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What Size Garage Door Opener Do I Need?

We get this question frequently and there are some things to consider. For this post we’ll talk specifically about residential garage door openers. What size is your door? This question really has many variables. If you have a Traditional Steel door that is one sided, non-insulated, and without windows it could weigh as little as … Continued

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Garage Door Hinges

The lowly garage door hinges. Often neglected, rarely considered. They just keep on doing their job day after day, year after year. One of the most integral parts of your garage door is the hinge. We like to think of them as the connectors. They allow your garage door sections to remain connected and bend … Continued

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Homeshows, Thermometers, Requests, and More….

The proverbial balloon has popped. It seems all the hibernating communities have awoken for this years Spring. It’s certainly coming in with a bang. We were fortunate enough this past winter to stay busier than we’ve ever been but with the thermometer reaching almost 80 today and this past weekend being in the low 70’s … Continued

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It’s Garage Door Testing Season

You know what I saw in my rear view mirror this morning? Winter. I think it’s fairly safe to say that we can put winter 2013-14 safely in the history books. I know this is true because my wife has already loaded my garage with grass seed and fertilizer. She has also started unpacking the … Continued

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Your Garage Door and 1970’s Television

Remember when Bruce Wayne was on the TV in the afternoons? Before cable TV in most cases. When we look back at those programs we now know that the graphics weren’t great and the writing was straight out of a comic book but that was as good as it got back then. The two crime … Continued

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Insurance and Your Garage Door

This post is not what you think, well maybe a little. In some cases damaging your garage door may be covered by insurance. I’m not an insurance guy but I know from experience there are specific instances when garage door damage is covered. I don’t know what your coverage may be, deductible is, nor am … Continued

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Special Teams and Special Teams

Much like a gazillion other people I watch some football on Sundays when the NFL season is underway. I’m a fan for sure but not a super fan like some of my friends and neighbors. I get it, they absolutely love their team. I happen to be a Buffalo Bills fan just so you know … Continued

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Dress it Up for a New Look

Have you ever bought shoes from a major chain? I mean a store that specializes in only shoes or sneaks, not a department store. You find the perfect pair of footwear for your style and budget hopefully from a friendly and polite salesperson. You box them up and head to the checkout. It is at … Continued

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Shut Down and Down Shut

I have a rule. The rule is no politics or religion discussions at work. I’ve had this rule for over 12 years and it’s worked well. There are very few other topics that are so polarizing and can create such heated exchanges in a short period of time. Plus, I believe that your personal opinions … Continued

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Kids, Trains, Dirt, and Tracks

Who doesn’t love a good train? For those of us who don’t live in a area where trains frequently run it’s simply a delight to have to stop at a railroad crossing and wait for a train. It’s quite a spectacle seeing something that big and that heavy to be moving along at such a … Continued

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