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Archive: December 2023

The Pros & Cons of Installing a Steel Garage Door


Considering replacing your current garage door? There are several materials to choose from. While you’ll most often see aluminum or vinyl garage door panels in base models, steel is also a common option for many homeowners and businesses. Is steel the right material for your

How a Garage Door Installation Can Increase Your Home’s Value


Your garage door is a significant part of the front of your home. It would only make sense that a new garage door would increase your home’s curb appeal and overall value. In fact, a garage door replacement is one of the best home renovation

How to Make an Airtight Seal on Your Garage Door


To some degree, every garage has it’s issues with dirt, water, and mouse droppings. But these problems can become especially bad if your garage door bottom seal is worn out. During rainstorms, it can let in water and dirt. It can also be an entry

Great Balls of Hail! How to Protect Your Garage Door from Severe Weather


Hail storms in Davis, Folsom or anywhere in Sacramento can be Biblical, especially during the rainy winter season. It can cause devastating damage to roofs, gutters, siding, windows, landscaping, and garage doors. Quarter size hail is not uncommon, and some storms have been known to

Factors to Consider When Researching New Insulated Garage Doors


If you’re in the market for a new garage door, you naturally want it to look good. After all, as the largest front facing feature on your home, the door pretty much sets the stage when it comes to curb appeal. And that can have

Selling Your Home? 6 Upgrades You Should Consider


Selling a home? It’s a lot of work, but all that effort can really pay off in the end. All those improvements you’ve been planning become critical on your to-do list. Rather than making them somebody else’s problem, dealing with these issues can substantially improve

5 Reasons You Should Consider Installing a Second Garage


Have one garage? That’s cute, but two garages are even better. You might not even realize you need a second garage, or even want one, but the truth is it can change your life. Here are 5 reasons why a second garage is the bee’s

Does Your Garage Door Have Battery Backup? Why It’s Necessary


It’s official. If you install a new garage door in Sacramento, or really anywhere in California, you’ll be required to install battery backup. As of July, it’s the law. All new garage doors are required to have battery backup. The law was sponsored by a

4 Reasons Why Installing a New Garage Door is a Genius Idea


Garage doors are like a well loved pair of pants. You usually don’t notice it’s time to replace them until it’s too late. Suddenly the same door that looked great last year is beat up, run down, and overdue for a new one. What are

How Safe is Your Garage? 5 Tips to Keep Pets Safe


Garages are designed for security in mind. They keep our cars, sports equipment, lawn and garden gear safe from thieves. As the biggest door in your home, your garage door has many security features — the ability to lock, the ability to only be accessed

How to Reprogram Your Garage Door Opener

It’s probably a good idea to reprogram the opener code for your garage door from time to time, especially if your remote has ever been stolen or you have kids who may have shared the code with friends. Most modern openers have a keypad in addition to a remote, and it’s pretty easy to reset the code. If you have an older door, you’ll need to physically bring the openers inside the door in order to change the code. Access the overhead unit using a ladder. Locate the “Learn” button on the inside of the motor and press it down for about a minute. Release and push the button again until the light comes on. Next, enter the desired code into the keypad on the wall. Press the “Learn” button one more time until the light comes on again. Press the button on the remote to learn the code. If your unit does not have a keypad, you’ll need to reset it using switches inside the motor.