One of the more commonly overlooked upgrades with your home is your garage. If kerb appeal and landscaping are on your list of things to do for your home upgrades, then you should consider your garage doors. If you aren't sure how you can upgrade them while also adding to your kerb appeal, there are a few options you can consider. Here are a few of those options and what to know about each one.
16 January 2019
If you have a garage roller door or one that swings out and then slides up onto the roof of the garage, you need to understand how these operate and what to expect by way of malfunctioning and needed repairs. In some cases, a roller door or swing out door that doesn't open or close properly may only need a quick fix, but in other cases, you may be looking at the replacement of certain parts.
30 October 2018
A high-quality automatic garage door opener should last for many years before it needs any type of major repairs, but making an effort to keep that opener in good condition on a daily basis will help ensure that it lasts as long as possible before you need to call a repairperson or shop for a new opener. Note a few quick tips for maintaining your home's automatic garage doors and avoiding unnecessary repair bills.
11 April 2018
You may not consider your garage doors as an integral part of the architectural style of your home, but due to their considerable size, they inadvertently end up influencing the kerb appeal of your property. Therefore, rather than electing to install garage doors that are plain but affordable, it is essential to also factor in the style of the doors to make sure that they complement the appearance of your home.
23 March 2018
Tilt garage doors are a popular choice among homeowners due to their unique appearance. These types of garage doors feature a single flat panel which swings upwards and outwards (tilting movement) to open the door. This tilting movement makes these types of garage doors easy to operate and fast opening. However, tilt garage doors must have compatible tilt garage door openers to function well. Because tilt garage doors feature single flat panels, their openers may sometimes be referred to as panel garage door openers.
23 March 2018
A home's garage door is mainly functional, securing items in the garage and providing insulation against outside humidity and extremes in temperature. However, this doesn't mean a garage door needs to be boring! You can dress up a garage door and add some instant curb appeal to your home, or at least keep the garage from looking overly industrial and dull, if you consider just a few simple suggestions for a new garage door.
19 March 2018
When you're having a new home or garage built, or need to buy a new door and opening system for your current garage, you may want the type and style that needs the least amount of maintenance over time. This is important to consider, as a poorly-maintained garage door can be loud and slow to operate, or may not open and close evenly. Garage doors are also exposed to lots of direct sunlight and harsh weather conditions, often causing damage to their exterior surface, requiring recoating and other such repair work.
13 March 2018
Your home's garage door doesn't need to outright fail to operate in order for it to need repairs, as there are often many signs that the door and its mechanical parts need some attention long before it just gets stuck. Having the door serviced when you notice any of these issues can then mean keeping it in good working order, and avoiding more expensive repair bills in the future. Note a few signs that it may be time to at least have a garage door repairperson inspect your home's garage door for needed repairs.
23 February 2018
A small outdoor shed that you use to just store a lawnmower and other such tools may be easy to choose and even put together yourself. However, when you need a larger shed, such as for holding a tractor, farming supplies and even livestock, you may need to take more time to shop and compare options and features. This type of shed may need added support, insulation and of course room to store that equipment as well.
23 February 2018
Garage doors are important because they not only keep your vehicles and other equipment secure, but also secure the rest of the home. It is a little sad that garage doors do not get the attention and maintenance that they deserve. As a result of poor maintenance, your doors end up lasting less than they should and at times, costing you as the homeowner a lot of money in repairs and replacement.
22 February 2018