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4 Important Tips on Buying Your First Driveway Gate

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According to Realty Times, adding a driveway gate can increase your home’s value up to $50,000. Not only are driveway gates great for security, but they add style, elegance and a level of mystery to your estate. However, purchasing a driveway gate can be a little overwhelming if you have never done it before. Let The Door Company show you four important tips to help you purchase the right driveway gate for your home.

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How Do Garage Doors Work? Here’s What You Should Know

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A garage is often used for parking cars and storing household items. To ensure your garage remains the versatile space that it is, your garage door needs to be operating correctly. Garage doors are an essential part of your home, keeping you and your belongings safe. To better understand your garage, here’s how garage doors work.

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Tips to Keep Rodents and Other Pests Out of Your Garage

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Whether it’s an infestation or just a few unwanted pests, no one likes to be greeted by animals or insects when they walk into their garage. More so, you don’t want to see damage from those pests on your personal items or the garage structure itself. Here are some helpful tips to keep those unwanted pests out of your garage.

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7 Benefits of a Folding Gate

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Gates have come a long way in the age of automation. Today, you can find a gate that fits just about any need that your business or property has. If your property is limited in space, traditional gates with a large swinging radius just won’t do. Luckily, there are folding gates available for just such an occasion. Here are some of the benefits that a folding gate has to offer.

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Noisy Garage Door? Here’s What You Should Know

Noisy Garage Door

When your garage door is brand new, its function should be smooth with little noise. As time goes on, even the highest quality doors will begin making some funny noises due to wear and tear. Some noises are normal, but many mean that you need maintenance or a repair. In order to be able to diagnose which is necessary, we’ll share some tips on how to listen to your garage door. Here are some sounds you may hear and what they mean.
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Is My Garage a Danger to My Car?

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For those who use the garage to park your car, you may have found yourself finding dings, dents and other maladies as you walk to your car in the morning. If this is a common occurrence for you, then the state of your garage may be putting your car in “danger”. In this blog, we identify some items that can be a danger to your car and some ways to prevent damage.

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Should I Insulate My Garage?

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Many treat their garage as the outcast of their home typically choosing not to finish the room with paint or drywall. It is typically where we store the items that we simply don’t know what to do with. We don’t always think about painting it, making it nice or even adding insulation. However, there can be benefits to insulating your garage. In this blog we help answer the question, “Should I insulate my garage?”

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Benefits of a Smart Garage Door

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It seems like everything is “smart” nowadays. From your car to your air conditioner, the Internet of Things (IOT) has made it easy to manage your personal items from your mobile device, and your garage door is no different. In this blog, we explore some of the benefits of owning a smart garage door.
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How to Use Your Garage Door Emergency Release Cord

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The emergency release on your garage door may not be something that you think about very often, but understanding how it works is a good life skill and could even save you or a loved one’s life. In this blog, we tell you why it’s important, how to operate the release and what to do if there is a problem with your garage door.
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New California Law: All Garage Doors Must Have Battery Backups

Garage Doors Must Have Battery Backups

2017 was one of the worst years on record for wildfires in California. According to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, fires covered nearly 1.5 million acres of land, led to $18 billion in property damage and 45 civilians and 2 firefighters lost their lives. Some of those deaths could have been prevented by simply having battery backups in their garage doors.

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Seasonal Decoration Tips for Your Driveway Gate

Seasonal Decoration Tips for Your Driveway Gate

We are entering the decorating season. From October to December, we dress up our homes for three of biggest holidays of the year. Although it’s located away from your home, your driveway gate is one of the first things that people see when passing by or coming into your home. So, we, at The Door Company, thought that this would be the perfect time to break out our seasonal decoration tips for your driveway gate.
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Stay Safe with Garage Door Security Tips

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According to the FBI, there is a burglary every 22.6 seconds in the US. Nearly 80% of those burglaries occur during the day when you are at work or out running errands.

Your garage door is an often overlooked area of your home when it comes to security, but is a primary point of interest for a thief. Neglecting your garage door security can be a mistake that could put your family and property at risk. Here are some tips from The Door Company to help keep you safe.

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The Complete Guide to Buying a Driveway Gate

The Complete Guide to Buying a Driveway Gate

Adding a driveway gate to your home property can increase the value of your home by as much as 5%. If you are already thinking about getting a gate for your home, it’s important to think about design, functionality and the contractor before making a decision. The choices you make will have a meaningful impact on the lifespan of your gate and future value of your home. To help you make the right choices, here is The Door Company’s complete guide to buying a driveway gate.
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