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What’s The Difference Between Torsion & Extension Springs?

As a homeowner, you’ve probably never researched the parts of your garage door, but you’ve most likely heard of a garage door’s torsion or extension springs. These are two different types of springs that are responsible for managing your garage door’s counterbalance system. The counterbalance system uses force to offset the weight of the door, allowing it to safely and reliably raise and lower. To manage the counterweight, the system uses either a torsion or extension spring.

So if both springs perform the same function, what’s the difference?

TORSION SPRINGS VS. EXTENSION SPRINGS

While there are several different types of springs that can be used in your garage door’s counterbal... Read more

Spring Cleaning Maintenance For Your Garage

With the arrival of spring, you might’ve opened your garage to realize that this space has become a haven for overflow and unorganized storage — old boxes and toys, seasonal decor, home improvement tools, vehicle fluids, lawn and garden equipment and more. While cleaning and organizing may seem impossible, you can easily reclaim the space in only a day or weekend.

Start by establishing a clear objective or vision to reorganize your garage to fit your daily needs. For example, do you simply want more organized storage for tools and decor, or do want to repurpose the space into a workshop or hobby area?

Once you have your objective, start by sorting through all of the items currently stored in... Read more

Bring Curb Appeal To Your Home From Your Garage

You can instantly increase the value of your home by upgrading your old garage door. While homeowners often jump at the chance to makeover their kitchens and bathrooms, many are quick to forget one of the most important aspects of the home: curb appeal. Replacing your garage door gives the front of your home a facelift. Additionally, new garage doors can offer up to a 98 percent return on investment. front of home

How Garages Impact the Look of a House

Maximizing your garage door curb... Read more

Keeping Your Garage Warm For Winter

A garage is a valuable space for storing some of your most important assets. When you live in an area that experiences harsh winters, you’ll want to ensure your garage stays as warm as possible. When you keep your garage warm, you’re able to extend the lifespan of your belongings — everything from cars to bikes and toys for the kids. But where do you start with keeping your garage warm? Here’s a list of ideas for making sure your garage is warm and your belongings are well-cared-for this winter:
  • Add weather-stripping: When was the last time you looked at your garage door’s weather-stripping? Weather-stripping is often the first thing to start deteriorating — especially when you live in a climate with direct sun and hot summers or when you live somewhere ... Read more

Snow Removal Tips For Your Garage

Your garage door is so handy and so convenient — but it also represents an investment that should be protected and maximized. That's why you should be thinking about snow protection for your garage. When winter comes and the snow starts to pile up, it can have an adverse effect on your garage and its operation. So make sure you’re thinking through winter preparedness for your garage. Here’s a look at a few snow removal tips for garages to help you get started.

How Can Snow and Ice Damage Your Door?

Keeping your garage safe from snow and ice is extremely important because of the damage that can occur if you choose not to. What type of damage? The following may happen when you let snow and ice build up around your garage:

Storm-Proofing Garage Doors: How a Wind Brace Works

If you live in a place that experiences extreme weather of any kind, you need a garage door that can stand up to that extreme weather. Here in Arizona, we experience serious wind and dust storms that can pose threats to structures of many kinds — garage doors included. The same holds for areas that may experience tropical storms, hurricanes or even tornadoes. What a homeowner should do in these cases is take steps to properly stormproof the garage door. Wondering how to stormproof a garage door? It’s not as complicated as it might sound when you investigate your options and make an investment in the right products or accessories. All you need to do is weigh your options and make the best decision for your home, your garage and ... Read more

The Dangers of Repairing a Garage Door Yourself — What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

As homeowners, we all have this lingering desire to take care of repairs and maintenance on our own — to become masters of the DIY lifestyle. And that’s wonderful in cases where the repairs or maintenance are easy and safe to accomplish. But it’s not quite as good of an idea when attempting DIY repairs can pose a serious threat to the homeowner’s safety. This certainly holds true when it comes to repairs for a garage door. The dangers of DIY garage door repair are numerous and should be taken seriously before you engage in a project. Here’s a look at the reasons behind the dangers of repairing a garage door.

The Need for Knowledge

There's no replacement for knowledge and experience when it comes to <... Read more

Are Your Garage Door Springs Broken? Here’s How to Find Out

are-your-garage-door-springs-broken Most people use their garage door more often than their front entranceway. In fact, expensive and impressive front doors open and close far less frequently than heavy, utilitarian garage doors. These endless cycles of lifting up and down eventually take their toll on your garage door’s moving parts. Garage door components experience considerable stress and tension. Think about all the parts in a garage door system. There are fixed pieces like panels, bearing plates and tracks. Then there are moving parts such as hinges, rollers, locks, pulleys and cables. They all experience various degree... Read more

Your Guide to Adding Value to Your Home by Getting a New Garage Door

There are very few home features that have as big an impact as your garage door. You might be in a subdivision neighborhood where row after row of garage doors feature prominently on façades. Or, your home may sit on a larger lot where your garage is set back and more subtle. No matter where you live, your garage door makes a statement. Curb appeal says a lot about your home’s value. A new garage door speaks volumes about your home’s attractiveness. It also speaks to potential buyers when your home is for sale on the real estate market. Experienced realtors know well how their clients react when viewing properties. First impressions are crucial. They can immediately convince potential buyers to drop in and walk through or to drive past and look elsewhere The importance of garage d... Read more

How to Choose the Right Garage Door Opener

garage door opener When it comes to new home construction in America, a garage is relatively standard. Consider these 2015 statistics from the National Association of Home Builders:
  • 61% of new home constructions featured a two-car garage.
  • 24% had a garage large enough for three or more cars.
  • 6% had a single-car garage — most which were found in smaller townhouses.
While the number of homes with a garage of some kind is increasing, there are still some considerations for homeowners. What is the best type of... Read more

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