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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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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 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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What to Know About Bahama Shutters

Catastrophic events like Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 are stark reminders of the significant damage a major storm can inflict on the New Jersey coast. If you live in this hurricane-prone region, you need strong, durable shutters that can protect your property and keep your family safe. Bahama shutters are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners living in storm and hurricane zones. These uniquely designed shutters provide excellent protection against strong winds and enhance a home’s aesthetic appeal. Liberty Door and Awning is your one-stop headquarters for Bahama shutters in Ocean County and Monmouth […]

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Benefits of Awnings

Updated: April 8, 2022 Pleasant weather marks the time of the year when homeowners crave to be outside entertaining friends and family or relaxing after a hectic workday. But to be comfortable and carefree, you need a suitable outdoor setting that’s protected from harsh sunlight, extreme temperatures and uncomfortable weather conditions like high winds or rain. The awnings available today are crafted from durable, weather-resistant fabrics and materials designed to enhance your home’s aesthetic while offering unmatched features including easy maintenance, fire-retardancy, corrosion resistance and overall long-lasting quality. 7 Benefits of Installing an Awning Some of the many benefits of […]

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Chain vs. Belt Drive Garage Door Openers

Home and business owners rely on garage doors for convenience, storage and security. The way you install your system is just as important as the design and style of your garage door. Should you equip your garage door system with a chain or belt drive? At Liberty Door and Awning, we understand that finding the perfect garage door system can feel overwhelming. Considering the advantages of chain vs. belt drive configurations can help you make the right decision. Chain and belt drives are both reliable investments. Choosing the best route for your installation will depend on expectations and preferences for your […]

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How to Pair Your Front Door and Garage Door

One of the most notable details about your home relates to your entry and garage doors. Together, your front door and garage door establish a focal point for guests and are responsible for much of your home’s curb appeal. Color-coding and matching your garage and entry doors is an important decision for your home’s resale value and aesthetic appeal. At Liberty Door and Awning, we serve customers in parts of New Jersey with Clopay® entry and garage door replacements. Our professionals want to make pairing colors and styles as easy as possible for you. Upgrading the appearance of your front door and […]

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Top Six Garage Door Maintenance Tips

A garage door is one of the largest moving components in your home or business. These devices require regular maintenance and attention for proper functionality to keep your home safe from inclement weather and theft. You open and close your garage door hundreds of times each year, but how often do you inspect the parts of your garage door system? At Liberty Door and Awning, we specialize in garage door installation and repair. While our experts can repair and help maintain your Clopay® or another brand Garage Door, there are ways that home and business owners can prolong the lifespan of […]

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