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How LED Lights Cause Interference With Your Garage Door Opener

How LED Lights Cause Interference With Your Garage Door Opener Have you noticed lately that your garage door opener has stopped working? You’ve changed the batteries in the remote and held the garage door opener at different distances and angles, with no luck improving the odds that the garage door will open. If you still can’t get the door to lift as usual, consider the presence of LED lights in your garage. While these bulbs are energy-efficient and can save you money on your utility bills, they may be interfering with the signals in your garage door remote.

HOW LED BULBS WORK 

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Garage Door Services for Realtors

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As a real estate agent, you know one of the best things a seller can do for their home is to boost its curb appeal. The first thing people see when they walk up to a home is the exterior, and the first impression a buyer gets can make or break a sale. While many people assume improving curb appeal means giving the home exterior a new coat of paint or sprucing up the landscaping, it can also include a garage door repair or replacement. 

Depending on the size of a garage, the door can take up a considerable amount of the visible spa...

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Garage Door or Opener Installation: DIY vs. Professional

Are you considering taking on a DIY garage door installation or a garage door opener project? Many homeowners tackle do-it-yourself home improvement projects for a variety of reasons, primarily to save on costs.

Garage door and garage door opener installations can seem like straightforward tasks, but they require expert knowledge and professional tools to ensure the job is done right the first time. If not, you risk installing an unsafe and unreliable garage door system that could malfunction, causing inconvenience or serious injury.

Can a DIY garage door installation kit offer you the same quality as a trained professional? Here's what you need to know.

The Drawbacks of DIY Garage Door Installation

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DIY – Easily Add Wi-Fi to an Existing Garage Door Opener

DIY Add WiFi to Existing Garage Door Opener for SmartphoneWith the latest MyQ technology and Wi-Fi-accessible garage door openers, you now have the convenience and added peace of mind to securely monitor or operate your garage door from anywhere in the world by using your smartphone. Many new garage door opener devices are manufactured with these capabilities already built in, but can you benefit from this security technology if your device doesn’t already have these features? Fortunately, for most garage door openers manufactured after 1993, there are accessories you can install yourself easily to retrofit your garage door opene... Read more

What’s the Difference Between MyQ, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Garage Door Openers?

Not too long ago, garage door openers were simple and their only responsibility was reliably raising and lowering your garage door with the click of a remote. But with today’s technology, your garage door opener is capable of controlling so much more. Many LiftMaster garage door openers, among others, are equipped with MyQ technology and Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities that allow you improved safety and security at your home. But what exactly is included with all of these advanced capabilities, and is a new garage door opener equipped with this technology right for your home?

What Is a MyQ Garage Door Opener?

With MyQ technology, you have ultimate control over your home’s garage door system from anywhere. Utilizing advanced two-way communication technolo...

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Clopay® Slate Finish Garage Doors

At A-All Style Garage Door, we’re thrilled to not only provide the best-quality Clopay garage doors in the Chicago southwestern suburban area, but we also now offer Clopay’s slate grey finish color option. Grey is one of the trendiest garage door color options today and can perfectly complement and modernize your home’s exterior — whether your architecture is considered more classic or contemporary.

This new color offering combines khaki, charcoal and black shades to create a stunning, distinct and transitional pigment option that can highlight or accentuate your home’s current coloring and trim. To complement your home’s style, we’re offering our new slate grey color on several of our Clopay garage door designs.

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MyQ and Wi-Fi Garage Door Benefits

You’ve had your garage door opener for many years and you’ve been hearing about the latest opener technologies, including Wi-Fi access and MyQ. But are these features really necessary and convenient when your machine has been operating reliably all this time without advanced tools? With Wi-Fi accessibility and MyQ technology, your garage door opener will not only open and close as needed, but you can also improve security measures at your home and remotely control your door from anywhere with just your smartphone.

Benefits of MyQ and Wi-Fi Garage Door Openers

Smart garage door openers are the most advanced and simple-to-use operating systems that allow you off-site monitoring and control by using only your smartphone, tablet or computer. All you have to ...

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How to Avoid Garage Door Repair Scams

Garage Door Repair Scams Having your garage door break is inconvenient, and it’s essential to have the repairs completed quickly for the security of your home. As a homeowner, you expect to find a friendly and reputable garage door repair company that has your interests in mind and can complete your job fast and at an affordable rate, but unfortunately, more garage door company scammers are popping up across cities in the United States. What are common garage door repair scams and how can you learn to avoid them? 

Common Garage Door Repair Scams

Many scammers are looking to prey on homeowners needing emerg... Read more

Troubleshoot Programming a Garage Door Opener to Your Car

How-to-Program-a-Garage-Door-Opener-in-Your-Car_v1-01 You’ve got a new car and want to have the convenience of opening your garage by programming it directly from your vehicle, instead of carrying around a clunky remote. Typically, following the instructions provided in your owner’s manual will work to pair your car to the garage door opener — most problems syncing the two systems arise from owners not following the manual’s instructions.  However, sometimes you find that you’ve followed the instructions, and you’re still having no luck programming your car to open the g... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Garage Door?

How much does it cost to install a garage door A garage door isn’t something you buy every day. In fact, most homeowners will only buy one or two of them in their lifetime. That means, unlike the price of milk, eggs and gasoline, most homeowners aren’t familiar with the price of garage doors. If you ask the average homeowner how much it costs to install a garage door, their estimate might be way off the mark. This is due to the many factors that influence garage door prices. Depending on what style and quality a homeowner chooses, the garage door can be fairly inexpensive or a significant investment. Garage doors typically... Read more

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