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Archive: February 2020

Installing a New Garage Door? 6 Materials to Consider


Garage doors come in a variety of materials. Each has various advantages, shortcomings, and cost considerations. Here’s a brief breakdown on some of the most common garage door materials and what you need to know to select the best option for your new garage door.

Thinking about a New Garage Door? 5 Signs It’s Time


An attractive and well working garage door is important. It’s one of the biggest factors in determining the value of your home. It’s also important for peace of mind, convenience, and that cozy contented feeling of owning a beautiful home. And most homeowners replace their

Why You Should Invest Your Tax Return on New Garage Door Installation


Tax returns are starting to come back. And while it may be tempting to put that check towards a family vacation, new clothes, digital devices, or a speedboat — those aren’t the smartest investments. A new garage door, on the other hand, is just that

Tight on Overhead Space? 3 Alternative Approaches to Garage Door Opener Installation


When installing a new garage door opener for new or existing garage doors, space is always a concern. There needs to be ample room to allow for the opener cartridge itself, as well as the door. Here’s a brief guide to determine how much headroom

Oil Tempered vs. Zinc Galvanized Torsion Garage Door Springs Explained


Oil tempered garage door springs have been around for a long time, pretty much since the day the family car moved from the carriage stable into an actual garage. They’re probably the most common garage door spring. They work pretty well, but their Achilles tendon

Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Before Replacing Garage Door


Most people only buy a new garage door once or twice in their lives. But if you own a home long enough, you’ll probably install a new door eventually. It’s an investment — one that’s worth doing right. And yes, garage doors can be pricey,

7 Awesome Renovation Ideas for Your Garage


A home is more than just a roof for shelter. It’s the center of family life, the very place the best moments in our life take place. And one of the biggest areas of your home is most likely your garage. If you’re looking for

New Garage Door, Front Porch, Windows Top the List of Home Improvements


Looking to make home improvements? Spring is a great time to begin. It’s a time for renewal, a chance to take stock and make improvements on the things we’ve put off all winter. But what’s the best bang for your buck when it comes to

Why Garage Door Replacement Is a Good Idea


Are you considering replacing a garage door but aren’t sure if it’s worth the investment? In general, most homeowners avoid replacing their garage. After all, as long as it works, why get a new one? Well it turns out that there are a few legitimate

Increasing Curb Appeal for Selling a House


If you’re planning on selling your home, buying a new garage door could help. How? In simple terms, your garage door accounts for a large portion of your home. In fact, in many cases, your garage door can take up as much as 30 to

Garage Door Repair Tips 101: How to Realign a Track

How aligned are the tracks of your garage door? This can be extremely critical because tracks that are misaligned are not only much louder but can damage the garage door as well. One simple repair tip for the tracks of your garage door is to just loosen the bolts and screws for each mounting bracket. Don’t remove them completely. When they are loose, you can then tap the tracks back into the right position using a rubber mallet to avoid denting the tracks. Make sure each is horizontally straight. Take some time to clean out any dirt and grease within the tracks and on the rollers. This will really improve the smooth handling of the door. Next re-tighten the bolts and screws and you’re done! It’s just that simple.