How do you choose a garage door company you can trust?  Read this article, by clicking here, for helpful tips on what to look for in a good company.

According to metropolitan police departments, more than half of residential break-ins start with an open garage door. An open garage is an open invitation for burglars. Police say once the unwanted guests are in, they have the opportunity to walk through another door into the home. And anything can happen once they are in your house. Don't risk yourself or your family's safety. The best advice is to always keep garage doors closed when not in use.  Want to know how to keep your garage secure from intruders?  This link will tell you the"Top 10 Garage Door Security Tips To Prevent Break-Ins"

In 1993, the federal government set new safety standards for automatic garage-door openers. Among the features manufacturers must now provide are automatic door reverse (if the edge of the door makes contact with an object while closing, the door automatically reverses direction) and an electronic-eye system that sends the door upward  if anything breaks the light beam across the door opening.

Installing a new garage door for your home is one of the best ways to increase your curb appeal and increase the value of your home.  Taking the time to properly research the numerous garage door options will help ensure that you are choosing the best garage door for your home.

Today’s garage doors offer insulation options that can save energy in both winter and summer. The federal government agrees. In 2006 and 2007, the IRS granted a tax credit to homeowners who replaced their garage door with a qualified insulated door.

Have children?  This website is a must read, it provides information on the dangers of garage doors. "Top 10 Garage Door Dangers"

Remember, no garage door is maintenance-free; it is recommended to clean the door and lubricate the moving parts of the door at the very minimum once a year. We provide annual tune-ups and other services that will keep your  door functioning properly.  Give us a call today 815-528-5034 | 815-600-3495, or visit our contact page on how to reach us!

If you have table salt, yes table salt, then we have a simple solution for you.  After a snow storm, the bottom rubber of your garage door can stick to the foundation.  Applying table salt to the area where the ground and bottom rubber meet, you can prevent your garage door from freezing to the ground causing damage to the bottom section and even your garage door opener.

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