You walked into your garage to head to work this morning, only to see a mouse and some kind of bug with way too many legs scurry out of sight as you stepped in and turned on the light. Chances are, bugs and rodents are not your favorite creatures, and they certainly are not ideal […]
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5 Rules to Follow to Avoid Expensive Garage Door Repairs
Garage doors are amazing modern contraptions of convenience. When they work, we hardly think about them. One press of a button and the safety and the security of the garage opens before our very eyes. It’s one less thing we have to worry about as we leave for work and when we come home. It’s […]
Is Your Garage Door Opener Installed with Battery Backup?
It’s official. Come this July, all newly installed garage door openers in El Dorado Hills, Sacramento — in fact throughout the state of California — will require battery backup. But the truth is it doesn’t matter if your garage door opener is installed this year or 20 years ago — battery backup is still a […]
How Childproof is Your Garage Door?
Kids will be kids, but garage doors are dangerous heavy objects. Childproofing your garage door is important to their safety. There are a number of safety features you should be sure your garage door has, especially if you have an older door. Avoid injuries, or even worse, fatalities, by childproofing your garage door and teaching […]
3 Risks to DIY Garage Door Repair
Sure, some garage door repairs fit into the DIY category if you’re fairly handy with tools and can Google it. But remember a garage door weighs hundreds of pounds. It raises and lowers with amazing ease because of the incredible tension in your torsion springs, a withheld force that also makes them extremely dangerous. Plus, […]
The Worst Place Possible to Leave a Garage Remote
Prevent Theft By Safeguarding Your Garage Door Remote Thieves are particularly attentive to details we tend to not think so much about. One bad habit that could result in both a garage and home break-in is leaving your garage door remote clipped to the visor in your car. Would you hang the key to your […]
Leaving Your Garage Door Open May Not Be a Good Idea
Overhead garage doors are under immense amounts of pressure. Thanks to quality engineering and a variety of intricate parts that work in tandem, garage doors can automatically be opened thanks to a push of a button. While this makes opening and closing doors easier, it doesn’t change the fact that overhead doors are extremely heavy […]