5 Great Reasons to Change Your Garage Door Opener


If your garage door opener is old enough to remember the Ed Sullivan Show, then it’s probably the time to think very seriously about getting an update.
 
We’ve put together five reasons why this is the safest course of action. It all comes down to making sure your garage door system is safe, as well as being able to take advantage of new technologies that will simplify your life.
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Is Your Old Garage Door a Danger?

Is Your Old Garage Door a Danger?

Every time you leave or arrive at your home, you see your old garage door. You think, “It’s no big deal. It makes a lot of noise, but it can wait a little longer. As long as it still opens and closes when I push the button, I’ll just wait to replace it.”

While you can definitely wait to have a garage door replaced, you should know that there are risks are you facing that could put your safety and that of your loved ones in jeopardy.

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How to Choose a Carriage House Door to Give Your Garage a Classic Look


“Carriage house” brings to mind a simpler time when craftsmanship and style mattered and even a simple garage door could appear well-made and even luxurious.
 
Carriage house garage doors were very common in the 1950s and ‘60s. They started to reemerge in the early 2000s as homeowners searched for a way to give their homes a more classic, country-style look in an urban or suburban setting.
 
Manufacturers of metal garage doors have embraced this nostalgic design trend. They have created doors that are metal, but look very similar to the wooden swinging doors. Of course, since they are metal, these new “carriage house” options are easier to maintain than the original wood doors.
 
Garaga is at the forefront of this classic look. The company has 7 different door models just in the carriage house style alone! This means people who want this classic look have to choose the door design and style that best fits their design plans. Here are some tips to help you choose the best classic garage door design for your needs.
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Electric Garage Door Openers 101


Electric garage door openers undoubtedly make our lives easier. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction you feel when it’s pouring down with rain and you can simply push that button from inside your car, drive into the garage and then step through the access door to your house without getting a single drop of rain on you… Bliss!
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Repair or replace? How to know when to act


If your garage door hasn’t been running as smoothly as it used to recently, you’re probably wondering what you should do about it.
 
It’s a large piece of equipment and over time things might start going wrong; perhaps it’s started making strange noises or you’ve noticed that it’s slowed down… The good news is that there are only a few instances where you will need to invest in a new garage door. In most cases, you will be able to get it repaired.
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Do I need reinforcement struts on my garage door?


If you’ve heard people talking about reinforcement struts and are wondering if you need them, you’ve come to the right place.
 
Not everyone needs to use reinforcement struts to strengthen their garage door, in fact, they’re only used in certain situations.
 
1. To support your garage door when it’s in an open position
2. To reinforce your garage door if you live in an area prone to hurricanes and strong winds
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The pros and cons of a garage door with walk-through door

If you’re wondering whether investing in a garage door with an attached pedestrian door is worth it, you’ve come to the right place. Indeed, having a pedestrian door is definitely worthwhile for some layouts, for example when garages are located in the basement of a house, rendering regular steel access doors (36” X 78”) next to the garage door or on the side of the garage impossible. Read More

5 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Get a New Garage Door


People often put off getting a new garage door. They may think: “as long as it opens and closes, upgrading to a new door is really not necessary.”
 
The most obvious reason to get a new garage door is that you should not wait until it stops working altogether. You do not want to end up in a situation where you need your car but you cannot get it out because the garage door will not open.
 
Yes, you certainly want to replace an aging garage door so that you can avoid this kind of emergency situation. Here are five other equally important reasons why you should consider upgrading your garage door right now.
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