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.
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.
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.
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.
Replacing your old garage door system can completely change the appearance of your garage and bring undeniable advantages to your home. Here are at least 9 valuable reasons for replacing your old garage door with a new one. Read More
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
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
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.
So you want to keep your dog — or cat, no judgement here — in the garage while you’re away from home? No problem! I mean, who doesn’t need a break from our old furry friends from time to time… The truth is, the garage may be the safest place for a pet suffering for separation anxiety while you are away at work, IF you follow these important guidelines.
There are so many great ways to take advantage of your garage. More and more homeowners are turning theirs into multiuse spaces. Need a place for your workbench, your sports equipment and your car? No problem! A quick trip to your local hardware store and you’ll have everything you need to design a great space.