Garage Door Resources - A Better Garage Door, Inc.

Diagnosing and Fixing Unusual Garage Door Issues

Confused homeowner standing by garage door with hands on his head

In previous articles we have shared our experience of the most common garage door problems that we encounter on our garage door repair rounds in Boulder, Denver and the surrounding areas. In this article, we are going to take a look at a few of the more unusual issues we have come across, along with our suggestions as to how they can best be resolved. It may be possible for you to tackle a couple of the issues yourself but, as a rule, we recommend contacting a team of experienced professionals such as ourselves. If you are in any doubt as to whether you can fix a garage door problem without putting yourself or your family in any danger, it is always best to call an expert.

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Five More Garage Door Safety Tips for 2020

Front of home with text reading 'garage door safety tips' over garage door

If you’re contemplating garage door replacement it’s a good time to bring yourself up to speed with garage door safety issues and practices. Why? Well, consider this sobering fact: it’s estimated that each year, in the US alone, some 20,000 to 30,000 people are injured in garage door accidents. It’s a sizeable problem that really doesn’t get enough press.

At various times in the past we’ve addressed some common garage door safety issues. But since your home can never be safe enough, especially if you have kids, there’s always room for a few more. This is especially true these days since doors can be opened from anywhere on earth a homeowner can get an internet signal. So, in honor of the New Year, (and the start of the new decade), let’s take a look at five more garage door safety tips.

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The Best Doors for Garage Conversions

Former Garage Converted to Living Room

If you have decided that you would like to convert your garage into an extra living area for your family, you have probably also considered replacing the existing door with something that is more visually appealing. While some homeowners opt to install sliding glass doors or wooden doors on hinges when they convert their garages, we recommend sticking with a conventional up-and-over garage door but choosing one that won’t look out of place in your newly-converted garage. We suggest choosing a conventional garage door because it means you will not have to spend any money altering the existing door frame and also because if you wish to move in the future, prospective buyers can easily convert the garage back to its original purpose.

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