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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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How Much Does it Cost to NOT Get a New Garage Door?

How Much Does it Cost to NOT Get a New Garage Door? Sure, you’ve got it on the back burner of things to look at when you have time, or maybe not. Replacing the garage door is something that most of us will only ever do once or twice. So, unlike something like replacing the furnace filter, you have no real schedule for replacing the door. In fact, aside from the obvious signs, like it just fell off its rollers, no one really knows when it’s time to replace their garage doors. But fear not. We have come up with […]

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Is Your Garage Ready for Winter?

Is Your Garage Ready for Winter? Forget whether your garage is ready, are you ready for winter?! While it comes every year, it always seems to take us by surprise. What is this strange white stuff that I need to push to the side of the driveway. Of course, it doesn’t take long for winter to not only become familiar again, but to become a long, cold chore of keeping ice and snow from your driveway and walkways. You might not think of it this way, but your garage is often the centre of your ‘winter operations’. It’s where you […]

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A Homeowners Journey of Garage Door Discovery

A Homeowners Journey of Garage Door Discovery If you have a garage in your home, this scenario might sound familiar. You’re in the garage, maybe working on something or putting something away. You hear something outside the garage door. You’re not sure if it’s your neighbour, the one whose lawnmower you haven’t returned yet, but want to use again before you do, or if it’s the new lawn mower that you ordered being delivered. Do you risk facing the neighbour by opening the door to find out what the noise is about? Now imagine if you had windows in your […]

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5 Garage Conversion Ideas

5 Garage Conversion Ideas What’s a homeowner to do in the middle of one of the coldest winters in recent memory here in Scarborough? Aside from trying to keep your driveway and sidewalks free of snow and ice, you’re probably not getting into too many outdoor activities in what has been either double-digit below-freezing temperatures, or mini ice storms. But being stuck indoors can leave you at a loss for what to do next. Here’s a suggestion, next time you’ve had enough of Netflix, reading and social media, you can start thinking of the possibilities for converting your garage into […]

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