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Garage Safety Feature: LiftMaster 8550W

Amega Garage Doors and Openers has proudly offered the LiftMaster 8550W for years and we’re often asked about the many features it includes. Since it’s Garage Door Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to put the spotlight on this garage door opener! Garage Door Battery...

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Garage Door Safety Tips

June is Garage Door Safety Month and we’re celebrating by giving you tips on how to keep your family safe and your garage door running smoothly. The first step to safety is preventing dangerous situations from ever happening. Prevent Pinching Injuries from Garage...

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Spring Cleaning and Your Garage Door

After the snow and ice storms Des Moines had this winter, it’s nice to finally welcome spring. With that, we can start thinking of spring cleaning! Before you start a spring cleaning to-do list this year, remember that your garage is a big part of your home—even if...

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Garage Door Opener Works During Power Outages

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring severe weather that results in power outages. Living in Iowa, we know how terrible these storms can be. When your power goes out, you still need to get in and out of your garage. You can do that with the...

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Radio-Frequency Interference and Garage Door Openers

At Amega Garage Doors and Openers, Inc., many of our openers are connected to wi-fi. While that means more convenient operation and ease-of-use for the operator, it can also result in some radio frequency interference. There are ways to prevent those issues, however,...

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How to Prepare for Your Garage Technician’s Arrival

The technicians at Amega Garage Doors & Openers arrive at your home ready to work. In order to finish the job well, they need to be able to start the right way. There are a few key steps we require from homeowners in order to properly install or repair their...

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Garage Door Problems in Cold Weather

It’s inevitable that winter weather will wreak havoc on more than just our driveways and commutes—it can also cause problems with your garage door. When temperatures drop, you want your garage door to operate smoothly to protect your home, car, and other belongings...

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Amega Garage Doors & Openers Has Moved!

In 1953, the first James Bond novel, “Casino Royale” was published, Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England, the first color televisions went on sale, and the Carter family got involved in the garage door industry. Thirty-three years later, Amega Garage Doors was...

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Reasons to Leave Garage Repair to the Experts

With so many DIY shows on television and articles online, it’s tempting to take the DIY approach to most repairs in and around the house. However, that’s not the best idea in every situation. It really is a good idea to leave some of these repairs to the experts. You...

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The History of Garage Doors

There have been countless innovations to garage doors from the time they were first invented to their current modern versions. However, some of the styles from the past are coming back. In order to look forward to the future of garage doors, we thought we’d look back...

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Five Facts About Your Garage Door

You likely use your garage door at least once a day. Opening and closing it often becomes second nature. However, you may be enlightened if you take a few minutes to think about how important your garage door is to your home. Garage Doors Can Save Lives With sensors...

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Garage Safety Tips

According to the latest study by the National Safety Council, over 130,000 accidental deaths occurred in 2014 (the most recently updated year). These were due to falls, poisoning, and other hazards. Many of these took place in and around the victims’ homes, so any way...

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