Steel garage doors are an ever-popular choice of material for garage doors. Renowned for their durability, strength, and endurance, steel doors are the go-to material of choice for many homeowners.
Another great thing about steel garage doors is that steel can be painted later on to match your home’s exterior, should you update your home’s siding or paint it a new color.
If you are considering a new, unpainted steel door, or if you are thinking about painting your current steel door for the first time, read on for some tips on painting steel. These tips can help you to give your steel door a professional-looking paint job.
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It happens to most of us. Eventually the garage door stops working, or starts making more noise than usual. When this happens, you may be tempted to replace your garage door, but the unplanned expense of a new garage door may make this a less-than-ideal solution for your current budget. In some cases, garage door repairs are a viable solution.
On the other hand, you may be tired of looking at your old garage door. Or maybe you’re tired of keeping up with the maintenance and repairs that an older garage door requires. In which case, it’s probably time to replace your garage door.
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Garage door openers have come a long way since they were first invented in the 1920s.
Garage door openers today have a wide range of available features, as well as improved safety and security options.
With so many garage door openers available to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one’s best.
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When preparing your house for winter, don’t forget the garage door!
Preparing your garage door for winter doesn’t take long. With a few minutes and some simple maintenance, you can prevent your garage door from experiencing premature wear, and requiring additional repairs.
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Garage door openers have come a long way over the past few decades. Garage door openers today are safer –and quieter- than ever before.
One thing that most garage door openers have in common is their ability to last for a long time without needing replacement. But even though your older garage door opener might still open and close your garage door with ease, you may want to consider an upgrade. Garage door openers today have safety features and security options that older garage door openers just don’t have.
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Homes located in areas that have high winds, need special precautions to ensure that they can withstand storms.
If your area is prone to high winds, you might want to think about having your garage door replaced, or reinforced. If your garage door gives way to the winds, then your belongings inside of your garage -and even your house- will be susceptible to damage.
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If you are replacing a garage door, in the process of building a brand new house or garage addition to your home, you will likely be required to know and have the measurements of your garage and garage door. Garage door measurements can be a little bit tricky to procure, because a garage door is sort of a weird shape. Garage doors move in a way that is unique to other home appliances or structural parts of your house. This makes them more difficult to figure out measurements for, especially if the measurements you need are for a garage door that is not yet in place.
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Cold weather can be a nuisance. Mechanical devices are affected by it and the garage door is not an exception. The winter month’s arrival in Denver and surrounding areas means it may be about time to do some preventative garage door maintenance. Unfortunately, there are instances where even maintenance is too little too late and your garage door has already been compromised by the onslaught of freezing or below temperatures, snow and frozen precipitation like ice and sleet.
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When doing routine maintenance and upkeep on your home and garage, do not forget about the garage floor. The garage floor can pick up difficult to remove stains from many sources, but those from a car or lawn machinery, such as a mower, are the most difficult to remove. Common tools and elbow grease will take care of most of these problems.
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Two parts of the garage door opener system need periodic lubrication. To do this properly, how the lubrication is applied is the most important technique. The lubrication to be used is also of some concern; do not just use any kind of grease you have lying around. Most importantly, use the chosen lubricant in moderation. Most people use too much and this can cause problems.
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