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    How to Keep Your Garage Door Secure

    Last updated 4 days ago

    While your garage may be a convenient place to store many of your belongings or even use as a living space, it is important to have a secure garage door. If your garage door is not secure, it will not do an adequate job of protecting your belongings; this may even leave your home vulnerable to easy entry from intruders. Here is a look at how to keep your garage door secure.

    Lock the Door

    When you leave your house for a long period of time for vacation or business, it is a good idea to lock your garage door, just like you would lock any other entrance to your home. The first step is to unplug the door opener, but you can take your security further by locking the actual door. If there is no convenient way to lock your garage door, drill a hole in the rail and use a padlock for extra security.

    Use an Automatic Door Closer

    Your garage door is only secure when it is closed; if you leave the house with your garage door open, anything inside becomes extremely vulnerable to burglars and vandals. If you are often very busy or have a hectic lifestyle, you may want to invest in an automatic garage door closer so that you can retain peace of mind when you suspect that you forgot to close your garage door. An automatic door closer can be programmed so that your garage door stays open for a predetermined amount of time, but closes automatically when that time expires.  

    Keep Remote Openers Safe

    If you open your garage door remotely, make sure the remote is kept in a safe place, and not in your car. If a thief obtains your remote opener, the security of your garage door immediately becomes compromised.

    If you are interested in additional tips for keeping your garage door secure, call A1A Overhead Door Company at (904) 821-8463. We are a garage door company that offers repairs and installation of garage doors, whether they are made of metal or wood. For more information about our business, stop by our Jacksonville office or visit our website.

    Reasons to Schedule a Spring Replacement for Your Garage Doors

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Garage doors must be regularly maintained in order to ensure proper functioning. One of the components of a garage door that must be in working order for the whole door to function is the spring. Read on for a few reasons to schedule a spring replacement for your garage doors.

    Garage door springs may break or otherwise require replacement for a variety of reasons, including rust, corrosion, or simply natural wear over time. A quick and efficient replacement of garage door springs can revive the security of your garage door and the comfort of your mind. A1A Overhead Door Company is always prepared and happy to help in the event that you need a spring replacement, and even offers same-day service. The sooner you have your springs replaced, the sooner your garage door can return to perfect working order.

    Call A1A Overhead Door Company or visit our website for more reasons to schedule a spring replacement for your garage doors. We are a garage door installation and repair service that operates in Jacksonville. If you live in the area, stop by and see us or call (904) 821-8463.

    Energy Efficient Tips for Your Garage

    Last updated 18 days ago

    The way you treat your garage may directly impact the cost of your heating and cooling bills as well as the carbon footprint of your house. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take in order to bolster the efficiency of your garage. Here are a few energy efficient tips for your garage.

    Insulate the Garage Door

    One way you can increase the energy efficiency of your garage is by insulating the door, thereby retaining more heat in the winter and cool conditioned air in the summer. If your garage door is not insulated, air from the outside can easily penetrate through your garage and find its way into your home. This drives up heating and cooling costs because you are forced to combat the air that is entering your home through the garage door. When it comes to insulated garage doors, you have two options: purchase a new garage door that is insulated, or use an insulation kit for the door you already have.

    Seal the Door to the House

    Another energy efficient tip for your garage is to seal the door to the house from the garage. This is typically very inexpensive, yet also very effective. When you seal the door between your house and your garage, you can prevent your garage from introducing outside air into your home. When used in combination with an insulated garage door, this method can help you save a significant amount of money on heating and cooling costs.

    Reinforce Garage Wall Insulation

    Although many garages are built pre-insulated, there are many that are not. If the walls of your garage are not properly insulated or not insulated at all, reinforcing your garage walls with extra insulation can be very useful for increasing energy efficiency. This controls the temperature of the air in your garage, which helps to control the temperature of the air in your home.

    For more energy efficient tips for your garage, call A1A Overhead Door Company. We provide the Jacksonville area with garage door repair and installation. If you would like to know more about our services, stop by today. You can also visit our website or give us a call at (904) 821-8463.

    What Are Garage Door Hurricane Codes?

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Residents of Jacksonville, FL need to know how to prepare for the hurricanes and tropical storms that pass through on a regular basis. In an effort to reduce the amount of property damage and the number of insurance claims that occur because of these storms, Florida lawmakers introduced garage door hurricane codes. These codes set forth a standard for garage doors to ensure that they are highly resistant to hurricane-strength winds. To ensure that homeowners are protected, the hurricane codes require that new garage doors sold and installed in the state of Florida must comply with certain safety, structural, and wind-load requirements.

    If you need to reinforce your garage door before a storm or are looking into installing a new garage door, call the experts at A1A Overhead Door at (904) 821-8463. Our family owned and operated garage door company installs and repairs doors in accordance with the latest garage door hurricane codes. To learn more about the new garage doors and garage door repair services we offer, head over to our website today.

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