Garage flooring: what are my options?

Let’s be honest…your garage floor takes a lot of abuse and shows signs of wear pretty quickly compared to other floors around your home. Tire marks, oil stains from all the equipment you store in the garage, bikes, sporting equipment…and let’s not forget the dirt from your car!
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A garage door dilemma – should I fix it or do I need a new door?

Are abnormal sounds coming from your garage door? Has it stopped working like it used to? Maybe tomorrow or even later in the season would be best to see about fixing or replacing a defective part… However, you could be risking your safety!

Quite a few reasons may cause your garage door not to operate smoothly or even straight out stop working. To help you recognize your situation and make the decision to repair or replace part of or the whole door, here is a clear guide.
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Glass garage doors – designed to be versatile

It’s becoming increasingly popular to turn a part of our backyards into an area just as inviting as our living room while being sheltered from cooler temperatures, if need be. This way, we can extend those comfortable summer evenings longer, or even throughout the year, enjoying a hot tub, pool, or just taking in the beauty of nature.
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Reinforcement struts – what is their purpose?

If you have a double garage door, let’s say a door 16 feet wide, you probably noticed that there is at least one U-shaped steel bar attached using hinges to the inside of the door. You are sure they must be there for a reason and had to have been manufactured that way.
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P-A-R-T-Y in the G-A-R-A-G-E!

Party planning can be difficult, there are always so many factors to think about, the main concern being where to hold the party. If you’re expecting more than 5 or 6 guests, chances are you won’t have enough space in the house. So, what do you do? Do you hire a room? Maybe, but that might be overly expensive for a modest-size gathering. Do you hold it in your garden? Great idea, but what if it rains? Why not get the best of both worlds and host the party from your garage? Guests can still enjoy your garden, but will have a dry, warm place to use if the weather isn’t all you hoped it would be!
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Is it worthwhile to insulate your garage?

Wondering if it’s really worth it to insulate and heat your garage? Are there building standards that force us to do it? Not really… Some government organizations will tell you that for a house with an attached garage, the common walls must have a certain R-value, and if there is a room over the garage, a certain R-value for the ceiling. And for the other walls? The garage door? Nothing! And for a detached garage, there are no rules to follow whatsoever. Read More