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6 Reasons to Install a New Garage Door This Year

You use it every day. It protects your car; it stores your holiday decorations; it’s the grand entrance into your home. There are plenty of reasons to install a new garage door this year, but these are our top six.

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4 Things to Know About High Lift Garage Doors

Your garage door system doesn’t have to limit the way you use your garage space! If you’d like to maximize the amount of usable space in your garage, a high lift system may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

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How to Choose the Right Garage Door Repair Company

When you’re in a pinch and need a repair, it’s hard to know which garage door repair company to hire. If you’ve never worked with a garage door repair company before or if you’ve had a bad experience with one in the past, it’s important to begin your search before you experience an emergency.

Finding a reliable, trustworthy company before you need one will take the pressure off of you when an emergency arises. As you begin the hunt, keep these tips in mind.

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A Brief History of American Garage Door Systems

You use it every day. It’s a major entrance to your home, but chances are you know very little about its background. You don’t need to be a history buff to enjoy this fun walk through time with a spotlight on the American garage door.

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What Should I Do If My Garage Door Spring Breaks?

If your garage door has stopped opening, it may be time to call in a professional. While you may be able to complete some minor repairs, not all garage door repairs are appropriate DIY projects. If your garage door spring has broken, call a professional. Don’t risk the chance of injuring yourself or further damaging your property. Here are answers to a few common questions regarding broken garage door springs.

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Never Store These 10 Things in the Garage

1. Food

While the garage may seem like the perfect place to store extra food, doing so can actually cause multiple problems moving forward. First, the food will likely attract rodents and start a pest problem. Even if your food is sealed, rodents are capable of penetrating the containers and ruining your stockpile. Second, canned food will spoil faster when kept in a non-climate-controlled space, so it’s best to store them in areas where temperatures remain between 33 and 70 degrees.

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7 Signs of a Trustworthy Garage Door Repairman

It’s early Monday morning and you’re heading out for work. You hit the button to open your garage door and nothing happens. You try it again to no avail. Your garage door needs repaired.

When you’re in a pinch, it’s easy to make an off the cuff decision that results in extra money from your pocket and a poorly done repair job. If you’ve ever been burned before, you’re probably wary when it comes to repairmen, but never fear! Here are seven fool-proof ways to identify a trustworthy garage door repairman.

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5 Garage Door Trends to Look for in 2018

Some of the biggest garage door trends this year will include natural materials, bold colors, glass, and brass! We'll also be seeing even more advanced technology from companies like LiftMaster and Chamberlain as we look to the future.

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My Garage Door Is Stuck! What Should I Do?

If your garage door is stuck open, shut, or partway open, don’t panic. This isn’t uncommon. Several things could have happened to cause this problem. Your door could be jammed, it could have lost power, or some important component could have broken. Don’t try to operate it if something is amiss. Perform a visual inspection first to see if you can figure out what’s wrong. Here are some specific things you should look for during your investigation.

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Learn Wayne Dalton’s Story

Doors by George wouldn’t exist without Wayne Dalton, so we want to share some of our history with you so you can see how we started and have grown into what we are today. Here’s a brief history lesson on how one of the leading garage door companies emerged.

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About Doors by George

Doors by George is a local, privately owned residential and commercial garage door company in Hiawatha, IA. Our goal is to help you with all of your garage door and operator needs. We make it our mission to provide the best customer service possible in the Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, and Iowa City areas.

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