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Warning: Don’t Lubricate Garage Door Tracks!

Not All Your Garage Door Parts Need Lubricant Keeping your garage door parts well-lubricated is generally considered a good idea when it comes to prolonging the lifespan of your door. Nearly every part could use a light coating of silicone or white lithium grease a few times a year. However, one mistake often made by […]

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Should You Consider Garage Door Installation or Just Repair?

To repair or install a new garage door? If Shakespeare owned his own home in the 21st century, that’s what he would be asking himself on a Sunday afternoon. But not even classical British literature can tell you what to do in this situation. We all must decide for ourselves. But keep in mind how much of your home’s appearance is focused on your garage door. It’s no wonder that installing a new garage door has been found to have one of the highest returns on investment when it comes to home improvement. It also depends on the issue. If your door is clatters and bangs, try oiling it with garage door lubricant and tightening down and loose bolts. Should it hang from one side, have the door professionally balance. When panels are missing, the door is rusty and heavily dented, you might be better off starting fresh with a new door. That’s something that really should be done every 20 to 30 years anyway.