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Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value Survey has found that replacing a garage door ranks as the #1 home improvement project for return on investment in the region including Wisconsin.  According to the survey, 83% of the cost is recouped when you replace your garage door.  It’s not surprising as a garage door upgrade can… Read more »

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Your garage door is the largest moving object in your home which makes safety extremely important!  Proper installation, operation, testing & maintenance of the garage door and opener are necessary to provide safe, trouble-free operation.  An improperly adjusted door or garage door opener can exert deadly force when closing.  This could lead to serious injury… Read more »

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Summer is right around the corner!  If you’re looking to control the sun & shade while enjoying your outdoor living space, then a retractable awning is right for you.  Owning an awning is an investment in your home that will pay dividends year after year. What are the benefits of awnings? Protects your home from… Read more »

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Garage door openers of yesteryear are a whole lot different than they are today.  Garage door openers first made their appearance in the 1950’s.  Security was a huge problem back in those days because the garage door remotes & operators worked on the same frequency.  Almost any garage door opener remote would operate any opener…. Read more »

Below you will find a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding garage doors.  If you have additional questions, let us know below! Q: How Important is insulation in a garage door? A: Insulation is important in a garage door for many reasons.  Insulated doors help control the temperature of the garage allowing less… Read more »

The New Year has brought us subzero weather and that freezing climate can be taxing on many things, including your garage door.  If your garage door is attached to your house, an insulated door can prevent the cold from getting into your home.  However, not all garage doors need to be insulated.  It’s important to… Read more »

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Are you using the right lubricant for your garage door?  A garage door should be lubricated at least once a year; this ensures your garage door is operating safely and efficiently.  Below is a list of common household lubricants and what to use and not use: WD-40: Not Good! This product is known for being… Read more »

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Is your garage door ready to face the harsh conditions of winter? It is important to maintain all moving parts to make sure your garage door works smoothly throughout the winter season. Performing basic maintenance will provide you with carefree convenience for many years to come! Frequent lubrication will add on to the lifespan of… Read more »

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A common entry point to your home is the garage.  Unfortunately, thieves are targeting garages for that very reason.  If you own an older garage door operator, your home could be vulnerable.  Older operators use a “fixed code” technology, meaning the same “fixed” security code is used each time the remote button is pressed.  Criminals… Read more »

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There are a couple of things you should take into consideration before purchasing a new garage door for your home.  Remember, a garage door is the largest moving object in your home, so quality is important!  Just like any major purchase, you should do a little research before spending the cash. First of all, you’ll… Read more »