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Garage Door Window Replacement

Do-It-Yourself Garage Door Repairs Might Include Replacing a Window Upgrading a paneled garage door with a smart-looking series of windows can provide homeowners with a distinctive combination of aesthetics and functionality.  While adding a degree of curb appeal to the home, these windows also allow for penetration of natural light, in turn permitting family members to enter the garage without the immediate need to flip the light switch to the ‘on’ position. Unfortunately, through normal wear-and-tear plus exposure to the elements over time, garage door parts/panels will require repairs, and replacing a garage door window is no exception.  However, unlike some garage door repairs, such as those requiring a […]

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Different Types of Garage Door Materials

Table of Contents Garage Doors Available in a Range of Materials that Appeal to Different NeedsWoodSteelFiberglassAluminumWood compositeMarkham Garage Doors Offers an Extensive Inventory from Top Manufacturers Garage Doors Available in a Range of Materials that Appeal to Different Needs With the advent of the automobile came a need for a private facility where owners could shelter or protect their vehicles; hence the concept of a dedicated garage rather than a more multi-purpose structure such as a barn or carriage house.  It would naturally follow that the often heavy, awkward, and inflexible doors of barns and carriage houses would evolve into more aptly-designed garage doors. Initially, […]

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Common Garage Door Problems And How To Fix Them

Determining When Required Garage Door Repair Can Be A Do-it-Yourself Task Whether a garage is used for vehicle parking, storage purposes, a workshop, or private access to the home, the garage door will probably be opened and closed a considerable number of times on a daily or weekly basis. And undoubtedly, irrespective of manual or automatic operation, the repetitiveness of these opening-and-closing cycles will take its toll on the door and its hardware, eventually necessitating some degree of repair. When a garage door malfunctions, it can be particularly inconvenient for the homeowner and their family, because the breakdown is usually an unexpected event that […]

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Proper Garage Door Maintenance Includes Checking The Balance Of The Door

In many instances, certain events or circumstances will trigger homeowners to schedule or perform a particular maintenance activity. The change to daylight savings time might prompt the need to inspect the central air conditioning system while the arrival of cooler temperatures in the fall could signify that the furnace is due for its annual cleaning. Unfortunately, when the subject is garage door maintenance, that trigger often occurs in a reactive fashion – that is, something goes wrong with the garage door before any thoughts of maintenance are entertained. This becomes one of those ‘lesson learned’ scenarios once the homeowner receives an invoice for their garage […]

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Open A Frozen Garage Door With Caution To Avoid Potentially Costly Repairs

Despite the best intentions of homeowners with respect to their garage door winterizing and maintenance, Mother Nature seems to a find way to circumvent these precautionary steps. One such side effect of her winter’s wrath is a garage door that has been frozen shut, usually at the most inopportune time possible – like the day that a family member needs the car to attend a major meeting, an important medical appointment, or a mid-term exam. If, or when, this situation occurs, homeowners can virtually be assured of the following: That many other homeowners are most likely experiencing the same issue That many other […]

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Keep Your Garage Dry In The Winter To Protect Against Property Damage

Pulling into the driveway on a cold and stormy winter day, many/most homeowners will likely want to keep warm by parking their car in the garage and entering the dry and comfort of their home as quickly as possible. Perhaps one of the last thoughts on their mind is stepping out in the cold winter air to clear any snow, ice, road salt, or gravel from the exterior and underside of the vehicle before parking it in the garage. Because the temperature inside the garage is most likely warmer than the outside air, all of this accumulated material will melt […]

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A Garage Door Opener Provides Convenience Plus Durability And Safety Options

In some ways, an automatic garage door opener can be likened to a cellphone, central air conditioning, or a television remote control. People may not appreciate the levels of comfort and convenience offered by such amenities until the day comes when they push the appropriate button and, lo and behold, nothing happens. It would almost seem like the device arbitrarily, and without warning, can just decide when it shall work no longer. However, when a garage door opener is working properly, it may come as a surprise to learn that the device itself does not actually lift or open the door. The lifting force is provided by […]

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New Elite Steel Craft Garage Doors Offer A Wide Range Of Benefits

While the basic purposes of garage doors have not changed for decades, advancements in technology and design continue to provide new options for both the appearance and maintenance aspects of these amenities. After all, these highly visible doors can often represent as much as 25-30% of the curb appeal of a home while also demanding a fair bit of time in terms of annual upkeep. Homeowners who might be searching for ways to increase the aesthetic appeal/value of their homes and simultaneously looking to reduce their overall maintenance and utility costs may be interested in the new Elite Steel-Craft garage doors. These Steel Craft garage […]

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Impact Damage Or Wear-And-Tear Can Lead To Broken Garage Door Panels

Accidents happen. Nothing lasts forever. These are expressions that are uttered and/or heard many times each day when people try to rationalize or justify why something went amiss or off the tracks, so to speak. But any rationalization or justification is seldom needed in such cases because there is a large element of truth to these statements – accidents do happen and few things will last forever. This concept can also be applied to the lifecycle of such garage door parts as: Springs and cables Hinges and rollers Automatic Openers Sections or panels Due to their exterior exposure, garage door panels often face situations or conditions […]

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Garage Door Spring Repair Is Best Left In The Hands Of A Professional Service

There is a feeling of security when a homeowner steers their vehicle into the driveway after a long day and realizes that the warmth and comfort of their home are just seconds away. Unfortunately, these feelings can disappear in a flash when it is discovered that the garage door will not open – and further examination reveals that the cause of this renewed stress and frustration is a broken garage door spring that will need repairing before the door can be used again. Garage door springs are fundamental to the smooth and uninterrupted operation of a door, whether it opens/closes manually or with the aid of […]

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