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Some Terms to Learn When Shopping for a New Garage Door

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It's important that your home's garage door always be in good repair, as that door helps to secure items you store in the garage, and for an attached garage, the door also provides added security for the home itself. An old and worn door may put added stress on the chains and springs that open it and on the motor of the opener, as well. When you are ready to shop for a new garage door, note a few terms and phrases to learn, to ensure you know what type would work for your home and that you are happy with your garage for many years to come.

18 July 2017

Troubleshooting Some Common Garage Door Problems

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A high-quality garage door may work for years before you ever have any issues with it, but when it does start to break down, you may suddenly have a door that shakes or doesn't open and close as it should. It can be dangerous to ignore obvious problems with this door, as it's very heavy and puts a lot of pressure and weight on its chains and springs; if these pieces break, this can allow the door to slam shut, or injure someone in the vicinity of those pieces.

29 June 2017

Top Reasons Why You Require Professional Garage Door Maintenance Service

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Garage door maintenance is a demanding job that requires expert handling. The good news is that you do not have to do the job by yourself, as there are many professionals out there who can handle the job well. But like with any other trade, professional garage door maintenance service costs money, and as a potential client, you will want to know what you will get for the price that you pay.

12 June 2017

4 Advantages of a Swing Gate Versus a Sliding Gate for Your Residential Property

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Adding a durable security fence and gate has many benefits for your residential property, as this can reduce the risk of intruders coming onto the property and also cut down on unwanted visitors, such as solicitors and others. However, you need to choose between a sliding gate and a swing gate when having one installed on your property. While each may have their own advantages, consider a few reasons why swing gates may be the best option.

25 May 2017

3 Safety Features Your Tilt Garage Door Opener Should Have

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People who own older homes usually prefer tilt-up garage doors because such doors make the home to look more attractive. Such homeowners need to select a garage door opener that has a wide variety of safety features so that hazards are minimized as that automatic garage door is used. This article discusses some of the safety features that you should consider when you are selecting a garage door opener. Back-Up Batteries

15 May 2017

How to Choose the Best New Garage Door for Your Home

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When you're in the market for a new garage door, you want to take your time to shop around, choose the best material and style for your home and get a door that actually works for your needs in particular. Note what is meant by this and how to choose the best door for your home and your property in particular. Budget When considering your budget, you want to think about long-term costs for the door and not just installation costs.

24 April 2017

How to Choose the Right Material for Your Home's Garage Door

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When you're in the market for a new garage door for your home, you want to choose the best material for the door rather than shopping by style alone. While you want to ensure your home's garage has a good appearance and adds to the home's curb appeal, you also want a secure garage and one that is well-insulated so it protects your car and lawn care equipment from outside elements.

19 April 2017

DIY Troubleshooting Guide for Garage Door Openers

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Garage doors are, generally speaking, large (and heavy) components of a house, and manually operating them may not be the typical homeowner's cup of tea. As the name clearly suggests, a garage door opener is a motor-powered device that is used to operate (open and close) electric garage doors. Most garage door openers are generally controlled in two ways: by wall-mounted switches, or using portable remote control gadgets. When garage doors won't open or close, it is often because of a faulty garage opener.

13 April 2017

How to Add Some Style to Your Home's Garage Door

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You may not think much of your home's garage door until it breaks down and needs replacing, but once that happens, you might note how you can add some style to its overall appearance. Your home's garage door can enhance or detract from the curb appeal of your home, and a fresh new style can mean a door that coordinates with your home and welcomes you every time you pull into the driveway.

28 March 2017

Freestanding Garages: 4 Reasons Steel Beats Brick and Mortar

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If you're thinking of having a freestanding garage installed on your property, one of the most important decisions you'll have to make is what kind of material you want the garage to be made from. Ultimately, most homeowners come down to deciding between either steel or brick and mortar. While a brick and mortar structure does come with some compelling advantages, you're probably going to find yourself better off going for steel when it comes to freestanding garages, and here are just four reasons why.

24 March 2017