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Here is all the latest news from A1 Affordable Garage Door Services. Check back regularly for the latest news for community involvement or garage door safety events.

  • Photo Eyes | Sensors | ISB’s - What are Photo Eyes, Sensors, or ISB’s? These are all terms used with a Garage Door Opener.  Every Residential Garage Door Opener should have Infrared Safety Beams (ISB’s).  If you don’t your garage door opener was manufactured prior to 1993 when it was put into law that all residential garage door openers will have infrared safety beams on every new garage door opener installed. Periodically you may have heard the stories on the news about a person being killed by a garage door opener or children getting stuck underneath the garage door because it didn’t go back up.  These are… Read More...
  • 877LM Wireless Keypad for yellow button Garage Door Opener Keypads - Do you know where your house keys are? A few years ago, as my son was growing up, I thought the best way for him to learn some responsibility was to carry a house key with him in case he needed to let himself in after school.  Little did I know that he would lose several keys, lock himself out and I would have to drive home from work to let him in.  Sound familiar? It was very frustrating, as you know; bosses don’t always like their employees leaving early. Then someone suggested I get a wireless keypad for my… Read More...
  • Check your garage door DIY Garage Door Maintenance Checklist - In this day of DIY or Do It Yourself, here are three quick and easy DIY garage door maintenance tests that you can do to identify small problems in the long term performance of your garage door. Visual Inspection of Your Garage Door Stand inside the garage with the garage door closed.Look over the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys and mounting hardware, such as hinges, for signs of wear or damage.Look for cable wear or fraying.Is the mounting hardware becoming loose?If something doesn't look quite right - or doesn't sound quite right - it could be the symptom of a… Read More...
  • Garage Safety Tip 1 - Remote Security 30 Garage Door Safety Tips - Each year during the month of June we celebrate National Garage Door Safety month. This year we compiled a list of 30 Garage Door Safety Tips to promote the importance of garage door safety, after all the garage door is the largest moving wall in your home. Because of the size and complexity of the operation of a garage door we need to keep ourselves along with our two and four legged family members safe when opening and closing our garage doors. Safety Tip #1 When you move into a new home make sure you reprogram your keypad & remotes.… Read More...
  • LiftMaster 3 button remote control (893MAX) Why Does My Garage Door Open On It’s Own? - "I know I shut my garage door" or "I was sitting in my family room and heard my garage door open and no one used the remote to open it!" ... No your not going crazy. Sometimes garage doors will open and close mysteriously.  It's really not a mystery because something (or someone) will cause it to open or close. When a garage door opens on it's own, trying to figure out the mystery may be more challenging so our lead Service Technician Dan Shearrer has listed below several reasons why your garage door may open on it's own. Do I… Read More...
  • Kris O'Connor and Tony Dorsett Cowboys Fan Fest 2016 – with Tony Dorsett - A1 Affordable Garage Door Services is proud to announce the second annual Cowboys Fan Fest 2016 being held at A1 Affordable Garage Door Repair in Allen / Plano on Saturday, March 19, 2016, which benefits the Single Parent Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists single parent families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We are honored to not only host, but also sponsor this family event benefiting a foundation that assists families in need, right here in our area.  We hope you will join us for a day full of networking fun, while helping a worthy cause. Cowboys Fan Fest 2016… Read More...
  • Repair garage doors Inside the Huddle 2016 Sponsor Inside The Huddle Dallas Cowboys - https://player.vimeo.com/video/144666339 My debut on Inside the Huddle with Tyrone Crawford and Guy Rawlings.  I had so much fun sharing our new product The Garage Shield.  A product every home should have to prevent a criminal from breaking into your home thru a garage door.  Watch and share with your friends.  See how easy it is to break into your home. Will you be reactive or proactive?  Click here to order your Garage Shield today! A1 Affordable Garage Door Repair in Dallas / Plano Area maxbutton id="1" Read More...
  • National Garage Door Safety Month 5 Tips June is Garage Door Safety Month - Your Garage Door is the Largest Moving Wall in Your Home When was the last time a professional came out to thoroughly check your garage door and opener to make sure it is safe to be used on a daily basis? So many garage door openers lack the garage door safety features that are required to keep your family safe. Every year thousands of people go to emergency rooms because they tried to repair their own garage door, they get there fingers pinched in between the panels or the slice open a finger. It all starts when you hear a noise… Read More...
  • keychain garage door opener remote circle Garage Door Opener Remotes – Take Them with You! - Where Do You Keep Your Garage Door Opener Remotes? Every day we receive articles regarding garage door opener remotes and how thieves use them to gain access into homes.  Garage door opener remotes are left in plain view on visors for all to see.  Yes it is convenient to have them there, however it is also convenient for the thieves. Now that spring is here and summer is right around the corner, we enjoy the outdoors more and forget to lock the car, roll up the windows in the car or close the garage door. What you're offering is an OPEN invitation… Read More...
  • Kris and Tyrone Crawford with Kelsey Fan Fest 2015 – Rain or Shine - A very special Guest will be helping us kick off Fan Fest 2015  We are so excited to share that former Dallas Cowboys player, Heisman Trophy winner and Hall of Fame inductee, #33 Tony Dorsett will be helping us kick-off this special event on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Noon.     Dallas Cowboys Players #44 Tyler Clutts and #98 Tyrone Crawford will be signing autographs. March is Single Parent Month and March 21st is Single Parent Day. It will be a great day for family fun, food, music, autographs, bowling and so much more. Signed merchandise from other Dallas Cowboys players, silent… Read More...
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