Can My Smartphone Open My Garage Door?

The other day you watched a commercial on TV where a homeowner was able to open and close his garage door using his smartphone. Is this the end of remotes?

You should be asking yourself, “Can my smartphone open my garage door too?” If you’d like to find out more, here’s a short guide that can help you understand what to do.
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5 Tips for Getting Your Garage Ready for Moving Day

5 Tips for Getting Your Garage Ready for Moving Day

If you’ve ever had to move to a new house, you probably already know that the garage is one of the least-fun rooms to pack up for moving day. Many garages act as a catch-all for things that you don’t often need, or where you put those forgotten keepsakes that you can’t get rid of. All that adds up to a space that is a big challenge for moving day.

If you want to get it out of the way early, we’ve put together some tips to make the process easier. Even if you are using a moving company, you can reduce stress and make the entire process smoother by getting started today.

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Tips for Choosing Garage Doors for Contemporary Homes

Contemporary Garage Door

We want our home to reflect some part of our identity, but we also want it to feel like home and be a place where we are content and comfortable. Because garage doors take up such a large part of the front of most homes, garage door manufacturers have been rethinking the look of garage doors and have come up with several new designs to better reflect personal style and visual appeal. One of the leaders in this is Garaga, a company that now has 24 different models, with 7 of them ideally suited to contemporary or modern homes.

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Vital Questions You Should Ask a Garage Door Dealer

You’ve done a lot of legwork already – you’ve scoured the Internet for information about garage doors. You’ve asked friends, family and even coworkers. You’ve checked out business listings in your area, and you feel that you’re ready. It’s time to buy a garage door.
 
While that’s great, your work is just beginning. You need to ask several critical questions of any garage door dealer you’re thinking about contracting.
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Attached vs. Detached: Which Garage is Right for You?

So you want to build a garage, but you aren’t sure if you would prefer an attached or a detached structure. Understanding the pros and cons of each type of garage can help you make an educated decision on the subject. After all, we all know that garages are practical for parking a car and storing seasonal items and tools, but you may not know that a garage can also be a great place to do your favourite hobby or leisure activity – and that could change your decision on the structure entirely. Here’s what you need to know.
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Check Your Garage Door and Keep It In Shape

Everyone wants to make sure that their garage door lasts for as long as possible, naturally. You want to be sure it is always working properly, and you need to know if there are any issues as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do about four times a year (once during each season) that can help you check the system for any errors. Best of all, the entire test is only going to take you about fifteen minutes.
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Designing Your Dream Garage


How rough does your garage look? Is it overflowing with unused items? Are your shelves overloaded with tools and paint cans? Have you forgotten completely what you stored in there in the first place? It sounds like it might be time for a garage makeover. Where do you start, though? Actually, there are quite a few options, and we’ve combed through successful projects on the HOUZZ website to bring you some of the best. We believe that all of these will spark your creativity and help you get moving with your makeover.
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Call the Pros for These Five Garage Door Repairs


What happens when your garage door is not working right and it starts to make odd noises? You know something is amiss and you want to have it fixed. In some cases, it might just need a bit of oil.
 
However, it is not always that simple, and there are times when you will need help so you do not risk injury. Here are five times you should turn to the pros for repairs.
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How to fix up your garage interior


So, you’ve done it! You’ve decided to clean out your garage and give it a makeover, and maybe even a new coat of paint!
 
Okay, pull back and regroup. You’re on the right track, but you need to do a bit of planning. First off, pull back and take a look at your garage. Do you need a new coat of paint? Or a full rework?
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Should You Insulate a Non-Insulated Garage Door?


Did you just finish your garage door renovations? Did you add insulation to the surrounding garage, helping to protect it against extreme weather conditions? Insulating your garage can be great for staying comfortable while working for long hours. However, you may have discovered that the garage door itself is non-insulated. Is it worth it to insulate your garage door?
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