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Google’s Top 5 DIY Garage Door Fixes (And Which Ones You Should Actually Hire Us For)

One consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic was people had to learn to do more for themselves. We had to be our own chefs, IT support and handymen and Google was often our go-to for learning how to take care of ourselves and our homes. It’s not surprising that when it came to repairing garage doors, many choose to reference Google first. The top five garage door repair searches on google are:
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Your answers to these 5 questions can help determine if you need a new garage door.

Upgrade. You hear that word a lot today when it comes to mobile phones, televisions, sound systems and even cars. We’re willing to buy newer models of these items because we know they’ll work better and make our lives easier. So why do homeowners wait for their garage door to break before buying a new one? New garage doors offer benefits way beyond the old, inefficient doors. Plus, money is almost never wasted on buying a new garage door; the ROI on garage doors is more than 97%. Your answers to the following five questions can help you determine if it is time for that old garage door to go. 
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Treat Your Weatherstripping Right and It Will Treat Your Garage Door Right

Your garage door protects your vehicle and home from intruders and inclement weather. But even with the most level garage floor, a garage door will never sit flush enough to create an air-tight seal. That’s where weatherstripping comes in. Weatherstripping forms a seal between the bottom of your door and the ground, keeping out pests, dirt, rain and flooding. The seal also keeps out freezing wind and snow and hot, humid air, helping to reduce your energy bills. But like any other piece of machinery, it needs to be taken care of to do its job properly. 
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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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Repair Or Replace? How To Determine When Your Garage Door Needs To Go

on Apr 5, 2018 11:03:00 AM By | Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton | 0 Comments | Garage Door Repairs New garage doors
Your garage door has been there for you over the years protecting your home from inclement weather and keeping it safe from intruders. But, if you’re noticing that it just isn’t as smooth as it once was, or if you’re silently praying every time you open it, it may be time to call Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton ™. We can tell you if the door can be repaired, or if it needs to be replaced.
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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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Garage Door Won’t Open Or Close? Solve The Problem In Under 20 Minutes

What can you get done in twenty minutes? A load of laundry? Your daily run? While it may be hard to believe, you can likely fix a malfunctioning garage door in under twenty minutes as well! By following these steps, you’ll have your garage door opened or closed in no time.
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Save Your Relationship with Your Garage Door (Before It’s Too Late)

Arguably, one of the best parts of the holiday season is being able to recognize and appreciate the relationships you’ve formed over the past year and throughout your lifetime. Family, friends, neighbors, and business all take a little time at the end of each year to express gratitude and the hope for continued partnership.
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