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Don’t DIY – Call Us Instead!

Many budget-savvy homeowners are always looking to save money when doing projects or fixing issues around their home. We here at Garage Door Specialist understand – in fact, we love doing some of our own repairs and installations from time to time. However, there are times that all homeowners need to call on professional help,… Read more »

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4 Kinds of Garage Door Sensors

Just like magic, you press a button and your garage door open. It couldn’t be simpler, right? While this is a simple process on the surface, behind the scenes is a complex system of sensors, infrared lighting, and other technical components to get your door to do what you want when you want it. There… Read more »

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Springs best return of investment for your home? A new garage door!

For the first time a new garage door leads the nation as the number one return in cost vs. value for your home. Remodeling Magazine’s 2018 Report researched the top 21 widely done remodeling projects and the value that remodeling projects retain at the time of home sold. A new garage door is rated number… Read more »

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4 Common Garage Door Problems

Imagine this: you pull into your driveway after a long day at work, press the button on your garage door opener, and… nothing. This is a common scenario that has happened to many of us. Worse yet, how often do we sit there, pressing the button over and over, hoping for an outcome we know… Read more »

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Updating Raleigh Homes

An Instant Update and Curb Appeal One of the most picturesque cities in America is Raleigh, NC! The homes that dwell here are beautiful, and offer some of the most elegant designs available at a price point most can afford. We here at Garage Door Specialist do our part to enhance the beauty of our… Read more »

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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Garage Door!

It’s officially spring, Raleigh! Soon we’ll all be cleaning pollen off of everything in sight, but don’t forget to add your garage door to your spring cleaning list. In addition to making your door shine, cleaning it should help keep any dirt or oil buildup out of the tracks, preventing mechanical malfunctions. Also, cleaning the… Read more »

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Maintaining Your Garage Door

As the heaviest moving object in your home, it only makes sense to properly maintain it! We are happy to offer preventive maintenance services for times when something is truly wrong, but here are three tips that you can do yourself to make sure your garage door operates smoothly: Lubricate the tracks at least once… Read more »

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Four Tips for a Safe Garage Door

Garage door safety is a concern that many people have – and with good reason. Many garage doors weigh over 500 pounds, and are the largest moving appliance in most homes. While a properly installed and maintained garage door are generally safe, some older models have a history of being problematic. As a garage door… Read more »

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Winter Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Picture this: you pull into your driveway after work on a cold, dreary evening, and you’re ready to get inside and cuddle up under a blanket. You click your garage door opener and… the door doesn’t move. You’re stuck out in the cold. This can be a common occurrence during the winter months – but… Read more »

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Liftmaster MyQ Smartphone Garage Door Opener

I want to share a new product called the LiftMaster MyQ Smartphone Garage Door Opener that has brought me a lot of peace of mind since I installed it. Many times in the rush of leaving the house with the kids I will forget if I have closed the garage door or not. I try… Read more »

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