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All About Garage Door Springs: Maintenance, Replacement and Repair
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
All About Garage Door Springs: Maintenance, Replacement and Repair

Garage door springs are critical to the functionality of your automatic garage door opener. Springs help lift the door, and make the door easy to open even if the automatic garage door opener is disabled. You may not spend much time thinking about your garage door springs, but they still need some maintenance and attention from time to time. If you’re a homeowner with an automatic garage door opener, here’s what you need to know about spring maintenance. 


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Add Security and Convenience With a Garage Door Keypad
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Add Security and Convenience With a Garage Door Keypad

A remote wireless garage door opener, while much more convenient than lifting and lowering a door manually, is not always totally secure. Most homeowners can tell stories about garage doors that mysteriously open or close. In addition, remotes can malfunction, and are sometimes lost or stolen. 

To open a garage door for any other reason -- including yard work or to gain access to bikes and sporting gear -- the usual way is from inside the house.


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Increase Your Home's Value With Traditional Garage Door Styles
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Increase Your Home's Value With Traditional Garage Door Styles

Garage doors tend to be fairly large, and that means they command a lot of attention when it comes to your home’s curb appeal. Matching your garage doors to your home’s style is a great way to ensure that the doors enhance your home’s architecture and improve its overall appearance rather than detracting from its appeal. While contemporary doors are certainly an option, most homes benefit from traditional garage door styles for a couple of important reasons: First, traditional garage doors tend to blend well with any type of home style or architecture, and second, traditional styles are also the most familiar, which means they tend to be the most attractive option for homeowners, neighbors and buyers.


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The Everything Guide to Fiberglass Garage Doors
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Everything Guide to Fiberglass Garage Doors

Fiberglass garage doors make up a small but growing segment of the garage door market. Knowing the benefits of fiberglass garage doors, as well as the shortcomings, can help you decide whether this type of garage door is right for you.


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Need a Garage Door Panel Replacement? FAQ for Homeowners
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Need a Garage Door Panel Replacement? FAQ for Homeowners

Most modern garage doors are made up of panels. Hinges connect the panels to each other, enabling the garage doors to round the corner from the ceiling of the garage to the garage door opening. Each panel is an independent part, and if the door is damaged, individual panels can be replaced. If you're a homeowner, it can be helpful for you to know what to do if your garage door panel is damaged. Accidents with vehicles and other large moving objects can cause damage to your garage. Should a panel become warped, here's what you need to know. 


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Is a Belt Drive Garage Door Opener Right For You?
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Is a Belt Drive Garage Door Opener Right For You?

When garage door openers were first invented, everyone had a chain drive opener. Chain drive openers were more than acceptable for their time. However, they weren't without their faults. They were somewhat loud and didn't always last very long. The world eventually invented alternatives to chain drive openers. The belt drive opener is one of those alternatives. If you're shopping for a new garage door opener, here's what you need to know about belt drive models.  


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Are Contemporary Garage Doors for You?
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Are Contemporary Garage Doors for You?

Are you shopping for a new garage door? If so, then a contemporary garage door may be the right door for you. Overhead Door of Oklahoma City sells garage doors of all types, including contemporary style doors. Here's what you need to know about this sleek, attractive, functional garage door. 


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5 Things to Know About Steel Garage Doors
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
5 Things to Know About Steel Garage Doors

Steel doors are one of the most common types of garage doors sold to business owners. The benefits and beauty of steel, combined with an affordable price, makes steel especially attractive to people on a budget who want to improve their property value. If you're a business owner who would like to install a new garage door on your commercial building, here's what you need to know about the benefits of steel. 


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Garage Door Repair: DIY or Hire a Pro?
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Garage Door Repair: DIY or Hire a Pro?

Fixing something yourself might sound like a great way to save money, but there are some jobs that are definitely better left to the pros. When it comes to garage door repair, there are some jobs you might decide to tackle on your own, but there are also times when calling in a professional can wind up saving you a lot of frustration and hundreds, or even thousands, dollars. Here’s when to DIY and when to call in professional help.


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Not Sure Which Garage Door to Buy? What to Know About Vinyl Garage Doors
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Not Sure Which Garage Door to Buy? What to Know About Vinyl Garage Doors

Vinyl garage doors are one of the most popular garage door materials available. If you're looking for a new garage door, vinyl gives you beauty, convenience and durability all in an attractive and lightweight package. If you're curious about vinyl garage doors, here's what you need to know. 


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Do You Need Garage Door Insulation? What You Need to Know
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Do You Need Garage Door Insulation? What You Need to Know

Garages are often places of extreme cold or extreme heat, depending on the time of year. They can also be noisy when you live on a busy street. Garage door insulation helps homeowners control the environment in their garage. Not all garage doors are insulated. Homeowners seeking a way to make their garage a little more comfortable can either install insulation on their existing garage door, or they can install a new garage door with insulation in the core. If you're a homeowner, here's what you need to know.


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How to Choose the Best Garage Door Opener for Your Home
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
How to Choose the Best Garage Door Opener for Your Home

There are lots of little gadgets around your home that you probably don’t give a second thought about — until something goes wrong. Then you really appreciate how much those gadgets improve your everyday life and add to the convenience and ease of even the simplest activities. Your garage door opener probably falls into this category. Every day, your opener works tirelessly to open and close your garage door for you with just the simple click of a button or switch. Then one day — nothing. The good news is, choosing the best garage door opener to replace your old one isn’t rocket science — but it does require a little research.


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Try These Garage Door Color Ideas to Boost Your Homes' Style and Value
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Try These Garage Door Color Ideas to Boost Your Homes' Style and Value

Adding a pop of color to your home’s trim and other exterior details can significantly alter the way your home looks. If you pick the right color, it can add to your home’s value, too. When it comes to painting your garage door, the key is to select the right color for your home’s style and for your neighborhood. And if you’re planning on selling your home, you’re probably going to want to take potential buyers’ tastes into consideration, as well.


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What to Know About Thermacore Garage Doors
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
What to Know About Thermacore Garage Doors

Thermacore products are garage doors made of steel, with a layer of polyurethane sandwiched between the outer walls. Thermacore products are the highest rated insulated doors sold by Overhead Door. They help keep out the hot air in the summer and cold air in the winter, to reduce your utility bills. 


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Steel Roll Up Doors: How do they work?
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Steel Roll Up Doors: How do they work?

If you need a new service door, you should know steel offers strength and security. But, should you choose sectional or roll up? Learn how steel roll up doors work and when it makes sense to choose one over sectional.


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Garage Door Storage Ideas for Homeowners
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Garage Door Storage Ideas for Homeowners

First and foremost, the garage is a place of storage. While some store their cars in the garage, many use the garage to hold other items, like seasonal decorations and lawn care tools. Garage storage can easily become messy and disorganized, but there are ways to prevent this. These tips help homeowners like you use their garage as effective storage.  


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Decorating Your Garage Door for Christmas? Check Out These Ideas!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Decorating Your Garage Door for Christmas? Check Out These Ideas!

The holidays are coming! At this time of year, we like to post at least one article about our favorite garage door Christmas decorations. Below we've listed five fun ideas for decorating your garage door at the holidays. 


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Buying a Modern Garage Door? Know Your Options
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Buying a Modern Garage Door? Know Your Options

Modern garage doors have changed a lot over the years. Not long ago, most garage doors came with decorative carved panels and wood grain texture. Today, modern garage doors have a smooth, minimalist aesthetic and (often) sophisticated frosted windows. If you're a homeowner who would like to purchase a modern garage door, know your options. Doing research will help you choose a garage door to match your budget and personality.    


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The relationship between garage door and curb appeal
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The relationship between garage door and curb appeal

Your garage door might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of curb appeal, but replacing an old garage door can boost your curb appeal. Learn why. 


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Does Your Garage Door Spring Need Repair? What You Need to Know
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Does Your Garage Door Spring Need Repair? What You Need to Know

Garage door springs provide essential support to your garage door opener. It's the spring --or springs, depending on the type of garage door -- that enables you to lift and close your garage door without requiring super-human strength. These springs are thick, strong, and tightly wound.

A broken spring can suddenly send pieces flying across the room, and may cause damage or injuries. Knowing the signs that your garage door spring is breaking can help you avoid a potentially devastating problem. Here's what you need to know.


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5 DIY Thanksgiving Garage Decor Ideas
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
5 DIY Thanksgiving Garage Decor Ideas

A garage can be a great place to host Thanksgiving because there's enough room for everyone once you remove the cars. Since your garage isn't exactly a festive space, we recommend decorating for the season. Remove everything large from the garage at least a week in advance so you have time to clean and decorate, both inside and out. 


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How to Winterize Your Garage
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
How to Winterize Your Garage

Do yourself a favor this fall and schedule a day to work on your garage. Seriously, a bit of effort now will make winter easier to endure, and will also assure that you'll be able to enjoy the first warm days of spring when it finally rolls around. 

This is the time to perform a bit of "spring cleaning" in reverse. If your garage has become a catchall for unused, outgrown and no-longer-wanted items over the summer, now is the perfect time to either donate them or give them to a resale store. 


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6 Cool Tips for Your Garage Dinner Party
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6 Cool Tips for Your Garage Dinner Party

The holidays are coming! Are you planning a dinner party? Do you have enough room? The garage is an excellent space to have a large dinner party with relatives, friends and loved ones. These tips will help with your preparations. 


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Security Grille Door Benefits for Businesses
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Security Grille Door Benefits for Businesses

The security of your shop is critical, yet if you don't have a security grille door then you aren't doing everything you can to protect your business. Learn all the benefits of investing in a business security grille door today. 


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Accentuate a Home's Style with Traditional Garage Doors
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Accentuate a Home's Style with Traditional Garage Doors

Whether your home is an elegant Tudor, a classic colonial or a regionally-inspired sprawling ranch, traditional garage doors complement any exterior. If your home is a thoroughly modern design, there are also unique doors to fit that genre.

 


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Restaurant Glass Garage Doors Are a Stylish Option
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Restaurant Glass Garage Doors Are a Stylish Option

Glass garage doors may be the latest design story for a trendy restaurant, but they are also showing up in boutiques, park pavilions, music studios and art galleries. Any business with patio seating or spaces that beg to be opened to the out-of-doors during pleasant weather might want to consider a "window wall" that utilizes the space-expanding advantages of a glass garage door. They add enormous flexibility and imbue interiors with a distinctly modern vibe. 


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Top Reasons to Install Garage Door Insulation
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Top Reasons to Install Garage Door Insulation

Because of its size and prominence, an attractive, well-designed garage door is an essential component of home design, adding both function and curb appeal. In addition to a "pretty face," however, modern homeowners should demand more. Garage doors provide access and security for what is primarily a utilitarian space, but they can also help keep heating and cooling costs in check and boost appraised value.


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What Can You Do to Enhance Garage Door Security?
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
What Can You Do to Enhance Garage Door Security?

Garages contain our cars, which means that they hold some of our most prized possessions. However, garage and garage door security is an issue to which homeowners give little thought. There are many things you can do to protect your garage and the contents inside of it. In this article, we've listed DIY home improvements and major home upgrades that can help you enhance your garage door security. 


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How to Maintain Your Garage Door Seal
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
How to Maintain Your Garage Door Seal

Garage doors don't fit very tightly in their doorways, probably because they're designed to slide into place along a track. For this to be possible, there must be a gap between the door and the opening. Garage door seals fit in that gap, to prevent moisture and wind from penetrating the structure inside. Garage door seals can help you save money and protect your garage door. Here's what you need to know. 


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Which Garage Door Design is Right for You?
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Which Garage Door Design is Right for You?

The style of garage door that you choose for your home will have a big influence on the way your home looks, and your level of satisfaction with your garage door. If you're a homeowner who is thinking about replacing your garage door, now is the time to give thought to the style and design that's right for you.


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How Much Does a New Garage Door Cost? A Purchase Guide for Homeowners
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
How Much Does a New Garage Door Cost? A Purchase Guide for Homeowners

New garage door costs can vary, depending on the type of door you're purchasing and other factors. If you're thinking about buying a new door sometime soon, it will help to know the new garage door cost. At Overhead Door in Oklahoma City, we want to help you save money and get the best quality door for your needs. Here's what you need to know. 


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Garage Door Service Tips: Know When to Call for Help
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Garage Door Service Tips: Know When to Call for Help

In order to keep your garage doors in prime operating condition, there are some simple checks and maintenance procedures that every homeowner should follow. But, when the squeaks and moans of daily garage door operation exceed the norm, it's time to call for professional service. Don't wait until the hangs lopsided from its track or fails to work at all. Preventive maintenance is the key to lasting good looks and faultless operation.


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Do I Need a Custom Garage Door?
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Do I Need a Custom Garage Door?

The garage door you choose for your home can have a big impact on the way your home looks. Garage doors affect curb appeal, and can even have an impact on the value of your home. Installing the right custom garage door can positively impact the way your home looks for many years to come. 


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Everything You Need To Know About High Speed Garage Doors
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Everything You Need To Know About High Speed Garage Doors

High speed doors are an excellent product for businesses seeking a resilient and durable, long-lasting commercial door. At Overhead Door of Oklahoma City, we provide quality products to businesses. Not all business owners are aware of fabric and rubber doors, or how these products can help their business operations. 


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Homeowner's Guide to Thermacore Garage Doors
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Homeowner's Guide to Thermacore Garage Doors

Your garage door can greatly improve the value of your home if you choose the right one. That’s why Overhead Door of Oklahoma City ™ sells Thermacore products. 


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Everything You Need to Know About Garage Door Weather Stripping
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Garage Door Weather Stripping

Summer is here, so it's time to weather strip! Installing the right product on your garage door can help you take care of the structure while also making it a more comfortable place to spend time. Here's what you need to know. 


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What Garage Door Color is Right for Your Home?
Thursday, July 18, 2019
What Garage Door Color is Right for Your Home?

The color you choose for your garage door can have a big effect on the appearance and curb appeal of your home. Ultimately, the color of your garage door impacts your property's value and can even impact your satisfaction with your house. Whether you're buying a new garage door or upgrading your old one, here's what you need to know.


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4 Tips to Keep Your Garage Cool This Summer
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
4 Tips to Keep Your Garage Cool This Summer

A garage is a place where people build and fix things. Keeping the garage a comfortable temperature in the summer can make that time more pleasant. Here's what you need to know. 


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Commercial Garage Doors: Not Just for Oversized Vehicles
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Commercial Garage Doors: Not Just for Oversized Vehicles

The versatility and performance of garage-style doors holds immense potential for modern commercial use. The variety of innovative uses for the new breed of large-opening doors may change the way you think about your business needs. Commercial-style doors aren't only in an industrial district; you will see them in multiple settings, from food courts in upscale malls to modern schools, medical service buildings and mini-warehouse lots.


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When It's Time to Call a Garage Door Service Provider: 7 Troubleshooting Tips
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
When It's Time to Call a Garage Door Service Provider: 7 Troubleshooting Tips

Your garage door may seem like a simple innovation, but if it stops working, it doesn't take long before you realize just how convenient the whole system is — and how much easier it makes your daily routines. While some garage door problems require the expertise of a garage door service technician, there are some issues you can fix yourself. Here are seven of the most common problems — and their solutions.


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Types of Garage Doors: 3 Considerations to Get the Best Return on Your Investment
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Types of Garage Doors: 3 Considerations to Get the Best Return on Your Investment

The housing market is still hot and interest rates have been edging downward — and that means if you’re thinking of selling your home, now’s a great time. To get your home ready (and to reap the biggest profits), you need to make sure your home has lots of curb appeal. And one of the best ways to do that is with a new garage door.


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Carriage Style Garage Doors Pros and Cons
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Carriage Style Garage Doors Pros and Cons

The carriage style of garage doors tends to have wide appeal, as it can complement new and old homes alike. Versatile, classic, and full of character, these garage doors seem to have it all. However, there are downsides. Before you purchase a carriage style garage door, explore the pros and cons to see if it's really right for your home. 


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Signs Garage Door Springs are Failing
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Signs Garage Door Springs are Failing

Failing garage door springs can become a safety issue: if the springs break, the garage door can slam shut. In a worst-case scenario, this could happen as you are exiting the garage, leading to serious injuries or a major bill for auto body repair. Learn the warning signs that your garage door springs could be nearing the end of their life, so you can stay safe. 


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Modern wooden garage door ideas
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Modern wooden garage door ideas

A garage door can represent as much as one-third of the home facade. Replacing an old or outdated garage door with an upscale modern garage door can significantly boost your home's curb appeal—and more than pay for itself when you go to sell your home.


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Fiberglass Garage Door Vs. Wooden Garage Door: Which One is Right For You?
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Fiberglass Garage Door Vs. Wooden Garage Door: Which One is Right For You?

When the time comes to get a garage door, many homeowners must decide: which type of material? The variation in garage door material makes this decision an important one. The type of material you choose for your garage door can have an effect on garage door security, maintenance, appearance and functionality. Choosing the right door can lead to years of happiness with your garage.


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Is A Glass Garage Door Right For You?
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Is A Glass Garage Door Right For You?

As far as contemporary garage doors are concerned, models made from glass are the pinnacle of class and sophistication. But are they right for you? Here’s what you need to know about glass garage doors.


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Aluminum garage doors buying guide
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Aluminum garage doors buying guide

Aluminum garage doors are a popular choice for their durability, affordability, and appearance. Since most homeowners don't buy garage doors frequently, we've rounded up our best tips for buying aluminum garage doors. Read this before you start shopping for a new garage door. 


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Garage Door Maintenance: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Garage Door Maintenance: What You Need to Know

At this time of year, many people start performing garage door repairs and maintenance to ensure that it will last throughout the year and into the next. At Overhead Door of Oklahoma City™, we recommend that you do the following 5 tasks every spring.


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5 Things You Can Do to Increase Garage Door Security
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
5 Things You Can Do to Increase Garage Door Security

Garage door security is important for ensuring your safety, the safety of your family, and the things that you hold dear. There are many ways that you can enhance garage security. Each of these suggestions can increase your garage security substantially, to protect your house and the people you love.


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Here's Why Garage Door Maintenance Should Be on Your Springtime Honey-Do List
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Here's Why Garage Door Maintenance Should Be on Your Springtime Honey-Do List

It’s official: Spring is here. And that means you’ve probably got a list of chores that need tending to — things like gutter cleaning, touching up exterior paint, raking — well, you’ve got the idea. Warm weather is the perfect time for getting your home in shape, especially after the long months of cold winter weather spent huddling and cuddling indoors. 


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Home makeover? Start with your garage door.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Home makeover? Start with your garage door.

When people start planning home renovations for better curb appeal, their garage door doesn’t usually make it to the top of the list. When it comes to a fresh look, consider giving your garage door a makeover to give your home a brand-new look and feel.


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What's the Best Way to Heat a Garage in Winter?
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
What's the Best Way to Heat a Garage in Winter?

There are many ways to heat a garage in winter, but which is the best way? A combination of techniques works the best to reduce air leaks, block drafts, and keep your garage toasty. Try these recommended methods.


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Why Choose Barn-Style Garage Doors
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Why Choose Barn-Style Garage Doors

Barn-style garage doors are popular among home owners who want a homey or rustic look. These bold garage doors will generate plenty of curb appeal if you're thinking of selling your home, but that's not the only reason to fall for barn-style garage doors. Learn the best reasons to choose these garage doors now. 


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What You Need to Know About Steel Garage Doors
Thursday, March 07, 2019
What You Need to Know About Steel Garage Doors

Steel is the classic garage door material. With style, grace, durability and longevity, a well-built steel garage door contributes to curb appeal and the functionality of your garage. At Overhead Door, we sell a varied and attractive inventory of steel garage doors fit many homes and personal styles. If you're thinking about buying a steel garage door for your property, here's what you need to know.  


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Vinyl Garage Doors: What You Need to Know Before Buying
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Vinyl Garage Doors: What You Need to Know Before Buying

Vinyl is durable, long-lasting, and doesn't show scratches easily. If you're a homeowner looking for a new garage door, there are many reasons to consider a vinyl garage door. To find out more, check out our recent blog post on the subject. 


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Pros and Cons of Folding Garage Doors
Monday, February 25, 2019
Pros and Cons of Folding Garage Doors

While not new, sliding or folding garage doors are coming back in vogue. This style has a distinct appearance, and most homeowners tend to love them or hate them. Read on for the pros and cons of folding garage doors. 


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Keep Your Attached Garage Warm this Winter!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Keep Your Attached Garage Warm this Winter!

'Tis the season for cold weather! Attached garages get chilly this time of year. Keeping the interior temperature of your garage warm prevents cold air from entering the house while making the garage a comfortable place to work.


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Has Your Garage Door Opener Stopped Working in Cold Weather? Here's Why
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Has Your Garage Door Opener Stopped Working in Cold Weather? Here's Why

Is your garage door opener not working in cold weather? Don't worry...this is not uncommon. So why doesn't your garage door opener work in the cold weather? Several factors can cause a garage door opener to stop working, especially if it is cold outside.


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Garage Doors and Power Outages: An FAQ
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Garage Doors and Power Outages: An FAQ

It's wonderful to be able to come inside during a thunderstorm, and of course, it's equally wonderful to drive your car into a garage at the push of a button. But what happens when a storm causes the power to go out? Is it possible to get your car out of or into the garage when the automatic garage door opener isn't working? 


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Bluetooth Vs WiFi Garage Door Openers: What's the Difference?
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Bluetooth Vs WiFi Garage Door Openers: What's the Difference?

What is a Bluetooth garage door opener and why would I want one? And what about WiFi garage door openers? Are they the same thing?


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Are Modern Aluminum Doors Right For You?
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Are Modern Aluminum Doors Right For You?

Aluminum garage doors are attractive, sturdy, and practical. They're the perfect choice for a contemporary home. Whether you're seeking to improve energy efficiency in your garage, or you're just hoping to install the most attractive garage door that money can buy, aluminum doors are a perfect choice.  Wondering if aluminum is the right choice? Here's what you need to know. 


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5 Unique Garage Doors to Consider
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
5 Unique Garage Doors to Consider

Home remodeling gives you a chance to update the appearance of a home, personalize features, and increase home value. Unique garage doors add an interesting look and feel to the home differentiating your house from the others on the block. Here are a few of our favorite unusual garage doors. 


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Wood vs. Steel Garage Doors
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Wood vs. Steel Garage Doors

When it comes to replacement garage doors, wood and steel are two of the most popular options. Aesthetics aside, are there advantages to a wood garage door vs. a steel garage door? See below to learn what's better about wood vs. steel garage doors. 


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2019 Garage Door Trends that Boost Home Value
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
2019 Garage Door Trends that Boost Home Value

Replacing an old garage door nearly pays for itself: garage door replacements return 98 percent of value at the time of resale. The ROI is so high with garage doors because curb appeal attracts more interest than inside-the-home projects. See what the 2019 garage door trends are, and how these trends can raise the value of your home. 


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Why Try a Smart Garage Door Opener
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Why Try a Smart Garage Door Opener

If you've got a smart thermostat and smart appliance, you may be asking what you can automate next. A smart garage door opener may not have been top of mind, but there are many benefits to giving one a try. 


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Real Wood vs. Faux Wood Garage Doors
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Real Wood vs. Faux Wood Garage Doors

Add the word "faux" in front of anything and it's easy to assume that the fake material is a poor substitution for the original thing. Many consumers are wary of faux wood garage doors for this very reason, and yet faux wood doors have many properties that appeal to homeowners shopping for a replacement garage door. Compare real vs. faux wood garage doors to see the pros and cons of each. 


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Modern Garage Door Ideas
Monday, November 19, 2018
Modern Garage Door Ideas

Are you thinking of replacing your garage door? There are more options than ever .... which makes it difficult for home owners to pick the best garage door for their needs. We've rounded up our favorite modern garage ideas for homes to help you pick the right garage door for your needs. 


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How to Paint a Garage Door in Five Easy Steps
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
How to Paint a Garage Door in Five Easy Steps

If you want to give your home a fresh new look but don't want to spend a lot of money, consider painting your home's garage door. Painting is quick, relatively easy and it doesn't cost much.


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Garage Door Windows: An Option Worth Considering
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Garage Door Windows: An Option Worth Considering

Garages no longer have to be the dark spots in a home. Now, it's possible to let the light shine in to brighten up space and still have the privacy and security that you value.


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5 Benefits of Installing Garage Door Screens
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5 Benefits of Installing Garage Door Screens

Garage door screens... you've seen them on other peoples' homes, but what are they and what are they used for?


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4 Benefits of Garage Door Insulation
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4 Benefits of Garage Door Insulation

When we bring up insulating the garage, we get a lot of skepticism from our clients. They ask, is that really necessary? Is it necessary? No, but it is highly advantageous. See below for the top 4 benefits of insulating your garage. 


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3 Reasons Why a Thermacore Garage Door is a Great Choice
Thursday, October 18, 2018
3 Reasons Why a Thermacore Garage Door is a Great Choice

When the temperature begins to drop and winter winds howl, having a garage door that will stand up to all the variants of local weather is a homeowner's best friend. In Oklahoma, that's a tall order! Summer heat and the seasonal winds that blow across the Oklahoma prairie are legendary, and a garage door often takes the brunt of storms, no matter what the season.


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Winter Is Coming! It's Time to Prepare Your Garage
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Winter Is Coming! It's Time to Prepare Your Garage

Fall and winter is a time when many garages are cold, unwelcoming and unpleasant. Fortunately, this is something you can change! Installing additional insulation, weather stripping and replacing the u-shaped rodent blocker at the bottom of the door can help make your garage a place where you can comfortably work on projects throughout the fall and winter. 


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End of the Summer Garage Door Opener and Garage Door Chain Maintenance
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
End of the Summer Garage Door Opener and Garage Door Chain Maintenance

During the summer, you probably spend a lot of time getting things like bikes and lawn mowers out of the garage. With all this activity, your garage door probably opens and shuts a lot more than normal during the summer months. All that extra use leads to wear and tear on your garage door opener. That's why the end of the summer is the perfect time to do maintenance on your garage door. These tips can help. 


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What You Should Know About a Garage Door Opener Belt Drive
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
What You Should Know About a Garage Door Opener Belt Drive

The garage door opener was certainly a convenient invention. However, one complaint that people often had about early garage door openers was the loud noise they made when opening or closing. The garage door opener belt drive eliminates that problem entirely. Powered by either a chain or a belt drive, this opener features extremely quiet operation. It also reduces the everyday wear and tear on your garage door due to its soft starting and stopping capabilities.


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Use Modern Glass Garage Doors to Meet a Variety of Needs
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Use Modern Glass Garage Doors to Meet a Variety of Needs

Because of their unique ability to open large expanses of space to the outdoors, garage doors, can serve many needs other than shielding vehicles and equipment from the weather.


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The Benefits of High Speed Fabric Doors
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Benefits of High Speed Fabric Doors

First introduced as a mainstream mechanical industrial door option in the early 1980s, the fabric roll up door was originally met with mixed reviews due to their considerable maintenance requirements and limited applications. Today, however, fabric roll up doors have evolved with other forms of mechanical doors to offer extremely fast opening and closing times, rugged durability, flexible use and low maintenance demands.


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Popular Flooring Ideas for Garage Floors
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Popular Flooring Ideas for Garage Floors

Most garage floor plans stick with a simple concrete floor. While that's functional, it's not the most attractive option. Learn what types of flooring works well in this common work and storage space, then get inspired to upgrade your garage flooring today. 


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Make Energy Efficient Garage Lighting a Reality
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Make Energy Efficient Garage Lighting a Reality

There's no reason your garage shouldn't be as up-to-date, innovative and energy-efficient as the rest of your home. The good news is that it is possible and won't cost you a fortune. By making your garage "smarter," you'll accrue additional benefits in terms of safe, efficient and cost-effective convenience.


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Maintaining Modern Wood Garage Doors
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Maintaining Modern Wood Garage Doors

Modern wood garage doors are beautiful, but they do require some maintenance. Without proper care, a wooden garage door can deteriorate. Repairing or refinishing a garage door that has been neglected is often much more difficult than just keeping up with maintenance. If you're a homeowner with a garage door made of wood, these maintenance tips can help.


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How to Install Garage Door Weather Stripping
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
How to Install Garage Door Weather Stripping

Summer is here! At this time of year, garages can get very hot. Standard garage weather stripping can help with this problem. These strips of flexible material are nailed to the outside of the garage door to seal the gap between the garage door and the door frame. By sealing the holes around your garage door, weather stripping enables you to efficiently heat or cool your garage throughout the year. 


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Garage Door Opener Security Tips
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Garage Door Opener Security Tips

Garage door security is critical for your safety and the safety of your family. Knowing how to keep your garage door secure can help you take care of your home, your possessions and members of your household. 


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Garage Door Design Highlight: Decorative Garage Door Hardware
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Garage Door Design Highlight: Decorative Garage Door Hardware

For the last several years, carriage hinges have become a popular trend on garage doors all over the country. This decorative hardware, often sold by garage door companies, can transform your garage door from the ordinary into the extraordinary. For homeowners that like the traditional look of wrought iron, this hardware can make a big difference in your garage door's aesthetic appeal.


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Enhance Your Home with New Garage Door Design Ideas
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Enhance Your Home with New Garage Door Design Ideas

Garage doors should offer more than just a secure place to shield your car from the weather. Today, a garage door can be every bit as stylish as your entry door, and it should enhance the architectural style of your home.


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Enhance Your Home with New Garage Door Design Ideas
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Enhance Your Home with New Garage Door Design Ideas

Garage doors should offer more than just a secure place to shield your car from the weather. Today, a garage door can be every bit as stylish as your entry door, and it should enhance the architectural style of your home.


If your garage faces the street, take some time to pick the style and features that will assure that large expanse is attractive and appropriate for your home. It will pay dividends, both aesthetically and financially. 
 


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Do I Need to Reinforce My Garage Door?
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Do I Need to Reinforce My Garage Door?

Do you live in an area that regularly experiences inclement weather such as; high winds, hurricanes or tornadoes? If so, then you should seriously consider having your garage door reinforced. If inclement weather were ever to rip the garage door off your home, the pressure could become so great inside of the garage that it could cause the roof to be blown off. Florida residents learned this the hard way after Hurricane Andrew blasted through the state in 1992.


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4 Home Automation Installation Facts You Need to Consider Before You Buy
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
4 Home Automation Installation Facts You Need to Consider Before You Buy

One of the most important issues you need to determine before buying a home automation system is how the installation will be performed. Here are four things to consider that will help you find the best and easiest home automation installation systems for your needs.


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Garage Door Parts Highlight: Torsion Springs
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Garage Door Parts Highlight: Torsion Springs

A garage door is made up of various components that work together in harmony to ensure it opens and closes without a hitch. One of the most important parts in any overhead door operation is a garage door torsion spring. Garage door torsion springs are used alongside garage door openers to lift and lower heavy overhead garage doors in a safe and smooth manner.


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Smart Homes: Integrating Your Garage Door with Your Home Automation
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Smart Homes: Integrating Your Garage Door with Your Home Automation

Technology is advancing so quickly and things are changing every day. Now we have the capability of connecting things in our home to a central control unit and also automating our tools. Home automation is very popular today because it is making our lives so much easier. There are a lot of things that you can automate as well as control from afar, including your garage door. 


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Protect Your Home from Extreme Weather with a Wind and Impact-Resistant Garage Door
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Protect Your Home from Extreme Weather with a Wind and Impact-Resistant Garage Door

When inclement weather hits, your garage doors provide your family and belongings safety against the elements. But when extreme weather rolls into town, what protects your garage doors? In order to come out undamaged after a heavy storm, the strength and durability of your garage door and its garage door wind protection ability is essential.


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Technology Highlight: Overhead Door Anywhere App
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Technology Highlight: Overhead Door Anywhere App

New garage door technology is popping up everywhere. Since we know all about garage doors, it just made sense for us to create our own garage door control app. This app can be used with our technology and can be used to make sure that you always have peace of mind when it comes to your home security and your garage door. 


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Design Highlight: Contemporary Garage Doors
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Design Highlight: Contemporary Garage Doors

Contemporary homes today embrace and incorporate a variety of updated classic architectural styles, such as Mid-Century Modern, Ranch and Mission. However, many homeowners overlook the importance of having a contemporary garage design that enhances their home's design style. 


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Is It Time to Convert Your Chain Drive Garage Door Opener to a Belt Drive?
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Is It Time to Convert Your Chain Drive Garage Door Opener to a Belt Drive?

If you are like a lot of home owners, your overhead garage doors may be something you take for granted, until something goes wrong. If the garage door spring or belt broke, you will likely need it fixed fast. Whether the job turns out to be a matter of a garage door belt replacement or you need to convert your chain drive to a belt drive garage door opener, Overhead Door can help you meet your garage door needs.


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What to Expect at a Garage Door Consultation
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
What to Expect at a Garage Door Consultation

Before you can get a new garage door installed in your home, you will need to have an in-home consultation with one of our professionals. This is also true if you are simply having trouble with your garage door. If you need someone to come out for your garage door issues or replacement, this is what you can expect from the initial garage door consultation.


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Garage Door Highlight: Aluminum Doors
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Garage Door Highlight: Aluminum Doors

Keeping a home safe is among a home owner's highest priorities, and that means having strong and functional doors throughout your home, including the garage. 


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10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Home Service Provider
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Home Service Provider

There are simply things in your home that you do not have the expertise or experience to know how to do. Even though there are a lot of people who like to do their own work on their home, some things are better left to a professional. 


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Is DIY Garage Door Repair a Good Idea? Let the Experts Weigh In.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Is DIY Garage Door Repair a Good Idea? Let the Experts Weigh In.

Repairing an overhead garage door or installing one is definitely a task you should never do it yourself. Find out why you should leave the overhead door installation to an expert and what you can safely do yourself.


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Why Spring is the Best Time to Replace Your Garage Door
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Why Spring is the Best Time to Replace Your Garage Door

Garage door repair and replacement are one of those household chores that many homeowners prefer to put off. When it's winter and temperatures are far below freezing, the idea of taking down your existing door for the installation of replacement garage doors can sound downright frigid if your garage is attached to your home. But now is the time to leverage all those tips for curb appeal that call for new and more elegant garage door designs.


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Advantages of High-Speed Doors
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Advantages of High-Speed Doors

High-speed doors are used most frequently in business and industrial applications. Because of this, you do not often see them installed in residential homes, but that does not mean you cannot find them there. The idea behind these types of doors for business purposes is that they can be quickly opened and closed, but that is not all that they can provide in terms of benefits


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Which Commercial Garage Door Works Best For You
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Which Commercial Garage Door Works Best For You

A business searching for a commercial garage door has unique needs that set it apart from what a homeowner looks for. While both residential and commercial customers want an attractive and secure garage door, a business often has insurance and zoning mandates that are also applicable and that a homeowner doesn't have to worry about. 


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Why You Should Call a Professional to Repair Your Garage Door
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Why You Should Call a Professional to Repair Your Garage Door

A garage door is a critical part of your home because it not only keeps your car safe inside the house, but also adds an extra level of protection for your home. Some garage doors are also designed with aesthetic appeal in mind, hence boosting the house’s exterior décor. However, as is common with any structure (particularly large structures), garage doors are often bound to break down and cause grave inconveniences or pose serious danger to human life and property.


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Why Buy an Insulated Garage Door
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Why Buy an Insulated Garage Door

When buying a new garage door for your home or replacing your old one with a new one, this is one of the questions you are most likely to ask yourself or your garage door dealer. Many garage door dealers can attest to the fact that “should I buy an insulated garage door?” is one of the most commonly asked questions about garage doors. 


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Commercial Garage Door Buyers Guide
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Commercial Garage Door Buyers Guide

If you are looking for a commercial garage door to serve your business, there are numerous things to consider during your purchase to make an informed decision. Commercial garage doors come in many different styles, design, material construction, operation mechanism and more. As a first time buyer, it can be a daunting task to find the right commercial garage door for your business’s specific needs.


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5 Common Questions for a Garage Door Dealer
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
5 Common Questions for a Garage Door Dealer

Homeowners looking to make a purchase and installation of a garage door often have a thousand and one questions to ask themselves, mostly concerning what type of garage doors to buy, where to buy them, and how to find a professional garage door installer.


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8 Tips for Garage Door Maintenance in 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
8 Tips for Garage Door Maintenance in 2018

Whether you’ve decided to participate in New Year’s resolutions or not, we can all agree that the new year is an important time to incorporate best practices—especially when it comes to upkeep around the house and garage. Like many home projects, maintaining your garage door is a matter of checking it on a regular basis and periodic maintenance tasks. By keeping up with these periodic tasks, your garage door will work properly and more efficiently for a long time.


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