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How to Close Your Garage Door Manually

One of modern life’s luxuries is a garage door that works on command. Thanks to the motorized garage door opener, your overhead door closes at the touch of a button. Some advanced openers — like LiftMaster models with Wi-Fi connectivity through myQ — can even close your door with an app on your phone. When the door doesn’t open or close on its own, you may be wondering what to do. In a power outage, you might ask, “How do you open a garage door without power?” If you have a broken overhead door, you could be questioning whether it’s safe to close it by […]

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Common Garage Door Issues

Garage doors are an essential part of many Newark and Columbus, Ohio homes. You might use your garage door several times per day, putting plenty of wear and tear on it as the months and years go by. With too much wear, your trusted garage door could break down, bringing your morning or evening routine to a screeching halt.  No homeowner wants to experience garage door issues. By watching for certain signs, you can find problems before they get any worse and save money by calling a professional for repairs. Learn more about garage door problems and when you should […]

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Garage Door Maintenance 101

As a homeowner, you might use your garage door several times a day, in all types of weather. Your garage door is likely the largest appliance of your home, exposed to the elements and subject to heavy use. These factors are bound to result in wear and tear, which can accumulate into larger issues if left untouched. You can save time and money by catching potential problems early, addressing them before they can worsen.  To keep your garage door running smoothly, it’s important to plan regular preventive maintenance. Even if you have yet to see or hear any issues, preventative […]

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How to Prepare Your Garage Door for Winter

Homeowners have plenty of work to do to make sure their homes are ready for the harsh winter months. From insulating windows to checking that heaters are functioning properly, there is a sizeable checklist of things to inspect and repair to ensure the cold temperatures stay outside and the warm comforts of the home remain inside.  Often, people forget to inspect the gateway of the home — the garage door. With its many moving parts and exposure to extreme winter elements, your garage door has a tough task in the winter. Make sure your door is functioning at its peak […]

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Signs You Need To Replace Your Residential Garage Door

Residential Garage Door Replacement Of all of the appliances in your home, your garage door is one of the most important. While garage doors can withstand heavy use for decades, it’s likely that most homeowners will have to repair or replace their garage door at least once during their homeownership. If your garage door is nearing the 15- to 30-year mark, you may start noticing some indications that it’s time for a new garage door. At Central Ohio Garage Door, we understand that some homeowners may not immediately notice the signs you need to replace your garage door. We’ve created this […]

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