6 Ways to Decorate Your Garage Door for the Holidays

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When the holidays are coming up, your garage door becomes an inviting canvas for artistic expression. Delight your neighbors by going beyond hanging up Christmas lights. Use easy-to-find materials and turn your garage door into a fantastic holiday scene.

Before you decorate your garage door, clean it off with a water hose and rag. For tougher stains, wipe it down with rubbing alcohol and let it dry. Then, get started on one of these exciting garage door decoration ideas.

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.

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.

How to Winterproof Your Garage

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After a brutally hot summer, you’re grateful for the cooling temperatures. The chillier weather allows you and your family and friends to spend a little more time outdoors, and you can finally get to all of those projects you’ve postponed due to intense heat waves.

While you create a schedule for finishing those crafts and projects before winter sets in, you may want to add garage winterproofing to your list. This maintenance will ensure your garage and all its components work properly even if it’s snowing and freezing outside.

Read on to discover what simple steps you can take now to keep your garage completely functional over the next several months.

Silence is Golden: Achieving That Quiet Garage Door

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Nobody likes a noisy, rumbling garage door, especially in the late evenings. The grumble of your garage door can be disruptive, and the unpleasant sound can get on your nerves. While you’ve endured it in the past, it’s now unbearable and you’re ready to do something about it.

But as you stare at that annoying garage door, you may wonder where to begin and what kind of work your garage door will need. Below, we’ll address what areas of your garage door system may need maintenance so you can finally attain that quiet garage.

How to Get Oil Stains Off the Floor of Your Garage

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Your garage is a valuable part of your home-it keeps your car, which is an expensive asset, safe and sound. Your garage may also be where you store tools or work on projects.

However, because you keep your car and your power tools in the garage, the concrete floor is bound to get grimy. Simple dirt you can always sweep away, but the car, lawnmower, and power tools will probably drip oil onto the floor as well. This substance is more challenging to clean up.

How you get rid of the oil depends on the size and age of the stain. With these tips, you can get your garage floor clean again.

How to Keep Your Garage Cool This Summer

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Salt Lake county residents are no strangers to hot, dry summers. In June, July, and August, temperatures average above 80 and 90 degrees, with some days reaching a whopping 100 degrees.

Although you may be able to tolerate the weather from the air-conditioned comfort of your living room, you might not have a safe or easy summer if you work regularly in your garage. Since many garages don’t connect to the central heating and cooling systems, your garage may likely reach stifling temperatures this season, increasing your risk of heat stroke and heat stress.

If you plan to spend extra time in your garage, or if you must store items that don’t tolerate heat well in your garage, try the following tips to keep the area cooler and more comfortable.

Keep Your Home Safe by Securing Your Garage

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You may be conscientious about keeping your home safe: you deadbolt your doors at night, have a security system installed, and keep your windows locked. However, if your garage is not secure, thieves can still break in and steal valuables like your car or power tools. From there, they may gain access to your home itself.

Don’t forget about your garage when you secure your home-take these steps to keep your family and your belongings safe.