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Getting a New Garage Door Installed

Do you need a new garage door? Getting a new garage door installed will both update the look of your home and make your garage safer and more convenient. Here’s what you can expect when installing a new garage door.

Finding the Right Garage Door

Before you get your garage door installed, you will need to figure out which garage door is best for you. Garage doors come in a large inventory of styles and materials, from rustic wood to modern metal.

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Why Is Your Garage Stuck? Solving Keypad Issues

The garage door keypad makes your life easier in ways that you probably don’t even think about. Instead of having to carry around a clunky remote or remember keys, all you need to do is enter a simple code.

Not only does the keypad make it easier for you to access your home, but you also don’t have to hide keys under flower pots and rocks anymore just to make sure that there’s a spare or that someone (such as your teenager or a trusted neighbor) can get in when needed. These conveniences make having a working keypad necessary.

When you press in your code and nothing happens, it’s easy to start thinking that something is seriously wrong. You may start to question if the electrical connection is no longer functional or that there’s a problem with the opener’s mechanism itself.

In most cases, the culprit behind your seemingly broken garage door is something fairly minor. If your keypad is no longer doing its job, take a look at the questions that you need to ask right now.

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What To Do If Your Garage Door Stops Working

It’s a sort of nightmare scenario. You approach your garage with your car, but it just doesn’t open. In fact, it doesn’t do anything at all. This type of problem can leave you feeling a bit stuck — literally. But before you panic, you should check a few things first.

Is Your Key Fob Working?

It’s easy to forget that your key fob can actually malfunction. So before you panic regarding your garage door, go inside and try it with the button. If your garage door opens correctly, then something is wrong with your fob.

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6 Ways to Decorate Your Garage Door for the Holidays

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.

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How Key Fob Openers Can Help You

The image of a clunky, handheld garage opener remote is forever imprinted in society’s memory, but an alternative version of remote could be what you and your neighbors are looking for. Many remotes are available in humble key ring fob form, easily replacing the larger remote.

Fobs are often thought of as additional openers, not the main one that you need to carry around. However, fobs function just as well and let you operate the door in a normal manner. These smaller versions can solve some hairy security issues, though fobs are not cure-alls if you live in a neighborhood where security is critical.

If you’ve been having trouble with missing remotes and remotes that are hard to store, or you are tired of the inconvenience, fobs may be all you need to make using that garage door more user-friendly.

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Why Won’t Your Garage Door Close?

You press the button on your garage door remote and. . . nothing. It’s been a long day at work, and you’ve pulled your car into the garage and tried closing the door, but now the door just won’t shut. The worst part of it all is that you have no idea why.

You hit the button another time. Again, nothing. What’s going on? There are several possible issues at play here, ranging from the mild to the much more serious. Continue reading “Why Won’t Your Garage Door Close?”

What You Should Know About Garage Door Safety

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. Continue reading “What You Should Know About Garage Door Safety”

Comparing Garage Door Materials

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. Continue reading “Comparing Garage Door Materials”

Shopping for a New Garage Door? Consider These Materials

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. Continue reading “Shopping for a New Garage Door? Consider These Materials”

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

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. Continue reading “Converting Your Garage? 3 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Garage Door”