The pouring snow, gusty winds, and chilling cold all take a heavy toll on the constructional integrity of your garage door. During the colder months, the metal parts of your garage door, such as screws and springs, tend to shrink, not only causing unexpected problems with closing and/or opening, but also making your garage door an unnecessary danger.
Heating and cooling accounts for roughly 48 percent of all energy use in the average American home. This means that during the colder months of the year, you can expect your energy bills to go up a bit due to your reliance on heat. However, your energy bills shouldn’t necessarily skyrocket. If they do, it’s probably because you’re making a common heating mistake. The following are 7 common heating mistakes that can result in higher heating bills:
Christmas often brings out the interior designer within us all as we prepare to enjoy spending time with family and friends over the holiday season. Your garage door provides you with a great opportunity to decorate the exterior of your home in a display of Christmas spirit. Here are a variety of ways in which you can infuse your garage with a little bit of Christmas magic.
To simplify your life, here are a series of eight garage door accessories to go with LiftMaster, Chamberlain or Mastercraft (SEARS) brand door openers manufactured after 1993.
Before you pack and head to the airport for your next vacation, make sure you tie up all your loose ends before leaving home. The list includes arranging mail delivery, considering utilities and heat, what to do with pets and plants, and keeping your house and garage secure. Make sure your garage is safe and secure by tending to specific items.
For those looking to create an immersive outdoor environment to display your favorite winter scenes, an outdoor projector can be the tool of choice! You can use outdoor projectors to showcase a winter display on your garage door and integrate the garage space within your winter home decorations this season. It’s a tool that will allow you to project a winter landscape such as snowy mountains or an idyllic frozen lake across the garage door. First, though, you’ll have to select the right projector.
This year offers exceptional shades of color for your garage door. If you are ready for an updated exterior look, then the best thing to do is give your garage door a fresh coat of paint. There is no reason to spend too much money on a complete renovation overhaul when all you need is a great new color for your garage door.
Window panels in your garage doors can boost your home’s value, brighten your workspace, and protect your family members. Try this test: during the daytime, take a quick stroll out to your garage and turn out the lights. How well can you see? Avoid stumbling around in the dark and step up to the many advantages of window panels in your new doors. If you’re planning a garage door replacement, it’s the perfect time to gain the light, aesthetic facelift, and security of window panels.
Whether it’s a space wherein you spend lots of time, or it’s just a space for storage, the garage often becomes home to materials that shouldn’t be stored there. In some cases, items that are stored in a garage can pose a danger to your health and safety. Let’s examine some of the items that are never recommended to be stored in a garage, no matter how convenient.
Are you a homeowner who is overwhelmed by the thousands of color choices available? If so, you’re not alone! In fact, even building professionals, who have been asked a thousand times “how will it look?” can sometimes feel like there are just too many colors out there to sort through to provide clients with something unique yet suitable. Either way, how much time and diligence do you have, to test a lot of color swatches and come up with the very best results?