How To Winter-Proof Your Garage

Garage SnowWhether you use it as a man cave or workshop, or just hate getting into an icy car in the winter, a winter-proof and heated garage is a great idea. And by adding a buffer between you and the outdoors, you might also be able to keep your house a little warmer, too. Insulating your door, upgrading your door, sealing the gaps, and heating things up can help you get it done.

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4 Tips For Eliminating Garage Odors

Eliminate Garage OdorsThanks to the A+ Garage Doors blog for these tips.

It sometimes cannot be avoided that our garage will have a certain stink about it. Paint cans, gasoline canisters, tools etc. may be stored in the garage and items like these can leave foul odors behind. The cat box might be out there or it is even where some may store the trash until pick-up day. This does not mean that one should have to suffer with a smelly garage.

Below are 4 tips for eliminating garage odors:

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June: National Garage Door Safety Month

Garage Door Safety Month - June June is only a couple of days away and June is national garage door safety month! While garage door safety is important all year round, make this an opportunity to make sure everything is operating safely because more time is often spent in the garage in the summer months.

June is the perfect time to pay a little more attention to your garage door and opener since a garage often becomes the hub of activity for many families,” notes Paul Accardo of LiftMaster.

In preparation for garage door safety month, below you will find 10 safety and security tips and a garage safety video.

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Garage Door Opener Basics

Garage Door OpenersWhen it comes to garage door openers, there are a lot more options nowadays. In the past standard garage door openers such as chain-driven models, belt-driven models, and screw-driven openers were the only options available to those interested in automating their garage doors. Now, residential jackshaft and direct-drive models have been introduced.

An article from Bob Vila, Garage Door Openers 101, shared details about the different types of garage door openers, including some advantages and disadvantages. We will share more details below.

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Common Garage Door Problems and How to Fix Them

Commong Garage Door Problems and How to Fix Them The three most common problems you may run into with your garage door is a screeching sound, not going down all the way, or the remote-operated garage door won’t open. The A-Authentic Arizona Garage Door Repair blog shared DIY garage door repair tips to solve these three common issues, which are shared below.

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Garage Door Maintenance Check List

Garage Maintenance TipsGarage doors are an investment that requires light maintenance to ensure their longevity and safety. Maintenance can ensure your garage stays in good working order for its lifetime. In fact, you can even perform some of these maintenance tasks yourself. If you are not comfortable performing the tasks, have them performed by a trained service technician. Following is a garage door maintenance door checklist from Garage Door Care (perform in the corresponding order).

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Garage Safety: 7 Tips You Need to Know

Garage Safety 7 Tips

Keeping your garage safe is an important task. Clutter, chemicals, tools, and leaving your garage open/unlocked are sure to make your garage an unsafe environment. Though it may seem overwhelming, here are 7 simple tips to make your garage safer:

Keep it Clean: It is common practice to store everything in the garage that doesn’t fit in the house. As a result, garages often suffer from large amounts of clutter and disorganization. Ceiling storage units, for seasonal items, can help to eliminate clutter. On the other hand, hooks and nets are useful to keep everyday items in reach and off the floor. 

Chemical Clutter: Garages often accumulate large hazardous chemical collections including pesticides, antifreeze, paint thinner, and automotive fluids. For safety purposes, put child-resistant caps on all hazardous chemicals. Also, chemicals should be clearly labeled and placed out of reach of children in a locked cabinet.

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Garage Makeover: S.T.O.P. Clutter

Garage Makeover Stop ClutterThanks to LiftMaster® for this great article!

Has your garage turned into a parking spot for stuff and not your car? According to a Garage-Trends Survey, the average American stores $6,500 worth of gear in the garage. The garage tends to be the landing spot for all possessions that do not have a place within your house.

How can you possibly get garage clutter under control? Lifestyle expert Korey Provencher developed S.T.O.P., a simple system to get your garage organized:

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Is Your Garage Ready For Summer?

Garage Ready for SummerGarage sales, barbecues, parties. Activity in the garage increases exponentially during the summer months. It is important to prepare your garage in advance for the coming months. 

The Chamberlain Group, a residential and commercial access solutions manufacturer of LiftMaster garage door openers offers these tips to get your garage in gear for summer:

  • Summer means increased traffic through your garage. Therefore, perform a periodic safety inspection of your garage door. This is especially important for those garage doors equipped with automatic openers.
  • Test your garage door opener’s safety reverse mechanism monthly. How? Use a piece of wood and place it in the path of the door. Next, close the garage door. The door should automatically reverse and return to the open position. If not, the door needs to be adjusted in order to be safe. Read more