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Ten Ways to Prepare Your Garage For Summer

House with beige and stone exterior and dark brown two-car garage door on sunny summer day in Denver

Ahh, summer. Even with COVID-19, there’s never been a better time to enjoy the comfort of your home and property outdoors when the weather cooperates. Part of the pleasure of the summer comes from being able to efficiently utilize garage space, not only to store vehicles and yard equipment, but perhaps as more space to gather with family and friends. Now is a great time to consider the top ten ways to prepare your garage for the summer.

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Garage Door Cables - Types, Malfunctions & Essential Upkeep

Coiled garage door safety cables prior to installation

Most homeowners are well acquainted with the core functions and components of their garage door - like the panels that make up the face of the door, the garage door opener, that gets the door moving and regulates its motion, and perhaps even their garage door’s springs. Many people today are even able to control their garage door from halfway around the world through specialized apps on their smartphones. But while homeowners tend to be better informed than ever about their garage doors, there’s still one component of the entire mechanism that can leave them scratching their heads: the cables.

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The Benefits of Insulating Your Garage Door

Closeup of Exposed Insulation in Wall of Home

One of the first things a visitor will notice about your home is the garage door, which not only drives curb appeal but also is the largest entrance into your house. Because of its size, garage door installers will tell you a garage door is a huge source of energy and heat loss in your home. Thanks to a faulty garage door, you may experience colder rooms in the winter, humid and hot rooms during the summer, and money unnecessarily wasted on heating and cooling expenses.

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