Garage Door Repair Resources

Garage Door Installation FAQs

January 25th at 9:30am

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Our Littleton garage door service team fields a wide variety of questions from future customers every day, a fair percentage of which relate to garage door installation matters. With this in mind, we decided to create a permanent resource on the topic - in the form of a FAQ: a blog post dedicated...

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Five Telltale Signs of a Bad Garage Door Installation

October 7th at 1:37pm

Blue sportscar in garage with red siding, white trim and open overhead door

Many homeowners pay little attention to the condition of their garage door: when it works there is no need to worry about it and when it breaks down, it's easy to pick up the phone and call the local overhead doors specialist to come and take a look at it. But what if you recently had a new door i...

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Insulated vs. Non-Insulated Garage Doors: Pros and Cons

June 12th at 5:29pm

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There are many factors to consider when choosing a garage door, including the material, design, and color. However, one of the most important factors to consider is also one of the most often overlooked: whether your new garage door has any kind of insulation and, if so, what type it has and how e...

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Garage Doors With Or Without Windows: Which Is Better?

May 11th at 5:23pm

Black paneled garage doors with windows on two-car residential garage

So it’s time for a new garage door, but there’s too much choice! With windows. Without windows. What should you go for? What are the benefits of a door with a window? And do they outweigh the benefits of having a door with no window?

Ultimately, the choice is yours. There are arguments for both...

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Painting a Garage Door: What You Need to Know

March 2nd at 8:15am

Because the garage door spends its entire life facing the weather it’s not uncommon for the panel exteriors to start looking a bit gnarly while the door as a whole is still in fine working order. Because the door is still working like a charm you don’t want to call for a new garage door installation...

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Garage Door Lubricants: Types, Benefits and More

March 9th at 3:49am

Lubricating the moving components of your garage door can help to extend the useful lifespan of the opening mechanism, saving you both time and money. However, not all lubricants were created equal so before you grab a can of whatever you happen to have to hand, take a few minutes to read our short...

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Prepping Your Garage Door for Winter Weather (A Checklist)

December 7th at 6:38am

If you live or work in Littleton, Arapahoe County, or anywhere else in Colorado, you don’t need us to tell you that winters here can be brutal. With an average annual snowfall of between 60 inches and 100 inches and average temperatures that range from 16° F to 54° F, the winter weather in Colorado...

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Tips to Keep Your Garage Free of Pests

October 13th at 5:17am

Everyone loves a garage, right? It’s the perfect addition to a home and thousands of Americans have one. They offer a place to store a range of items, and some people even use their garage as a space for doing laundry. One thing that a garage shouldn’t store, though, is pests, critters and rodents!


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Garage Door Motor Not Working? Here's How To Bypass It

September 10th at 9:49am

Overhead doors are extremely reliable. But at some point, the following happens to most homeowners: they come home, hit the "open" button for the garage door and nothing happens. The door just sits there. What's going on? It could be any number of things.

If there is no movement or sound at all it...

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Sectional vs. Rolling Garage Doors: How They Compare

June 15th at 8:54pm

They might not always be at the top of your mind, but if there’s one aspect of your Littleton property you should probably be taking more notice of, it’s your commercial garage door installation. Much like the lead singer in a band, a garage door often the centrepiece of any American’s business unit...

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Are Garage Doors Easy to Break Into?

April 12th at 8:22pm

Having an intruder break into your home is a thought that terrifies most people. And because the garage is generally a less well-protected part of the typical home, it's often one of the primary targets for folks that are up to no good. In our capacity as garage door repair and installation techni...

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How Long Do Garage Doors Last?

March 22nd at 2:32pm

Nothing lasts forever. Isn't that what they say? And it's true. Lots of people in Littleton ask us “how long do garage doors last?”- especially when they’re investing in a new garage door installation. They want to know when they'll find themselves in this same situation again. It's not an unreaso...

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Two-car residential garage with crooked white garage door

Why Does My Garage Door Look Crooked?

February 10th at 5:27pm

Our garage door repair team has helped homeowners all over Littleton resolve this issue many times over the years. A crooked garage door doesn’t always require a new garage door installation to fix. In fact, often the door itself is in good condition, and it’s usually one of the other components t...

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Want to improve your home in 2022? Our garage door installation team explores five great resolutions to improve your garage this year.

New Year, New Garage Door: Five Garage Resolutions for 2022

January 11th at 6:22pm

The time of the year when we throw out one calendar and replace it with a new one is a great time to form new habits and (hopefully) become a better person. That’s right, I’m talking about New Year. Rather than penning down the same old New Year’s resolutions that you do every year, why not try some...

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My Garage Door is Stuck – But Why?

October 13th at 10:49am

Some days, everything feels like it goes wrong. You don’t hear your alarm, you have to skip breakfast to get the kids to school on time, and then it’s a battle against the clock to get to that uber-important 9:00 AM meeting before it starts. The day feels like it gets a little better as it progresse...

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Should You Get Garage Door Repairs or a New Garage Door?

September 11th at 3:28pm

A new garage door installation won’t be cheap so you’ll want to make sure that it’s really necessary before picking out a new door and a team of installers to fit it for you. If a repair carried out by a professional will ensure that your door serves you well for years to come, you can put off insta...

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Top Reasons to Call for Garage Door Repair

August 6th at 7:33pm

The garage door is an intricate piece of hardware that thousands of homeowners use multiple times each day. For some, it's the primary entry and exit to and from the home. You use it when you leave for work and when you get home; when you leave to drop the kids off and return home afterward; and on...

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Why D.I.Y Garage Door Installation Is a Bad Idea

July 13th at 10:41pm

Anyone handy with tools can probably manage a few do-it-yourself home improvement projects from time to time. Maybe you’ll install a ceiling fan or hang a medicine cabinet and pick up confidence as you go along, thinking that maybe – just maybe – you can tackle a major task, such as handling your ow...

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Telltale Signs That It's Time for a New Garage Door

June 30th at 11:05am

If you’re like most homeowners, you do your share of maintenance from time to time. Your house’s interior may need painting, floor molding may need to be replaced due to gouges or scuff marks, or the furnace or air conditioner requires a professional maintenance call. But when comes to garage doors...

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