wrong weight could be dangerous.…

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A Guide for Keeping Animals Out of Your Garage

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If you have had problems with raccoons, stray cats, rats, or other furry friends entering your garage, you need to find a way to deter them—for good. These small animals can get into your trash or even climb up into your engine block for warmth during the night. Also, they are a hygiene and health hazard. If you have had problems with animals living, storing food, or nesting in your garage, here are some things you can do to keep them out permanently.…

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5 Tips For Winterizing Your Garage

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With winter in full force, temperatures are often below freezing. Preparing your home for these temperatures can keep you safe and warm and reduce the chances of accidents and damage to your home. While you are preparing your house, you should not forget to winterize your garage. Here are five easy ways you can winterize your garage, even if the cold weather has already started.  Check Your Garage Door for Potential Cold-weather Problems…

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5 Reasons To Pick An Insulated Garage Door Over A Basic Model

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When it comes time to invest in a new garage door, there’s more to consider than just the style and the material. Considering what’s included inside the door itself, in the form of either empty air or foam insulation, is essential to finding a garage door worth its price. Learn the five long-term benefits of an insulated garage door before you skip over this essential feature in order to save a little money upfront.…

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Troubleshooting a Garage Door that Won't Move

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Many people think of their automatic garage doors as a necessity to keep their cars safe from the outside elements. However, the door is rarely thought about directly until it breaks. There are a wide variety of different pieces that can stop working and cause an issue. Sometimes, you will be able to see a broken chain, a bent track, or a damaged roller. Other times, it can be hard to see the problem, like when the garage door runs for several seconds but the garage door fails to move.…

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