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How to Open a Frozen Garage Door

Finding your garage door frozen to the ground is a common problem during the winter months. There are several factors that may cause this to happen. One common cause is the buildup of snow and ice on the ground underneath the door. Another reason your garage door may become stuck is because the weather seals are worn and in need of replacement. Cold weather can also cause the metal components of garage doors to contract, which can result in misalignment in the tracks and other mechanical problems. If you find yourself in this situation, what can you do to get […]

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How to Prepare Your Garage Door for Winter

Each year, snow, ice and frigid temperatures in winter can wreak havoc. Residents of Long Island and other areas of New York are familiar with the challenges that winter can bring and may also experience severe winter weather conditions. Sometimes it’s necessary to brave the winter elements for work, school and other obligations. But the last thing you want to deal with – especially if you live in Suffolk and Nassau counties in New York – are garage door problems in winter. That’s why it’s important to winterize your garage door. Typical Garage Door Problems During Winter Colder temperatures and […]

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How to Choose a New Garage Door

When it comes to choosing a new garage door, you have plenty of options. The decision comes down to which option best fits your home’s needs. Some factors to consider when selecting a door include garage door style, materials, windows vs. no windows, insulated vs. non-insulated and the type of door opener you want. If you’re don’t know what you should look for when choosing a new garage door, read below to find tips from A Better Door. Garage Door Styles There are several different styles of garage door to choose from, including: Sectional style: Sectional style is the most […]

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Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Are you a homeowner, property manager or caretaker on Long Island? Do you want to keep the home’s garage door in peak operating condition and avoid expensive repairs? Regular garage door maintenance is essential for preserving the health of the door’s various parts, systems and components. While some maintenance steps are simple enough for do-it-yourselfers, you should also have a professional garage door service technician perform an inspection at least once a year. The tech can conduct a series of troubleshooting steps and make adjustments that can prevent significant problems and even extend the door’s lifespan. Garage Door Maintenance Checklist […]

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When Should You Repair or Replace a Garage Door?

When Should You Repair or Replace a Garage Door? If you’re like most Long Island homeowners, you probably don’t give much thought to your garage door. You assume that when you hit the button on the remote or keypad, the door will open or close on demand. But, as with any mechanical object, a garage door can fail to function correctly. A door system contains a variety of parts such as the opener, springs, cables and pulleys. An issue with any of these items and a host of other potential problems may require you to make an important decision: should […]

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A Guide to Broken Garage Door Springs

“My garage door spring broke — what should I do?” If you’re a Long Island homeowner with a garage, you might have to deal with broken garage door springs at some point. Springs play a crucial role in the opening and closing of your garage door. A broken spring requires immediate attention, as it will keep the door from functioning properly and may pose a danger to people and pets. What Are the Types of Garage Door Springs? While there are several types of garage door springs, they all fall into one of two categories — extension and torsion: Extension […]

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