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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 [...]

5 Benefits of a Full View Aluminum Garage Door

There are many garage door options on the market today. If you’re looking to give your home exterior a true modern update, full view aluminum garage doors are the way to go. They provide a whole range of benefits too. Here’s a look at five perks that can make one a worthwhile investment. Boost in Curb Appeal Aluminum is [...]

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 [...]