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Smart Home Garage Doors

The “Internet of Things” refers to the concept of creating a smart world by connecting just about anything with an on/off switch to the Internet. Smart home technology is a growing part of the IoT that involves connecting your appliances and other pieces of hardware in your home — giving you the ability to control them from your smartphone or another device. This includes everything from Nest thermostats to connected coffee makers and allows you to customize your home and automate many of your day-to-day tasks and experiences. Some of the benefits of having a connected home include Convenience – […]

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How to paint your garage doors

Taking up nearly 1/3 of the front-facing exterior of the average home, the appearance of your garage door has a significant impact on curb appeal. A new coat of paint not only helps protect it from the elements but can refresh the look of your entire house. Here are the 6 simple steps to giving your garage door a fresh new finish: Step 1: Check the weather You’ll need three days of mild weather between 50°F – 75°F with low humidity. When choosing your painting time, plan to work when the door isn’t being exposed to direct sunlight. Step 2: […]

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Garage Floor Ideas

Garage Floor Ideas Garage flooring needs to stand up to a lot of abuse from chemicals, extreme weather and wear from vehicles.  But just because it takes a beating doesn’t mean it has to be boring. There are many flooring options that will improve the look and feel of your garage, making it an unexpectedly interesting home improvement project. Coatings – These options adhere to your existing floor Concrete sealer Concrete sealer is a clear or tinted coating that is applied to your existing floor. It is inexpensive and easy to apply, making it a great choice for DIY beginners […]

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Garage Door Storage Solutions

Garage Door Storage Solutions If you’re like most American homeowners, you use your garage every day. It is an important part of you and your family’s every day lives. It provides a convenient entry and exit to and from your home and protects your vehicles from the elements. However, we tend to use our garage as an unorganized storage space, living by the motto “out of sight, out of mind.” More often than not, garages are cluttered and underused, failing to reach their full potential as an integral space in your home. These garage storage tips will help you turn […]

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Tips for a quieter garage door

Tips for a quieter garage door Is it a truck? Is it an earthquake? No. It’s your garage door. If opening your garage door is a loud, house-shaking, baby-waking event, there is likely a combination of many components that have been worn and shaken over years of use. While you’ll never have a totally silent garage door, there are several factors that can cause significant noise. Some repairs can be DIY, but garage doors can be very dangerous, so many repairs require a professional. DIY Find the noisy culprits – Open and close your garage door several times to attempt […]

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10 Common Questions Garage Door Dealers Get

10 Common Questions Garage Door Dealers Get So you’re thinking about purchasing a new garage door for your home,… but where do you begin? Metal or wood, insulated or non-insulated, windows or no windows? It can be overwhelming, but there’s no need to stress. Below are the answers to these questions and some of the other most common questions garage door dealers get from people looking to buy a new garage door. Door Material, Metal or Wood? Each material has it’s pros and it’s cons. Metal doors are typically cheaper, lighter weight and require very little maintenance, but can lack […]

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Diagnosing Cold Weather Garage Door Problems

Diagnosing Cold Weather Garage Door Problems Winter can be tough on your home. If you don’t take the proper precautions to ensure your home is prepared for winter, the repercussions can costly and, in some cases, dangerous. Winterizing the parts of your home that are vulnerable to colder temperatures is an annual necessity, and your garage door is no exception. When the temperature begins to drop, if your garage door is not properly maintained, you may find yourself stuck out in the cold. Here are few common garage door issues that can be caused by cold weather and how you […]

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The Importance of Curb Appeal

The Importance of Curb Appeal Too often these days, when homeowners think about renovations, their minds are drawn to the interior of the home, after all, that is where they spend their time. They are not wrong in thinking this way, as interior renovations can add value to a home, but they are missing opportunities to add serious value to their home by restricting themselves to the interior. We forget the importance of first impressions, and a house’s first impression is all about the exterior. Yes, having a designer kitchen is never a bad thing, but if prospective buyers are […]

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The Best Time of Year to Replace Your Garage Door

The Best Time of Year to Replace Your Garage Door If you’ve been considering replacing or fixing your garage door, hold on tight because your time is just around the corner. After the cold and messy days of winter, the best time to replace your garage door is spring! The days of spring are longer and warmer and it’s a time known for renewal and cleaning. You’ll want to examine your system to determine what needs fixed so you can enjoy your garage through the rest of the year. The #1 reason spring is the best time of year to […]

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Highest ROI Home Improvement Projects

Highest ROI Home Improvement Projects Planning to remodel your kitchen, or build that big deck you’ve always wanted? What about upgrading your garage door or entry door? Depending on what home improvement project you have slated for 2018, you may not get out what you put in. In the past, you could expect a decent ROI for most home improvement projects, but recent studies suggest this is no longer the case. So before breaking out the tools, make sure to do some research on what value your project truly has. Remodeling Magazine’s latest Cost vs. Value Report is a good place to […]

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