How to Line Up Garage Door Sensors

How to Line Up Garage Door Sensors Garage doors are essential entryways for homes and businesses. Garage door sensors are important components that prevent emergencies and keep your door in safe operation. If your electronic sensors are out of alignment, you can troubleshoot your installations to get them back on track. What Are Garage Door Sensors? Garage door sensors communicate with automatic openers. The main purpose of a garage door sensor is to stop an overhead door from shutting on vehicles, children, pets and other objects. Residential and commercial garage doors have a minimum of two sensors, one on each side […]

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What Is the Average Lifespan of a Garage Door?

What Is the Average Lifespan of a Garage Door? Every central feature of your home has an average lifespan before you’ll have to replace it. Elements like your roof, water heater, heating and air unit, electrical panel and garage door have lifetimes you can prolong by getting regular maintenance and choosing high-quality products. Your garage door is a standout feature of your home. It impacts your curb appeal and might be the primary entry point. A quality garage door will operate properly, provide security and last a long time. Knowing your garage door’s lifespan will help you determine when it […]

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How Can You Fix a Noisy Garage Door?

How Can You Fix a Noisy Garage Door? The garage door is most homeowners’ main entrance to the home. An attractive garage door is one of the best additions to your home’s facade. A newly updated garage door can recoup 94.5% of the cost when you resell your home. It’s an investment that you want to maintain. You open and close your garage door every day, and it become a major annoyance if it makes a lot noise every time you run it. A loud garage door can impact you, your family, your neighbors and guests who visit your home. You’ll need […]

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Do I Need an Insulated Garage Door?

Do I Need an Insulated Garage Door? Insulated garage doors are among the latest home remodeling trends because they’re eco-friendly and reduce energy costs. If you’re shopping for an overhead door, you’ll quickly notice most come with optional insulation. Why are so many homeowners jumping on the bandwagon, and is an insulated garage door worth it? Garage door insulation offers many benefits to homeowners, with even more advantages in certain situations. For example, here in Minnesota, insulated garage doors are more beneficial than they are in moderate climates. At Crawford Door Sales, we’ll help you determine if you need an […]

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The Importance of Annual Garage Door Maintenance

Annual Garage Door Maintenance You likely don’t spend much time thinking about your garage door. It can be easy to forget that, unlike the other doors in your home, the garage door is an electrical appliance. As such, it’s as much in need of occasional maintenance as any other appliance in your home. But how often do garage doors need to be serviced? If it’s been more than a year since you had it checked, you may already be behind. Even if you never notice any problems with it, it’s a good idea to get it checked on a yearly basis. Why […]

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Are Wi-Fi Garage Door Openers Safe?

Are Wi-Fi Garage Door Openers Safe? Using a garage door opener that connects to Wi-Fi aids in enhancing your home’s overall accessibility. Whether you’ve recently upgraded to a smart garage door or want to improve a model you’ve had for years, installing a Wi-Fi-connected garage door opener is a great way to get more from your door. Features of Wi-Fi-Connected Garage Door Openers Installing a Wi-Fi-connected garage door opener offers the following benefits for you and your home: Receive alerts: Our garage door openers connect to the myQ® app and provide push notifications for openings, closings and hazards. Give guests access: Through the […]

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How to Choose The Right Garage Door

How to Choose the Right Garage Door When you’re looking to add charm, sophistication or any other quality to your home, few updates can make as big of an impact as a new garage door. Even if you are replacing an older door for functional reasons, there’s a lot to consider about your choice. We’ve provided a series of considerations for choosing the best garage door for your home. Tips on Choosing the Right Garage Door Most people don’t purchase more than one or two new garage doors in their life, and it’s common not to know where to start […]

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