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Message About COVID-19

We will update this message as times and circumstances change. (Updated 1-1-2023) To our valued customers and community, Our showroom hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:30am until 3:30pm. Masks are optional; our sales team will wear a mask in the showroom if requested to. You can call us at (630) 761-1976 or contact us at https://www.doormn.com/contact-us/ if you’d like to schedule a visit or just stop by. Michael Matuszek President – Consolidated Garage Doors Ltd.

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Signs Your Garage Door Needs Maintenance

As a homeowner, it’s easy to take for granted that your garage door functions properly. However, like most mechanical objects, a garage door requires regular service to keep it in peak operating condition and prevent unexpected breakdowns, especially as it ages. It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for indications that your garage door needs maintenance. 1. Excessive or Unusual Noises While all garage doors make noise while operating, some sounds can indicate potential repair or maintenance issues. For example, a grating or rumbling racket during opening or closing often identifies faulty or failing springs. Other troublesome sounds […]

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Pros to Having Windows for Garage Doors

Are you in the market for a new garage door for your home? You’ll have many options regarding the style and materials, enabling you to choose a customized product that meets your unique needs. One important decision you’ll make involves whether to select a garage door with windows. What Are the Pros to Garage Door Windows? Installing a garage door with windows can provide many benefits for homeowners. 1. Boosts Curb Appeal If you drive or stroll around your neighborhood, you’ll likely notice various garage door designs and styles. You’ll have numerous options for customized windows that enhance the appearance […]

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Reasons to Add a Garage Door Camera

Security cameras are a constant presence these days. You can find them in public places, businesses and wherever else potential security and safety risks loom. A home’s garage is another area that could benefit from a security camera installation.  The Benefits of a Security Camera in a Garage Door Opener Advancements in technology now enable you to purchase a garage door opener with a camera to bolster your home security efforts. Installing these devices provides a host of benefits.  1. Monitor a Vulnerable Area Unauthorized individuals often select the garage as an entry point to the rest of the home. Or, […]

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Garage Door for Fall and Winter

For many of us, the onset of autumn and its cooler temperatures provides a welcome respite from the summer heat and humidity. The fall is also the time to prepare your property for the upcoming winter season, including your home’s garage door.  1. Conduct a Test Run If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t pay much attention to how your door is functioning. Performing a quick test can often reveal potential signs of trouble that you can correct before they become significant repair issues. Take a moment to open and close the door and ensure that it moves smoothly, […]

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Garage Door Buying Guide

Whether you’re a new homeowner or are refreshing the look of your existing home, buying a garage door is an exciting opportunity for you to breathe new life into your home’s exterior. Many homeowners replace their garage door once in their lifetime, so finding the perfect mix of function, fashion, and affordability is an important part of the process. To help you make the decision best for your home, our buying guide offers a collection of garage door information below, including overviews of garage door styles, materials, insulation, brochures, garage door comparisons and more. We also offer information on how […]

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Ways to Prepare Your Garage Door for Spring in Illinois

When spring arrives, it’s a good idea to make sure the winter weather hasn’t taken its toll on your garage door. Preparing your garage door for spring ensures that it’ll work properly for the next several months so you won’t have to face any unexpected problems. Here are some different ways you can prep your garage door for the spring season. Check Your Garage Door Equipment for Wear and Tear Look out for these problems with your garage door: Frayed cables: Cables need to be intact to keep the garage door in the tracks. Frayed cables should be replaced right […]

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AC vs. DC Garage Door Opener Motors

Garage door openers have two power options — alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). AC currents are strong and can change direction, and DC currents flow in one direction and can be stored. Though AC and DC garage door motors both transform electricity into motion to open and close the garage door, they do so in different ways. Knowing the features and benefits of each garage door opener type will help you decide which kind your garage needs. Request an Estimate Click to Call Should You Buy an AC or DC Garage Door Motor? Consider the unique features of […]

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Amazon Garage Delivery FAQs

If you’re ordering from Amazon, your garage door and garage door opener can play a significant role in keeping your parcels and deliveries secure, even when you’re not home. The team at Consolidated Garage Doors put together this Amazon garage delivery FAQ to help you decide how to accept packages safely at your home. How Does Amazon Garage Delivery Work? Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery is a service provided by Amazon that allows shipping personnel to place your packages inside your garage. When you indicate you want this service, your Amazon delivery driver will notify you when they are arriving and […]

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A Maintenance Checklist to Keep Your Garage Door Working

Knowing how to maintain your garage door can extend its life and improve its appearance, boosting your home’s curb appeal. This handy garage door maintenance checklist can help you take care of your garage doors so they stay reliable. How to Keep Your Garage Door Working Ideally, you should run through this garage door safety maintenance checklist every season or four times a year: Check your garage door owner’s manual for any instructions and maintenance recommendations specific to your model. Visually examine your garage door for anything that seems to be changed or worn since the last time you checked. Check […]

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