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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 […]

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6 Reasons to Consider a New Steel Garage Door

From all of us here at Markham Garage Doors, best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season and a very happy New Year! If you’re thinking about installing a new steel garage door in 2018, this post will be helpful. As a garage door company, we get asked about the different materials that garage doors can be made from. These include wood, steel, fiberglass, and aluminum. But it isn’t until a customer becomes interested in a particular material that we get into any detail about its features and benefits. And we’ve never done so on the blog. Until today. The Benefits […]

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Yikes! You Just Crashed into Your Garage Door – Now What?

Most of us think that driving into the garage door is a mistake we’ll never make until it actually happens. And it happens far more often than anyone thinks. If you want to get an idea, just take a closer look at the garage doors in your neighborhood, you’ll spot the tell-tale dents and dings. If anything, with more hectic kids’ schedules and cell phone use, there as many garage door crashes now as there ever was. But, just like with everything else to do with garage doors, most homeowners don’t know what to do when they drive into the […]

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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

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. The risk of having your car stolen is just one of the often-serious consequences of leaving your garage door open, even for a short time. Here are a few more. 1. Risk of a Home Invasion Attached garages that have entry […]

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Who You Should Believe When Trying to Find the Best Garage Door Company

There’s a good argument for the fact that the coming of fall is more of a ‘new year’ than the actual New Year in January. In addition to the changing weather, we all return from summer vacations, start school (or get the children back to school) and generally get out of our more relaxed summer habits.  For homeowners, fall can be a time of reassessing their home and focusing on any improvements that it needs. If you’ve been thinking of a new garage door or garage door opener, or if your door needs any maintenance or repair, the fall can […]

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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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5 Storage Ideas to Finally Have an Organized Garage

Even if you’re a ‘neat freak’ (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) and keep a meticulously organized home, chances are that your garage is one of the most unorganized spaces in your home. At the other end of the spectrum, if you have a hard time keeping anything organized (and there’s nothing wrong with that either!) your garage can be nothing less than a disaster zone. Regardless of where you fall on the ‘organization’ scale, there’s one way for you to make your garage more organized and potentially get more use and even living space from it. Garage Storage […]

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