Holidays were meant to spend time with guests, and no time means “holiday guests” quite like December. Are you ready to entertain and accommodate family and friends this winter? (more…) Read more
December 7, 2016 Posted in: General Tips & Tricks
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
November 30, 2016 Posted in: Garage Door Tips and Tricks
November 9, 2016 Posted in: Garage Door Repair Tips
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.
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
A contractor should have no p... Read more 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.
- 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 arou... Read more
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. Here’s a look at garage door safety for your home:
October 26, 2016 Posted in: Garage Door Tips and Tricks
- Put Things Away: It’s tempting to leave things sitting out when you’re in the middle of projects — especially things like powe... Read more
October 19, 2016 Posted in: Garage Door Repair Tips
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.
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. ... Read more 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 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. 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 hou... Read more Your home’s exterior makes a statement, and your front door is the focal point of that message. But what does your front door say about you? Is it making the statement you want it to? It’s possible you want to send a specific message about yourself and your home using your front door, but you’re unsure of what to do or where to begin. That’s why we’ve created this post about what your front door says about you! Here’s a rundown of things to know as you consider making a change ... Read more Let’s be honest: Most of us have no idea what exactly what we’re looking for in a new garage door opener. We want something that works reliably and something that delivers long-term value, but how do we make sense of our many options? Here’s a quick guide to help you sort through the many options available on the garage door opener market:
- Drive options: You need to know about the three different kinds of drives before you look for a new garage door opener: chain, screw and belt. A ch... Read more