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Save Money by Avoiding these 3 Mistakes

2019-03-14

Attention Contractors! Save money by avoiding the three most common mistakes when preparing your garage door opening: It all starts with the concrete pour The concrete to concrete opening should measure 7-1/2" wider than your desired garage door width. Since garage door tracks should n...

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Change The Clock - Change the Garage Door Surge Protector

2019-03-07

It’s easy to forget about the surge protector on your garage door opener, but it’s an important part of preventing garage door openers from becoming damaged from storms. Here’s everything you need to know about keeping your garage door opener safe from power outages or power surges.                                  ...

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The Best Exterior Trim: Versatex Trimboard

2019-01-29

When it comes to your taking care of your home, the exterior trim you select can help reduce your overall maintenance costs associated with keeping the exterior of your home looking fresh.  The harsh New England winters and hot sun can make wood rot, crack and split. For this reason it is becoming more popular for homeowners ...

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What is the average life of a garage door spring?

2019-01-29

The average life of a garage door spring system is typically 7-9 years, if the spring set was calculated for 10,000 cycles based on being used 4 times per day. Since the garage door is being used more like a front door by most busy families, the springs may only last between 4-6 years, or even less.  There are...

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5 Affordable Home Improvements With the Best Resale Value in 2018

2018-10-10

Every year thousands of homeowners will ask: which home improvements offer the best resale value? What are some affordable projects to increase property value? Although there are many things to consider like location and property type, cost vs. value should be a top consideration. Bec...

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How to Prevent Garage Door Flooding [5 Tips]

2018-09-12

On the East Coast, rain is inevitable. If your garage is home to important belongings, like electronics, power tools, or furniture, flooding is your worst enemy. When it comes to flooding, it's incredibly important to be proactive with your preparation--before it's too late.  Here are 5 tips to prevent floodin...

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4 Overlooked Factors to Consider When Choosing a Garage Door

2018-08-07

There’s no question about it - your garage door needs to look good. In the same way that a pair of shoes can complete an outfit, your garage door is essential to the curb appeal of your home. But while you can change a pair of shoes that aren’t quite the right fit, a garage door is a much longe...

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Pros & Cons of Garage Doors with Windows

Pros & Cons of Garage Doors with Windows

2018-05-18

With no natural light, garages can sometimes feel cramped, dark and dingy. If you don’t want to feel claustrophobic, we’ve got an easy solution - windows! While garages with windows have many benefits, such as making an enclosed space feel open, they may not be the right fit for every home. Let’s weigh the pros and...

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What to Do When Your Garage Door Won't Close (All the Way) - Fagan Door

What to Do When Your Garage Door Won't Close

2018-05-11

Uh-oh! Your garage door is stuck. What’s next? What do you do when your garage door won’t close? Do you call a professional maintenance worker right away, or do you do some tinkering on your own? On one hand, you could end up paying a lot of money to fix a relatively simple problem, on the other you could worsen the situation...

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Choosing the Best Garage Door Paint Color For Your Home| Fagan Door

Choosing the Best Garage Door Paint Color For Your Home | Fagan Door

2018-04-05

Picking out a garage door is an important decision. You have to decide what you want your house to tell people about you. The eyes are not the window to the soul -  the garage door is! That’s why color choices for garage doors are often lamented, but we’re here to help you decide wha...

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