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How to Keep a Garage Cool

High temperatures are no match for an air-conditioned house, but garages are often left out of the equation. If you’ve ever walked into your garage on a hot San Diego day, you know just how blistering a hot garage can be. Maybe you even use your garage as additional living space for your workshop, gym or laundry room, which can be challenging in the summer months. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to lower the temperature of your garage so you can feel cool and comfortable all year long. Why Do Garages Get So Hot? There are many reasons why your garage […]

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How Long Do Garage Doors Last?

Garage doors are essential to our everyday lives. They are an entryway for your garage and house as well as a way to safely store your car and other items. They also serve cosmetic purposes like enhancing the overall appearance and curb appeal of your home. With so many benefits, you don’t want your garage door to undergo too much wear and tear. That’s why it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance so you can prevent costly damage and increase your garage door’s lifespan. Learn more about maintaining and repairing your garage door and how to know when it’s time for a replacement. […]

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When to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

When to Replace Your Garage Door Opener The lifespan of your garage door opener can depend on the type of garage door opener you have, how often you use it and how well-cared for it is. If you have a professional routinely inspect and service your garage door, chances are the mechanisms can last a long time. However, no matter how effectively you take care of a garage door opener, you will eventually need to replace it. The lifespan of most garage door openers is about 10 to 15 years. But how do you know when it’s time for a new or updated […]

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Garage Door Materials Guide

When you think about redesigning your home, you may consider making cosmetic changes to the kitchen or living room. To spruce up the exterior of your home, consider upgrading your garage door. Though installing a new garage door may not strike you as a typical home renovation project, it can pay off. In fact, a new garage door has a national return on investment (ROI) of 94.5% — the second-highest ROI of any home renovation project. If you’re looking for a new garage door, there are a variety of styles and materials to choose from. Consider which garage door material is best for your house and […]

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The Process of Installing a Garage Door

As you finish the process of investing in a new garage door, it’s nice to know what you can expect during the installation process. We are commonly asked how long the garage door installation process takes, and want you to be aware of what common complications could slow down the process. Due to the complexity and potential safety hazards, we never recommend that anyone other than trained professionals attempt installing a garage door.  You bought a great, quality garage door, so let professionals install the door correctly to prevent any accidents or malfunctions. To put your mind at ease, we’ve developed a brief […]

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What Makes a Garage Door Modern?

What Makes a Garage Door Modern? When garage doors were introduced, they were more utilitarian and functional than exciting or visually appealing. Until the invention of the electric garage door opener — and even for a generation or two after — they didn’t try to take the spotlight. They did their job without frills or fuss. Over the decades, homeowners began seeing their garage doors differently. They wanted their garage doors to feel like a part of their home’s aesthetic. Designers and builders agreed, leading to a surge in the variety of unique and unforgettable garage door styles. Today, you have […]

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Should Garage Doors Have Windows?

Should Garage Doors Have Windows? Windows on garage doors are a detail that transforms a simple, solid-paneled garage door into a modern, artistic garage door.  Some worry about the security and vulnerability of a garage door with windows.  In this article, we want to walk you through the pros and cons of garage doors with windows and what you should expect when you have one installed. Benefits of Garage Doors With Windows There are a lot more benefits than people realize in having a garage door with windows: 1. They Allow Natural Light In The great thing about garage doors […]

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What Are Smart Garage Door Openers?

What Are Smart Garage Door Openers? Looking to complete your smart home makeover? It won’t be complete without a smart garage door opener. At Easy Open Door, we want you to get to know the technology used in the Liftmaster garage door opening systems that we install so that when you have a smart garage door opener installed, you’ll know how to use it.  These systems tend to make life much easier for homeowners. What Are Smart Garage Door Openers? A smart garage door opener is simply a gadget that works in conjunction with the mechanisms of your garage door. It is a […]

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Easy Open Door – COVID-19 Updates

Easy Open Door will continue to remain open during the COVID-19 crisis. [ IDA-Essential-Services-Release-3-18-2020 ] Our team will continue to be responsible and diligent in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations for businesses to help keep customers and their families safe.  Please continue to call us for your garage door needs including repairs and installations in San Diego County, CA.  We want our customers to feel comfortable and safe.  Electronic estimates, invoices and payment options are available. For any questions on how we’re managing our team and the spread of Coronavirus, please call our office. Call Today     – Michele […]

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