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The Most Incredible Article About Garage Doors You’ll Ever Read

There’s more to your garage doors than you may think. Whether you’re interested in buying some new garage doors for your home or simply want to know more about these household contraptions, this article ought to tell you everything you need to know.

Fun facts about garage doors
     Adding or upgrading a garage door could add as much as 4% to the value of your home.      According to a survey, 70% of householders who owned a garage said that they used their garage door as the primary point of access rather than using their front door.
     About 71% of garage owners open their garage door remotely either using a special remote or their smartphone.

What types of garage doors are there?
Garage doors come in all shapes and sizes, along with a multitude of opening mechanisms. Some of the main mechanisms include:
The retractable door:These doors open by swinging upwards requiring a fair bit of clearance space in front. However, they’re one of the easiest doors to install and one of the most commo…
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Types of Garage Door
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The spring is broken
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