Why Is Your Garage Door Mysteriously Opening?

Your garage door is a key entry point to your home. When it doesn’t work correctly, you may not feel safe
or secure. If your door opens on its own, take a look at the top possible causes.

Sensor Malfunction

Garage doors made after 1993 have safety sensors that detect objects in the way of a clean close. These sensors stop the door from closing on a person, pet, or car that gets in its way. Without properly functioning sensors, it’s possible for someone or something to get stuck or injured by a closing door.

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Extend the Life of Your Garage Door Springs

No modern home would be complete without a garage equipped with an automatic door. These doors make garage areas more accessible by preventing the need for manual lifting. You can open and close your garage with just the push of a button.

The automatic operation of garage doors is made possible by a series of intricate components that work together to power the door. The most important of these components are the springs. Garage door springs helps to absorb some of the torque created by the door when it is in motion. This lightens the door and makes it possible for an automatic opener to lift the door safely.

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5 Ways to Make Your Garage Door More Secure

Many people keep important and valuable things, like power tools and vehicles, in their garage. Garage security is very important to many people for this reason. Even people who don’t keep valuables in their garage often worry about garage security, because their garage is connected to their home. There are many things you can do to keep your garage secure. If you’re a homeowner who would like to make your garage a safer place, these tips can help.

1. Install Motion Activated Lights

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The Risks of a Broken Garage Door

Garages are great additions to any home. They allow you to store your car and other belongings without worry of theft or vandalism.

However, even the best garages are not designed to last forever, and garages do sometimes break. If your garage door ever stops working, you will want to get it fixed as quickly as possible. This is especially true if the garage door has stopped working due to a spring issue.

While many people do not take broken garage doors seriously, they actually pose a major risk, which is why your broken garage door should be fixed right away.

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Why Should Professionals Install Your Garage Door?

When you need renovations around your home, you might be tempted to take the job on yourself. If you have some free time, you may like the idea of being proud for a job well done that you did with your own two hands. However, with replacing your garage door, you may find this is a job best left to the professionals. Here is why.

Safety Is a Real Concern

Garage doors, especially wood, are very heavy. You need to have enough helpers to assist you with the full weight of the door as the door is removed. When you are not experienced in removing garage doors, this can lead to disastrous results with possible multiple injuries. Continue reading “Why Should Professionals Install Your Garage Door?”

3 Key Components in an Automatic Garage Door

A surprising 45 percent of homeowners use an automatic garage door as the primary means of entering their home. For that reason, automatic garage door openers not only rank among the most convenient home appliances but also the most heavily used. Yet despite the ubiquity of automatic garage door openers, many homeowners fail to understand how these systems work.

Unfortunately, that lack of knowledge can make it hard to diagnose problems as they occur. If you would like to improve your understanding of your garage door and help keep repair costs to a minimum, keep reading. This article takes a closer look at three key components necessary for keeping your garage door functioning smoothly.

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4 Reasons to Convert to a Multiple Panel Garage Door

The single panel garage door style has been in use since Leno Martin created the first one-piece overhead garage door in 1936. This door type was an improvement over the more awkward swing-out style carriage doors that were in use.

At first, the concept of a roll-up multiple panel door was popular in industrial and commercial areas, but not yet used in residential homes. Today the multiple panel garage door is the most popular garage door style in use. Continue reading “4 Reasons to Convert to a Multiple Panel Garage Door”

Tips for Installing Windows in Your Garage Door

The typical garage is infamous for being dark, damp, and dingy. One way to give your garage a new lease of life is to install windows to let in light, enhance your home’s curb appeal, and simply improve the aesthetics of your garage door.

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Wind-Rated Garage Doors: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Utah experiences strong winds that can result in damage to residential, commercial, and municipal property. If you do not have a wind-rated garage door yet, seriously consider installing one. Here is a quick guide to wind-rated garage doors as you gear up to install one in your home.

Wind-Rated Garage Door Benefits

Wind-rated garage doors are different from standard garage doors in several ways. First, wind-rated doors consist of several layers of steel, wood paneling, aluminum, and other forms of insulation, making these doors comparably thicker and resistant to high wind speeds. Continue reading “Wind-Rated Garage Doors: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know”

Why Is Your Garage Door Bowing?

A garage door is more than just a functional entryway for your car. It’s part of your home’s exterior aesthetics, and it deserves all the attention and admiration it gets. But if your door is warped, it can throw off the entire appearance of your home.

Instead of a fresh, clean look, a warped garage door makes your home look old and uncared for — even though you may work hard to maintain it. Along with the unattractive appearance that a warped door gives your home, it can pose functionality and safety issues.

If you’re still not convinced that a warped garage door is something that needs attention ASAP, take a look at the basics behind this condition.

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