How Garage Doors Work

All homeowners should understand how their garage door works so that they can recognize when there is a problem. Varying styles of garage doors might have different parts. However, the most common garage doors usually have the same pieces and operate similarly. When...

Do I Need a Jackshaft Garage Door Opener?

You’re probably quite familiar with how garage door openers work. A ceiling-mounted electronic opener uses a system of chains or belts and an overhead track raise and lower the door. Called a trolley bar system, these are common to most residential homes. But...

Boost Curb Appeal with Carriage Garage Doors

Sure, garage doors might be prioritized for their utility but their awesome features don’t stop there. Carriage garage doors offer an array of stylistic and functional benefits alike, existing as one of the modern homeowner’s most-sought-after garage...

Why Won’t My Garage Door Open?

It happens more frequently than you think. You wake up and get ready to go out, and the garage door won’t budge. Your opener strains and stops, or maybe lifts the door a few inches and can’t go higher. What now? Something has obviously gone wrong. There...

DIY Garage Door Installation vs Professional

If you’re upgrading, replacing, or renovating your garage door, you might be asking yourself, Can I install the door myself or should I call a professional? The DIY vs. expert installation debate is one that frequently comes up with homeowners across the...

Why Americans Love Their Garage

The other day as I was walking through my neighborhood with the intent of “garage watching” for this article, I found myself stunned at the sheer variety of activities that neighborhood garages were being used for. If you live in a residential area, you...