A Guide to Smart Garage Tech

A Guide to Smart Garage Tech

You’re at the airport and just about to take off when you realize you forgot to close your garage door. All the security cameras, automated front door locks and interior light timers in the world won’t protect your home if your garage door is open — but what can you do? The good news is that smart garage tech will ride to your rescue, giving you more control over your home’s security than ever before.

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How to Fix a Garage Door When It Becomes Detached

Chances are, your garage door is one of the mechanical objects in your home whose smooth operation you take for granted. But when your garage door rollers detach from the track, repairing the problem should become a top priority. Some fixes are easy do-it-yourself projects, while others require help from a professional. Here are the most common reasons that garage doors detach from the tracks, how to fix the problem and what you can do to prevent it from happening again.

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The Importance of Lubricating Garage Door Parts

Make a list of the important moving parts in your home, and you may not think to include your garage door. But chances are, your garage door is the biggest moving part in your home — and also one of the most important. Although these doors don’t require a ton of maintenance, they do require basic upkeep, and that upkeep includes lubricating their moving parts.

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Why Is My Garage Door Opening by Itself?

It happened again. You ran to the grocery store and returned quickly, only to discover that your garage door was left open. You’re certain you closed it, and this isn’t the first time it’s happened. What’s going on?

Called “phantom operation” by repair experts, there are a few reasons your garage door could be opening by itself. Here are a few possible problems and how you can solve them yourself — and how to know when you should call in the pros.

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Does My Opener Need Maintenance?

Many homeowners use their garage doors as front doors, which means their garage door openers are doing a lot of heavy lifting on a daily basis. That heavy lifting, in turn, means that the openers will require proactive maintenance to continue operating as desired.

Does your garage door opener need maintenance? If so, how often should you get your door opener inspected? Here’s a look at answers to those questions — plus more.

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