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3 Ways to Protect Your Garage from Hackers and Thieves

Hackers + Thieves

Keeping your home secure and safe from would-be criminals is paramount for maintaining peace of mind. However, a recent video on YouTube from user Samy Kamkar illustrates how a simple child’s toy is able to break through and hack a number of remote garage door openers. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few ways you can make sure your garage door is not easily hacked.

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What to Do When Your Garage Door Spring Breaks

Spring Breaks

Broken garage door springs are one of the more commonly reported garage door problems. Contrary to what many homeowners think, it’s your garage door spring that supports and lifts your garage door, not the opener itself. This means that a garage door spring is under a great deal of tension and will eventually wear out over time. Your typical garage door spring will last 10,000 cycles, which equates to roughly 7 years of use. Read on to learn how to determine if your garage door spring is broken and decide whether you should DIY or hire a Portland garage door repair company.

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4 Risks to Look Out for During Garage Door Safety Month

Garage Door Safety Month

Did you know that June is Garage Door Safety Month? Started by the International Door Association (IDA) and Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), Garage Door Safety Month aims to bring awareness to the safety risks that garage doors can pose. To help ensure you and your family are using your garage door safely, we have complied four common garage door safety risks and tips to avoid them.

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How to Do a Garage Door Safety Test in 1 Minute from Our Partners at LiftMaster

one-minute-test

 

We are proud to partner with LiftMaster to bring you the best of commercial and residential garage doors. A critical-yet often overlooked-part of garage door maintenance is the photo eyes, also known as safety sensors. These small devices should be installed on both sides of your garage door. If you have ever wondered how to check your garage door safety sensors, read on to discover a simple one minute test that you can perform anytime for peace of mind.

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