July 12, 2019 Posted in: Garage Door Openers
If you haven’t shopped for a new garage door opener in a while, you may find your replacement options are much more complex than you remember. While a garage door opener is primarily responsible for effectively raising and lowering your garage door as commanded, many modern options are available in several drive dupes, featuring advanced capabilities. When choosing a new garage door for your Toledo, OH, home, it’s best to consider your short and long-term needs, finding a model that exceeds your overall performance expectations.
Overhead Opener Drive Types
Overhead garage door openers have traditionally been the most common, popular option for homeowners. This type of garage door drive has a ceiling-mounted system with a rail track and l... Read more
When exploring your wide variety of garage door replacement options, you’ll come across several items to consider, including design styles, materials and also R-Value. But what exactly is an R-value, and is this feature something that could actually benefit your home and daily lifestyle?
If you avoid going out to your garage due to extreme temperature fluctuations, then you may benefit from upgrading to an insulated garage door with a high R-value. R-value helps determine the effectiveness of added garage door insulation, giving your home improved overall energy efficiency and performance.
What Contributes to R-Value?
If you’re checking out a new garage door product and see a statistic for R-value, then that door option features ... Read more
June 21, 2019 Posted in: Garage Door Openers
When it’s time to replace your garage door, not only will you be responsible for selecting a new door with superior upgrades and modern finishes, but you’ll need to optimize the performance of your new door with an updated garage door opener. With the latest industry advancements, there’s a wide variety of new opener models available in several styles — homeowners should understand all the different types and how each can benefit your home and long-term functionality expectations.
Over the past few years, jackshaft openers have increased in popularity for many homeowners. Traditionally common in commercial settings, jackshaft openers feature improved performance and streamlined features for exceptional residential use.
How Does a Jacks... Read more
While most homeowners mainly use garage doors as a convenient entrance to their homes, these fixtures also provide significant home security. With aging door systems and vulnerable access points, your home’s garage door could be an easy entry point for potential home invaders. About 10 percent of home burglaries occur through the garage door. While this statistic is intimidating, you can reduce your chances with proper garage door security efforts.
How to Make Your Garage Door Secure and Prevent Garage Door Break-Ins
Like many local Ohio homeowners, you’ve likely never considered how secure your garage door is and whether a burglar could expose those weak entry points. With quality garage door improvements and security upgrades, you can ... Read more
Buying a new garage door for your home is a fast and affordable way to spruce up your home’s exterior. Most garage doors have a lifespan of approximately 20 years, so many homeowners only buy an updated garage door once or twice in their lifetimes.
When selecting a garage door replacement, it’s important to find the ideal blend of performance, style and durability. As you explore your garage door replacement options, finding attractive, modern designs and sturdy materials is important, but it’s also crucial to understand different garage door sizes and which one is the most appropriate for your home.
Most homes have a single or double car garage opening. Depending on your house builder’s intent or design, you may have a larger opening to accomm... Read more
May 21, 2019 Posted in: Garage Door Openers
With advanced and evolving technology, so many aspects of your home are more streamlined, secure and accessible than ever, from your doorbell and thermostats to your indoor lights — now with the latest smart garage door opener models, you can also easily monitor and control your garage door from anywhere in the world from your smartphone.
Smart garage door openers can do so much more than simply raise and lower your garage door using a remote like many dated models. While standard opener machines offer reliable operations, smart garage door openers expose you to unmatched benefits that will increase home security and simplify your life.
Reasons to Upgrade to a Smart Garage Door Opener
Smart garage door openers are the most advanced ope... Read more
If you spend any amount of time outdoors enjoying your patio, you’ll undoubtedly appreciate an awning. Having an awning overhead significantly increases your enjoyment time, especially when exposure to the elements becomes uncomfortable or unbearable. An awning is a perfect solution to protect you, your family and your friends from nature’s extremes. (mor... Read more
April 30, 2019 Posted in: General Tips & Tricks
When is the last time you cleaned your garage door? If you're like most homeowners, then cleaning your garage door probably hasn't made it very high on your list of priorities. We get it. There's a lot going on. On average, Americans are working longer hours than ever before. Finding the time to maintain your home just doesn't seem to come as easily as it used to — but why is cleaning your garage door important to do? Read more
April 2, 2019 Posted in: storm doors
You’ve probably seen a storm door before. Many of our grandparents used them in their homes. But the storm doors available today are much improved. They are most definitely not your grandparents' storm doors. While today’s storm doors resemble those of yesteryear in many ways, improvements in technology and design mean today storm doors offer a multitude of benefits for any homeowner. Read more
Few materials provide the warmth, elegance and sophistication of wood. It has been a common building material for hundreds of years and remains an immensely popular option for homeowners today. It is also one the most coveted materials for garage doors, as it provides a classic look and often blends well with rest of the home's facade. Although highly coveted, wood is also one of the most expensive building materials and, therefore, an unfeasible option for many homeowners. Luckily, faux wood garage doors, a more affordable product that mimics the appearance of real wood, have recently seen many improvements and are becoming an increasingly popular alternative. Exceptionally durable and beautiful, these doors are an ideal blend of function and fashion. If you're looking for a ne... Read more
March 17, 2019 Posted in: Buying Guides