How Do Garage Door Opener Sensors Work? Garage door opener sensors are also called photoelectric safety sensors. They ensure that your garage door stops closing or opening when it recognizes that there's something in it's way. It's a great safety feature. If you have never looked into how this technology works, it can seem rather complicated at first … [Read more...] about Garage Door Sensors: Everything You Need To Know
There's a beautiful Red Maple tree that sits about ten feet away from my house. No matter what time of year it is, I'm always sweeping out the leaves that blow into my garage. It's worse in the fall, obviously, but this is a year round problem. The best ways I found to keep leaves from blowing into my garage involved replacing the seals on my garage door, adding a … [Read more...] about How Do I Keep Leaves From Blowing Into My Garage?
Depending on where you live, the temperature in your garage can be unbearable. In winter, it can easily fall to below freezing, while summers in the south can push the temperatures over 100 degrees. A good place to start is with the biggest non-insulated surface in your home: your garage door. By itself, insulation won't make your garage warm and toasty. You'd need a … [Read more...] about The 3 Best Garage Door Insulation Kits for 2021
If you've shopped for a new garage door recently, you've likely heard the term "R-value" thrown around a lot. Unless you've done a lot of home renovations, you may not be familiar with the term or know why it's relevant to your garage. What is a good R-Value for a garage door? Detached garages need a lower overall R-value (between 0 and R-6). Attached but not … [Read more...] about What Is A Good R-Value For A Garage Door?
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 The Best Garage Door Keypad [Universal & Replacement]