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Garage Door Opener Horsepower: What Do You Need?

Garage door openers use horsepower to open and close your garage door. To ensure the door opens safely and efficiently, it’s essential to use the correct amount of horsepower for your type of door. How Much Horsepower Do I Need? Determining what size garage opener to get depends on how much horsepower you need to move your garage door. When you are figuring out how much horsepower you need for your garage door opener, consider the following factors: Garage door size and weight: The amount of horsepower used to open a door differs for the weight and size, including the […]

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5 Decisions to Make Before Installing a Retractable Awning

During the summer months, you probably want to spend as much time outside as possible — but it can get hot quickly. Installing a retractable awning provides the shade you need to keep your outside space more comfortable to enjoy. Before you install a retractable awning, though, there are several decisions you need to make to ensure you get the option that best suits your needs. What Is a Retractable Awning? Retractable awnings are an efficient way to cool and protect outdoor areas. They’re composed of a joint frame and heavy-duty fabric, and they unfold from your building’s wall when […]

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How to Remove Snow and Ice From Your Garage and Garage Door

Your garage is a great way to keep your car clean and save you time from scraping snow and ice. Sometimes, snow and ice accumulate in your garage and on the door from regular leaving and entering or when the snowfall is heavy. It’s crucial to know how to properly remove snow and ice from your garage door to prevent accidents. But what’s the best way to remove the snow and ice? How to Remove Snow From the Garage Floor When you use your garage during the winter, it’s easy to track snow onto the floor, eventually resulting in snowmelt. […]

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How Weather May Affect Your Entry Door

From summer heat and hurricanes to freezing temperatures during the winter, front entry doors endure a lot between the changing seasons and weather in New Jersey. And in the same way that garage doors are affected by weather and garage door openers are affected by weather, so too is your entry door. Your front door is often one of the first features people notice when they look at your house. It’s important to know how the changing weather can affect your door and ways to protect it, ensuring the functionality and appearance of your door stay in the best condition. […]

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Is Garage Door Damage Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Updated 3/24/2022 You pay your homeowner policy premiums on time to enjoy peace of mind, and your coverage protects you against theft, fire and other disasters like hurricanes. But does homeowners insurance cover garage door repairs? Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Garage Doors? Every policy is different — so if you have questions about what is covered when it comes to your garage doors, read your policy or contact your insurance company. In general, garage doors are covered by typical home insurance policies. What is covered and for how much can vary, though? In some cases, you may not be covered. […]

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How to Make Your Garage Door Last Longer

Quality garage doors are a long-term investment, and you can make sure they last as long as possible with preventive maintenance. A little care now can reduce the costs of repairs in the long term and save you thousands by giving you a few extra years with your current garage doors. Make Garage Doors Last Longer To make the most of your garage door’s lifespan, you will want to: Replace smaller parts as they break: The lifespan on a garage door spring is about 10,000 cycles. Springs need to be replaced in four to seven years on average, depending on how […]

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How Long Do Awnings Last?

Awnings are a wonderful investment for your home. They can protect your porch, patio or other spaces from heat and the sun. If you’re thinking about getting awnings for your home, you may wonder how long you can expect them to last. How Long Do Retractable Awnings Last? Retractable awnings offer convenience, allowing you to enjoy full sun when you want and shade when you desire. However, these awnings go through stress and wear and tear each time they are retracted. Awning material lifespan will depend on a few factors, including the treatment as well as the fabric used. Untreated […]

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How to Clean a Garage Door

Your garage door faces a fair share of exposure to the elements — that’s why washing it regularly is an important part of maintenance. Regular cleaning removes obvious debris, and it can also uncover dents and other issues requiring your attention. But what’s the best way to clean a garage door? How Often Should You Clean Your Garage Door? Most modern metal garage doors need to be cleaned and waxed at least twice a year. If your home is exposed to particularly harsh elements, such as high sun or road salt, you may want to consider waxing and washing your […]

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Buying a Quality Garage Door

A garage door isn’t something you purchase every day. If you’re like most homeowners, you may only buy one or two of them in your lifetime. But when you consider that a garage door can comprise up to 40% of a home’s exterior facade, choosing the right door is an important decision. You’ll want a model that enhances your home’s curb appeal and meets your functional and budgetary requirements. Buying a durable door is another factor to consider, especially if you live in a harsh climate. Which Material Should You Choose? Today, you can buy a quality garage door made […]

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Residential Garage Door Openers

You probably don’t give much thought to your garage door opener, at least until you need to repair or replace it. That’s when you recognize the value of this small, sophisticated motorized device — and how difficult it is to live without it! The many automatic garage door opener benefits include: Convenience: An opener eliminates the need to get out of your vehicle to open or close the door, something that most people particularly appreciate when it’s raining or cold out. Security: A properly functioning opener makes it harder for intruders to get inside your garage and gain access to […]

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