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Garage Door-Friendly Snow & Ice Removal Tips

We live in Toledo. That means plenty of snow and ice through the coldest months of the year. We take extra precautions to care for our sidewalks, driveways, vehicles and lawns through this period of winter precipitation, but do we take the proper precautions to care for our garage doors?

Protect Your Garage Door in the Snow

If you haven’t thought of it before, snow removal and snow plow damage is a serious possibility for your garage door. Here are a few ideas for preventing expensive garage door repair related to snow and ice: (more…) Read more

How to Properly Clean Your Exterior Doors

Looking for increased curb appeal at your home? Keeping the exterior of your home clean can help boost its attractiveness. Your garage and entry door are a big part of your home’s exterior, and they require regular cleaning if you want the curb appeal-enhancing look. Garage and entry doors are also a big investment in your home, and you don’t want to do anything that will damage them. To ensure you get that clean look without hurting any of your home’s assets, here are tips for how to clean glass, how to clean wood and how to clean steel: Read more

10 Signs That a Contracting Company May be a Scam

When you start to engage with contractors about working on your home, you may begin to wonder: Am I being ripped off? While navigating bids and contractors can be a challenge, it’s not impossible if you know what to look for.

Here are tips on how to detect a scam and protect you, your home and your pocketbook.

One-Day-Only Pricing

When the contractor shows up to give you a bid and they offer a discount price that’s only available right then and there, politely decline and say you’re exploring your options. Professional contractors understand that the work is a significant investment for a homeowner, and they should encourage you to get as much information as possible before making a final decision.

Ask for Cash

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10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space

Looking to create a backyard oasis filled with outdoor furniture, beautiful exterior decorating and lots of diversions to help you, your family and your friends enjoy the best months of the year? Consider taking some of these backyard decorating ideas and entertainment tips to help you create the perfect environment for relaxing and having fun. Outdoor awning
  • Comfortable Furniture: If you truly want to create a backyard oasis, make sure you have the comfy furniture that will make people want to hang around... Read more

How to Increase Garage Door Security

Make sure your home and your garage door are as safe as possible for yourself, your children and for anyone else who visits your home. While we take the operation of our garages and garage doors for granted, there are easy things each of us can do to increase garage door safety and security. Garage door security tips Here’s a look at garage door safety for your home:
  • Put Things Away: It’s tempting to leave things sitting out when you’re in the middle of projects — especially things like power ... Read more

How to Care for Your Garage and Prevent Costly Repairs

Your garage door is important to the convenience, access and safety of your home. Make sure your garage door is working at its peak potential by following these garage door care tips.

Preventative Maintenance

Maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs related to your garage door. While most homeowners don’t know where to start with garage door maintenance, there are actually a few easy tasks that will do a world of good, including simply cleaning your garage door.

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10 Great Garage Conversion Ideas to Consider

For some people, when they look at their garage, they see the potential for an extension of their home. It could replace an attic or basement in terms of style and functionality. However, if you've been using your garage for storage or have an outdoor-ready refrigerator, you may not realize that the climate should be changed before you spend time in it. If you want to turn your garage into another living space, it's important to find a way to regulate the temperature so it won't be just as hot or as cold as outside. Getting the interior to a comfortable temperature is only the beginning. There's money to shell ... Read more

How to Protect Your Patio from the Elements

Who doesn’t want a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy? But making an outdoor space that you and your family can use over the long-term without worry or stress means taking some extra precautions to protect your patio from the elements. After all, the stuff that helps you enjoy your patio is the same stuff that will be sitting outside in the snow, rain and beating sun throughout the year. awings Here are a few ways to help protect your patio from the elements.

Wood Seals

If you have a wood patio, you’ll enjoy the many hours... Read more

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