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…For Any Brand of Door
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 Installing and Programming the Genie Garage Door Keypad
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 My “No-BS” Review of the Matador Garage Door Insulation Kit
I'll bet your idea of how to clean your garage door is hosing it off once a year if it looks dirty. There's a bit more to it than that, especially if you've got a chalky garage door like the one below. One of the craziest parts abut becoming a homeowner was all of the maintenance that comes along with the house. I've already written a quick guide on how to lubricate … [Read more...] about Do’s and Don’ts: How to Clean Your Garage Door