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5 Business/Industries That Use Commercial Garage Doors

Many businesses and industries have a need for commercial garage doors. Just about every business that moves any amount of stock has a loading dock. Loading docks should have a commercial garage door installation for ease of unloading delivery vehicles. Door Power discusses the different types of businesses and industries that use commercial garage doors.

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4 Reasons Your Garage Door is Not Opening or Closing All The Way

Troubleshooting garage door problems can be challenging at best. You should leave this type of work up to a garage door professional. Door Power has experienced technicians that can identify the causes of a jammed garage door and fix the problems right away. Below are five possible reasons we look for and why these problems occur. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us. We’ve got solutions!

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How to Tell if Your Garage Door Rails Need to Be Replaced

When we install garage doors, we fit them with the rails that were designed for that door and that door only. In fact, every garage door that is manufactured comes with its own set of tracks. Although some companies do make rails that are adjustable, they rarely work universally. In other words, there’s a good chance that your next garage door replacement will have to be a complete replacement, parts and all. This is why we recommend an entire system overhaul to ensure that your new garage door will work correctly. When the rails go wrong, it will affect your door’s performance. Below are ways to tell if we need to replace the rails on your door.

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Top 5 Ways to Upgrade Any Garage Door

Is it time to give your garage door system a much-needed refresher? Door Power has put together our top five picks for garage door upgrades and replacement ideas that will revitalize your entire garage. Check out our recommendations below:

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Get Help with These Five Garage Door Repairs

Garage door repairs aren’t too complicated, but they can be dangerous. Your door’s springs have high tension, and the rails need to be checked repeatedly. If you’re dealing with faulty seals, you’ll need a professional’s touch to assure complete repair. Here at Door Power, we love helping our Minnesota homeowners. Before turning to do-it-yourself methods, consider calling our team to handle the following:

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How to Care for Your Garage Door

As long as your garage door works properly, you probably don't think about it very often. You might use it several times every day, but it just goes up and down as needed. You should, however, be aware that like most other parts of your house your garage door does need upkeep from time to time, whether a repair because of immediate damage, general maintenance if parts have become out of alignment over time, or perhaps an upgrade which will provide a convenience for you.

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Routine Garage Door Maintenance and Repair

Although many homeowners don't spend much time thinking about their garage doors when something goes wrong, and it doesn't work properly, you realize that similar to other aspects of your home; the garage door needs regular maintenance and occasional repairs. Assuming there is no obvious physical damage to the door, the motor is the part people think to check if the door isn't working properly. However, there are also springs, cables, chains, and rails which can wear out over time or become out of alignment.

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Garage Door Failure: What To Do Now!

People never think about their garage doors until it stops working, then they realize just how important the door is and how much they use it. You'll understand when you have to run through the rain from the car to the front door and then come through the house and unlock lift the garage door by hand in order to park inside. Or just as bad, much like 50 years ago, you have to raise the door to back your car out of the garage and then get out of the car to close and lock the door before you leave the house.

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Damaged Garage Doors

Like the rest of your house, a garage door requires occasional maintenance or repair. Because of its positioning by the driveway, the garage door can be subjected to bumps by a car or bike, or get tapped when backing a boat or trailer in the driveway, or can get struck by balls or a child's toys when children play in the driveway. It's nothing to get upset about, these things happen regularly enough for there to be common repair methods to fix the problem. On the other hand, garage doors can simply wear out with age over time and weathering.

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6 Signs that 2017 is the Year to Replace your Garage Door

Now that the festivities of last year have ended and you're well into the new year, it's time to turn your attention to your garage door. This time of the year is the perfect time to evaluate your garage door to determine if it needs to be replaced. Look for the following signs.

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