Ever Push Your Garage Door Remote and Nothing Happens?

It happens all too often and we always get a call. Sometimes it is a serious issue – bad garage door opener – broken springs etc. BUT… sometimes it’s just your remote… and even simpler… how far away from the door you are when you hit the button.

Here’s a note on the range of your remote control. The distance at which your remote control is effective can change from day to day. Its’ current battery level, radio interference, and believe ...

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How do I know what size garage door I have or need?

It’s a common question – What size is my garage door?

First, some basics… a typical single car garage door is 8 feet wide and 7 feet high. Likewise a standard two car garage door is most often 16 feet wide and 7 feet high. This information will get you about 80% of the way there…

However, not every garage door is or was framed exactly the same. Double check by measuring the width of the actual finished opening and then the ...

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Garage Door Care & Maintenance

Given the fact that your garage door is the largest opening on your home and, most likely, the largest piece of equipment in your home, it’s important to make sure that your garage door is properly maintained and kept in good, working order. Above all else, you want to ensure the safety of your family by protecting your home and car from theft and the outside elements. Below are some tips and tests that will help you monitor the condition ...

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Saving Energy with Garage Door Insulation

In today’s economy people are looking at ways to save money and cut costs. One of the biggest costs homeowners face during the winter months is heating. It’s a delicate balance between keeping the thermostat high enough to be comfortable but low enough so you can still afford to pay the bills. Properly insulating your home goes a long way in reducing your energy bill and keeping your house warmer, but often the biggest cause of a cold home, the ...

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The Internet, Garage Doors and Curb Appeal

Want to add long-term value and attract buyers? Could consider a facelift for your garage.

Statistics show that more than 90 percent of home buyers turn to the Internet first in their home searches, often basing their decisions to learn more about a property from the photos they see of a home’s exterior. With large portions of a home’s facade often comprised of a street-facing garage door, it’s no surprise that garage door replacement is, for the second year in a ...

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Should I change both garage door springs, or just the one spring that is broken?

Most double car garage doors have two springs across the top of the door and often only one will be broken. It’s a question we get all the time.. “Should I change both springs, or just the one spring that is broken?”

We highly recommend that you change both springs at the same time. since both springs have been under the same amount of stress each time the door has been opened and closed. Torsion springs have definite lifespans and ...

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A Little Care Will Keep Your Garage Doors Working

Most of us have garage doors. But we usually do not think about them much until they need repairing. That is the time that you normally start looking for a garage door repair professional.

The truth is, you will be a lot better off if you do not wait until the doors stop working to call a service company. There is regular maintenance that the company can do to help keep your doors from breaking down. At these appointments, the service ...

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Why Is My Garage Door so Heavy?

Garage doors are usually the the largest moving piece of machinery in your home, with an average size of a two car door being 16′ wide and 7′ high. So it should be no surprise that; regardless of the type of material used, they will be heavy.

That’s why there are springs and a counter balance system to take all that weight, and make it easy for you or your Garage Door Openers to handle easily. However, springs do break and/or ...

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How to Open Your Garage Door When the Power Goes Out

When wind storms cause big power outages, we get a number of call about doors not opening. While you may not want to go outside, you certainly don’t want to be locked in. Here’s how to open your garage door manually.

First, disconnect the garage door from the automatic opener. Just pull the emergency cord to disconnect. The cord usually has a red handle and will hang down from the center rail of the garage door system. Note it ...

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Features of the Garage Door Opener App

OK, there’s so much you can do with your smartphone… why not control the garage door too?

Open and Close Your Garage Door

I bet you saw this one coming… sort of obvious I know, but having an app on your phone would let you get in and out of the garage whenever you please. For all you powers walking/bike riding enthusiasts, you no longer have to worry about bringing your keys along! What if I said you even have the ability ...

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