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Customizing Garage Doors with Windows and Hardware

Aug 11, 2015 | 0 comments


When your home needs a big burst of curb appeal on a little budget, there’s one surface that can act like a giant blank canvas: your garage door. It’s amazing how much a little hardware and some windows can transform an otherwise bland surface into a door that tells the story of your home and its unique architecture. Choose Windows to Let the Sun Shine In If you’re considering a new garage door, don’t skimp on the extras. The few dollars you spend on upgrading to a model with windows can pay dividends in curb appeal when you resell your home....

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Garage Door Spring Replacement Guide – How to Tutorial

Dec 18, 2014 | 0 comments


The garage door is the heaviest movable object of your home, weighing in the neighborhood of 400+ pounds. We put our trust in the rollers, tracks, and springs when the door cycles up and down, often with a car or a person underneath as it opens. The component that performs most of the work is a spring, and it does so under hundreds of pounds of torsion. Unfortunately these springs can often break, rendering the door immovable and trapping a car either inside or outside the garage. For everything you need for your garage door spring replacement, we recommend the...

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How to Replace Your Garage Door Cables

Dec 18, 2014 | 0 comments


Before beginning any project ensure that you have all the materials necessary to complete the job. The size of the door will determine the cable size, for example a 7ft door you will use an 8’6” cable. Sizes of the tools used for this project may also vary in size, have various sizes available. You will need vice grip or locking pliers, replacement cables, winding bars, wrenches, sockets, ratchet stepping ladder, gloves, and safety glasses. No loose fitting clothes or jewelry should be worn, proper foot wear like work boots, gloves and safety glasses are all recommended to be worn...

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How to Add a Second Garage Door Torsion Spring

Dec 18, 2014 | 0 comments


The main benefit of changing your garage door system from a one spring, into a two spring system is first and foremost SAFETY. If a torsion spring breaks, there is nothing supporting the door. Generally the opener is not going to be able to support the door by itself. This means if the spring breaks while the door is opening then there is nothing to keep it supported and open. It then comes down with a BANG. And this can lead to serious injury or even fatalities. The other reason to uses a two spring system is cost.. The benefit...

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Why You Should Use Garage Door Lubricant

Nov 18, 2014 | 0 comments


Heading home from a long day at work drops your stress level instantly -- at least until you have to face your noisy garage door again.  The screeching, banging and groaning is a chaotic symphony that sets you right back on edge, but that’s just what garage doors do. Anyway, it’s a small price to pay to protect your car from the elements. This is a surprisingly common attitude among homeowners with noisy garage doors.  They learn to live with the noise because they don’t think there’s any other choice.  Luckily for them, those moans and screams aren’t permanent.  In...

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