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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 [...]

5 Garage Storage Ideas for Garage Organization

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 of cleaning out your garage [...]

The Best Garage Door Manufacturers

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 with the rise of rideshare [...]

7 Useful Benefits of a Detached Garage

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 starting to realize that detached [...]

A Guide to Garage Door Sizes

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”, through the 20th century, the [...]

Most Common Winter Garage Door Problems

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 want to open?  When temperatures [...]

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Garage

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 the household. For being the [...]

How to Change the Batteries in Your Garage Door Remote

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 issues are typically easy to [...]

Why & How to Lubricate Your Garage Door

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 is properly maintained. [...]

Holiday Garage Door Covers and How to Install Them

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 more patriotic or be more [...]

How Often Should I Get a Garage Door Tune-Up?

It’s a good idea to get a garage door tune-up once every six months. Garage doors consist of many mechanical parts that work hard every day and that wear over time. After all, they’re used as much as several times per day. A damaged garage door component can lead to many avoidable problems, and even dangerous situations. In the [...]

What Are the Strange Noises Coming from My Garage Door?

Garage doors have a way of letting us know something is wrong. A little noise may not be something urgent to worry about. But keep in mind garage doors and their components wear over time, so taking a strange noise seriously can save trouble later. You can narrow down the list of potential problems by listening to how your [...]

A Guide to Garage Door Windows

Windows are one of the most innovative features of garage doors. Aside from the broad choice of materials and styles available, installing a garage door with windows has aesthetic and functional benefits. By doing so, you can: Add natural light to your garage without installing additional bulbs and fixtures. Increase the curb appeal of your home, as windows add [...]

Garage Door Backup Systems

Battery backup is now a requirement for all newly installed garage door openers in California. As of July 2019, all residents who replace their garage door/opener must have it or face a penalty of up to $1,000 per violation (per SB 969). Battery backup systems for garage doors operate during power outages and allow residents to safely evacuate during [...]

How to Open My Garage Door in a Power Outage

Most people take their garage doors for granted. The nature of their simple function makes them one of the most underappreciated and overlooked features in a home. Your garage door most likely runs off of electricity. And unless it’s happened to you before, you probably wouldn’t even dream of being trapped in your garage during a power outage.  Power [...]

The Most Expensive Garages in the U.S.

Over the past few years, estates have been breaking records with massive, ultra-expensive garage spaces. In 2014, KTLA reported on Palazzo di Amore. Featuring 53,000 square feet of living space, 12 bedrooms, and 23 bathrooms, it also has an entertainment complex and whopping 27-car garage—not to mention a 3,500-bottle wine cellar/tasting room—all for a record-breaking listing price (at the [...]

Tips for Turning Your Garage into a Unique Man Cave

Whether you want to turn your garage into a family room, office, or man cave, there are many unique ideas that can turn a musty, stale room into one of the most functional spaces in your home. There are so many possibilities. A garage can be converted into a movie room, fitness studio, gaming area, or recording studio. But [...]

How to Protect Your Wooden Garage Door from Wear and Tear

Las Vegas is known for dry heat but is no stranger to temperature and other weather extremes. Normally dry conditions can suddenly turn stormy. Temperature extremes and moisture can increase the effects of wear and tear, causing a wooden garage door to crack, bend, or warp. Wood is also prone to mildew, moss, dust, and other contaminants that can [...]

How Safe Is Your Garage Door?

If properly utilized, a garage can be one of the most functional, reliable parts of your home. But how safe is it really? From aging garage doors to faulty sensors, to other safety issues that can put your family and home in harm’s way, there are many factors to consider. Here’s how to determine just how safe your garage [...]

How Insulated Garage Doors Help in Extreme Weather

Garage door insulation can have far-reaching benefits, whether it’s hot or cold outside. Insulation provides a thermal boundary. It can maintain conditioned indoor air, which is beneficial whether you have an attached garage and rooms adjacent to the garage space, or a detached garage where a variety of activities may take place inside. Insulation has long been known to [...]