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
I want as much stuff off the floor of my garage as possible. 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 … [Read more...] about What is a High Lift Garage Door? (Cost and Conversion Kits)
If you hear a horrible grinding noise as your garage door shudders up the track when you open it, you should definitely look at replacing the rollers. Plastic garage door rollers come standard with many new homes. They're even installed by many aftermarket companies as a cost-saving measure. They're only meant to last as long as your warranty and often fail soon after it's … [Read more...] about How to Quickly Replace Garage Door Rollers
Every now and then my garage door gets a little noisy or sluggish. Like most things, the metal parts of your garage door needs a little preventative maintenance to keep working the way it should. Lubricating your garage door at least once a year should be part of that process. But first... What kind of garage door lubricant should you use? You're probably used to … [Read more...] about How To Lubricate a Garage Door (without messy grease)
Here in Florida, your garage can get brutally hot in the summer. I started wondering if I could insulate my garage door to help keep the temperatures a bit cooler. It turns out, you can! Even if you have a fan, dehumidifier or air conditioner, you need a well insulated space. Otherwise, all that cool air is just going to seep outside, which is a waste of money and … [Read more...] about Garage Door Insulation: Does It Help and What’s the Best Kind?