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It is a good idea to check your garage door every so often to make sure that it is in good shape. If you are in need of a garage door repair it's important to make sure that the problems are fixed as soon as possible. Marcus Pickett, a contributor writer for Home Advisor has some helpful repair and maintenance tips. Most of these tips can be done by yourself: (more…)

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The garage door is a vital component to any house. It is responsible for keeping your vehicles and other valuable items safe from the forces of Mother Nature. Your garage door should be fully operational in order to access all of your important belongings. A broken door could put your valuables and yourself at some serious risk. Be aware of the signs that something needs to be fixed with your garage door, and you can get the necessary repairs in a timely manner. Unsightly Bents Many times the only part of the garage door that is noticeably flawed is the bottom. This portion may be bent slightly, causing the door to not close all the way. Although this may seem…

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When a garage door needs to be repaired or maintained, most of it you can fix on your own. When it comes to maintaining your garage door you should check the tracks, make sure they are properly level and aligned, wipe out the tracks and check all the nuts and bolts. Although you can do some repairs are on your own, if you are having a difficult time or can't figure out how to fix it, there are plenty of garage door repair men who know what their doing. As far as price goes it can be a pretty large range. Some repairs only cost $50 while others may cost $1000. When replacing a garage the price can range from…

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Many homeowners get a lot of use out of their garage. While some use it for storage or to house their hobbies, others use it to park their vehicle or to host family gatherings. Whatever the reason, having a garage can be a major benefit. Additionally, the appearance and value of your home can indefinitely be affected by the condition of your garage door. If you have recently noticed squeaking, slowing, or jerking in the movements of your garage door, it may be time to consider some standard maintenance or basic repairs. Here are some things you should know about repairing your garage door. Stay Safe A garage door that is old, hasn’t been well maintained, or is experiencing operating…

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Garage doors are one main part of a home you want to make sure stays in good shape over time. Every year you should do an inspection of your garage door and make sure that everything is in working order. Like many other home improvement projects there are some garage door repairs that you should leave to the professionals and others you can do on your own. The main things you should check annually on your garage door are: check the tracks make sure the tracks are level and properly aligned wipe out the tracks lubricate the rollers, tracks and pulleys check all the nuts, bolts and fasteners To learn more about what garage door repairs to do on your own…

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A garage door takes up a good portion of the front of your home, which makes the garage door the main thing people see on the exterior part of your home. Garage doors can make a big first impression of what people think of your home. Maybe you are thinking of getting a new garage door or you are in the process of choosing one for your new home. Garage door installation is a relatively small job, that will make a great difference to your home. Jon Numan, a contributor writer for Home Advisor says, "garage door installation can only be as good as the door you choose to install." There are a couple of options when choosing a new…

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Some garage doors face the street and some do not. If your garage door faces the street, and everyone can see it you will want to make sure that your garage door complements your house well. Although garage doors are very durable and can last for years, there may come a time when you need to decide on a new garage door. This may be when you are moving into a new home, or just replacing the one on your current home. When deciding on a new garage door there are a few things that you should consider. When shopping you want to look at what the construction will be like and most importantly you want to keep your budget…

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Garage doors can add a lot of character to a home. They are large part of a home. Garage doors are usually at the front of the home making them visible to almost everyone. Therefore you want to make sure that your garage door is always looking nice, especially if you are looking to sell your home in the near future. Garage doors usually have a long life span, however after a few years they may need some repairs. Another option may be to replace the garage door. Laura Gaskill, a Houzz Contributor, has some important facts to know when making changes to your garage door. Best time to do work on a garage is during warm and dry weather…

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A home’s garage can provide occupants with a place for storage, vehicle protection, and added security for assets that may not have a place indoors. However, keeping these items shielded from the weather, theft, and damage is often dependent on whether or not you have a good garage door. There can be many signs that your are in need of a garage door repair, including squeaky or grinding cables, damaged panels, delayed response, or broken springs. When you do recognize the need a garage door repair, the best thing you can do is to contact a professional and here are three reasons why. A Professional Understands Safety No matter the age, size, or condition of your garage door, chances are…

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Garage door panels can be damaged by a vehicle, weather, wind or maybe they are just getting old. When this happens some people may wonder if it is best to repair the garage door, or replace it entirely. Laura Firszt, a contributor writer for Ashland Daily Tidings says there are few things to look at when considering to repair or replace your garage door. One of the first things you want to take a look at is the age of your door. Garage doors last around 20-25 years so if yours is younger than that then it may best to just repair the door. Another factor you want to look at is the cause of the damage. If the damage…

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