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Smart Home Garage Door Options

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 a controller to restore your [...]

Pros and Cons of Fiberglass Garage Doors

One of the most important considerations when getting a new garage door is material. Everyone is aware of wood, steel and aluminum, but few people know much about fiberglass. While this material has lost some popularity throughout the years, it’s an interesting material that is uniquely suited for certain environments and preferences. Here are all the pros and cons [...]

Garage Safety Tips for Families & Children

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 Safe Garage door safety is [...]

7 Tips for National Garage Door Safety Month

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 you factor in how frequently [...]

What You Need to Do If You Accidentally Get Locked Out of Your Garage

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 not receiving the signal, is [...]

Why Spring Is the Best Time to Buy a New Garage Door

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 rusted or fallen into disrepair [...]

Enhance Resale Value with a Finished Garage & New Garage Door

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 storage. There is much to [...]

Checking Your Garage Door Safety Sensors

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 position.  This simple safety feature [...]

Boost Property Value by Updating Your Garage Door

Replacing your garage door can have a significant impact on property value. In 2014, U.S. News and World Report estimated homeowners can get an 83.7% return on investment, while the Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report noted a possible 95.5% ROI. This means new garage door installation now has a near-perfect return. Garage doors come with significant aesthetic and [...]

Beat the Heat: 6 Garage Cooling Solutions

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 you use your garage as [...]

Is a Carriage House Garage Door Right for My Home?

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 snow, in 1921 the first [...]

Choosing Whether to Repair or Replace a Garage Door

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 cost-effective approach is to replace [...]

The Ultimate Garage Storage & Organization Guide

If you’ve allowed belongings like tools, toys, old furniture, and workout equipment to slowly edge your car out of its intended parking space, it is probably time to get a fresh start. And don’t beat yourself up about the clutter. You are not alone. We all are in the habit of casting out items and leaving them to languish in [...]

How to Keep Your Home Safe After Your Garage Remote Is Stolen

This blog post will teach homeowners how to best protect their homes if they find that a burglar stole their garage door opener. The tips in this blog post range from disabling your garage door remote to using your control panel to secure your home after a burglary. The FBI estimated there were 1,230,149 burglaries in the United States in [...]

How to Avoid Garage Door Break-Ins

There is no time like the present to make your home more protected. These are uncertain times. Beyond taking care of your health and the health of your loved ones, making sure your home is safe and secure is definitely at the top of the priority list. It never hurts to take extra precautions. The garage is one of the [...]

Best Chamberlain Garage Door Openers for Your Home

Automatic garage door openers make life much simpler. Let’s not kid ourselves, having to pull into your driveway and physically lift a heavy garage door is just a hassle. Not only is it tough on your back and time consuming, but if the weather isn’t being agreeable, you can find yourself stuck in a downpour as you raise and [...]

How to Find & Maintain Your Garage Door Springs

One could argue that you likely enter your home through the garage more frequently than the front door, effectively making the garage the main point of entry for your home. While manual garage doors are a thing of the past, homeowners now rely on garage door springs, garage door openers, motors and rollers to do the heavy lifting for [...]

10 Fun Garage Door Stats That Will Surprise You!

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 section joints (59.5%), followed by [...]

Top 5 Reasons to Choose LiftMaster Garage Door Openers

In the world of garage door openers, no other brand comes close to replicating the superior craftsmanship and functionality that LiftMaster offers. They truly are the best garage door opener in the industry. With top-of-the-line safety features and the ability to control your garage door from your smartphone, it is easy to see why LiftMaster is the trusted choice [...]

What You Need to Know About Garage Door Opener Installation

Few realize how important garage door openers are. They do a lot of the heavy lifting, in conjunction with the garage door springs, and are a central component with any garage door installation. Just imagine having to physically lift and lower your garage door multiple times a day, year-round? That would give anybody a sore back. Well, that is exactly [...]