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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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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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How to Find a Quality Garage Door Service

Like cars, garbage disposals, and blue suede shoes, garage doors will eventually break down and need repair. It’s inevitable. The average garage door goes up and down 2 to 3 times per day. That’s easily a thousand times per year for a two hundred plus pound object. It’s amazing it works as well as it does. But when it doesn’t, it’s important to have a garage door repair service you can trust. Easier said than done, right? Well, let’s start with the basics. Do they only hire certified technicians? Do they guarantee all their work? Will they quote you a job and stick to that price, or at least ask for your approval if it goes over? And do they offer 24 hour 7 day a week emergency service? Because garage door emergencies can happen in the middle of the night, on your way to work, on Christmas morning. Will they be there when you need them?