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Pros and cons of a heated garage

A heated garage may seem to some like a luxury, but it actually is quite affordable to heat your garage and may have some significant benefits for you and your family. If your garage is attached and has an insulated garage door, the upgrade may be as simple as adding...

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Solutions for common winter garage door problems

There is never a good time for your garage door to quit working, but winter can be especially disruptive. Frozen rollers or a broken spring can prevent you from getting your car out or, worse, leave you out in the cold. Unfortunately, as temperatures drop during these...

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Holiday tips for garage door security

The holiday season is a favorite time for thieves looking to cash in on big ticket items. The reasons are obvious: Holiday gifts, many of significant value, will be accessible in some potentially easy-to-access spaces. Meanwhile, many homeowners spend a significant...

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Prioritize security when programming garage door opener

Early garage door opening systems were a hacker’s dream. Thieves, in fact, didn’t even have to be hackers, since the very first remotes used a radio signal to trigger the receiver to open the door. That meant that any garage door remote could open any garage door –...

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Quick fixes can help avoid a garage door emergency

Your garage door won’t open, but do you need emergency service or is it a minor issue that you can troubleshoot? A garage door is nothing to mess with considering the system of springs and cables are under extreme tension. If you are uncertain about why your garage...

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Garage sales are back! Be sure you are ready!

A year of shut-down and pandemic restrictions meant a complete hiatus from garage, yard and estate sales last season. This summer, with mandates lifted and Covid cases dropping, sales are back. But how to maintain safety in this post-pandemic era? A successful...

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A new garage door are popular with home sales

Home sales are booming in 2021, so if you have considered a move in the near future, taking action now may be the right decision. That means taking a close look at improvements you can make to your home without making a big investment. Replacing your garage door is a...

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Buying a garage door in Akron, OH? In-person is best

The last year of changes due to the pandemic has taught us that being able to work and buy online is convenient if not crucial. But while we now know that you can buy virtually anything online, some purchases may not lend themselves well to the online environment. At...

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Steel vs. Wood – Invest in your garage door

    Steel garage doors continue to be more popular than any other type of garage door and for good reason. Steel doors are affordable and need virtually no maintenance to keep them looking great. These days they also are available in a wide variety of colors...

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Garage door spring cleaning – maintain or replace?

Your garage door made it through the worst of the winter, so what now? Garage door maintenance in Akron, Ohio, is especially important as winter gives way to spring. The changing temperatures, freezing and thawing, and ice build-up in joints can cause bending and...

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Frigid temperatures and your garage door

In Northeast Ohio, every winter typically has its days of extreme cold temperatures. The deep freeze we have experienced this year, however, is not quite as common, both in terms how cold it has gotten and how long it has lasted. What you can expect is that such...

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Garage door maintenance – Stay ahead of winter 2021

Even a mild winter can cause some unexpected problems with your garage door, and an especially cold one can be worse. If you didn’t have your garage door professional inspect and tune up your garage door, take a minute to look it over as well as your door opening...

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A smart garage door; convenient, secure

If you haven’t upgraded your garage door opening system for remote access and all the benefits that come along with today’s smart features, now is the time, especially considering security for your family and for package delivery. Smart garage door systems synced with...

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Take time to prep your garage door for winter

Considering your garage door is probably your main entry point to your home and a key part of your security system, the extra time you spend checking it over before winter sets in is time well spent. Put the following on your garage door inspection checklist. Check...

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Garage makeovers that focus on family needs

A garage makeover may sound like a luxury but in our current environment, making the most of your garage space may have become a necessity. If members of your family continue to work and/or learn from home, you may now need space to accommodate a home office, youth...

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Make a list for fall garage maintenance

Spring cleaning may be more popular, but fall is the perfect time to focus on your garage. Your garage, garage door, and door opening system are all extremely important to your living and working style and that of your family, especially in the winter, so make a fall...

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Nesting in your garage – keep pests out

The only “creatures” that should be hanging out in your garage are your family and friends and the occasional pet. Unfortunately, a lot of other critters like the shelter and quiet of a garage, especially one that is used infrequently. From spiders and cockroaches to...

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Refurbishing gets extra years from an old garage door

Your garage door plays a big role in the overall appearance of your home, A damaged, dingy, or peeling garage door will make your home appear run down and will likely have a negative impact on its curb appeal. It also could impact the value of your home, a critical...

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Temperature control for your garage

Summer is coming and that probably has you thinking about the many ways you use your garage. Yours may be your workspace for keeping up with car maintenance or woodworking. Maybe it’s an extension of your living space serving as an exercise room or gathering place for...

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