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6 Easy Ways To Secure Your Garage (And Home!)

Security? As a homeowner, you probably know how to be safe around your garage door. You’ve taken precautions when it comes to operating and maintaining your garage door. You know how to avoid and prevent accidents while operating it. But, what about your security, both with the garage door and your attached garage? At Garage …

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Garage Door Security and Safety

Garage Door Specialist is always happy to answer any security or safety questions you may have. Just give us a call at . Your security and safety is always our top priority. June is safety month, a great time to remind homeowners of how to keep your garage door safe and secure. Our top safety …

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JUNE: Garage Door Safety Month

The month of June is national Garage Door Safety month. The safety of the garage door may have never crossed your mind. Here at Garage Door Specialist it is at the forefront of our minds daily. It is our job to keep it safe and functioning for your days to run smoothly. We want to …

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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, …

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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 …

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Spring’s 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Enjoy Spring in Raleigh with a Garage Screen!

As the snow melts away, and the winter goes along with it, it’s time to welcome back the sun and fresh air to Raleigh. You can carelessly enjoy both from your backyard, but what is the sun without the contrast of cool and shade? The good news is you don’t have to break the bank …

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3 Fun Ways to Spruce Up Your Garage Door!

Holiday Garage Door Decoration Ideas Boy, did this year fly by or what? The holidays are upon us already and our neighbors in Raleigh, Cary and surrounding areas have wasted no time ringing them in! It seems that holiday decorations have been up in businesses for weeks already and, in keeping with an ever-evolving trend, …

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Ugly Garage Door Makeover Results

The Results Are In, and This Raleigh Garage Door Makeover is A Win! Having a garage door certainly has its ups and downs. When it works, it works great, but when something goes wrong with your garage door it can go very wrong, very fast. Fortunately at Garage Door Specialist in Raleigh, we understand how …

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3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Garage Door

The New Year is upon us already, and with it comes the many resolutions we set for ourselves. New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be limited to goals like eating right and exercising, they can encompass all aspects of life. Since your home and, subsequently, your garage door are important parts of your everyday life …

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Seasonal Garage Doors that Save Money

More and more companies and civilians are making pro-environment choices, whether it’s with their cars, garbage disposal habits or even their garage doors. Seasonal changes and alterations of your home’s thermostat go hand in hand. Garage Door Specialists look for ways that can save you money while being eco-conscious. Being such a large opening to …

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Garage Door Trends- Make Your House Pop!

A garage door should emphasize the aesthetics of your home, it shouldn’t be something hidden. Replace that plain, old garage door with something eye pleasing to make your house pop from the others in your neighborhood. Wood look-a-like doors give a cozy feel without the cost or high maintenance. These garage doors are actually made …

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Garage Door Replacement

At what point should you replace your garage door? For some customers, replacement is necessary due to updated federal law requiring certain safety mechanisms in all garage openers. The older a garage door system is, the more likely it is lacking in safety features. Some of the oldest systems have remotes the size of shoe …

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Maintaining Your Garage Door

A garage door is the heaviest moving object in your home. It makes sense to maintain it! While we offer garage door preventative maintenance services for times when you think something is truly wrong, here are 3 tips that you can do on your own time to make sure your garage door operates smoothly: Lubricating …

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Protect Your Garage Door from Break-ins

Garage doors aren’t something people normally think about when it comes to their personal safety, but your garage door can be an easy target for anyone looking to get inside your home. Don’t be an easy target for thieves by following these simple suggestions: This one may seem obvious. Keep your garage door closed, even …

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Garage Door Recycling

Ever what wonder what happens to your old garage door after it is replaced? Yeah, we kind of figured you didn’t! For those that are interested here is how it works for us at Garage Door Specialist of Raleigh. The metal doors and hardware are loaded onto our trailer and once a month we take …

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Boss Lift

Working on garage doors as you can imagine puts you in some interesting places, you never know where you may end up. Last week Brian one of our technicians asked me if I would like to take a ride in a Blackhawk helicopter. I said of course no way I could turn down that opportunity. …

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Our Selma Garage Project

As you know we love garage doors and, just as much, the garages that go along with them. This garage comes to us from the small town of Selma, NC. Founded in 1873 with a population of under 10,000 it truly is a small town. Selma is known as a railroad town and has a …

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