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5 Garage Conversion Ideas

What’s a homeowner to do in the middle of one of the coldest winters in recent memory here in Markham? Aside from trying to keep your driveway and sidewalks free of snow and ice, you’re probably not getting into too many outdoor activities in what has been either double-digit below-freezing temperatures, or mini ice storms. But being stuck indoors can leave you at a loss for what to do next. Here’s a suggestion, next time you’ve had enough of Netflix, reading and social media, you can start thinking of the possibilities for converting your garage into a living space. Even […]

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Why DIY Garage Door Repair is Dangerous

Table of Contents Why You Shouldn’t Repair A Garage Door YourselfTwo Main Reasons for Fixing a Garage DoorThe Dangers of DIY Garage Door Repair1. Personal Injury2. Do More Damage3. It’s Simply Not Worth It Why You Shouldn’t Repair A Garage Door Yourself There are a lot of great reasons to do as many do-it-yourself repairs around the house and garage as you can. First of all, you can save a lot of money, especially for more specialized DIYs like working on your car. Working around the house can be a great diversion from your day-to-day routine and it also keeps […]

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4 Reasons an Insulated Garage Door is Worth the Investment

4 Reasons an Insulated Garage Door is Worth the Investment Many homeowners don’t think of their garage doors in the same way as they think of their regular front and back doors. Of course, they’re different, one lets people into and out of the house and the other is big enough for a car to drive through. But the differences shouldn’t really go beyond that. There’s no reason to think your garage door should be any less secure than any other door in your home. In fact, the garage is one of the most popular places for burglars to get […]

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Black Garage Doors That Can Modernize Your Home

When you imagine a garage door, black might not be the first colour that comes to your mind, but black garage doors have been a growing trend for homes over the last few years. If you’re looking to modernize your home’s exterior, we have a variety of the best black garage door options for you at Markham Garage Doors. Table of Contents Home Benefits Of Black Garage DoorsTop Black Garage Door Options We OfferGALLERY® Collection Garage DoorsModern Steel™ Collection Garage Doors Home Benefits Of Black Garage Doors Some advantages of installing a black garage door for your home include: A […]

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How Does a Garage Door System Work?

Most people use their garage doors every day to leave and enter their homes. With such frequent operation, that means you likely open and close your garage door at least 1,500 times per year. With so much use and dependence on your garage door, do you even know how it works? Most homeowners likely don’t understand how garage door openers work and only note their garage door system when something unexpectedly breaks. But by understanding the mechanics, parts and operations of your garage door system, you can better identify worn-out hardware early on, understand when you require garage door maintenance […]

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TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS REGARDING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

First, we would like to say thanks to all our customers. We’re all in this together, and our actions will determine how we rebound from this pandemic. We are open for business to keep our customer’s garage doors operating during these difficult times. We ask that you respect our policies as we will, in turn, respect yours and your home.   We are doing everything in our power to stop the spread, this includes: The closure of all our 4 showrooms. Parts sales will be paid in full by phone or email, parts will be left at the door for […]

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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. Table of Contents Don’t Believe These Garage Door Repair Myths1. The Garage Door Isn’t Complicated, So […]

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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. Table of Contents […]

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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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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. Table of Contents Garage Door Window Benefits1. Let the Sunshine In2. Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal3. […]

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