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    Noticing a Broken Garage Door Spring: What to Look Out For

    A lot of different parts go into making your garage door the reliable entry & security system that it is. One of the most significant pieces of the puzzle is the garage door springs, also known as torsion springs. These parts play a huge role in opening and closing your doors; should [...]

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    How To Maintain Your Garage Door Tracks

    One of the most important parts of any overhead garage door system are the garage door tracks. If you’re a homeowner that likes to take maintenance in your own hands, this is the blog for you! Here is some information about garage door tracks and are some maintenance tips:   What[...]

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    3 Features to Look For in a Garage Door Upgrade

    When the time comes to upgrade your garage doors, it’s important that you consider all of your options before making a decision. Gone are the days of the one-style-fits all landscape of garage door and opener models. Nowadays, new garage doors systems offer much more variety as well as new [...]

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    Your Fall Garage Maintenance Checklist

    As the leaves begin to change and the autumnal seasons draws near, now is a great time to mark all of your garage-related items off of your to-do list. The change in weather and temperature has lasting effects on many aspects of your garage. Rather than deal with those items as they come up, [...]

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    Key Security Tips For Your Family's Garage

    Your home’s garage doors represent the largest entry way into your home. Despite this fact, many forget how important this feature is to your home’s security. Garage door maintenance practices not only boost the life span of your doors, but also protect its ability to keep intruders out. [...]

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    Common Reasons Your Garage Door Opens On its Own

    Unlike other entry points in your home (we hope!), your garage doors are the only spot that can sometimes open on their own. Technology, like us, sometimes makes mistakes. A faulty garage door that opens on its own can put your home’s security at risk, however. This why we wanted to discuss [...]

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    How to Handle a Garage Door-Related Accident

    It happens to the best of us: you are in a rush to start your morning, drop the kids off at school, and head to work. As you back out of your garage, you are interrupted by a thud and a loud noise. You forgot to allow the garage doors to completely open. Luckily, the car does not show too much [...]

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    Why Annual Garage Door Maintenance is Key

    We often tend to take our garage doors for granted, in that we do not pay attention to them unless they are not working. The truth of the matter is that garage doors are the largest and most used features of your home. They protect the interior of your home through all 4 seasons and ward off [...]

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    Choosing the Right Garage Door Material for You

    When the time comes for a garage door replacement, it is important to understand how significant this investment will be. As the largest moving piece of your home and one of the most prominent entry points, garage doors represent a key element of your house. They play a big role in your [...]

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    How to Keep Bugs and Other Pests Out of Your Garage

    Anyone with a garage will tell you how useful the space can be. Whether it is for parking, storage, or even a workspace, the garage is a great shelter. Unfortunately, you are not the only one that thinks so… Bugs and other small pests often make their way into your garage in search of food, [...]

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    Tips to Keep Kids Safe Around Your Garage Doors

    Your garage doors are a great convenience when it comes to your home’s entryways. But as the largest moving piece of your house, they also pose the biggest risk to safety – especially to children. This is why you need to make garage door safety a priority. There are several ways to ensure [...]

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    Why You Should Leave Broken Spring Repairs to the Pros

    Out of all the garage door issues you can face, broken springs represent one of the most common – and noticeable! You may notice that your garage door is crooked, it only opens about six inches, or the cables are loose. Regardless of the symptom, it is important for your safety to have this [...]

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    Want to Add Value to Your Home? Upgrade the Garage Doors!

    While many homeowners take on a garage door replacement or upgrade out of necessity (the previous door was broken, too old, etc.), it can also pay to do so as an investment in your property. As the largest moving piece of your home, garage doors play a substantial role in the value of your [...]

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    Be &quote;Smart&quote; About Your Garage Door Opener

    Car and mobile phone technologies continue to grow and adapt to the latest innovations, and garage door openers are no different. Manufacturers are always looking to address common garage door issues, like when you lose your garage door opener remote or when you forget whether you have closed your [...]

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    How to Properly Align Photo Eye Sensors

    Photo-eye sensors on a garage door(s) is a safety feature that stops the door from closing if the photo eye senses an obstruction in its pathway. This will prevent damage to vehicles, people, or pets in the path of the door. Photo-eye sensors are on each side of the garage door, typically about[...]

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    Why Won’t My Garage Door Open?

    As residential and commercial garage door professionals, we’ve come across every issue you can think of when it comes to garage door service and repair. The most common issue we run into is when a garage door just won’t open. We understand this can be frustrating, and there are numerous reasons[...]

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    Guest post by Kevin Pettiette; acting president of the International Door Association. Recently, awareness about upgrading your garage door opener to a model made in 1993 or after has gone up. These ’93 and later models of openers adhere to the revised safety standard set forth by the Consumer[...]

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    Common Question: Why Won't My Garage Door Close?

    Uh-oh! Your garage door won’t close. Sometimes the fix can be as simple as replacing the battery in the opener, but other times it may be a sign of a bigger issue. Although certain garage door repairs should be completed by professionals, there are a few steps you can take, if you’d like, to [...]

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    Frequently Asked Question: How Do I Open My Garage Door During A Power Outage?

    We’ve all come to highly depend on our automatic garage door openers; it’s an aspect of our day to day routine! They deliver a wonderful convenience with the simple click of a button, which often gets taken for granted. So, when something like a power outage occurs, it suddenly becomes a [...]

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    Components of Your Garage Door Explained

    Here at A-1 Door Company, we want our clients to understand the anatomy of their garage door – so, we’ve written a blog post for you about it! While looking for a new garage door, or a garage door repair, chances are you’ll hear various technical terms thrown around without truly knowing what[...]

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