Sectional Versus Single Panel Garage Doors: What’s Right for You?

With the rise in popularity of sectional garage doors, many homeowners are left wondering if a single panel door is still worth installing. The final decision comes down to your specific needs. Every home is different, but important considerations include the size of your garage space, your budget, and future maintenance costs. Knowing how a sectional garage door compares to a single panel garage will allow you to make a better purchasing decision. In this blog post, we will compare single...

Common Signs That Your Garage Door Needs To Be Repaired

Similar to the car you drive to work, your garage is a complicated system made up of many working parts. If one part begins to fail, others are sure to follow. The same way you provide service and maintenance to the car you drive to work, you must also provide the same care to your garage. They are both complicated systems made up of many moving parts, but unlike a car, a garage does not have a check engine light...

LiftMaster Garage Door OpenerTroubleshooting – Garage OpenerDiagnostic Codes

LiftMaster Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting - Garage Opener Diagnostic Codes This article is written for LiftMaster and Chamberlain garage door openers. Both garage door openers are made by the Chamberlain Group and share the same diagnostic codes and error indicators. Garage doors come with self-diagnostic capabilities to alert homeowners of any issues with their garage system. Typically, the self-diagnostic feature is found on the back panel of the garage door opener. Unless you’re experiencing a garage door emergency, as long as...

Garage Door Maintenance Tips for Every Season

Different seasons bring different issues, and the severity of your problems changes depending on where you live. Understanding how each season’s weather and temperature can affect your garage system will allow you to extend your garage door’s life. This guide will walk you through different seasonal garage door problems and how to fix them. Understanding the challenges each season brings and fixing them can reduce garage damage and save you from costly repairs. Spring Garage Door Care Spring is the time to...

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

BY GARAGE DOOR SOLUTIONS These COVID-19 Safety Guidelines have been put together in order to ensure the safety of our Garage Door Solutions installation and service team, our affiliates, as well as our customers. Garage Door Solutions has been determined an “essential business” during this pandemic, so it is important that we continue to offer garage door repair and garage door install services, but operate in a safe manner. The requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an effective COVID-19 safety...

A guide to understanding garage door opener types

A guide to understanding garage door opener types There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to garage door openers. Every garage door opener is best suited for a particular type of door. Understanding what each garage door opener can do will help you make an informed purchasing decision. There are currently four common garage door opener types used in residential homes. The four types are belt-drives, chain-drives, screw drives, and jackshaft garage door openers. Belt-drive garage door openers The belt-drive opener has become...

How can a garage door improve your curb appeal?

Many homeowners wait until their garage door has completely broken down before deciding it’s time for a new door. Many homes have garage doors that are over 10 years old and poorly cared for, which makes them look even more outdated than they actually are. Garage doors take up a lot of front-facing space on many homes and they have a significant impact on curb appeal. What is the garage door curb appeal? The curb appeal of a home refers to its...

Are Steelback Doors Better?

The traditional wooden garage door is quickly being replaced by more durable models made from steel and vinyl. For many consumers, it can be difficult to choose between these two materials. While each has its own advantages and disadvantages, buyers can base their selections on factors such as price, maintenance and durability. Cost Vinyl garage doors are substantially more expensive than steel in regards to upfront costs. When the product warranties and maintenance requirements are taken into consideration, however, vinyl is...

New California Garage Door Laws

In 2017 and 2018, California had its most destructive wildfire seasons with widespread power outages impacting garage door operation, leaving some homeowners trapped because they were unable to open their garage door manually. In reaction, the State of California introduced and signed into law Senate Bill 969 on September 21, 2018, requiring all new garage door and garage door opener installations to include garage door openers equipped with battery backup technology designed to operate in the event of an...

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