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How to repair and maintain an up and over garage door

As the name suggests, up-and-over garage doors operate by running along a set of aligned tracks that enable the door to smoothly transition between an open and closed position while in use. This traditional style of garage door lends itself to both new build and older properties, accounting for its continued popularity throughout the UK.  The heavy weight of the garage door means that it can become dangerous if broken or incorrectly maintained. Perhaps your door has become lodged during operation or there are signs of rust – there’s no better time than now to give your garage door a bit…

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How A Garage Can Add Value to Your Property

If you’ve been unsure about whether adding a garage to your property would be a worthwhile investment, look no further! The Associated Garage Doors team is going to be answering that question and diving a bit deeper into the why of it. Studies suggest that adding a garage to a home that doesn’t currently have one will add over five per cent to its original value. Given that the average house price in Britain is currently around £274,000 pounds, this means you can expect to add around £14,000 in value to your property. Let’s take a look at the ways in…

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Why Your Garage Door Is Rusting and How to Stop It

Even some of the highest quality garage doors can become susceptible to rust, so don’t worry too much if you have started to notice signs of it. In this article, the Associated Garage Doors team is going to explain why your garage door is rusting and how you can stop it. Why your garage door is rusting As we just mentioned, all metal garage doors will rust eventually, but there are some factors that can speed up the process considerably. For example, if you live by the seaside, the additional wind and salt water will cause your garage door to rust…

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How to Lubricate a Garage Door

If you’re reading this article, the chances are your garage door has started to make a fair bit of noise recently. Of course, some creaks are to be expected with such a large mechanism, but if your door has started to become much louder and more sluggish recently, there’s a good chance that it needs some TLC. Why is my garage door making so much noise? Before we get straight into the lubrication guide, firstly we will take a look at some other reasons why your garage door might be making a lot of noise, so you can exhaust these options…

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How to Turn Your Garage Into a Home Gym

The past six months have been difficult for those with an active lifestyle. Gyms around the country have been forced to close, and with much of the guidance surrounding the pandemic being focused around staying indoors, getting some valuable exercise in has been a little tricky.  There are ways around this of course, you just need to find a space within your home that’s fit to become a dedicated exercise area, and what better place than your garage? If you’re keen on this idea, then read on for some tips about how to turn your garage into a home gym. The…

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