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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 [...]

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 [...]

2019 Innovations in Garage Door Technology

There was a time when a garage door was simple. You’d open it up to drive away, press the button to close it, and repeat the process when you came home. Garage doors are no longer that simple, as numerous smart devices have flooded the market. Smart controllers with a variety of convenient functions are available; many of them [...]

How You Can Benefit From a Contemporary Garage Door

Everything You Should Know About Contemporary Garage Doors While you are searching for garage doors in Henderson, you may consider getting a contemporary design. This style is becoming increasingly popular among new homeowners. If your home has been crafted in a modern architectural style, you may want to consider placing a contemporary garage door alongside it. What Is Contemporary Architectural [...]

7 Tips for Garage Door Preventative Maintenance

Day after day, your garage door works dependably, so you take it for granted. But since it’s the largest moving part in your home and endures multiple cycles per day, wear and tear can take a toll. Garage door failures often happen suddenly. They account for over 30,000 injuries every year, but fortunately there are warning signs to look [...]