How to decide if a garage door business is serious or not

Some garage door companies seek to make a profit by hiring unskilled subcontractors or by doing the work without the proper knowledge, skills and equipment. Unfortunately, these companies can make the whole industry look bad. You may have had a bad experience with a garage door service in the past, and this has made you skeptical of the entire industry.
 
There are good garage door businesses out there; you just have to know how to find them. Here are some things that will help you recognize incompetent amateurs, and some tricks that they will use to gain your trust. With these things in mind, you can find skilled and trustworthy pros who will do the job right.
Read More

Electric Garage Door Openers 101


Electric garage door openers undoubtedly make our lives easier. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction you feel when it’s pouring down with rain and you can simply push that button from inside your car, drive into the garage and then step through the access door to your house without getting a single drop of rain on you… Bliss!
Read More

Garage flooring options: What’s the best choice for me?


Garage flooring absolutely must be durable, it must be easy to clean and ideally have a good stain-resistance level. But when you’re choosing a new garage floor, you also need to take into account two other very important factors: Your budget and your personal tastes.
 
In this article, you’ll find information about the three most common garage flooring options, hopefully it will help you make an informed choice.
Read More

Repair or replace? How to know when to act


If your garage door hasn’t been running as smoothly as it used to recently, you’re probably wondering what you should do about it.
 
It’s a large piece of equipment and over time things might start going wrong; perhaps it’s started making strange noises or you’ve noticed that it’s slowed down… The good news is that there are only a few instances where you will need to invest in a new garage door. In most cases, you will be able to get it repaired.
Read More

Transform your garage into a safe play area for your kids


Garages and children are likely not things you think of going hand in hand… Garages are usually dirty, and can be very dangerous places. So, it’s no wonder you generally advise your children to stay out of the garage.
 
However, it doesn’t have to be this way. What if you could transform your garage into a safe play area for your kids, so they have somewhere to run around even when the weather is bad?
Read More

Consider Glass Garage Doors


More and more people are looking to maximize the living space in their home. They are turning their backyards into an extension of the living room and kitchen, as well as recreation areas. They want to enjoy the space year-round, and using glass garage doors is a great way to do just that. It can help you to extend the perfect summer evenings and make them last all year long.
Read More

Do I need reinforcement struts on my garage door?


If you’ve heard people talking about reinforcement struts and are wondering if you need them, you’ve come to the right place.
 
Not everyone needs to use reinforcement struts to strengthen their garage door, in fact, they’re only used in certain situations.
 
1. To support your garage door when it’s in an open position
2. To reinforce your garage door if you live in an area prone to hurricanes and strong winds
Read More

The pros and cons of a garage door with walk-through door

If you’re wondering whether investing in a garage door with an attached pedestrian door is worth it, you’ve come to the right place. Indeed, having a pedestrian door is definitely worthwhile for some layouts, for example when garages are located in the basement of a house, rendering regular steel access doors (36” X 78”) next to the garage door or on the side of the garage impossible. Read More