4 Ways a New Garage Door Helps Sell Your Home

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If you plan to sell your home soon and would like to see a great return on your investment or already have a home on the market that you have struggled to sell at the price you desire, then you should consider replacing your outdated garage door.

A recent survey of realtors revealed that about 70 percent of them agree that adding a new garage door to a home can help it sell more quickly and for a higher price. In fact, most homeowners who add new garage doors to their homes before selling them see an increase in their home purchase price of about $8,000 to $14,000.

Read on to learn four ways a new garage door can help you sell your home for top dollar along with tips for choosing a garage door that helps you see a great return on investment.

1. Help Your Home Pass Inspection

The last thing you want to happen when selling a home is to accept a great offer and then have a buyer lower or even withdraw the offer due to garage door problems identified during the buyers’ home inspection.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Garage Door Replacement

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Do you need a new garage door? According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the average garage door has a 20- to 25-year lifespan. If your door is nearing this mark, take a look at the do’s and don’ts of replacement.

Do Explore Your Options First

Are you tempted to pick the first door you see? While it’s possible the first door you explore is the perfect pick for your home and your family’s needs, you may also need to see more options. The advantages of a full door search before you buy include:

3 Garage Door Components You Should Inspect for Post-Winter Damage

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Harsh winter weather can take a toll on any garage door and garage door opener. Even if you did not experience any garage door problems all winter long, you should inspect your garage door and opener this spring to check for damage before it hinders the safe, convenient operation of your garage door or even the safety of your family. 

Read on to learn about three garage door components that harsh winter weather can take a toll on and the signs that these components have damage and need replacing. 

5 Carriage House Garage Door Myths Debunked

Carriage House Garage Door – Plano, TX – Plano Overhead Garage DoorIf you have always had a sectional, roll-up, or other type of overhead garage door, yet love the classic appearance of carriage house garage doors, then you may be hesitant to install this new garage door type due to misconceptions you have about these doors.

Read on to learn about five carriage-style garage door myths and the truth behind these common misconceptions.

Now Offering Touch-Free Service!



In order to guarantee the safety of our community, we have taken precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can be assured that our company is taking every possible measure!

New Touch-Free Service Process:

  1. Request Touch-Free Service from Our Office
  2. Let Our Tech into Your Garage at Scheduled Time
  3. Tech Calls with Diagnosis and Estimate
  4. Tech Fixes Your Problem
  5. Pay with Credit Card Via Phone
  6. Receipt is Emailed to You

Precautions We Have Taken:

-Technicians Have N95 Masks to Wear Upon Request

-Hand Sanitizer and Cleaning Agents in Each Vehicle

-Trucks, Tools, and Supplies Disinfected Daily

-Cleaning Showroom and Office Multiple Times Daily

-Cleaning Retail Areas After Each Visitor

-6′ Social Distancing Mandatory, Marked by Blue Tape

-Employees Wearing Masks While Helping Customers

-Customers Can Swipe Their Own Credit Card

-Hand Sanitizer Available

Other Things We are Doing:

-All Employee Temperatures Tested Daily

-Following all CDC, Federal, State, and Local Guidelines

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Yahoo Article: Plano Overhead Certified by Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation!

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We studied as a team over the past 4 months and spent over 30 hours in meetings going through 400 pages of material in our Service Technician Manual, in addition to the 200 pages of material provided by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation. Certification isn’t required in Texas, and less than 5% of garage door companies in Texas employ I.D.E.A. Certified technicians; but we were up for the challenge!

Click on the link below to read the article published by Yahoo!

According to the I.D.E.A., we are now the first company in the United States with over 5 employees to have every technician pass their exam to become certified on the first try!

All of our service technicians are also professionally field trained, Google Verified, background checked, drug tested, fully insured, and are full-time employees. Since 1977, our technicians have provided award-winning service, repairs, and installations in the Dallas area. They install only the top product lines from the leading suppliers of both garage doors and garage door openers. All of this is in addition to our free in-home estimates, same day scheduling, and award-winning service!

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We continually invest in our people and our process. We recently invested in Surewinders for all our technicians. They are made from aircraft grade aluminum and are actually now the most expensive tool that they use. Surewinders allow our installers to safely wind and unwind torsion springs and prevent rotator cuff injuries from winding springs all day the old way with steel rods. It also prevents the serious hand, face, and other injuries that we used to have from springs breaking while being adjusted.

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We also invested in software that sends a text message with a picture and bio of our technician when customers schedule an appointment. Customers also get a link to recent reviews written about their installer, and a link that lets you track the technician in real time on Google Maps when in route to your home.

Call 972-GARAGES for your garage doors needs and experience the difference!

Want Windows in Your Garage Door? Pros and Cons

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In recent years, windows have become a popular feature on garage doors. This may be in part due to the rise in popularity of carriage style garage doors, which often feature windows. If you’re a homeowner who is thinking about installing a new garage door on your home sometime in the near future, these tips can help you decide whether windows are right for you. 

Liftmaster 8550WLB

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8550WLB Features and Specs

See it Work in Person!

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Typical setup is between 5 and 15 minutes.  Monitor your garage door, see how long it has been open, close it or open it, get optional alerts and notifications, and so much more.

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No power?  No problem.  The Liftmaster WLED includes a battery backup system that kicks in when the power goes out! It uses a 12V DC battery that is always charged and ready, using a continuous trickle charge. This opener uses an audible signal to alert you when the battery is in use. Safety and security features still operate, ensuring protection during a power failure. Backup power also operates the opener for up to 40 full cycles in a 24-hour period.

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The DC motor provides the homeowner with the quietest garage door opener on the market.

Time and Temperature Display

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This model features a wall console with a motion sensor that automatically turns the lights on for you, and an LED time and temperature display. The wall console also has an adjustable light time delay. It is also equipped with an automatic maintenance alert system that scrolls any error codes on the LED display. It even has a lock feature that allows you to lock out anything that is programmed to the unit while you’re away on vacation, or in case of emergency.

Lifetime Warranty Belt

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Similar to a camshaft belt, this model of garage door opener utilizes steel mesh inside of a quiet and durable belt. This prevents you from getting the steel on steel grinding, while maintaining the durability and longevity of a chain.

Lifetime Warranty 3/4 HP DC Motor

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This is what separates our belt drive from the rest. Permanent lubrication through steel enclosed gears, with self-adjusting force and limits. You can see AND hear the difference.  All other openers use exposed plastic gears that wear out every 4 to 8 years. This motor ensures a longer life and smoother operation than any other garage door opener.

Other Features

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Our Liftmaster garage door openers include rolling code security technology, infrared safety reversing sensors, and 2 multi-function remotes. They have auto force settings so that the garage door opener adapts to weather and changing environmental conditions, and internal electronic limit settings. It has a one-piece solid steel T-rail with an automatic belt tensioner on the trolley. The new energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75% less power in standby mode. Also features a built-in surge suppressor.

Optional Accessories

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