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Understanding the Different Types of Garage Door Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are a mainstay of overhead garage doors. Most homeowners have at least a passing knowledge of what they are and what they do. They know that the torsion spring sits above the door parallel to it and lifts and lowers the door by uncoiling and coiling respectively. They also know that torsion springs store massive amounts of energy when coiled and thus are extremely dangerous to work with and around. But what most homeowners aren’t aware of is that there are two main types of torsion springs, oil tempered and zinc galvanized, and that both have their advantages and disadvantages. In this post we’ll compare the different types of garage springs.

Many garage doors use extension springs instead of torsion springs. Click the 'Torsion springs' link above to see the difference.

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Tapping Into Your Garage Doors Aesthetic Potential

Ultimate Garage Door Repair Guide

There comes a time in the life of every home when it could use some external repairs. That may entail a new paint job, new windows and doors, an expanded porch, new siding or all of the above and more. If you’re like most homeowners however you don’t have unlimited funds to sink into this type of work so you need to find those ways you can get the most bang for your buck. One often overlooked way to ramp up your home’s curb appeal without breaking the bank is to repair the look of the garage door. In this post we’re going to look at some ways you can do just that.

Renovating: The Ultimate Garage Door Repair Guide for Broomfield and Beyond

When most folks think about garage door repair they think about things like replacing the motor or straightening the tracks; maybe replacing a torsion spring. But aesthetic repairs are just as important as physical repairs because the garage door typically accounts for a third or more of what passersby see when they look at your house. If you’d like your home to present a fresher, more attractive profile to the world consider the following ways you can repair the way your garage door looks.

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Just Why Do Garage Doors Affect Home Value So Much?

When people think about things that can impact the curb value as well as market value of their home they typically think of things like landscaping, a new paint job and perhaps new windows. What often gets left out of the discussion is the garage door. But it shouldn’t be. In most cases the garage door is the single biggest element of the home’s exterior. Depending on how the home is oriented to the street it may make up 1/4 to 1/3 of what people see when they look at the house. In this post we’ll examine that and other reasons why the garage door is so important to your home’s overall value.

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