A PRIMER ON GARAGE DOOR ACCESSORIES

If you have a garage, chances are you use your garage door on a daily basis without really thinking of how big of an impact it has on your life. But did you know that 45% of American homeowners who have garages use their garage door as their primary point of entry into their homes? In contrast, the front door gets so much attention but is only used as a primary point of entry by 35% of homeowners. That being said, it’s a great idea to invest in ways to boost the functionality, security, and aesthetic appeal of your garage door. The following accessories can be good standalone purchases or an excellent add-on to a garage door replacement project: Accessories for Functionality Control accessories. These accessories make garage operation easier and more secure. Examples include: Keyless entry – a security accessory that allows you to open your garage door using a pre-programmed code as opposed to …

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What You Need to Know About Replacing Your Garage Door

This quick and relatively affordable home improvement adds value, beauty and utility to the exterior of your home. Your garage door may be one of your home’s most prominent, visible elements, depending upon the garage’s size and orientation. Because of this, the garage door has an opportunity to boost your home’s style and beauty or, if it’s in shoddy shape, significantly detract from the house’s appearance. If your home’s garage door has seen better days, consider replacing it. Few home improvements can increase a home’s curb appeal as quickly and affordably as a new garage door. Garage Door Materials Garage doors have come a long way in recent years. Taking advantage of modern technologies, today’s doors are built of materials that look great and withstand the elements for many years with little maintenance. Garage doors are manufactured from steel, fiberglass composites, wood and aluminum. A door’s main material and construction determine its durability …

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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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