How Do I Release the Door from My Opener so I Can Open the Door by Hand?

It’s amazing how many people are unsure how to open they’re garage door by hand. We’re so used to pushing that button and having the door open… but when the power is out or there are mechanical issues you need to get the door open. Here are simple instructions:

With the garage door fully closed, pull the red release cord down toward the floor. Always take special caution whenever you release the garage door opener if the door is not ...

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Watch Those Digits!

Many older garage doors lack pinch-resistant joints and that can end in a very painful accident for your or your children. The easy fix here is to add lift handles or gripping points on the inside & outside of the door. Even if your door has a automatic garage door opener, the door must occasionally be operated manually.

So quick tips:

  1. Never place your fingers between the door sections.
  2. If you manually open or close the door, use the lift handles or gripping ...
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Simple Change Dramatically Improves Curb Appeal

All garage doors open and close. But yours should do more than that. In addition to protection and insulation, it should add style and beauty to your home. After all, it’s often the most visible part of your home.

Sometimes we get caught up in trying to improve our homes’ curb appeal by focusing on the wrong things. For example, recent research suggests that a major Kitchen remodel (perhaps the most common and most expensive option) returns only about 53% of ...

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Batteries are Important When Using Garage Remotes

We get many calls about problems with a garage door remote control. Often the problem is a simple one… an old or weak battery. Yes, batteries are important when it comes to garage door remotes.  Here’s a check list for solving many problems:

Replace the battery first!

  • Old batteries cause a large percentage of the problems experienced with garage door remotes. Many remotes use standard 9-volt batteries or round watch-style batteries that can often be found around the house or at the ...
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Dealing with Common Garage Door Problems

There are many reasons for keeping garage doors in good working condition. Garage doors that are in poor working condition or garage doors that are not secure enough often serve as an easy entry point for the burglars. Many break-in incidents could have been easily avoided by home owners if only they had paid attention to their garage door repair problems promptly.

The most important rule: Don’t ignore your garage door repair problems. Address the problems at their first sign and ...

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Give Your Garage a Gift!

It’s winter and homeowners are spending more time in their garages these days. If you want to make it a more comfortable space; consider an insulated garage door. Purchasing an energy-efficient, insulated garage door will help keep the warmth in the garage and help keep energy costs down in the new year.

Second, we find customers appreciate a quick open and close of the garage door, without having to get out of the car, even more in the winter months than ...

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Garage Door Repair Will Keep Your 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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Garage Doors and Energy Consumption

Having a garage door with proper insulation will definitively cut down on your total household energy usage as long as the garage is actually attached to the house itself with a shared wall or roof, or if the garage is used as a living or working space.

In fact, garage doors have such an impact on energy consumption in such homes that the IRS has officially labeled certain models as being subject to an ‘energy savings’ tax credit. Because of the ...

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Choosing the Right Garage Doors

When you are choosing garage doors for your home remember that they are not just functional; you want them to blend in with the rest of your property and to look nice. After all, they are something that is an important addition to your home and are going to be very noticeable.

Like most things that you buy, there are different garage doors to suit every budget and taste. You can start off from a basic selection all the way up ...

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Factors to Consider When Selecting a New Garage Door

Here are some things to consider when selecting a new garage door:

  • Budget. Like everything, budget dictates options. Garage doors range in price from a few hundred to several thousand dollars depending on the size, materials and design you choose. Even if you have a small budget you can still get a great looking door that is going to enhance the look of the house.
  • Design. Think of the garage as an extension of the home’s theme, not an afterthought. Let the ...
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