Author: thedoormaster 

Frozen Garage Door? Follow These Steps to Fix

You’ve finally gotten everyone out of bed, got them dressed, given them something to eat and found everything they need to get on with their day.  You pile everyone into the car and hit the garage door opener button. You hear the motor start as usual, but the garage door doesn’t open. You try again, […]

How to Safely Clean Your Garage Door

Everyone understands the benefits of washing your car regularly.  Besides making it shine like new, washing it also removes dirt, salt and oils that can harm the finish and increase the chances of corrosion.  But just like your car, the house your car lives in, also known as your garage, should also be washed regularly.  […]

Common Winter Garage Door Problems

For most people, their garage provides great protection and comfort in the winter.  When you have a garage you don’t have to go out into the cold to brush off the snow, scrape the windows and warm up your car.  However, winter is also the season that can cause the most problems with your garage […]

5 Ways You Can Tell if Garage Springs are Broken

Broken garage door springs will not only prevent your garage door opener from working properly, they can create an extremely dangerous situation.  There are many signs that your garage door springs are broken so it’s important to be able to identify them. In this article we’ll describe five ways you can tell if your garage […]

How Long Does a Garage Door Opener Last?

As an average, a garage door opener will last around 12 to 15 years.  And when talking about the garage door opener, we mean the mechanism that actually opens and closes the door, not the remote control or keypad you’re using to activate the mechanism.  Of course, this isn’t a hard and fast rule. Some […]

September Garage Door Safety Checklist

Running through a safety checklist on your garage door before winter hits will allow you to rest easy over the cold months.  Knowing that your garage door is in good repair and you won’t be stuck out in the snow trying to fix a situation that could’ve been done while it was still warm outside […]

5 Fall Garage Cleaning Tips

The changing of the seasons is a great time to get reorganized.  Fall is the perfect time to clean up your garage because it’s probably seen a lot of use throughout the summer and you’ll find it hard to motivate yourself to spend time out there once the snow and cold weather hits.  Although you […]

How to Paint a Garage Door

Because your garage door is exposed to the elements year round, it can be subjected to quite a bit of abuse.  Exposure to heat, cold, rain, wind and snow can take its toll on a garage door’s paint job.  Painting your garage door can extend its life as well as upgrade the appearance of your […]

How to Tell if Your Garage Spring is Broken

Properly maintaining your garage door not only increases the security of your property, it also ensures your safety.  Damaged garage doors can be very dangerous.  They’re much heavier than they look and having one fall down on you or your kids can have disastrous consequences.  Ensuring your garage door springs are in good working order […]

How to Increase Your Home’s Value With a New Garage Door

One of the easiest ways to increase your home’s value is by installing a new garage door.  Because a garage door makes up such a large portion of a house’s exterior, it plays a huge role in the aesthetics of the entire home.  By updating your garage door, you can give your house a virtual […]