Garage Door Resources - A Better Garage Door, Inc.

Garage Door Cleaning "Do’s" and "Don’ts"

Man holding soapy sponge in garage for cleaning

When I first moved into my own home, the first thing that struck me was the amount of maintenance that needs doing over the course of a year. It's never-ending! And most people get so fixated on maintaining inside their home, that they forget about the outside, and by extension, they forget about the garage door. But given the size of it and the impact it has on a person's first impression of your property, it's vitally important to keep it clean. And we're not just talking about rinsing it down with the garden hose from time to time. There's a bit more to it than that.

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Eight Things You Really Don’t Want to Store in Your Garage

Smiling man standing in garage holding cardboard storage box

The garage is the black hole that swallows every item that doesn’t have a proper home in your household. It’s often where all the clutter goes to die. You know, the stuff that you should throw out, but can’t bring yourself to actually throw out. And while this doesn't do any harm in a lot of cases, there are some things that you'd be better not to store in the garage. You may later regret doing so. In this article, we're going to run through a few of these items and explain why the garage may not be the best place for them.

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Tell-Tale Signs Your Garage Door Opener Needs Replacing

Liftmaster garage door opener attached to ceiling of residential garage

You’ve been good friends. He/she has helped you when you’ve been tired. They’ve saved you from having to get out of the car in the pouring rain. They even prevented you from getting hurt when one of your garage door springs went BANG and snapped. No, I’m not talking about your best friend…I’m talking about your garage door opener. A good one will last many years, but like anything, it will eventually need replacing.

Sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly when that time has come. We’ve put together a short checklist of signs to watch out for. When you see one or more of these things, it might be wise to start your search for your next garage door opener sooner rather than later.

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