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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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Get These 7 Projects Done Before Fall Arrives

The weather seems great right now, but it can turn-on-dime and be cold with even ice and snow. Don’t wait until it is miserable outside to complete some much-needed garage projects. Get them done now before fall arrives.
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How To Keep Your Garage Cool In The Summer

The Midwest can be mercilessly cold in the winter and unbearably hot in the summer. Thanks to heating and cooling, it is easy to maintain a comfortable temperature in your house, but unfortunately, it can be expensive to extend climate control to the garage.
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5 “Gotta Have It” 2018 Garage Door Trends

Nothing says “Welcome Home” like a garage door that operates as beautifully as it looks. Today's home designs, particularly those in Siouxland, often feature street-facing garages, which means that up to 40 percent of a home's curb appeal is often covering whatever is in a garage bay. To make their homes stand out against the backdrop of standard suburbia, Yankton and Sioux City home-owners are upgrading their white raised panel garage doors to ones featuring unique windows, patterns, and colors. These trends for 2018 can easily be incorporated into your home.  
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Beware Of Garage Door Scams

Garage door scams may come and go, but they never completely vanish. Consumers need to be on the lookout for local garage door scams that promise big results for very little money. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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Clean Up: Give Your Garage Door A Spring Scrub

You clean your windows, siding and gutters but did you know you can clean your garage door too? Cleaning your residential garage door isn't hard or complicated. It is an important part of garage door maintenance that just takes time, elbow grease, and a few willing volunteers. 
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Open Sesame? How To Open A Garage Door That Is Frozen Shut

When you live in the Midwest, cold temperatures are a fact of life. Unfortunately, they can make your commute a nightmare. You may even struggle to make it out of your own driveway if your garage door freezes shut due to the winter weather. While you may not be able to open your door with an “open sesame,” the following steps will help you get your garage door open in no time! 
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Winter Is Coming – Ensure Your Garage Is Properly Sealed Before It Arrives

Summer has came and gone, and unfortunately, it’s time to put away the bats and balls and start preparing for cooler weather. After all, Old Man Winter will come knocking before we know it. If you don’t want your garage door to let this unwanted visitor inside, follow the simple steps below to ensure it is adequately sealed. A properly sealed garage door will keep the elements where they belong – outside of your garage.  
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