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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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Adding Aluminum Capping To A Garage Door Frame Offers Several Advantages

Although there is a substantial amount of truth to the statement that a book should not be judged by its cover, it is often human nature to form and retain an opinion based on a first impression. This can be applied to practically every aspect of life from interpersonal relationships to material possessions – when it comes to the latter, people might assess both the value and the condition of a home simply by the appearance of its trim work, including the gutters and downspouts, window frames, and the frame of the garage door. While the look of the garage door and its adjoining […]

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Number One Ranking In Garage Door Repairs Earned Through Customer Service

Many suppliers in the retail or service industries, whether part of a business chain or an independent contractor, will make reference in their promotion/advertising that they are ranked number one in their specific market. For some consumers, this will immediately raise their level of skepticism – as in “can they actually back up their claim with proof?” Making an assertion is entirely different than making a firm statement based on fact. In the case of Markham Garage Doors, the facts clearly substantiate our position as the number one garage door repair service in the GTA. One such fact is our selection as the HomeStars Best Of […]

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New Collection Of Clopay Garage Doors Can Accommodate Several Needs

Although the prototype of a garage door can be traced back hundreds of years to a time when chariots were stored in gatehouses, the introduction/proliferation of the automobile likely gave rise to the modern concept of a garage door. People wanted/needed secure locations to park/store their new cars and so garage doors became a part of the solution. Garage doors have certainly come a long way since their use became more widespread. Adding to their basic functionality, garage doors have been adapted to accommodate a number of different needs and/or circumstances, including: Security features Aesthetic appeal – design and color Convenience (automatic openers) Variability in overhead space Variability in-door dimensions (single, […]

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There Are Several Circumstances That Can Lead To A Broken Garage Door Cable

Whether your garage door is operated manually or by an automatic door opener, it is quite natural and common to expect that the door will open and close every time without incident. Few people give much thought, if any at all, to the mechanics or intricacies of garage door springs and cables in relation to raising or lowering the door. Garage door cables have an integral role in the proper operation of the garage door. These cables are attached to brackets at the bottom of each side of the door and work in unison with the garage door springs to lift and lower the weight of the door as […]

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