If you’ve got a non-insulated garage door, you may be thinking about insulating it, whether to make your garage a more comfortable temperature year-round, or to keep noise to a minimum.
We tend to think of the garage only as a place to secure our vehicles and store unwanted belongings. This space holds so much more potential than that, so don’t let it to go to waste. If you enjoy scrapbooking, you can turn the garage into your own workshop.
As you get started, it helps to have a detailed checklist to make sure the job is done right. Take the following information as you start the planning process, and you will be on your way to enjoying your new workshop in no time at all.
There are many things you have to think about when building a new garage; size, door type, insulation, weather stripping, windows, lighting, and finally, the door opener.
If your garage has plenty of space over the garage door you might want to consider installing a wall-mounted (AKA Jackshaft) door opener.
Your garage door is past its best so you’re in the market for a new one. But just how do you choose the right door for your garage? There seem to be endless models, types and accessories on the market now, do you really all those options?
If you’re feeling a bit lost, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 4 important factors you should consider when buying a new garage door.
You want to keep your teenager close to home to enjoy watching them grow up, but they want to jam out in their newly formed rock band. What’s a parent to do? The garage would be the perfect place for instruments and speakers, but your first thought is probably what the neighbors will do. Don’t worry; there are some ways to make this work.
If you have a home improvement list a mile long, it can be hard to know exactly what you should start on next. You always want to tackle projects that can really have an impact on the value of your property. Here are 9 great reasons why that next project should be a new garage door system. Read More
A garage door creates a wide portion of the façade of your home, and it is also the largest piece of equipment that moves. This means that you want a quality garage door that ensures the exterior of your home is one of which you can be proud. To do this, your garage door should:
Accidents happen to everyone. It’s a part of life. Maybe one day you get up late and you’re in a hurry trying to get everything done. You’ve got to get the kids up and off to day care and yourself off to work. You make it to the car and prepare to leave, but in your rush you forget about something and BAM!!! You back straight into your garage door. Next thing you know, the kids are crying and you’re trying not to holler up a storm. After a while, though, things begin to settle down and you’re left wondering: now what?
It can happen to the best of us. And it can happen in more ways than you’d think. Every year, a surprising number of accidents occur that result in garage doors getting busted up and damaged. Garage door technicians with experience have some interesting stories to tell. Read More
It is easy to simply stop seeing main elements of your home. Consider the garage door. You open and close it daily, parking in front of it, yet no longer really seeing it. It is why you may not even notice peeling paint or an outdated and unattractive look to it. Maybe you have noticed and wondered how to give it a boost in character. You can always paint it decoratively, or you can replace it with some of the suggestions we make below.
Keep in mind that a garage door typically comprises around 30-40% of the front of the home, also called the façade. That means you really should give it some new life and boost its appearance if you want your home to look better too.
Here are some homes meant to inspire you to make effective improvements to your boring garage doors:
It is often said that dogs are man’s best friend, which is proven true by their love and loyalty to their human owners. In fact, some dogs so love their owners that they experience separation anxiety and boredom when left alone. It is not uncommon for a pet owner to come home and find their house chewed and torn to bits. Fortunately, you can put an end to overturned furniture, strewn trash, and shoes that look nothing like their former selves by placing your dog in the garage while you are gone.
Rather than providing information that imprisons your dog within the confines of your garage, this blog will instead provide helpful tips to convert your garage into a dog-friendly haven.