I want as much stuff off the floor of my garage as possible, but to do that, the stuff has only one place to go. Up. The problem is, my garage door rails are in the way. So I started researching a way to get some more headroom. That's when I found out about high-lift garage door kits. A high lift garage door extends your garage door's track so that the door hugs the … [Read more...] about What is a high lift garage door?
The last time I bought a garage door opener, I only looked at the horsepower and ended up buying more than I should. I mean...more is better, right? Maybe for cars, but not for your garage door opener. How much horsepower does a garage door opener need? If you have a single car, steel garage door (roughly 8' wide) you only need a 1/2 horsepower garage door opener. If … [Read more...] about How much horsepower does a garage door opener need?
Deciding to replace garage door rollers is one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways that you can upgrade your garage door. Whether you have steel rollers that clang up and down the track or old plastic rollers that look like shredded cheese, for less than the price of dinner you can make your door feel better than new. How do I pick the right garage door rollers? The first … [Read more...] about Easy upgrade: How to replace garage door rollers
I never think about my garage door...unless it doesn't open when I want it to. Or it squeaks. That's even worse. Like anything else, a garage door needs a little love and attention to keep working the way it should. They call that 'preventive maintenance.' I'm going to show you a quick, five minute process that you should do once a year to help your garage door last … [Read more...] about How do you lubricate a garage door? (with pictures)
Whether you live in the Florida heat like I do, or suffer through the northern winter cold, there are going to be times of the year when it's pretty uncomfortable to be in your garage. Every day in the summer, I pull my air conditioned car into the garage, step out into what feels like a sauna (instantly fogging up my glasses) and try to blindly make my way to the door so I … [Read more...] about Can I insulate a garage door?