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Home Buying Is Easier When You Know Your Remodeling Options

While I am not a professional contractor, I have a good friend who is. He often calls and tells me about his days and I have learned a lot about home renovations and remodeling options just listening to his stories. Knowing my home remodeling options greatly aided the shopping experience when I was ready to purchase my first home. I wanted to live in a location close to my family, and there were limited homes on the market in the area. However, due to knowing what changes could be made to an existing home, I was able to find a good house that I knew I could make great with just a few changes after I bought it. I was recently inspired to create a blog to share what I have learned about home renovations with anyone who would like to read it!

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Garage Door Repair Questions New Homeowners May Have

A garage door is an extremely heavy machine that is essential for conveniently entering and leaving your garage. Like all devices, it is possible for a garage door to encounter numerous issues, and this is especially true when the door is not properly maintained. While many new homeowners may not have experience with these problems, there are a couple of questions that can help you better understand this part of your home if this applies to you. 

Why Should You Only Hire Licensed Professionals?

Some homeowner may attempt to perform repairs to their garage doors without seeking professional help. However, this is not something that you should attempt to do. Many homeowners' insurance policies will cover improper repairs if they were done by licensed professionals, such as Allied Garage Door Co. Yet, most homeowners are not licensed garage door technicians, and if they damage the door while working on it, the insurance policy will be unlikely to cover the repair costs. 

If you hire someone that is not licensed to work on your door, you may be liable for any injuries that the workers sustain while on your property. This can be a shocking fact for many new homeowners to learn, but this type of legal liability can be avoided by simply hiring professionals. 

What Does A Grinding Noise From The Motor Mean?

Over time, your garage door will encounter numerous issues. However, a grinding sound coming from the motor is a particularly common problem. There can be many causes for this particular problem. For example, the lubricant may be low or a gear may have been damaged. There is no real way to determine the exact cause of the problem without thoroughly inspecting the system with an experienced eye.

Sadly, it may be a couple of days until a contractor can evaluate your system. Yet, you should avoid using the motor during this period to prevent causing further damage to the door's motor. However, this does not mean that you have to forgo the use of your garage. 

Most garage doors have a manual mode that can be activated by a button or switch near the central power switch. Switching to this mode will allow you to open and close the door by hand without using the compromised motor. 

An automatic garage door can be an excellent device to for almost any home. However, these doors are highly complex, and many new homeowners may not know much about the systems that power the garage door. Learning the answers to these common questions about garage doors will help these individuals be more responsible homeowners.