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Overhead Door Company of Sioux City Blog

Common Garage Door Repairs (And What They’ll Cost You)

Every time something breaks or stops working around your home the first thing that pops into your mind is, “How much is this going to cost?” Unfortunately owning a home requires maintenance and that comes with a cost. Some home repairs can be done by yourself but others require a professional. We believe garage door repairs fall under that category. 
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The Scariest Things That Can Happen To Your Garage Door 

Between horror films in theaters, haunted house attractions, creepy cornfield mazes and everything else that goes bump in the night, October is just a scary month. But, in our opinion, there are few things scarier than something happening to your garage door. 
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Help! My Garage Door Won’t Open!

There are few feelings as worse as when your garage door won’t open or close. Since normally you’d only open your garage door when you’re coming or going, you don’t have time for it not to work. Fortunately, there are a couple of quick, DIY fixes you can do to get your garage door back on track. 
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How Your Garage Door Affects the Value of Your Home

You’ve lived in and loved your home for years but the time has come to upgrade, downsize or just relocate. A lot of home improvement shows focus on kitchen and bathroom remodels to help your home sell and while these are both great ways to improve your home’s value, there are easier and cheaper upgrades you can make – like installing a new garage door. 
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Keep Your Cool This Summer

For many of us, a garage is more than just a space to park cars or store bicycles. It is also a workshop, game room, party space and the perfect spot to watch a rain shower. Controlling a garage’s climate can be a challenge. It can be expensive (and often unnecessary) to extend the AC or heat into this space. But a couple updates and fixes now can help you keep your cool this summer. 
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When To Replace Your Garage Door Springs

Your garage door is probably the hardest working door in your home. It opens and closes each morning for your commute and then throughout the day for odd jobs like taking out the trash, grabbing the mail or getting out a bicycle. But every time your door opens and closes, the springs feel the wear and tear until one day, they break.
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Preventative Maintenance For Every Season

We talk about preventative maintenance a lot because it’s the best way to keep your garage door working properly and warn you of potential repairs. Plus there are other types of maintenance, like organizing and cleaning, that keep your garage functional and safe. Different types of care are required at different times of the year so, to make it easy, we broke down the different maintenance you should be doing every season.
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How-To Clean Up After Halloween Pranksters

It’s that time of year when pranksters are out in full-force smashing pumpkins, stealing outdoor decorations and toilet papering houses. Shaving cream, eggs and toilet paper are common tools for those trick-or-treaters who are more interested in the “tricks” than the “treats.” And while these household products may seem harmless, they can do lasting damage if not cleaned up quickly. If you’re an unfortunate homeowner who wakes up to one of these messes on Nov. 1, this is the blog for you.
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Weather Stripping: Your Garage Door’s Best Friend

There’s a little-thought-about part of your garage door that does a pretty big job – it’s your door’s weather seal. This narrow piece of rubber or silica runs along the bottom of your door and seals it from whatever is lurking outside – snow, rain, sub-arctic breezes and so on. Given its vital task, this part of your door should be given some real consideration, especially in the fall. 
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Fall Garage Door Maintenance: Must Dos Before Winter

Winter survival is all about preparation. And while modern times have made winters much more bearable, Sioux City and Yankton homeowners still deal with temperatures that drop well below zero. The prep you do around your home this fall can make the winter, and its effects, a little easier. One area in particular to pay attention to is your garage door. Follow these tips for fall garage door maintenance to help keep it in working order all winter long.
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