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Understanding Garage Door Openers

Choosing a garage door can be quite the process. With so many attractive styles and resilient materials available, your options are endless. You also have a variety of options to choose from when selecting a garage door opener. There are advantages and drawbacks to different types of garage door openers, which is why you should familiarize yourself with these machines. At EXL Garage Doors, we believe that the more our customers understand about garage door openers, the better prepared they’ll be to select the type that works best for their needs. We’ve created this garage door opener buyers guide to […]

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Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

Like many homeowners today with garages, you may open and close your garage numerous times a day. You may not realize anything is wrong with your garage until something doesn’t work correctly or your garage makes an odd sound. However, it’s crucial to take preventative measures when it comes to your garage door — especially if you use it heavily. One way to make sure your garage door is in great shape is to keep up with regular maintenance. Trust professionals to perform garage door inspections and maintenance at least a few times a year, as they are more likely to […]

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How to Keep Your Garage Cool in the Summer and Warm in the Winter

Many people today use their garage door as the main entryway to their home as opposed to the traditional front door, resulting in garage doors opening and closing numerous times throughout the day. In the colder months, this means letting more frigid air enter, and in the hot months, more heat is coming in. The best way to combat extreme weather in the winter and the summer is to insulate your garage, keeping it nice and warm in winter and cool in the summer, adding extra protection and saving you energy. Garage Door Insulation Kits: The Best Way to Keep […]

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Happy Memorial Day!

This weekend we honor the fearless efforts of the brave women and men who fought for the freedom of our country. You will always be remembered! Happy Memorial Day!

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Barn-Style Garage Doors

Barn-Style Garage Doors -Updated 2/21/2020 Carriage-style garage doors, often referred to as “barn style garage doors”, are one of the oldest and most traditional types of garage doors. Originally, this door style was used as a barn door when people rode horses or traveled in coaches as their primary form of transportation. A carriage door was installed over the doorway of the barn and would widely swing outward to accommodate the size of a carriage. These types of doors were then always known as “carriage-style” or “barn-style” garage doors. Today, carriage garage doors are an increasingly popular garage door design […]

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How to Open a Frozen Garage Door

How to Open a Frozen Garage Door Winter weather and cool temperatures aren’t just uncomfortable — they can also wreak havoc on your home, including your garage door system. Cold temperatures can cause parts of your garage door or motor to seize and struggle to open, but in extreme cases of winter weather mishaps, water can collect underneath your garage door seal and then freeze and prevent your door from opening. This can either leave you stuck inside your house or left outside in the cold. Luckily, if your garage door is frozen shut, you don’t need to wait until […]

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Preparing For Winter With Garage Door Maintenance

Preparing For Winter With Garage Door Maintenance For most homeowners, their garage doors are the main entrance to their homes. Now, imagine coming home after work or running errands, preparing to relax and enjoy quality time with your family, and clicking your garage door remote only to find the garage door won’t budge. Being exposed to extremely cold temperatures, cool winds and excess moisture, it’s fairly common during the winter in Tennessee for your garage door to freeze shut. Although finding your garage door frozen closed is inconvenient, this occurrence can be easily avoided by properly performing garage door winterization […]

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