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The Future of Jim's Garage Door Service

In Austen’s earliest memory of Jim’s Garage Door Service, he sat on the floor of his dad’s office playing with miniature versions of the company’s iconic red trucks. As he rolled a GMC Jimmy along the carpet, he overheard his dad on the phone, making one call after another, talking about inventory, broken springs, and supplier discounts. Little did he know that one day that would be him. In a few...

Oh No! Did I Leave My Garage Door Open?

The answer? It doesn’t matter! Thanks to MyQ smart technology, you never have to spend your drive to work worrying if you left your door wide open. Now, you can lift and lower your door remotely from your phone or any other smart device with the MyQ App. That’s not all. Compatible with our Raynor and Liftmaster openers, MyQ technology has quite a few convenient and easy-to-use features that make...

The Beginning of Jim's Garage Door Service

Larry Vail, owner of Jim’s Garage Door Service, was just a young lad when he purchased two trucks from a small business owner named Jim. One was inscribed with the name Jim’s Garage Door Service on the side, a name that had a great reputation in town. Larry decided it was in his best interest to keep it the same and has since answered to the name Jim as well as Larry. Before purchasing Jim’s...

What To Expect When You Call Jim's

Calling a technician for any home repair can be a stressful experience. Usually the call is urgent, sometimes there’s an automated system to navigate, and the unexpected costs loom overhead like a dark cloud before a downpour. Luckily, calling Jim’s Garage Door Service isn’t like that. We’re here to help you 24/7 with quality you can trust. Give us a Call: We’ll always answer the phone. You won’t...

When Your Garage Door Won’t Close

You slide into the driver’s seat, start your car and back out of your garage. As soon as you clear the door, you involuntarily hit the button on your wireless remote as you do every day. Your garage door is inches from its landing point on the pavement when it pauses and goes back up as if it has changed its mind. You hit the button again and the same thing happens. You hit it again for good...

Keeping Your Garage Door Happy in the Snow

Let's face it, Racine winters can be brutal. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can put a strain on even the most sturdy garage door. But fear not, homeowners! With a little knowledge and preparation, you can keep your garage door operating smoothly throughout the season. Winterproofing Tips: Lubricate: Regular lubrication of hinges, rollers, and tracks is crucial. Use a silicone-based lubricant...

Residential Garage Door Upgrade Guide

Your garage door is more than just a functional element; it's the face of your home. Updating it can dramatically enhance your curb appeal and add value to your property. For Racine homeowners, Jim's Garage Door Service offers a wide range of options to suit your style, budget, and security needs. Style Inspiration: Modern Minimalism: Opt for clean lines, sleek materials like aluminum or glass...

Tips for Garage Door Maintenance

The garage door – a ubiquitous feature of the modern home, yet often taken for granted. It shields our vehicles, offers convenient access, and even adds a touch of personality to our facades. But like any hardworking element of our homes, proper care and maintenance are essential for ensuring its smooth and reliable operation. For Racine homeowners, Jim's Garage Door Service is proud to offer this...