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2016

Four Underestimated Tilt-Opened Garage Door Issues

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If your garage door won’t open, you’ve checked the springs and you know your transmitters are in working order, what else could the problem be? Read on to learn more about four common tilt-up garage door opener issues that might not have occurred to you. #1: Your door’s photo eye is blocked or misaligned. If the door is opening normally and the opener seems to be functioning entirely correctly but won’t close no matter what you do, go have a look at the photo eye.…

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Garage-Door Maintenance Tips: How to Winterize Your Garage Door

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The winter season can be particularly harsh on your garage door, especially if the door is not properly maintained. What’s worse, you may be unable to obtain professional repairs due to the harsh weather and the holidays, and this means that you may have to endure a broken garage door for days or weeks. Here are some tips on how you can winterize your garage door and avoid jeopardizing your garage security throughout the winter season.…

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Four Garage Door Repairs or Improvements You Need to Improve the Efficiency of Your Garage Air Conditioner

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You are adding an air conditioner to your garage so that it is cool when you work on the car or do other projects in the garage. To make the most of your cooling efforts, you need to ensure you aren’t losing cool air through your garage door. Here are four repairs or improvements you should consider: 1. Make sure springs are even. The springs on your garage door are one of its most important parts.…

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Automatic Garage Door Safety Check - Guidelines For DIY Beginners

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It’s a good idea to have your automatic garage door system checked annually by a professional service technician so that any maintenance work can be carried out before problems arise.  However, you can do some routine monthly safety checks yourself, even if you’re a DIY beginner.  Read on to find out how. What you’ll need All you need for these checks is a notebook and pen so that you can jot down anything you find.…

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Why Security Screens Would Be Beneficial For Your Garage Doors

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Most homeowners are familiar with security screens being installed on either windows or doors. However, not many consider installing a security screen on their garage doors. Garage door screens tend to be made from the same materials as conventional security screens. The main difference is that they are much larger to facilitate spanning the area covered by traditional residential screens. It should be noted though that garage doors screens do not replace the functionality of your garage doors.…

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Sunrise: Choosing And Installing Solar Powered Garage Door Openers

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Powered garage door openers can be tremendously useful when it comes to convenience and safety, but naturally they must draw their power from somewhere. Traditional powered garage door motors are generally powerful and robust, but they draw power from mains electricity and can add to your energy bills, particularly remote controlled models which require constant power. Solar powered garage door openers can be a great alternative to this conventional options; powered by their own dedicated solar panels, they draw no power from mains electricity, and a well-installed model can be expected to last for years with minimal care and maintenance.…

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Fort Knox: How to Keep Your Garage Secure

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Your garage can contain items which are just as valuable as anything you keep locked up safe and secure in your home, such as your car, garden equipment and expensive tools. However, because they are generally more isolated when compared to the rest of a property, your garage can also be vulnerable to attack by thieves. Below are 5 tips to help you keep your garage safe and secure. Keep the Door Closed and Locked…

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