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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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Know Your Garage Door Inside and Out 

If you have a garage door, chances are that it’s broken once or twice over the last few years. With a quick call to a garage door repair company, it was likely fixed within a few hours. You really don’t pay attention to overhead doors until something goes wrong. And when things do go wrong, […]

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Keeping Your Garage Door Balanced

Most homeowners use their garage door multiple times a day, which can add up to almost a thousand times per year. The door will naturally go through wear and tear, especially if it is not routinely maintained or repaired. One of the most common repairs that garage doors go through is doors being unbalanced. Your […]

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Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

A garage door is an investment in the value of your home. It has nearly a dollar for dollar return. Some realtors estimate the ROI on new garage door installation is 97% on average, probably even more in a competitive realty market like El Dorado Hills, California. So as you approach the question of whether […]

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The Solution to a Damaged Garage Door

If you own a garage door long enough, it will inevitably happen — a damaged door. It’s the law of Murphy’s garage doors. You can be careful and do all the preventative maintenance in the world, but something inevitably will go wrong — eventually. That’s just part of the deal of owning a home — […]

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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called swing-out doors, are a classic look that was developed back in the 1920’s. They open outwards on hinges and were originally made for horse-carriages to be parked inside.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.