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3 Choices for Garage Flooring

Your garage floor must at the top of the charts of “most neglected parts of your home that is used daily”. But garage flooring options can change all that relatively quickly. One of the reasons that garage floors are so neglected in that they are bare concrete. Like the floor of an unfinished basement, when it’s left bare. We tend to not worry if paint or anything else spills on it. But, if you choose one of the options below. Suddenly your garage floor and the rest of your garage will look great and be worthy of more attention. And […]

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Why the Lowest-Priced Garage Door Might Cost You the Most

First, we know many homeowners have budgets that might not let them justify spending anything extra on a garage door. And even the lowest-priced doors from the premium garage door manufacturers and products that we represent here at Markham Garage Doors are top quality. So we’re not warning you away from low-priced garage doors. But we are encouraging you to consider all the costs of any door you buy. Before you determine which one will be the least expensive door in the long run. 1. Energy Costs Entry-level garage doors aren’t usually insulated. While many homeowners consider the garage to be ‘outside’, […]

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How to Create an Eco-Garage

Whether you’ve been making your home more eco-friendly to save money or be more environmentally responsible, or both, you’ve probably missed one of the largest spaces in the house: the garage. While adding attic and wall insulation, low-energy lighting and Energy Star appliances are high on the list of things homeowners do to reduce their energy consumption, the garage is often neglected when it comes to energy-reducing upgrades. But, as one of the largest and least insulated spaces in your home, that could be a costly mistake. Costly to both your pocketbook and the environment. Here’s a checklist of things you […]

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Get to Know Your Garage Door’s Support System

Considering everything about your garage, the garage door is the star of the show. Without the unwavering security it provides, you wouldn’t be able to store anything safely in your garage. Without its ability to easily and quickly open and close, you wouldn’t be able to drive your car in and out of the garage; or simply wheel out your lawn mower, snow blower, boat or anything else, large or small, you keep in your garage. When movie stars get an award. they often thank all the people who supported them and made the award possible. Well, as the star performer […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Needing Garage Door Repair

You might not think of it this way, but one of the most amazing facts about your home is that you don’t need  Garage door repair more often. Think about it. It’s the largest, heaviest and one of the most frequently used moving objects in your home. The next largest moving object (maybe your front door?) is a fraction of its size. Even your garage door opener, which lifts and lowers this massive moving object every day, can give you decades of repair-free operation. Wouldn’t life be great if you got that kind of performance from everything in your home, […]

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Your Garage Door Might be the Most Important Part of Your Home’s Curb Appeal

It’s not often that your garage door will be included in any discussion about your home’s curb appeal. Curb appeal is the attractiveness of your home when viewed from the street in front of it. And garage doors are way down the lists of most people’s ideas of what affects curb appeal. The Importance of Curb Appeal Despite its popularity in real estate listings, the importance of curb appeal is most likely underestimated by homeowners and real estate agents alike. More than one study tells us that buyers can make a decision to buy within 30 seconds of seeing a […]

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10 Fun Facts About Garage Doors & Garage Door Openers

You’ve probably never thought of your garage door or garage door opener as particularly ‘fun’ things. But, considering that you likely use your garage door and opener every day, we thought we’d dig up a few fun and interesting garage facts for your reading pleasure. 1. What is a ‘Garage’  The word ‘garage’ didn’t enter the English language until 1902. It comes from the French word ‘garer’, which means ‘shelter’. The name came into use when homes began to be built with garages for motor cars. Previously, the term used for a place to store your vehicles was ‘carriage house’ to reflect […]

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Have You Ever Thought of Everything Your Garage Can Be?

In the middle of yet another cold winter here in Markham, your garage is probably a little messier than usual. If you park your car there, the garage floor can be stained with the salt and dirt your car picked up from the roads. And, considering how cold it is, you’ve probably been leaving any garage cleaning and organizing for the annual spring clean-up. With stained floors and stuff everywhere, it might be difficult to imagine your garage as anything other than the catch-all place that it is in most homes. But, as you huddle inside keeping warm, you can […]

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What Can You Get When You Get a New Garage Door?

Have you ever been in your garage with the door closed and heard someone pull up in a car outside? It might be someone you’ve been waiting for all day, or it might be your neighbor who you don’t really want to see right now. Do you risk opening the door to find out, potentially betraying your location to your neighbor? What if there was a window in your garage door? Then your problem would be solved, you could check things out without risk. Interestingly, while garage door windows can make the garage brighter, and other options available in new […]

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What to Consider When You’re Considering a New Garage Door

We’ve mentioned more than once that most homeowners will only ever replace their garage door once or twice. While that’s good news for your pocketbook, it isn’t without its downside. If you’re thinking about replacing your garage door, chances are you’re not sure about your options. It’s a problem that means many homeowners settle for a new door that’s very similar to the old one and they miss out on some of the looks, features, and benefits that can improve the value they get from the new door. To get you ready for your garage door shopping here’s just some […]

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