Battery Backups Are Lifesavers

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Your schedule doesn’t slow down when a storm rolls in, so you can’t afford for your garage door to quit working. A customer recently contacted us about a coincidence we couldn’t help but share. This customer was excited about one of our LiftMaster garage door opener features – battery backup. And the same week they got their new garage door opener, the power went out. Instead of waiting for the power to come back on or fumbling to manually lift the door, they just clicked the garage door opener. It went up immediately, because of LiftMaster’s battery backup. No more…

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Make Your Garage Storm-Proof

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When most people think about protecting their home during a storm, they’re usually thinking about their roof and windows. But many times during storms, garage doors can take just as big of a beating. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has said that damage to garage doors is a major cause of storm damage to homes. Because of their size, garage doors are more likely to suffer from wind damage. And a busted garage door can let several inches of water into your home, costing you thousands of dollars in repairs. So how can you make your garage storm-proof? Here are a…

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Dear Winter Procrastinators…

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The Top 4 Winter Garage Door Repairs You Can DIY… or Have Us DFY (do for you). This time of year turns garage doors into monsters. Every day you pull in and out of your garage thinking: Man, I should really get around to that garage door repair before my door falls on my car. And every day you think: Meh, I’ll get to that tomorrow. Here’s your chance to be an anti-procrastination superhero. We’ve got four quick fixes/checkups that will keep your garage door running smoothly through the winter months. Stifle the Steven Tyler Scream. Ever notice how your garage door ends up sounding like…

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When Your Garage Door Won’t Close

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  Realizing you forgot to close the garage is the worst. Finding out your garage door won’t close can be a little more frustrating. Watching your garage door go up and down might make you feel as crazy as your neighbors think you look. Here’s two of the most common reasons your garage door might be balking at the thought of staying closed: Sensors. Did you know the sensors at the bottom of your garage door can get confused by direct sun? Yep. Which means the things that make sure your garage door doesn’t squash your son’s bike might be…

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Garage Door Stuck After a Power Outage?

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When your garage door is stuck after a power outage, your whole day can suffer. Summer storms hit, your garage door opener gets caught in the crossfire, and before you know it, your car is being held hostage by your garage. While it stinks to have your garage door stuck open because of safety issues, it may be even more frustrating to have your cars trapped inside. Just like saying your dog was eating your homework as a kid, now you have to explain to your boss how your car is being held hostage. Good luck. We want you to…

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How Humidity And Sunlight Can Affect Your Garage Door | Garage Door Repair

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Humidity and sunlight can affect your garage door more than you might think. While the common garage door repair problems we come in contact with (springs, cables, and rollers) happen during the winter months, the summer can still take a beating to your garage door system. Here are some garage door repairs you may run into during the spring and summer and ways you can fix/prevent them: Direct Sun Rays can actually make the sensors on your garage door think that something is obstructing the opening of your garage… That’s the fancy way of saying that “the little things that make the…

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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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Garage Door Stuck Open Due To Power Outage?

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Usually kids can have fun in frigid Columbus winters. But adults? Our fun stops when we have to shovel the driveway, drive to work with maniacs on the road, and figure out how the heck to keep kids entertained when there’s a snow days. Or the worst – what to do when the power goes out. Then you realize you have zero heat, zero patience, and oh look, your garage door is stuck open. If you have a LiftMaster garage door opener, you’re in luck, because they have battery back-ups, so you can still use your garage door opener even…

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