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Thinking of installing that garage door yourself? It might seem an easy task but there are few basics that you should keep in mind. Safety, yours and that of your family, should be your first priority. And keeping this in mind, it is best to first understand how to install the door correctly without causing harm to yourself or people around you. Here’s a step by step explanation on the fundamentals of garage door  installation: Step 1: Importance of Understanding the Instructions in the Manual Most people skip the instruction manual conveniently and set up installation as if it were…

Garage door springs probably undergo the maximum wear and tear among all parts in your garage door. These little springs, mostly unnoticed by garage door owners, hold up the weight of your garage door and ensure that they are working properly. Any damage or malfunctioning in them can lead to serious and even fatal consequences. To ensure that your garage door keeps functioning normally, it is essential that you pay attention to the maintenance of garage door springs. Types of Garage Door Springs There are two types of door springs – the torsion spring and the extension spring.  The torsion…

There is hardly any fixture in your home that that is subject to as much regular wear and tear as garage doors. Hence, they are prone to breakdown. In case of a breakdown, do not panic as these may occur due to minor problems and you do not necessarily have to call in a technician to fix them. Even though some common garage door problems can be fixed, never make the mistake of fixing a difficult one that should be left to a professional. A few common garage door opener problems which you can fix yourself are explained here. First,…

Maintenance plans are essential for any appliance or asset. Your car is one good example. You would want it to be in good condition for a long period of time and hence, you invest in a maintenance plan so that it is regularly checked for faults and other performance related issues. By investing in a maintenance plan you ensure that your car has a longer life than otherwise, and that it performs well during this period. The same goes for a garage door too! How to Identify the Right Time for Maintenance? There are a few signs that tell you…

A broken garage door is a far more serious issue than you would imagine. It could not only allow the entry of insects and animals, but also thieves and robbers. So getting it fixed as soon as possible is important for your security. Although any garage door repair technician may fix your door, how to ensure that you get a thorough professional to fix the damage? Here are a few points that will help you identify a great garage door repair technician. Professional and Well Equipped A great garage repair technician will diagnose the problem in your garage door and…

If you have been mulling over the idea of installing the garage door  by yourself, think again! Assembling DIY products is definitely exciting and it gives you a sense of accomplishment, but putting together a garage door all by yourself is a completely different ballgame. There are several risks involved that may affect you or your family. Why You Shouldn’t Try To Install a Garage Door Yourself Professionals work with tools that ensure that all screws and bolts are in place and the door is fastened securely in place. When you are working on the garage door alone, there are good chances that…

Secure your garage when you are out of town. Here are a few tips that could help you prevent break-ins to your garage and keep your home and family safe while you are travelling. Garage doors are usually the first point of attack for burglars and thieves and hence it is important that you secure it in the most effective way possible. Here’s how you should go about it: 1. Store the remote safely Keep away the remote to your garage door opener in a safe place. Do not leave it in your car. 2. Make sure the emergency release…

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Several companies make it a part of their marketing strategy to sell you ideas that are not quite true. This rule applies to all products available in the market. Even garage doors! Here are a few myths busted about garage doors, so that you can make the right choice when choosing one for your home. 1. All garage doors are made equally Nothing could be further from the truth. You will find garage doors in a wide variety of materials – vinyl, wood or iron. It is always best to choose one that keeps you and your family safe from all…