Two Reasons to Invest in a New Garage Door


Replacing your garage door may not be high on your list of priorities; however, there are certain situations in which it may be necessary. Here are two circumstances in which it might be advisable to invest in a new door. You're concerned about security The garage door is often described as one of the most vulnerable entry points on a property. This is because most older 'up-and-over' door models are very easy for an intruder to pry open, using just a crowbar and some physical force.

6 February 2017

The Benefits of Installing a Roller Garage Door


If you are considering buying a new garage door, you may be trying to decide if you should install a roller door instead of a standard swing garage door. While most people are familiar with traditional garage doors, not so many people are familiar with the benefits of installing a roller garage door. Below is a guide to some of the benefits a roller garage door can bring. Roller Garage Doors are Strong

28 September 2016

Quick Tips on How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door


The squeaking, rattling, and grinding of a garage door during opening and closing can be annoying. What's more, it can be a source of disturbance to family members and neighbours, especially if you leave very early in the morning or get home past bedtime. Fortunately, most noisy garage doors can be silenced with a few fixes and regular maintenance. What causes noisy garage doors? Various hardware components in your garage door could be the cause of rattling and squeaking during operation.

1 July 2016

6 Ways to Keep Your Farm's Shed Rodent-Free Without Using Chemicals


Mice and rats can be a real pain when they get into your farm's shed. They can pose risks to animals, consume food, cause structural damage, and even start fires if they bite through wires or knock over something flammable. However, many owners would prefer not to use chemicals in order to get rid of them. Luckily, there are a number of chemical-free control methods. Here are just six.  

29 March 2016

Garage Door Maintenance Methods


Garage doors often operate using complex mechanical systems that require regular checkups and upkeep. Although specialists can be called out in the event of a malfunction, consistent user maintenance is the more cost-effective option. It should be noted, however, that if it appears that parts of the door have already begun to malfunction, or the door is having trouble balancing itself when open, then garage door repair professionals should be called immediately.

18 March 2016

Some Questions You Might Have About Your Remote Garage Door Opener


A remote or automatic garage door opener can work for many years without any type of issue, and then suddenly fail on you one day. You might also notice problems with it working intermittently or the garage door acting up in strange ways when you try to work it. Note a few questions you might have about your remote garage door opener and how it operates so you can troubleshoot these problems or have a repairperson come to your home.

22 January 2016

How to Paint a Steel Security Screen Door


Painting is the best way to get rid of rust and signs of aging on your steel security screen door. When painting a screen door, you need to have the right paint and apply primer carefully. The following few steps will help you customize the look of your security screen door. Prepare the Surface Remove the handles, strike plates, kick plates and other hardware from the steel door. Many steel doors are weather stripped.

25 November 2015

How to Troubleshoot and Adjust the Photo Eye of Your Commercial Garage Door


The photo eye typical of an automatic garage door is a security feature. When the photo eye detects an obstruction, it prevents the garage door from shutting and potentially averts damage or harm to a car, person or domestic animal in the door's pathway. Basically, the photo eye comprises of two sensors, each on either side of the door, approximately six inches off the ground. A beam is normally directed by one of the sensors towards the other and any interruptions may cause the sensor to break the circuit, stopping the door from shutting.

13 November 2015

Safety Tips for Using Baby Swing Gates


The safety of your child is an important consideration, especially when they are in their infancy. You need to take as many precautions as you can to ensure they are not harmed. Around your house, there can be various hazards that can harm your child. Often, these hazards are ordinary fixtures that you need in the house. However, your baby can easily hurt himself or herself on these fixtures. One of the way you can child-proof your house is to install a baby swing gate.

29 October 2015

The Top Reasons Why Your Automatic Garage Door Doesn't Work


Some problems with an automatic garage door will require the services of a professional, whereas other problems may be small things that you can actually address on your own. Before you call for repair or service, note the top reasons why your automatic garage door doesn't work; even if you can't fix these problems yourself, it can be good to know what to expect by way of repairs. 1. The transmitter is being activated

19 October 2015