Avoid spring break? Never! But that is precisely what most homeowners say they’d like to do when it is a spring that breaks on their garage door. Witty word play aside, the sound made by a snapping lifting spring is not joke. In fact, the volume and intensity of it will reverberate throughout the house and send everyone running towards the garage to find out if a small bomb exploded.
December 21, 2018
November 30, 2018
A residential burglary happens every minute and a half in Canada and evert 18 seconds in the United States. Roughly 60 to 80 percent of them occur in broad daylight. One of the most common points of egress into a home is the garage, and burglars take advantage of this. Not only are connecting doors often unlocked but garages themselves are full of valuable items ranging from power tools and bicycles to motorcycles and more. Even more disturbing, though, is the fact that many burglars use the garage to break in because we are careless when away from home.
October 26, 2018
It doesn’t matter if you are doing home renovations and repairs, or building a new home, you can always find ways to tackle some DIY projects. Yet, most household improvements or jobs require the right tools, skills and level of experience. And nowhere is that truer than the garage door system. In fact, most experts say that it is an area suited to professionals alone.
September 26, 2018
The garage door is one of the largest parts of your home, and yet many homeowners don’t think about how it can impact the character of your home’s appearance. Most of your neighbors see this part of your home every day, and if you ever wanted to sell the place, it would also be one of the first things a potential buyer would see. The garage door is far more important than you may think!
July 27, 2018
You’re happy with the way your garage door works, and the level of reliability it offers. However, you’re thinking about updating its aesthetics a little bit. If you’re wondering whether you should add decorative windows, understand that it is possible, but there are things that you should know.
June 29, 2018
If you love the idea of practicing yoga in your own home, but you worry that you do not have a nice and quiet space where no one is going to bother you, there is hope. You might want to consider turning your garage into a yoga studio. It is easier than you might imagine, and this could be the ideal place for you to enjoy your yoga in some peace and quiet.
May 25, 2018
To the untrained eye, most garage doors can look pretty similar. That misperception is compounded when two different doors offer the same R-value. Doesn’t that mean that they offer the same thermal protection for your garage, and should work the same way when it comes to their impact on your energy costs? Actually, that is not the case.
April 27, 2018
The color of your garage door…is it still appealing to you, in style, or well suited to your home? If not, now is a perfect time to consider updating it and getting a tidy and fresh look. Of course, that is a bit easier said than done if you’ve never refurbished or simply painted your garage door before! No worries! In this article, we are going to look at non-insulated and insulated metal doors, and how to paint them. If you have a wooden door, it is a good idea to contact your local paint or stain dealer. They can steer you towards the best methods and materials to use for a good outcome.
March 30, 2018
We look at certain words and think “boring” or “plain”. The term “traditional”, when used to describe design, can be mistaken for such meanings. However, when you have opted for traditional design of your home, it can mean many things, and it is usually a classic and appealing look.