How can I open my garage door if there is a power outage?

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Electric garage door openers are a real convenience. They mean you can open the door without even getting out of the car, and you can save the strain of opening it manually every time. But they do have the downside of relying on electricity to work. So, it is useful to know how to open the door if there is a power outage so that you don’t get shut in or out of your garage. Opening the door from the inside If you’re locked inside your garage or can get inside through another entrance, then opening your main garage door is pretty easy. So, if you’re locked out but you have a side door to your garage, then you should head inside to get your garage door open. Locate your…
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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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How to Prevent Drafty Garages

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A garage door that lets in drafts isn’t just an annoyance, it can also be a big drain on money over the cooler months as you have to make a real effort to heat your garage (and your home if they’re attached) to keep it at a comfortable temperature. Whether you only use your garage once in a while or you’re in there all the time, taking measures to eliminate the drafts can save you money and stress. Eliminate gaps If you walk around the interior walls of your garage, maybe you can feel certain areas where drafts are being let through. Small gaps in and around the walls can let in the air from outside, significantly reducing indoor temperatures. These can be plugged up using a material like silicone…
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Garage Door Noise Could be a Warning

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Has your garage door started making unusual or excessive noise when you open and close it? It’s easy to pretend that this noise doesn’t exist as a way of avoiding a serious problem being diagnosed. Just cross your fingers and hope that it goes away before you have to pay a premium to have it fixed. This avoidance strategy is definitely not advised. Chances are that the noise is already pointing to a problem, and having it seen to as soon as possible is the best way to keep down the cost of maintenance or repairs. Leave it too long and your garage door is likely to fail, causing inconvenience as well as costly repairs or the need for a new garage door. Here are a few possible problems that…
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Large and In Charge: Commercial Garage Doors

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Compared to residential garage doors, commercial or industrial garage doors often have more complexities and factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right ones. One property that may not be as straightforward as residential doors is the size of your commercial garage doors. When are oversized garage doors needed? Oversized garage doors are simply much larger than your standard residential garage door. Commercial garage doors are already bigger on average than residential doors, which typically measure up around 7 feet high and 8 or 9 feet wide. Standard commercial garage doors generally have dimensions between 12 x 12 feet and 16 x 16 feet, while oversized garage doors can measure as much as 40 feet wide and up to more than 20 feet tall. Not all commercial businesses…
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Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal to Add Resale Value

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 When a prospective buyer looks around your home, they can marvel at all the great features and fancy new upgrades you’ve made to the place. But, before this can happen, you need to get them through the door first. People looking to buy a new home will likely drive or walk by the front of houses that are up for sale to see if they are interested. This is the first impression they’ll get of your home, so you should make sure that it’s a good one. It’s all about curb appeal. Although online photos of homes for sale make it easier to view a house without actually viewing it today, realtors still identify curb appeal as the most important factor in improving your chances of selling. How to improve…
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Avoid Expensive Garage Door Repairs In Four Steps

Avoid Expensive Garage Door Repairs In Four Steps

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New garage doors are a big investment, and we know you want to avoid throwing more money into big repairs down the road. We’re here to help! Follow these tips and keep your garage door working smoothly for many, many years to come. You Get What You Pay For “You get what you pay for!” This old adage is especially true for your garage doors. Begin by researching different garage door brands and suppliers so you’re able to identify the best quality garage doors in your search. Reputable garage door suppliers, like C.H.I. and Amarr, are typically members of professional associations and follow strict codes of conduct. Personal recommendations and online customer reviews are a great way to cut through the clutter and find a garage door company you can…
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GARAGE FLOORING OPTIONS

GARAGE FLOORING OPTIONS

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If you’re considering new flooring for your garage, you may feel overwhelmed with options. We’ll help you understand the differences so you can have the garage you’re dreaming of. What to consider: Budget Personal Style Durability Flooring options: Rubber tiles, or snap-together tiles, are available in a wide range of colors and design styles. They are easy to clean and give your garage a softer, less industrial feel than other tile options. Porcelain tiles are a thicker version of ceramic tiles that you may find in your home. find inside houses. This option is also easy to clean but they are made for heavy-duty floors and are extremely durable. Vinyl composite tiles also come in a variety of colors and styles and, again, are easy to clean. This type of…
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Preventative Maintenance for Your Garage Door

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. Examples of preventative maintenance for your garage door Preventative maintenance involves examining your garage door on a regular basis to assess its condition.…
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Most Common Residential Garage Door Repairs

Most Common Residential Garage Door Repairs

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We’ve been providing garage door repairs and maintenance since 1990, so we’ve basically seen it all when it comes to garage doors. Over this time, there have been some problems that continuously pop up for residential garage door owners. They’re often easy and not too costly to repair when you call in the professionals, but we’re sure you still want to avoid them if possible. So, here are some of the most common residential garage door repairs that we come across in Savannah, and some tips on how to keep them at bay. Broken garage door spring Your garage door springs will experience some wear and tear every time you use them, gradually becoming weaker over time. Eventually, they may snap or become looser, or even rusted. A broken garage…
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