Garage Door Blog

March 11, 2019

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Why a New Garage Door Puts Money in Your Pocket

Talk to any realtor at a party. They’ll tell you that curb appeal is the single biggest factor in determining the resale value of a home, hands down. And it’s not just the wine talking. It makes sense. People love looking good in the neighborhood,…

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February 24, 2019

3 Ways to Safeguard Your Home & Garage Door from Burglars

Every 18 seconds in the United States, a burglar breaks into somebody’s home, according to the FBI. In fact, 10 families will have their homes robbed in the 2 to 3 minutes it takes you to read this blog. And what’s the average cost of…

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January 28, 2019

Thinking About a Pet Door in Your Garage Door? Why That’s a HORRIBLE idea

We know you’re thinking about Fido or Mr. Whiskers. You have their best interests at heart. You really do. And it makes sense that installing a pet entrance in your garage door gives them independence, makes them feel important in the family. Except that it’s…

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January 14, 2019

5 Tips to Burglar-Proof Your Garage Door

Every 18 seconds, a home is broken into in the US. Roughly 60% of these break-ins occur during the day. And the most likely place they’ll enter is through the garage door. So when you go to work, the thieves are going to work too…

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January 7, 2019

The Secret to Maintaining a Long Shelf Life for Garage Door Springs

Our garage door repair company gets asked this a lot on service calls: How long will my garage door spring last? That depends on how often you use it. As Indiana Jones says, “It’s not the years. It’s the mileage.” Cycle Count Garage door torsion…

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December 3, 2018

Want a More Efficient Garage Door? What You Need to Know About Insulation

You might be surprised how big of an impact your garage door can have on your energy bill. Whether it’s heat in the winter or air conditioning in the summer, heating and cooling usually make up the majority of your electricity use. If your garage…

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November 26, 2018

Moldy Garage or Garage Door? Here’s What to Do

Garages get humid, especially in Roseville, California. Even in the cooler months of winter, the constant rain storms and dew can turn the inside of your garage into a virtual swampland. Those kinds of conditions are the perfect incubators for mold. The good news is…

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November 19, 2018

How to Clean a Disgusting Garage Floor with Household Non-toxic Products

Let’s lay it on the line: It’s impossible to truly enjoy your garage if the floor is disgusting. You could have the most beautiful garage door — insulated, made of wood composite materials — but if the floor is oil stained, cracked concrete, it’s nothing…

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October 29, 2018

Is Your Garage Door Repair Covered by Your Insurance Policy?

When it comes to garage doors, stuff happens. It’s inevitable. Your door is a several hundred pound object that goes up and down several times a day. You easily operate it over a thousand times in a course of a year. No wonder if it…

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October 22, 2018

Go Big or Go Home: What You Need to Know About Commercial Garage Doors

Commercial garage doors are just like home garage doors, but bigger right? Yeah, and your Toyota pickup truck is right in league with the big rigs. Think again! The truth is many industrial or agricultural garage needs require oversized doors, which can come with bigger…

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