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12 Tips to Stay Safe Around Your Garage Door

Garage doors are surprisingly heavy. Combined with the variety of moving parts, the largest door in your home can present a safety hazard. Thousands of people are injured by garage doors each year, in the United States alone. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports over 15,000 injuries related to garage doors annually. This is

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Garage Door Problems: Should You Repair or Replace?

If your garage door seems to be having an issue, no matter how insignificant, it may be signaling a greater problem. The question is, will the problem be fixed with a repair or will it require a new garage door? Let’s look at common issues that require professional repair or a full garage door replacement.

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Garage Maintenance Tips You Should Know

11 Tips to Keep Your Garage Door in Shape Many issues arise around the house that could be avoided with some simple maintenance. Your garage door is important to your daily routines and keeping it in good shape is vital to escaping costly repairs and inconveniences.   Take these tips for maintaining your garage door to

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The Rest of Your Home is Insulated – Why Not Your Garage Door?

Garage Door Insulation for the Tampa Bay Weather If you look at the front of an average home, the garage door clearly takes up the most space and is quite noticeable. It is very obvious to the naked eye that the largest opening to the home is the garage door. Unfortunately, despite its prominence, garage

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12 Reasons Your Garage Door Won’t Open

If you own a home with a garage, you have likely dealt with this scenario. You jump in the car to leave for work, hit the button to open the garage door, and the door ceases to move. There might be no more frustrating moment in the life of a homeowner.  Here we will look

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Belt Drive Versus Chain Drive Garage Door Openers

Garage door openers, on average, come in one of two types: belt drive or chain drive. There are pros and cons to both. Depending on who you ask, you may get a recommendation for either.  How does one go about choosing which style is best for their situation? Does the choice matter, in the end?

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Is Your Garage Secure? 10 Tips to Prevent Break-ins

The advent of do-it-yourself home security tools has made homeowners more comfortable with the safety of their environment. However, many are lulled into a false sense of security and neglect the simplest methods of keeping their houses protected from a break-in.  The garage door is the largest opening into many homes yet is oft forgotten

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How To Open A Garage Door Manually Without Power

Most homeowners have experienced a power outage at some point. It is at that moment that they realize how important their automatic garage door opener is. The convenience of these openers is undeniable. Imagine the day that required stepping out into a downpour to lift open the garage door! Report a Power Outage with TECO.

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2019 Hurricane Season has Started – Is Your Garage Door Ready?

The 2019 hurricane season is already two months old. For those that live in areas prone to the impacts of hurricanes, like Florida or the Gulf Coast, it is imperative to shore up your preparations to protect your home from damage.  There is potential for devastation from wind, rain, and storm surge when a hurricane

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Is Your Garage Completely Safe?

Modern garage doors feature safety measures that can prevent an accident or other negative incidents from happening. While most homeowners check to ensure their front door is secure for the night, the garage is often an afterthought. Safety and security should be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to your home. While

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