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Garage Door Repairs That You Should Not Attempt Yourself

Professional Garage Door Repair Service May Outweigh Any DIY Cost Savings In many cases, a do-it-yourself approach to maintenance and repairs can be an effective cost-saving measure for homeowners.  Those who are motivated, and who have the time to invest, can attend to numerous aspects of home and property maintenance such as exterior painting, lawn care, landscaping, and replacing bathroom fixtures. The same attitude could be applied to do-it-yourself garage door repair – but only to a point.  Homeowners may be capable and comfortable to look after some types of garage door maintenance like: Tightening hardware Lubricating moving parts Replacing weather […]

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What Causes A Garage Door Spring To Break

Despite possible perceptions to the contrary, the raising and lowering of a garage door are not powered by manual means or by a mechanical device like an automatic door opener.  In their own right, garage doors are rather heavy, especially the wooden and/or densely-insulated varieties, and as such, their movement requires a significant amount of energy from another source – a garage door torsion spring. The torsion spring basically counterbalances the weight of the garage door throughout its opening and closing cycles.  Hence, garage door springs are designed to operate under a high degree of tension, in turn controlling/moderating the […]

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Ensure That Your Garage Door is in Shape for Spring

Inspect Your Garage Door This Spring for Signs of Operational or Repair Issues The return of spring weather also means the return of various outdoor activities for many homeowners and families.  As temperatures continue to climb, neighborhoods will be filled with the sights and sounds of grass cutting, skateboarding, and bike riding, fence and deck building, and washing/waxing the car. The reappearance of more amenable outdoor conditions and related home maintenance and leisure activities will also have an impact on the garage door; specifically, on the number of times, it is opened and closed on any given day.  Lawnmowers, bicycles, […]

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Garage Doors – Replacement Cost Versus Replacement Value

Garage Door Prices Are Just One Aspect When Considering Overall Door Value For a vast majority of homeowners, the reliability of their garage door is something that is commonly taken for granted. These doors open and close several hundred times per year, and for several years, to the point where homeowners may simply come to expect a flawless level of performance on an almost infinite basis – and it would also not be too startling if some of these same individuals found it difficult to remember just how long it has been since their current garage door was actually installed. This […]

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When Cleaning Your Garage This Spring, Include the Garage Door

Make Garage Door Maintenance a Routine Part of All Spring Cleaning Activities The time is fast approaching when homeowners will begin their outdoor spring cleaning rituals.  Many residential streets will soon be abuzz with families and neighbors cleaning out flower beds, washing windows, and ensuring that lawnmower engines and blades are in proper working order – all while enjoying the return of warmer air and sunshine after the cold days of winter. One of the common sites on a beautiful spring day is that of a homeowner cleaning their garage; this is evident by the sheer amount of belongings, equipment, […]

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Garage Door Window Inserts

Installation of Garage Door Windows Offers Aesthetic and Financial Benefits Many homes in Markham and the GTA have a sectional garage door with solid panels i.e. without window inserts.  A vast majority of these garage doors are rather stylish in their design and/or color, adding a measure of curb appeal to their respective homes and the surrounding neighborhood. Such charm is indeed a viable consideration for a new door installation or replacement. A door can represent as much as 25-30% of the façade of a home; therefore, its exterior appeal should be a pivotal factor in the buying decision.  But what about […]

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Add Windows to Your Garage Door to Enhance the Look and Value of Your Home

  Many homeowners will often dream of the upgrades or renovations that they would like to make to either the interior or the exterior of their home. In some cases, the changes may be intended to modernize or brighten living space, while in other instancesthey are seen as equity investments or, in simpler terms, enhancing the curb appeal of the home. Some of these changes may be more subtle in nature, others perhaps more elaborate, but they can all be pictured in the mind nonetheless. Unfortunately, many of these ideas and plans can be quashed for reasons of time, scope, […]

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Consider These Handy Accessories for Your Garage Door Opener

Garage Door Opener Accessories Provide Added Safety, Security, Convenience The introduction of the automatic garage door opener was indeed ground-breaking in its own right; it permitted drivers and family members to open and close their garage door without actually touching the door.  This was, and still remains, a convenience for many people, especially when they arrive home in wet, cold, and/or windy weather conditions. Garage door openers have certainly come a long way since their rudimentary beginnings.  While their principal function of a garage door opener remains the same – to open and close a garage door – their level of […]

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Protective Measures for Washing Your Car in the Garage During the Winter

Avoid Unneeded Garage Door Maintenance When Washing the Car in the Garage It is no secret that winter weather can be damaging to a vehicle, particularly the effects of road salt, sand, and frozen slush/ice on the undercarriage and side panels.  There are secondary issues to this situation as well, such as the unsightliness of an unclean vehicle and the sheer sloppiness of these materials as they thaw/drip onto the garage floor after the vehicle has been parked inside for a while. The easier solution would be to take the vehicle to a touchless carwash or perhaps even a pay-and-spray […]

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Factors That Affect the Operation of a Garage Door in the Winter

Winter Weather Conditions Can Result in a Need for Garage Door Repair Service After an unseasonably mild and snow-free beginning to winter, the inevitability of stormy weather and cold temperatures have finally arrived.  This means that many winter rituals have also returned, such as wearing warmer clothing, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate, and stocking up on rock salt and windshield washer fluid. Okay, these may not be rituals in the purest sense but they are common comforts and safety practices for a vast number of homeowners, in much the same way that they take solace in knowing that their […]

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