Posted on 8/24/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
Did you know a home burglary occurs every 18 seconds in the United States? And though modern garage doors are designed with safety and security in mind, they’re often a target for thieves when homeowners fail to take the proper precautions.
Posted on 4/6/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
Most of us don’t think about our garage doors until something goes awry—but that’s a dangerous mistake to make. At Door Power, we know every garage door has a finite life, and though routine maintenance and repairs will help keep the door safe and functional, you can’t put off new garage installation forever. If you think your door might be approaching the end of its functional life, keep an eye (or ear) out for the following signs:
Posted on 3/23/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
Thinking about a new garage door installation to add a bit of curb appeal to your home? You’ve come to the right place! At Door Power, we know selecting the best garage door to fit your needs and your home’s exterior design can be confusing. Should you go with a timeless, classic design? Or wait, what about sleek and modern? What kind of material should you choose? Do you need insulation? Is that just a marketing ploy? And what about color?! We know you’ve got questions, and fortunately, we’ve got some answers. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of what you should consider when scoping out your new door.
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 2/17/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
For most homeowners, the garage door is an essential component of the home, but without proper maintenance, it can become a nuisance or, worse, a glaring safety hazard. At Door Power, we stress the importance of routine garage door maintenance because we know regular upkeep can extend the life of your door and improve its safety status. If you’re not currently in the habit of inspecting, maintaining, and testing your garage door, you could be putting you and family at risk. To get you started, here are four essential maintenance actions you should be performing at least every two months, but preferably, every month:
Posted on 2/3/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
When it comes to operating your garage door, you and your family’s safety is paramount. Often, though, homeowners take their garage door safety features for granted. If you’re not in the habit of testing your garage door’s safety mechanisms for proper functionality, there’s no time like the present to start. At Door Power, we know how critical garage door safety features are, so today, we’re giving you a quick rundown on four essential safety mechanisms and how to determine if your door features them. Let’s take a look.
Posted on 11/18/2019 4:00 AM By Door Power
Thinking about upgrading your garage door? Have you considered the latest functional improvements? Garage door technology has advanced considerably over the last decade in terms of security improvements and performance. If you’re upgrading the rest of your house to operate using smart technology, why not add a few smart upgrades to your garage, too? At Door Power, we pride ourselves on offering industry-leading products, and today, we’re here to discuss the latest and greatest upgrades to garage door technology. If you’re in the market for a new door, check out these must-have features.
Posted on 6/17/2019 4:00 AM By Door Power
Garage door openers are great when they work right. They can lift doors that would otherwise be too heavy, keep you from having to get out of your car in the rain, and generally make life easier. When they stop working though, figuring out what's wrong can be mystifying. Here are some common causes of door opener failure for you to consider.
Posted on 6/3/2019 4:00 AM By Door Power
If your garage door isn't working right, the first thing on your mind is usually to get it fixed so you can gain access and restore security. However, having a broken garage door fixed isn't always the best option. Depending on the situation, sometimes it's better to take the opportunity to have it replaced. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you make the decision to repair or replace your garage door.
Posted on 5/20/2019 4:00 AM By Door Power
Garage door springs are some of the most essential parts of the doors. They make it so the doors lift easily, and without them, some doors couldn't be lifted at all. When it's time to close the door, the springs work to keep it from slamming down. Needless to say, if the springs are failing, the garage door is hard to open or close.
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