When garage doors go wrong – do I need an all new door or can I repair it?

Have you noticed your garage door isn’t working quite as it should? Does it make strange noises or seem as if it may stop working? There’s no time like the present for finding out exactly what is wrong and how you can fix it. Sometimes waiting is okay, but garage doors can become unsafe, so the best day for repairs is today!
That said, there are some reasons for your garage door to stop working or work less reliably than it did in the past. Depending on the problem, the solution may be simple, or it might be a bit more complicated. Read on for a few of the most common problems and where they may be originating from.
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The Garage as Safe Play Space

When you think of place you should not leave kids alone, the garage is apt to spring to mine. That is generally a good course of action, and yet there are many steps you can take to make it a great, safe and useful place for kids to ride tricycles, play games, and more.
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Glass garage doors – not just for the garage

Summer is here and we’re all thinking about spending as much time outside as possible. Thanks to recent trends, it’s becoming increasingly popular to spend time outside, and to bring the outdoors inside. Outdoor living is a big thing, and we’re not just talking about your average patio set or swinging seat; we’re talking about outdoor living rooms, outdoor kitchens, and outdoor dining rooms.
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Why Your Garage Door Needs Reinforcement Struts

Have you ever looked at the inside of your garage door, and all the various parts that make it work? If you have a double door, at least 16-feet wide, you’ll usually see a steel bar on the inside of the door. This bar is U-shaped, and attached via hinges. And it’s like this for an important reason. This is the reinforcement strut bar, and it is a very important part of a safe garage door system.
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Use the Garage for Your Next Party

Throwing a party, or even just having a cookout at your home can be a lot of fun, as well as a lot of work. You want to make sure that everyone who comes to the party has a good time and is comfortable, and sometimes you might worry that you are going to run out of space. Well, when you use the garage, you can add to the square footage you have available for the party.
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Your Garage Door Is Stronger Than You Realize

Most people never stop to think about just how strong their garage door needs to be or the amount of work that it does, just to keep things safe. To be considered a worthy garage door, they need to go through certain performance challenges first. We’ve checked out a variety of these challenges, including many that most owners would never even think about. When you learn some of the things that your garage door goes through, you will never look at it the same way again, and you will realize just why it is so important to make sure you have a high-quality garage door for your home. Read More

Do You Really Need to Insulate Your Garage?

Are you trying to figure out whether you really need to heat and insulate your garage, or if there are regulations that make you do it? There are some government entities that say the common walls or shared ceilings in an attached garage are required to have a specific R-value, but there are no requirements for the garage door and other walls. And if you have a detached garage, there aren’t any rules you have to follow at all.
So that leads to why you would even consider tackling an insulation project in your garage. For most, it just comes down to “comfort,” since you don’t really want to deal with humid or freezing conditions when trying to take on that DIY project.
If you still aren’t convinced, these following six reasons just might convince you to insulate and maybe even heat your garage. Read More

Does your garage need two single doors or just a large double door?

You’ve been designing your new home and you’re at the garage. One developer is showing you plans with a large double door. Another one comes to you with plans that have two single doors. Which one should you use? That all depends on the design of the rest of the home, and depending on that you’ll want to complement your garage accordingly. Some look better with two singles, others with a double. The following rules of thumb will help you make a decision about which style of garage door will best fit your home’s style.
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