Garage Door Replacement Ranks #2 In Home Improvement Survey

Garage Door Replacement Ranks 2nd in Home Improvement Survey 2020 Uxbridge On

Garage Door Replacement continues to be a top-ranking investment in home improvement survey. Garage door replacement, window replacement, kitchen remodel, deck addition. Do you have a list of home improvement projects to tackle? Wondering what home improvement projects offer the greatest return on your investment? Wonder no more. Remodeling magazine answered that question for you. Each […]

5 Steps to Buying A New Garage Door

5 Steps To Buying A New Garage Door, Uxbridge Ontario

Considering buying a new garage door rather than spending the money on costly repairs, or painting your existing one? You begin to do a little research, and realize there is more to buying a new garage door than you realized! You’ve discovered that there are numerous materials, styles, and other features that you will have to contemplate. […]

Video: A Guide to C.H.I. Residential Garage Door Styles


In the market for a new garage door? We’ve put together this guide to C.H.I. Residential Garage Door Styles. Time-honored vs. leading-edge. Uniformity and harmonization vs. contrast and distinction. What’s your style? How about when it comes to garage doors? Equipped with the knowledge of the impact that a garage door has on a home’s […]

10 Things You Need to Know about Garage Door Safety

Garage Door Safety Tips, Uxbridge ON

Garage door safety awareness and regular maintenance will ensure that the largest moving door in your home is operating smoothly and safely, and will give you worry-free, convenient access to your home. The garage door has come a long way in terms of materials and style over the years. It’s interesting to note that the […]

How Do I Know If My Garage Door Is Properly Balanced?

How do I know if my garage door is properly balanced - Durham Region ON

A properly balanced garage door operates smoothly and quietly. It allows you to lift and lower your door by hand with minimal effort. If you have an automatic garage door opener, a balanced garage door reduces the strain on your opener, allowing the opener to lift the weight limits it was designed for. Conduct the […]

4 Things You Need to Know About Garage Operator Safety

4 Things You Need to Know About Garage Door Operator Safety, Durham Region ON

In our last blog, we explored the history of the garage door opener, in which we touched briefly on the fact that although garage doors and garage door openers brought convenience, as with many new developments involving electronics, the issue of safety very quickly emerged. Improperly adjusted opener force settings and safety eyes, falling doors, uncontrolled […]

The Value of Choosing an Accredited Garage Door Dealer

Accreditations, Credentials,Garage Door, Uxbridge Ontario

An accredited garage door dealer has been vigorously tested and approved in the areas of quality, safety and expertise.  The right contractor can make all the difference. Upright Door Service Inc. suggested Tips for Finding and Qualifying the Right Contractor which highlights the importance of collecting information before making a hiring decision. Similarly, you can […]

Video: How To Perform Garage Door Safety Test

Learn how to perform garage door safety test to ensure your garage door system is in safe working order.  A garage door operator offers convenience and security to a home. Yet, serious injury or death can occur when garage door systems are not operating correctly or if they fail to meet safety regulations. Test your […]

Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers

Back To School Driving Safety Tips, Upright Door Service Inc, Durham Region ON

Back to school safety tips for drivers. Upright Door Service shares important driving safety tips to keep kids safe on the roads as they return to school this fall. It’s back to school time again. This means more children will be walking and biking on the roads. School buses will be out in droves. Therefore […]

Understanding R-Value and Energy Efficiency in Garage Doors

Understanding R-Value and Energy Efficiency in Garage Doors, Durham Region ON

R-Value. Heat conductors. Energy consumption. Thermal resistance. These terms and many more affect the energy efficiency of your home. In your effort to save money, lower energy usage, and leave a smaller carbon footprint, have you ever considered the role your garage door can play in reducing energy bills? Did you know that your garage door […]

Benefits of Supporting Local Business

The Benefits of Supporting Local Business, Uxbridge ON

Supporting local business benefits not only the proprietors, but also the communities they belong to. Successful, independent locally owned businesses enrich the communities they are based in, in many ways. Small businesses generate the following: 1.) Community Character • Diverse small businesses establish a community’s unique character and contributes to its identity. • As small […]

Tips for Finding and Qualifying the Right Contractor

Tips for finding and qualifying the right contractor, Upright Door Service, Durham Region On

The right contractor can make all the difference in a home renovation. The gorgeous kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming of for years. The finished basement that provides your family with much needed extra space. The outdoor patio retreat to entertain your guests in the warmer weather. There are many reasons that we as homeowners choose […]

Answers to 3 FAQs About Garage Door Springs

FAQs about garage door springs, Durham Region On

Ever wondered why your garage door spring broke,  why it is recommended that both springs on a double door be replaced, or if you can replace the spring yourself? If so, continue reading. Q: Why did my garage door spring break? When the torsion spring on a garage door breaks many people are left wondering why, […]

Garage Door Maintenance Tips

CHI Video - Garage Maintenance, Uxbridge On

Periodically inspecting and servicing your garage doors will ensure that they are working at peak performance, and will last for years to come. Watch this short video from C.H.I. Overhead Doors on garage door maintenance tips, and have your garage door serviced before wear and tear issues develop into major problems. WARNING: Some garage door […]

7 Reasons Why Garage Remote Won’t Work

Reasons Why Your Garage Door Remote Control Isn't Working, Durham Region ON

Many people enjoy the safety, security, and convenience of garage door openers. Being able to control a garage door with just the touch of a button is such an everyday common occurrence, that most people don’t give it much thought. Until the garage remote won’t work.
 If it the garage remote is not responding, resist […]

5 Steps to an Organized Garage

5 Steps to an Organized Garage, Upright Door Service, Durham Region ON

An organized garage can serve a host of functions and provide many benefits for the homeowner. Residential garages have the potential to be multi-purpose rooms. They can provide shelter for vehicles, storage space for household items, and space for social gatherings, hobbies, offices or workshops. However, since garages are large rooms, they tend to become […]

Know Your Garage Door System – Garage Door Terminology Explained

Know Your Garage Door, Durham Region ON

How well do you know your garage door system? Did you know, on average, a garage door opens and shuts 1500 times each year? That on average a garage door is raised and lowered approximately 4-6 times a day? That it’s actually the torsion spring which does the heavy lifting of a garage door, and […]

Video: 3 Quick Tips About Garage Door Weatherstripping

3 Quick Tips About Garage Door Weatherstripping, Durham Region ON

Did you know that your closed garage door can allow unwanted air infiltration, and be a contributing source of heat/energy loss for your home? How so, you ask? Let’s say you have a standard, 9’x7′ garage door, which isn’t sealed around the perimeter, and has an 1/8″ gap around it. No big deal, right? Think […]

Introducing C.H.I. Accents Planks Garage Doors

CHI Accents Planks Garage Doors Cedar Uxbridge ON

Discover the appeal of C.H.I. Accents Planks garage doors. When you think about garage doors, do you find that solid wood doors have more aesthetic appeal to you than the look of steel garage doors? Are solid wood garage doors too far out of your price range? Did you know that you can enjoy the […]

Our Community Unites to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham

Our Community Unites to Support BBBS Durham ON

On Wed May 6, the communities of Port Perry and Uxbridge Ontario had the opportunity to show a local children’s charity their full support, and they didn’t disappoint! Once a year around the world, McDonald’s Restaurants celebrate McHappy Day where portions of sales are donated to designated charities. This year, Ginger and Sandy Jackson, franchisees […]

Video: Why Isn’t My Wireless Keypad Working?

Why Won't Wireless Keypad Work, Uxbridge ON

Has this ever happened to you? Your garage door control and your remote controls are working, but your keypad isn’t? Changing the battery or reprogramming may be necessary. Watch this brief video from LiftMaster to learn more. For information on reprogramming, as well as safety information, consult your owner’s manual. If you’re still having trouble […]

Why Upright Doors is Committed to Community Involvement

Learn why Upright Doors is committed to community involvement in this article. Upright Door Service Inc is a family owned and operated business serving Uxbridge, Ontario. Owner Alan Fortnum lives in town. He hikes and cycles on the beautiful trails in the community and the surrounding area. Alan fosters social and economic relationships within the […]

Video: How to Maintain Your Lifestyle Garage Door Screen

Video - Lifestyle Screen Maintenance, Durham Region Ontario

If you own a Lifestyle Screen for your garage door, you’ll be anticipating spending time in your garage space in the warm weather – enjoying warm breezes without the nuisance of insects. Watch this video produced by Lifestyle Screens to learn how to perform preventative maintenance on your screen door. We’ve outlined the steps from […]

Protect Your Family From Dangers of Carbon Monoxide in Home and Garage

Carbon Monoxide Safety, Uxbridge ON

On October 15, 2014 a new bill (Bill 77 – Hawkins Gignac Act) was passed in Ontario, which makes Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors mandatory in every home, regardless of the age of the home. If you have oil, wood or gas burning appliances, a furnace or water heater, wood or gas fireplace, an attached garage […]

Garage Door Opener Technology: Then and Now

History of Garage Door Opener

Explore the history of garage door openers. From the first garage door opener to the latest in garage door opener technology. Wonder where the word “garage” comes from? The word originated from the french word “garer”. It means to shelter or protect. As owning cars became increasingly popular and accessible, there came a need to […]

How to Monitor Your Garage Door While Away From Home

LiftMaster MQ Technology, Uxbridge ON

In this short 2 minute video you will learn how you can monitor your garage door or close it from anywhere, anytime using LiftMaster’s MyQ Technology. Interested in learning more about this technology for your home or cottage? Contact Upright Door Service Inc. today for more information: (905) 852-1981.

IDA Warns Against Unsafe Garage Door Security Advice

IDA Tips for Garage Door Security, Uxbridge ON

June is Garage Door Safety Month, so we thought we would share an issue that came up recently in the United States regarding garage door security.  On May 7th a news story was aired cautioning homeowners that garage doors are an easy entryway into the house. During the story, a reporter put forth a “solution” […]

Tips For Choosing Garage Door Colour

Tips for garage door colour, Uxbridge Ontario

Often times our customers ask the question “Should my garage door match the siding, brick, trim, and/or front door?” When it comes to choosing a colour for your garage door, the first step to take is to determine your design objective. Is your goal to make your garage door blend in with the rest of […]

4 Reasons Why We Recommend C.H.I. Overhead Doors

Why Upright Door Service Recommends CHI Overhead Doors, Durham Region ON

With the numerous garage door manufacturers that exist in the industry today, here are Alan Fortnum’s, President of Upright Door Service Inc., reasons for recommending C.H.I. Overhead Doors.   I have been been directly involved in the garage door business since 1989. Prior to 2007, when C.H.I. Overhead Doors first started distributing directly to dealers […]

Why should I have my garage door serviced?

Why should I have my garage door serviced - Uxbridge Ontario

How long has it been since your garage door was last serviced? It is important to periodically inspect and service your garage door and garage door opener to ensure that they work at peak performance and to prolong the life of the door. Servicing your door and opener addresses wear and tear issues before they […]

Video: 2014 Uxbridge Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge 2013 Uxbridge ON

On the morning of January 1, 2014 approximately 20 participants gathered at Elgin Pond for the second annual Polar Plunge to support the United Way Durham Region. Among those there were 8 people representing family owned and operated residential garage door company Upright Door Service Inc. Thanks to everyone who joined Alan Fortnum, as part […]

Upright Team Makes Splash in 2014 Polar Plunge‏

Uxbridge Polar Plunge 2014

On the first morning of 2014, with the temperature hovering around -13 C, volunteers, friends, family and approximately 20 adventurous participants gathered and lined the shore of Elgin Pond for the second annual Polar Plunge to support the United Way. Among the revelers were 8 people representing family owned and operated residential garage door company Upright Door […]

3 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

Upright Christmas Magnet

Having trouble finding just the right gift for someone on your Christmas list? If that special someone is a homeowner, consider a gift that will add value and security to their home, and immediately enhance the home’s curb appeal. Here are three ideas: 1. Garage Door Openers and Garage Door Accessories The first option is the gift of convenience and […]

Steps To Garage Door Safety

Garage doors and garage door openers are designed to provide safe and reliable service when installed correctly, operated safely following the manufacturer’s recommendations, and maintained regularly. Because the garage door is the largest mechanical appliance in the home, care must be taken to prevent injury when operating both the door and opener. Garage door safety […]