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The Difference Between Oil-Tempered And Zinc Galvanized Torsion Springs

When it comes to replacing garage door springs, you probably know the difference between extension springs and torsion springs. But chances are you don't know that there are actually two different types of replacement torsion springs available. When replacing your torsion springs, you'll have your choice between oil-tempered and zinc galvanized torsion springs. The following explains the differences between the two and the pros and cons each type offers. Oil-Tempered Torsion Springs: Low Maintenance, But Rust-Prone Read More 

5 Home Features That Help Guide Garage Door Selection

If you are looking to purchase a new garage door, you may be overwhelmed by the number of choices you have to make. You will have to decide on color, finish, material, hardware, windows, and overall design. It is easy to get distracted by doors that you like the appearance of online and end up choosing a door that does not look great next to your home. Here are five of your home features that you should consider when choosing a garage door. Read More 

4 Features Ideal For Manual Garage Door Installations

When choosing a new garage door installation for your home, there are a lot of options to select from. Your options drastically change if you are installing a manual garage door that doesn't come with an opener. Manual doors are great for saving electricity or for detached garages with no electrical hook-ups. The doors you select for these garages will have different features than a power-operated garage door. The following four features are important for manual doors and will help you make the best decision for your final installation. Read More 

What’s The Best Material For Your New Garage Door?

When the time comes to install a new garage door, one of the first choices you'll need to make is what material you'd like that door to be made from. There are five basic materials used to make most garage doors today: wood, steel, aluminum, vinyl and fiberglass. Read on to discover the pros and cons of each material so you can make an informed choice for your home. Wood Garage Doors Read More 

3 Things That Could Cause A Stuck Garage Door

In most cases, your garage door is a convenience that allows easy entry for your vehicle and keeps out potential thieves. However, this convenience can potentially come with the frustration of a garage door that won't open or close properly. Here are three things that could be causing your garage door to get stuck. Obstruction or Warping in the Track Problems with the garage door track is one of the most frequent causes of a stuck garage door. Read More