Help! My garage door is making strange noises

If your garage door recently started making strange noises you’re probably getting a bit worried. The fact that it’s still opening properly is probably reassuring you, but no doubt there’s a mini-you on your shoulder telling you that you should take care of it before this small problem becomes something much bigger.
But there’s just one problem; when you call your garage door specialist, they’re going to want to know what kind of noise your garage door is making, so you need to make sure you can explain what’s going on.
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How can you choose the right driveway surface?

There are a number of things you should consider when contemplating a driveway surface. Some are practical, others are environmental, and some are purely aesthetic. Whatever you choose, a well-surfaced driveway can add real curb appeal to your home. There are a number of different materials available, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. You want your home to look great, but you’re probably also considering your budget.
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The Pros and Cons of a Garage Door with a Pedestrian Door

You’ve probably seen pictures of pedestrian doors on garages in the past. They look really great and seem very convenient, so people have become fond of posting galleries of them all over the Internet.

The rationalization behind pedestrian doors seems to be, “Instead of opening that big door to get in the garage, I could just walk through a much smaller one.” Read More

Have You Thought About How Strong Your Garage Door is?

Garage doors are some of the hardest working pieces of equipment in our entire house. They perform a lot of operations for us on a daily basis. We studied some of the performance challenges that garage doors face during their lifetimes. A lot of these factors have never been considered before. After reading this blog post, you will have a new respect for your garage door! These facts can help you understand exactly what your garage door goes through on a daily basis, how hard it works, and why it’s so important to invest in proper installation and maintenance care. Read More

Making the Case for Garage Insulation

Technically, nobody is forcing you to insulate your garage. Those R-value levels that you hear about, well, government agencies and energy conservation standards are somewhat unclear about them. If you have an attached garage or one with rooms in the house above it, there are differing minimum standards for the R-value of each. A detached garage requires no minimum R-level.
Of course, if you ever plan to be in your garage for even a small amount of time, it would be nice if it were comfortable, and that’s the main reason most people consider insulating the walls and door of the garage. Space heaters won’t do the job in a freezing garage if the walls aren’t insulated.
Look a little deeper, however, and you’ll see that the case for garage insulation is pretty airtight. Let’s look at the most compelling evidence. Read More

Two single garage doors or one large double door?

You’re in the middle of designing your new house and some developers are showing you designs of homes with one wide garage door while others are suggesting designs with two single garage doors. Which of the two designs is the most appropriate for your home?
Here are some insights that will assist you in making the best decision based on your needs as well as the architectural style of your house.
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Light Up Your Garage

Is the garage you are building well-lit for all those projects you plan to do? Or, do you already have a garage where the lighting really isn’t sufficient? Illuminating your garage can be easy when you know exactly what types of lighting you need. Here are some tips for lighting up your space.
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