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Our Blog section provides you with useful hints and tips on maintaining your Garage Door.

 It also keeps you up-to-date with the latest developments in Garage Door technology, and what is happening at Garage Door Rescue.  Clicking on the images below will take you to our very latest blogs.

The Archive section contains all of the news items we have published over the last few years, so if you would like to see some of those articles, then please select one of the archive section links in the menu on the right of this page.

Preparing Your Garage Door for Summer 

Preparing Your Garage Door for Summer 

Garage doors need all-year-round maintenance. During the winter months, there can be issues with things freezing and rain getting in but during the summer months, garage doors can encounter several issues due to the heat and increased usage. Some common problems...

Why Choose a Professional to Fix Your Garage Door?

Why Choose a Professional to Fix Your Garage Door?

Your garage door is more than just an entry point to your home; it's a vital component of your property's security, functionality, and curb appeal. When it malfunctions, attempting to fix it yourself might seem like a tempting option, but entrusting the job to a...

Top Tips for Maintaining Your Garage Door

Top Tips for Maintaining Your Garage Door

Proper garage door maintenance is essential to ensure its smooth operation and longevity. By following a few simple tips, you can keep your garage door in optimal condition for years to come. In this article, we will provide valuable advice on how to effectively...

Frequently Asked Garage Door Questions

Frequently Asked Garage Door Questions

Garage doors are a crucial part of your home and play a significant role in ensuring the security and functionality of your garage. As a homeowner, you may have several questions relating to garage doors, and we are here to address them. In this article, we will cover...

Garage door dimensions detailed and explained

Garage door dimensions detailed and explained

Your garage door dimensions When selecting a new garage door or replacing an existing one, you need to be mindful of the garage door dimensions and the various types of door available. Let’s provide some clarity on the standard dimensions for both single and double...

The impact of rain on garage doors: Tips to avoid damage

The impact of rain on garage doors: Tips to avoid damage

Many homeowners may not realise that heavy rain can cause damage to their garage doors, leading to costly repairs or replacements. In this blog post, we will discuss the potential issues that garage door leaks can cause during rainy weather and provide tips on how to...

The Many Uses of a Garage

The Many Uses of a Garage

For many, the garage is an underused space, often used as an overflow for the stuff you don’t want to keep in the house. In reality, it is a versatile space that can be used for a variety of purposes. We take a look at some of the most common uses for a garage:...

Garage Doors and Energy Efficiency

Garage Doors and Energy Efficiency

As the largest opening in most homes, garage doors can account for up to 15% of a home's energy loss. This is why it's important to ensure that your garage door is secure, not only against intruders but also against the elements. There are a few things to look for...

Garage Door Automation: The Convenience and Security of a Smart Home

Garage Door Automation: The Convenience and Security of a Smart Home

Garage door automation is a great way to add convenience and security to your home. With a garage door opener, you can open and close with the push of a button, even if your hands are full. You can also set up automatic schedules, so it opens and closes at specific...

What’s the best type of garage door for your home?

What’s the best type of garage door for your home?

There are many different types of garage doors available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most common types of garage doors include:These doors are made up of a series of panels that stack vertically when the door is opened. Sectional...

Spring Cleaning the Garage

Spring Cleaning the Garage

Hands up if you are one of those that procrastinates over doing anything to the garage until at least mid-late spring? Some of you may have made the most of the Easter weekend to get ahead while others may be waiting for sunshine or the next bank holiday. Well, if it...

Top Tips to Keep Your Garage Secure from Burglars

Top Tips to Keep Your Garage Secure from Burglars

It’s a sad fact that there are many burglars out there that like to take their chances with a garage door. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that your garage, and its contents, are secure. While we can’t offer you a cast iron guarantee that they won’t try and...

Can I Change My Garage Door Without Planning Permission?

Can I Change My Garage Door Without Planning Permission?

Often, when making changes around the home, we are required to seek planning permission. This usually applies to extensions to the property, conservatories, external walls etc. where we are making significant changes to volume or height that could have an impact on...

Garage Door Facts

Garage Door Facts

Did you know that the garage door is the largest moving object on a home? We take a look at some more interesting facts about garage doors: How Much Do We Use Our Garage Doors? The average garage door is opened between 3-5 times a day. This means it can be opened and...

Winter Garage Door Problems

Winter Garage Door Problems

As we approach winter, and the nights get darker and colder, we face the prospect of freezing temperatures. This evokes thoughts of frosted car windscreens and icy pavements. This weather can also cause problems for our garage doors. Like anything, the freezing...