People find it very easy to take garage door for granted. They are however a very important and useful part of a home. They provide curb appeal, provide utility and of course, increase the value of your property. Garage doors have sophisticated systems that allow them to work quietly in the background. Continue reading
Having problems with the garage door is quite an inconvenience, as if that’s not enough, it also affects your safety. It’s paramount to be certain you garage door opener is in proper working condition i.e. it opens promptly, shuts promptly and it doesn’t accidentally close. It is important Continue reading
Winter is close at hand, it is therefore important to pass your garage door through this checklist before it disappoints you. The process doesn’t take time-less than 30 minutes, and it can be done using household items.
- Examine the battery in your remote control
Depending on how much you make use of your garage door, the battery may last up to a year. It’s smart to always have a spare battery handy. Continue reading
Garage doors that support window panels have the advantage, not only in style, but also in the way it brightens your workspace.
When planning on a garage door replacement, it is advisable to go for models with window panels, if not for aesthetics but also as a safety measure. If you put out the light in your garage, will you see the things around you? Avoid tripping in the dark and upgrade to the numerous advantages of window-paneled garage doors. Continue reading
If you’ve been in your house for some time, you know a few things already. Light bulbs don’t last nearly as long as some adverts say, plumbing never fails until you need it the most, and of course, that repairing your garage door is unavoidable. No matter how good it is, one day, a spring will break. Sometimes from use, other times as a result of age. Continue reading
There are a number of myths and misconceptions associated with garage doors just like every other thing. Our favorites are some of these:
The weight of the door is lifted by garage door electric opener. A maximum of ten pounds is allowed to be lifted by the residential garage door openers regardless of the style or brand because of the way it is designed. The lifting are done by the springs. The plastic drive components will suffer extremely if the springs are of old because more weight will be added to it. Continue reading
When the time comes to replace the garage door, one of the major concerns for the majority of homeowners is the cost. However, there is a large difference between actual up-front cost, and the value the improvement will bring to the home. The lowest rock-bottom price is not necessarily the one you should go with — experience and quality are far more important over the long-term. Continue reading
Those who like the do-it-yourself types of projects have grown more and more fond of installing their automatic garage doors by themselves. Along with the sense of pride that comes from a job well done, it is a simple matter to customize variables such as speed and noise. When deciding on the opener that you are going to choose, although there are some pros and cons to each one, the main deciding factor is what you prefer personally. The three main types of openers are discussed below: Continue reading