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Keeping Your Garage Pest-Free

A garage is an excellent shelter for your car, power equipment, tools and whatever else you may want to store each season. Unfortunately, many pests and bugs find your garage rather accommodating too. A garage provides pests with a warm, safe place that has multiple entrance points, including one very large entry point--the garage door. Typical pests you'll find in the garage include rodents, crickets, spiders, flies, silverfish and sometimes larger wildlife. So, how do you keep these pests out of your garage and home? 


Home Improvement Project With the Most ROI in 2018

Who doesn't love a good remodeling project? What makes home improvement projects even better is when they offer a great return on investment (ROI) for your efforts. You may be thinking about replacement windows for winter, or a new front door, but what will provide the most bang for your buck? According to the new 2018 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine, replacing your old garage door with an upscale new model is the best value of the 21 midrange and upscale projects that were evaluated. 


WNY's Ugliest Garage Door Contest 2018 Winners

We asked and Western New York over delivered--talk about role reversal! It's been a busy season getting our customers' garage doors ready for winter! However, that didn't stop us from awarding the three finalists of 2018's Ugliest Garage Door Contest! We want to thank each and every entrant, voter and contestant!!!! Western New York knows how to make a contest fun, that's for sure. Thanks to all of you, three lucky winners got a new garage door installed in their homes! 


Surviving Winter in Buffalo: Get An Insulated Garage Door

It gets pretty frigid during the winter in Western New York. Sometimes, it's freezing even in October! Staying comfortable in your home all year-round should be stress-free; unfortunately, sometimes high heating bills and cold drafts wreak havoc on homeowners. While you're trying to manage snow and ice on your property, you don't want to worry about warm air escaping your home. One of the biggest culprits of unwanted heat flow is a poorly insulated garage door. Because attached garages share walls with the house, any air that travels through the garage will affect the space beside it. When your attached garage gets colder, your home does too.


Garage Door Panel Sections: Repair Vs. Replace

A garage door is a complex system with connected, moving parts that function as one. The largest component of a garage door is its panel sections. Composed of at least three hinged panels, a quality garage door is durable, but not invincible. These panels are often accidentally damaged by vehicles, but extreme weather can take its toll on them as well. If you notice damage on a panel section from the outside while your garage door is closed, or from below when it's open, you're probably wondering if you can fix just that one panel. Well, the short answer is yes, but let's go over your options.


How Winter Affects Your Garage Door

Winter in Buffalo can be a challenge, but for many homeowners, they're veterans to tough weather. The same should go for your garage door, too. Winter weather can cause stress on the operation of a garage door. Many homeowners use their garage door multiple times a day, so when winter hits and things aren't functioning properly, it becomes a problem. Fortunately, winter damage can be avoided by becoming aware of potential situations and how to avoid them.


What Garage Door Material Is Right For You?

With a nationwide average return on investment of up to 98.3 percent, replacing your garage door is one of the best home improvement projects you can do this year! Picking a new garage door is an exciting experience, but, where do you begin? You may already know what cool features you want to be included in your garage door system, but that's only part of it. The aesthetic of a new garage door is important. There are many benefits to a new garage door, but stepping up your curb appeal is pretty fun in itself. Here are the three most common garage door materials and what you can expect from them if you select the material for your garage door.


Prepare Your Garage For Cold Weather

Summer may not be over, but in Western New York, we know to prepare for anything. As the warm weather winds down and we get closer to fall, one of the prime summertime spaces must be prepped for the new season--the garage. Every homeowner is different, but many use their garage for a variety of uses, like storage or as a workspace. We broke down a few steps to take to get your garage in tiptop condition for when the weather starts to drop.


Western New York's Ugliest Garage Door Contest 2018

Are you embarrassed by your garage door? Well, we want to see just how ugly it is! We are back with Western New York's Ugliest Garage Door Contest and are giving away Clopay garage doors to three lucky winners! Think your garage door has what it takes to be the ugliest?


The Importance of A Quality Garage Door Opener

Is there an ideal home? As a homeowner, you want your home to not only be a safe place but convenient and cozy too. Your garage door has the potential to add value to your home and make your everyday life easier; it can also make it more difficult if it's not functioning the right way. With such an important purpose to serve, garage doors need a high-quality opener to operate the overhead door safely and efficiently. So, what makes garage door openers so important?


Designing A New Garage? Here Are Some Things to Think About

Warm weather makes summer a popular time for home remodeling projects -- and for good reason! One way to transform a home is by adding or redesigning the garage. Not only will a new garage add value to your home, you'll have the ability to customize it however you want. Planning is a crucial first step to ensure a stress-free project.


Garage Door Security Tips

The garage is a common place to keep expensive items that don't really fit somewhere in the house. Power tools, lawnmowers and cars are just a few of the valuable things we often keep in the garage. Is there anything wrong with relying on your garage for storage? No way! But, there are probably a few security measures you can take to make sure your garage stays off limits to unwanted guests or intruders.


How to Find the Right Garage Door Company

As a homeowner, making educated decisions about renovations is a necessity. A new garage door is a smart investment for many reasons, but how do you ensure your investment is worthwhile? By choosing the right company to install (or repair) your garage door. Where's a good place to start? Well, if you're like most people, you will Google local garage door companies! That is a great first step, but you'll want to put more effort into your search for the best company to suit your garage door needs. Here are a few things to do.


Should My Garage Door Be Repaired or Replaced?

 

A garage door is a major entryway to most homes; how it functions is vital for proper safety, security and of course -- convenience! Once a garage door is out of balance, won't close correctly or makes odd noises, it's time to get it back to working order -- but, how? As homeowners, it's important to be logical about your home and budget. An honest professional will provide a free estimate and recommend a repair or installation, but educating yourself about what type of damage warrants a repair or replacement is a great first step in the process


Picking Out The Right Commercial Garage Door For Your Business

 Business owners face many difficult decisions on a day-to-day basis. Deciding on the right commercial garage door for your business is one of those decisions. There are quite a few factors to consider before selecting the right overhead door. What material will be the safest and most effective for your needs? Price is an important part of the process, but what about the actual product itself? 


Why We Choose Wayne Dalton

 Over-delivering in Western New York for more than half a decade takes a lot of work -- and we wouldn't have it any other way! At Hamburg Overhead Door, we pride ourselves on offering the best customer service and products on the market. Part of providing our customers with the best is making sure our products are top of the line. While we've introduced you to Haas Door, Liftmaster, and Clopay Doors, we'd like to introduce you to Wayne Dalton!


What's Causing My Garage Door to Make Noises?

 Is there a thunderstorm or did someone just open your garage door? As homeowners, we often know that ignoring a problem does not make it go away. So, your garage door is making noises. It still works, doesn't it? Even if the noise doesn't alarm you, there's a strong possibility that eventually your garage door will stop working. On a morning that you have to get to work, a garage door that won't open will likely pose a problem! How do you go about deciding if the problem is serious?


How to Spring Clean Your Garage In Time For Warm Weather

 Spring is here and so is the imminent conflict of cleaning out your garage. When you're ready to tackle the mess, where do you begin? While not every garage is the same, homeowners use them to store a lot more than just cars. A garage can provide a jack-of-all-trades environment for activities in spring and summer -- so as long as there's room! 


How to Open Your Garage Door During A Power Outage

 Inclement weather is something many Western New York homeowners must face. Whether rain or snow, storms bring power outages, and with that, things we depend on become unusable. If you still have a manual garage door, this may have never occured to you -- but how do you open your garage door when there's no power? It may not seem like an immediate emergency, but what if your car is inside? Thankfully, it doesn't take a team of experts to get your garage door open without power.


Improve Your Home's Value With A New Garage Door

Like many homeowners, it's important that your home is a smart investment. An attached garage takes up almost half of your home's facade, so they're rather significant when it comes to adding value. Not only does a new garage door provide a multitude of benefits, it even helps determine a home's property value. In fact, in 2017, it's reported that a garage door replacement was the #3 national home project under $5,000 to deliver the most resale value.


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