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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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Gift Ideas for Your Garage

We know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift for your loved one, so we put together a list of gift ideas for your garage!  The crisp, fall air is here, and that means we are approaching gift-giving season. For many of you, the whole idea of giving brings stress over what to get your loved ones. Luckily, we are here to help! Of course, we’re all about garages, here. While the stereotype is for the garage to become a kind of “man-cave,” in lots of households everyone uses the garage. So, we put together a list […]

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It’s all in the Rollers

Garage door rollers are more important than you may think.  Recently, a client asked us to come inspect his garage door because it was being extremely noisy. He said he could hear the door moving all the way from his bedroom on the other side of the house. He liked being able to hear his kids coming and going, but garage doors are not supposed to be that loud! We took a listen, and we agreed. We could think of a couple of possible explanations—it could be the springs, the door, the rail, or the rollers. A brief inspection convinced us it was, yes, the rollers. Garage […]

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How to Prepare Your Garage for Winter

It’s that time of the year; the Charlotte area is starting to see cold weather. As you start to prepare your home for the winter season, don’t forget your garage! Lubricate All Moving Parts Your garage door is one of the largest moving parts of your home, and it requires attention every few months.  Autumn is a good time to apply more lubricant to the tracks, springs, rollers, and hinges. Ten minutes of work will go a long way towards keeping your garage door in working order through the winter. Pro-tip: do not use WD-40 on garage door parts, it’s not a true lubricant. Instead, […]

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