Garage Door Resources - A Better Garage Door, Inc.

Use the Wrong Door Springs? Here's What Could Happen

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After more than 40 years in business, a critical piece of advice we like to give homeowners when they have questions about their garage door is: “Trust your eyes and ears.” There is an old saying, “Seeing is believing.” The same applies to your ears. When we have been asked to come out to a customer’s house on a service call, one of the first things we do is a visual inspection of the door and hardware, including springs, rails, sensors, and all other components needed for your garage door to operate smoothly and safely. We will then attempt to open or close the door, listening for tell-sale sounds indicating there is a mechanical or some other problem to be aware of.

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How Often Do Garage Doors Need Maintenance?

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Garage doors of one kind or another have been around for centuries. At one point, they secured the entrance to structures used to house carriages. Now, as has been the case since the late 19th century, their primary function is to guard an attached or detached building where people store their cars. The technology which makes them possible has, of course, evolved over time, but the key purpose of a garage door remains unchanged.

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Five Different Types of Insulation for Your Garage

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Even if you are a full-fledged winter fanatic who can't wait to hit the slopes and who thinks breaking out the snowblower is fun, one thing you do not like about winter is the heating bill. Most homeowners put in long hours trying to find ways to reduce their heating bill but many still overlook a significant source of heat loss: the garage.

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