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Archive: November 2018

The Advantage of Driveway Gate Installation and What to Consider


A lot of people think automatic gates are for well-off executives, mob bosses, rich rappers with a lot of money and property to protect. Think again! These days driveway gates are less of a status symbol and more about practical protection when it comes to

Study: 4 Ways to Deter Thieves from Breaking into Your Home and Garage


As the largest entryway to your home, a garage door presents a huge security issue. Keeping it in good repair is not only important to curb appeal and the safety of your family, but also when it comes to the security of your home. And

Improve the Security of Your Home with These 5 DIY Garage Door Repairs


Your garage door is the biggest door to your home. If a thief wants to invite himself over to make a sandwich in the middle of the night, he’s not waltzing through the front door. Chances are, he’s coming in through your garage door. The

Do You Need to Repair Garage Door Spring?

Garage door springs have a cycle value, usually between 10,000 to 20,000 uses, and will need repaired or more precisely replaced from time to time. Considering a garage door goes up and down 3 or 4 times per a day, it’s easy to see how you could go through a pair of springs in several years. There are generally two types of springs for home garage doors: torsion and tension. Mounted to a metal rod that runs parallel to the door, torsion springs are heavy-duty components that load with a twisting action. Extension springs are usually lighter and run perpendicular to the door above the horizontal portions of the door tracks. They get their tension by stretching out and are usually secured with a safety cable. Always call a professional when fixing garage door springs. There is an extreme risk of bodily injury if you don’t know what you’re doing.