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Pitch Garage Door Installation in Raleigh, NC

By Stephanie Davis Raleigh continues to grow, and with that growth brings so many different types of architecture and styles of homes, new and old throughout the Triangle. At Garage Door Specialist, we offer a huge selection of garage door styles and garage door opener options for you to choose from, but don’t worry – …

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Cary, NC Garage Door Before and After Update

The lovely city of Cary, NC is popular for Cary High wrestling, band, and most recently its worldwide recognition for being the city in which the widely popular video game FortNite was created. Cary has some older homes that could really benefit from the investment of updating the garage doors. Doing so can decrease your …

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Garage Doors in Raleigh that Compliment Your Home’s Exterior

Raleigh, NC was just voted #2 by for being one of the most family-friendly cities in the United States. It is easy to see why Raleigh is so popular with families due to its affordable housing, educational opportunities, and safe neighborhoods. Residents of Raleigh are investing the most into their homes, and because of …

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What is Involved in a Service Call?

In Raleigh-Durham and Wilmington, we realize that when your garage door breaks, you need it fixed quickly and affordably. Our technicians have trucks that are labeled with our name, Garage Door Specialist, so you know who is arriving at your home. Our technicians are fully screened and background checked, as well as fully insured. To …

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The Effects of Winter on Your Garage Door

The cold weather is tough on a garage door. The garage door can be very sensitive to the cold weather. The cold and freezing temperatures tend to worsen any issues you are having with the garage door or motor. It is always best to keep your door properly balanced and lubricated especially in the winter …

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Garage Door Installation in Raleigh – Long Raised Panel

Small design choices make a huge difference as shown in these garage doors we recently installed in Raleigh, NC . Pictured are long raised panel garage doors, in the color almond, with cascade glass.  There are various reasons why it may be time to replace your existing garage doors. For example, many homes here in …

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Properly Sealing Garage Doors

When the Raleigh-Durham and Wilmington Area gets a lot of rain, homeowners are often reminded how important it is for their garage door to be properly sealed. If it is not, rain can leak into the garage. The problem does not stop at rain. Often, rodents can get in as well if the garage door …

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Modern Wood Grain Garage Doors

These beautiful garage doors were installed in Durham, NC this week and were the perfect pick to compliment this home’s exterior. The modern wood grain finish gives these garage doors a low maintenance yet fresh design. There are so many options when choosing garage doors that there is always an option to help set off …

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Garage Door Torsion Spring Repair

When the spring breaks on your garage door it is never convenient. Once the spring breaks the garage door cannot open. The spring breaking releases the tension and the full weight it typically holds back into the garage door. This can be a major problem if your car is stuck in the garage and you …

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Emergency Garage Door Release

The cold months in Raleigh – Durham are here. Power outages are very common in our area during snow storms or ice events.  There are a few specific areas that seem to be prone to power outages.  In the Raleigh area towards Willow Springs, Garner, and Clayton are commonly without power during winter weather events.  …

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Apex , NC – Maintaining Battery Backup Operators and Amarr Classica’s

One of our favorite things at Garage Door Specialist is going back to our customer’s homes from years prior, where we have installed garage doors to do preventative maintenance. This day we visited a beautiful installation we did about 5 years ago in Downtown, Apex. Apex is the fastest growing suburb in the United States …

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Battery Backup Garage Door Operators – A Must Have

After every storm or power outage here in Raleigh – Durham we are reminded of the need for battery backup garage door operators. After another recent hurricane, Chapel Hill and Raleigh were especially affected by power outages for days. Days of power loss seems to really take its toll on homeowners opening and closing their …

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Affordable Recessed Panel Door in Cary, NC

An affordable option for a recessed panel door is the Door Link Long Recessed Panel Carriage Style Garage Door. We installed this at our customers home in Cary, NC. Cary recently was once again nominated as one of the best places to live in the county. We can certainly see why with the great Cary …

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Garage Doors and Hurricanes, What Raleigh, Durham, and Wilmington Homeowners Should Know

Three things to know about your garage door and motor with the upcoming hurricane and other severe storms. First of all, it is important to know how to pull the emergency release cord on the garage door opener and make sure it is functioning as it should. The red emergency cord can be pulled to …

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Full View Glass Garage Doors

Soaring to high popularity is the Full View Glass Garage Door. What is not to love about them? They are modern, sophisticated and come in many different color and tint options. You may see one on your updated neighbors home, or at a cool restaurant or brewery in the area. They also look great at …

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The Most Experienced Garage Door Service in Raleigh-Durham

Garage Door Specialist has been repairing garage doors in Raleigh-Durham and the surrounding cities since the beginning of the decade – 2002! Our technicians are experts, with the majority having worked here over 10 years. We point that out because we have seen a rash of failed repair work by unqualified people lately. We recently …

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Durham Carriage Overlay Doors

Three garage doors

Durham, North Carolina is known for being on the cutting edge of research and development. Durham is alive with sports, music, and culture. The city’s homes have such rich history and design details. Most Durham homes are classic with a lot of special features. This is exactly how we would describe this customers garage doors …

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Inside the Garage … A Before and After

After photo, garage door interior

You usually see a before and after of a new Garage Door but this time we would like to show you the difference and space a high lift update and a side mount motor can add to your garage. This project was completed in Garner, NC. Garner is a growing city and with the addition …

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Liftmaster MYQ Garage Door Operators

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Garage Door Specialist now makes it easier than ever before to monitor and control your garage and your garage door. Our customers in Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and Wake Forest are loving the options MYQ provides and the additional home monitoring they have access to. We can install Liftmaster garage door operators that are compatible …

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The Two Most Popular Garage Door Styles

2 doors raised panel

When purchasing a garage door, you have many different options. Most people are looking for something that compliments their homes design and features. Adding a beautiful garage door to your home is proven to upgrade your homes value. Studies have shown a new garage door provides one of the highest returns on investment! Here in …

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Common Garage Door Repair Issues

At Garage Door Specialist, we can handle any garage door issue – big or small – for residents of the Raleigh-Durham area. We know that accidents can happen to anyone at anytime, so we’re available seven days a week to offer honest, reliable repairs. To give additional help, here are some of the most common …

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Torsion Springs

broken spring replacement door interior

Most times the manufacturer offers torsion springs with a 10,000 life cycle. The life cycle is measured when the door goes up and down one time this equals 1 cycle. For the average homeowner this is usually a 7-10 year life span. We typically use 20,000 cycle springs and we can have springs made to …

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Garage Door Specialist is Helping Shape Neighborhoods in Cary

2 black powder coated full view glass

This is a new garage door installation project that we recently completed in Cary, NC. Cary holds a special place in our hearts because it is our home town. I spent a lot of time in this particular neighborhood growing up, so seeing these homes transforming and new constructions filling the streets is amazing. These …

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