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Garage Spring Cleaning in Bowie, MD

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Garage Spring Cleaning in Bowie, MD Garages are one of the most commonly used areas in a home. However, they are often the most cluttered. While parking is supposed to be the primary function, it seems most Americans are unable to park their cars in their garage. A good spring cleaning can clear out the clutter and organize your space. What’s more, it offers the opportunity for garage door maintenance, which ensures your home will be safe and protected from fierce summer storms. Need inspiration? Check out this garage spring cleaning in Bowie, MD, and follow these tips! Tip #1

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Examples of High-End and Custom Garage Door Styles

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Examples of High-End and Custom Garage Door Styles We all know that first impressions mean everything. And, as the saying goes, “you may never get another time to make a first impression.” This is why your home’s curb appeal is so crucial. And, did you realize that in modern home design the garage can take up to 30 percent of your facade? While garage doors may not seem the most exciting aspect of design, they should not be overlooked as insignificant. However, a tasteful garage door is worth every penny. Perhaps the front of your house has beautiful custom stonework, or

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Is Your Garage Ready for Winter?

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Is Your Garage Ready for Winter? Winters in the Chesapeake are unpredictable. Some days are bitter cold, while others are balmy. For this reason, you must prepare your garage for all sorts of extreme weather. It is imperative. There are simple steps to get your garage ready for winter. These precautions would also be a benefit during the sweltering months as well. What’s more, an insulated garage positively affects the temperatures inside your home, therefore saving money on your energy bills. Replace the Weather Stripping The weather stripping on the bottom of your garage door takes a beating, for sure.

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Garage Door Panel Replacement in Bowie, MD

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Garage Door Panel Replacement in Bowie, MD Sometimes when a garage door panel gets damaged you may be able to replace it instead of investing in a whole new door. That is precisely the case with this garage door panel replacement in Bowie, MD. The homeowners contacted Door Tech after their teenage son “accidentally” bumped into the garage and dented one of the panels. They were afraid that they would have to put in an insurance claim to cover the high cost of investing in a new door. Calling a professional to complete a thorough inspection of the door is

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Garage Door Opener Repair in Bowie, MD

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Garage Door Opener Repair in Bowie, MD We received a call from these homeowners in Bowie, MD that their garage door was not working. One of our technicians was dispatched to investigate. The homeowners were anxious that their entire garage door would need replacing, which is a costly expense. We reassured them that we would inspect the whole door and mechanisms involved, locate the issue and directly address it. Upon arriving at the home, we examined the garage door. We determined that the springs were in excellent condition and the door was not out of alignment. The door was also able

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Garage Door Repair in Bowie, MD (Replacing Springs)

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Garage Door Repair in Bowie, MD (Replacing Springs) The owners of this home in Bowie, MD contacted Door Tech after hearing a very loud bang in their garage. Upon going out to inspect the source of the noise, they could not find any issues. However, the next morning, when leaving for work, their garage door only opened around 6 inches, then stopped. Additionally, when they tried to lift the garage door manually, they found that it felt cumbersome. However, they were finally able to open it successfully. Once we arrived at the home an inspected the door we noticed that we

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Simple Holiday Decorating Tips for Your Garage Door

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Simple Holiday Decorating Tips for Your Garage Door   Nothing is more welcoming to your friends and family than a holiday greeting as they pull up to your house. Decorating your garage door could be a cost-effective way to spruce up your home’s exterior. Only a few stylish touches can be enough to make your house stand apart! Here are some holiday decorating tips for your garage door that are certain to “WOW” your neighbors and add festive curb appeal to your home. Wrap It Up A simple bow makes a grand statement, and nothing says the holidays like a

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Garage Door?

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Garage Door? Is your garage door making a funny sound? Does it seem heavy all of a sudden? Are the panels damaged or well worn? While there are many reasons to replace your garage door , you may be surprised to discover many issues only require repairing. Here are some tips on whether you should repair or place your garage door. REPAIR Door Suddenly Stops Working First, check the remote batteries. You may then want to call a service technician who can diagnose the problem. Many homeowners find it difficult to troubleshoot, as there is

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7 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door

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7 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door Replacing your garage door is one of the easiest ways to give your home a face-lift. When you consider that your garage door accounts for 20-50% of your home’s front exterior, it makes perfect sense. If you are not driven by the pure aesthetic result, there are other significant reasons to replace your garage door. Benefits range from increased safety to energy efficiency. Overworked Springs The springs on your garage door are under high tension through normal operation. You may not even realize that they are in need of repair or replacing.  Don’t

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Ways to Enjoy Your Garage This Summer

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Ways to Enjoy Your Garage This Summer Now that Spring cleaning is over you can finally make the most of your garage. Garages can easily end up being the hottest room of the house due to poor insulation and being cut off from the main air conditioning system. If you are planning on spending a lot of time in your garage you will first want to consider adding some climate control. Last May we offered some handy tips on How to Climate Control Your Garage for the Summer and they remain a wonderful place to start. Now that the garage’s

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Add Curb Appeal with a Garage Door Makeover

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Add Curb Appeal with a Garage Door Makeover Your garage door makes a huge first impression to onlookers. What’s more, in today’s popular blueprint designs the garage often takes up most of the street frontage. But, there are ways to take advantage of this. Wondering if it is time to give your garage door a makeover? Here are tips for giving your garage door a make-over. Color Choose colors that compliment the overall look of your home. For instance, if your home is stone, add a subtle contrast by pulling out the lightest or darkest tone featured throughout. Or the

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Spring Cleaning Your Garage

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Don’t forget your garage when you are doing this year’s Spring Cleaning! Warmer weather brings the need to get to those gardening tools and bikes. It may even be time to put away the holiday decorations? With these space saving tips you can make the most out of the space in your garage, while possibly removing an unsightly mess. Instead of waiting to clean out the garage last, consider doing it first. By cleaning and organizing your garage first, you can create a much more usable storage space. Opening up space in your garage will be very useful when organizing the

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Keep your Garage Door Operating this Winter

Anne Arundel County typically suffers a few stiff winter months. With an unpredictable array of weather patterns a Marylander can be exposed too, it is important to keep your garage door operating properly during the winter months. Cold weather is especially hard on a garage door’s moving parts and motor. Tracks are not as flexible, rollers tend to seize, and batteries tend to drain faster on our openers. Door Tech Garage Door Services offers you a few tips on how to ensure that your garage door continues to operate this winter. Test your door. If your door is opening slower

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How to Test Your Own Garage Door Springs

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How to Test Your Own Garage Door Springs Did you know that your garage door springs will let you know when they are ready to be replaced? Here is a quick way to test whether the springs on your garage door are ready to be maintained or replaced. First release the door from the Opener. This is commonly done by pulling the red handled emergency release cord. Next open and close your door manually a few times. Did your springs squeal or whine? Did you hear any squeaking noises? If so, your springs need to be lubricated. Door Tech Garage

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6 Other Ways to Use Your Garage

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Converting your garage is a great option if you want to expand the amount of space in your house, without the stress of building an addition. These six other ways to use your garage briefly sum up the most popular alternate uses for a garage. Some conversions can be used seasonally, then switched back to a garage when you need it. Others are a much more permanent change.

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How to Climate Control Your Garage for the Summer

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As you start preparing for the summer heat ahead, you may be considering installing a cooling system in your garage. There are four standard cooling system options, and each option has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s important to be informed of these options before making your decision on installing a cooling system. Here is how to climate control your garage for the summer (or any season):

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Replace Garage Springs this Spring

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Spring is the perfect time to check up on the wear and tear of your garage door, and all its parts. The garage springs are very important to keeping your door safe and functioning. The first step to knowing if you need to replace your garage door spring(s) is to learn how to identify the type of spring(s) you have in your garage.

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Reduce the Risk of Fire in Your Garage

Reduce the Risk of Fire in Your Garage

You may not realize it, but your garage could be a fire hazard. This is especially disconcerting if your garage is attached to your home. Luckily there are simple measures you can take to reduce the risk of fire in your garage.

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Garage Door Safety Tips

Garage Door Safety Tips

Garage Door Safety Tips Your garage door is arguably the largest moving feature of your home. Because it is centrally located and used so heavily, every year these doors are the source of numerous injuries. As a result, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has many recommendations, as well as legal standards for safety concerning garage doors. Unsecured doors are also the number one entrance point for thieves to enter the home, creating yet another safety concern. Here are some garage door safety tips, that when correctly followed, will surely deter theft and keep your family free of injury. To Deter

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Tips To Organize Your Garage

Tips To Organize Your Garage

Tips To Organize Your Garage A garage is a place meant to park your car to protect it from the elements. But, who is lucky enough to have that luxury today? Most folks end up using the garage as a catch-all storage. Because it is a large open space, it often becomes cluttered and very disorganized. It may even come to a point where you really don’t know where anything is. So, how do you make sense of this mess? Here are some useful and simple tips to organize your garage. The Big Clean Up Before you can organize your

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