Posted on 7/19/2021 4:22 AM By Door Power
Squeaks and squeals aren’t good coming from any mechanical object—and your garage door is no exception. Aside from being grating on the ears, it’s a surefire sign that something is wrong. But can that something be fixed with a little lubricant, as it can with so many other machines? And if so, what’s the right type of the stuff to use on your garage door? Will your trusty can of WD40 do the job?
Posted on 6/7/2021 4:47 AM By Door Power
However, while it’s somewhat sheltered, your garage probably isn’t as temperature controlled as, say, your house. This might not seem like an issue until you consider everything that’s stored in it. You probably have temperature-sensitive chemicals in there, like motor oil, and your car can encounter tire pressure problems and battery issues if it gets too cold or hot. Given that we live in Minnesota, that’s practically a guarantee!
Posted on 5/24/2021 4:28 AM By Door Power
In the age of pressure washers and internet how-to’s, it’s easy to think that cleaning your garage door is a straightforward process. Perhaps, in some senses of the word, it is. Getting the job done right doesn’t take more than a few tools you have at home and some elbow grease.
Posted on 5/10/2021 4:22 AM By Door Power
When you think of the word spring, you probably think of one of two things: the season, or a metal coil that bounces up and down or cushions weight. Your garage door spring sure shares some similarities with that latter definition, but quite a few differences, too. Understanding the needs of this crucial piece of your garage door is critical to maintaining the entire machine’s longevity.
Posted on 4/19/2021 4:21 AM By Door Power
Automated homes are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Who doesn’t want a little more convenience in their lives? When it comes to your garage door, though, you might not think there’s much that can be done in this department. After all, you may believe, the garage door you currently own is about as automated as it gets, as all you need to do is press a button to get it to lift. What more could you ask for?
Posted on 4/5/2021 4:15 AM By Door Power
Your garage door certainly takes up a lot of space, so it’s understandable that you’d be concerned with the way it looks! Luckily, with Door Power on your side as your garage door installation pros, you’ve got access to a huge variety of colors and finishes, so you’re sure to find something you like.
Posted on 6/8/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
Getting ready to put your home on the market? Just looking to improve your curb appeal? Either way, upgrading various exterior components can go a long way toward adding value to your property. But here’s the catch: Not every available upgrade yields a considerable return — and if you choose the wrong improvements, you could stand to lose thousands.
Posted on 5/11/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
Are you getting ready to purchase a new garage door? Not sure what you need to know to make the best choice for your needs? At Door Power, our garage door company has been in business for over 50 years, which means we’ve developed a level of expertise virtually unmatched in the Twin Cities. Below, we’ve outlined a few of our top frequently asked questions about new garage doors to help simplify your selection process. If your question didn’t make our list, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us!
Posted on 3/9/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
Spring is almost in the air in the Twin Cities, and we all know what that means: spring cleaning! Though it’s neither exciting nor glamorous, spring cleaning is one annual practice that almost all homeowners take part in, and if you’re planning to spring clean your garage this year, don’t neglect your garage door! At Door Power, we know what a difference routine cleaning and maintenance can make in the appearance, functionality, and life of your residential garage door. So, when it’s time to dig out your cleaning supplies and tackle your garage, follow these tips to give your door some attention, too.
Posted on 1/6/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
The average garage door has a lifespan of 15 to 30 years—quite a broad range, right? So what determines the difference between a door that lasts 15 years, and one that makes it all the way to 30? It’s simple: proper maintenance. At Door Power, we stress the importance of proper garage door care because we know high-quality doors are a significant investment. When maintained properly, a well-constructed garage door can serve your home for decades. Curious about what you need to do to maximize the life of your door? Check out our brief guide below.