Garage Door Blog

Why NOW is the Best Time to Repair Your Garage Door

Garage door repairs and replacements usually occur at one particular time: when your garage door breaks. Many people simply don’t think about their garage doors very much until they aren’t working. But fixing or replacing your garage door when it’s already broken really isn’t the optimal time. In fact, NOW – springtime – is really the best time of the year to repair or replace your garage door. Here’s why:

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Post-Winter Tune Ups

Even if your garage door is working, the winter has taken a toll on it. Your garage door is frequently confronted with two very different “climates” during the winter: the outside temperature and harsh weather, and the inside, which is generally warmer. The contrast of these two temperatures on either side of your garage door (and the constantly changing temperature) means the parts of your garage door have been subtly expanding and retracting all winter – and this means they are weakening. It’s always a good idea to have your garage door and its operating system looked at by a pro at this time of year to see if you need a little tune up or even need to replace anything.

 

If It Ain’t Broke – FIX IT!

The old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” simply doesn’t hold sway when it comes to your garage door. When your garage door breaks, it often means you can’t move the door from it’s position until it’s fixed, or you can only do so with great effort. If your door is stuck open, that can leave the contents of your Tools for Repair Garage Doorgarage vulnerable to thieves. If it’s stuck closed, you may have problems getting your car out or be forced to leave your car in the driveway for a few days while the door is repaired. Don’t get caught with a broken garage door!

 

It’s No Rush

When your garage door suddenly breaks, you want it fixed as soon as possible, and this could potentially cost you more and may cause a problem if you need to call off work to wait for a repair person to come. Instead, get it tuned up and looked at by a professional now, who you can schedule to come when it’s convenient for you.

 

New Technologies

New Technologies are springing up all the time when it comes to garage doors and garage door openers. If you haven’t replaced your system in a few years, there are likely new and better ways to protect your garage and your home. Did you know that there are wi-fi enabled garage door systems that can even send your smart phone a message whenever your garage door opens or closes? It’s great for parents who want to monitor the comings and goings of teenagers or anyone who is away from their house and wants to keep an eye on what’s going on. Check out your options on our website today.

Have a Heart

Tools for Repair ARBE RepairsYes, we will come out to your house to repair your garage door when it’s sleeting. We will come out to replace your garage door when it’s deathly cold. We will come out to repair or replace your garage door whenever you need us. But we’d sure prefer to do it during the wonderful spring weather! Truth be told, it’s easier for us to gauge how well your garage door is working when we aren’t dealing with extreme temperatures and weather. So let us get an accurate read on the state of your garage door during these few weeks of mild weather.

 

Specials from AR-BE

We think these are all pretty great reasons to call us to schedule a repair or replacement of your garage door today, but if we haven’t convinced you yet, we know that money talks. So, check out our coupons on our website. We have specials for repairs, replacements, and top-of-the-line garage door openers that are good through the end of May.arbe_logo

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Avoiding Garage Door Scams

Many people these days keep more than just their cars in their garages so when your garage door breaks, you often need it fixed quickly. Unfortunately, this has left a lot of homeowners vulnerable to garage door scams over the years. These scams hurt both homeowners and legitimate business, by giving garage door technicians a bad name, so we wanted to shine a little light on garage door scams this month to help you avoid them in the future.

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8 Creative Ways to Use Your Garage

At AR-BE, we get excited about garages. You might even call us garage nerds. But that’s our job – we get excited about a space in your home that you probably don’t give much thought to, even though you probably use it just as much or more than any other room in your house. So we thought we’d compile a list of our favorite alternative uses for your garage in the hopes that they might spark your enthusiasm about the potential your garage has.

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Great American Entrepreneurs and Their Garages

 

What do you do use your garage for? To park your car? Maybe to store a few things? If you’re handy with tools, maybe that’s where some of them reside. But the garages of our homes aren’t just boring empty boxes, waiting to be filled by the things we can’t keep inside the house. Since garages became a standard part or accompaniment to American homes in the mid-20th century, they’ve become the incubators, the safe space, and the meeting place for some of the most inventive and influential creators of our time.

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