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52 Quick-Fixes For Your Home

Although this informative post from This Old House doesn't contain any garage-door-related quick-fixes, re are re-sharing it because with the many other fixes it does provide, there's bound to be something of interest for everyone...and..as far as our own advice goes: the best garage doors quick-fix is in the form of preventative measures. We advice regular lubrication and inspection of the moving parts of your door and opener -and particularly, exercising lots of common sense. If anything seems broken or working improperly, call a professional.

Garage Door Lighting: For Safety Plus Curb Appeal

BHG on Twitter: "When was the last time you thought about garage lighting? See why it's so important:"

Greening Up Your Home

Very appropriate for today! As the infographic below states, 71% of the interior remodeling done for greening purposes is insulation. Remember that a very important part of upgrading the insulation in your home is replacing your garage door with an insulated one, or adding insulation to your current door. This is a project that pays for itself in the long run with the energy savings and of course, the added comfort in our garages, especially in the summer. -RGDS

Is Your Garage Door Balanced?

Your garage door needs to be in good balance to operate safely and properly and not cause strain on your opener. To check whether it is properly balanced, disconnect it from your opener and open it manually. It should stay where you desire. If it does not, then click on the following link from our friends at Action Garage Door, TX, to find out how to balance it.


Garage Door Opener Sensors Keep Your Pets Safe Too

And while on the subject of sensors, remember they're important for your pets' safety too.


Let Your Garage Door Opener's Safety Sensors Do their Job

Your safety sensors have an important purpose; let them do their job. An important safety reminder, shared by our friends at B and B Garage Door, IL.


Do's and Don'ts of Keeping a Garage Door Operating Safely

Good info. on keeping your garage door operating safely. Check out this link from our friends at Action Garage Door, TX:

In order to make sure that your garage door is in safe and working order, there are some things that you should always do — and some things that you should never attempt. Read our latest blog for all the "Do's and Don'ts" of maintaining a safe and working garage door:

In the Market for a New GarageDoor? Here's what You Need to Know.

Good info from charlesandhudson.com, shared by Clopay Garage Doors via FB:

"So you need a new garage door? Not sure where to start looking? Wondering how long the process takes and what to expect? Charles & Hudson home improvement writer Timothy Dahl shares his personal experience with garage door replacement." 




Good Tips from Yahoo Real Estate: 13 Mistakes Not to Make If You Ever Want to Sell Your Home




While garage conversions serve a need for the current homeowner, every real estate professional will tell you that buyers want garages. Calls from homeowners looking to return their garage doors to working condition in preparation for a sale are increasingly common in our business. Check out #5 in the link below. -RGDS

Yahoo Real Estate: 
"13 Mistakes Not to Make If You Ever Want to Sell Your Home"
https://www.yahoo.com/realestate/13-mistakes-not-to-make-if-1360857611198518.html


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How to Perform a Safety Check on your LiftMaster Opener

Shared by our friends at howdoesshe.com and Liftmaster:
"Do you have a LiftMaster in your garage? I never knew how much pride I could have in a garage device! <3 Make sure you are taking the safety steps needed to keep your family safe. See what all the fuss is about."