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funny-kid.jpgAfter you’ve had kids for a while, eventually you start trusting them to be home alone. That can result in some pretty funny stuff. Heck, they wrote a whole series of hit movies (Home Alone) about it.Being a garage door company we got to thinking about when we were kids and we heard the garage door opening right when we were doing something stupid. Hopefully this helps brighten your day a bit, we had a ton of fun writing it.


Carbon Monoxide

gas-masks.jpgFirst of all, if you’re thinking about starting your car in the garage with the door closed, don’t. Why? Because it’s dangerous! How dangerous? Very. In today’s post we’ll explain what exactly happens when you start your car engine in an enclosed space, how long it takes, and why it is so dangerous. If you’ve never heard of Carbon Monoxide and you have a car and a garage, please keep reading.


Common Problems

rubiks-cube.jpgBeing in the garage door repair industry, there are a few problems we run into all time. So, we figured we would list out the most common problems we run into every day so that people could have a resource to go to if anything goes wrong with their garage door. After this, you’ll most likely be able to know exactly what the problem is when you’re garage breaks and the best way to go about fixing it.



disorganized-garage.jpgIt’s 2017. Why should you still be using outdated and unreliable garage door clickers? You know, the type that you have to click eight times before it actually works and will only function when within a few feet of your garage. What if you forgot to close your garage door only after you get to work? Need to let someone into your garage, but you’re not home? The era of smartphones, smart homes, and smart cars has also brought with it smart garage door openers.


Garage Open

smalls.jpgEver left your home and came back to find out that your garage door was left open. Was it left open by you occasionally? It’s a common oversight. We all have a lot of stuff to do in the mornings, and it can get hectic. That’s why smart garage door openers are so great. You’ll never have to worry about leaving your garage open again.



hammer-screw.jpgSometimes people call a garage door technician to fix their garage door when nothing is actually wrong.Not everyone knows how to go through troubleshooting their garage door. So, we put together a small list of the most common things that can prevent your garage door from opening without it actually being broken. Hope this saves you some service calls!


Organize Garage

organize-garage.jpgFirst things first, make sure that your garage is decluttered. Trying to organize a cluttered space is nearly impossible. Need some help? Check out our article on how to declutter your garage!



spongebob-scared.jpgSpring has sprung and with summer approaching fast, it’s time to start thinking about doing some spring cleaning! It’s easy to let your garage become overrun with junk you don’t need. Here are a few tips on how to declutter your garage and take your space back.


Extension Spring Vs Torsion Springs

rolling_garage_door_style.jpgWhen you need to repair your garage door spring, it’s important to know the difference between extension spring torsion springs. Though they both perform the same function, there are important differences to note. These springs come in different types with variant configurations, so let’s analyze the properties that distinguish them from each other.


Garage Door Safety Tips

wood.garage.door.americana.4.jpgAn area of the home that many homeowners do not realize is a popular entry point for burglars is the garage. While many homeowners routinely install strong locks on the front and back doors, however, they forget about securing the garage door.


Here's Some Help Troubleshooting Your Garage Sensor

wall_e_garage_sensor.jpgThere are few things more frustrating than when you're trying to close your garage and 1/3 of the way down it automatically comes right back up. You look to see if anything is obstructing the sensors and there's nothing there. Now, it's easy if you see a soccer-ball or some other small object in the way. You just move it and away you go.


How Do Garage Door Openers Work

Garage-Door-Opener.jpgIf you ever curious about what your garage door opener actually does, you came to the right place. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the actual purpose of your opener, and the part it plays in the opening and closing of your garage door on a daily basis. Most doors nowadays use an electric motor, so that’s the kind of opener we’ll be talking about today.


Is Your Garage Door Balanced?

balance.pngWhether or not your garage door is balanced can make a big difference on the performance and lifespan of your door. It’s pretty easy to check but not everyone knows how. We’ll explain how to check and what to do if you find you’re out of balance. Have fun!


Garage Door Insulation

insulation.jpgToday we’re going to be talking about the benefits and costs of getting insulation in your garage door. Many times, we find people don’t even know this is an option. We’ll also talk about what it means for a garage door to be insulated, how that happens, and why it can be better than a hollow-back door.


What High Quality Garage Rollers Do

roller.jpgGarage door rollers are an essential part of any garage door. It’s easy to pick the right kind and it’s easy to pick the wrong kind. We’re here today to help you one, not pick the wrong kind, and two, explain why the right kind is better. And of course if you’re in need of immediate assistance you can feel free to give us a call.


Why Spring Adjustments Increase The Life of Your Door

Garage-Door-Spring.jpgIf your garage door breaks more often than you’d like it to, then you may want to try spring adjustments. Here, we’ll show you ways you can do routine spring tune-ups yourself as well as getting a professional to do a quick and affordable adjustment every 6 months or so. We’ll also explain a bit about how your door works, and why spring adjustments help so much.


Which Garage Door Rollers Should You Use?

garage-door-rollers-photo.jpgGarage door rollers come in different types. The basic types are nylon, plastic, and steel. All the garage door rollers have a steel stem with wheels at each end. The things that make the rollers different from each other is the properties of the wheel. Some of the wheels are made of plastic, while some of nylon and steel. Some rollers have ball bearings, which makes the quality fairly good and it only needs lubrication once a year. Whereas those without the ball bearings are of lower quality and they tend to deteriorate before the normally would. There is no special hint for figuring out if your rollers have ball bearings. You’ll be able to see the ball bearings clearly.


Pro Tips to Having a Successful Garage Sale

garage-sale.jpgIf you are planning to have a successful garage sale, here are the some useful tips to follow. I’ve had a number of successful garage sales over the years and here are my top 10 tips for having a successful sale...


4 Overhead Garage Storage Options

overhead-storage-options.jpgWe all want to make the use of the spare space the best we can, but not many of us know where to get started. If you are planning to organize your garage storage then let this article be a good starting place. We’ve laid out 4 great options you can follow in order to utilize the overhead garage storage space. These four garage hacks not only utilize the space well but also enables you to fit in more things and make the best use of your garage.


Installing a Car Lift At Home

car-lift-article-cover-photo.jpgInstalling a car lift at home is the dream for some people, but not everyone produces conductive results. The most common reasons for it are: not having the necessary knowledge for installation process, or not being well informed about the equipment to use. This article provides some basic guidelines for what all to consider while installing a car lift in your home garage.


Garage Door Materials

garage-door-materials.jpgThere are various materials to be used for garage doors. Some of the options include: wood, steel, aluminum, and glass material.


Can I Replace a Single Panel in My Garage Door?

garage-door-panel.jpgIt is not that uncommon of an issue that your garage’s single panel has been damaged and needs a replacement. But wait! Can you replace that one panel easily? Yes! You don’t always have to get a brand new door when your current one gets a little damaged. There are various reasons for a worn out panel, but we’ll show you how to get yours fixed.


Garage Floor Coating - DIY Vs Professional

Royal_Blue_Basecoat_Black-Marble_Heavy.jpgEpoxy flooring is ideal for garage surfaces. But with the passage of time and lot of trafficking they tend to wear off. Good epoxy flooring done can actually stay on forever. There are plenty of DIY kits available in the market for this purpose. But yet it is highly recommended that you hire a professional to do the job. Here is why we will always prefer a professional doing it for you!


Maintenance on Cedar Garage Doors

wood.garage.door.americana.4.jpgCedar garage doors have started to become pretty common these days. That is mainly because of their regal natural beauty that they add to the house. Accept or don’t they actually look way better than all the other conventional metallic doors.


Should I Spray My Garage Door Springs with WD-40?

wd40-springs.pngYou walk in your garage, turn it on, and it starts making an awful noise. What’s the first thing you think of to fix it? WD-40! The same thing you use to fix all squeaky hinges. We’re here to tell you why WD-40 is NOT the solution when it comes to yo...


Chain Vs Belt Drive: The Quick and Dirty

chain-vs-belt.pngWe spend quite an amount to keep our vehicles safe inside the garages. It may include from building of garage to installation of best garage door and then finally choosing the best door opener for your garage. When evaluating which opener to buy most homeowners overlook the various options available to them in terms of the actual opening mechanism itself.


Garage Door Parts: A Basic List

garage-door-tools.pngIf you'd like get to know some of the basics of how your garage door works you have come to the right place. There are many small garage door parts we could cover in this post, but instead of making a complete list we decided it would be more useful to create a list of the most important ones. After reading this you should have a pretty good understanding of how your garage door works which is a lot better than most people, so let's get started!