Garage Door Openers

Other than side and backdoors, the garage is the second most common place for a burglar to gain entry into your home. Worse yet, you may own a home with a wraparound driveway that leads to a garage facing the rear of the home. Low visibility is a burglar’s best friend. Show an experienced burglar—who already knows that the most vulnerable place for most homes is the garage door

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Finding Solutions to Common Garage Door Problems

Garage doors lead pretty simple lives. Up, down, up, down, over and over, year after year—until suddenly they don’t work the way they should. Fortunately, that simple life usually makes for relatively simple repairs. Sometimes, though, even reliable old garage doors bite the dust or need major repairs. Basic Maintenance and Quick Fixes If your garage door is behaving well at this moment, you can likely keep it working that way if you follow a simple inspection and maintenance routine. These same tips may also correct problems that are just beginning to appear: Examine the rollers and tracks on the garage door. If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned them, now is the time to clean the rollers and tracks with a good brushing and to lubricate the rollers and axles. The bearings on rollers can also wear out; replace any rollers that don’t operate smoothly. Tighten the hardware. …

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Garage Remodeling Ideas – Adding More Space

One of the easiest ways to add more room to your home is to better utilize the space you already have. Garage remodeling can be a cost-effective way to greatly expand your home’s living space, especially if you already park in the driveway. While many people end up storing nearly everything messily in their garage, a garage remodel can also help and/or encourage a little reorganization, while giving your home better, more usable space. Garage Remodeling Many people find that a garage offers the perfect environment for a home office, studio space, or workshop. Since many garages are attached to or near the home, often a little garage remodeling can easily match the same comforts as a home: heating and cooling, phone wiring, even plumbing. However, transforming your garage doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your storage area. Many garages today have become multifunctional, allowing for cars, general storage, and a home …

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Garage Door Repair and Maintenance Tips

There are few keys to keeping your garage door in good working order. The first is to perform an annual inspection to head off problems before they start. These general maintenance steps can be done by most do-it-yourselfers, though by hiring an expert in garage door repair you’ll rest easier knowing that nothing is missed. Beyond the basic maintenance, however, you probably want to bring in a professional to perform more complicated repairs. It’s generally worth the money to hire someone you trust so you can be sure there’s nothing to worry about when your garage door repair is said and done. Basic Garage Door Maintenance There are a few basic maintenance tasks that you should hire out or do yourself on an annual basis. Performing these simple checks will go a long way in preventing the need for future garage door repair. Check the tracks for dents or other damage. …

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