What to Look for in a Garage Door Contractor

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Choosing the perfect garage door for your home can be a challenge. But now you’ve got another challenge ahead of you – who will you hire to install your new garage door? It’s not a decision you should rush into. You want to make sure you choose a garage door contractor that will get the job done well without ripping you off. When you need a new garage door or garage door repair, here are some things you should look for in your garage door contractor.  Experience The first thing to consider is how much experience the contractor has. Going with a contractor or garage door company that is new in the business can be a risk. It is good to look for a contractor that has plenty of years’…
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Maintenance for Commercial Garage Doors

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Commercial garage doors can have a big impact on productivity and safety in your business. They play an important role in a lot of industries and businesses, from refrigeration to retail. Proper maintenance for your commercial garage doors can be seen as even more important than that for residential garage doors due to their nature and frequency of use. So, it’s a good idea to plan when and how you’re going to have checks, maintenance, and repairs performed. What is planned, preventative maintenance? Planned, preventative maintenance, or PPM, refers to scheduled maintenance for machinery and equipment in a commercial or industrial setting. Machinery is scheduled for maintenance at regular intervals rather than as and when problems arise or damage occurs. This is typically done on a time-based schedule – every…
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How to prevent your garage from getting too dusty

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If you spend a lot of time in your garage, whether that’s polishing your cars or tinkering at a workbench, then the air quality inside the garage might be a concern. There’s the risk of fumes building up from your vehicle and chemicals stored in the garage, and there’s an increased risk of mold and mildew growth in your garage, which release spores into the air. Another common household problem that is even greater inside the garage is dust. Why is dust a problem in the garage? The garage is kind of like an intermediary between your home’s outdoor and indoor spaces. We park our cars in there and walk in and out of it with wet or muddy shoes. We store things in the garage that we wouldn’t want…
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A Troubleshooting Guide To Your Garage Door Keypad

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A garage door keypad offers convenient access to your garage without the need for keys or remote controls. However, like any electronic device, it can encounter issues that may hinder its functionality. From forgotten codes to technical glitches, troubleshooting these problems can save you time and frustration. Let's delve into a comprehensive garage door keypad troubleshooting guide to help you navigate common issues and restore seamless operation. Check Power Source: The first step in troubleshooting any electronic device is to ensure it's receiving power. Verify that the keypad's batteries are fresh and properly installed. If your keypad is hardwired, check the power source and circuit breaker to ensure there are no issues. Verify Code Entry: Sometimes, the simplest explanation is the correct one. Double-check that you're entering the correct code…
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A Comprehensive Guide: What to Expect When Installing a New Garage Door

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Installing a new garage door may not be the most glamorous home improvement project, but it's one that can significantly enhance the curb appeal, functionality, and security of your home. Whether you're upgrading an old door or installing one for the first time, understanding the process and what to expect can help ensure a smooth and successful installation. Assessment and Planning: Before diving into the installation process, a professional garage door installer will assess your garage's specific requirements. They'll consider factors such as the size and shape of the opening, clearance space, and any unique features or obstacles that may affect the installation. Material Selection: Garage doors come in a variety of materials, including steel, wood, aluminum, and fiberglass. Each material has its advantages in terms of durability, insulation, and…
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How does the coast affect your garage door?

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There are lots of great things about living near the beach. You get to enjoy daily walks on the sand, feel the sun on your skin and the benefits of all that vitamin D, and the smell of the fresh, salty air. But that salty air also has its downsides when it comes to your home. Salty water has a corrosive effect that can impact your garage door and other external elements that are constantly exposed to it. This can cause metal garage doors and other metal elements, such as the tracks, to become rusted and degraded. This affects other exterior parts of your home such as the roof, siding, and HVAC equipment. The salt and the sand in the air can also cause your garage door’s finish and paint…
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Refinishing your garage door

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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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Garage Door Landscaping Ideas

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Do you want to brighten up your driveway and the entrance around your garage? Some creative landscaping in this area can make a big difference to the front of your house, adding more curb appeal, whether or not you’re trying to sell. If this is next on your home renovations to-do list, then read on for some of our garage door landscaping ideas. The garage door Your garage door makes up a big portion of the front of your home, so its appearance has a big impact. If you have an old, rusting door with peeling paint or an out-of-date style, then it could put buyers off, and it’s not a nice sight for you to come home to. The first thing you could do is install a new garage…
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How to install a pegboard in your garage

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Installing A Garage Wall Pegboard Are you looking for solutions to better organize your garage and keep things stored neatly and logically? A garage wall pegboard could be a great solution. If you’re interested in this idea for your home garage, then read on to find out more about it and how to install your own. What are pegboards? A pegboard is a typically wooden board, although they can also be made of metal, with small holes positioned uniformly across the entire area of the board. These are designed for the ends of hooks to be inserted into the holes so that the hooks stick out of the board for storage purposes. This is great for versatile storage and organization. You can hang hooks of a variety of shapes and…
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How to keep pests out of your garage

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Do you have the problem of finding bugs, rodents, and other pests inside your garage? Well, this article is here to help you. It’s certainly not pleasant to find pests in your garage, especially if your garage is attached to your house. The thought of those bugs getting through into your home is likely to make you squirm.  Not only that, but pests can also do damage to the belongings stored in your garage or to appliances installed in there since rats could chew through electrical cables. Some could even weaken the structure of your garage, like termites burrowing through wooden supports. Read on for our advice on how to keep pests out of your garage. Why are pests attracted to garages? Garages aren’t usually as habitable as our homes,…
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