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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4 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door

4 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door How long have you had your current garage door system? Have you been considering repairing or replacing your garage? In some cases garage door repair can be the solution. However, there are some reasons that you may want to consider replacing your garage door and system completely. A+ Garage doors shared 4 reasons to replace your garage door and system.

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How To Choose The Right Garage Door Material

Garage Door MaterialsWith a variety of materials available to design and build garage doors, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each option. In order to choose the right garage door material consider the specific needs you have. Here is a brief summary of each material and suggestions on how to effectively compare them to meet your building needs. 

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Are You Prepared For a Power Outage?

Are You Prepared for a Power Outage Did you know that your automatic garage door opener may not work during a power outage? If your power goes out, you may need to disconnect your automatic opener to manually open your garage door.

It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with this process in preparation for a power outage. Follow these 5 steps to disconnect your automatic opener to manually open your garage door:

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Garage Renovation Gets Major Lift in Historical Oak Park

Garage Renovation in Oak ParkGarage renovations in towns that preserve the historical aesthetics of the area are challenging tasks for today’s garage builder. Such renovations involve a great deal of on-site management, lots of office time, a list of guidelines and processes that must be followed and implemented. Overall, the process can be very time consuming. 

A recent project involved renovating a garage in the historical district of Oak Park, Illinois. Built in 1917, the garage modeled its older home, which had been built just 9 years before. The home owners worked Read more

Insulated Garage Doors Great for Cold Weather

Insulated Garage DoorsIt’s that time of year again…cold and snowy! 

If you notice that your garage door is old and outdated, you might be having a difficult time figuring out what your options are for upgrading it, especially with the cold weather coming your way. One of the best things to look for in a garage door this time of year is insulation. Insulated garage doors provide numerous advantages over other kinds of doors, and they are still very affordable when you are trying to save cash around the holidays.

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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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Garage Building Best in August: Beat the Cold Weather!

Garage Building August Best TimeTake Advantage of Building a Custom Garage Before August Ends

It’s true – fall is right around the corner with winter not too far behind it! Don’t be left out in the cold!  Now is the time to finally make that decision to build the new custom built garage that you have always wanted. 

Before any garage is built, there is a lot of garage planning and preparation that must be done.  All of the garage options have to be figured out and finalized such as: Read more