Home automation has revolutionized control over lighting, appliances, and climate control. Now, the smart garage is quickly becoming an essential part of the smart home. The functionality you’ll find brings a great deal of convenience. For instance, you’re halfway to work and realize you didn’t close the garage door. Just use your smartphone as [...]
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This article will give homeowners garage safety tips that can prevent injuries and even death. From maintenance advice to tips on what not to do in and around your garage, the article presents ways that your garage can be a safer place for your family. Safer Homes: More Garage Safety Tips That Keep Families [...]
June has been declared National Garage Door Safety Month. As the largest moving object in your home, it’s important that your garage door is properly maintained and inspected to keep it operating safely. Garage doors can weigh up to 600 lbs and can be a real safety hazard if they fall into disrepair. When [...]
Have you ever found yourself standing there in frustration because you can’t seem to get your garage door to open from either the inside or outside? While it isn’t that common, people have been known to get locked out of their garage. If you cannot get into the garage because the door opener is [...]
Springtime is always a welcomed sight. With it brings warmer weather, longer days, and drier air. This is a great time to get some home maintenance done that was left to linger over the winter months. When the snow and ice begin to thaw, it may uncover some parts of your home that have [...]
With a few tweaks, your garage could be an essential part of your home. By enhancing the garage walls, the flooring, and the door, you could greatly improve your house's resale value. A finished garage can incorporate a number of features, from an updated garage door to improved walls, flooring, lighting, security, efficiency, and [...]
Safety sensors are an important feature of all residential automatic garage doors. In fact, federal law requires them on all garage door openers that are manufactured after 1993. For added safety, any automatic garage door opener that doesn’t have a safety reverse mechanism properly connected and installed in it won’t even travel in the down [...]
Few people bother to cool their garages. But on 100°F+ days in Las Vegas, the air temperature inside can get so hot the space is practically useless. West facing garages, darker garage door colors, and the heat from a vehicle can exacerbate the problem. But there are ways to beat the heat, especially if [...]
Garage doors have evolved throughout the centuries, with the earliest garage doors dating back thousands of years. Carriage house garage doors are considered the original garage door, which featured two separate doors that swing outward from the middle. Because the original carriage-style garage doors had difficulty opening due to being blocked by ice and [...]
Garage door repair is inevitable. Eventually, homeowners must decide between repair and new garage door replacement. The longer your garage door lasts, the greater the return on investment, or ROI, you get from it. Maintaining it improves reliability and longevity, and can improve home resale value, but how do you decide when the most [...]