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Garage Door Problems: Learn to Recognize Them

If your garage door squeaks, you might think it's nothing to worry about. However, a squeaky garage door can be dangerous, especially if it falls. A year ago, my garage door began to squeak whenever I opened and closed it. I ignored the problem and continued to use the door. One day, the door collapsed on my car as I backed out of my garage. Although my car sustained a lot of damage, I was very thankful to be alive. I contacted a garage door specialist the same day. The contractor informed me that my door's springs had given out. After the repairs, the contractor offered sound advice on how to recognize problems in my garage door and what to do about them. I started this blog to help other homeowners stay safe as well. Please, don't ignore your garage's problem, even if it's small.

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Insulate Your Garage Door To Control The Temperature

If your garage is too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, one problem that could be contributing to the discomfort is the lack of insulation in your garage door. Fortunately, you can insulate the garage door fairly easily. Here's how. Supply List Measuring tape Permanent marker Polystyrene foam board or reflective foil insulation Utility knife Double-sided tape Purchase the Materials Before you head out to buy what you need, measure the garage door. Read More 

Tips for Troubleshooting a Garage Door That Won’t Open

The point of a garage door opener is to make it easier on you so you don't have to jump in and out of your car to operate it manually. This is why it's so frustrating when the door won't open at the push of a button. The following tips can help you get to the bottom of the problem so it can be promptly fixed. Tip #1: Check the remote transmitter Read More 

Knowing When To Replace Or Repair Your Garage Door

There is no set time when you need to replace your garage door, and there are often benefits both to keeping your current setup and getting a new installation. Here are some steps that you can do to make an informed decision about when it's time to replace your garage door. Keep Track of Your Maintenance Costs Keep notes of how much time and money you have spent on maintenance each year. Read More 

Updating Those Old Wooden Garage Doors With New Ones

Garage doors that are made of wood can have a lot of character, but they are also very heavy and don't always work the way they are supposed to. Wooden doors are also notoriously drafty, letting cold air seep through in the winter and hot air in during the summer months. Replacing these old doors with new doors can make your garage doors much easier to use and will look much nicer from the street. Read More 

Consider Using a Glass Garage Door as a Convertible Wall in Your Tiny Home

If you are having a tiny home built, it is important to do whatever you can to make the space feel larger. A great thing to consider is having a convertible wall that can fold up when needed to allow you to easily connect your outdoor living space with your indoor living space. A glass garage door can be a great option to use as a convertible wall in your tiny home. Read More