5 Simple Garage Door Troubleshooting Tips


It can be very frustrating when your garage door won't open or close. Before you call a repairman for an expensive garage door repair, though, there are some tricks you can try to get your door working again. Here are simple garage door troubleshooting tips: 1. Check the mode. Garage doors have "vacation" or "away" modes. When your door is set to one of these modes, it won't respond to the garage door opener from the outside.

2 June 2015

3 Types of Garage Doors That You Should Consider


Buying the right garage door for your home is very important because of how greatly it can affect both the curb appeal and resale value of your home. Wood, aluminum, and steel are just a few of the many great garage door options available to you. Wood Garage doors that are made out of wood are going to be your best option if you are looking to improve the curb appeal of your home.

28 May 2015

Garage Security: Keeping Your Garage Safe From Unwanted Visitors


With all of the expensive items you place in your garage, it's important to keep them safe. When you can't store your tools, car, or sporting gear in your home, you must make your garage as safe as the inside of your home. Your garage is generally the main way you enter and leave your home, and this makes your garage vulnerable to intrusion. To protect your garage from potential theft, it's important to follow some safety guidelines.

22 May 2015

Repairing Minor Rust Damage To Your Metal Garage Door


Even a small amount of rust has the ability to eat right through the surface of your metal garage door. The good news is, removing this rust and repairing the damage can be a relatively easy task if completed in the early stages of rust development. The step-by-step instructions outlined below can help you to complete these repairs: What You Will Need rough grain sandpaper liquid rust remover wire brush metal epoxy filler rust-resistant exterior spray paint cleaning cloths Step 1: Sand The Rusted Area

15 May 2015

5 Ways To Repurpose Your Old Garage Doors


As you get a new set of doors for your garage, the question remains: what should you do with the old ones?  Well, you could take the boring option and either junk them or give them away, but where is the fun in that?  Here are a few exciting and creative ideas that will let you re-use those doors. Create New Pieces of Furniture Firstly, the long, paneled design of garage doors makes them excellent candidates for repurposing into furniture.

13 May 2015

Three Tips For Preventing A Crack In Your Garage Door's Bulb Seal


At the bottom of every good garage door is a thin layer of rubber weatherstripping called a bulb seal. If this bulb seal breaks, you'll suddenly see many more bugs and a lot more moisture coming into your garage. To minimize the risk of a crack forming on your garage door's bulb seal, remember these three tips. Make Sure You Operate The Door At Least Once Every Few Days The longer a bulb seal sits in one place, the less likely it'll be able to move again without tearing.

9 May 2015