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How to Prepare Your Garage Door for a Minnesotan Winter

Winterization is a big buzzword throughout Minnesota this time of year. It’s for a good reason, as any longtime resident will tell you! From subzero temperatures to chaotic freeze-thaw cycles, home exteriors everywhere must endure the near unthinkable just to stay standing—and your garage door is no exception.

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Garage Door Cables: the Ins and Outs

Your garage door is made up of loads of moving parts, and while all have important roles, some do more heavy lifting in a literal sense than others. Given that a garage door installation can weigh up to 200 pounds, these parts certainly must be tough in order to get the job done day in and day out!

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What’s the Best Lubricant to Use on a Squeaky Garage Door?

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?

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How to Keep Your Vehicles and Valuables from Deteriorating in Your Garage

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!

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How to Clean Your Garage Door Properly

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.

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Garage Door Springs: The Basics

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.

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Two Great Garage Door Features for Your Automated Home

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?

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Garage Door Styles: Comparing Overhead to Carriage House

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.

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Looking for High ROI Home Upgrades? Garage Door Replacement Takes the Cake

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.

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5 FAQs When Purchasing a Garage Door

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!

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