I ran into my garage door. Now what do I do?

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

Garage Doors Don’t Have to Be Boring

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 It is why you may not even notice peeling paint or an outdated and unattractive look to it.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:
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Tips to convert your garage into a dog-kennel while you are out

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.
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10 Amazing Things You Can Do with a Well-Insulated Garage

If you have a weatherproof garage that’s well insulated, you basically have a spare room in your home that can be used for all kinds of great activities. Basically, with the right insulation, your garage will be toasty warm throughout the winter, and that same insulation can do wonders to block out noise coming from the garage, as well. Not sure what you can do with a well-insulated garage? Check out these 10 incredible uses for your garage when you get the best insulated and weather-tight garage door.
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How to turn your garage into a fun playroom


Recently, an employee here at Garaga had a brilliant idea. Instead of using her garage as a storage space, she converted it to a playroom for her young children. Since converting the garage, her kids have loved playing in their for hours at a time, and she and her husband love having a special place just for the kids. To give our customers some helpful ideas for converting a garage into a fun and safe playroom for the kids, we asked her a few questions about the process and how she turned her garage into a playroom.
We hope that her answers give you some great ideas and pointers to completely transform your garage. You’ll be amazed at what she did – and what you can do – in just a few days!
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Prolong Your Garage Door’s Performance with Proper Lubrication

Some people simply assume that, over time, their garage door will begin to make noise during operation and that this sort of thing is normal. Often, the noise is even so loud that the homeowner can hear it from well inside their house. Again, for whatever reason, many expect that this noise just comes with having a garage door.
Nothing could be further from the truth, though. This type of noise means that the garage door isn’t properly lubricated. It can also precede the kind of problem that keeps your door opening. To avoid the need to call a professional technician and pay to have your door fixed, simply ensure you properly lubricate it regularly.
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Is Your Garage Door Opener Safe?

How often do you stop to consider your garage door, and how much you might take it for granted that you can just use your door opener to pop it open and closed all of the time? Most of us don’t actually realize how much we take it for granted, and yet most homeowners actually use the garage door as their main entrance. This includes the use of the “clicker” in the car or the exterior keypad when just walking in and out.

As the largest “moving piece” of our house, we forget that it should be maintained and kept as safe as possible, but just how do you do that?

We have four steps that we suggest to ensure that you and your family are as safe as possible. The tips we provide below should be used twice annually (in spring and again towards the beginning of winter) to ensure optimal safety:
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