Things to Consider Before Adding Windows to a Garage Door

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How can you brighten up your garage door and the interior of your garage at the same time? By adding windows to the garage door. If this is something you’re considering, then you’ll want to make sure it’s the right choice for your garage door. We’ve listed some of the keys things to consider when making this decision. Aesthetics Have a look at garage doors with windows, do you like the way they look? Think about how this will look on your garage door and the front of your home overall. Aesthetics are the main reason people choose to add windows to their garage door. They add a nice decorative touch and serve to break up an otherwise plain garage door. The enhanced appearance also adds to curb appeal, which…
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Has your garage door started making unusual noise when you use it?

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It’s easy to pretend that this noise doesn’t exist as a way of avoiding a serious problem being diagnosed. Just cross your fingers and hope that it goes away before you have to pay a premium to have it fixed. This avoidance strategy is definitely not advised. Chances are that the noise is already pointing to a problem, and having it seen to as soon as possible is the best way to keep down the cost of maintenance or repairs. Leave it too long and your garage door is likely to fail, causing inconvenience as well as costly repairs or the need for a new garage door. Here are a few possible problems that unusual garage door noises could be pointing to: Lack of lubrication The simplest problem to address…
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Garage Door Hazards

Garage Door Hazards

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A garage door, like other appliances in your home, must be properly maintained. Many home-owners tend to think as long as their garage door is working, it doesn’t need service. But did you know you and your family could be at risk if your garage door isn’t regularly maintained? If your garage door is noisy, slow, or just old, it may be time for a tune-up or garage door replacement. Let’s start with the numbers. Did you know a garage door can weigh up to 300 lb. depending on the size and material? While your garage door opened is designed to lift 350 to 400 lb., it can also close the door with the same amount of weight and that’s when it becomes dangerous! Imagine you or your children standing…
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How to Make Your Business More Energy Efficient

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If you’re looking for cost savings in your business, then your energy usage could be a good place to start. Businesses obviously require energy to keep the lights on and keep their premises at a comfortable temperature for employees and customers, as well as running any equipment needed within the business. And as well as saving money, becoming more energy efficient is also good for your brand’s reputation, as reducing waste and adopting more eco-friendly practices are big priorities for a lot of people right now. This means that more and more customers are choosing who they shop with or get their services from based on how ‘green’ a company is. With these things in mind, here are some tips for making your business more energy efficient. Arrange an energy…
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Convert Your Garage into the Perfect Home Office

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A lot of us have spent more time working from home over the last couple of years, and this has even become a more permanent arrangement for some. And while most of us started off with makeshift home working environments, working from the sofa, the dining table, or even the bed, it’s time to upgrade your situation if working from home continues to be in your future. Dedicating a space in your home for working is great for motivation and keeping your work and home lives separate. Plus, having a proper desk and chair to work from is better for your back and posture than working slumped over a laptop on the sofa or in bed. If you don’t have a spare room or enough space inside your house for…
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Entry Keypads vs. Remote Controls vs. Smart Openers

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There are various different methods of opening your garage door – you can even do it manually in a pinch. But what about ways of opening your door remotely or electronically. There are a few different options to choose from. Entry keypads An electronic keypad can be installed on the outside of your garage door, allowing you to simply enter a code to open the door. This may seem less convenient than simply pressing a button from a distance to open the door, but it can have its benefits. Firstly, you don’t need to worry about losing your remote control or it running out of batteries at an inopportune moment. However, there is always the risk of forgetting the code, and writing it down somewhere could pose a risk of…
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A Guide to Swing Style Garage Door

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Overhead doors are the most common choice seen across the US, with a variety of styles of overhead doors to choose from. But what about the other options available to you? Rather than your garage door rolling or swing up overhead, it could swing outward just like a regular hinged door. Let’s look at these swing style doors and some of the pros and cons of choosing them over traditional overhead doors. Styles and features of swing garage doors Swing garage doors typically feature heavy-duty hinges on each side of the garage door opening, so a set of double doors open out from the middle of your garage and both swing outward. The hinges are attached to the jambs of your garage opening. Doors can swing inward instead, but this…
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Pros and Cons of Smart Garage Door Openers

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If you’re looking for ways to upgrade your garage or garage door, then a smart, Wi-Fi-connected garage door opener could be a great option. These allow you to control and monitor your garage door by using a connected app on your smartphone or another device. To help you make the decision of whether to upgrade or not, here are some of the pros and cons of getting a smart garage door opener. Pro: It offers convenience There are lots of things a smart-controlled garage door can do that offer you a little extra convenience. You can open and close the door from inside your car as your arriving or leaving, or you can even set a timer on some to open or close at a specific time, which is great…
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The Benefits of a Garage Door Screen

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If you like to spend time in your garage, whether that’s for work or play, then you should consider installing a garage door screen to help improve your experience and make it a more comfortable space. A garage door screen is typically made from a tight mesh material within a metal frame, which fits easily in the opening of your garage door. Garage door screens can also be retractable, sliding, or roll-up to make it easy to open and close the screen. Let’s look at some of the benefits of adding a garage door screen to your home garage. Let in light and air while keeping out pests If you’re using your garage, especially during the spring or summer, then you’ll want to let in some natural light and some…
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How Often Should You Replace Your Commercial Garage Doors?

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Garage doors can be a crucial part of a business, depending on the industry and function of the business. So, you want to make sure that they operate properly and efficiently at all times, which requires a regular repair and maintenance program to keep them in good working condition. And you don’t want to get to the point where a garage door breaks down and is out of operation for days, halting some of your business functions in the meantime. This means that it’s a smart idea to replace your commercial garage doors early before they fail or break down. So, let’s look at some guidelines surrounding how often you should replace your commercial garage doors and signs to look out for that tell you it’s time. How long should…
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