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Add Windows to Your Garage Door to Enhance the Look and Value of Your Home

  Many homeowners will often dream of the upgrades or renovations that they would like to make to either the interior or the exterior of their home. In some cases, the changes may be intended to modernize or brighten living space, while in other instancesthey are seen as equity investments or, in simpler terms, enhancing the curb appeal of the home. Some of these changes may be more subtle in nature, others perhaps more elaborate, but they can all be pictured in the mind nonetheless. Unfortunately, many of these ideas and plans can be quashed for reasons of time, scope, […]

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Consider These Handy Accessories for Your Garage Door Opener

Garage Door Opener Accessories Provide Added Safety, Security, Convenience The introduction of the automatic garage door opener was indeed ground-breaking in its own right; it permitted drivers and family members to open and close their garage door without actually touching the door.  This was, and still remains, a convenience for many people, especially when they arrive home in wet, cold, and/or windy weather conditions. Garage door openers have certainly come a long way since their rudimentary beginnings.  While their principal function of a garage door opener remains the same – to open and close a garage door – their level of […]

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Protective Measures for Washing Your Car in the Garage During the Winter

Avoid Unneeded Garage Door Maintenance When Washing the Car in the Garage It is no secret that winter weather can be damaging to a vehicle, particularly the effects of road salt, sand, and frozen slush/ice on the undercarriage and side panels.  There are secondary issues to this situation as well, such as the unsightliness of an unclean vehicle and the sheer sloppiness of these materials as they thaw/drip onto the garage floor after the vehicle has been parked inside for a while. The easier solution would be to take the vehicle to a touchless carwash or perhaps even a pay-and-spray […]

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Factors That Affect the Operation of a Garage Door in the Winter

Winter Weather Conditions Can Result in a Need for Garage Door Repair Service After an unseasonably mild and snow-free beginning to winter, the inevitability of stormy weather and cold temperatures have finally arrived.  This means that many winter rituals have also returned, such as wearing warmer clothing, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate, and stocking up on rock salt and windshield washer fluid. Okay, these may not be rituals in the purest sense but they are common comforts and safety practices for a vast number of homeowners, in much the same way that they take solace in knowing that their […]

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Remote Operation and Monitoring of Your Garage Door with MyQ System

Installation of MyQ System Permits Smartphone Control of Garage Door Opener Many homeowners have undoubtedly experienced that pit-of-the-stomach sense of fear or nervousness when, several minutes after leaving home, they suddenly cannot recall if they turned off the stove or locked the front door. This is often a temporary or fleeting feeling, as their thoughts and heart rate quickly settle down when they do remember that yes, they did, in fact, ensure that all was off, unplugged, locked, etc. before driving away. Although people will subconsciously perform hundreds of routine tasks every day, it can still be a gut-wrenching and […]

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How to Maintain Your Garage Throughout Winter and Its Storms

Proactive Winter Maintenance Will Help to Prevent Costly Garage Door Repairs For many people, parking their car in the garage on a cold and blustery winter day elicits a sigh of relief that they have arrived home safe and sound.  And when the garage door is closed behind them, there can be an added sense of security that they and their family can now contentedly relax and unwind within the sanctuary of their home. Amidst all such feelings of comfort, it is unlikely that much if any thought was given to the actual role played by the garage door itself, […]

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Markham Garage Doors Emergency Service

Emergency Garage Door Service to Alleviate Inconvenience or Safety Concerns It is a well-accepted fact that at some point during the lifecycle of maintaining a home, the homeowner will be faced with the inconvenience and frustration of a malfunctioning garage door.  If that door is opened and closed on a regular/daily basis over a number of years, the law of averages will likely dictate the need for garage door repair services at some point to address failures due to: Broken torsion springs Snapped/detached cables Faulty garage door openers Issues related to door hardware Whether a garage door will not open, […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Garage Door

Garage Door Repair Costs Will Be Influenced by a Variety of Situational Factors As many homeowners have undoubtedly experienced when they have tried to obtain a specific cost to repair an appliance or a feature of their home, the answer is quite often the same – it depends.  Although it would indeed be helpful for the homeowner to know exactly how much the service will cost, so that they may plan/budget for the work, there are often conditions or circumstances that will impact the eventual price. Perhaps the only certainty in these situations is this: the most expensive repairs will be […]

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Differentiating the Chamberlain and Craftsman Brands of Garage Door Openers

Chamberlain and Sears Craftsman Garage Door Openers Have a Lot in Common Once considered to be more of a novelty item, or perhaps even a luxury in some circles, garage door openers have become a common amenity for many homeowners. Whereas people at one time might have marveled about the one mechanically-operated garage door on their block, they seldom give it any thought should they happen to see someone driving in or out of a garage without exiting the vehicle to open/close the overhead door. Garage door openers have indeed become a modern convenience for many homeowners and their families. […]

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What to Investigate When a Garage Door Won’t Close or Won’t Remain Closed

The consistent performance of a garage door opener can be so reliable that homeowners may not give it a second thought once they push the button on their key-ring or visor-clip remote control.  In fact, many homeowners might even drive away without looking back to confirm that the garage door actually did close properly. However, just about the time that total complacency has set in with that trusty garage door opener, the law of averages comes into play – and the garage door won’t close; the door either will not move at all or closes part-way then immediately reverses to […]

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