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Garage Doors and Pet Safety

garage door pet safety Your garage door is a very useful thing to have at home. When it begins pouring rain on your way home from the grocery store, you can get your groceries inside without getting wet. When you forget your house key, you can still get inside. We love our pets, and we want them to stay safe at all times. Garage doors, however, can pose a risk to pets, and pets, in turn, can pose a risk to garage doors. Garage doors cause thousands of injuries to people every year and your pets are not immune to this potential danger. Ho... Read more

How to Keep Children Safe Around Garage Doors

how to keep children safe around garage doors If you’re a parent, a grandparent or someone else who often has young people at your home, child safety is no doubt a priority in your life. You should know that garage doors, while wildly convenient, are also home appliances that are under massive amounts of tension. This tension helps garage doors operate properly, but it can also pose a threat to children if your garage door isn’t correctly maintained or fully... Read more

Important Safety Features of Garage Doors and Openers

Did you know that the average single garage door weighs 130 pounds or more? Double garage doors can even weigh as much as 400 pounds. With this much weight moving up and down over your garage entrance, you can’t afford to have your garage door or your garage door opener break down. In fact, a malfunctioning door or opener can result in significant material damage to your car — or worse, serious bodily harm to you or your family. That’s why it’s important to be aware of your garage door’s safety features, w... Read more

My Garage Door Is Broken. Can I Fix It Myself?

We use our garage doors all the time. In fact, some of us use them more frequently than we use our front doors. After all, when you’ve just parked your car in the garage, it’s quick and convenient to enter your home via the garage — especially when you’re carrying bags full of groceries. However, all this use results in considerable wear and tear. Over time, that inevitably leads to your garage door breaking down. If a breakdown has just happened to you, then you might be wondering whether to call a garage door pro... Read more

What Is a Smart Garage Door Opener?

Do you often find it difficult to locate your garage door remote in your car’s glove compartment when you get home after a long day at work? Are you tired of your teenager continually leaving the garage door open when he takes the car? When you’re not at home, do you find yourself worrying about keeping your family and possessions safe? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then chances are, you could benefit from installing a Read more

Insulation and Wood Garage Doors

For over thirty years, Quality Overhead Door has been servicing and installing garage doors in Ohio and Michigan. During that time, one of the most popular topics we’re regularly asked about is wood garage doors with insulation. Since the beauty of insulated wooden garage doors adds significant curb appeal to just about any property, homeowners are often curious about their pros and cons versus other garage door materials such as steel, aluminum, fiberglass and faux wood. To answer some of our clients’ most freque... Read more

What Is the Strongest Garage Door?

What is the strongest garage door_ What is the strongest type of garage door? It’s a question we hear a lot — and after servicing the greater Toledo area since 1982, it’s also a question we feel well qualified to answer. Most homeowners don’t replace their garage doors that often, and it goes without saying that what made for strong garage doors 15 years ago is vastly different from what’s on the market today. Improved materials and construction methods have greatly increased your ability to choose a door that makes... Read more

High Lift Garage Door Conversions

high lift garage door Do you have a high garage ceiling — but a garage door that’s much lower? Does this limit how many or what type of vehicles you can park in your garage? If you’ve answered, “Yes!” to either of these questions, then you might be frustrated by your inability to use all of that extra clearance in your garage. The good news is that using a high lift garage door conversion, you can start taki... Read more

Knowing When It’s Time to Replace Your Garage Door Springs

Know when it is time to replace your garage door's springs Your garage door is one of the hardest working components in your home. Just think about how often you raise and lower it. For many homeowners, it serves as a veritable front door. But all that heavy lifting inevitably brings wear and tear to your garage door. Some of its many moving parts are bound to break down eventually, and there’s a good chance Read more

How Much Horsepower Does My Garage Door Opener Need?

How Much Horsepower Does My Opener Need Your garage door is one of the largest and heaviest pieces of moving equipment in your home. You use it every single day and usually several times — and that means you need it to run properly for convenient living. Having the right horsepower for your garage door opener is a crucial part of a properly functioning door. You need to consider several factors before deciding which opener, and which motor, is best for your garage door and your home. Read more

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