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Garage Door Installation: What Could Go Wrong?

Garage One
Thursday, November 30, 2017

If you’ve never tried it before, you might think that installing a door is one of the simpler projects around the house. When it comes to automatic garage door installation, however, it’s actually one of the more difficult DIY projects people take on. Compared to other projects, the risk of severe accident is high. Similarly, if garage doors aren’t precisely installed, they will have to be serviced more often and may not last as long as they would have otherwise. We at Garage One in Toronto recommend that if you haven’t had extensive experience with doing home projects, you should always trust a professional with your garage door installation. But why is it such a difficult job? ..

5 Steps to checking your garage door after a storm

Garage One
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Did you know that a thunderstorm could result in you requiring garage door service or repair? It’s true. Lightning strikes and power outages can have an effect on the electrical components, while high winds and precipitation can damage the structural parts of the garage door. And while Windsor receives more thunderstorms per year than any other city in Canada, Toronto, Hamilton, and Vaughan also rank highly. Homeowners in the GTA should always examine their garage doors after strong storms. ..

How to select the right amount of horsepower for your garage door opener

Garage One
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shopping for a new garage door opener? If so, in addition to selecting the type you want (chain drive, belt drive, screw drive or direct drive), one of the choices you’ll need to make is in regards to horsepower. You have options, both in terms of cost and amount of power (the heavier-duty openers come in at a higher price point). So how do you determine how much horsepower you need? It starts by knowing what’s available. ..

How to open your garage door manually

Garage One
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Like many devices you have at home, your garage door is powered by electricity. So what happens if there’s a power outage? Or what if your opener simply fails to function? Thankfully, any garage door can be opened manually. Here’s how to do it. ..

Garage door safety tips

Garage One
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Did you know that the average two-car garage door can weigh anywhere between 150 and 250 pounds? More if it’s made of wood. And while most modern garage doors have built-in safety mechanisms, they should still be treated as a potential hazard. Just imagine if the full weight comes crashing down on you or someone else. That’s not a scenario any of us want to see happen.  Here are some safety guidelines to keep you and your family safe. ..

Garage door openers: chain, belt, screw, or direct drive?

Garage One
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Looking for a garage door opener? In Toronto, Brampton, Hamilton and throughout Ontario, Garage One is the supplier and installer of choice when it comes to garage doors and their associated components. However, selecting the opener that’s right for you is a choice that you may find puzzling as there are four different varieties available, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. ..

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