What has eight legs and scares the crap out of most people? Spiders. One of spider's favorite places to live is dark areas filled with lots of stuff, like your garage. I actually don't mind spiders usually. They eat a lot of insects that would otherwise bug me (pun intended). But here in Florida we're home to four species of widow spiders: Two different … [Read more...] about How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Garage: Best Killers and Repellents
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?
I'm not a car guy. I'm not a DIY guy with a ton of tools either. But I love a cool garage. So I wanted to turn my drab two-car garage into something that I could be proud of. But I had a problem with that plan. I'm not made of money and a total garage renovation is expensive, right? So once I got some of my other house projects done, I wanted to see just how much a … [Read more...] about What Does a Garage Remodel Cost?