December 21, 2018
Spring break – those two little words conjure up images of fun on the beach, the shining sun, warm breezes, and swaying palm trees. However, there’s another, less enjoyable meaning there. If you suddenly hear a loud bang from the garage, chances are good that you’ve experienced a less enjoyable type of spring break – a lifting spring that supports your garage door has given way.
November 30, 2018
It may seem horrifying to believe, but statistics show that there is a residential burglary every 90 seconds in Canada and every 18 seconds in the US. And even more shocking is that the majority happen in broad daylight! One of the preferred points of entry by burglars is the garage. This is for a few reasons. The first is that most of us keep valuable items there including bikes and sports gear. The second is that we often forget to lock the door between the house and the garage. Just as thieves know to look at bicycle racks outside of schools and malls, as well as testing doors in parking lots, they know to attempt to enter a home through the garage because we forget to use the locks.
October 26, 2018
Are you a DIY enthusiast? Lots of property owners love to tackle small and large projects, and it makes sense. Yet, there are some, more technical tasks that are best if left in the hands of experienced professionals. As most agree – it is wisest to stick with what you know best, and nowhere is this truer than where garage door system repairs are concerned.
September 28, 2018
Have you ever stopped to think about how important the aesthetics of your garage door are? It is more important than many people realize. After all, it is going to be the first thing that people are likely to see when they pull up to your house, and both you and the neighbors are going to have to look at it all the time. If you are going to sell your home at any point in the future, you can be sure that the garage door is going to be a massive part of the curb appeal.
August 31, 2018
Garages are often thought of as utility spaces, rather than living spaces. However, as more and more of us look for rooms to do hobbies, let the kids play, or even as an extension of the home, we also look more and more to the garage. Unfortunately, the warmer weather can make them hot, humid and uncomfortable. This can lead to everything from mould and mildew to rust and odd smells, but all if can be easily overcome with these three tips.
July 27, 2018
Does your garage door have everything that you feel it truly needs? Even when the garage door is working fine, you might still want to have an upgrade to help with the aesthetics of the garage. Perhaps there is an issue with the door and you want to have a replacement? Regardless of the reason, it might be time to add decorative windows to help with the overall appearance of the door. Of course, you will want to make sure that you are choosing the right door for your needs.
June 29, 2018
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get some additional exercise at the house? Wouldn’t you love to spend some time relaxing, stretching, and unwinding after a long day at work and with the kids? Yoga is a great way to do this, but you might not feel as if you have a space where you can do yoga in your home. However, if you have a garage, you could have the makings of a great little yoga studio.
May 25, 2018
Garage doors have electric openers, which use energy. However, that is not the only way they can impact your utility bill. From the outside, most doors look the same, but each has an R-value or RSI. Though two doors may have equal R-values, the way the doors are made can make one far more efficient. There are also issues with top-performing weatherseals and thermal breaks.
April 27, 2018
Did you ever consider that the garage door could represent a large portion of your home’s façade? It could be almost half of the “face” the house presents to the street. So, if the color is faded or the paint in need of an updated, now’s the time to do it! Yet, do you even know how to go about painting a garage door?
March 30, 2018
You are getting ready to buy a new home, or maybe you are renovating your current property. You want to have a home that has a beautiful, traditional look, and you know that it’s probably a good idea to get a traditional garage door to go along with the house. However, you might not really know much of a difference between garage doors. Keep in mind that even though garage doors might work similarly, they can have vastly different aesthetic styles. You want to choose a garage door that will match the style of the rest of your home, as this can help to make it more attractive, and even bump up the curb appeal.

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