You get what you pay for. You may have heard this used in a variety of different settings. The overall idea is that if you pay a premium price, you get good quality, and if you pay a cheap price, you get poor quality. The same applies when finding a contractor to install your new garage door system. There are many to choose from and the prices they charge will vary. You may get a few quotes and there will always be someone who is willing to do the job for less money. The problem is, this often leads to problems later on.
It is easy to get used to small noises or irregularities if your garage door is still working properly. Just like that slight rattle you hear while driving, you get used to the sound until you forget about it all together. However, unlike your car that you take to the mechanic for routine maintenance, your garage door is often times ignored until it quits functioning altogether.
Pretty much everyone can picture a standard garage door in their mind. In general, a single door is roughly 8 or 9 ft. wide and 7 or 8 ft wide tall. Double garage doors come in similar heights to the single doors, but the widths range from 14 ft all the way up to 18 ft wide. However, even if you have a garage door that is on the taller end of the spectrum, it may not be tall enough to fit a larger sports utility vehicle or SUV, and it most certainly won’t be tall enough to accommodate an RV or recreational vehicle. An 8 ft tall door just isn’t tall enough for most RVs.
If you have one, chances are good that you take it for granted. Your garage door opener is one of the unsung heroes in the world of home appliances. It works tirelessly, day in and day out, year after year. It ensures that you enjoy convenience, that you don’t have to get out in the rain or snow to open the garage door, and it never complains. How much do you know about how it works, though? Most people have very little knowledge of how an electric garage door opener works.
Below, we’ll run through some of the basics of garage door opener operation so you can have more appreciation for what it does to benefit your life day after day.
It may not be a major surprise to find out that improving the appearance of your home increases the resale value you can expect for your home. While you may have already enhanced the house itself, you can also catch the eyes of buyers by increasing the appearance of the inside and outside of your garage.
Just look at that photo…does it remind you of your own garage? Even if yours is a bit less cluttered, almost everyone struggles with the accumulation of "stuff" that seems to just grow in the darkness of the garage. Even if organized, it can be inefficient and impossible. What's the answer (apart from a large dumpster)? A garage or yard sale!
When thinking about the average everyday uses of your car, you may not be thinking about how it can be used for a place to have fun and cool down during the hot summer season. But just imagine the potential of being able to open up a cool and inviting space to your family and friends in just a few months! This is a great way to stay out of the hot sun’s rays and enjoy a dynamic space.
Maybe you’ve seen a neighbor open their garage door using their phone or your co-worker has told you how convenient it is to use an app to operate their garage door. You have decided you want to have the same ability, so you can ditch your dependence on a remote.
In most instances, people leave the garage for last when packing for a move. It’s often an afterthought, or they dread it so much that they just can bring themselves to tackle it.
However, there are plenty of reasons that it should actually be one of the first areas packed. Often, it’s the place where you store forgotten keepsakes, or items that are hardly ever used. If you’re planning a move in the new year, here are a few simple tips to help ensure that you’re able to pull it off quickly and easily.