When viewing potential new homes, it is easy to focus on floor plans and closet space, but what about the garage door? After all, your new home’s garage door will determine more than just curb appeal. It can also shape the energy efficiency of your home and become a costly burden if it’s not in good shape. That is why you need to consider these four factors when checking out that garage door along with the rest of your potential new home.Continue reading
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Garage Doors That Increase Home Value
According to the 2021 National Cost vs Value Report, garage door replacement ranks as the number one most important home improvement project for return on investment. In fact, homeowners that replaced their garage door recouped 94.5% of the cost of the new door in home value. That’s why it’s a good idea to move the garage door near the top of your home improvement list, especially if you want to sell your home within the next several years.
When it comes to upgrading your garage door for increased home value, you need to maximize three factors. These include curb appeal, safety and security, and energy efficiency. If you work to develop these three areas when replacing your garage door, you will see a return on investment with the sale of your home.Continue reading
Quietest Garage Door Openers
By: Good Guys Garage Door Solutions
Manufacturers create garage door openers to operate with the highest quality of safety, security, and convenience. Beyond even these advancements, garage door openers can now function almost silently. This can be an especially important advantage if you have a room located above or beside the garage door. That is why we collected a list of the five quietest garage door openers from three top brands: LiftMaster, Genie, and Sommer.
Before we jump into the specific openers, you should know what makes an opener operate more quietly. When shopping for a new opener, look for side-mount or belt drive options. Because both have fewer moving parts or metal hardware, they produce fewer vibrations and thus less noise. Also, look for descriptions that mention soft start and close. This also assists in reducing vibration, cutting back on noise levels.Continue reading
How to Organize Your Garage
Your garage can seem like a catch-all for your things that don’t quite fit right inside the home. Seasonal decor, outdoor furniture and all types of storage containers can fill up the garage space fast. In order to make the most of your garage and to not be tripping over containers every time you go out to look for something, it’s important to have a system. Here are some tips to help you get your garage looking neat and organized.
Out With the Old
Just like when you are trying to declutter or organize your interior, you need to go through your belongings to see what you want to keep and what you can get rid of. For example, you may have kept tubs of old baby clothes or toys because they are sentimental, but they take up a lot of room and often don’t get used or looked at. Try picking out a few things and then donating the rest to a good cause.Continue reading
Common Garage Door Problems
Few things are as annoying as a garage door that’s acting up, especially when you just came from a very hard day at work. Then again, garage door problems happen all the time. You must, however, address any issue with your garage door immediately to avoid worse problems in the future.
Here are the most common garage door problems and tips on how to fix them.
It won’t open or close.
If you’ve been pressing the opener remote like crazy to no avail, you might want to check the remote first. Its batteries could be dead, or there may be some problems with the keypad.
When your remote is fine, and its batteries are fresh, and nothing is still happening, it could be the garage door opener unit. Check the lights, and if they’re out, then the power source may have been disrupted. Check if the power cord is plugged in. You should also check for a blown fuse. The circuit breaker may also have tripped and needs resetting.Continue reading