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Garage Door Lubricants and Why Should you Use Them

The modern garage door is a marvel of efficiency and durability. It’s one of those inventions that have been constantly refined over the years and is today an indispensable lifestyle accessory most homeowners couldn’t imagine living without. But that doesn’t mean they take care of themselves. If not properly maintained garage door components can become dirty and rusty which in turn can cause them to squeal and groan while opening and closing. This dysfunctional symphony can be quite disconcerting but that doesn’t mean it’s either inevitable or incurable. All you need are some decent garage door lubricants.

Reduce Friction and Keep Things Moving

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Attach or Detach: That is the Question

People today just take it for granted that the garage is going to be part of the house, but it wasn’t always so. The practice of incorporating the garage into the house first gained widespread acceptance in the post-World War II years. Prior to that garages still typically emulated the carriage houses of old and were set apart from the main house. They often had apartments over them that were rented out as well. After about 1950 though, with the rise of the suburbs and commuter culture, architects brought the car home and that’s where it’s (mostly) stayed ever since. In this post we’re going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of making the garage part of the house.

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4 Ways a New Garage Door Opener Can Save You Money and Why you Need One

Ways a Garage Opener Save You Money

When people think about the garage door they think of its practical function as that part of the home’s exterior which opens and closes to let the car in and out. But garage doors actually do a whole lot more than simply rise and fall to accommodate the car. Being the largest single component of the home’s exterior they fulfill an enormous aesthetic role. Being a potential target for crooks they need to fulfill an important security role. And being the largest opening on the house they also have an impact on your home’s energy profile. The modern automatic garage door however wouldn’t be worth much without the garage door opener. Which leads us to the point of this post: the ways in which installing a new opener can save you money.

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