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Understanding the Garage Door Spring Color Code and Ensuring you Pick the Right Size

If you own a garage door you’re probably aware that springs are an important part of the door mechanism. Even doors that are opened and closed manually use springs. Since garage doors typically weigh hundreds of pounds opening them without the aid of springs would be a practical impossibility for most people and would also be beyond the capabilities of the automatic garage door opener. So, how do they do it? By “charging” while the door is closing and then releasing the energy they’ve stored to lift the door when you want to open it.

Garage Door Spring Color Code

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Benefits of a Well-Insulated Garage, Why it Will Pay Dividends in the Long Run and Tips on How to Do it Yourself

When most folks think about adding insulation to their home they think about rolling out thick layers of foil-backed insulation in the attic or even upgrading the insulation in their exterior walls. Some will look to new double or triple pane windows to help keep precious heat inside the home where it belongs. While these are definitely good ideas there’s another part of the house that should never be overlooked when it comes to insulation efforts: the garage. In this article we will discuss the many benefits and then move into tips on how to do it.

The Return of High Energy Prices and other Reasons to Insulate the Garage


Non-Insulated - R0


Polystyrene - R10


Polyurethane - R17

It wasn’t too many months ago that oil was hovering around $30 per barrel. Today however, it’s back above $50 and the cost of heating your home has risen in lock-step. The best way to prevent rising energy prices from overwhelming your budget is to make sure heat is not escaping needlessly into the atmosphere through poorly insulated walls, including those in the garage. Below we’re going to look at some of the many benefits of having a well-insulated garage including, of course, those lower energy bills.

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Not Sure About Building a Garage - Here's 6 Reasons Why You Should

There are a lot of homes in greater Denver that don’t have garages. If yours is one of them you know how hard it can be on your car to have to leave it outside, exposed to the weather year round. You also know the feeling of never really having enough storage space around the house. Still, you may have considered building a garage in the past but ultimately rejected the idea. Maybe you heard someone got ripped off by a contractor or someone else ran afoul of the building inspector. Or maybe you just never built it because you were just never sure it was a good idea. Well, we’re here to tell you it’s an idea that makes good sense on a whole bunch of levels.

Not Sure About Building a Garage - Here's 6 Reasons Why You Should

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