Now that I look back, I’m surprised my it didn’t need replacing sooner. My garage door opener isn’t something I think about a lot. I push a button on the remote and it opens. I push the same button and it closes. It’s been doing the same thing day in and day out for years. Just like any door in the house, I expected it to work, without problems, forever. Except … [Read more...] about Belt Drive vs Chain Drive Garage Door Openers
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 Matador Garage Door Insulation Kit (Review & Install)
I used to think that replacing my garage door was simple. You just buy the same one that you bought before, right? That usually works but if you have an older home, they may not even make that kind of garage door any more. Even if it is, it might not be the best option for your home now. In this article, I'm going to show you something totally different than the … [Read more...] about Residential Roll-up Garage Doors [FAQ]
The joys of an automatic garage door will only last for as long as there is power, that's unless you have a battery backup installed. However, power outages are rare, so do you really need a battery backup after all? You need a battery backup for your garage door opener, as it allows you to exit and enter your home when there is a power failure, this is especially useful in … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Battery Backup to My Garage Door Opener?
Your garage door takes a lot of abuse, especially in the winter. When I lived in Pennsylvania it was common for our garage door to freeze and get stuck in the cold winter months. While garage door openers can't freeze, it's common for the doors themselves to be so cold that they can't open. Usually, the problem is in one or two weak points where water was able to penetrate … [Read more...] about Frozen Garage Door? Here’s How To Fix It!