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The Most Important Garage Door Safety Features

Garage doors have come a long way, and they’ve been outfitted repeatedly to sustain heavy winds, freezing temperatures and break-ins. That said, you’re still vulnerable to the test of time. To secure your belongings, fortify your household and protect your family, make sure the following garage door safety features are secured year-round:

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Seven Garage Door Safety Tips You Should Know

Your home’s garage is important. Really important. It’s also an area susceptible to wind damage, water damage and even theft. Likely, your garage area stores important projects, your car and—of course—entry into your home. It’s important to maintain your garage door’s health, and it’s even more important to fortify your home’s security. Whether you’re considering a residential garage door installation or even a fix-up, the five safety tips below can help.

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Deciding on the Best Materials and Design For a New Garage Door

Garage doors can be made from many interesting materials and combinations of them, including steel, vinyl, wood, and composites. They can also incorporate glass windows. With the sky being the limit for garage door customization, how do you decide what materials are best for a new garage door for your home or business?

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How to Assess the Urgency of Garage Door Sheet Metal Tears

Between storms, vehicles, visitors, and accidents, garage doors take a beating. Often, small dents can become warped metal. Eventually, warped metal tears. It’s possible to repair a garage door with do-it-yourself methods, but we definitely suggest contacting a professional. Whether you’re in need of residential garage door installation, garage door repair, or long-term maintenance, an expert’s handiwork is more reliable.

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Three Ways to Weatherproof Your Garage Door

With the weather as nasty as it gets in Minnesota, it’s all the more important to have a weatherproof garage—where you can put things that perhaps don’t belong indoors, but do deserve safety from the elements. Where else, after all, would you park your car when foul weather is on the horizon?

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What to Do if Your Garage Door Freezes Shut

With as much movement as your garage door does in a day, you might think that ice could never hold it shut—doesn’t that take weeks to form? Unfortunately, if you live in Minnesota, temperatures can and do drop quickly enough to actually prevent your garage door from opening, and snow can accomplish the same thing. Left without a major entrance and exit to your home, what are you to do?

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Curb Appeal: What it Is and How Your Garage Door Affects it

Curb appeal: It’s a term used in a variety of fields, from real estate to exterior renovation. Though it’s quite commonly used, understanding it on a deeper level requires a bit of investigation. What is it in the first place? How does it affect everything from selling your home to the customer-drawing prowess of a business? And finally, of course, how does your garage door play into it?

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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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4 Reasons to Buy an Insulated Garage Door

Insulation is a big buzzword here in Minnesota—as it should be! Our winters are frigid, our summers boiling, and our springs and falls too neatly in the middle to be comfortable either way. We buy insulated coats, make sure our attics are properly insulated, and carry our drinks around in insulated bottles. So why don’t more people in this state have insulated garage doors?

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