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Deck Your Garage Doors Out for the Holidays

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Dec 18, 2018 @ 06:12 AM

One of the fun things about the holiday season is the opportunity to show your spirit for the season by decking out your home in holiday decorations. Your garage door makes up a large amount of the visible exterior of your home, so it’s the perfect place to concentrate on if you’re looking for a surface to cover with holiday cheer. Take a look at some tips that will help you deck out your garage doors for the holidays. 

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Keep Your Garage Pest-Free With These 3 Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

As the leaves fall and the temperatures drop, everyone wants to spend more time inside, and unfortunately, that applies to household pests as well as humans and pets. For many homeowners, the garage is the weak point in the house that allows pests to get in and eventually make their way into the main part of the home. Take a look at some tips that will help you keep prevent pests from getting into your garage and finding their way into the rest of your home. 

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Christmas Gifts for Garage Lovers

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Dec 04, 2018 @ 08:19 AM

Do you know someone who spends a lot of time in their garage doing home repairs, mechanical work, crafts, or gaming? The garage isn’t just a storage space for a car, it can also be a man cave, workstation, or artist’s studio, among other things. If you have someone in your life who is putting their garage to good use on a daily basis, that might be a good place to start when it comes to finding the right Christmas gift for that person. Take a look at a few great Christmas gift ideas for the garage lover in your life. 

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Want to Paint Your Car in Your Own Garage? 3 Paint Booth Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 @ 06:46 AM

If you enjoy doing your own mechanical and bodywork or building project cars, you’ve probably found that your garage is pretty well suited for most tasks. Garage floors are able to withstand drips and spills from the kinds of fluids that you use in a car, and if your garage is well organized, you should have plenty of room for tool storage and workspace. 

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3 Tips For Keeping Your Garage Warm in the Winter

Posted by Mike Hammond on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 @ 06:07 AM

When winter comes around, your garage can quickly turn into one of the coldest spots in the house. Usually, the garage isn’t connected to the central heating system that you use in the rest of the home, and it’s often not as insulated as it could be. The cold can take a toll on some of the things you store in the garage, from your car to any electronics that you frequently use in that area. It can also make the garage a less pleasant place to be, which might discourage you from using it as a workshop or home repair station during the winter months. Take a look at some hot tips that will help keep your garage warm this winter. 

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What Does Your Garage Door Say About You?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 08:41 AM

Your garage door is an important part of your house. Even before you get to the usefulness of the door, take a moment and give some thought to how big the garage door is. From the curb in front of your house, the door to a regular two-car garage is considerably larger – and therefore more visible – than your front door. That means that even if they don’t consciously realize it, when people see your house the garage door contributes heavily to the impression they receive of your home. 

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Is Your Garage Ready for Cooler Weather? 3 Garage Heating Ideas

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 03:06 PM

Your garage can make a great workshop or crafting area when the weather is nice, but things get more difficult when the temperatures drop. It’s hard to do your best work with any kind of tool, whether it’s a wrench or a paintbrush, when your fingers are stiff with the cold. But you don’t necessarily want to put all of your projects on hold until the weather warms up. That means that you need to find a way to heat your garage. 

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Is It Time For a New Garage Door Opener? 3 Replacement Tips

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Oct 04, 2018 @ 06:53 AM

Your garage door opener gets a lot of use. If you’re like many homeowners, your garage is your primary entry and exit point for your house, rather than the front door. If several people live in your home, the door may open and close many times a day as people come and go to and from school, work, and other places. 

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Should Your Garage Floor Be Repaired or Replaced?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 06:15 AM

A garage floor has to take a lot of abuse. Garage floors support heavy vehicles in addition to other items. They’re prone to catching oil leaks as well as leaks and spills of a variety of other types of fluids or chemicals. On top of that, they’re often subjected to extreme temperatures. Your garage can get very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Even the highest traffic floor inside the main part of the house probably doesn’t see a fraction of the activity that your garage floor sees. When you look at your garage floor and see the stains, cracks, and crumbles that result from all of this pressure and activity, should you repair or replace the garage floor? Take a look at some things to consider to help you decide. 

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3 Tips for Adding Windows To Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 06:42 AM

Garages aren’t usually known for having excellent views of the outdoors. In fact, it’s very common for a garage to have no windows at all. Adding a window to your garage can have some great benefits, however. A window allows in more natural light, which can cut down on the amount of electricity you use when you’re doing work in the garage. A window can also improve the aesthetic of the home’s exterior, increasing its curb value. And if you’re interested in converting your garage to an additional bedroom or another type of living space, a window will help the room feel much less like a garage and more like any other room of the house. 

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