How to Remove Rust from a Garage Door

If your steel garage door has rust, it has already begun to corrode. It is not uncommon for a garage door to start rusting at the bottom where contact with rain and corrosive materials is more likely. Don’t procrastinate if you see evidence of oxidation. It can spread quickly, reduce curb appeal, and possibly lead to expensive repairs. Fortunately, [...]

Garage Door Decorative Hardware Options

Installing garage door decorative hardware is a great way to upgrade the look of your garage door. Decorative elements include a variety of ornamental parts and accessories, whether for the purpose of updating the design, adding functional elements, or increasing visual curb appeal. Such an upgrade doesn’t have to mean replacing your entire garage door. Here are some options [...]

What Is a Jackshaft Garage Door Opener?

Most people envision a garage door opener as an overhead system. A jackshaft garage door opener is an exception that, instead of mounted near the ceiling, it’s installed on the right or left side of a garage door. It is typically placed at the attachment points of the garage door springs and provides as much power as more familiar [...]

DC Motor Technology for Garage Doors

If you’re shopping for a new garage door opener, a DC motor is one option you’ll find on the market. Motor type is just one consideration. Like many homeowners, you have probably looked at the pros and cons of belt drive, chain drive, screw drive, and other types of systems for your garage door. But here is a look [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Garage Door

A garage door upgrade has many benefits, from appearance to long-term value. It is also a relatively affordable home improvement project. There are many practical benefits to updating your garage door, as it’s one of the most prominent and heavily used parts of your home. Here are some of the top reasons to consider investing in a garage door [...]

The Importance of Annual Garage Door Maintenance

Some parts of your home need regular annual maintenance. Your garage door is one of those parts. Keeping up to date with annual garage door maintenance is an important step to keep your garage door operating smoothly over time.  Not to mention, a functioning garage can help to increase the value of your home by up to 4 percent. [...]

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Garage Door Remote Is Not Working

Finding that your garage door remote is not working is frustrating. However, garage remote control issues are common. The reasons range from low batteries to signal problems, to faults in your home’s electrical system. A malfunctioning garage door transmitter can be a major inconvenience. There are several reasons Las Vegas homeowners may find their remote doesn’t work; here are [...]

Are Garage Doors Covered by Home Insurance?

Homeowners insurance provides coverage for damage that may be otherwise cost-prohibitive to fix. If your garage door were to be damaged in an accident or other event you have no control over, your policy may cover the cost of repairs. It depends on many factors. How do you know your home insurance policy covers your garage door? What happens [...]

Choosing a Contemporary Garage Door

Garage doors with contemporary designs are common in the Las Vegas area. They complement modern architectural styles quite well. For most homes, the front of a house is consistent in terms of color and style. And since a garage door takes up so much surface area, it can provide a powerful accent. What Does Contemporary Mean in Architecture? Contemporary [...]

How to Tell If Your Garage Door Sensor Is Out of Alignment

Garage door sensors, or photo-eyes, are very effective at making sure your garage door is safe. They are designed to detect any obstructions and reverse the door if a person, pet, or vehicle is in the way. However, they are prone to problems over time. A sensor can become misaligned due to vibrations or if something accidentally bumps into [...]

6 Warning Signs of Broken Garage Door Springs

Like most Las Vegas homeowners, you might use your garage door up to several times a day. Regular use leads to normal wear and tear. A common cause of decreased performance is worn garage door springs. This is a major safety hazard. Broken garage door springs can cause a great deal of damage and even injury. Here are six [...]

Can Garage Door Openers Be Hacked?

Even modern garage door openers can be hacked. Burglars and thieves looking for valuables often look to the garage door for a way in. Hidden vulnerabilities in your garage door opener mean physical force isn’t necessary. While older systems are easier to break into, a rolling code can be hacked as well. Another garage door hack [...]

What Is a Screw Drive Garage Door Opener?

A screw drive garage door opener is one of the options available if you are replacing your old system. It is not the most common type used in homes. Nonetheless, it is quite powerful and suited for larger, heavier garage doors. Other garage door openers use chains or belts. This type features a threaded stall rod, [...]

How to Choose Outdoor Garage Lights

Outdoor garage lights have many benefits. They can improve the look of your home, thereby adding curb appeal, and provide visibility, security, and safety. If you are looking to install exterior lighting, there are many decisions to consider, from the kind of light fixture to energy efficiency, to the range of features that are available. Below [...]

Top 5 Garage Organization Ideas

For most of us, our garage space can be better utilized. A home garage can be a versatile room, but lawn care equipment, tools, bikes, sports gear, cleaning supplies, automotive accessories, and other items can create clutter. The more disorganized your garage, the less useful it is. Garage organization ideas such as shelves, overhead storage racks, [...]

Tips for Converting Your Garage into a Living Space

Many homeowners find that they could use more living space. But building a house extension is a complex and expensive project. A more practical alternative to a home addition is to convert the garage into a functional living area. After all, many people choose to park their cars on the street anyway, leaving the garage empty. [...]

Should You Install an Energy-Efficient Garage Door?

An energy-efficient garage door includes insulation, which can prevent heated or cooled air from escaping your home, potentially reducing your energy bill. An insulated garage door is particularly beneficial for an attached garage and allows you to get more use out of the space. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, when more people are [...]

Can Garage Door Openers Overheat?

Did you know that garage door openers can overheat? It is uncommon for a garage door opener to overheat. But like an electronic system, it can. Heavy use can cause the temperature of the opener to rise very quickly. A problem with the mechanism can cause an overheating problem as well. The human body can adapt to heat during [...]

Chain Drive vs. Belt Drive Garage Door Openers

The drive mechanism is one of the most important considerations when shopping for a garage door opener. This choice often comes down to a chain drive or a belt drive garage door opener, the most popular systems on the market. In this article, we will describe each and compare them in terms of strength, noise, and price. What Are [...]

Common Summer Garage Door Problems

Your garage door can take a beating during the summer. Extreme heat, direct sunlight, and severe weather can cause problems that affect the door and various components. If your garage door opener gets stuck open in 100°F+ temperatures, it can affect how your air conditioning works and make your home uncomfortable, but it also creates safety and security issues. [...]