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LiftMaster Elite Series Garage Doors from Markham Garage Doors

LiftMaster Garage Doors Offer Quality, Security, Maximum Performance At one point in time, automatic garage door openers were considered to be somewhat of a luxury.  In an era of burgeoning technology, having the capacity to raise and lower a garage door automatically rather than manually was an extravagance limited to very few homeowners. Today, garage door openers are far more commonplace in new and older homes alike. A combination of greater awareness/familiarity, advanced technology, and affordability has given homeowners an opportunity to take advantages of such benefits as: Convenient access – especially during inclement weather Increased home security– protecting family and […]

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If Your Garage Door Won’t Open, It May Be Due to a Broken Spring

A Broken Garage Door Spring is a Likely Reason Why the Door Will Not Open When a garage door suddenly refuses to open, homeowners are often bewildered – it was working just fine yesterday, so what could possibly have happened between then and now to cause this state of perplexity?  After a few unsuccessful attempts to lift the door either manually or using the remote for the automatic door opener, and perhaps a few choice words also, homeowners begin to accept the fact that something is mechanically wrong with their door. In a majority of such cases, the likely culprit is […]

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Seasonal Maintenance Tips for Garage Doors

Garage Door Maintenance Should Be Part of Your Springtime Property Clean-Up Many homeowners look forward to the return of spring weather so they can begin their annual property clean-up practices.  Part of these so-called rituals includes an inspection of the lawn, landscaping, and home exterior to assess the extent of any winter damage and develop a plan-of-attack to get the property in order as quickly as possible. Very often, however, homeowners might overlook critical components of their home that should also be inspected and receive the proper attention and maintenance required to keep them in optimal working condition – one […]

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Replacing Your Old Garage Door with a Modern Glass Garage Door

Contemporary Glass Designs are Viable Options for Garage Door Replacement At one time, the composition of a garage door was somewhat elementary, consisting of a single piece of wood or aluminum that would swing out-and-up to open.  There was little in the way of insulation either, often because the garage was detached from the home and its main function was to house/park a vehicle and/or provide some storage space. Garage door designs were also rather basic; however, as attached garages became more common and door visibility thereby increased, more attention was devoted to aesthetics or curb appeal.  Furthermore, technological advances brought […]

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Choosing the Right Garage Door for Your Home

Your Choice of Residential Garage Doors Must Address Several Critical Factors Virtually all homeowners would likely agree that shopping for a new garage door is not an everyday occurrence.  In fact, unlike shopping for food or clothing, or perhaps even a major purchase such as a new vehicle, replacing residential garage doors may only be necessary once in more than 25 or 30 years – barring accident or a lack of maintenance. In addition to this inexperience, in a manner of speaking, it can be somewhat difficult to purchase garage doors sight unseen.  While it may be convenient to buy certain types […]

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How to Adjust Chamberlain Garage Door Openers

Ways to Keep Chamberlain Garage Door Openers Working at Optimum Levels In the vast majority of cases, Chamberlain garage door openers will open and close smoothly and efficiently each and every time they are so required. It is also generally accepted that the lifecycle for these garage door openers should be roughly 10 to 15 years, assuming a performance rate ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 open-and-close cycles annually. When the aggregate number of multiple-year cycles is taken into consideration, it can certainly have a toll on garage door openers, simply due to the vibrations of normal operation as well as the repeated effects of starting and […]

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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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