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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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How to Prepare Your Garage Door for the Winter in New Jersey

As winter approaches, your garage door system may need attention to ensure insulation and security. The key to keeping your garage door system in shape is to perform maintenance and upkeep prior to the onset of cold weather. With the help of Liberty Door and Awning, you can prepare your garage door for wind, snow and beyond. Our experts serve parts of New Jersey where winters are brutal, so we understand how to monitor garage doors and ensure components last through the season. Here are four tips to prepare your garage door for the winter season. How Cold Weather Affects Your […]

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