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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

How to Keep Your Automatic Garage Door Opener in Good Repair

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A home's automatic garage door opener, along with the door and all its components, are usually very sturdy and meant to last for many years. However, the way you treat and maintain your garage door will affect its longevity; a few simple maintenance tasks, performed regularly, can ensure the door doesn't break down sooner than it should. Note some tips for how to keep your automatic garage door opener and the door itself in good repair over the years.

24 March 2017