Just like with a car, we often get used to small noises or irregularities with our garage door. If the door opener seems to be working correctly, we tend to ignore small sounds. However, with a car, we all know that regular tune-ups are highly recommended regardless if it seems to be running properly.
We all have a good idea of the size of a residential garage door. When we talk about single doors, they are most often 8 or 9 ft. wide by 7 or 8 ft. high. For a double garage door, the width can vary between 14 to 16 or even 18 ft. wide. However, is this sufficient for a sports utility vehicle (SUV) or a recreational vehicle (RV)? As widths are fairly standard for SUVs, it is a question of height for them, while for an RV, there is a good chance that an 8′-high door might not be enough.
One of those devices of daily life that we take for granted could be our garage door opener. Every morning, we press on the remote, the door opens, and we pull out of the garage. But did you ever stop to think exactly what goes into this operation?
Here are some fundamentals that will have you looking at your door opener differently the next time you go to use it, and hopefully appreciate it a little more and give it a little care.
A great way to increase the resale value of your home is to improve its appearance. Enhancing the look of both the inside and outside of your garage is one way to catch buyers’ eyes and sell at a better price when the time comes.
Is it hard to find things or just move around your garage? Time to put some order in your life, and you can start by getting rid of unused items stored there, and what better way than with a garage sale! Here is a good primer on how to pull it off successfully.
Many people choose to use their garage as a place where they can keep their car when the winter comes, and to store old boxes and items, tools, and more. However, there are other ways that you can use this room when the warm weather rolls around. You will find plenty of great ways to use the garage for you and your family, and it can be a great place to beat the heat during the summer.
So, one of your coworkers showed the office how he can now open and close his garage door from his smartphone. WOW! No more remotes!
Now it’s your turn to ask yourself if you too can open your garage door with your smartphone. Here is a guide that will shed some light on this subject.
For people who have moved several times in their lives, you probably remember that the garage is frequently the last room you take care of. Yet there are many reasons why it should be done first. Often the garage is the place where we keep all sorts of thing that are occasionally used or indeed, where we put keepsakes that are often forgotten.
We’re all looking for a house style that reflects who we are, one where we feel at home. Over the last few years, garage door manufacturers have been rethinking the look of garage doors and have come up with several new designs. One of the leaders in this is Garaga, a company that now has 24 different models, with 7 of them in the contemporary or modern category.
You’ve done all the research on the Internet and asked your family and friends for advice. Now, you are about ready to buy your next garage door. What are the questions you should ask the dealers in your area? Since garage doors aren’t something we buy every day, here is a guide to help you ask the right questions.