Useful Information You Should Have Before Buying a Garage Door


The garage door is an integral facet of every home. In many ways, it is the face of home itself, the single largest and most visible piece that everyone sees. It also happens to be the single largest moving piece of equipment in your home. And as a homeowner, you definitely want to be proud of your home, so you’ll definitely want to make sure that you have a garage door that:
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You Backed into the Garage Door…Now What?


In what may be one of the most shocking moments of your life, you found yourself seated in your car, inside your garage…well, only partly in the garage because you just backed into the door. Whether it was because you were super late and overly distracted, tired from a late night or just plain out of it, you probably never expected to hear that sound or think that thought. It’s likely that you were equal parts horrified, incredibly angry and tearfully upset. Read More

Who says that garage doors have to be dull or boring?

You use your garage door every day. You park your car in front of it without noticing it. Most days, it’s like you look at it but you don’t ever really see it. Sometimes, you may even think about painting a mural on it just to give it a bit more character but you don’t have to go to that extreme. There’s a wide selection of models, colors and windows to enhance the look of your garage and home.
 
Remember that your garage door can take up between 30 and 40 percent of your home’s façade. If you put a little thought into your garage door’s appearance, it can make a big difference! Take a look at these home options for a little inspiration:
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How to Safely Keep Your Dog in the Garage During the Day

Have you ever considered keeping your dog or cat in the garage while you’re away during the day? If so, you’ve probably also worried that something may happen to your little friend or that the garage may otherwise not be safe for them. The truth is that you can definitely keep your pup in the garage while you’re away provided you take the required steps to ensure it is safe and comfortable beforehand.
 
If your dog tends to ruin furniture or property while you’re gone or make messes on the carpet, keeping them in the garage can become part of the solution. While we won’t cover here how to build a cage for them, we will discuss the steps you must take to ensure the entire garage can keep them happy and safe while you’re gone.
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You have endless possibilities for a garage with a well-insulated door – here are 10!


Have you ever wondered why a lot of people choose to park their car on the street instead of in their garage? It’s because they’ve identified a lot of other uses for their garage, and they’ve had a weather-tight, insulated garage door so that they can re-purpose the garage for other activities. What a well-insulated door does for you is keep the cold out in winter, and the heat out in summer. It also serves as a noise barrier. The trend in today’s homes is toward a multi-functional garage, so why not jump on board? Here are 10 great ideas for re-purposing your garage that might just motivate you to buy a weather-tight, insulated garage door.
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Turning your garage into a playroom

 

 
Garages…we love to have them, but then we also struggle to use them effectively, efficiently or even at all! When you have empty or poorly utilized garage space, you have options, and one of our staff opted to create a safe playroom for her growing family. Preparing to welcome her daughter into the world, and living with her active two year-old son, she felt that this project would offer so many benefits that it was a no-brainer.
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Extend the Life of Your Garage Door with Lubrication


Over time, garage doors tend to produce noises which they shouldn’t be making. Squeaking, groaning, straining – you may not be sure what’s causing it but you can tell it’s not right. Fortunately, this problem is usually easily solved simply by applying lubrication to the relevant parts. Not only does this routine maintenance procedure protect your ears, it protects your door’s reliability and can prevent costly damage.
 
Before you do anything else, you want to check out the door’s mechanism and make sure that everything is working correctly. One way to do so is to activate the emergency cord on your opener, checking to see if the door operates manually the way it’s supposed to. The door should only require one hand to lift, and should only weigh about eight to 10 pounds. If not, there may be a bigger issue at play, and you should contact us for an onsite assessment.
 
If everything seems to be working properly, then it’s time to lubricate the door to ensure it continues to work the way it should.
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Why Your Garage Door Makes So Much Noise

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Garage doors are one of those modern conveniences we all take for granted until they stop working correctly. Perhaps you’ve recently found yourself in this situation. Your garage door has begun announcing when it’s in use with a jarring noise that you’re fairly certain can’t be normal. Well, you’re right. Keep reading because we’re going to go over the most likely reasons for this problem and what you can do to remedy it.

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