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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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Garage Door Repair vs. Replacement After Storm Damage

Your garage door can experience wear and tear and even severe damage due to bad weather. If a storm has damaged parts of your garage door system, it is crucial to make the decision to replace parts or install a new setup as soon as possible. Luckily, Liberty Door and Awning specializes in garage door installation and repair after a storm. Together, we will help you decide if your system is eligible for repair or calls for replacement. What to Do After a Garage Door Is Damaged The best course of action after an intense storm is to assess any damage to […]

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Reasons to Buy a New Garage Door Opener

Sometimes the reasons to buy a new garage door opener are obvious. If your old one has died and no longer opens, you may have no choice but to get a replacement right away. However, even if your old model is still mostly functioning, you’ll find several smart reasons to invest in a new garage door opener. 1. Your Old System Is Outdated If your old system lacks the modern features you want, you may want to get a new garage door opener — even if your old model is still mostly functional. This is especially the case if you […]

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Why It’s Important to Keep Your Garage Door in Good Condition

When it comes to your garage door’s condition, your security is of paramount importance. Keeping your garage entrance in good shape affects your everyday life and even your safety. You need to think about the state of your garage door because: 1. Your Garage Door Protects You, Your Property and Anyone Who Lives With You A properly working garage door won’t slam down on your car, yourself, your pets or visitors. It will also open and close promptly, allowing you to enter your property immediately and get to safety quickly if you need to. For many homes, a sound garage […]

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Preventing Garage Door Break-Ins

Your garage doors are the front line of defense against home break-ins and car theft. If you keep anything of value in your garage, such as tools or bicycles, sturdy doors can also protect this property from thieves. Garage door safety is particularly an issue if you have a door leading to your residence or business from your garage. Anyone breaking into your garage could access your whole property. In many cases, thieves target garages because they can be a more accessible point of entry as compared to front doors. Fortunately, you can take several steps to prevent garage break-ins […]

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The Dangers of DIY Garage Door Repair

You can complete many exciting do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around the home, from painting your deck to building simple structures. DIY projects are both challenging and fun. In some cases, they can even save you money. However, you should never try to DIY a garage door repair job. Is It Dangerous to DIY-Repair a Garage Door? Quite simply, yes. People have been seriously injured or even killed trying to repair garage doors themselves. DIY garage door repairs are dangerous for several reasons: 1. Garage Doors Are Heavy and Can Fall Once off their tracks, garage doors can easily fall — and […]

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Common Garage Door Problems

Most of the time, the openers for your garage doors work smoothly. However, all mechanical systems — including those controlling your garage doors — can have issues. While a variety of situations can arise, the most common garage door problems are: Common Garage Door Problems 1. Reversing If your garage door begins to shut and then reverses, the most common issue is the sensors, also known as safety eyes. These are found on the bottom of the garage floor and along the sides of the door. Their job is to prevent the garage door from closing if an object or […]

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Garage Door Track Repair

When you left for work this morning, the unthinkable happened — your garage door became dislodged from its track and can no longer effectively and safely operate. Depending on the cause and extent of the door damage, having a broken garage door track can be easily repaired by a professional. If the damage to your garage door is widespread and extensive, then you may need to replace the entire door. Regardless of what caused your garage door to get off its track, though — whether it’s broken hardware or a sudden vehicle impact — you shouldn’t attempt to move or operate […]

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What Garage Door Service Do I Need?

Garage doors are an essential part of your daily activity, giving you safety and convenience when leaving and entering your home. With proper routine maintenance and care, your garage door should last at least 20 years — garage door openers are typically reliable for about 10 to 15 years. However, even the most durable and efficient garage doors will eventually succumb to normal wear and tear, and they’ll need quality repairs. Keeping your garage door in quality condition is not a passive pursuit. As a homeowner, it’s important to recognize signs of future repair needs and have your garage door […]

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Should I Repair or Replace a Broken Garage Door Panel?

While there is no reason anything should run into your garage door panels, your garage door is designed to withstand some level of impact, especially if you are working with a steel garage door. However, if you hit that garage door hard enough, one or more of your garage door panels could break. The question is, what then? Is broken garage door panel repair even possible? What about a broken garage door panel replacement? Can you replace one panel, or do you need to replace the whole door? Here’s what you need to know about whether to repair or replace […]

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