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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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The Most Common Garage Door Issues – The Photocells

Issues with your garage door can be infuriating, to say the least. Most people are in a hurry to leave when it is time to open the garage door. No one seems to notice how important a functional door is until something goes wrong. When it comes to problems with garage doors, many would assume

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Why Install a Full View Aluminum Glass Garage Door?

Garage doors are available in many materials including fiberglass, steel, and wood. All of these options are reasonable when it comes time for a new garage door. For those looking to add some flair to the look and feel of their home’s exterior, consider a full view aluminum glass garage door. The beauty of these

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Is Your Garage Door Hiding Major Hazards?

Have you noticed your garage door has gotten louder when opening and closing lately? Maybe it takes longer to open now than it did a few years ago. Most homeowners do not take the time to deal with a clearly ailing garage door until it is too late.  Sure, the door may work but you

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