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Noisy Garage Door Sounds That Signal Immediate Repair

Noisy Garage Door Sounds That Signal Immediate Repair  Does your garage door make noise every time you open or close it? While a loud garage door can wake up people sleeping in your home or irritate your neighbors, in some cases it can even create a safety hazard — and you’ll want to get it repaired.  Here are a few examples of noisy garage door sounds that signal immediate repair. Garage Door Noises: When a Loud Garage Door Signals the Need for Repair  If you have started to notice unnatural sounds coming from your garage door, ensure you are taking […]

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How to Spring-Clean Your Garage in 5 Easy Steps

How to Spring-Clean Your Garage in 5 Easy Steps Warmer months are just around the corner, which means it’s time for spring-cleaning! You may think of your home, yard or other spaces before your garage, but this area is a great starting place for your efforts. Clutter can build up over the months, making it time-consuming and even dangerous to find the things you need. Follow this garage-cleaning checklist to get your garage ready for summer.  1. Declutter Start by going through your garage and throwing away any trash or items you know you no longer need. If you find […]

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How to Choose Between a Large Double Door Garage or Two Single Doors

How to Choose Between a Large Double Door Garage or Two Single Doors Despite their similar functionality, double door garages and two single door garages have very different benefits. Depending on the architecture of your home, the door’s intended functionality and the vehicles you drive, the answer to which is the better choice will vary. We’ve compiled some of the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you make a decision. Advantages of a Double Garage Door If you have vehicles larger than the average car or are looking for a place to store more than two vehicles, the double […]

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How to Insulate Your Garage and Reduce Your Energy Bill

How to Insulate Your Garage and Reduce Your Energy Bill  While the garage protects from weather elements like rain, snow and wind, an uninsulated garage is still at the mercy of temperature fluctuations throughout the seasons. It can be quite uncomfortable in the heat of summer or the coldest part of winter. An insulated garage offers many benefits for homeowners, including reducing that energy bill. This guide will walk you through everything you should know about insulating a garage, including the benefits of garage insulation and how to do it.  When to Insulate Your Garage Does your garage need insulation? […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Childproofing Your Garage

A Parent’s Guide to Childproofing Your Garage For young children, the garage can be the most dangerous part of your house. Between heavy equipment and poisonous chemicals, it’s important to properly childproof your garage before allowing kids inside. By maintaining your garage door and childproofing the space, you can significantly minimize your garage’s dangers. How to Childproof a Garage Door From a young age, tell your children that the garage is not an appropriate place to play and cannot be entered without an adult present. Children may think that features like automatic garage door openers are toys because of their […]

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10 Savvy Tips to Keep Your Garage Safe and Secure

10 Savvy Tips to Keep Your Garage Safe and Secure Your garage is an important part of your home. It could be where you exit and enter your house the most on a daily basis. It might also be where you keep your lawn equipment, or maybe you use it for storage.  Regardless of how you use it, you should do everything you can to secure your garage. If it connects to your home’s living space, this is even more relevant. You need to make sure you’re protecting everything in your house, from your valuable items to your family members. Our […]

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5 Tips for a Quieter, More Soundproof Garage

5 Tips for a Quieter, More Soundproof Garage For many homeowners, their garage is a sanctuary. Whether you are a full-time carpenter, a hobbyist craftsman or you simply like to practice music in your free time, a garage is a perfect workshop to fine-tune your skills. Of course, popular garage pursuits — from machinery to music — are known for hitting a loud decibel. If you’re wondering how do you make your garage quieter, these seven tips will help you soundproof your structure without requiring any major construction or investment. 5 Ways to Soundproof Your Garage Looking to find some […]

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How to Prepare Your Garage for Winter

How to Prepare Your Garage for Winter Feeling that temperature starting to drop? Now’s the time to start thinking about how you can make your garage warmer before winter reaches full swing. Early preparation is the key to keeping your garage comfortable in the cold. These six tips will help you winter-proof your space from top to bottom all season long. Why You Need to Prepare Your Garage for Winter Weather  Staying warm and cozy as you leave the house each morning is certainly one winter-proofing perk, but there are many other advantages to staying on top of your seasonal […]

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What to Do If Your Garage Door Opens and Closes by Itself

What to Do If Your Garage Door Opens and Closes by Itself Table of Contents Causes of Garage Door Opening & Closing Your garage doors opening and closing by themselves isn’t just a minor annoyance. It can also be a security concern. When a garage door opens on its own or closes by itself, or continues to open after closing, intruders and pests can enter your garage freely. It may also be harder to control energy costs if your garage door is opening and closing randomly. If you have this problem, your garage door may even open and close while […]

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Why Does My Garage Door Keep Opening After Closing?

Why Does My Garage Door Keep Opening After Closing? One of the most common service calls received by the professionals at Garage Door Specialists, Inc. is from property owners whose doors keep opening after closing. In some cases, the door opens as a safety feature because there is something in the way — but what can you do if there is no object in the way causing the door to close and then open? A garage door that closes then opens is a serious concern. It can take up time as you try to solve the problem and it can […]

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