6 Important Garage Door Safety Tips

garage door safety

Garage door safety practices you should follow Having a garage attached to your home provides covered parking for your car and extra storage space for your home. It is a great addition to any home. However, being the heaviest and largest moving object in your home (400 pounds on an average), it can also be […]

What are Garage Door “R” Values?

R-value is a rating of thermal efficiency for all kinds of building and construction, from windows and walls to garage doors.  An R-value tells you how well a barrier slows the transmission/flow of heat.   R-value is equal to the temperature difference between a warmer surface and colder surface of a barrier divided by the heat flow through […]

Garage Door Replacement Offers Best ROI in North East

Did you know that installing a new garage door could offer you the best return on investment over any other home improvement project? According to a cost vs value report by Remodeling magazine in the North East / New England a garage door replacement could provide a 99.5% return on investment – compared to the […]

Safety Around Garage Doors

Automatic garage doors are a great convenience.  They do the heavy lifting and require minimal input from us.  It’s important to remember that automatic doors are powerful machines and can be dangerous.  Every year in the US several thousand injuries occur from garage doors alone and some which involve openers. These doors may seem sturdy, […]

Choosing the Right Color for your Garage Door

Garage Door Colors

Not sure what color to choose for your new garage door?  It can be a little overwhelming with so many options available, how should you know where to begin? Considering the rest of the house How to incorporate your new garage door with the rest of the house depends a lot on what you’re looking […]

Should you Automate Your Existing Garage Door?

If you have an old garage door, particularly a heavy wooden one, it might be a hassle to open.  Most garage doors sold these days are automatic, but that doesn’t mean you need to go and replace your old door. You might be wondering whether it’s possible to convert your old garage door into an […]

What Happens if You Don’t Maintain Your Garage Door?

Garage doors get used day and night for hundreds of days, seemingly without problem (for most people at least).  They are generally very sturdy and able to stand up to a significant amount of use without issue.  It’s easy to assume then that garage doors take care of themselves and don’t need maintaining.  But those […]

Different Garage Door Noises and What They Mean

Noises from your garage door can be both frustrating and difficult to diagnose (without a proper inspection).  Often garage doors make various noises for a long time without any major cause for concern; these noises can range from a minor annoyance to loud bangs that suggest something more serious.  Some sounds are relatively harmless – […]

Garage Door Buying Guide

Not sure which garage door is right for you? We are here to help: Material Options Wood Steel Aluminium All glass   Garage Buying Considerations Budget – How much are you looking to spend? Color – The material and door type you choose will affect the range of colors available. Security – How important is security to you? […]