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Turn Your Garage Into a “Smart Garage”

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There are so many “smart” devices these days your head may be spinning. Smart cars, smart TVs, you may even be reading this on your smartphone. Our everyday life objects are more connected than ever. But have you ever thought about having a “smart” garage? With one simple tap on your smartphone, you can control your garage. This may seem unnecessary to you, but here are some reasons why it’s beneficial.   1. Did you remember to close your garage door or not? This sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it? You reach your destination and panic strikes because you can’t…

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Keychain Garage Door Openers are Sweeping the Nation

Keychain Garage Door Opener

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Keychain garage door openers are the newest wave of gadgets coming to town. Most people enter their home through their garage, but no one wants to carry around a clunky garage door opener. It’s not only great for when you’re outside doing work, going for a run, or just having it handy on your car keys…it’s also a motorcyclist’s dream. The keychain garage door opener is just one of the newest products from LiftMaster that is sweeping the nation. Just like the LiftMaster app which lets you control your garage from your phone.   Here’s what people have to say about the…

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2016 Garage Door Trends

By | Composite Garage Door, Energy Efficient, Environmentally Friendly, Glass Garage Door, Insulated, Liftmaster, New Install, Smart Garage, Wood Garage Door | No Comments
So there’s this big show that happens every year called the International Builders’ Show, where a bunch of top-notch businesses display what’s trending in 2016. It’s a big opportunity for them not only to show off their quality products, but also to show off how modern they look. Clopay (our garage door manufacturer) attended the show just last week in Las Vegas, and with their new design for aluminum and glass garage doors, they fit right in. It’s cool to hear that Clopay is keeping up with the big dogs…and in a lot of cases, leading the pack. They’re doing...
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New Garage Doors Are An Investment

By | Energy Efficient, Glass Garage Door, New Install, Smart Garage, Steel Garage Door, Technology, Wood Garage Door | No Comments
Clopay’s most recent blog raves about how new garage doors end up being an investment in the long run. "Rising home prices, curb appeal, and energy efficiency contributed to gains in the projected return on investment for homeowners who are remodeling with an eye toward resale, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value report.” The report went over a bunch of home improvement projects that people take on and what generated the biggest bang for your buck. Out of the top five projects, four of them focused on the exterior of the home, which makes sense, since it’s what people...
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Universal Remote Control & Keypad

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You may not need a new garage door yet, e yours is just old enough to need a new remote control and keypad installed. It’s frustrating trying to figure out what product will work for you, but luckily LiftMaster developed a universal garage door remote control and keyless entry. It’s compatible with 90% of garage doors made after 1993, which means the chances are looking pretty good for it to work on your garage door. Here’s a list of brands if you’d like to check the compatibility of your garage door: Chamberlain® Craftsman® Genie® LiftMaster® Linear/Moore-o-Matic® Overhead Door® Stanley® Wayne-Dalton®…

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Why Liftmaster Garage Door Openers are the Best

By | Garage Door Repair, Liftmaster, Maintenance, New Install, Openers, Power Outage, Smart Garage | No Comments

Your home is constantly needing upgraded. You spend money on it because you want it to look good… and because you see new ideas on HGTV that you just have to try. It’s easy to see the value in keeping your wall color fresh or getting new countertops, but it’s harder to think about why garage door openers are important. They’re not pretty, but they sure do make your life pretty easy. Not to mention a solid garage door opener can help with your resale value if you keep it upgraded. Here are a few reasons why it’s worth it…

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How to Control Your Garage Door with Your Phone

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Smart phones have revolutionized the way we interact with our homes. If you want to connect your garage in the same way, you may want to check out the new LiftMaster MyQ series. With one touch to your screen, you can monitor your home or business’s garage door. Now, instead of backing down the street to your house to make sure you shut the garage door on your way to work, you can simply check in with your smartphone and let it do the work for you. If it’s still up, another click of a button and the LiftMaster MyQ…

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