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Top Garage Door Infographics

Top Garage Door Infographics

Hello readers! Today we’re bringing you some great garage-door-related infographics from around the web. Infographics have been growing in popularity because they are attractive, easily digestible, and a great way to educate about important topics. Today, the topic of choice is garage doors! We’ve got five great infographics that are designed to be both fun and informative, and checking these out will give you an understanding of the basics behind almost every aspect of garage door care and operation.

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How to Find Your Garage Door Opener Manual Online

How to Find Your Garage Door Opener Manual Online

Many homeowners don’t choose their garage door opener. If you’ve moved into a home that already had a functioning garage door opener, there’s no real need for you to upgrade. Sure, garage door openers wear out over time, but they’re very dependable machines and usually aren’t the first part of the door assembly to break down. Some homeowners decide that they want an upgrade because they’d like smartphone integration, or a quieter opener, or any number of other reasons, but for many homeowners the standard opener is plenty…

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The BEST Garage Door Keypad

The BEST Garage Door Keypad

It is surprisingly easy to get shut out of your own home! Even if you don’t think that accidents like this could happen to you, there may be times when your garage door is closed and you want someone to be able to open it from the outside. If you have friends coming over or adult children visiting, the garage door can be an easy way for them to come inside your home, without you having to give them an actual key. The secret to solving all of these problems lies in a simple device – the garage door keypad.

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The Best Garage Door Opener

The Best Garage Door Opener

Homeowners often ask – which is the best garage door opener? That is a very good question, but the answer might surprise you.

Most people don’t know what model of garage door opener they currently have installed, and for good reason. Garage doors and garage door openers usually have names like “the 3610” or “the 8550,” which can be difficult to remember and don’t mean much to your average homeowner. In fact, homeowners may not even know what they’re looking for in an opener – what they do know, is what they don’t like about their opener. Maybe it’s too loud, or it’s slow, or it doesn’t always open when you push the remote’s button.

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Garage Door Sizes: Informational Guide

Garage Door Sizes: Informational Guide

Do you know how large your garage door is? Although these measurements may not matter to your everyday life, anyone who has owned a large truck or an RV knows that the exact size of your garage is very important! We’re here today to educate you about the size of your garage door, the history of garage door sizes, and what you can expect if you’re building a new garage or fitting a door into an existing wall!

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Why Should you Care About Your Torsion Springs?

Why Should you Care About Your Torsion Springs?

Why should you care about your torsion spring? Well for starters, can you even identify your torsion spring? The helical torsion spring is the true workhorse of the garage door, and it is pivotally important in the operation of the door. Almost all garage doors, residential or commercial, are built to use a helical torsion spring in their lifting operation, but the spring is easy to ignore. The same properties that make a torsion spring desirable also make it hard to notice – they’re quiet, space-efficient, and reliably powerful! Plus, they’re all around you – once you start looking for them, you’ll find helical torsion springs everywhere!

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Garage Door Technologies: Top 4 Innovations

Garage Door Technologies: Top 4 Innovations

The modern world is all about technology, and in today’s day and age, consumers want everything in their life to be smarter. Cutting-edge technology has improved our cars, our phones, even the credit cards in our pockets have chips inside them now! It should come as no surprise then that the garage door is not immune to these forces of modernity, and today’s doors have all sorts of tricks that old-timey carriage house doors couldn’t have imagined. Today, we’re going to talk about the 4 best innovative garage door technologies, and if you’re still using an older door, give you a chance to see what your missing out on!

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Getting the Most Out of a Garage Door Replacement

Getting the Most Out of a Garage Door Replacement

Hey homeowners! Are you happy with your garage door, or is it something you try not to think about? Many homes are still using a garage door installed decades ago. If you’re considering selling your home soon, an outdated door won’t do you any favors during appraisal, and it could even sour a potential buyer’s impression of the property. For a homeowner who is considering selling, it makes quite a bit of sense to go ahead and upgrade the door now – barring extreme circumstances, a garage door will work excellently for the first year of installation without problem, so you may as well let your family enjoy some time with the new door before passing it on to the next owners.

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Broken Garage Door Springs and Cables

Broken Garage Door Springs and Cables

Garage door spring repair is one of the most common types of jobs that we get called in for. The spring is a critically important part of your garage door, and because it does most of the hard work behind lifting the door, it is under considerable stress. In fact, aside from user error (like running your car into your garage door!) broken springs and broken rollers account for almost all the repair jobs that A Plus Garage Doors sees in a given week. Since these two parts are doing most of the work, it makes sense that they will wear out first – the only way to counter this is to use high-quality parts and to keep them well maintained.

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The ONE Simple Trick to Extend Your Garage Door’s Life!

The ONE Simple Trick to Extend Your Garage Door’s Life!

Do you know how to treat your garage door right? The garage door is often a mysterious part of the home to homeowners who have never seriously examined their garage door, but to the informed and vigilant homeowner, the garage door can actually be a mark of pride. Charlotte, North Carolina is home to a range of beautiful doors, but many homeowners never think to dream beyond the simple door that their home originally came with. The garage door remains an eyesore for many homeowners, who prefer to put it out-of-sight and out-of-mind rather than tend to it. Today, we’re going to tell you an insanely simple tip to extend the life of your garage door AND keep pests out of your garage. This tip is so simple that you might already be doing it and just not know how much good you’re doing, but some of you might be accidentally making this mistake and not be aware of all the potential downsides!

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