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Ways to Increase Your Homes Security with an Automatic Garage Door

       Whether you are home for the night, or going on a vacation, making sure that your home is safe and secure is especially important, and even more so if you have family or loved ones staying with you. Most may not think about it this way, but your garage door plays an important role in preventing unwanted access into your home. That is why you need a reliable and functional garage door opener when it comes down to the garage door you have on your home. Gandert Door Co. in Mansfield, Ohio, offers two different lines of LiftMaster electric garage door openers, both residential and commercial, to the Mansfield and Lexington areas.      Studies have found that garages are the first place that burglars check when they are trying to gain entry to a home, and while this may be a scary thought, the best way to prevent anything like this from happening is to be well prepared. Here are some tips for keeping your home safe when it comes to your garage and its automatic opener.           
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The Benefits of a LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

One thing that may slip through the cracks while building a new home or in the middle of a renovation is the installation of a new garage door or, at the very least, a new garage door opener. There are tons of options to choose from and these choices can sometimes be overwhelming to new homeowners. Luckily, you can get the best selection all in one place with a LiftMaster opening system!  LiftMaster 's line of garage door openers helps you have peace of mind with their numerous safety features that are built into their products. Automatic locks on your garage door can help keep your family safe inside your home. LiftMaster's deadbolt-style locks click into place as soon as the garage door is closed making for an extra layer of security that you can hear for yourself. Along with the locking action, their doors also have technology that electronically protects against force openings of your garage door, ensuring that intruders are kept on the outside of your home. A new garage do

How Garage Doors Add Value To A Home

      How many times have you been driving around a residential area, looking at houses, and been impressed by the way some garages look? Garages can increase a home's value tenfold. If you're planning on selling a home or just looking to renovate an existing garage, consider a new garage door for the most value possible.      At first glance, people might not think of garage doors as being valuable to a houses curb appeal. They couldn't be more wrong. A garage door is both a practical and aesthetic part of a home. It's in use daily and when it isn't in use, it forms a large part of your home's fa├žade. With that being said, you would prefer it to look nice, right? If a garage door is damaged or outdated, you may be looking to give it a refresh in a new style that compliments your home.     Poorly maintained garage doors and opener system can spell trouble for your home. It can put your possessions, family and yourself at risk, and it reflects poorly on your home

How to Fix a Slow-Opening Garage Door

            Garage doors do a lot of heavy lifting on a day-to-day basis, which means that they will eventually need maintenance and repairs to stay working. How will you know when your garage door needs service? One of the telltale signs is that it takes longer to open and close. Let's have a look at some of the reasons a garage door would be slow and how to fix a slow garage door.      Normally, a garage door should take anywhere from 12-15 seconds to open and close. Most garage doors will be able to fully complete opening and closing cycles within that time frame. If you find that your garage door is taking closer to 20 seconds (or longer) to open or close, it may be time to get the door checked.      Garage doors typically slow down due to improper lubrication. Without the proper lubrication, your garage doors parts have to work overtime during the opening and closing cycles, which makes those processes take longer than usual. Another reason for the slow-down is just normal use

Garage Door Maintenance For Cold Weather

    Cold weather can make your garage door vulnerable to the harsh winter elements. Make sure you keep up with the proper garage door maintenance so you won't be left out in the cold. Although it is recommended to keep your garage door well maintained throughout the year, it is especially important to do so at the onset of cold weather. To help prepare you for the changing seasons, here are a few tips for garage door maintenance in the winter.  Check the Weather-strip             Using your garage door everyday comes with the normal wear and tear that is inevitable. However, if you begin to feel a draft near your door, it's time to contact the folks over at Gander Door Company . Weather-stripping at the bottom of the door can often crack revealing an opening that allows for cold air and moisture to sweep in. It's important to fix this immediately because the combination of the cold air and moisture can cause your garage door to freeze at the bottom.    Lubricate Moving Par

When Should You Call a Garage Door Service?

      Garage door openers should be reliable. But what happens if your opener isn't working as it should? Before making any rash decisions like a DIY fix or skip calling a professional, take a look at the main reasons homeowners call experts about their garage doors. One of our garage doors we worked on     A Noisy Door          Silence isn't a garage doors strong suit. Even the  highest quality garage door opener will come with some noise. However, it shouldn't be ear piercingly loud either. Hearing new, strange or excessive sounds is a tell-tale sign that it's time to call a professional. Banging : Your door bangs or knocks when opening or closing. This may mean it's unbalanced. A spring adjustment is usually needed but a wrong adjustment can result in a dangerous injury and become a safety hazard. Squeaking : Possibly the most common noise that homeowners hear and have concerns over are squeaky noises like that of a mouse. Consistently squeaking and squealing mea

Insulated or Non-Insulated?

R-Value: “the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.” This is what you will see when looking at different types of garage doors, so understanding what R-value is will be beneficial. Doors that have a higher R-value have more or better insulation. Knowing what your garage is going to be used for, who is going to be around it, and some other considerations will help you decide whether insulated or non-insulated is best for you! There are times when less is going to be better for you. Here are some examples: You are constantly opening and closing your garage door - the extra money you spent on premium insulation is going out the door. You rarely use the garage for anything other than storage or parking your car - part of the reasoning for insulating is for climate control for people or animals. Your garage isn’t insulated - why insulate a garage door if the garage isn’t insulated? The garage is on a rental unit. B