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Mary Johnson

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Garage Insulation: Why You Need it and How to Choose The Right Kind

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Dec 04, 2019 @ 01:48 PM

Does your garage need to be insulated? If you were thinking about any other room in your home, you wouldn’t think twice. You know that insulation helps keep your home more energy-efficient, and it also helps you feel more comfortable in your home.

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How Freezing Weather Affects Your Garage Door Opener

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 @ 11:27 AM

Garage door problems are a bummer at any time of the year, but they’re even worse in the winter. When you wake up on a snowy morning and have to rush out to get the kids to school or make it to work on time, the last thing that you need is to have to stop and figure out why your garage door won’t open.

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Thanksgiving Ideas for Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 @ 06:55 AM

Thanksgiving is about many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s about gratitude for what you have in your life. It’s about giving back – to your loved ones, to your community, or to the world at large. It’s about getting together with family who you don’t see very often, or about spending time with friends who are like family to you.

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Can Renovating Your Garage Increase Your Property Value?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 @ 11:46 AM

Whether or not you intend to sell your home anytime soon, your property values are an important consideration. If you are thinking of selling, you want to be able to get as much for your home as possible.

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3  Signs of a Dysfunctional Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Fri, Oct 04, 2019 @ 06:48 AM

Your garage should be one of the most functional spaces in your home. Where else can you store everything from car parts to sporting gear to Christmas decorations? In what other space could you build furniture, repair small appliances, and grow plants?

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Is Your Garage Ready for Hurricane Season?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 06:38 AM

Although hurricane season started back in June, it’s right around the back-to-school time when US homeowners really need to start thinking about shoring up their defenses in preparation for a potentially disastrous storm. Record-breaking storms in recent years show how much damage a homeowner – and indeed, a whole community – could be in for if a serious storm hits. Even smaller storms pose a risk of flooding, wind damage, and other problems.

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Are You Making These 3 Garage Storage Mistakes?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Sep 05, 2019 @ 07:35 AM

The garage is one of the most useful spaces in your home. It can work as a place to hang out, a place to do work or pursue hobbies, and a place to store things that wouldn’t fit anyplace else in the house.

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3 Best Ways to Brighten Up Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 @ 02:17 PM

Lighting matters for more than just photography. No matter what you use your garage for, better lighting will help you do a better job of it. You'll be better able to find things that you put in storage or do detail work on your vehicle.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Garage Door and Opener?

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 @ 06:43 AM

A garage door isn’t the kind of appliance that homeowners have to think about often. It tends to last a long time, especially if you’re conscientious about maintaining the door’s components, like the springs and rollers. Just because your garage door is still opening and closing years after its initial installation doesn’t mean that it might not be time for an upgrade. You don’t have to wait until your garage door quits completely to replace it. Take a look at some signs that it may be time for you to replace your garage door and opener.

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3 Garage Maintenance Tips for Summer

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 08:25 AM

The summer months are a good time to get to projects that you’ve been putting off or haven’t been able to find time for previously. Maybe you want to tune up your car, repair a piece of furniture, or hold a garage sale.

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