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Garage Door Safety Tips

Garages are an essential addition to any home.  They’re a great place to store tools, home projects and protect your vehicles from the outside. But, it’s important that you and your family are aware of how to stay safe around...

My Garage Door Is Frozen, Now What?

You’re ready for work, you grab your keys and head out the door only to open your garage door and realize it’s stuck. Nothing induces panic like a frozen garage door. But what can you do? The first step is to not keep trying to open...

Garage Door Maintenance Tips For The Winter

Protect Your Garage Door from Michigan’s Harsh Winter Conditions If you live in Michigan, you know all too well how quickly the can change. Extreme temperature changes, freezing rain, and snow all play a part in garage door...

Tips For Making Your Garage Door Quieter

Does your garage door announce to the entire neighborhood that you are home? While there is some noise associated with opening an closing such a heavy door, it shouldn't be so loud that it alerts the neighbors to your coming and going or to...

How To Prevent A Fire In Your Garage

Having a garage, whether it is attached or detached, is a great amenity for any home. There are a variety of purposes that you can use a garage for, including storing vehicles, using it as a workout gym, or even as a business office. Regardless of...

Why Did My Garage Door Come Off Its Tracks?

You expect your garage door to open or close as it usually does - except that it doesn’t. Or perhaps it suddenly comes crashing down to the ground in a crooked manner. Either way, there’s a good chance your garage door has come off its...

Garage Door Maintenance For The Fall

Garage doors often get overlooked when people make plans for seasonal maintenance. However, it is important for you to check your door with the changing of every season because a little maintenance goes a long way toward preventing a major garage...

Good Reasons To Replace Your Garage Door Opener

The garage door opener is a vital component with a simple mode of operation, and ensuring that it is functioning well is crucial. If the opener is faulty or old, it may affect your daily activities in one way or another, which is why you need to...

Why Won't My Garage Door Close?

Garage door technicians have probably heard this phrase a million times from complaining customers. This is probably one of the most heard phrases in the garage door industry. You have probably tried pressing on your remote control gently or...

My Garage Door Remote Stopped Working- What Do I do?

Your remote makes it easy to access your garage and home, without even getting out of the car; understanding how it works can help you troubleshoot when you have a problem. The remote control inside of your car works like a radio transmitter; it...

If You Are Not Inspecting Your Garage Door, Who is?

Your garage door may be brand new or it may have a few years under its belt. But no matter how old it is, you really should be paying attention to it. This doesn't mean that you have to spend hours looking at the sensors or the mechanisms every...

Tips For Maintaining Your Garage Door

Your garage door is not only the large door in your house, but also it is one of the biggest single moving part. It is of great importance because it keeps your car, which is a great treasure and investment, locked. This way it makes sense that you...

Garage Security Tips To Prevent Break-ins

Your garage door is the weak link, giving thieves access to your house. Once your garage has been breached the thief can pick a lock and enter into your house. When thinking about security, the garage is often forgotten even though it is the most...

How Can I Repair A Dented Garage Door?

If you run a busy household, your home is bound to suffer some form of wear and tear. From scratches on walls to broken pipes to dents in your garage door, home maintenance and repairs come with the territory of being a homeowner. Luckily, minor...

Tips For A Garage Door That Is Stuck

A garage door that won't close is definitely not the worst thing in the world, but it's certainly a nuisance. You may have a variety of things inside that you need to keep protected. Fortunately, there are ways to troubleshoot a door...

What Are The Best Ways To Clean My Garage Door?

Your garage door is one of the most visible surfaces of a house and contribute greatly to the overall look of the home – especially given it appears on the front side of the house. As such, if you intend to maintain the appealing and welcoming...

What Happens If My Automatic Garage Door Gets Stuck?

An automatic garage door is something one takes for granted on a daily basis. However, when a garage door gets stuck, it can take away valuable time from one's day trying to fix the issue. There are a few common reasons a garage door will stick...

What Are The Most Common Garage Door Problems?

It's no fun when your garage door suddenly stops working properly, especially if there is bad weather or if you live in a neighborhood with high rates of auto theft or burglary. There are some common problems that occur with garage doors, and...

How to Choose the Right Garage Door for Your Home

While most people focus on the major parts of the house such as the kitchens, bedroom, and bathrooms, the garage is every bit as important. The garage provides a roof for the cars in the family as well as the equipment that the family stores in the...

The Importance of Repairing Your Garage Door

While a garage door is something one can easily take for granted, it is important to remember that it is also a piece of heavy machinery. As a result, it is extremely important to properly maintain your garage door by repairing it in a timely...

5 Garage Storage Ideas for Organization

If there is one area of the home that can get out of control really quickly it is the garage. Crammed with everything from tools and equipment, to holiday decorations and even outgrown clothes, the garage is a haven for leftover stuff. When your...

The Most Effective Ways to Insulate Your Garage Door

With the winter weather in full swing, everyone is concerned about the potential rise in their heating bills. Nobody wants to live in a cold house; however, heat is expensive and people are always looking for ways to improve insulation in the home....

How to Open a Garage Door That's Frozen Shut

When you've got a morning commute to make, the last thing you need is a stuck garage door. Unfortunately, the harsh weather of winter can take a serious toll on your home. Take a look at a few of our smart ideas for un-sticking a frozen garage...

How to Winterize Your Garage Door

You open the door between your home and your attached garage, and cold wind rushes into the home. If this happens, then you are wasting money on your heating bills. Not only that, but your car and anything else stored in the garage is...

How to Increase Garage Door Security

In terms of the security of most homes, garage doors are often a weak point. Therefore, it should come to no one's surprise that garage doors are one of the primary targets of thieves. For example, in some cases, thieves will break into a...

How to Prepare Your Garage For Winter

Winter is quickly on its way. While some people may look at this as an opportunity for snowball fights and snowmobiling, others worry about the danger posed by the strong winds, heavy snowfall, and cold weather. A lot of homeowners are advised to...

How-to Prepare & Coat a Garage Floor

If you are interested in making your garage floor look brand new, it is a feasible process. However, there are certain steps that you need to follow in order to transform your garage floor. The first thing that you should do is make sure that...

5 Garage Door Security Tips to Prevent Break-Ins

Did you know that one of the weakest points of security for the average home is the garage door? Read on to discover five things you can do right now to make sure you fortify your garage to make breaking in difficult for thieves. 1. Update to...

5 Garage-Organizing Tips That Really Work

Garages can quickly become full with clutter. However, organizing the garage can free up more space. This may allow you to store your holiday decorations in the garage, while still giving you enough space to park your car inside. Here are five...

Top 3 Preventive Maintenance Tips for Garage Doors

Chances are, the garage door is the biggest moving part in your home. Not only that, but it is also likely that you and your family members use the garage door multiple times a day all-year-round. Due to the great importance of the garage...

Preparing Your Garage for the Summer

The cold weather is gone and it's time to get that garage in order for the summer months. That includes cleaning out the winter webs, insulating the area and rearranging everything to make it easier for you and your family to get to the items...

Top 5 Garage Door Ideas

Replacing the garage door is something that can be overlooked by most homeowners. Whether it's been damaged, the paint is starting to wear, or the look is just outdated and doesn't fit the feel of your home; replacing it with a new, modern...

How to Choose the Right Garage Door Opener

Garage door openers are as varied as garage doors themselves and as such you should take a few different factors into consideration when choosing the right opener for you. Here are three factors to keep in mind when choosing a garage door...

Top Reason Why Garage Door Springs Break

Garage door torsion spring failure is one of the most common problems homeowners face when it comes to overhead door maintenance. Your door's torsion spring is responsible for supporting the entire weight of the door as it opens and closes. That...

How the Summer Heat Affects Your Garage

During the summers, the temperature can rise to a sweltering high level that can negatively affect your garage. For starters, depending on your location, temperatures can be as high as 100 degrees. The inside of your garage can easily reach...

New Garage Door Installation FAQ's

Our experts have put together the most frequently asked questions when it comes to new garage door installation, check it out: When Should a Garage Door Be Replaced? Physical damage to the door is the most common reason that a garage door will...

How Are Garage Door Springs Replaced?

Wherever you live, rust will find its way to your home. That's especially the case for your garage where the elements and weather changes can affect the functionality and look to your garage door. The main thing to keep an eye one are...

How to Protect Your Garage From Excessive Moisture

Have you ever seen rust develop in the minutest amount near the chrome on your car and wondered how it got there? Many people don’t realize that having a garage is not enough to protect your car from moisture damage. Below are some tips to...

Should I Repair or Replace My Garage Door?

Garage doors tend to lead a hard life. They’re heavy, exposed to the weather, and see a lot of daily use. Friends may park in the driveway and bump the door, or kids might play there and bang the door up over time. If you use the garage for...

How to Keep Rodents out of Your Garage

Rodents are naturally attracted to garages. Not only are they easy for these critters to get into, but they also offer an abundance of shelter and warmth. Garages are generally the first place rodents will go to before they begin to make their...

Is Your Garage Door Worth Repainting?

Like every element of your house, a garage door will start to show signs of age over time. Whether you backed up a little too close and scuffed the paint with your car, or years of wear and tear have caused the paint to dull and flake, it seems...

The Benefits of Installing an Insulated Garage Door

If you are considering replacing your existing garage door, then it’s wise to consider the benefits of installing an insulated garage door. As any professional garage door installation contractor can tell you, an insulated door offers a...

How Can I Fix a Dent in My Garage Door?

Oh brother! You just bought your new garage door and had it installed by a professional garage door contractor. It works well and looks even better. Two days later, a rowdy game of basketball with the kids has left a good size dent in your brand...

How Long Should an Automatic Garage Door Opener Last?

An automatic garage door opener is one of the most important features your home can have, especially if you live in a cold climate. After all, no one wants to get out of their car and grab the ice-cold metal handle of a manual garage door in the...

Spotlight on the Classica Collection

One of the easiest ways to increase your home’s curb appeal is to install a new garage door. At Town & Country Door, we are pleased to offer our customers the Classica Collection by Amarr. Classica garage doors appear to be made of...

Spotlight on the Heritage Collection

Selecting the right garage door for your home takes time, at least if you want to do it right. Making hasty decisions about your garage door can result in selecting one that doesn’t meet your needs or suit your home properly. At Town &...

Spotlight on the Stratford Collection

Combining beauty and affordability, the Stratford Collection is the clear choice for homeowners who are seeking elegance and style while trying to stick to a modest budget. The Safe Guard system is a unique selling feature because of its...

How Are Garage Doors Installed?

If you were to walk up and down your block right now and ask your neighbors how to install a garage door, it’s quite unlikely that you’ll run into one who can tell you how it’s done. That’s because the best answer to the...

3 Ways to Tell If Your Garage Door Needs Repair

Sometimes homeowners are confused about a garage door problem when in reality, it is their garage door opener that is malfunctioning, causing the garage door to struggle to open or close. One way for homeowners to determine if their opener is...

How to Find a Garage Door Contractor You Can Trust

We never quite realize how important our garage doors are to us until the door breaks down. Now, how are we supposed to park our car or even walk into our home through our garage? When the time comes to fix or replace our garage, we all want...

How Long Should Your Garage Door Last?

Since a garage door is one of the biggest investments you make in your home, it's normal to want to know as much as possible about lifespan and operation so that you can be sure you make the smartest choice on a garage that will last for as...

How to Choose a Garage Door Opener

Cars are a part of the Michigan tradition, and with four beautiful Midwestern seasons, so are garages. Accessibility is a key part of any garage, so whether a recent move or a renovation has you looking for a new opener, there are three main...

How to Test the Safety of Your Garage Door

The garage door is something that most of us use every day, and we usually don’t give it much thought until it gets damaged or starts to malfunction. It’s important to remember that, while the functionality of a garage door is...

3 Reasons to Quickly Fix a Broken Garage Door

When unexpected problems arise, homeowners are often unprepared for the financial obligation and put off fixing the problem for as long as possible. They might craft a temporary solution, or simply cover up the problem and try to forget about it...

How to Prevent Your Garage From Flooding

Whether you use your garage for work, storage, leisure, or all the above, it’s likely that the items and equipment you keep in there have importance or value, and during the rainy seasons, it’s especially important that you keep your...

How to Replace Garage Door Springs

Garage door springs usually last for 10,000 uses.  Depending upon the frequency the door is opened and closed, that number can equate to a decade, or even 2-3 decades.  When the garage door springs break, they can fly off the frame and...

Should You Replace Your Garage Door Opener?

Garage door openers are one of those things that homeowners rarely think about until it they malfunction.  There are some definite warning signs that signal the need for a new garage door opener, and while some are less obvious, they are...

How to Paint a Garage Door

A garage door is like just about anything else in your home - if you take care of it, it will take care of you.  One of the best things that you can do to extend the life of your garage door, other than maintain the track and pulley...

How Does an Automatic Garage Door Opener Work?

Electric garage door openers were considered luxuries for decades after they first entered the market.  Believe it or not, electric garage door openers have been around since the mid-1920s.  While improvements have been made over the...

The 4 Most Common Garage Door Repairs

Your garage door, like any other feature of your home, occasionally needs a little attention. It is important to examine your garage door from time to time to detect minor problems that could become major if left ignored.  A...

Should You Buy an Insulated Garage Door?

When shopping for a garage door, many homeowners question whether they should purchase an insulated door. This usually applies to homeowners who have an attached garage with a room above it, but it’s also a common question among those who...

Common Garage Door Types

Since the garage door is a focal point of your exterior décor, it’s important to choose one that performs the function you need it to while complementing your home’s colors and design. Before you purchase a new...

When Should You Replace Your Garage Door?

Your garage door plays a big role in your home’s appearance and functionality. Not only does it need to operate well to allow you to get in and out of your garage, but it also needs to look in place among the other elements of your...

How to Fix a Stuck Garage Door

Your garage door is the largest moving component in your home, and you undoubtedly rely on its ability to smoothly function when you need it to. A failing garage door can be a great inconvenience. They are typically very heavy, and if the...

How to Choose a Garage Door

Your garage door has a significant impact on your home’s exterior, and choosing the right one can help you display your unique style while still getting the functionality you need. Today’s garage doors offer more options than they...

Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Garage door maintenance is frequently overlooked by homeowners.  Without taking the proper care to clean and lubricate your garage door you can significantly reduce its life and end up needing repairs.  Here are a few tips on...

8 Tips for Garage Door Safety

It’s important that you and your family are aware of how to stay safe around garages and garage doors. Check out these 8 safety tips from the International Door Association.

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