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  • How to Choose Doors for Your Farmhouse


    Technically speaking, any house located in a rural location is a farmhouse. These homes could be constructed out of log, lumber, or even brick, depending on the materials and artisans at hand. However, a home built in the farmhouse style tends to be practical with a boxy shape and full-width porches. Gable roofs and clapboard siding are also common. If you have a house that hearkens back to the farm, choose doors that further promote that homey feeling.
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  • Pets and Garage Doors: Keeping Your Animals Safe


    You're eager to improve the look of your home with a new garage door, but you are concerned about your pets. How can you make sure your animals are safe around the door and that they can get access to the garage if needed? Think Twice about Installing Pet Doors in the Garage You can install pet doors right into the garage door to give your pet access to the garage.
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  • What Can You Do About A Garage Door Chain That Came Off The Gear?


    Your garage door is raised and lowered by a motor attached to a drive chain. The chain is located over a track that runs along the ceiling of your garage. Over time, the drive chain can suffer from a condition referred to as "fatigue," which is basically a loosening and slackening of the chain. This slackening causes the chain to dip in the middle, so that it brushes along the track when it runs.
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  • Exciting New Features Found On Today's Garage Doors


    After you have owned a garage door for a few decades, you may decide that it is time to completely replace your garage door with a new one. There are several garage door innovations that can make your newest garage door much better than your old one. Even if your old door is still working, you may want to purchase a new one for the greater security features and durability.
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  • Questions About Some Common Issues With Garage Doors


    Your automatic garage door was likely a major investment in your home, and repairing this device can be extremely expensive. For those that are unfamiliar with garage doors, it is important to understand a couple of the issues and threats that can strike this part of your home. By considering these two answers to common questions about these problems, you will be better able to ensure that your home's garage door is kept safe from some potentially major damages.
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  • What Every New Homeowner Should Understand About Garage Door Repair


    As a new homeowner, you may be enthusiastic to approach home updates and repairs, citing the confidence, skill, and money you gain in the process of attempting to do it yourself. But even though many home repairs are possible to attempt with little experience (or through help from internet resources), attempting to repair your garage doors are an entirely different issue. From the motor to the springs, your garage doors are a dependable powerhouse for accommodating swift access to and from your garage and home.
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  • Dealing With A Noisy Garage Door: Troubleshooting And Repair


    When you use your garage door opener, are you constantly annoyed by loud noises coming from the door as it opens or closes? If so, then you might want to contact a garage door service to have the problem repaired. Before you do so, however, there are some simple steps you can take to troubleshoot common garage door problems that may be causing a noisy door. Try Lubricating the Rollers and Chains
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  • Take Care Of Your Springs And Your Garage Door Will Last You For A Long Time


    The life of your garage door, as rated by the manufacturer, usually includes both the door and its mechanisms. If one of the mechanisms causes the garage door to no longer work, then the garage door has "failed." By contrast, the mechanisms themselves, such as the torsion and extension springs, have their own life cycles independent of the door as a whole. The Cycle Life of the Torsion and Extension Spring
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