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The Most Common Problems Encountered with Residential Garage Doors

Residential garage doors are a very useful part of your home. You can access your home even in inclement weather and be safer than you would be if you needed to get out of your car to navigate the doors yourself. However, sometimes they malfunction and can leave you wondering what the problem is. Here are the most common problems encountered with residential garage doors: The garage doors open or close on their own — This can leave you feeling very unsettled thinking you have someone nearby with your opener code or maybe even have a frightful ghostly presence....
Garage Doors

Are Your Garage Doors a Security Risk When You Are on Vacation?

You’ve packed your bags and you’re ready to go! The islands are calling and you can’t wait to get there and get working on that tan and those umbrella-clad cocktails. If you truly want to enjoy your vacation with peace of mind, you need to do everything you can to secure your home before you leave, and that includes securing your garage doors. Here are a few things you should do: Disable the electric opener or put a padlock on the door latch. Basically, do anything you can so that your garage doors cannot be opened easily. Ask your...
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How to Choose the Right Garage Door Repair Company

As a homeowner, you already know that for many issues around the house, it is best to call in a professional. That is very much true in the case of garage door repair because it can be dangerous to try some of the repairs yourself. What you do have at your disposal, or rather what you will have once you finish reading this post, is the ability to choose the right garage door repair company. One of the first things to look for is a solid reputation and the respect of the community. If the company has been in...
Garage Door Installation in Charlotte, North Carolina

Use Your Garage All Year with New Garage Door Installation

Do you have to bundle up and drink hot beverages just to enjoy puttering around in your home’s garage during the cold months? Does your HVAC system struggle just to keep your house warm? Do you have super high heating and cooling costs? You might be surprised to learn that new garage door installation could help with those. Very few homes are built with heat and air conditioning flowing to the garage. It just isn’t feasible to do that, given the size of most garages. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider making it more comfortable to be in, and...
Overhead Doors in Charlotte, North Carolina

Creative Uses for Overhead Doors

It used to be that overhead doors were rarely seen outside of warehouses and occasionally homes. You may not remember it, but years ago, it was pretty rare for homes to even have a garage, and those that did usually had a barn-door style. Now, overhead doors are used in some very creative ways, both residentially and commercially. Commercial – While overhead doors are certainly used for loading and unloading inventory and supplies, you will see them used in other ways, as well. For example, restaurants are using them to divide inside seating and outdoor seating, so that during...
Commercial Garage Doors in Charlotte, North Carolina

Tips for Choosing Commercial Garage Doors

Choosing a garage door for you home generally only has to take into account style and function. However, with commercial garage doors, you must also consider durability and strength. When you consider that the typical home puts their garage door through an open/close cycle just two to four times per day, that’s roughly 1,000 to 1,500 times per year. With a business, it could be twice or three times that. That doesn’t even count the amount of activity that goes on around commercial garage doors with loading and unloading inventory. Here are a few tips for choosing commercial garage...