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  • Tips For Protecting A Garage Door From Hockey Pucks


    If you are a homeowner whose child plays hockey, chances are good that you are either going to need to figure out a really good way to protect your garage door from impromptu street hockey games, or you're going to have to resign yourself to replacing your garage door every few years. The latter option can become very expensive. As a result, you probably want to protect your garage door as well as possible.
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  • Why Won't Your Garage Door Open?


    You're sitting in your driveway in your car full of groceries, and your garage door won't open. The problem could range from your remote control batteries being dead to the garage door opener motor being burned out. Here is how to do some simple troubleshooting to discover why the door isn't working. Checking the Remote If you have another remote control, try that one. If it works, replace the batteries in your original remote and try it again.
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  • 3 Reasons To Upgrade Your Garage Door Even If It Isn't Broken


    While the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" may apply to many things in life, it doesn't apply to old garage doors. If you haven't updated your garage door in many years and have routinely had repairs done when needed instead of replacing it, then realize that there does come a time when replacement is not just a good investment, but essential for the safety of your family. Here are three signs that you need to replace that old garage door, even if it isn't broken at the moment.
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  • Tips For Insulating Your Garage Door And Preventing Drafts


    With most garages, energy efficiency and insulation can be an afterthought. As a result, you may find yourself looking for ways to keep the temperature inside your garage more consistent and comfortable. With the garage door being such a large part of the structure, it makes sense to start there. After all, it isn't going to be of much benefit to have a climate control system installed if the air is going to seep out around the edges of the garage door.
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  • Prevent Accidental Injury By Maintaining Your Garage Door Safety Mechanisms


    The garage door mechanism is a complex series of cables, pulleys and high-tension springs designed to make it easier to open and close a heavy garage door. It also includes several ways to keep people safe from being hurt by the springs and door. Prevent accidents that could cripple your family, or worse, by maintaining those safety systems. Here is what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.
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  • Diagnosing Garage Door Spring Problems By The Noises They Make


    One of the operational components of the average garage door that rarely gets looked at by a homeowner is the tension springs. Even though a lot smaller than the lift arms of garage door opener, these springs serve a valuable purpose and without them, your garage door would not even be able to open and close properly. What you may not know is that garage door springs will usually tell you there is something wrong long before they completely fail by making specific noises.
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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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