What You Should Know About Garage Door Safety

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Garage doors are perfectly safe when used properly and kept in good operating condition. However, garage doors that aren’t well-maintained or are misused can cause serious injury or even death. On average, over ten thousand people per year are hurt in garage-door mishaps, and around one-fourth of those injured are children.

That’s why it’s important to understand how to safely use garage doors and ensure safety mechanisms are working as designed. Below is more information about what you should know about safe garage door use to keep yourself and others in the home protected from harm.

Comparing Garage Door Materials

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Much like your refrigerator, chances are you don’t give much thought to your garage door until it is badly damaged or simply doesn’t work anymore. If you’re in the market for a new garage door, you might be surprised at the number of options available—including the material used to construct the door.

In addition to the size and style, the material used to construct the garage door should be a key consideration. Here are a few tips to help you choose the correct garage door material for your needs, budget and environment.

Converting Your Garage? 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Garage Door

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If you’re wanting to increase the interior space in your home, then converting your garage may be an excellent option. Giving up the space that you use to store your vehicles can add much needed and ample square footage to your home’s living areas. In comparison to adding an extension, a garage conversion is simple, stress-free, and inexpensive.

Unfortunately, if you intend to sell your home in the future, converting your garage can make your home less appealing to potential buyers and may reduce your sale price. Around three-quarters of buyers rate a garage as an important feature when they’re looking for a home. However, this doesn’t mean that you should forget the idea of converting your garage entirely. The key is to convert in such a way that it is easily restored to a garage space by yourself or a buyer when it’s time to sell.

One of the key elements to creating a versatile and easily reversed transformation is the garage door that you choose. It’s important to have a functional garage door in place instead of replacing it with a wall that will be costly to remove by you or your prospective buyer. Here are three important aspects that you should consider when purchasing and installing a new garage door for your conversion project.

Replace or Repair? The Best Way to Address Your Garage Door Issues

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Your garage door is one of the largest components of your home’s exterior. Ideally, your garage door seals off your garage space from the elements, keeps would-be intruders out, and completes the look of your home.

However, damage to your garage door can make it nonfunctional, less safe, or simply unattractive.

Whether this damage comes due to a vehicle-related accident or to wear and tear over time, it’s important that you respond appropriately to protect your garage and your entire home. In this blog, we discuss which situations call for garage door replacement over repair and vice versa.

Which Opener Should You Choose for Your Garage Door?

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a5cd951e-5ee6-4fa5-afca-293e347d4f7fDid you know that a typical garage door can weigh as much as 360 pounds, depending on the materials used to build it? It’s no wonder that the vast majority of homeowners prefer to let their automatic garage door openers do all of the heavy lifting.

There are plenty of garage door openers available on the open market, and the sheer variety can be a little confusing to the average shopper. The following in-depth guide explains the different types of openers you can buy for your garage door. Here, you’ll learn about what makes each type unique, as well as each type’s relative strengths and weaknesses.

What’s the Difference Between Oil-Tempered and Zinc-Galvanized Torsion Springs?

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garagedoorwithspringsIf you ever need a torsion spring replacement for your garage door, there’s plenty you’ll need to consider as you choose among the many options available to you. In addition to choosing the right length, wire size, and weight, you’ll also have to decide whether you should use an oil-tempered torsion spring or opt for its zinc-galvanized counterpart.

Both oil-tempered and zinc-galvanized torsion springs offer their own unique sets of advantages and drawbacks. The following takes an in-depth look at both types of garage-door torsion springs so you can decide which option works best for your particular garage door.

8 Tips for Preventing a Garage Fire

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The beginning of a new year is a good time to evaluate your home’s safety features and determine what you can do to update them. Did you know that your garage is one of the most dangerous places in your home? According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are 6,600 garage fires every year, resulting in $457 million in property loss.

Garage doors don’t just impact your garage. They can also spread to your home, causing devastating injuries and property loss. Learn how you can protect your family and your home from the devastating possibility of a garage fire.

6 Tips for Parking in a Small Garage Space

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Whether you’re a first time homeowner who has only used covered parking or you have a new teen driver in your household, you want to ensure that parking in your garage is as easy as possible. Because many garages are used to house bikes, seasonal decorations, and gardening tools in addition to a car, the actual parking space can become fairly small.

In this blog, we list two tips to prepare your small garage for an inexperienced driver and three tips for physically parking your vehicle.

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Garage

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Mice are one of the most common household pests in most parts of America. These furry little nuisances infiltrate homes, garages, and sheds, leaving behind unsanitary droppings, eating unattended food, and chewing through personal belongings.

One of the best ways to keep mice out of your home is to keep them out of your garage, especially if you have an attached garage.

In this blog, we discuss why mice are drawn to garage spaces and how you can keep the critters out.