If your garage door is noisy, slow, or just old, it may be time for a tune-up or garage door replacement

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Garage Door Hazards A garage door, like other appliances in your home, must be properly maintained. Many home-owners tend to think as long as their garage door is working, it doesn’t need service. But did you know you and your family could be at risk if your garage door isn’t regularly maintained? If your garage door is noisy, slow, or just old, it may be time for a tune-up or garage door replacement. Let’s start with the numbers. Did you know a garage door can weigh up to 300 lb. depending on the size and material? While your garage door opened is designed to lift 350 to 400 lb., it can also close the door with the same amount of weight and that’s when it becomes dangerous! Imagine you or…
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Examples of preventative maintenance for your garage door

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Your garage door can last you for years and years, but it does need some TLC along the way to keep it good working condition. Repairs and replacement can be costly, so regularly taking preventative maintenance measures is recommended. What is preventative maintenance? Preventative maintenance is carried out on a routine basis with the aim of eliminating the need for extensive repair work. It is done regularly to keep all the parts of your garage door in good condition and identify any arising problems before they become serious. This helps to extend the life of your garage door and keep down repair costs in the long run. Preventative maintenance involves examining your garage door on a regular basis to assess its condition. This can be as little as paying attention…
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How does the coast affect your garage door?

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There are lots of great things about living near the beach. You get to enjoy daily walks on the sand, feel the sun on your skin and the benefits of all that vitamin D, and the smell of the fresh, salty air. But that salty air also has its downsides when it comes to your home. How does the coast affect your garage door? Salty water has a corrosive effect that can impact your garage door and other external elements that are constantly exposed to it. This can cause metal garage doors and other metal elements, such as the tracks, to become rusted and degraded. This affects other exterior parts of your home such as the roof, siding, and HVAC equipment. The salt and the sand in the air can…
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How to Make Your Business More Energy Efficient

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If you’re looking for cost savings in your business, then your energy usage could be a good place to start. Businesses obviously require energy to keep the lights on and keep their premises at a comfortable temperature for employees and customers, as well as running any equipment needed within the business. And as well as saving money, becoming more energy efficient is also good for your brand’s reputation, as reducing waste and adopting more eco-friendly practices are big priorities for a lot of people right now. This means that more and more customers are choosing who they shop with or get their services from based on how ‘green’ a company is. With these things in mind, here are some tips for making your business more energy efficient. Arrange an energy…
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How Do I Detect Broken Garage Door Springs?

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Damaged or broken garage door springs are an inconvenience at best. It can cause your garage door to open and close less smoothly and with a lot more noise. At worst, it can be really dangerous for you and your family. To avoid a bad garage door spring from getting worse, it’s important that you know what warning signs to look out for. Spotting these early can allow you to get it replaced before it becomes costlier and more dangerous. Here are our tips for detecting a broken garage door spring. Visual inspection of garage door springs One way you might notice damage to your garage door spring is to actually see the damage on the spring itself. You should be able to see the torsion spring above your garage…
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5 Businesses/Industries That Use Commercial Garage Doors

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An industrial or commercial garage door has a few differences from a residential garage door. They tend to be larger so that they can allow tall or wide vehicles in and they need to be able to withstand heavy usage. While we only tend to open and close our home garage doors a couple of times a day, commercial garage doors may be in use dozens of times a day. Let’s look at some of the different businesses or industries that require commercial garage doors and what they use them for. Mechanics and Repair Shops At a mechanics, lots of vehicles of all shapes and sizes need to come in and out on a daily basis. This requires a large garage door that can function reliably under heavy use. Vehicles…
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Pros of a Vinyl Garage Door

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You’ve probably considered the traditional materials for your new garage door – wood, steel, aluminum. Maybe even some less traditional ones like glass garage doors. But here’s another one to consider – vinyl. Let’s look more closely at vinyl garage doors to help you decide if they’re right for you. We’ll start with the good things about vinyl garage doors… They’re extremely durable Vinyl garage doors are a strong and durable option for your home or commercial garage door. They’re impressively resistant to damage, if you accidentally back your car into it, for example. Scratches can occur, but they will be less noticeable compared to scratching the painted surface of a steel door. This is because vinyl doors have the same properties throughout. They’re weather-resistant Vinyl garage doors are resistant…
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How to keep pests out of your garage

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Do you have the problem of finding bugs, rodents, and other pests inside your garage? Well, this article is here to help you. It’s certainly not pleasant to find pests in your garage, especially if your garage is attached to your house. The thought of those bugs getting through into your home is likely to make you squirm. Not only that, but pests can also do damage to the belongings stored in your garage or to appliances installed in there since rats could chew through electrical cables. Some could even weaken the structure of your garage, like termites burrowing through wooden supports. Read on for our advice on how to keep pests out of your garage. Why are pests attracted to garages? Garages aren’t usually as habitable as our homes,…
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Things to Consider Before Adding Windows to a Garage Door

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How can you brighten up your garage door and the interior of your garage at the same time? By adding windows to the garage door. If this is something you’re considering, then you’ll want to make sure it’s the right choice for your garage door. We’ve listed some of the keys things to consider when making this decision. Aesthetics Have a look at garage doors with windows, do you like the way they look? Think about how this will look on your garage door and the front of your home overall. Aesthetics are the main reason people choose to add windows to their garage door. They add a nice decorative touch and serve to break up an otherwise plain garage door. The enhanced appearance also adds to curb appeal, which…
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What to Look for in a Garage Door Contractor

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Choosing the perfect garage door for your home can be a challenge. But now you’ve got another challenge ahead of you – who will you hire to install your new garage door? It’s not a decision you should rush into. You want to make sure you choose a garage door contractor that will get the job done well without ripping you off. When you need a new garage door or garage door repair, here are some things you should look for in your garage door contractor.  Experience The first thing to consider is how much experience the contractor has. Going with a contractor or garage door company that is new in the business can be a risk. It is good to look for a contractor that has plenty of years’…
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