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How Not Replacing Your Garage Door Can Cost You More

Your garage door is great, eh? It just keeps on working, up and down a couple times a day, every day, year-round, and it’s like you never have to think about it. Every homeowner knows that, when it comes to maintaining the house, “there’s always something”. But that something never seems to be the door on the garage. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the incredible dependability of your garage door might be costing you money. Intentionally or not, most homeowners live by to old adages: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and “the squeaky […]

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Why Isn’t Your Garage Door Working Properly?

As we write this post, we’re in the midst of the first real snowfall of the winter here in Markham. For us, the first sign of snow makes us think of problems that may occur this winter. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to help keep your garage door working properly. Why? Because it seems like, while it rarely happens, if your garage door is going to have a problem, it’ll be at the worst possible time, like the middle of a snowstorm.   Just in case it happens to you this winter, here are some of the reasons why your garage […]

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What Happens When Your Garage Door is Unbalanced

If your garage door is unbalanced it may not close completely. Your garage door is a bit of a mystery. It tends to work day in and day out with very few problems. But, if you took a closer look at exactly what your door goes through every time it opens or closes, you’d be surprised that something doesn’t go wrong every time. Think about it. Your garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in your home. Yet it is held above your head by tiny rollers that run along a slim aluminum track. The door’s bulk is […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Leave Your Garage Door Open

Table of Contents Why You Should Never Leave Your Garage Doors Open1. Risk of a Home Invasion2. Animal Infestation3. More Cleaning4. You Could Be Liable5. The Security of Everything in the Garage Why You Should Never Leave Your Garage Doors Open Sometimes it makes perfect sense to leave your garage door open. In winter, if you like to warm-up your car in the mornings, you’re not going to start it and close the door, unless you want carbon monoxide poisoning. But idling vehicles left unattended, even those ‘safely’ in the garage, are a temptation that few car thieves can resist. […]

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An Important Layer of Security for Your Garage & Home

If you’ve never heard of ‘consumer paralysis’, you’ve probably experienced it. It can happen when you’re shopping for something and are faced with so many options, you don’t know which one to choose. Nowhere is consumer paralysis more likely to set in than when you’re trying to find new locks for the entry doors of your home. In addition to the almost limitless designs, colors and finishes, there always seems to be a new technology, like biometric locks or Bluetooth-enabled locks, vying for your attention and offering higher levels of security. But, interestingly, if you’ve ever looked for locks for […]

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A Checklist for Storing Tools, Equipment, and Garden Furniture in Your Garage this Winter

It was wet, windy and cooler than normal, but all that doesn’t really matter now. The summer of 2017 is coming to a close here in Markham and that means it’s time to put away all the outdoor summer stuff for the winter. One of the main problems that homeowners face when storing the patio furniture, tools, and sports equipment is finding space in the garage for it all. While everything had its place when you took it out last spring, you’ve probably filled those areas with other ‘stuff’ during the summer and now, well, who knows how you’ll get […]

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4 Common Questions from Our Customers About Garage Doors

We love it when customers ask questions. We figure the more they know, the better they’ll be able to find the right garage door, opener and company to install them. And we all know who that is! We get lots of FAQ-style questions, like ‘what does a garage door cost?’ and ‘how quickly can you install a garage door?’ (Unfortunately, the answer to both questions is: ‘it depends’. First on which door you want to install, and second on the situation of your garage, although doors can generally be installed in half a day if the door you want is […]

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How to Choose a Garage Door Installation Company

We’ve talked before about the fact that, if you suspect that you need a new garage door, it’s probably one of the only times on your life that you’ll ever buy one. That means it’s tough to know how to go about finding a garage door, how much to pay and how to get it installed. While we’ve told you before about how to spot garage door scams, today we’ll tell you what to look for in a garage door company that tells you they are the most reliable choice. 1. Check Them Out Online The beauty of the internet is […]

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Just How Valuable is Your Insulated Garage Door?

First, just to be clear, when we ask ‘how valuable is your insulated garage door?’, we’re talking about straight-forward, money-in-your-pocket valuable. It’s not something that most homeowners consider about their garage doors – that it actually saves money or is a way for them to get more money. We realize that might sound a bit far-fetched. We don’t necessarily mean you can make money by projecting movies onto it on a Friday night and charging admission (but think about the popcorn and soft drink revenue too!). To give you an idea of where we’re going with this, just think of […]

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Homeowners Aren’t the Only Ones Interested in Garage Doors

When most people hear the word ‘garage’, they immediately think of the place in their homes where they park their cars (or at least where they are supposed to park their cars!). But that doesn’t mean homeowners are the only people who have an interest in garage doors. When you think about it, you see garage doors (or at least variations of them) in lots of different places. Table of Contents Who Else has an Interest in Garage Doors?Warehouses & FactoriesAutomobile Dealerships & Repair ShopsStorage FacilitiesArchitects & Building Designers Who Else has an Interest in Garage Doors? The simple fact […]

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