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Posted by: admin on April 30, 2014
Like many homeowners, you may view your garage door as well, simply put, a door for your garage! And while this is true, it’s only part of the story – because your garage door is so much more.
For instance, your garage door is a core part of your home’s security system. It’s also part of your home’s energy efficiency system, because it helps lower heating bills in the winter and cooling bills in the summer. And of course, it’s an essential element of your home’s overall beauty and design, which not only adds to your pride of ownership, but adds valuable “curb appeal” if you plan on changing addresses in the future.


Indeed, when you add up all of the benefits that it offers you 24/7/365, it’s easy to see why you’d want to decrease the risk of damaging your garage door. Here’s what to keep in mind:


    • If something goes wrong with your garage door, here are some standard troubleshooting tips. However, to protect your safety and to avoid what could be a rather large and unwelcome repair bill, never attempt to perform any actual repair work yourself. Remember: your garage door is a major, complex appliance. And just as you wouldn’t try to take apart your washing machine or dishwasher, you should never “tinker” with your garage door. It’s not worth it, and what’s more, maintenance costs are literally pennies a day when you consider that a reliably functioning garage door should last for well over a decade.


  • While there’s no such thing as an indestructible garage door, some materials are stronger than others. For example, relatively speaking, a steel garage door is more dent resistant than a vinyl garage door – and so if your family has a future Sidney Crosby in the driveway who works on his slapshot for hours on end, it may make sense to go with a stronger door. For more information, read our article “Exploring Different Types of Garage Doors”.


  • If you have questions about preventing damage to your garage door, then consult with an experienced and reputable garage door company. This can’t be stressed enough! Many businesses sell garage doors alongside dozens of other products. However, they typically lack specialized in-house experts who can provide objective, no-nonsense advice and guidance. Remember: a trustworthy garage door company will never try and sell you anything. Rather, they will patiently listen to your problem, ask questions to further understand your situation, and if necessary, come by for an in-person visit to examine your garage door.


At Atlas Overhead Doors, we have over 25 years of experience serving GTA homeowners. We’d be delighted to provide you with more tips on how you can avoid damaging your garage door. And if it turns out that it makes sense for you to replace your current garage door, we also offer a huge selection that features the latest technology, and our customer service commitment is second to none.

Contact us today and learn more. We’re here to help!
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