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3 Garage Door Repair Myths Busted

Garage doors can be very deceptive. They can last for decades, which might make you think that you’ll never need a garage door repair. They are also very easy to operate, even when opening and closing them manually, which can lead you to believe they are always easy to handle. Unfortunately, those deceptive characteristics of garage door have led to many myths about repairing them. Myths that, at best, can end up costing you more to repair and, at worst, cause you serious injury. Don’t Believe These Garage Door Repair Myths Even if you are a committed DIY repair person, […]

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How to Get through the Busiest Time of Year for Your Garage

You probably don’t think about a ‘busy’ time of year for your garage. But, if you did, you’d realize that you’re probably in and out of your garage more in the autumn months than at any other time of year. If you haven’t done some or all of these yet this fall, you’ll probably be doing them soon. You’ll be putting away your garden furniture; taking out your rake; storing your summer garden tools; finding a place for the patio umbrella; getting the hot tub cover out of storage; putting away all the summer toys; polishing off the snow blower; […]

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How to Winterize Your Garage Door

You change the filter on the furnace. You top-up the antifreeze in your car. You buy road salt for the driveway. You do them all because you want to minimize the chances of an accident or inconvenience in the middle of winter. So why don’t you winterize your garage door? It might not be a disaster, but the moment your garage door decides to not work will probably be the coldest, stormiest and darkest moment of the winter. It might be a ways off, but now’s the best time to get your garage door ready for winter. 4 Steps to […]

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Beware These 3 Garage Door Scams

We love what we do here at Markham Garage Doors. But, unfortunately, the business we’re in is ripe for garage door scams run by unscrupulous installers. And that can reflect badly on every garage door installer. So we like to make you aware of some of the scams we come across so you can avoid being a victim. Last year we told you about what to look for to spot a garage door scam. The more we hope the scammers disappear and stop casting a shadow over our industry, they seem to keep coming up with new ways to deceive […]

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3 Money-Saving Reasons to Check Your Garage Door Seals

Your garage door seals and weatherstripping are one of those things that you don’t think about twice. You mostly see the rubber strip on the bottom of the door (it’s called a rubber astragal!) and think that it’s nice that the garage door maker decided to put it there. But the rubber astragal, the weather stripping around the garage door frame and the seals between the panels of your doors play a very important role in the function o your door. A role that can save you lots of money. Why You Should Check Your Garage Door Seals and Weather […]

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The Benefits of Having Garage Door Windows

After style, color, size and construction materials, wondering whether you should get windows in your garage door can seem like just another item on a long list. If you already have a windowless garage door, you may have wondered what it would be like to make the switch. To help you make a decision, we thought we’d put together a list of benefits of having garage door windows. We think you’ll find at least a couple of points that you may not have considered. Garage Door Window Benefits 1. Let the Sunshine In The first and perhaps most obvious benefits […]

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How to Protect the Most Expensive Thing in Your Garage

Unless you’ve managed to squeeze a cabin cruiser into your garage, your car is probably the most expensive thing in it. While the general feeling is that, once it’s in the garage, your car is ‘protected’, the reality can be quite different. From something falling off a shelf and damaging the car, to scratching it as you work around it, or the kids leaning their bikes against it, there are many ways that the garage can be a bit of a hostile environment for your car. So, while your garage protects your car from things like sun and snow, there […]

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Want a More Comfortable Home? Install an Insulated Garage Door

When you think of ‘home comfort’, insulation is usually part of your thinking. A well-insulated home, including attic and wall insulation, and thermal windows, stays warmer in winter and cooler in summer. But, unless you have an uninsulated garage door, your home might not be as comfortable as possible. Even in well-insulated homes, an attached garage can be like a ‘hole’ in that insulation. When you insulate your home, you usually insulate the attic and outside walls. You don’t insulate the walls and floors inside the home. Why would you? Inside walls and floors don’t let in any heat or cold […]

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3 Features of The Future of The Garage

Garages have remained much the same since they started housing horseless carriages in the early twentieth century. Even seemingly ‘modern’ advancements, like garage door openers, have been around for a long time. And if you look at some of the ‘new’ designs for garage doors, you’ll spot many carriage doors styles that even pre-date car garages. So with garages changing very little over the past century, you might think that they won’t change very much in the next century. But that thinking could very well be wrong. In fact, it might be safer to bet that garages will change more […]

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Looking for the Best Garage Door Installer?

If you’ve visited a lot of garage door installer websites in your hunt for a new door. You might have noticed something in common with a few of them. Many garage door installation companies will have a page or blog post devoted to something like. “How to find the best garage door installation company” or “things to look for in the right garage door installer”. Those pages can have some very helpful information. But, of course, you can bet that the installation company only includes tips that they can fulfill. In other words, after you read the post. That company […]

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