Solving the dilemma of fixing or replacing a garage door


If you are beginning to hear some strange sounds coming from your garage door, or it just is not working as you feel it should, it might be time to consider getting it looked at. It is important to figure out if your door needs to be fixed or replaced before it is too late. Your safety is at stake here!
 
There are many reasons that can cause your garage door to stop working as it should. To help you figure out the problem and make a choice to repair or replace a section of or the whole door, here is a complete guide.
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Remove Hazards from the Garage to Keep Kids Safe


The garage is generally not considered the sort of place where young children will be spending time without supervision. There can be dangerous items stored inside that could injure a child who was only trying to play. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep the garage cleaned up and safe enough that a child won’t run into harm if they want to ride their bike inside the garage or play ping pong with a friend.
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Give your garden a makeover using glass garage doors


Everyone wants to make the most of the long summer days by spending as much time outdoors as possible. Recent garden trends of maximizing outdoor living space therefore come as no surprise.
 
To make sure you’re as comfortable as possible for as long as possible during the summer, and to extend the time you spend “outdoors” all year long, look no further than glass garage doors.
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What Are Reinforcement Struts?


Do you have a double garage door in your home? Perhaps your garage door is about 16 feet wide. You may have noticed one or more U-shaped steel bars attached to the door using hinges. This is on the inside of your garage door to keep the outside looking sleek. Have you ever wondered what those U-shaped bars are for? You’re pretty certain they were made that way for a reason.
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Have Your Next Party in the Garage


Are you organizing a birthday party or an anniversary party? Maybe you have some other special occasion where you plan to have some family and friends over and you need some extra space. Before you waste money on renting out a hall, think about having the party, or at least part of it, in the garage instead.
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Is a walk-through (pedestrian) garage door worth it?


One garage door craze that’s been all over the Internet is the walk-through garage door, or the “pedestrian” door. It allows you to walk through a smaller portion of your garage just like a regular door, without having to lift your entire garage door. Are you wondering if this type of door is really worth it? There are definitely certain types of building layouts where this could be worthwhile. For example, a common residential situation in which the garage is located in the basement makes it nearly impossible to have a standard access door (36″ X 78″ or 91 X 198 cm) next to the garage door on the side of the house.
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Your Garage Door’s Surprising Strength


If you take the time to consider how strong your garage door is, you may be surprised at what you find. We took a look at some of the most common performance challenges that garage doors are subject to, tests that most homeowners don’t even realize exist. After you learn about these evaluations, you may find your opinion on quality garage doors changed. Read on to learn more about what your garage door has to withstand year after year, and why it’s so important to choose a quality garage door. Read More

The Hidden Benefits of Insulating Your Garage


Is it required that you insulate your garage? Not quite. Building standards are somewhat murky on the subject, even if some government organizations claim that common walls must have a certain level of R-value for houses with an attached garage. By the same token, a garage with rooms above it must have a minimum R-value on the ceiling, according to these same organizations. There are no requirements for the other walls or the garage door itself, while a detached garage has no R-value rules binding it at all.
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How to Choose Between Two Single Garage Doors or a Large Double One


It is interesting how home designs have changed over the years. Not that long ago homes were built without any garage at all. It was at first a real luxury to have a one-car garage. It seemed decadent to spend money on a space that only housed your vehicle.
 
Eventually, people realized that a garage was a really good idea so that your biggest investment is actually protecting your second largest investment. In areas where having a basement is not feasible or possible, garages began to be more for storage than for cars even. In any case, the idea stuck and now it is inconceivable to have anything less than a two car garage. In fact, many homes are even built with three!
 
Now that a two car garage is the norm, the next question becomes whether to go with one large double door for access or the stylish, and potentially more functional, two-door design. In making this decision, you need to consider three things – functionality, appearance, and cost.
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