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Common Garage Door Parts that May Need Replacement

Garage doors are actually fairly complicated pieces of machinery, with a lot of moving parts. Though with care and regular maintenance they can last many years without issue, there are some common failure points that should be inspected somewhat regularly, especially when strange noises and other outside-the-norm behavior starts cropping up. Let’s take a look […]

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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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Best Practices that Can Prolong Garage Door Life

Three Simple Tips for All Garage Owners A garage door offers a convenient way to enter and exit your home, store vehicles, and keep your property safe. As long as you follow proper maintenance and safety precautions, you can expect to have a garage door that performs well for many years to come. Here at […]

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This Lubricant Should Never Be Used on Garage Doors

Don’t Use WD-40 on Your Garage Door! A quick tip for all garage owners around the world: don’t use WD-40 for garage door lubrication. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a lubricant. It’s actually a solvent. It will strip out every last bit of oil, leaving full on metal-to-metal contact. Initially, this might provide improved […]

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Overhead vs. Carriage Style Garage Doors

Though overhead garage doors are by far the most popular style of garage doors on the market, they are not the only ones available. Carriage-style, sometimes called swing-out doors, are a classic look that was developed back in the 1920’s. They open outwards on hinges and were originally made for horse-carriages to be parked inside. They’re a bit less complicated to install than an overhead, but are quite difficult and heavy to operate on a full-size garage big enough to park a car in. Carriage styles do have their use though, as they take up less space on the ceiling of the garage and can open up the entire room for use.