Essential Tips and Tricks to Protect Your Home against Burglary


No one really wants to believe that they can be the victim of a burglary, but the fact remains that it is one of the most common crimes in North America. Did you know that there is a residential burglary every 18 seconds in the United States? Canada is only marginally safer – a home is burglarized every 90 seconds in the Great White North. Did you also know that most of those break-ins (60% and 80% respectively) occur during daylight hours?
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Noisy Garage Door? 4 Tips to Make It Stop!


It’s amazing what we can get used to in our lives. That noisy fan belt in your car? Chances are good you don’t even hear it anymore. The same thing applies to your garage door. If you go long enough with it squeaking and squealing, you might not even notice that it makes those sounds. We generally ignore small, minor noises. We chalk them up to normal operation.
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Updating a Tired Carport into a Glorious Multi-Season Living Space


If you have a carport, you may be dreaming of ways to extend the summertime glow and spend a little more time outdoors relaxing. Right? Well, you can! It is easy to turn your carport into a multi-season living space. Now, you can spend more time entertaining family and friends with these tips to help you get your project out of your head and onto your house.
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5 Compelling Reasons NOT to Repair Your Garage Door Yourself


Are you planning a new home build? Perhaps you’re renovating your existing house, or maybe just remodeling the garage. In many instances, there are tons of things you can do on your own, from framing and general carpentry to pouring concrete footers for a new porch. However, there are things that should really be left to the professionals. For instance, you would probably never try to wire a new home’s electrical system on your own.
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Tips for Choosing the Right Garage Door Size for SUVs and RVs


When it comes to residential garage door sizes, most of us have a pretty good estimate in mind. Single doors generally measure about nine feet wide by eight feet tall at the maximum. Double doors are usually 16 feet wide, but may be up to 18 feet wide. However, are those large enough for sports utility vehicles (SUVs)? What about recreational vehicles (RVs)?
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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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