Last summer my garage door keypad broke and it was such a pain in the... At first, I didn't think it would be a big deal. We still had both remotes and we could always walk the 50' to the front of the house and go in the front door. But I didn't think about how that would work in the pouring rain. Or if we forgot the keys. Or if we had to let someone in and weren't home. … [Read more...] about How To Choose The Best Garage Door Keypad
Welcome to the second part in my "Is this accessory compatible" series. Here I look at accessories from some of the major wall storage systems and see how they work with any of the other brands. On my weekly trip to Lowe's, sometimes I find a really great hook or basket from another manufacturer and I always wonder if it would fit on my system. So I decided to run an … [Read more...] about Is This Accessory Compatible With Rubbermaid FastTrack?
Since I currently own a Genie garage door opener, the natural choice was to add a Genie garage door keypad as well. Genie makes two models of keypads: the GK-R and the GK-BX. The GK-R is the retail version which you can find for about $30 in big-box stores like Lowe's or on Amazon. The GK-BX is available only through Genie authorized installers, so you have to get the … [Read more...] about How to Install & Program the Genie Garage Door Keypad
Surge protectors are all the same, right? Why do you need a special one for your garage? I mean...you could use the same kind that you plug your computer into right? But think of how you use your garage. You park your car in there after it rains or snows. Leaves and dust blow in from the outside. You might cut wood with your table saw, blowing sawdust everywhere. Your … [Read more...] about The Best Garage Surge Protector: Real User Reviews
Think of your garage door as a giant frying pan, heating the air inside your garage during the day. In the winter, what little heat you have in your garage is sucked outside the same way. Your garage door is the single biggest non-insulated surface in your home. One of the simplest (and cheapest) ways to fix that problem is to add some insulation panels to your door. … [Read more...] about How To Install The Matador Garage Door Insulation Kit