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How to Speed Up a Slow Opening Garage Door

Garage doors open so smoothly they feel as light as a feather. It’s easy to forget this is a highly complicated mechanical device that weighs hundreds of pounds. And considering most families uses their garages 3 or 4 times per day, that’s easily 1,000 times over the course of a year. After a few years, […]

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Garage Door Repair or Replacement? Issues to Consider

Is it time for a new garage door or can your garage door be repaired? Most doors need to be replaced every 30 years. The average homeowner will replace at least one garage door during their lifetime. Most openers last about 12 years, so you’ll likely need to replace the opener at least once during the lifespan of the door. Loud garage doors will usually operate much quieter when they’ve been properly oiled. You can also tighten down any loose bolts for a significantly quieter garage door. On the other hand, if your garage door is missing two or more panels, you should consider replacement. Also if your garage door has appearance issues that a coat of paint won’t cure, you might consider installing a new one.