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Easy Garage Door Upgrades that Boost Your Home’s Value

Those looking to sell their homes want to get the most money out of them as possible. While a hot real estate market, like the one we’ve been having, might mean your home has a better chance of selling fast, investing in a couple of upgrades could provide a bigger return on investment or ROI. Garage door upgrades are an easy, cost-effective way to upgrade the look of your home, boosting its value and curb appeal.
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How to Extend the Life of Your Garage Door

Garage doors are marvelous pieces of equipment that keep vehicles safe and out of inclement weather. But like any other household item, residential garage doors don’t last forever. In fact, the more you use your garage door, the faster it will wear out. Typically, residential garage doors can last up to 30 years, but that’s only if the door isn’t influenced by outside factors, e.g., it is never used. More importantly, your garage door is only one part of the system that can wear out. For example, springs have a lifecycle of about 10,000 cycles. So if you use your residential garage door system twice a day, it will last roughly 14 years. That may seem like a lifetime, until you realize your family is likely using your garage door a minimum of six times per day, reducing its lifespan to about 3.5 years. But there are things you can do to extend your garage door in the meantime.
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Don’t Let a Power Outage Lock You Out of Your Garage

Power outages happen often in the spring and summer when there’s a greater chance of thunderstorms. Thunder booms, lightning cracks and boom, the power goes out. Typically, outages don’t last too long but if a storm is severe enough, the energy company could take longer to restore power to all its customers. Over Memorial weekend 2022, there were more than 2,300 power outages reported in Sioux City and the surrounding areas. Luckily power was restored within a couple of hours but that couple of hours could be devasting during an emergency if you can’t get to your vehicle.
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From Cables to Weather Seals: Understanding the Parts of Your Garage Door

A residential garage door is an important part of your home. At first glance, it may seem simple to understand the mechanics of it: a door plus an electric opener. But it’s a little more complicated than that. A garage door is made up of several parts that work together to safely raise and lower your door. If one breaks, it affects the rest of the door, usually rendering it unusable. It’s a good idea to understand the basic parts of your residential garage door so you can quickly identify where the issue exists when your door stops working.
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3 Reasons You Need a Smart Garage Door Opener This Season

3 Reasons You Need a Smarter Garage Door Opener This Season The holiday season means To Grandmother’s House We Go, and everywhere else for that matter. Traveling during the holidays is commonplace as most of us leave our homes to visit loved ones, take multiple trips to stores or maybe head somewhere warm. But if you’re constantly worried if you left the garage door open or need a way to let Santa in to drop off some gifts, that added stress can really put a damper on your holiday experience. Take control of your holiday stress by putting a smarter garage door opener on your holiday wish list.
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How to Insulate Your Garage This Winter

How to Insulate Your Garage This Winter Anyone who lives in the Midwest knows just how important insulation is in winter. When temperatures drop below freezing, your body and home need an extra layer of protection to keep heat in and the cold out. Your garage door is no different. A garage door without insulation is like a light jacket, which doesn’t do much good when it’s below freezing outside. But add insulation and now your garage door is like a goose down parka, which can stand up to the coldest temperatures. Besides keeping the cold at bay, insulation also acts as a barrier between street noise and your garage, ideal if your garage is attached to your home.
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How to Turn Your Garage into a Haunted House

Turn Your Garage Into a Haunted House Halloween is around the corner. Make it an event for trick or treaters by turning your garage into a haunted house. Your garage is the perfect backdrop for a haunted house or any other type of special occasion. The floor is easy to clean in the event of spills. You don’t have to worry about moving lots of furniture. And you can control the temperature by leaving the door open or closed. Once you park your vehicles elsewhere, your garage becomes a big, blank canvas for frightening fun.
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Your Residential Garage Door Questions Answered

Your Residential Garage Door Questions Answered A residential garage door helps keep your vehicles and home safe and provides curb appeal. But that doesn’t mean homeowners don’t have questions about the best way to maintain or even replace it. Here are some top FAQs about commercial garage doors.
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Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Garage

Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Garage Garage doors are an important part of your house, but they don’t always get the attention they need. Regular maintenance can help keep your garage door looking great and running like it should for a long time. 
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Throw an Epic but Socially Distanced Garage Block Party

Block parties are nothing new, according to the New York Times, they’ve been around since the 1920s. The premise is to get neighbors together outside to celebrate on the street. But unless you’re willing to file a lot of paperwork with the city, blocking off your street is probably going to be an issue. Instead, convince your neighbors to open their garages for a socially distanced garage block party. 
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