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How to Choose a Garage Door?

Functional and easy to use, the overhead / sectional garage door has been the most prevalent type of garage door in the last few decades in the U.S. Composed of several panels that slide inside tracks via rollers, the door when it is actuated, is housed under the ceiling of the garage thus freeing up a maximum of storage space. This type of door has several advantages: excellent performance in thermal insulation, optimal use of the garage by saving space, good security, and a nice aesthetic appearance. How to choose your garage door? While taking into account your budget, you […]

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Prepare a Garage Door for Winter

Winter in Wisconsin can hit us, and it can hit us hard, especially when we’re not prepared for it. Thus, we should always aim to prepare your most valued possessions in time for winter. Obviously, we want to prepare our house, including the garage for it. So how do we prepare a garage door for winter? Make sure the hardware is in place Your garage door has a lot of moving parts and movement to do, so the hardware can become a bit loose. To prevent this from causing problems it would be smart to tighten them all up. All […]

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Summer Garage Door Maintenance

Garage doors today are built to last 15 to 20 years. If you want to maximize the use of your door, you will need to give it a periodic summer garage door maintenance, to ensure that you catch any problems early. And with the summer months, comes summer maintenance for your home. There are important summer maintenance tasks to be done. The heat and humidity of the summer can make a garage extremely uncomfortable and this could be dangerous if combustible supplies are stored in a garage. Here are some of the ways we would help in maintaining your garage […]

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How to Avoid a Garage Door Scam

To avoid a garage door scam, you need to ensure that you choose a service provider very carefully when upgrading, or opting for a new garage door installation. Simply put, there are “scammers” on every corner nowadays, and many unsuspecting victims fall prey to their devious ploys without even realizing until afterward, when it’s too late. Homeowners, in particular, are susceptible to a garage door scam because they tend to accept quotations at face-value but thankfully there are many ways that you can ensure that the chosen service provider is legitimate, and it is certainly well worth the effort to validate credentials for the business in […]

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Top 2017 Home Improvement Trends

Everyone wants a home that they can be proud to showcase to their friends and family when they visit. To really give your home the wow factor, it’s important that you keep up to date with the latest 2017 home improvement trends and keep on top of the game. Luckily, we’ve found the three essential trends for you. Smart Home Devices You’ve probably heard a lot about smart home technology but maybe you don’t fully understand how it can improve your home. By using internet connectivity, you can control household appliances with your smartphone. This means that in the future, […]

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How to Determine a Garage Door Spring Life Cycle?

It’s a good practice to take the utmost care of your garage door. Most people think garage doors once fixed last forever. Garage doors are held in place by springs. These springs are of different sizes and life cycles. The life cycle is based on use, which is the number of opening and closing of a door. The more a garage door is put into use the more its life cycle depreciates and vice versa. There are mainly two types of garage door springs, of which each has its own unique installation method and life cycle. Below are the types: […]

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3 Essential Tips to Stop Your Garage Door Freezing This Winter

During the winter months, there’s nothing more annoying than trying to leave for work and having to find a way to leverage your garage door open because it’s frozen shut. That’s when we normally get the de-icer and lubricant out and go crazy with it to make sure it doesn’t happen again. However, that can sometimes provide you with more issues than solutions. Here we’ve provided you with three essential tips to prevent your garage door hinges freezing. Garage door lubrication with a silicon or lithium-based lubricants We use grease to lubricate bike chains and door handles, so why wouldn’t […]

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Types of Garage Door Rollers

Types of Garage Door Rollers to Consider When is the last time you sat down and really considered what type of garage door roller you’re currently using? If your first thought was something like “What is a garage door roller” or “What difference does it make”, then you may want to continue reading! Garage door rollers are composed of a steel stem with a wheel on one end which can be made of various materials, all of which provide their own unique benefits and disadvantages. Examples of commonly available materials for roller wheels are: Plastic Nylon Steel with bearings Steel […]

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Garage Door Springs

Types of (Common) Garage Door Spring Mechanisms Did you know that there are two (main) different types of spring mechanisms you can install in your garage door? One can either choose to have torsion or extension springs on their garage door, each of which boasts its own benefits. But how does one determine which type of spring mechanism is the most efficient or, at the least, is the most fitting for them? In order to answer this, you must ask yourse   lf whether efficiency or cost-effectiveness is paramount to you. Below you will find an in-depth comparison of the […]

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Garage Door Weather Stripping

Weather Stripping: What is it and Why is it Important?   If you are unfamiliar with weather stripping, it is a strip comprised of a material of your choosing which blocks any gaps between a specific door and adjacent wall. Although this may seem trivial at first, it absolutely is not. When your garage is an extension of your house, it must be temperature regulated just as the rest of the house. If your garage door has gaps around it, you begin spending exorbitant amounts on monthly bills to either keep the house heated or cooled down. In order to […]

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