Your garage door is the largest moving part in your home and perhaps works harder than any object or appliance that you own. To maximize your safety, and provide you with some intriguing facts, here are garage door stats homeowners should know. The most common garage door injuries are caused by pinched or crushed [...]
About pgThis author has not yet filled in any details.
So far pg has created 393 blog entries.
With Spring around the corner, you may be feeling the urge to clean out parts of your home. Typically, spring cleaning is left for the hard-to-tackle areas. The back porch, closets and the garage all top the list for spaces we wish were tidier. Today, we’re going to tackle the garage. But if the thought [...]
Garages are experiencing somewhat of a growth spurt. You may not consider the garage to be an essential part of most homes, but it seems homeowners are starting to cozy up to the idea that a garage can be used for much more than just storage or a parking space. One would think that [...]
Today’s garages are most often attached to houses. In the early days of cars, vehicles were parked out in the open or in separate carriage houses. Attached garages became popular in the late 1940s and became more prevalent ever since. About 80% of homes had attached garages by the 2000s. However, many homeowners are [...]
Garage doors are some of the most prominent features of home exteriors. Up and down your street you’ll see houses with garage doors, which are not all one and the same. The door must fit the garage opening precisely. Therefore, many size options exist. From 1896, when Henry Ford built the first “horseless carriage”, [...]
Nothing sours someone’s mood more than having to weather frigid temps in the A.M. hours before a long workday. When winter rears its frosty face, having a garage can be a lifesaver and make your mornings tolerable. But what if you go to leave for work or the store, and your garage door doesn’t [...]
Now that the decorations are safely stowed away and the in-laws are back in their cozy homes, it is time to honor your yearly home maintenance resolutions. Some people opt for cleaning out their closets, while others focus their attention on fine-tuning major home appliances and exterior features. Garage doors are the workhorses of [...]
Your garage door is one of the heaviest and most frequently used appliances in the household. Weighing in at anywhere between 180 lbs, all the way up to a whopping 400 lbs, garage doors have a lot of moving parts and tend to malfunction from time to time. Fortunately, most mechanical and electronic related [...]
Coming home to a noisy garage door is irritating. Nonetheless, annoying screeches, and even groans, don’t always mean you need to rush and call a repair professional. Oftentimes, lubricating your garage door can solve the problem. But it’s important to use the right lubricant and follow the right procedures to make sure your [...]
Garage door covers come in many forms. This holiday season, you can decorate your garage door to make your home more festive. Just as covers are available for various other holidays and special occasions such as graduations, various options are available as winter sets in. Some people even cover their garage doors to be [...]