Residential garage doors: North America versus Europe


The vast majority—if not to say practically all—of the residential garage doors used in North America are the sectional type. The height of the panels varies from 18 to 24 inches (46–61 cm). The garage doors are also frequently equipped with an automatic garage door opener. In Europe, it’s a bit different. Besides sectional doors–which aren’t the most commonly used, by the way–you’ll also find single-panel up-and-over doors, rolling doors, and side-sliding sectional doors.
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Currently, the best buy on the market in electric garage door openers is the 8550W


Is your garage opener starting to feel its age? Could this be the time for you to change it? But which garage door opener model should you choose? With so many makes and models, and with the prices varying between single and double doors, it’s easy to be lost. If you’d like to purchase the best electric garage door opener currently on the market, here are the reasons why LiftMaster’s 8550W will both meet all your needs and last a long time.
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Why did my garage door come off its tracks?


There are a number of reasons why a garage door could come off its tracks and hit the ground. Probably you are asking yourself “Why do I need to know the reasons my garage door could come off its tracks?” By understanding what could cause such an event, it will assist you in staying constantly vigilant for any potential problems that could arise.
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Which LED bulbs can I use in my garage door opener?


LED and compact fluorescent light bulbs have become very popular with homeowners because of the energy savings they provide. For electric garage door openers, it is much better to use LED lightbulbs because they last 25% longer than compact fluorescent bulbs and don’t disrupt the communication signal between a door opener and its remote control.
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