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Why Does My Garage Door Open and Close By Itself?

When a garage door opens by itself, the reason may be less supernatural than you think. Garage doors are electrical systems and rely on wires, sensors and circuits to make your life easier. When something occurs in the system, it can send signals to your operator telling it to open or close your garage door. These systems are susceptible to damage, interference and more, but in many cases, the cause is something you can likely take care of yourself. How to Fix a Garage Door That Opens By Itself In the best case, a garage door opening by itself can be annoying. […]

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Why is My Garage Door So Loud?

Does your door make too much noise when you open it? The reasons for the new racket can vary. When garage doors squeal, bang, rattle and make other unusual sounds, it can be a source of frustration for you and the rest of the neighborhood. Thankfully, in most cases, you can save money — and your sanity — by fixing the problem yourself. Here’s how you can go about taking care of the issue. How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door The sounds a noisy garage door makes can differ, as can the causes behind them. Garage doors can rattle, […]

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How to Fix Garage Door Rollers That Are Off-Track

If your garage door is off-track, it’ll be out of operation until you get it repaired. A broken garage door is frustrating, as it can trap your car inside and leave your home exposed to the elements. The good news, however, is that the fix can be taken care of quickly by a professional, and there are ways you can prevent the issue in the future. We’ll teach you how to quickly and safely assess your garage door rollers and perform preventative maintenance to help keep them in working order. How to Tell if Your Garage Door is Off-Track The first […]

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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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