Friday, October 26, 2012

LiftMaster introduces 2 new garage door openers with MyQ Technology which allows you to control your garage door from your smartphone or computer

Interested in a LiftMaster Opener with MyQ Technology? Ask about our new LiftMaster® Elite Series® 8550 and Premium Series 8360 garage door openers.
These new garage door openers can do much more than just open and close the garage door
The new LiftMaster® 8550 and 8360 garage door openers have built-in MyQ™ technology that enables you to operate the garage door and even turn house lights on or off from anywhere in the world using a smartphone or computer.
Timer-to-Close feature ensures the garage door is never left open by accident
Now you can have the garage door automatically close after a pre-programmed number of minutes – ideal if your hands are full or you are unloading the car. This gives you added peace-of-mind for you and your family, ensuring the largest door to your home closes behind you.
Reliable Battery Backup System is now available in a chain drive
You might be a chain drive loyalist or have heavy carriage-house or solid wood doors that may need steady performance and lifting power to open.  The new Battery Backup System now comes in Premium Series model 8360.
Security+2.0™ technology eliminates radio interference and guards against code theft
This enhanced radio performance has twice the radio range and communicates with the garage door opener in different frequencies, virtually eliminating interference. It also uses a different code every time the remote control is used, protecting against code theft, ensuring your home, family and belongings are safe and secure.

If you have any additional questions, please feel contact us at 414-321-0500 or visit our website at

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Photo Covers for your Garage Door

These garage door covers were featured on the DIY Network show
"I Want That". They are made by a German company called, that is trying to put an end to ugly and boring garage doors one door at a time. 

The covers attach very easily using Velcro strips to your garage panels and can be removed at any time without leaving a trace.

These are a few of the 350 different covers they offer for your garage door.


Double Decker

Jumbo Jet



Road King

Red Sportscar

Steam Locomotive

US Army Panzer

Jumbo Kid's Car

NY Subway

New York View

Beach House


Bella Italia

Wine Cellar




USA Flag

American Eagle

Gold Bars

Underground car parking 



Merry Christmas

Santas Workshop

Graveyard in the Dark

Garages Doors
Barn gate

Urban Garage Door 

Wooden Pattern

Country Style

What a fun way to put a smile on someone's face every time they drive past your house. 

They have over 350 different prints, ranging from family oriented to not so family oriented, check out their website for more fun prints at

Monday, October 15, 2012

Garage Door Security Tips

Don’t leave the garage door remote in your vehicle – If a thief breaks in to your car and steals the remote, they have a way into your home. Invest in a keychain remote opener that you can leave on your keys.
If you own a GPS never store your home address in it. Put the address for something in the area of your home.  Also, if possible never leave any paperwork in your car which contains your address.
Keep the door between your house and your garage locked – Treat it the same as you would the front entrance to your home.
Install a wide-angle peephole in the door between your house and your garage – You’ll at least be able to see what’s going on if you hear a strange noise, rather than opening the door to find out.
Frost or cover your garage windows – Don’t do thieves any favors by enabling them to see when your vehicle is gone or what is in your garage. 
Secure your things in the garage - Don’t just rely upon your garage door to provide security, lock your car when it is in your garage. Also, be sure all other valuables are locked up too.
Don’t leave your garage door open – An open garage door is inviting someone to pop their heads in and grab something. 
Upgrade to motion detector Lights - Replacing light fixtures with ones that have a built-in motion detector is an easy way to make your garage and house more secure.
Reinforce your service door -  install a good-quality dead bolt and reinforce the doorjamb and hinges to resist a brute-force attack. 
If you are going away for a period of time, here are a few more ways to protect your property - Use the lock bottom on your wall control panel, if you have one, and/or after you have closed your garage door unplug your operator for the wall outlet. If you don't have an opener, padlock the latch or disable the door by putting a bolt though one of the holes in the garage door track. This will prevent someone from coming in through the overhead door while you're away.

If you have any additional questions, please feel contact us at 414-321-0500 or visit our website at

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

How to Lubricate Your Garage Door and Opener

A great rule to remember when lubricating your garage door is......"If it moves lubricate it!" Both the door and opener should be lubricated at least once a year. 

FIRST, for your safety, unplug the garage door opener power cord from the outlet to prevent accidental operation while you are working on the door and opener.

The best product to use for this is a spray can of white lithium grease. It stays where you spray it and you can use it on all of the moving parts. We use Fehr Lube, which you can purchase directly though us or you can get it at your favorite home center store. We DO NOT recommend WD-40, it has little to no long term lubrication qualities.  

Apply the lubricant to all the moving parts of the garage door, the rollers, the hinges on the door panels and the springs. 

DO NOT put any anything on the garage door track. It serves no purpose in making your garage door run smoothly.

While lubricating the door, you should also check the door for any loose screws, nuts, or bolts and tighten them so they won't fall out and create bigger problems in the future.

If you have either the chain or belt type openers, the rail that the chain/belt travels on is the only part of the garage door opener that needs to be lubricated. You should use the same lubricant you used on your door. If you have a screw drive opener, check the owner's manual for information as they vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

After you are finished, plug the opener power cord into the outlet. Open and close the door a few times to distribute the lubrication. NOTE: Make sure the garage door is clear of people or pets before closing it.

By lubricating both your garage door and opener, it will help to extend its life and, over time, will save you money. 

If you have any additional questions, please feel contact us at 414-321-0500 or visit our website at