Garage Door Repair For Safety And Security


If your garage door has been showing signs of wear and tear or damage, it is worth it to have it looked at by a professional. Garage doors that malfunction can lead to safety issues. Here are four common garage door problems, and why they should be fixed immediately. 1. Door Not Closing All of the Way If your garage door has gotten off-kilter or won't shut properly all of the way, this can become a safety hazard as well as a security risk.

3 April 2015

Ideas For Giving Your Garage Door A Fresh Look


It can be tempting to think of garage doors as strictly utilitarian and ignore their appearance.  However, for many homes the garage door constitutes a large portion of the visible exterior of the property and has the potential to significantly impact its curb appeal for better or worse. This article will look at ways to increase the visual appeal of your garage without spending a fortune: Paint It You already know that a fresh coat of paint is like an instant make-over for interior parts of your house, but the same is true for your garage door.

23 March 2015

Methods for Making a More Eco-friendly Garage


Garages are hardly the most obvious place to focus your efforts on being eco-friendly, but there are a surprising number of new developments in this field if having a greener house is your aim. Here are some examples of ways to make your garage friendlier for the environment. Concrete Garage Floors For one thing, concrete is known for being effective at keeping out all moisture, as well as being difficult to damage.

9 March 2015

Repairing Minor Cracks In Your Wooden Garage Door


Over time, wooden garage doors will often develop small cracks as a result of exposure to moisture or fluctuating temperatures. While these cracks may not be large in size, they can have a large impact on the way your garage door looks. The good news is, repairing this damage can be much easier than you think. In fact, by simply following the step by step instructions below, you will be able to repair this damage yourself in just three easy steps.

2 March 2015

How To Install A Garage Door Opener When You Have An Access Door To The Garage Attic


Many large garages have an attic for storage--or what is commonly called a "mother-in-law" room. The access doors to these spaces are in the ceiling of your garage, putting it very close to, if not directly in the way of, your open garage door. If you plan on putting in an electric garage door opener but your access door to the garage attic is in the way, you have only a few solutions to remedy this situation.

10 February 2015

There Is Hope For Resurrecting That Old Garage Door Of Yours


Has your garage become a cluttered and messy area of your home that you no longer use? Some property owners stop using their garages as a result of the doors becoming broken. There are also some property owners who have garage doors that are outdated. These doors may not have the features of modern doors, and some people are not in a financial position to replace their garage doors with cosmetic or mechanical issues.

29 January 2015

Simple Steps To Patch A Small Hole In Your Wooden Garage Door


If you have a wooden garage door that has a small hole in it, you have reason to be concerned about the problem becoming worse. Not only this, cold air will be able to enter and this can be annoying if you have a heated garage. Patch the hole by completing a few steps. When finished, the surface of the door will appear to be uniform and the damaged area will no longer be visible.

14 January 2015

Don't Throw Out That Old Garage Door When You Can Repurpose It


If you have decided that it is time to have a new garage door installed, you might find yourself wondering just what it is that you are supposed to do with the old one? Sure, you can ask the garage door installers to take it with them so that they can dispose of it. You could chop it up and set it out with the trash. Then again, you might want to consider some of the following suggestions and reuse that door so that it can continue to be put to good use.

7 January 2015

Tips For Buying The Right Garage Door


There reaches a point in time when calling your usual garage door repair company is not enough to salvage the door. The door may have significant sagging, it may struggle to open, or it could just be crumbling to pieces. With materials like steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and wood to consider, how do you know what type of garage door you need? Buying a Steel Garage Door A steel garage door is a popular choice because it is more durable and secure than just about any other option.

6 January 2015