Top tips for giving your garage a fresh coat

If you’ve decided it’s time your garage had a mini-makeover, you don’t need to look any further than tidying up and a fresh coat of paint.

But before you run of to your local hardware store to buy paint, you need to think about what you really need.

Do you need latex paint or alkyd paint? Do you need to fill in any cracks? Are you going to give the floor a once over, too?

To help make the whole process a little easier, we’ve created this blog post with some handy tips from planning to completion. Read More

Should I insulate my non-insulated garage door?

After looking for ways to make your garage more comfortable, you’ve settled on applying insulation to the walls and ceilings… Now that part of your project is over and you’re wondering what you should do about your garage door? It’s not insulated, so it seems like insulating the rest of the garage was a waste of time. Can you apply insulation to it yourself or do you need to invest in a new, well-insulated garage door?
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Transform Your Garage into the Perfect Scrapbooking Workshop

For most of us, the garage is little more than a place to park our cars, or somewhere that we can store all of our excess junk. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. It can actually be turned into the perfect scrapbooking workshop with just a little bit of help.
Below, we’ll run down a checklist of what you need to do in order to transform your garage. Imagine having all the space you need to work, while relaxing on a warm summer day with the garage door open to the neighborhood.
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Is a Jackshaft door opener right for me?

If you’re looking over the plans for your new garage and there seems to be a lot of space over the garage door, you might want to opt for a Jackshaft door opener (AKA a wall-mounted door opener) rather than a trolley type.
Trolley type door openers are installed in the centre above the garage door and take up a lot of space, whereas wall-mounted door openers are installed beside the door and take up less space.
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What should I be thinking about when buying a garage door?

Whether you’re building a brand-new garage or simply need to replace your old garage door, you need to put some thought into choosing a garage door. There are tons of models, styles, colours, materials and sizes to choose from, so if you’re feeling a bit lost, you’re not alone.
We’ve created this blog post especially for you; read on to discover the four most important factors you should consider when buying a new garage door.
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So your teen wants to start a band using your garage as studio space. It could be worse.

Your teenage son just dropped a hint that his newly formed rock band needs a place to practice and your garage would be perfect – the only place with enough space for the instruments and speakers. You can’t say no, but you don’t want the police at your door or the neighbors mad. First thing: don’t panic. Then read this blog and find some ways to resolve your concerns.
But, don’t overlook the fact that some major rock bands started their careers in garages, like The Who and Nirvana. Maybe this will be the beginning of an epic voyage… or just a good way to support your kids’ interests. Whatever the case, you can reduce the amount of sound transmitted to the house and toward the neighbors by keeping these few tips in mind.
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What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Garage Door

A garage door is an important component to any home. It represents much of a house’s façade and is your home’s largest piece of moving equipment. As a homeowner, you want to be proud of your home, therefore you want a garage door that:

  • Enhances your home’s appearance
  • Works well and efficiently as well as requires minimum maintenance
  • Lasts for years to come

You know little about garage doors. Don’t worry… It’s only normal. How are you going to choose a door and have it installed to your satisfaction? Keep reading below to find out the 5 most important things you need to consider before purchasing a garage door. Read More

I just backed into my garage door. What should I do?

You overslept a bit this morning and you’re running late. You need to hurry up to get the kids to daycare. Or instead, you had a bad night’s sleep and didn’t have time for coffee. Then to top it off… BANG!!! You just backed into your garage door. You can either burst into tears or start swearing a blue streak… However, once you calm down, what can you do?
Or it may happen when that first snowstorm of winter arrives and we forget the driveway is slippery … and we slide into the outside of the garage door! Another situation that garage door technicians see all too frequently is when that forgotten bike or ski rack on the roof of the car hits the door. Read More

Garage doors; who says they should be dull and boring?

A garage door is often used daily and, like a home’s front door, can be a statement piece for the house that adds both value and curb appeal. Instead of ignoring an aging or old garage door, replace it with a newer and more eye pleasing model that can be matched to any of the existing elements of a house such as the windows, shutters, architectural elements or siding color.
Modern garage doors have very few limitations for the appearance, color and panel design. Steel garage doors can provide the sturdiness and weather proofing expected from a garage door while presenting the look of an old wood style door.
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