Category Archives: Garage Door

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How to open a broken garage door from the outside

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are at the whim of Mother Nature nine months out of the year. An enjoyable Spring picnic can be ruined with just a few drops of rain. The threat of snow can close down schools for days. Ice will snarl freeways for hours. Even for hardy Pacific Northwesterners, a […]

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How to fix a garage door cable

Although it the single largest moving part of your home and may take up more than 40 percent of the front-facing portion of your home, you probably don’t give your garage door much thought. Even during the design stage of a new garage door, you pick a color, a panel system, window placement. Once everything […]

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How to open a garage door with a broken spring

A broken garage door can be dangerous, especially a garage door that has a broken spring. The spring system, often referred to as a torsion spring, counteracts the weight of the door – sometimes weighing 400 pounds or more! Without this spring, the door has nothing to support its weight. Garage door openers aren’t built […]

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Garage door binds when opening

Your garage door is an important part of your home that you use daily. It can be very inconvenient if it stops opening, closing, or has some other malfunction. If your garage door binds when opening, you might be wondering what could be wrong with it and how it can be fixed. Here is some […]

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DIY Garage Repairs and Upgrades

Your garage door provides an extra layer of protection to your home and keeping it functioning at its peak is important. Because your garage door is put to good use every day, things may need to be repaired or replaced on occasion. There are several overhead garage door repairs that are better left to garage […]

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Automatic doors and garage door remotes are great conveniences that make life simpler. Who wants to get out of the car, run through the weather and mess with a manual door? Unfortunately, there’s another group that enjoys easy access to a home garage.  Yes, you guessed it. We’re talking about thieves. They are often known […]

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What are the different kinds of garage doors?

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Of all the features, the garage door can make up to 50 percent of the front of the home. As such, the look of your garage door can play a major part in the house’s curb appeal. While most garage doors blend into the rest of the house, unusual colors or unexpected designs can really […]

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How to Choose an Energy-Efficient Garage Door

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When garage doors first became the norm, garage doors were thin, wooden, and needed to be open by hand. Today, garage doors are made from a variety of materials, can be opened with a smartphone, and are produced to match any architectural design. Another feature of today’s garage doors is the ability to help you […]

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Garage Door Sizes

Although garage doors weren’t standard fare at the start of the 20th century, the proliferation of car ownership in the 40s and 50s demanded most homes be built with one. In fact, you might even be able to ballpark the age of a home based on whether or not there’s a garage. Today, even the […]

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Does a new garage door increase the value of my home?

Contemporary urban and suburban homes almost always have a street-facing garage door. The visibility of garages is a reflection of the prominence of cars in modern life. No longer is it usual for a garage to be hidden in the backyard or off the alley. Today’s garage doors are one of the most noticeable parts […]

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