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Why DIY Garage Door Repair is Dangerous

Why DIY Garage Door Repair is Dangerous There are a lot of great reasons to do as many do-it-yourself repairs around the house and garage as you can. First of all, you can save a lot of money, especially for more specialized DIYs like working on your car. Working around the house can be a great diversion from your day-to-day routine and it also keeps you more active and fit. But, unless you’re trained or very experienced in certain types of home repair, it’s not always a good idea to go the DIY route, regardless of the benefits. Electricals are […]

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Check Out What People are Doing to Their Garage Doors

Check Out What People are Doing to Their Garage Doors Pity your poor garage door. Inside your home, you paint, redecorate and refurnish every few years, and outside your home you do some creative landscaping and are constantly tending the garden. But what about your garage door, the thing that works for you faithfully, going up and down on command, many times a day, protecting your car and belongings through wind, rain, snow and ice, year in and year out?  What have you done for it lately?! If you’re like most homeowners, not only do you not ‘redecorate’ or ‘tend’ […]

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7 Neat Ways to Improve Your Garage Storage

7 Neat Ways to Improve Your Garage Storage Why is it, no matter how many times you try, your garage never seems organized? It’s like you’re always in a state of never being able to find what you need, or to find a spot for yet another bunch of stuff. There are a lot of reasons for this, but it begins with the fact that your garage is an unfinished space in your home. Like an unfinished basement, unless you give it some organization, it’ll never be anything but a catch-all space for things you have no other place for […]

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4 Reasons an Insulated Garage Door is Worth the Investment

4 Reasons an Insulated Garage Door is Worth the Investment Many homeowners don’t think of their garage doors in the same way as they think of their regular front and back doors. Of course, they’re different, one lets people into and out of the house and the other is big enough for a car to drive through. But the differences shouldn’t really go beyond that. There’s no reason to think your garage door should be any less secure than any other door in your home. In fact, the garage is one of the most popular places for burglars to get […]

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How to Make the Garage a Better Place to Be

How to Make the Garage a Better Place to Be After we wrote the recent post about storage ideas for your garage, we got to thinking: why is the garage, which is probably the biggest single space in a home, so neglected when it comes to things like organization, and even renovations? It’s like the poor garage gets no respect. It does its job, day in and day out, the garage door going up and down on demand, protecting your car, sports equipment, garden tools, lawn mower, and who knows what else. But when it’s time to decide on which home […]

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Looking for a New Garage Door? Don’t Just Listen to Us

Looking for a New Garage Door? Don’t Just Listen to Us If you’re wondering what happened to the summer of 2017 here in Scarborough and across Southern Ontario, you’re not alone. But, instead of lamenting how short the summer seemed to be this year, we can look forward to what will hopefully be a beautiful fall season. For homeowners who are considering the installation of a new garage door, garage door opener or both, the fall can be a great time to get the job done. There’s still lots of time to do the installation while the weather isn’t cold […]

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How to Find a Reliable Garage Door Company

How to Find a Reliable Garage Door Company It’s a fairly simple idea. The more you do something, the better you are at doing it. When you bought your first home, you might not have been the greatest at fixing leaky faucets, or pointing up mortar or even keeping the grass green. But as time went on, the more often you did something, the more tips and tricks you picked up to make the process easier and/or better. After a while, you could get to the point where there are not many things around the house that you wouldn’t at […]

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3 Common Garage Door Questions

3 Common Garage Door Questions The long-lasting durability of most of today’s garage doors can actually create a bit of a problem. Most homeowners rarely have to fix, maintain (although they should do regular maintenance if they want their door to last as long as possible) or repair their doors and they’ll probably only get a new door once or twice in their lifetimes. That means, despite it being the largest movable object in the home, one that gets used at least a couple times of day, and one that helps protect their car and other valuables, most homeowners don’t really know […]

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Why Your Garage Door Isn’t Closing All the Way

Why Your Garage Door Isn’t Closing All the Way It one of those things you just don’t think about, until there’s a problem. It’s one of those things that works perfectly until it breaks. Your garage door and opener rarely have a breakdown, but when they do, troubleshooting it feels like you’re hunting in the dark. If you’re lucky, you might spot the problem fairly quickly. If the opener is working, but the door won’t close, you might find something blocking the tracks the door rolls along. But, if after you check the tracks, it still doesn’t close all the […]

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A Basic Buying Guide for Garage Doors

A Basic Buying Guide for Garage Doors We’ve told you before about the fact that, unless you’re in charge of purchasing for a self-storage company, you’ll probably only ever buy one or two garage doors in your life, which makes it difficult to know your options and what to look for. While we’ve touched on some individual things you might want or need in a door, like insulation, we’ve never put lots of different information and pointers together in one place to help you know marabout garage doors and make a more informed decision. So, without further ado, we hope you […]

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