Making a Noisy Garage Door Quiet Again

Useful as they are for security, garage doors can certainly be noisy. Although they rarely start out that way, you probably don't notice a door becoming louder as it opens and closes over the years. And the noise can be a real problem, particularly if you need to access the garage during the night and you're conscious of waking up neighbours and family members. Some types of garage doors are naturally quieter than others, particularly in the case of modern automatic doors compared to old, manual retracting ones. [Read More]

Repainting a Wooden Garage Door: Guide for DIY Homeowners

Wooden garage doors are revered for so many good reasons including their natural beauty, good heat-insulation qualities and tremendous potential for creating custom designs. If you have installed a painted wooden garage door, it will need to be repainted from time to time. The paint finish serves two main purposes: first, to protect the underlying wood from the deteriorating effects of the elements; and second, to give the door an attractive finishing. [Read More]

The Top Three Reasons Your Garage Door Won't Open

It's incredibly useful to have a garage of your own--but sometimes they have trouble, and many people have had the experience of trying to drive away one morning and discovering that they can't open the door! If your garage door is giving you trouble, there are three things that are so common they're almost ubiquitous that could be causing it. Read on to learn what those three things are and what you should do if they happen to you. [Read More]

Prevent Major Issues with Routine Garage Door Maintenance

You rely on your automatic garage door to run smoothly every day, but this also requires routine maintenance. It can be really frustrating when it suddenly stops working, especially when you are in a hurry and need to get your car out to go to work or you forgot your house key and the garage is the way into the house. The best thing you can do is work on preventative maintenance to avoid these bigger issues later on. [Read More]