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Garage Door Value and Home Value

Garage doors play a major role in setting the value of your home. Is that surprising? It shouldn’t be. Consider that most home buyers are looking for easy access, safety, and curb appeal (how good a house looks from the curb)–all things that a good garage door improves. A bad garage door lowers your home’s resale value for the same reasons. Have you ever heard the term, “don’t judge a book by its cover”? It’s good advice, but not when it comes to buying real estate. Even something as seemingly insignificant as the garage door’s color—if it doesn’t match the house—can make […]

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Garage Door Weather Stripping and More

Gradual changes are easy to overlook. With that in mind, go outside and look really closely at your garage door. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Okay, you’re back. What did you see? I doubt your garage door needs a haircut, but you likely saw a door ding or some chipped paint you’d never noticed before. Maybe the paint is fading. Maybe the bottom seal or the weather stripping is loose. Here in the Charlotte area, summers are hot enough that the color on that weather stripping could melt, which looks pretty ugly. These kinds of issues are rarely a big deal, but you’ll want to […]

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Garage Door Service with a Smile

Would you rather a worker at your house smile or not smile? Assuming the work is good either way, you’d pick “smile,” wouldn’t you? Me too. That’s why it’s literally our policy to provide garage door service with a smile. Now don’t get me wrong—a person can’t smile forever. Try installing a new garage door motor and that smile might well turn into a grimace. The point is to do it whenever possible. I don’t mean you. You don’t feel like smiling right now because your garage door needs work. That’s OK, we understand. But my team (me included) need to give you garage door […]

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How Your Garage Door Prevents Break-Ins

Break-ins can happen to anyone that is not careful, here are a few ways that your garage door can prevent break-ins.  Many families carefully lock their front and back doors but pay little attention to their home’s largest entry-point—the garage door.  Although a door in good working order is not an easy place to break in, these three simple steps are a great way to make your home even safer. 1. Keep Track of Your Garage Door Opener Your portable garage door opener makes getting into your house as easy as one click—which is a problem, if the opener falls into the wrong […]

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Garage Door Installation

Garage door installation is a job for the professionals. Mistakes could cause dangerous accidents during installation itself, or the installation could seem to go smoothly, but then later the door falls or a spring slips and someone gets badly hurt. So, while there are plenty of DIY instructions online, we can’t recommend using them, and we don’t offer instructions ourselves. But we know you’re probably wondering what garage door installation involves? What can you expect when the professionals come? That’s a good question. Read on. Sectional Doors There are several different types of garage doors, but sectional doors are the most common. Since sectional doors come in […]

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How to Tell Fake Google Reviews from Real Ones?

Checking the google reviews before hiring a service professional is a must. This article explains how you can be sure those reviews are accurate.  How do you find a good garage door repair company—or any service provider, really? If you look up reviews on Google, you’re in good company. So many people use Google reviews, in fact, that many companies buy fake reviews. How can you tell real customer reviews from fake ones? Read and find out! Too Many Stars Does the company have mostly five-star reviews and a couple of one-stars? Chances are the five-stars are fake. Real reviews vary, but […]

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Garage Door Technicians Needed

We’re hiring. We need garage door technicians. Prior experience is good, but interested beginners are just as good. We can train you. As long as you want to work, enjoy working, can follow procedures, and are willing to learn, we’re interested. So, that’s what we want. What do you want? You want a good income, we’re guessing—and you can have that with us. Compensation for techs in our industry can vary a lot, but at our company we invest in our people, if they’re willing to invest in themselves. With us, you earn both hourly wages and a percentage on sales. A good […]

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Finding the Right Service People

Let’s say your garage door needs repair—who are you going to call? If you have an established relationship with a good company (perhaps the people who installed your garage door), then the answer is obvious. But if you’re starting from scratch, you face the challenge of figuring out not just who is capable of doing the work, but who is trustworthy enough to allow into your home. The same questions come up with hiring other kinds of service people, and the answers are largely the same. Do Your Homework First, do some research, not just about the local service providers, but also about your garage […]

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The Benefits of a Garage Door Opener

Are you thinking about installing a garage door opener? These openers can be a major benefit to any home. Here, we lay out the benefits of having a garage door opener. The first major benefit of having an opener is the simple fact of not having to lift open your heavy garage door every time you need access to it. The process of continuously having to lift the garage door open can cause strain on your back and adds an unnecessary step to your daily routine.  When you get home from a long, tiring day of work, the last thing you want to […]

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Having a Successful Garage Sale in Matthews, NC

Having a garage sale is a great way to clear out space and make some extra cash! This article provides tips on how you can have a successful garage sale in Matthews, North Carolina.  Here at Garage Door and More, we know how important it is to take care of your entire garage, not just the door. We also know that sometimes garages get…full. And while some of us are more committed pack-rats than others, most of us do collect stuff we really don’t need, don’t want, and don’t use. All this “stuff” takes up space, and then we can’t use […]

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