A new garage door opener is not just convenient, it can also offer enhanced safety and security for your home. Some of the more modern safety features include electronic “eyes” that signal a closing door to stop and reverse direction if something crosses the beam and reversal mechanisms that activate if the closing door contacts…
How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last and What to Do if they Break
Torsion springs are intuitively designed to help stabilize your garage door. They also do the heavy lifting when garage doors open, and keep them from closing shut by accident. Garage door springs generally wear out in 6 to 10 years, but with specialty warranty programs, they can last forever. If you’re not sure how long your garage door springs will last and are…
How to Choose the Best Garage Door for Your Home
Choosing a new garage door can be exciting. In recent years there have been many updates to styles and types of garage doors. This is great for the design of your home, but all the options can be overwhelming. Here’s how to choose the best garage door for your home. Consider Price Doors come in…
Why Is My Garage Door Opening On Its Own?
Have you had your garage door open on its own, time and time again? This can be frustrating, especially when you are on a schedule and don’t have time for garage door malfunctions. When your garage door opener is on the fritz, here are some things you can do to figure out why it’s not…
Garage Door Opener Buying Guide
The overhead garage door and the automatic garage opener are a match made in heaven. Together they add comfort, security and value to your home.
Before 1926 if you wanted to get into your garage, you had to get out of your car, brave whatever tricks the weather was playing and heave open the doors with your bare hands.
After 1926, you could, at least in theory, take advantage of a new-fangled invention by C.G. Johnson….
Should I Choose a Wood or Steel Garage Door?
Manufacturers make garage doors from steel, wood, wood composites, fiberglass, vinyl and glass. Even will all these options, for many homeowners, the choice for a new garage door is often between wood and steel. Both materials are sturdy and attractive, but the differences between the two types of doors are distinct. How do you know if you should choose a wood or steel garage door? Make a decision based on your budget, maintenance preferences and home’s architecture….
How to Replace a Broken Window in a Garage Door
Did a baseball crack your garage door window? Or a crow fly directly into it? It’s not hard to break the glass that lets light into your garage. Fixing the problem takes a bit of elbow grease. If you are an experienced do-it-yourselfer, you can tackle the job yourself. We offer this overview of the process to give you an idea of the scope….
Winterize a Garage Door: Maintenance to Do Now!
Before winter, homeowners wrap pipes, repair the roof and put gardens to bed. But, winterize a garage? It’s not something people usually do. Garage doors are so reliable that we tend to take them for granted….
Garage Door Buying Guide
Our garage door buying guide will help you sort through the many options for today’s homes or businesses. Learn everything you need to know about choosing a new garage door….
Deck the Halls With Holiday Garage Door Decorations
Bring light to the dark days of winter with holiday garage door decorations. Keep it simple or be the envy of the neighborhood with your seasonal decor….
Signs of an Unbalanced Garage Door
A garage door works best when it’s in balance. An unbalanced garage door puts extra weight and strain on the opener. More pressure means the door will wear out too soon. A door out of balance also presents a hazard. These doors are heavy. If the door fails, it could fall and hurt someone….
6 Fall Curb-Appeal Tips
Are you looking for quick ways to step up curb appeal? Whether you’re getting ready to sell or you just want to give your home a fresh look, there are lots of ways to take your home from forgettable to fabulous. Take a look a some of our favorite tips for stepping up the curb appeal of your home….