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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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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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Get to Know Your Garage Door’s Support System

Considering everything about your garage, the garage door is the star of the show. Without the unwavering security it provides, you wouldn’t be able to store anything safely in your garage. Without its ability to easily and quickly open and close, you wouldn’t be able to drive your car in and out of the garage; or simply wheel out your lawn mower, snow blower, boat or anything else, large or small, you keep in your garage. When movie stars get an award. they often thank all the people who supported them and made the award possible. Well, as the star performer […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Needing Garage Door Repair

You might not think of it this way, but one of the most amazing facts about your home is that you don’t need  Garage door repair more often. Think about it. It’s the largest, heaviest and one of the most frequently used moving objects in your home. The next largest moving object (maybe your front door?) is a fraction of its size. Even your garage door opener, which lifts and lowers this massive moving object every day, can give you decades of repair-free operation. Wouldn’t life be great if you got that kind of performance from everything in your home, […]

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Your Garage Door Might be the Most Important Part of Your Home’s Curb Appeal

It’s not often that your garage door will be included in any discussion about your home’s curb appeal. Curb appeal is the attractiveness of your home when viewed from the street in front of it. And garage doors are way down the lists of most people’s ideas of what affects curb appeal. The Importance of Curb Appeal Despite its popularity in real estate listings, the importance of curb appeal is most likely underestimated by homeowners and real estate agents alike. More than one study tells us that buyers can make a decision to buy within 30 seconds of seeing a […]

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