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Broken Garage Door Springs

    The modest size of the torsion or, alternatively, extension springs belie their incredible strength and endurance – they are what makes the garage door open and close. Every spring on every garage door will get metal fatigue and snap, usually around the 10,000-cycle mark. When this happens, the door will not, and should […]

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DIY Maintenance Tasks for Your Garage Door

  Most of today’s homeowners take their garage door for granted. Why shouldn’t they? It doesn’t do much more than open and close at the press of a button, which for the average family, can be more than four times a day. Fact check: Your garage door is probably the home’s most-used door, as well […]

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How It Works: The Garage Door

Your garage door may possibly be one of your home’s most prominent, visible elements, but how much do you really know about it? If you answered, “not much,” you’re not alone. The average homeowner doesn’t understand most, if any of the inner workings of a garage door, except that it opens and closes in response […]

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Hiking Trails Worth Checking Out

As the leaves change (in the eastern and northern parts of the state) and the temperatures drop, there’s no better time than in the fall to pull your outdoor equipment out of the garage. Fill your hydration packs and lace up your hiking boots. Tucson provides miles and miles of beginning, moderate, and advanced hiking […]

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Conventional or Synthetic for Your Next Oil Change?

The next time your vehicle is due for an oil change, you may be offered a choice between three types of oil – conventional, synthetic, and synthetic blend. How to choose? Recent studies show that synthetic is best. In fact, AAA found that synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by nearly 50 percent in its independent […]

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How To: Pick the Right Garage Door Opener

The garage: it’s where we park our vehicles, store our stuff, and conveniently access our homes. However, if the garage door opener isn’t functioning safely or properly, these advantages fall by the wayside. Even if yours is working just fine, newer models offer increased safety, security and convenience, making upgrading a worthwhile expenditure. Here we […]

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Garage Door Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

Nothing says the holidays have arrived like seeing your house and that of your neighbors decorated in holiday grandeur. While you are stringing lights and hanging garlands in preparation for the holidays, don’t overlook the largest flat surface on the front of your home – your garage door. Make the exterior of your home just […]

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Broken Garage Door Springs?

Nothing in life lasts forever including your garage door springs. In fact, they are generally only good for 10,000 cycles. How long is that? That’s a complicated question to answer. Determining just how long 10,000 cycles will last you depends on your and your family’s daily usage. One cycle is expended each time you open […]

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