How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

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You browse the aisles with dozens of toothpaste options. How do you choose? Different brands, different flavors, whitening toothpaste, plaque-fighting, toothpaste for sensitive teeth…the options seem endless. Can you just go for the cheapest option, or is this a decision that takes a little more thought? We’ve put together a quick guide to help you choose the best toothpaste for you. What to look for in your toothpaste The key ingredient in toothpaste that keeps your teeth healthy is fluoride. Check the packaging to find out each product’s fluoride concentration, which should be somewhere between 1,000-2,500 parts per million when it comes to toothpaste for adults. You can also look for the American Dental Association’s seal of approval on the packaging to confirm that it’s a good product. Beyond this,…
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Is A Vinyl Garage Door Right for You?

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You’ve probably considered the traditional materials for your new garage door – wood, steel, aluminum. Maybe even some less traditional ones like glass garage doors. But here’s another one to consider – vinyl. Let’s look more closely at vinyl garage doors to help you decide if they’re right for you. We’ll start with the good things about vinyl garage doors… They’re extremely durable Vinyl garage doors are a strong and durable option for your home or commercial garage door. They’re impressively resistant to damage, if you accidentally back your car into it, for example. Scratches can occur, but they will be less noticeable compared to scratching the painted surface of a steel door. This is because vinyl doors have the same properties throughout. They’re weather-resistant Vinyl garage doors are resistant…
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Tips for Childproofing Your Garage

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Curiosity is something you want to encourage in your children from a young age, but it can also be dangerous for them. This is why we lock away cleaning supplies, keep heavy objects out of reach, and soften any sharp corners they might bump into. It’s a way of creating a safe environment for them to explore and in which to satisfy their curiosities. When it comes to hazards, the garage is one of the most dangerous areas of the house. While you might keep your child out of the garage for the most part, it is still worth childproofing this area in case they wander in unsupervised. Here are a few ways how… Keep garage door controls out of reach Opening and closing the garage door could seem like…
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How Does a Wi-Fi Connected Garage Door Opener Work?

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We’re getting more and more smart gadgets in our lives to make things easier for us. With Wi-Fi, we can control different devices remotely, simply by using an internet connection. If you’re thinking of upgrading to a Wi-Fi connected garage door opener, then read on to find out more about how they work and what they can do. How does it work? A Wi-Fi enabled garage door opener has a door sensor and Wi-Fi capabilities built into it. Once you pair the door opener with your home Wi-Fi network and router, the two can communicate with each other. You will then have to download a corresponding app to your smartphone or another internet-enabled device, allowing you to control and monitor the garage door opener from that device. You can buy…
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Garage Door Trends for 2020

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Home design trends are constantly evolving, and we’re almost diving into the new year and a new decade! Staying ahead of the curve can help homeowners looking to sell, while others simply like to keep up with what’s on-trend. If you’re looking for ideas on how to update your garage door in 2020, then here are some of the trends to watch out for. Stand-out garage door designs Your garage door takes up a large portion of the front of your home, so it’s time to stop hiding it away or blending it in. More homeowners are considering garage door designs that catch the eye with their uniqueness or beauty. Both modern and traditional styles are being used in innovative ways, with eye-catching patterns, styles, and hardware. Let your garage…
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How to Properly Maintain Wood Garage Doors

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A wooden garage door typically requires a little more attention than a steel, aluminum, or fiberglass door. This is, in part, due to its susceptibility to moisture, which can cause mold and even rotting if not taken care of properly. If you have a wooden garage door or are considering installing one, then here are some tips to help you perform proper garage door maintenance. Keep it clean Wiping down your garage door every few months will help to keep it clean and safe from all the moisture, dirt, and grime that builds up over time. Using a damp cloth should be fine if your door is properly finished and stained. If the stain is already wearing thin, then using a dry, tack cloth will clean it up and keep…
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Wood vs. Metal Garage Doors

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What’s the best choice of material for your garage door? Just like garage door styles, each material has its own pros and cons. It’s up to you to weigh them up and decide which one best fits your needs. This blog is here to help you decide by comparing the pros and cons of two popular garage door materials – wood and metal. Wood garage doors When choosing a wood garage door, you can opt for real wood or a composite material, mimicking the look of real wood but with slightly different properties. As a traditional garage door material, widely in use before metal and composite materials like fiberglass, wood gives your garage door and home an elegant look. But the style of wooden garage doors is diverse, with a…
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A Guide to Insulating Your Garage Door

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With winter around the corner, we’re all thinking about how to keep our homes warm without ramping up the heating costs. Your home is likely well-insulated to keep it temperate and comfortable all year round, but what about your garage? Read on for information about insulating your garage door. Should you insulate your garage door? The biggest factor when deciding whether to insulate your garage door or not is whether your garage is detached or attached to your house. If your garage is connected to your home, then it will be transferring the cold from inside the garage into your home. You’ll then need to spend more money heating your home. It’ll be like a constant battle. If your garage is detached, then insulation isn’t as crucial. But, if you…
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Top Tips for Organizing Your Garage

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Is your garage a useful space that you love or is it more of a dumping ground? Garages can be great for storage and lots of other uses, but only if you organize them properly in a way that maximizes the space available to you. If you want to get your garage into shape, then here are some tips for turning it into an organizational dream come true. Wall storage Many people only think about the space they have on the floor for storage. So, they place cabinets, drawers, and shelving units that take up a lot of room. This encroaches on the rest of the garage and leaves it looking crowded. You should also think about vertical space, especially all that unused space on your walls. Installing hooks, rails,…
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Popular Colors for New Garage Doors

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You’ve got lots of different style choices when it comes to installing a new garage door. The direction it opens in, size, material, and the icing on the cake…color! The color you finish your garage door with can completely change its appearance. You could go with a muted, neutral color or something brighter to really catch the eye. If you’re deciding which color is right for your garage door, read on as we discuss some of the popular options to help you choose. Neutral paint colors If you want a garage door that complements and blends in with the rest of your house and neighborhood, then take a look at the colors that are prominent on the front of your house. Pick out a color or a color scheme that…
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