The Importance of Annual Garage Door Maintenance

Some parts of your home need regular annual maintenance. Your garage door is one of those parts. Keeping up to date with annual garage door maintenance is an important step to keep your garage door operating smoothly over time.  Not to mention, a functioning garage can help to increase the value of your home [...]

The Importance of Annual Garage Door Maintenance2020-11-17T02:16:19+00:00

Can Garage Door Openers Be Hacked?

Even modern garage door openers can be hacked. Burglars and thieves looking for valuables often look to the garage door for a way in. Hidden vulnerabilities in your garage door opener mean physical force isn’t necessary. While older systems are easier to break into, a rolling code can be hacked as [...]

Can Garage Door Openers Be Hacked?2020-09-30T22:16:25+00:00

Checking Your Garage Door Safety Sensors

Safety sensors are an important feature of all residential automatic garage doors. In fact, federal law requires them on all garage door openers that are manufactured after 1993. For added safety, any automatic garage door opener that doesn’t have a safety reverse mechanism properly connected and installed in it won’t even travel in the down [...]

Checking Your Garage Door Safety Sensors2020-05-14T22:05:42+00:00

10 Fun Garage Door Stats That Will Surprise You!

Your garage door is the largest moving part in your home and perhaps works harder than any object or appliance that you own. To maximize your safety, and provide you with some intriguing facts, here are garage door stats homeowners should know. The most common garage door injuries are caused by pinched or crushed [...]

10 Fun Garage Door Stats That Will Surprise You!2021-12-02T16:30:18+00:00

Garage Door Backup Systems

Battery backup is now a requirement for all newly installed garage door openers in California. As of July 2019, all residents who replace their garage door/opener must have it or face a penalty of up to $1,000 per violation (per SB 969). Battery backup systems for garage doors operate during power outages and allow [...]

Garage Door Backup Systems2019-11-08T20:27:53+00:00

How to Open My Garage Door in a Power Outage

Most people take their garage doors for granted. The nature of their simple function makes them one of the most underappreciated and overlooked features in a home. Your garage door most likely runs off of electricity. And unless it’s happened to you before, you probably wouldn’t even dream of being trapped in your garage [...]

How to Open My Garage Door in a Power Outage2019-11-01T22:03:24+00:00

7 Tips for Garage Door Preventative Maintenance

Day after day, your garage door works dependably, so you take it for granted. But since it’s the largest moving part in your home and endures multiple cycles per day, wear and tear can take a toll. Garage door failures often happen suddenly. They account for over 30,000 injuries every year, but fortunately there [...]

7 Tips for Garage Door Preventative Maintenance2019-08-16T23:32:04+00:00

Cleaning Your Garage Could Make It Easier to Maintain

Tips for Cleaning Your Garage For some homeowners, the garage is a place to store boxes of Christmas lights, power tools and other objects. However, making sure that the garage is clean and organized could reduce the chances of expensive repairs in the future. Let's look at a few ways that you can organize your [...]

Cleaning Your Garage Could Make It Easier to Maintain2019-04-15T16:58:36+00:00