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All About Balancing a Garage Door

Your safety and the longevity of your garage door depend on whether it remains balanced. An unbalanced garage door puts excessive strain on the lifting system, which can cause it to fail. Most homeowners don’t know how to level a garage door or check to see if it has proper balance. At the very least, you should know how to check garage door balance to know when to request professional leveling services.  How Do I Know if My Garage Door Is out of Balance?  An unbalanced garage door does not have the proper tension in its springs to operate correctly. […]

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How to Convert Your Garage Into a Workspace

If you run your own business or have a work-from-home job, you understand the importance of having a separate workspace. Whether you need a bigger office or are looking to save space, working from your garage is a viable option to give you the privacy you need. Read these tips for our expert garage-to-office conversion ideas. Prepare for Your Home Office in Your Garage Remove everything you typically store in your garage — bikes, tools, storage tubs and anything you can store elsewhere. If you need to keep items in the garage, you may want to invest in storage shelves […]

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Guide to Balancing a Garage Door

A smooth-running garage door keeps you moving through your day safely and efficiently. However, it’s natural for your door to experience some problems, including becoming off-balance. When that happens, you must get to the root of the problem to avoid future issues. Our guide will explain how to know whether your garage door is out of balance, test it and fix it. What Is Garage Door Balance? Before learning how to fix an unbalanced garage door, it’s important to understand what garage door balance is and why it matters. Garage door balance allows the door to open and close smoothly […]

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What to Consider When Selecting Commercial Garage Doors

What to Consider When Selecting Commercial Garage Doors There are many factors to consider when choosing the most beneficial garage door for your business. While looks and curb appeal will help improve your reputation, other factors like protection and security are critical to your company’s assets. It’s also vital to ensure that the operating frequency and functionality of your door are practical for your company’s needs. At R&R Doors, we can help you decide on the perfect door for your commercial needs. We’ve provided services to a long list of businesses in the Madison area for more than three decades, […]

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How To Secure Garage before Going On Vacation

How to Secure Your Garage Before Going on Vacation While going on vacation with family or friends is exciting, it can leave your home vulnerable to intruders. Luckily, you can take the right steps to secure your garage and keep your property safe while you’re away. At R&R Doors, we care about your home’s security, so we put together this guide on how to secure your garage before going on vacation. Follow these recommendations before heading out on your next trip. How to Make Your Garage Door More Secure Burglar-proofing your garage door before a vacation should be an essential part […]

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What Happens When a Garage Door Spring Breaks

What Happens When a Garage Door Spring Breaks?  Your garage door spring is a small but instrumental part responsible for ensuring your garage door opens smoothly. As garage doors are exposed to moisture, force and cold, they can weaken and may cause your garage door to sag or fall completely. It’s essential to get your springs fixed as quickly as possible to keep your garage door functioning smoothly and safely for years to come.  When your garage door spring breaks, it’s time to call a professional. At R&R Garage Doors, we work with torsion garage door systems. How Does a […]

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How to Perform a Garage Door Safety Test

When your garage door works correctly, you probably don’t think twice about safety and security. However, accidents and malfunctions can happen. Checking your garage door opener safety in an annual or twice-yearly test can help you uncover and fix potential problems before an injury occurs. Garage Door Safety Regulations Garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds and can cause serious damage if they malfunction, which is why the government mandated several garage door safety requirements in the 1980s and 1990s. Modern garage doors must have a safety reverse feature and quick release mechanism to help prevent entrapment. Since the 1990s, garage […]

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What Do I Need to Know About Installing a Garage Door?

What Do I Need to Know About Installing a Garage Door? If your garage door is past its prime and you’re considering a new door installation, you’re making a decision that will affect your daily life for years or decades. Today, many homeowners with attached garages use their garage doors as main entries, making these doors mission-critical to your home’s security. Your garage door can also transform your garage’s functionality and your entire property’s appearance. Installing a new door is absolutely a job for the professionals. Garage doors can weigh up to 400 pounds, meaning you’ll want knowledgeable experts to […]

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Space-Saving Garage Storage Ideas

Is your garage starting to overflow with piles of stuff that won’t fit anywhere else? The garage can become a catch-all for various items like sports equipment, bicycles and holiday decorations. People use their garages for more than storing their cars, converting them into a storage closet, workout room, pantry or other multipurpose room.  Is it possible for your garage to serve all these functions? With a few storage solutions and a dash of creativity, you can transform your messy garage into a functional addition to your home. Get started with these garage space-saving storage ideas.  Garage Storage Essentials The […]

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What to Know About Replacing Garage Door Panels

For many people, their garage door is a vital aspect of their house, as they use it multiple times each day when leaving or returning home. With regular use, garage doors are often subject to daily wear and tear that can stress the internal mechanisms of the door. On the outside, garage door panels may show physical signs of repeated use. As a result, you may want to consider garage door panel replacement or whole garage door replacement for damaged garage doors. Can You Replace the Panels on a Garage Door? If a garage door has been damaged in a minor accident, […]

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