Garage Door Repairs Spokane

Sears Garage Doors in Spokane and Spokane Valley is running some great specials right now on garage door repairs. Below is a list of some of the coupons you can take advantage of:

Garage Door Belt Opener $369.99

ULTRA QUIET. For smooth, ultra-quiet performance. Perfect for homes with rooms above or near the garage. Includes: Two 3-Function Remotes, Motion-Detecting Control Console, Wireless Keyless Entry Pad, Infrared Safety Sensors, Twin Panel Lighting, 10 Yr. Motor Warranty, 3 Year Parts/90 Days Labor, Delivery, installation, and haul away included. No coupon is required. Some restrictions may apply.

Free Service Call With Repairs

FREE SERVICE CALL WITH REPAIRS. A value of $65! Includes 20pt Safety Inspection & Written Repair Estimate. Our Local Garage Door Technicians can provide adjustments, repair and replacement of your overhead garage door and openers. We Service Most Makes and Models. Call Today!

Free Service Call With Torsion Spring Replacements

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FREE SERVICE CALL WITH SPRING REPLACEMENT REPAIR. A value of $65! Includes 20pt Safety Inspection & Written Repair Estimate. Spring prices vary depending on the size/weight/type/and age of door. Our technicians need to look at your door to quote an accurate price on spring replacements. Spring replacement repairs include 1 year labor and parts warranty. We offer up to 30K high life springs that last longer. Our Local Garage Door Technicians can provide adjustments, repair and replacement of your overhead garage door and openers. We Service Most Makes and Models. Call Today!

Free Overhead Door Estimate (New Doors) & $225 Off New Double Car Door

TOP RATED Sears Warranties & Customer Satisfaction. Local Sears Garage Solutions Technicians are some of the best in the business. See your garage door on your own home! We can show you colors, panel designs, door samples, insulation values, warranties, financing options and why Sears has some of the best warranties and affordable options in the market! Licensed, Bonded, Insured, Certified. Estimate is free when scheduled as a new free overhead door estimate. Proudly Serving Spokane & Coeur d’Alene.
DOOR SALE! Add beauty, Safety and Security to your home with a Top Quality Sears Garage Solutions Door. Sale on insulated & installed double-car garage door. No coupon is required, discount given at time of estimate. Some restrictions apply. Call for details. Serving Spokane & Coeur d’Alene 208.635.0484

 

Improving Home Resale Value and Safety with a New Garage Door

If your home was built more than 35 years ago and it still has its original garage door, there is Improve your home's resale value with a new garage dooropportunity for you to improve your home’s safety and resale value. If you are evaluating your next home improvement project based on return on investment as well as safety improvements, putting in a new garage door is a wise choice.

Because your garage door is the heaviest and largest piece of moving equipment in your home, it represents a potential safety hazard. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission began requiring all garage doors manufactured after January 1, 1991 to have reversing systems due to the serious injuries resulting from garage door accidents.

Not only will replacing your old garage door and its opener improve its safety, your home will benefit from improved curb appeal and ultimately a higher probability of increased resale value. In Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2015 benchmarking report, Garage Door Replacement ranked in the top five remodeling projects that had the highest return on investment at resale, across the nation. In the Pacific region, it ranked number one in ROI in upscale remodels (based on scope of work, complexity, and quality of finishes). The low initial cost combined with the curb appeal improvement is likely the reason for the high ranking.

To help get you started considering what this garage “facelift” might look like, use online tools like Sears’ garage door designer. It gives you the option to upload a photo of your current garage doors, and then walks you through a series of choices regarding hardware, windows, and color, to give you a great picture of what your new door might look like. Give it a try today!

Contact Sears Garage Doors and Repair, serving Spokane, WA, Coeur d’Alene, ID and the surrounding areas, for a free garage door estimate and get started improving your home’s resale value and safety.

Charities that Accept Donated Goods in the North Idaho and Spokane Areas

donating goods to charity in North IdahoIf you are tackling your garage spring cleaning projects or clearing out your attics and basements of unused and unwanted items, it’s a great idea to plan on giving those gently used items to charities in our area. Many of them even schedule pick-up to save you the hassle of driving to their donation location!

Below is a directory of local charities that accept donated goods. Be sure and visit their website for further information on what items they accept, their donation process and location(s), and how your items help those in need.

Happy cleaning!

As you are doing your clean-up, if you’ve noticed your garage door making noise, contact us to schedule a repair appointment. Our certified technicians are some of the best in the business. We service most makes and models. Call today:

  • SPOKANE, WA: 509-795-3834
  • COEUR D’ALENE, ID: 208-714-0242

9 Steps to a Successful Garage Sale: Part 2

9 steps to a successful garage sale by Sears Garage Doors of SpokanePart 1 of our 9 steps to a successful garage sale covered the importance of having a clear objective and then collecting & assessing your items, then targeting the date & time & putting an advertising plan in place. Part 2 of our 9 steps will walk you through the logistics of the garage sale itself: item displays, pricing, sale day, and after.

5. Plan your item displays

  • Start by having plenty of tables. For hanging items, consider a rod across 2 ladders. Be forewarned: you will get offers on the ladders! Consider simply putting clothing on tarps on the ground (so more items can be seen at a glance), separated by size/gender (baby, toddler, kids, etc.). Resign yourself to the fact that things will get mixed together.
  • Plan to create shade if it’s hot, or shelter if it rains. If you have access to pop-up canopies, use them. People will be more likely to shop if they are comfortable.
  • Decide if you will actually use your garage or your yard. Many garage-salers may wander into your garage looking for further bargains. Be sure to drape off items with a sheet to notify shoppers that those items are not for sale. Of course, there may be a great deal waiting to be made if someone starts looking around! Decide in advance how you will handle this scenario.
  • Plan to have some – but not all – of your most valuable items near the street. You need some things farther back so folks need to wander through the other items to get to them. If possible, try to stage your items on their displays prior to the morning of your sale, so it’s simply a matter of moving the tables outside. Avoid putting things in a big box. It is much better for everything to be visible.

6. Decide on pricing

  • Remember your objective. If you have lots of smaller items, we recommend pricing those more aggressively, maybe coming up with some pricing like $0.50 each or 3 for $1.00 so people are incented to buy multiple items at once.
  • We suggest stickering items with individual prices as much as possible, particularly on the lower-priced items. It saves people having to ask how much each item costs. Avoid using price signage related to tables, because it avoids confusion. But pricing like items similarly makes sense, and you can save time by making signage to that effect: all books 4 for $1; kitchen gadgets $0.10 each. This article offers some great tips on garage sale pricing.

7. Plan for the garage sale itself

  • Cash: Run to the bank the day before and get plenty of $1, $5 bills and quarters (and smaller change too if you plan to price things lower than a quarter). Find an old tool box or shoe box for managing your money. Have a calculator handy for quick help with the math.
  • Helpers: it will be critical that you have at least one helper, if for no other reason than to give you a chance for biological breaks. Be sure they are briefed on your pricing strategies so they are empowered to sell on your behalf. If there are certain items only you want to negotiate, be sure they are informed in advance.
  • Decide how you will respond to early birds (some may show even if you put in your ad “no early birds.”) Will you simply tell them you are not ready until you’re ready? Will you have your helper out to handle the final set-up while you start doing business? It is a good idea to anticipate this so you don’t turn off your shoppers. Remember to be polite!
  • Get your signs out the evening before. Collect plastic or paper bags your shoppers can use to take their items with them. Be prepared with additional materials to make quick signs, or to reprice an item. Have an extension cord available so customers can test electronic items as needed.

8. Garage sale day!

  • If you have lots of things to move into place, be sure to get an early start!
  • Be prepared with water for yourself, and consider offering refreshments for your shoppers as well.
  • Have music playing to create a fun and pleasant atmosphere.
  • And of course, smile and be friendly.

9. After the garage sale

  • Collect up all of your unsold items and assess if you really want to hold onto them, or if you are ready to donate them. Then as soon as possible after your sale, drop of your donated items with a charity in town.
  • Collect up all of your signage in the neighborhood.

Then count up your money and enjoy the newly found space in your garage!

Sears Garage Doors & Repairs is available to help you with any of your garage door repair and replacement needs. We offer a variety of garage doors and garage door openers to fit virtually any taste and budget. Contact us today for a free in-home estimate.

9 Steps to a Successful Garage Sale: Part 1

9 steps to a successful garage sale by Sears Garage Doors of SpokaneIt’s springtime, and the weather has started warming up in the Inland Northwest. That means it’s Garage Sale season around here. If you have done some spring cleaning, or tried to get to your gardening supplies in the garage, or tripped over your old golf bag to get to the yard maintenance equipment, it may be time to consider turning all of those old items into cash. But where to start? Follow these 9 easy steps and you will pull off a garage sale that hits the mark.

1. Determine your objective

It’s extremely important to know what you are trying to accomplish with your sale, before you even get started. It will inform all kinds of decisions along the way. The two primary objectives most people have when deciding to do a garage sale are:

  • Lightening the load – in other words, getting rid of all the extra “stuff”
  • Maximizing the financial return on your items

If your primary objective is to get rid of as much of the extra stuff you have lying around as possible – perhaps because you are planning a move – then you will not need to be quite so worried about your pricing. You can afford to be aggressive with your prices from the beginning, because you want your items to move.

If your goal is to get the most for your items as possible, it may mean you have to wait until the right buyer comes along to appreciate the value of the things you are selling. You won’t need to be as hasty parting with your 1976 Sears home console of the Pong IV video game, which may fetch you up to $250!

If you are doing this garage sale as a family, be sure to gain consensus around this objective to avoid any family tensions the day of the event!

2. Collect & identify your best items

Gather your items in one spot, ideally in your garage, and start sorting by category (tools, lawn care items, kitchenware, household items, clothing, etc.) Beware of trying to sell items of sentimental value. You may find that this issue is in direct conflict with your objective! Better to find a “keepsake” box in your attic and place it there, than endure the stress of trying to part with the item on sale day.

Make a note of your largest, highest-quality items plus your primary categories of items. Those items will be included in your advertising. Check out this article for thoughts on the best-selling garage sale items.

3. Decide on your day(s) and time

Know the popular days and times your area likes to hold garage sales. If you have a lot of stuff to sell, it is sometimes nice to have a 2-day sale, particularly if your objective is to lighten the load. It simply gives you more time to sell your stuff.

If you are not in a rush to free up the space your items are taking in the garage, you may want to work your way through all of these suggested steps, and save the actual date-setting for one-week out so you can see the weather forecast. Then you can plan on pulling the trigger on your advertising the week before (and the morning of) the event. Doing so may give you added peace-of-mind about the weather’s impact on your sale.

4. Line up your promotional efforts

It’s pointless to go through the effort of planning a garage sale if no one shows up to shop. Getting the word out is crucial. Listing your sale in the classifieds (online and/or print) and Craigslist, plus using signage, are the primary methods that work best.

  • Decide in advance how you feel about “early birds” (the people who show up 30 minutes to an hour before the designated start time looking for the best items and deals). If you don’t mind them, be prepared for sales to happen before you are done setting up! If that kind of thing might drive you nuts, be sure to state in your ad, “no early birds.”
  • It is highly effective to join forces with your neighbors and plan a block-wide or street-wide garage sale to increase traffic. Be sure and confirm you have at least one other family involved before using the term “neighborhood garage sale” in your advertising or you could end up with some grumpy shoppers! If this isn’t going to be a neighborhood affair, be sure your nearest neighbors are informed of your plans so you keep the peace. Don’t be surprised if some of them put out “no parking” signs on their lawns!
  • Plan to promote your sale in a variety of classified listings, including Craigslist, which is free. If you have time, consider highlighting a handful of the high-value items individually, with photos, to try and attract the non-garage sale types who may be looking just for that particular item. Include the details of your sale in the post. Be sure to include your full address and zip code, for easy mapping of your location, and the specific date, day of the week, and times. In addition to your local paper, research specialized classified publications – like the Nickelsworth – as an option. The Nickelsworth is a weekly print publication that has very reasonable rates, and duplicates their listings online for free. You don’t need to spend more than $30 for decent exposure in a variety of print and online listings.
  • Signage is critical. Scout out busy, high-traffic intersections for your prominent signage, and make sure you post your signage safely and legally. Use consistent looking signs so followers know they are headed the right way. Put the date/time/address on at least a few of them. Factor in traffic being able to view your signs from both directions. This article has some great practical tips for garage sale signage.

The remaining 5 steps are covered in Part 2 of this article.

Sears Garage Doors & Repairs is available to help you with any of your garage door repair and replacement needs. We offer a variety of garage doors and garage door openers to fit virtually any taste and budget. Contact us today for a free in-home estimate.

Meet our Sears Garage Door Spokane Team Members

We had a chance to capture some photos of our team and wanted to share them with you. Our technicians are licensed, bonded and certified, and are friendly too! Give us a call if you have a need for garage door repair in Spokane or Coeur d’Alene, or most surrounding areas. We offer free in-home estimates on new garage doors. Contact us today!

Our Sears Garage Door and Repair team in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene

Our great Sears Garage Door and Repair team serving the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area

Our great Sears Garage Door and Repair team serving the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area