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5 Tell-Tale Signs You Need to Get a New Garage Door

Is your garage door being stiff lately? Perhaps it’s not opening every time you click the button, or maybe it just looks a little worse for wear. Do you need a repair or a replacement? Well, here are key signs that you do need to replace your garage door with a new model. 



Garage Door Won’t Budge
You might find that your garage door refuses to open, trapping your precious car inside. If that’s the case, then you need to make sure that you first pull the manual release lever. This should allow the door to slide free and you can find this on the inside of the garage if you can get in. After that, you can check the controls. It may be that this is where the fault is and they need repairing. On the other hand, if a repair doesn’t work, then you will need a new garage door. 
It’s Really Noisy
Older garage doors do tend to creak and moan when you open them. However loud noises may be a sign that there is an issue with the spring. If that’s the case, you need to be careful. If the spring fails, …
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5 Simple Secrets to Totally Rocking Your Garage Door

Your garage door takes up a massive surface area of your home. As such, you probably want to make sure it stands out and totally rocks the neighborhood with its style. You might think that it’s difficult to ensure that your garage door stands out and looks amazing, but it’s not really. Here are a few great tricks and tips to give your garage door the unique edge with a cool sense of style. 



Wood Works 
Perhaps you always wanted a wooden garage door, but for years you’ve been stuck with a metal one. Well, you can make your metal garage door look like a wooden beauty with a simple trick. Transforming your garage with a faux wood door is a great way to ensure that it looks tremendous. To do this, you need to first give your door a good clean. That’s simply a case of getting your hands on some dishcloths and vinegar mixed with warm water. You’ll soon have removed any buildup of grime. Next, you just need to add a glaze to make it look like the door is wooden. A dark brown glaze once dried w…

10 Fun Facts About Garage Door

How often do you think about your garage door? We’d bet the answer to that question is hardly ever. But there are some fascinating facts about garage doors that you might not be aware of. Here are some cool tidbits about something that takes up such a large surface area of your home. 



How Much?
The garage door on average in America takes up about 30 percent of the facade of your entire home. That’s crazy when you think about it and a good reason to make sure that you do choose colors and styles carefully. Particularly, if you care about curb appeal. 
   2. Size Does Matter
According to research, people do care about the size...of their garage doors and garages. In fact, reports reveal that garages and their doors are getting larger across America. Perhaps because we are eager to protect those big mammoth sized cars, we can’t help but buy. 23 percent of garages in America now have room for three or more cars. 
  3. Your Personal Guillotine 
We’re not sure if this counts as fun, but it’s morb…

6 Do's and Don'ts for a Successful Garage Door Repair

Does your garage door need a repair? Perhaps it’s not opening properly, or maybe it’s just a little stiff. It could even be off its tracks, looking rather unsightly and causing a danger to anyone who uses it. If so, make sure you read through these helpful do’s and don’ts of garage door repairs. They’ll keep you on the right track. 




Do
Make sure you take your time. You shouldn’t be in any rush to complete a repair. It’s far better to check everything is working rather than rushing and risking a serious mistake. 
Don’t
Do not install your garage door or repair it alone. You might think you can handle the job by yourself but we guarantee, that door is far heavier than it looks. 
Do
Turn off the power if you have an electric garage door. The last thing you want is someone accidentally pressing a switch and opening it while you’re completing a repair. 
Don’t
Don’t even think about handling the whole job with DIY. You might be able to complete some of the repairs yourself, but in certain situation…

The Most Incredible Article About Garage Doors You’ll Ever Read

There’s more to your garage doors than you may think. Whether you’re interested in buying some new garage doors for your home or simply want to know more about these household contraptions, this article ought to tell you everything you need to know.




Fun facts about garage doors
     Adding or upgrading a garage door could add as much as 4% to the value of your home.      According to a survey, 70% of householders who owned a garage said that they used their garage door as the primary point of access rather than using their front door.
     About 71% of garage owners open their garage door remotely either using a special remote or their smartphone.

What types of garage doors are there?
Garage doors come in all shapes and sizes, along with a multitude of opening mechanisms. Some of the main mechanisms include:
The retractable door:These doors open by swinging upwards requiring a fair bit of clearance space in front. However, they’re one of the easiest doors to install and one of the most commo…

What Will Your Garage Door Be Like In 100 Years

In the last 100 years, garage doors have gone through huge technological developments. What will garage doors of the future be like? Here’s a look at some of the modern technology already being embraced and some of the technology that could be waiting on the horizon.


Smart technology
Smart technology is already starting to enter our homes. Its’ essentially technology with internet connection, allowing us to control it using our smartphone. On top of smart kettles and smart heating and smart TVs, many homeowners are now buying smart garage doors. By downloading an app, you can then open your garage door remotely.
In the future this technology may evolve to warn homeowners of intruders as well as alerting them of any faults. Smart garage doors have already become a target for hackers and thieves, and so manufacturers are finding new ways to make this technology more secure. Fingerprint scanning has already made apps more secure, but future technologies such as facial recognition and eye s…

The Ultimate Guide To Garage Doors

If you’ve got a garage, you may be considering buying a brand new door or may simply be curious as to how to best maintain your current one. This guide to garage doors can help you to make the right choice. Many household owners with garages use their garage door more often than their front door. Estate agencies meanwhile have found that having a good-looking garage door can up your property’s value by as much as 4%. A good-quality well-maintained garage door is therefore very important.




Types of Garage Door
There are four main types of garage door. These include:
Retractable doors:These are one of the most common garage doors and are easy to install.Because they swing out, a fair amount of clearance space is needed in front of the garage, which could limit how close you can park a car in front.
Canopy doors: These are very similar to retractable doors in that they open outwards. They do require some clearance room, but not as much as retractable doors. Automating these types of doors can…