Garage door springs wear out over time. If you consider that they do all the hard work of opening and closing the garage door, this is normal. But since the springs ensure the smooth operation of your garage door, their sudden failure or breakage is pretty annoying. There are two usual garage door spring problems, which are often unavoidable. But before you end up late to your appointment because your car can’t get out of the garage, here’s some valuable information you should know. Continue reading
Is your garage door not closing at all – in other words, it is stuck in its opening position? Or, does it close and then comes back again? Or, does it come down but won’t close all the way?
As you can see, there are quite a few variations to the same problem. And no such problem is good news. If a garage door stays open – even if it leaves a small gap from the ground, security is at stake. Small animals – not always the cute ones, may come in – let alone the dirt and dust. Continue reading
It’s with regular lubrication that garage doors are silenced, move smoothly, even last for longer. That’s no secret. Lubricants act as a layer of protection between parts. For example, between garage door tracks and rollers. They also help some parts move, since they slide easier when greased. No doubt. And since they do that and parts don’t rub against each other – in other words, there’s no friction, they also remain in much better shape than if they weren’t lubed timely. What this means practically is that they also work better and last longer – hence, the longevity of garage doors when lubed regularly. Continue reading
It’s true what they say. Glass garage doors turn heads. And although this speaks volumes for your home’s curb appeal, sometimes it’s the last thing you want – for privacy and security purposes alone.
So, the million-dollar question is whether or not a full view glass garage door will be a good match for your home! And since it’s often hard to tell – let alone decide whether to invest in clear glass, get another option, or abandon the whole idea and check out some other more traditional residential garage door materials, let us help you with all that. Let’s discuss full view glass garage doors, shall we? Continue reading
When it’s time to get a new garage door, the questions are plenty, the expectations vary, and the requirements differ. One thing is common in most circumstances. Most people want a budget garage door which won’t fail two years later. Right? Continue reading
What makes garage doors modern? Is it the design, exclusively? The material, the color, the hardware? It’d be safer to say that it’s the sum of all the above. Of many things. And don’t forget that the term ‘modern’ refers to a certain period of time. Continue reading
When we talk about fire-rated garage doors, we basically talk about commercial doors. Residences usually settle for the standard garage door options, mainly due to the high cost. Also, there are some requirements for the fire-rated garage door installation, including the construction of the surrounding walls. Continue reading
Custom garage doors are nearly a norm now. And you may wonder why, when you can get a standard garage door size and design, and get done with this home improvement in almost one move! Well, if you think about it, the key word here is “custom”. Continue reading
Do you know what’s the most important task before a garage door installation? Or what should you check before you go ahead and buy a garage door replacement? The garage door framing. Continue reading
Forget all the tips and tricks on how to clean garage floors when they are chipped, worn, damaged or simply old and start considering the installation of epoxy. It’s not so often that you find a garage floor that has it all: looks, finesse, strength, resistance and not a high price. Continue reading