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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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8 Ways to Upgrade Your Garage

  If you’re like most homeowners, you’re always looking for ways to improve your home on a budget. Painting, new lighting, new furniture, window treatments, new flooring — no doubt you’ve spent a lot of time dreaming of the possibilities. But what about the garage? It’s easy to overlook your garage because most homeowners don’t consider it part of their “living space.” But, 63% of American homes have a garage or carport. That means that there’s a good chance your garage has replaced your front door as your home’s primary entry and exit. Even if you only use your garage to […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Garage Door

Step 1: Picking the Style Step 2: Selecting the Material Step 3: Selecting a Design Step 4: Choosing Insulation Step 5: Choosing Accessories Additional Considerations Choosing a Garage Door Opener Weather-Resistant Garage Door Whether you’re building a new home or looking to upgrade your current home’s curb appeal, you may find yourself on the search for the perfect garage door. Replacing an aging garage door offers one of the highest returns on investment of all home projects, making it a great move. Once you’ve decided to install a new garage door, you’ll quickly find that there is a huge number of replacement […]

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Best Entry Door Based on Your Preferences

Have you ever been strolling through your neighboorhood when a beautiful home caught your eye? Maybe it had cute gingerbread trim, a swooping A-frame roof, a wraparound porch or a huge bay window that would be perfect for snuggling in a sunny armchair with an engrossing book. Or maybe the front door caught your eye. With cute frosted windows, gleaming white paint and accent beams that looked rustic and modern at the same time, the door seemed to stand proudly above the front steps and invite you into its beautiful home. If you love bay windows but your house doesn’t […]

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Why Are Hurricane Shutters Important?

The interior of your home contains so many of your most cherished possessions — from irreplaceable photographs and collectibles to expensive appliances, electronics and furniture. Most importantly, the interiors spaces of a house are where your family lives. Your home’s exterior plays a vital role in keeping all of your family members, pets and possessions safe day and night. Hurricane shutters are one of the most important investments you can make to ensure the interior of your home remains protected from these destructive storms. Whether you’re new to the Atlantic Coast or have yet to use hurricane shutters, we encourage […]

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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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The Pros & Cons of Different Garage Door Materials

Whether you are installing new garage doors or doing some garage renovations, understanding the advantages and disadvantages of different garage door material types is an essential first step towards getting the door you need. Liberty Door and Awning has compiled this guide of garage door material types to ensure you get the right look and experience at the right price point. Wood Garage Doors Wood was the first garage door material available. It offers many advantages, including: Aesthetic appeal: The material has a beautiful look and warm feel. Durability: Wood is sturdy and will not bend, crack or buckle, meaning […]

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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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Knowing When to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

Knowing when to replace your garage door opener is essential. When you notice the signs that your opener is on its last legs, you should replace or repair before opening your garage door becomes inconvenient or causes a safety issue. By heeding these moments, you can save yourself an expensive rush repair job and complete your repairs or replacements on your schedule before a small problem becomes a serious issue. Signs you need to replace your garage door opener include: 1. Vibrations If your opener’s motor is vibrating in its housing, it may be worn out or have mechanical defects […]

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