On average a garage door lasts 20 years. But it will only be reliable if it is well maintained. While the weather is warm and the days are long, add summer maintenance for your garage door to your to-do list. What should your list include? Check out our summer maintenance tips….
Installing a garage-door seal is a big job. It requires know-how and attention to detail. Having a good garage-door seal keeps warm or cold air from flowing freely into the garage. Rodents and dirt have free range when a garage-door seal is broken.
If a garage is attached to the house, a well-insulated and sealed door will keep your home’s temperature more consistent. A seal can protect against minor encroachments of moisture, but even the strongest seal won’t prevent against a serious water problem….
A home garage workshop is a great place to work on hobbies, home-improvement projects or even run a business. It doesn’t take a lot of room or cash to set up a sweet space you can call your own.
A good workshop has certain essential features: security, space, lighting and organization….
Are you planning a garage addition? Constructing a garage adds resale value to your home. It can boost the asking price of a house by 13 percent, according to a Florida State University study cited by bankrate.com. The cost of building an attached garage runs from about 7,000 to 30,000 dollars, according to fixr.com….
Want to paint a concrete garage floor? It’s relatively easy and inexpensive project. A smooth coat of color makes the garage look great. Concrete paint comes in both latex and epoxy formulas. One-part epoxy paint is a good choice because it resists mold, mildew and stains. Epoxy-based paint tends to last longer than latex paint because it makes a strong bond with the floor.
WHY PAINT A CONCRETE GARAGE FLOOR?
Bare concrete releases dust as it wears out. Paint seals the surface of the concrete. A painted floor keeps the garage, and everything in it, cleaner.
When dust settles on garage door electronic eyes and in the tracks, it causes trouble. Dirty tracks can bog down the movement of the door. Dust-covered safety eyes keep the automatic door opener from working. Keeping the components of your garage door clean and maintained helps avoid the need for garage door repairs….
Lubricate a garage door to keep it working smoothly. Most doors squeak when they need to be greased. A once-a-year lubrication of all the moving parts is usually enough to keep the door in good shape. Regular maintenance, including lubrication, extends the time between garage door repairs and replacements….
What if you could control your garage door from across town or, for that matter, from across the world? Without returning home, you could open the door for a babysitter, a neighbor or a child who has forgotten his key.
Smart-garage systems allow you to do those things and more. They can help secure your home, and they work in concert with other devices, such as a learning thermostat….
Did you know garage doors need an occasional tune-up? A well-maintained door lasts longer and works better. Tune-ups are especially important if your business depends on a garage door. The most compelling reason for regular tune-ups, though, is safety. A malfunctioning garage door can hurt people and damage property….
Garage door openers last a long time. They are one of the most reliable devices in a home. Seldom do they malfunction, and it’s not often that one wears out. If an opener does quit working, give us a call. We can often repair it.
Why would you ever want to replace an old opener that still works well? That would be a waste of money, right? Maybe not. Newer openers offer advantages in safety and security. Some are more convenient, too.
Why would you ever want to replace an old opener that still works well? That would be a waste of money, right? Maybe not. Newer openers offer advantages in safety and security….