Spring break is still months away, but that is the sort of break you want. The kind you want to skip is the one that has to do with your garage.
It starts like this: A tremendous, gunshot-like bang will emanate from the garage. Likely, you and everyone inside the home will jump and flinch, but once you recover you will head to the garage. There, you will fail to easily see the source of the blast. Yet, the next time you try to leave home via the garage door, you’ll realize just what made that horrific ruckus. You will see that it was the lifting spring required to open the door that made that noise when it snapped in two!
You may be surprised to realize that a residential burglary occurs every minute and a half in Canada and every 18 seconds in the United States. In addition, 80% and 60% of those break-ins occur during the daylight hours.
If you are in the process of building a home of your own or getting ready to undergo extreme home renovations, there’s nothing wrong with taking on some of the work on your own. However, there are a few technical jobs that should be left to the experts.
Thinking about changing the way your garage door looks? It’s appearance is something that you should think about with great care. After all, it’s one of the largest architectural elements of your home. It can add (or detract) from your home’s appearance by a lot. It’s certainly something that the neighbors will see, but it also plays a huge role in curb appeal, and your garage door may make the difference between a potential buyer making and offer and looking elsewhere.
Many people do not give their garage the attention that it deserves, even when they start to spend more and more time in the garage. Sure, they might consider some ways that they can improve the garage by clearing out the clutter and making it into a space where they can relax with friends, where the kids can play, or where they can enjoy their hobbies.
Most of us think of garage doors as a utility thing, and not a decorative element of the home. We are happy if they work, but what if they could look good and offer some functionality (apart from opening and closing), too? When you add decorative windows that coordinate with the overall style of the home or property you can get all of that.
If you practice yoga, you know how important it is to have a dedicated, quiet place where you can be undisturbed. While you might think that the garage is poorly suited for that, it’s actually an ideal spot. Not sure how you can turn that storage area into an intimate yoga studio? Here are a few tips to help out.
Nearly everyone who owns and uses a garage door opener has run into a problem now and again without knowing what the solution is. The following videos will assist you with most of the common issues found. These are the most typical problems that professional garage door specialists see on services calls in regard to garage door openers.
Is the color of your garage door, whether chosen many years ago or recently acquired, completely out of style or just dull and uninteresting? Now is the time to change its appearance and give your home a new look. However, where should you start?