It may seem obvious and a little strange to spend a blog talking about it, but it happens to almost everyone. Some extenuating circumstances cause us to rush into the house and forget about closing the garage door. You say “No big deal, nothing to worry about”…You’re wrong!
Your garage door, despite its age, still works well enough. It may be in wood or, more likely, metal, but in any case, should you put the time and effort into repainting once again this year, or would it be better to change the whole system?
Here are some points to consider that will help you make the right decision.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to extend the temperate summertime a little longer and enjoy extra time outdoors relaxing? If you have a carport, why not turn it into a living space where you can spend more family time or entertain friends? Here are some tips to help you get your project off the ground.
First of all, the attractiveness of your garage door is not something that should be overlooked. Not only do all your neighbors see it regularly, but if you needed to sell your home tomorrow, what would be the first thing potential buyers would see when they visited your residence? The garage door, of course!
For most of us, the garage is one of the most neglected rooms of our homes. Seems strange, when we have been increasingly using this space as an extension of the house, whether as a playroom for our energetic kids, a spacious laundry room, or even our fitness studio. However, it is common in warmer climates for the garage to trap heat and humidity during the summer making it uninviting for most activities. As well, high humidity can lead to mold, rust on metal and a host of other problems. Here are some ways to resolve these issues and turn your garage into a summertime haven.
You see it every morning when you leave for work and then again when you arrive in the evening. You tell yourself “It’s no big deal. It makes a lot of noise, but it can wait a little longer. After all, when I press the button on the remote, it still opens and closes.”
Here, in a short question and short answer format, are the 10 most often asked questions from homeowners when the time comes to purchase a garage door opener. There may be many others, but here is a brief list of those that garage door specialists receive most frequently.
From a distance, many insulated garage doors seem similar, and when the R-values (or RSI) of two doors are equivalent, aren’t I getting the same bang for my buck? Definitely not! Take a closer look and if a door isn’t equipped with effective thermal breaks and top-performing weatherseals, you may be unnecessarily losing heat to the outdoors.