Coordinating your exterior home colors: now there are visualizers to help you clearly see the choices

Just as a decorator would assist you in coordinating and harmonizing your exterior colors to suit your tastes, different paint companies now provide online paint visualizers so you can do it yourself. Most of them give you the option of choosing a house model that most closely mirrors your own.

Other sites even offer the option of uploading a photo of your actual home then changing your colors. If you know about other paint manufacturers’ websites that provide a visualizer for home exteriors but aren’t on our list, let us know so we can share them.

So grab your virtual brush and let’s “paint” your house! It’s easy, it’s fun, and, who knows, you may be inspired!
















Don’t overlook your garage door…

If, after you’ve decided on a color scheme and realize your garage door needs to be changed, contact a garage door professional in your area. You can even go meet them at their showroom. It will be their pleasure to explain their whole selection of doors they have and advise you on the best choice to make. You can also send them a request for an online quotation.


Take time to use a Design Centre like Garaga’s, and create your own garage door. You can also take a look at our image gallery.

Your sick garage door opener is trying to tell you something – troubleshooting help is here!

If even once you’ve experienced a malfunctioning garage door opener, you know how frustrating it can be. Luckily, those openers from LiftMaster, Chamberlain and Craftsman manufactured after 2012 can help you pinpoint the problem using flashing indicator lights. These more recent openers come with the Security+ 2.0 system and MyQTM technology. To make sure this is what you have, there is a yellow LEARN button on the back or side of the motor housing.
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Let HOUZZ inspire and guide you in renovating or reorganizing your garage

If you’re not familiar with HOUZZ, it is a website and mobile app that provide you with ideas about architecture, interior design, decorating, landscape design and home improvement, even for your garage! Through photos, it can motivate you to renovate or better arrange your garage. HOUZZ connects more than 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals around the world, and has 2 million Facebook followers and close to 300,000 on Twitter. Read More

An Introduction to Garage Doors

How many garage doors or garage door openers does a homeowner buy in his or her life? According to statistics, one or two… or a few more if this person needs to move more often than the norm because of work or other obligations.

To help you better understand the language used in the world of garage doors, here is a basic introduction to the most used terms. This will help you more clearly understand what garage door specialists tell you if they are repairing your door, or if they suggest you get a new door. In this blog, we will focus on the components that make up a garage door system.
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The first impression your home makes sets the tone for the overall aesthetic of your house

When renovating, often the focus and dollars are given to achieving that “designer look” for the interior of our homes. We forget that the first impressions are made by the exterior of the house. We’ve all heard of “curb appeal”, especially when getting ready to sell your home. However, curb appeal should not be just for resale purposes as it can set the tone for the overall aesthetic of your home.
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10 Uses For Your Second Garage

A second garage isn’t something everybody has. Those who are lucky enough to have the extra space are sometimes stumped with what to do with it. That second garage can add value to your property not only for storage, but as a special space for entertaining or special interests.
Here are 10 ideas to help spark your creativity when you want to do more than store the lawnmower in your second garage.
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How To Make Your Driveway The Envy Of Your Neighborhood

In every neighborhood some homes command more attention than others. Eye-catching aspects of these homes might be an individual item or a combination of items, including: a beautiful front porch, a clean and interesting garage door, breathtaking landscaping, or interesting walkways and driveways.

Your driveway literally and figuratively welcomes your family and visitors to your home. There are several ways to make your driveway more appealing, possibly becoming the envy of your neighborhood.
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Residential garage doors: North America versus Europe

The vast majority—if not to say practically all—of the residential garage doors used in North America are the sectional type. The height of the panels varies from 18 to 24 inches (46–61 cm). The garage doors are also frequently equipped with an automatic garage door opener. In Europe, it’s a bit different. Besides sectional doors–which aren’t the most commonly used, by the way–you’ll also find single-panel up-and-over doors, rolling doors, and side-sliding sectional doors.
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