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Garage Door Mechanics: Can a Door Function Without Springs?


Introduction to Garage Door Springs

Garage doors are an integral part of home security and convenience. However, one often wonders about the mechanics behind their seamless operation. A common query is whether a garage door can function without its springs. This article delves into the role of springs in garage door mechanisms, exploring the feasibility and implications of operating a door without them. This becomes especially important for those who have a broken garage door spring.

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Understanding Garage Door Spring Costs: A Comprehensive Guide


Key Takeaways




Garage door springs are crucial for the balance and functionality of garage doors.

Cost Factors

Factors affecting the cost include type of spring, brand, and labor.

DIY vs Professional Repair

DIY can be risky; professional repair ensures safety and expertise.

Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance can extend the life of garage door springs.

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How to Customize Your Garage Door

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Trending Garage Door Designs for 2021


Trends and new stylish home improvements are not commonly associated with garage doors, but we are here to change your mind! 

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A Clean Garage is a Safe Garage

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Garage Door On The Naughty List


Is Your Garage Door On The Naughty List This Year?

Are you thankful Santa enters through the chimney, rather than the garage door? Worried the rattles and squeaks your door makes would scare him off?

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Worried A Garage Door Repair Will Gobble Your Budget?


With cold winter weather headed your way, now is not the time to delay. The garage door repair you have been putting off while you’ve been enjoying turkey and football might expose your garage and your family to the rain and snow it was designed to protect you from. We at Easy Lift Door Company make repairs just that…easy! We work with homeowners and homebuilders to get doors fixed quickly, with quality, and expert care.

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Do Broken Springs Scare You?


A broken spring can be worrisome, but the repair shouldn’t be! For pros like us, fixing springs is what we do all day, as it is our most common repair. Please don’t ever attempt to change one yourself, that would be truly frightening as springs are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury if not handled professionally with proper safety procedure and the correct tools. Let Easy Lift Door assess the situation for you.

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Don't “Fall” For Just Any Garage Door Maintenance


Autumn is upon us, bringing us to the ideal season for garage door maintenance. After a summer of dust and excessive heat that has taken a toll on your door and opener, yet before heavy winter storms come pounding in against it, it’s time to tend to your door’s needs. Tis’ the season to maintain and repair


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We All Have A Style. What Is Yours…


Country, Classic, Modern?

Would your garage door agree? If you are like most of us you’ve put some time into personalizing your yard and home exterior to your taste. Your home’s largest external features should get the same treatment. This one change will create a polished exterior that sets the style, bringing huge curb appeal to your home. Easy Lift Doors can help you find what type of door fits your needs, with expert advice a call away.

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6 Garage Remodel Ideas To Inspire Your Home Makeover


Whether you need more space for your favorite hobby or for a growing family, you already have a huge untapped resource to add more square footage to your home: your garage! If you’re in search of a creative use for your garage, we’ve collected 6 clever ways to convert your garage to a living space. Find your favorite below. 

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How To Use Garage Door Lubricant To Silence A Squeaky Door


You’re coming home from work, hit the garage door opener, and hear it - SCREECH! At one point or another, we all deal with a squeaky garage door, but that doesn’t make the sound any less irritating.

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VIDEO: Hey, We Think You’re Pretty Nifty!


We’ve been missing our team lately, and we know how hard everyone is working from home to keep everything going for our customers. We wanted to do a little something to show our appreciation, and a little birdy told us that delivery is all the rage these days! 

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Part Two: Frequently Asked Garage Door Questions


Your garage door is one of your home’s features that you may take for granted until something goes sideways. Need to know how to reprogram your remote after a power outage? Trying to decide between garage door repair or replacement? We’re here to help.

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Garage Door Maintenance & Repair During COVID-19


Home maintenance and repair needs don’t stop while you’re home around the clock. We know it can be a struggle to get the repairs and maintenance you need with social distancing protocols in place. We at Easy Lift are working diligently to make sure your garage door is in top working order.

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What Brand Should I Pick For My Garage Door? Liftmaster Openers



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What Brand Should I Pick For My Garage Door? Genie Garage Door Openers



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The MyQ App Now Makes it Simple For Amazon Package Deliveries!



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How You Can Upgrade Your Garage Door Through Customization!


We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees, and adding upgrades to your home can get expensive. Transforming your home doesn’t have to break the bank! If you want to improve your curb appeal by upgrading your garage door on a budget, you can do this through customization. Easy Lift has incredible add-ons for your existing garage door to make it look brand new.

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Marie Kondo Garage Organization Tips



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Frequently Asked Garage Door Questions



Your Garage Door Questions, Are Finally Being Answered.

Whether you are upgrading or just replacing, your garage door is one of the highlights of your home; it's one of the first features people see when they drive up.

There are a lot of different types of garage doors with different designs and features. But what do you choose and what is best for you? We provided answers to your garage door questions below to help you while shopping for a new garage door!

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It’s Garage Safety Month! Our Top Safety Tips For Your Family’s Garage



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Increase the Value of Your Home in Time for Spring Sales



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Behind the Door: Tyler's Story



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Top 3 Smart Garage Door Openers



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How Your Garage Door Can Enhance Curb Appeal



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Garage Door Law Changes Taking Effect In 2019


Did you know there is a new California law regarding garage doors taking effect in 2019? In the wake of the recent wildfires, this new California law could be lifesaving. If you’re a homeowner or residential property owner interested in buying a new home or replacing your garage door, these changes will affect you. Here’s what you need to know:

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New Branch Open in Reno, Nevada!


We have exciting news to share… Easy Lift Door Company is expanding to bring our exceptional garage doors and repair services to Reno, NV! This expansion is a culmination of the hard work performed by our staff and management to see this dream become a reality this year.  Leaders at Easy Lift Door Company had this to say about the recent expansion.

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Tips On Properly Painting Your Garage Door


Your garage door plays a huge role in the overall look and appeal of your home, which means that painting your garage door can further increase the curb appeal of your home. Painting your garage door may seem like a daunting task, which is why we’ve created this guideline for painting your garage in one weekend.


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5 Reasons To Hire A Professional For Your Garage Door Spring Repair


What is the largest moving object in your home and the cause of nearly 13,000 injuries annually in the U.S.? (Hint: it’s not the monster under the bed that your kid swears is there) It’s your garage door, and it can cause injuries as a result of sharp edges, the door falling, pinching/crushing section joints, and spring issues to name a few. That’s why it’s imperative to trust an expert to handle your garage door spring repair.

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Tips To Keep Children and Pets Safe Around Garage Doors


With the click of a button, your garage door provides convenient access to your home. It’s something we use every day. It increases your home’s value and curb appeal, and it protects access to your vehicles or personal belongings. But with such a great tool, comes great responsibility.

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Affordable Garage Flooring Options


Looking for little ways to increase the value of your home? But you know, easy to accomplish, not crazy expensive, and can make daily life a little nicer?!

Why not upgrade your garage floor? It can be a great way to protect flooring, add interest, and even add to the durability! There are a variety of options on the market today than can help increase the overall value of your home. There is lots to choose from, and whether it is paint coatings or floor coverings, each one has its own features and benefits! Learn about several affordable garage flooring options below.

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Accent Images for Your Customized Garage Door


As a homeowner, making small home improvements periodically are a fun way to revamp your property, but also improve the curb appeal if you were to decide to list it on the market. One great way to renovate your garage is to customize the interior or exterior of your garage door with custom images that match your personality and interests. Keep reading to find out the top reasons people are customizing their garages!

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Insulating your garage. Why it is a must!


The garage is a key part to a home! Not only does it provide a safe, protective space to park your car but it is practically your own storage unit. Nowadays though, garages are being used for even more! Gyms, children’s play areas, workshops and much more! By insulating your garage, you will be able to use it all year long for whatever purpose you choose. The values of insulating your garage are endless… It will be safer for you and your loved ones, the temperature will be better regulated, complete noise reduction and more! Continue reading to find out why insulating your garage is a must!

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Four Benefits Of Having An Annual Garage Door Inspection


As a homeowner, it is important to keep up on maintenance in order for your home to be in tip-top shape, whether that is to avoid expensive repairs down the road or even for future selling purposes. That being said, an annual garage door inspection is extremely important for a variety of reasons, those being from safety to security. Garages take a lot of wear and tear due to being used multiple times a day, which is why checking on it annually is key to preventing malfunctions and broken parts.

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Top Garage Customization Options for 2018


Spring is here! Time for spring cleaning and better yet, a facelift for your home! Whether it’s some new flowers in the yard, getting fresh outdoor furniture or repainting the front door, spring is the time to get your house spruced up for the new season and the rest of 2018. One great way to spruce up your house is to customize your garage, which improves your home’s curb appeal and functionality. Depending on your budget, there are many customization options for your garage! Read on to see Easy Lift’s top picks!

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Informational Garage Videos Now On the Easy Lift Website!


Have you ever had a problem with your garage or needed to program a new garage remote, but don’t know where to go for help?

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10 Exterior Home Trends for 2018


Happy New Year! With a new year comes new trends and the want for home improvements. No matter your budget, there is a way to update your home and increase it’s curb appeal. A new, popular color paint can go a long way! Below, we have compiled a list of 10 exterior home trends for 2018 (including some of our garage favorites!)

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Our Favorite Winter Wonderland Garages


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We are in the full swing of the holiday season, the temperatures are dropping and there are beautiful holiday decorations all around. Our favorite holiday activity with friends and family (especially kids!) is to drive around at night to look at all the Christmas lights and front yard decorations. We love it when people go all out and decorate their garages too… just because that is our favorite house feature ;) Below, you will find our favorite winter wonderland garages and hopefully give you inspiration to decorate your’s this season or next.

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The Right Garage Door For Your Home


The right garage door can really emphasize the overall look and curb appeal of your home. Sure, landscaping and exterior finishing materials can make a difference, but a garage door is a huge factor since it takes up a very large portion of the home’s exterior.

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Bay Area Garage Service You Can Trust


Have you ever been rushing out the door for work only to find that the garage door doesn’t open? If it hasn’t happened to you, then consider yourself lucky! This is a major hassle and often times a very costly issue homeowners have to deal with. The next problem is trying to figure out who to call for a repair that is trustworthy and won’t break the bank.

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Garage Maintenance Tips to Make Your Garage Fall Ready


The kids are back in school, football season has begun, the leaves are beginning to change to gold, and the weather is finally cooling down. With the fall season soon upon us, it’s time to prepare for the season, from garage maintenance to organization before you get too busy with all of life’s activities. Keep reading for information and tips on how to make your garage fall ready and why it’s important to do so.

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Top Reasons Why Garage Door Springs Break


Have you ever pulled into your driveway after a long day at the office only to find that your garage door doesn’t open when you hit the button? Yeah, not a fun thing to have to deal with! Especially when you have no idea what went wrong or malfunctioned.

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5 Tips for Cooling off Your Garage


When summer arrives and the temperatures rise, it’s often too hot to work in your garage. That won’t do for most of us because our garage is a valuable workspace and there’s a lot to get done. With a few simple modifications, you’ll be able to comfortably work or play in your garage all summer long. We’ve put together 5 tips for cooling off your garage.

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How to Silence a Noisy Garage Door


Squeaking and creaking are two noises that are awfully familiar to homeowners, specifically in the garage. There are a lot of moving parts that are metal that can cause a real ruckus. Talk about annoying when you’re trying to stay quiet when people are sleeping!

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Now Hiring Garage Installers in Sacramento & Bay Area


Are you construction-minded, hard-working and a team player?

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Garage Security Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe


When you leave the house for work or a five day vacation, you make sure your house is locked down. Front door, check. Back door, check. Coffee maker, off. But what about the garage? The garage is often an overlooked part of the home, and this is the case specifically relating to security.

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2017 Garage Spring Cleaning Checklist


We hate to say it, but the garage can be a breeding ground for old things, unused household items and winter gunk. Unless you’re extremely on top of it, the garage can become slightly dysfunctional.

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How Much Does a Garage Service Cost?


Groceries, bills, children… we get it: life is expensive, and the last thing you need to worry about is how much your broken garage will cost to repair.

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Easy Lift Door Company Safety Palooza!


The 2017 Easy Lift Safety Palooza was a success! You may ask, “Safety Palooza, what the heck is that?”

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12 Simple Garage Workouts Everyone Can Do


The holidays are wrapped up, vacation is coming to an end and we know just what you’re thinking: Time to get motivated.

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New Year, New Look for Your Home: Garage Doors that Add Curb Appeal

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How to Get Your Garage Winter-Ready


Winter is coming…

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How to Create a Garage Haunted House


After many talks with family, friends, and helpers, you’ve decided to turn your garage into a haunted house this Halloween. Let’s just say… we think you made the right choice! The garage is the perfect place to make a frightening area for trick-or-treaters to enjoy!

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5 Awesome Ways to Trick Out Your Garage for Football Season


It’s the time of the year Americans and fans around the world have all been waiting for—football season! It means it’s time to bring the jerseys out of the closet, clean off the BBQ and get the drinks cold. Are you ready for some football!?

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Spring Repair: How to Diagnose and When to Call a Pro


Did you press the garage door open button in hopes of leaving for work, only to find out your garage won’t open? You’re probably thinking, “What the heck is wrong with the motor?” However, chances are it’s not your motor—it’s the spring!

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Easy Lift is Looking for Bay Area Garage Door Installers!


Easy Lift Door Company is looking for garage door technicians in the Bay Area! If you’re a garage door tech with installing experience, or someone with previous construction experience and the willingness to be trained, we want to hear from you!

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10 Must Haves for Your Next Garage Sale


Your kids have outgrown everything and the garage (AKA “the storage container”) is filled to the brim. It’s that time of the year again—garage sale season! And this year, you have Easy Lift Door Company, the garage door experts, to help you with a garage sale checklist! Think about all the things you could buy after a perfectly executed garage sale—including garage door customization!

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What Will You Create in Your Garage?


 A garage is a place where challenges occur, creativity is in every corner and where dreams are made. Maybe it’s a place for your junk and storage, but for some it’s where dreams become reality.

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6 Garage Door Maintenance Tips for Spring


The garage door often goes unnoticed and gets neglected when it’s time for home improvement. Now that it’s spring, it’s the perfect time to get things in order and maintain the home you love—including the garage!

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Common Garage Door Issues and How to Fix Them


The garage door of a home is a special place for many people. It’s where dreams are made, memories are stored, and things are created.

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