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Why Should You Change Your Old Garage Door Opener?

Garage door openers have populated homes across America since the early 1900s, but they’ve come a long way since then. While yours might continue to combat Father Time, it might be smart to replace that older model with a new system and all of the advantages that it brings. Only you can decide on the right time to change your garage door opener — here are some reasons to consider the switch. Create a Safer Environment While your old opener might still work reliably, it’s likely not as safe as it should be. Any models created before 1993 technically do not meet a federal law that […]

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How to Open Your Garage Door If There’s a Power Outage

Those summer thunderstorms can do more than rile up your pets and soak your yard. If they’re accompanied by strong winds or an ill-timed lightning strike to a transformer, a storm can quickly deprive your home of power for an extended amount of time. Beyond shutting down your fridge and water pump, it might also render your garage door opener unusable. While modern technology might have us think that garage doors are unopenable without a motorized lift, you can work around that by using a built-in alternative system. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, here are some […]

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Storing Objects in the Winter

New Jersey can become a fairly harsh place in the winter, whether you’re forced to endure cold temperatures off the coast or cumbersome snow closer inland. When fall begins to fade, most people will begin the arduous task of packing away their exposed possessions to prolong their lives in the face of brutal elements. Storing objects in the garage is a common practice, as some measured organizational practices can maximize your space. Here’s a list of items that you should consider keeping in the garage, away from extreme weather. Cars and car related equipment Yard and garden care equipment Outdoor […]

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Ultimate Guide to Garage Door Opener Installations

Your garage door opener is a reliable and convenient feature of your home, helping the garage door to move up and down safely and smoothly. If you need a new garage door opener, before replacing it with a basic, inexpensive model, it’s important to understand the different types of openers available and choose a machine that works best for your daily needs, lifestyle and budget. Signs You Need a New Garage Door Opener Unless your garage door opener has completely stopped operating altogether, you’ve likely seldom considered upgrading your opener to a newer version or noticed signs that your home […]

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Garage Door Weather-Stripping

While it may not be the most obvious feature of your garage door, the weather-stripping along the bottom of the door is an essential component to your system. The weather-stripping of your garage door is simply a piece of rubber attached to the bottom panel that protects your home from the weather as well as: Keeps your garage dry by reducing the amount of moisture entering through your garage. Improves your home’s energy efficiency by providing a reliable barrier against external temperatures and helps maintain the temperature throughout your home. Prevents pests from finding a way into your home. By having weather-stripping […]

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How Winter Weather Affects Your Garage Door

If you have a garage, then you know how important your garage door is during winter months. It protects your car against harsh weather conditions, prevents cold temperatures from penetrating your the interior of your house and provides a safe environment for you to comfortably leave and enter your home. But like many items or fixtures throughout your home, you may find that cold temperatures and winter weather can wreak havoc on your garage door system, causing unwanted and unexpected breakages, warping and delays. While garage door damages and repairs are often inconvenient and costly, you can avoid winter-related garage […]

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Reasons Your Garage Door Isn’t Working

Even though you likely use your garage door multiple times per day, you probably don’t often think about it until it stops working. Addressing unusual garage door operations and being proactive about potential repairs will let you fix minor issues before they become more serious. You can also prolong the lifespan of your system and reduce inconveniences. Keep an eye out for these common garage door problems. 1. Broken Springs If you’re having difficulty raising and lowering your garage door, then you’re likely experiencing a problem with your garage door springs — a damaged or worn spring is among the most frequent garage door issues. These springs are the force primarily responsible […]

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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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Best Contemporary Garage Doors

When you look at your home’s exterior, does it look drab and dated? For modern and contemporary-style homes, adding a new garage door with clean lines and a simple design is an easy and affordable way to update your home. Garages can occupy up to 40 percent of your home’s exterior aesthetic, and by updating your garage door, you can increase your overall curb appeal, add value and improve daily conveniences. At Liberty Door and Awning, we offer a wide selection of contemporary garage doors from Clopay®, the leading manufacturer of garage doors. With the variety of materials and contemporary styles available, […]

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Most Durable Garage Doors

As a homeowner, a garage door is not something you purchase often. But, when you do need one, you want to select materials and a style that will be dependable, sturdy and efficient for many years. It’s important to have a strong garage door that will reliably and effectively withstand harsh weather conditions like direct sunlight, moisture and variable temperatures, can endure impacts and other mishaps, add to your home’s overall security and resist elemental damages like corrosion, warping or rot. When choosing and designing a new garage door for your home, consider the environment where you live and the door’s expected […]

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