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How to Prevent a Frozen Garage Door


Your garage door is frequently exposed to the elements and acts as a vital entry and exit point to your home. Have you ever thought about how many times you raise and lower this door each day? It goes without saying that repeated use and exposure to cold weather may subject your garage door to a lot of wear and tear. The good news is that there are several preventative measures you can take to unfreeze your overhead door or even stop a freeze-out from occurring in the first place. How Cold Weather Affects Your Garage Door Opener So you're…

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Can You Replace A Garage Door Panel


Are you in need of a garage door panel replacement due to a section of your garage door becoming jammed, cracked, worn or damaged? Maybe you're wondering if you can replace the panel rather than install a completely new garage door. The good news is, it's possible to replace just one — or a few — panels on your overhead door. Read on to discover the best way to fix a garage door panel, what costs to expect and when to speak with a professional about a garage door panel replacement. How to Fix a Garage Door Panel Garage door…

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A Message About COVID-19


To Our Customers, Amidst the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the safety of our customers and employees remains a top priority. Our office and showroom will remain open by appointment only. Please reach out to one of our team members at 763-786-4730 to schedule an appointment. Our wholesale parts desk will be supported by staff working on site with some extra precautions in place. We will have warehouse staff on site to immediately pull parts and doors. They can either stage purchased items in a safe area or load them onto your vehicle while you wait. Service calls and installations will…

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DIY vs Professional Garage Door Repair


As a home or business owner, you're probably aware that maintaining the integrity of any space requires continual effort. Whether you tackle DIY projects head-on or enlist the help of a professional, house and property maintenance is probably always on your mind. When it comes to repairing a garage door, asking an expert for help may be the best option for various reasons, including the following: If you're not a licensed professional or business in the industry, it may not be very easy to obtain the parts needed for replacement. A faulty garage door opener can cause severe damage if…

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Signs of a Broken Garage Door Spring


On average, a garage door opens and closes about 1,500 times per year in the United States. Because garage doors get a lot of use, they're susceptible to wear and tear just like anything else. One of the main components to inspect regularly on a garage door is its spring, which functions to counteract the pull of gravity on the door. A garage door spring works to make your door light enough for you to be able to lift it easily — whether that be manually or with a garage door opener. There are two main types of garage door…

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