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Autumn is here, so it’s time to prepare your garage for winter

Autumn is here, so it’s time to prepare your garage for winter

Preparing Your Garage Door for the Cold Months Ahead The nights are drawing in, the children are back in school and we’ve probably all given in to the temptation to turn on the heating; this means that autumn is here, so it’s time to prepare your garage for winter. The importance of garage door maintenance We all understand that prevention is better than cure, which is why we have garages in the first place. Storing a car indoors, protected from the seasonal extremes of weather, increases its longevity and prevents a great deal of wear and tear. Your garage door consists of mechanical and electrical components, which are subject to the potential for failure and damage and, therefore, require thorough

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Garage Door Security

Garage Door Security

HOW TO KEEP YOUR GARAGE SECURE In today’s society, every inch of space is an asset and garages tend to be used for multiple purposes. Tools, household items and personal possessions, all jostle for space in an area that is often overlooked when it comes to security. SECURE DOORS With garage theft on the increase, it’s essential to make sure that your doors are closed and locked at all times. This includes not only the main door but any side entrances too. Windows are another vulnerable area and should never be left open while the premises is unattended. An open door is an invitation for your property to be stolen, so keep them secured. LIGHTING The one thing all garages

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How To Choose a Garage Door Repair and Installation Company

How To Choose a Garage Door Repair and Installation Company

How To Choose a Garage Door Repair and Installation Company When it comes to selecting a company to install or repair your garage door, it can be a major decision. This work can represent a significant expense to homeowners, and will drastically affect the look of your house, so it’s important to ensure that you are working with a professional company who can do it right the first time. Below are some examples of how to find the right company for you. Do Your Research Open up Google and do a basic search to see what kind of garage door companies are available in your area. Often with just a simple search, you can get a general idea of what

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Top 5 ways to upgrade any Garage

Top 5 ways to upgrade any Garage

With the love we have for our cars, we would love to see them in an incredible garage. Just as we adore our houses and the various rooms in them such as our bedrooms, sitting rooms and kitchens, definitely our garages need to be loved too. You are probably asking yourself how one can love his or her garage. Well, it’s very easy. All you need is to upgrade it. How? Here are five ways that you can upgrade your garage and make it look lovely. Upgrade to Epoxy Flooring Your garage floor is an essential place that you will need to upgrade. The epoxy floor is one of the best floors you can have for your garage, much better

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Automated Garage Doors- Which Is Right For You?

Automated Garage Doors- Which Is Right For You?

  Types of Garage Door Openers – Belt, Chain, and Screw When it comes to garage door openers, there are several options available. By far, the most common three varieties are belt, chain, and screw drive garage door openers. Each of these has their own benefits and drawbacks, and there is really no “best” option for everyone. This means that choosing a garage door opener mostly will be determined by your individual needs and preferences. Below is a brief description of the three types of automated garage doors (belt, chain, and screw drives) and some advantages of each. Belt Drive The majority of homeowners consider a belt drive garage door opener to be the smoothest and quietest option. A belt

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Top 10 safety tips for your garage doors

Top 10 safety tips for your garage doors

Top 10 Safety Tips for Garage Doors A garage is an appealing property feature, adding storage space to your home and enhancing security for your vehicle. Without paying attention to garage door safety, however, property owners risk injury, property damage and theft. To keep your garage door working with you instead of against you, follow our top 10 garage door safety tips. 1. The most important thing to ensure is the physical safety of any person that comes near the garage door. In particular, pay attention to the safety of children, since they may not be aware of the potential danger. Inform children that garage doors can be dangerous, and keep very small children away from them. Use a garage

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How to Choose the Best Garage Door Installer

How to Choose the Best Garage Door Installer

Having set your sights on a modern garage door that will provide you with added convenience and security as well as complement and enhance the look of your house, the first step is to find a company to supply and fit it. Fitting a modern garage door whether it’s manually operated or electrically powered and remote controlled is a skilled job that requires expertise. So, to help you choose wisely, here are eight points to keep in mind to ensure you get the best value for money. 1. Personal Recommendations Neighbours, friends and colleagues who have had garage doors fitted are a great source of unbiased information. They can tell you about their experience with various local companies. Keep in

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Update your garage door in line with 2017 

Update your garage door in line with 2017 

  Four good reasons to upgrade your garage door in 2017 For anybody that wants to give their home a facelift, then a good place to start is with the door of the garage. If the door is looking a bit dilapidated or old fashioned, it can have an adverse effect on the value of your house. With so many terrific designs for garage doors that are on the market, you owe it to yourself and your family to upgrade. The door of the garage is the largest moving object in your home and takes up a significant amount of the front facade. It is the first thing that most visitors will notice, and estate agents will tell you, that

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Don’t forget your garage door when decorating for the holidays!

Don't forget your garage door when decorating for the holidays!

The wreath is on the front door. The windows are trimmed with lights, and in the evening, the Christmas tree can be seen twinkling through the window. There’s an inflatable snowman on the neighbour’s lawn, and antlers sticking out the windows of his car. Everyone has gotten into the spirit! Yet all up and down the street, there are blank white squares: people have forgotten to decorate their garage doors! Here are these lovely canvases just waiting to be done up for the season, and year after year they remain neglected. Decorating a garage door needn’t be an expensive undertaking. A simple wreath festooned with shiny baubles will be enough to keep the theme tied together. A large red bow

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Why an eye-catching garage door will help your home sell faster

Why an eye-catching garage door will help your home sell faster

When people are renovating their homes with a view to reselling, they do not always think of the garage door. However, an attractive garage door can vastly increase the value of your home. Just think about it: usually your garage door will take up around a quarter of the front facade of your house. It is one of the first things that your potential buyers will see when they approach your property. Thus, it makes sense to spruce up your garage by purchasing a new door. In addition, having a parking space, and some extra storage space is a very important thing to many buyers, and this can make or break your interaction with them. So, if you are planning

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