Glass garage doors – the ultimate in versatility


If you are like most people today, you would love to spend more time outdoors at your home and less inside. This means that you want to get creative with your doors in order to make them more than just an entry and exit point. You want to create an area that extends the amount of time you spend outside, and make it inviting on those nice summer evenings and throughout the year.
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Reinforcement struts 101: What are they for?


If you have a double garage door, you’ve no doubt noticed that there is a U-shaped steel bar attached to the inside of your door. If you’ve noticed it, and you’ve been wondering what purpose it serves, you’ve come to the right place.
 
This U-shaped bar is in fact known as reinforcement struts and they are generally 2.25 inches wide (57 mm) and are either screwed in using hinges or held in place with steel clips.
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Let’s throw a party… in the garage!


If you have a party to organize for a special event like a birthday, an office get-together, a family reunion, a high school graduation… any event that has a bigger than normal gang is the perfect time to use your garage! Don’t try to squeeze all those people into your house when your garage is available. And in case of rain, when a patio party might be ruined, you are all happy and dry. With the space in your garage and some imagination, the sky is the limit.
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How a New Garage Door Can Improve your home


A new garage door can improve your property in several different ways. It can make your garage look more attractive, it can increase safety and security, and it can bring more value to your home in terms of lower energy costs and greater equity.
 
Of course, a new garage door will also mean that you will not have to worry about maintenance and repair costs. If you repeatedly have to make repairs on an old garage door, the costs may actually equal the price of having a new door installed. This is an important thing to consider when you have a garage with an older door.
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5 things you should know before buying a garage door


Your garage door is an integral part of your home. It’s one of the first things people see when they pass your house, and it’s the largest piece of moving equipment in your home. Home owners don’t want ugly garage doors that stick out like a sore thumb. They want:
 

  • A garage door that ties together their home’s look;
  • A garage door that works, is efficient and requires little maintenance;
  • A garage door that will last for years.

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Backed into Your Garage? Here’s What to Do…

Have you ever found yourself running late in the morning? Maybe you overslept, the kids missed the bus, you didn’t even have time for coffee, and now to make it worse, you just backed into the garage on your way out. Once you’ve finally calmed down, do you know what to do? Besides taking care of getting everyone off to where they need to be, you also need to consider what you’ll do about the garage.
 
Another situation that garage door technicians see all too often is during the winter, when driveways get slippery. Homeowners turn into their drive, happy to be off the roads, and the slick driveway sends them careening straight into the door. In other cases, the luggage rack or bikes on the back of your car can damage your door. So what do you do if your garage door has suffered serious damage?
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Why shouldn’t your garage stand out?

Your garage door is probably one of the aspects of your house you see the most – but do you ever really notice it? People spend time and money improving their “curb appeal” by changing their front door, adding decorative features, and of course, through gardening. So why do people neglect to do the same for their garages?
 
As your garage door takes up 30-40% of your home’s façade, changing it can be one of the easiest way to change the look of your home’s exterior. What’s more, there are plenty of different styles, windows and decorative features to choose from. We’ve selected some of our favourites below:
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Is the garage a safe place to leave my pet?


If you’re going to be out for a few hours or even all day, keeping your pet in the garage can be ideal – especially as it will prevent her from destroying things inside the house! However, you have to make sure that your garage is pet-friendly.
 
This isn’t a DIY post about building a crate for your pet, we’re just simply going to cover some pointers on how you can transform your garage into a safe and comfortable pet palace.
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It’s Unsafe to Repair a Garage Door Spring Yourself!


Maybe you were enjoying a quiet morning with a good cup of coffee. Or maybe you were running around, trying to get your kids ready for school and yourself off to work. Then suddenly, you heard an incredibly loud bang! Although you weren’t sure what had happened, you knew it couldn’t be good.
 
After a few minutes of hunting around for the source of the noise, you notice your garage door doesn’t look right. The large spring above your door has snapped in two. Not sure what to do about it, you decide you’ll deal with it. Later. It can’t be that urgent to fix, can it?
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