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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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Repair Your Overhead Garage Door’s Photoeyes

Overhead garage door not working? One easy way to fix it is to check the sensor. This is a very common repair issue when it comes to overhead garage doors. The photoeyes at the bottom of the door transmit a signal that lets the garage door opener know the pathway is clear. If anything gets in the way and blocks the sensor, the door will automatically reverse itself. Occasionally, the sensors can get dirty, which can interrupt the sensor and prevent the door from closing. The sensors may be offset — make sure they are lined up properly. Your sensors may also be getting too much sunlight, which can cause them to act faulty.