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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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You Need a New Garage Door Opener When…

Garage door openers can last a very long time. If you don’t use your door too often, or if you simply ‘got a good one’, your door opener can work efficiently for decades. But that longevity can also hide the signs that it’s time for a new opener. It’s simply human nature to ‘adjust’ to the things around us. As things gradually change, we adjust to the changes and don’t really notice they’ve happened. Kinda like watching your children grow up. But, while not realizing that your ‘little boy’ is now shaving is just one of those foibles of life, […]

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Why You Should Call a Pro if Your Garage Door Doesn’t Open or Close Properly

While there are lots of reasons why your garage door might not open and close properly, if you eliminate reasons due to the garage door opener, like blocked or misaligned photo eyes, or a stripped gear, then the issue very likely involves the garage door spring(s). If you have a manual door, you should be able to open and close the door relatively easily. If not, and there are no other obvious problems, like a blocked runner, then the problem will be with the spring(s). If you suspect there’s a problem with your garage door spring, we strongly recommend you […]

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How to Open Your Garage Door When the Power’s Out

People who live in Markham are very lucky. We rarely have to worry about power outages. And if the power does go out, it’s usually back on in a matter of minutes. But, if there is a downside, if the power does go out for more than a few minutes, it often means it will be out for an extended amount of time. And occasionally, like during the ice storm we suffered at the end of 2013, it can be out for days. Despite our absolute dependence on electricity, most of us made it through the ice storm relatively unscathed, […]

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How to Resurface Your Concrete Garage Floor with Epoxy

It’s the middle of a cold winter and, if you happen to use your garage as a place to park your car (really?!), the floor’s a mess. With all the snow falls we’ve had so far in Markham and Southern Ontario, your car picks up salt, sand and other road debris in the snow and slush that clings to it as you drive. Then, after you get home, the heat of your car’s engine raises the temperatures in your garage enough to melt all the snow. And what’s left? All that salt, sand and dirt ends up on your garage […]

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5 Tips to Childproof Your Garage

Do you remember what it was like when your children first came along? Among the many massive changes to your life, there was one small detail. You had to go through your entire home and remove or lock away almost everything that was within your child’s reach. Suddenly anything that was breakable or could be swallowed was strictly prohibited. You probably never knew your home could be such a dangerous place. But did you think of doing the same in your garage? While it’s not a problem while they are still infants, once toddlers begin to walk, they can get […]

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5 Ways to Maximize the Storage Space in Your Garage

Garages are for cars. But, judging by what you find inside most of them, garages are the place for anything but the car. Especially if you have kids, you have a lot of ‘stuff’, and anything that doesn’t have a place or is too big for your home, gets tossed in the garage. Not that there’s anything wrong with your garage playing that role in your home. It’s just that, in the act of tossing the stuff, garages can quickly become unorganized stacks of random items, fill up far faster than they should and never be a place where you […]

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