What to Do With Rust on Your Garage Door

What to Do With Rust on Your Garage Door

Does your garage door have rust? Rust quickly spreads, and it can cause severe problems for your garage door, so you need to act fast. You have two possible solutions. You can try to get rid of the rust yourself and repaint the door, or you can call in a professional. Your choice depends on the extent of your rust damage.  What Does It Mean If Your Garage Door Is Rusting? When your garage door rusts, it likely means that it is older. Most modern garage doors resist rust, but older steel ones develop the problem frequently. There are several […]

How to Keep Pests Out of Your Garage

Your garage is an incredibly important feature of your home, and you want to ensure that you follow proper maintenance practices to keep pests out of your garage. For pests, a garage offers shelter, warmth and sometimes even food. These intruders can gain access to your garage more easily than other areas of your home, but if you take the right measures, you can rid your garage of these unwanted visitors and keep them out for good. In this guide, you’ll learn the types of pests you can find in your garage, where they hide and how to eradicate them. Types […]

The Ultimate Guide to Exterior Lighting Options and Ideas

Installing outdoor lighting is an effective way to enhance your curb appeal and make your home as beautiful as ever. In addition to its aesthetic benefits, outdoor lighting increases the security and safety of your property. There are numerous types of exterior lights and different places you should install them. We’ve compiled this exterior lighting design guide to give you all the information you need to start lighting up the exterior of your home to make your outdoor spaces more inviting. 7 Common Outdoor Lighting Options The possibilities for outdoor lighting are endless. Some are better for making an area […]

Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

View PDF Checklist   Your garage door is a second entrance into your home, especially if you park your car in the garage, and it makes up a significant portion of the exterior of your property. This system should last for several decades, but you should expect and take care of it every six months to extend its lifespan. Even though you can follow some garage door maintenance DIY projects, you should also consult a professional if you notice any extensive wear and tear on any of the components. Why is spring and winter maintenance important for your garage door? […]

Tips for Painting a Garage Door

  When it comes to keeping up with your home’s exterior, we tend to forget about our garages. In reality, this external feature contributes heavily to the overall visual appearance of your home. A well-kept and regularly-maintained garage door can greatly increase the curb appeal of your property, making your house stand out for all the right reasons. A good paint job can make a world of a difference when it comes to improving the quality and visual appearance of your garage door. With the right knowledge and tips, you can go from painting novice to pro. Get started on […]

Educating Kids About Garage Door Safety

Though garage doors are often out of sight and out of mind, that doesn’t mean they don’t pose some serious dangers for children. Kids often have playful urges to climb on objects and tamper with devices they shouldn’t. When it comes to the garage door, it’s important to prevent this kind of high-risk behavior. Luckily, you can avoid these dangers by educating kids about garage door safety. When you teach your children about garage doors and how to interact with them, you significantly reduce the risk of harm. You can also consider childproofing your garage door to eliminate safety hazards […]

How to Keep a Garage Cool

High temperatures are no match for an air-conditioned house, but garages are often left out of the equation. If you’ve ever walked into your garage on a hot San Diego day, you know just how blistering a hot garage can be. Maybe you even use your garage as additional living space for your workshop, gym or laundry room, which can be challenging in the summer months. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to lower the temperature of your garage so you can feel cool and comfortable all year long. Why Do Garages Get So Hot? There are many reasons why your garage […]

How Long Do Garage Doors Last?

Garage doors are essential to our everyday lives. They are an entryway for your garage and house as well as a way to safely store your car and other items. They also serve cosmetic purposes like enhancing the overall appearance and curb appeal of your home. With so many benefits, you don’t want your garage door to undergo too much wear and tear. That’s why it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance so you can prevent costly damage and increase your garage door’s lifespan. Learn more about maintaining and repairing your garage door and how to know when it’s time for a replacement. […]

When to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

When to Replace Your Garage Door Opener The lifespan of your garage door opener can depend on the type of garage door opener you have, how often you use it and how well-cared for it is. If you have a professional routinely inspect and service your garage door, chances are the mechanisms can last a long time. However, no matter how effectively you take care of a garage door opener, you will eventually need to replace it. The lifespan of most garage door openers is about 10 to 15 years. But how do you know when it’s time for a new or updated […]

The Process of Installing a Garage Door

As you finish the process of investing in a new garage door, it’s nice to know what you can expect during the installation process. We are commonly asked how long the garage door installation process takes, and want you to be aware of what common complications could slow down the process. Due to the complexity and potential safety hazards, we never recommend that anyone other than trained professionals attempt installing a garage door.  You bought a great, quality garage door, so let professionals install the door correctly to prevent any accidents or malfunctions. To put your mind at ease, we’ve developed a brief […]

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