Garage Door

Types of Garage Door Openers

Urban view of a the back of an old garage door

A new garage door opener is not just convenient, it can also offer enhanced safety and security for your home. Some of the more modern safety features include electronic “eyes” that signal a closing door to stop and reverse direction if something crosses the beam and reversal mechanisms that activate if the closing door contacts…

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How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last and What to Do if they Break

Broken Garage Door Springs

Torsion springs are intuitively designed to help stabilize your garage door. They also do the heavy lifting when garage doors open, and keep them from closing shut by accident. Garage door springs generally wear out in 6 to 10 years, but with specialty warranty programs, they can last forever. If you’re not sure how long your garage door springs will last and are…

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Garage Door Opener Buying Guide

Father and son playing in a garden

The overhead garage door and the automatic garage opener are a match made in heaven. Together they add comfort, security and value to your home.

Before 1926 if you wanted to get into your garage, you had to get out of your car, brave whatever tricks the weather was playing and heave open the doors with your bare hands.

After 1926, you could, at least in theory, take advantage of a new-fangled invention by C.G. Johnson….

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Should I Choose a Wood or Steel Garage Door?


Manufacturers make garage doors from steel, wood, wood composites, fiberglass, vinyl and glass. Even will all these options, for many homeowners, the choice for a new garage door is often between wood and steel. Both materials are sturdy and attractive, but the differences between the two types of doors are distinct. How do you know if you should choose a wood or steel garage door? Make a decision based on your budget, maintenance preferences and home’s architecture….

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