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4 Reasons Your Garage Door Safety Sensor Isn’t Working

Garage door safety sensors play a huge role in ensuring your garage door can be operated safely with minimal risk to yourself, your family, pets, and property. They have been mandated by the U.S. government since 1993. Every electric garage door opener built since then has photo-eye sensors that reverse it when obstructions are detected. If a garage door safety [...]

Why You Should Check Your Garage Door Seal

The garage door seal is an important component, but most homeowners overlook its importance. The simple construction of a singular long rubber strip, running along the underside and the perimeter of the door makes it easy to overlook. To understand why you should check this seal, we’ll look at the reasons it’s so important. What Does A Garage Door Seal [...]

How to Install a Garage Door Lock

Let’s face it, you never want to be faced with the problem that someone opened your garage door. Many homeowners struggle with how to reset a garage remote. But there’s often a more significant underlying factor—the security of your garage door lock. Garages are a common entry point for burglars. A good lock can keep your garage door secure, even [...]

How to Get Rid of Garage Door Rust

Unless the warranty prohibits you from doing so, you can remove garage door rust yourself. Rust makes a shiny metal garage door look old and worn. It also eats away at metal, eventually compromising structural integrity if not dealt with properly. Removing rust can both improve curb appeal and extend the life of your garage door. Here are a few [...]

How to Fix a Pitted Garage Floor

  Even the smoothest of concrete surfaces can eventually succumb to wear. A pitted garage floor can yield more than a jagged appearance. If left alone, these small holes can grow in size and number. Fortunately, a concrete garage floor can be cleaned and resurfaced in a day; most of the time, it can even be a fun DIY project. [...]

7 Easy Garage Organization Ideas

A lack of garage organization can drastically reduce your its’ usefulness. Besides, no one is proud of their garage if it’s a cluttered mess. But rather than neglecting your garage, there are easy organization ideas that will turn it into the functional space it can be.   When carefully planned, a garage organization project can be completed in a few [...]

Garage Door Buying Guide

Buying a garage door can be much more complex than on the surface, which is why we’ve created the Garage Door Buying Guide. A garage door must be the perfect fit for your home. It is both a driver of functionality and curb appeal. Since a garage door can take up a third of the front façade of your home, [...]

7 Easy Garage Ideas to Add More Function

Achieving a more functional garage may be easier than you think; here are a few garage ideas to turn this wasted space into a hidden gem. Most people see their garage as a simple place to store their car, tools, or outdoor gear. But even a small garage has much more potential than that. With a little creativity, a garage [...]

Will Adding a Detached Garage Increase My Homes’ Value?

A detached garage adds a great deal of functional space to your home. It can get you one of the highest returns of any home renovation, other than upgrading countertops and kitchen appliances that can yield close to 100% ROI. The exact value you can add by building a garage depends on your neighborhood. If most houses nearby [...]

The Secret to Converting Your Garage into More Living Space

The garage is typically the best place to look for extra space in a crowded home. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost to convert a garage in 2021 ranged from $5,957 to $22,892. Converting a garage can be complicated and trading a usable space for more living quarters comes with risks. A garage conversion can be a lot [...]

What Causes Garage Doors to Randomly Open?

One of the most common problems with garage doors is when they randomly open or reverse while closing. Many homeowners ask the pivotal question, “Why would my garage door randomly open?” There are a few possible answers. If a garage door opens on its own, and doesn’t obey your commands, here are some reasons why: Dirty/Blocked Sensors Photo-eye [...]

The Most Common Causes of Garage Door Damage

A broken garage door can seem like a sudden and unexpected occurrence. But oftentimes the damage is caused by common underlying issues, most that result from everyday wear and tear. By knowing what parts most often break down, you can address issues before they lead to safety concerns and expensive repairs. Causes of garage door damage homeowners may [...]

6 Surprising Reasons Why a New Garage Door Can Be Cost-Effective

Investing in a new garage door is a big decision. But when repair costs add up, there’s no guarantee how much longer the door will last, and when your old system is unsafe or inefficient, it’s time for a replacement. Homeowners often balk at the idea of replacing a garage door. But doing so can be cost-effective in [...]

Best Ways to Identify Your Garage Door Springs

Your garage door would be hopeless without its springs. Garage door springs allow garage doors to open and close smoothly. Garage doors are deceptively hefty, and the springs do most of the heavy lifting. If garage door springs are getting used every day, it is not uncommon for them to get worn out and need a replacement. When [...]

What Causes Garage Door Springs to Break

Broken springs can cause your garage door not to work and put you in great danger. Understanding some of the reasons that the springs in your garage door can malfunction may prevent damage to other garage door parts and save you a lot of money in repairs. Reasons Why Garage Door Springs Malfunction The torsion springs connected to your [...]

When Do Garage Door Rollers Need to Be Replaced?

Important components in your garage door system, garage door rollers connect the door to the tracks so it can open and close properly. These rollers feature a rod and wheel design and tend to experience wear and tear over time; worn/damaged rollers can strain the garage door opener and decrease its lifespan. But how do you know when they [...]

My Garage Door Fell Off Track!

Garage doors can go off-track for many reasons. In fact, this is not an uncommon problem. But it can have serious consequences if not addressed by a seasoned professional. Attempting a quick DIY fix on off-track doors will only cause more trouble. Under no circumstances should you wait to fix an off-track garage door. Or, even worse, try to [...]

The Ultimate Garage Storage & Organization Guide

If you’ve allowed belongings like tools, toys, old furniture, and workout equipment to slowly edge your car out of its intended parking space, it is probably time to get a fresh start. And don’t beat yourself up about the clutter. You are not alone. We all are in the habit of casting out items and leaving them to languish in [...]

Make Your Garage Look Better When Selling Your Home

Staging Your Garage When Selling Your Home For home buyers who want to protect their vehicles from the Nevada heat, a garage must come with any property they consider, so making your garage stand out could be the key to a quicker sale at a higher price. You can make this area look bigger, newer, and better with the following [...]

10 Tips for Buying a New Garage Door

Since a good garage door can last several decades, you might not be that familiar with how to buy a new one. Homeowners often decide to upgrade so they can enjoy modern garages. But if your garage door is crooked, squeaks, or has other issues, it may be time for a replacement. When you decide that garage door repair [...]