Reasons Why Your Garage Door Won’t Open

The kids are running late, you need to get to work, and the unthinkable happens: Your garage door won’t open. For most homeowners, this is a serious crisis and understanding the reason why your garage door won’t open, and how to fix the issue, can help you get your vehicle on the road and get back to your life as quickly as possible.
Here are a few of the most common reasons why your garage door won’t open, and how to fix the problem.

Aging in Place? 5 Ways to Make Your Garage Safer

Garages can be dangerous places. With power tools in the walkways, dark shadows in the corners, and narrow spaces between the car and the walls, the garage is a place where many accidents can happen. If you’re a senior hoping to age in place, upgrading your garage is an excellent way to avoid accidents and stay safe. Here’s what you need to know about making your garage a senior-friendly part of your home.

7 Ways to Make Your Garage a More Functional Space

Most garages are built for one purpose: storage. They’re a great place to store cars and other things, like yard tools and seasonal decorations. If you want to get more out of your garage, you’ll have to prepare the space to make it more useful. By doing things like finishing the walls and installing climate control, you can make your garage a more functional and pleasant place to spend time. Here’s what you need to know.

My Garage Door Clicker Was Stolen: Now What?

Your garage door clicker provides a direct route into your home. With your clicker, any thief can open your garage door while you’re away from the house.

If the clicker was stolen from the car while it was not at the house, some homeowners assume that their house is safe because the thief has no way to know where they live, but this is not the case. Car registrations and even license plates can be traced back to an address, so if your clicker was stolen from your car, your home could be at risk.

1 Big Garage Door or 2 Smaller Doors?


The economy is booming and new-construction homes are becoming commonplace. Homeowners who build their own homes have many choices to make. One of these decisions includes: Should the garage have two single-size garage doors or one two-car door?

While this may sound like a simple question, the answer can be complicated. If you’re building a new construction home and trying to decide whether or to build a garage with one big door or two smaller doors, here’s what you need to think about.

4 Features You Should Look for in a Garage Door Opener

Advances in technology have improved almost every aspect of modern life, and garage door openers are no different. While older versions tended to be bulky, complicated, and noisy, modern iterations are sleek, simple, and created to tackle a long list of user complaints. Here are four modern garage door opener features you should look for and why you won’t regret upgrading your system.

Homes for Our Troops

We were given the chance to donate our services to SSgt Omar Milan and the home the Homes for Our Troops is building his family.  It is a huge blessing to be a part of his story and his journey.


During his third tour on Jan. 9, 2012, Marine Staff Sergeant Omar Milan, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist, was conducting post-blast analysis in support of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines in the Nawa District of Afghanistan, when he was in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion. The blast resulted in the loss of SSgt Milan’s right leg, significant injuries to his left leg, loss of fingers on his left hand and damage to his right arm among other injuries.

After enduring 40 surgeries and physical therapy for two years, Omar was medically retired in 2014. He now lives with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters in Texas and says a home adapted to his injuries will help him and his family tremendously.

Omar is thankful to everyone who will contribute to his build project. “My family and I are forever grateful for everything and every single person who make this possible.”

The Finished Product:

Guide to Keeping Critters Out of the Garage

Your garage may not as be as clean or as well insulated as your house, but the garage is still a space for important storage. Most people use the garage to store seasonal items, camping gear, outdoor supplies, and yard tools. These items can still be damaged by invading animals and pests, costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Pests in your garage can also be a health hazard. Bats, raccoons, mice, and rats can all carry diseases that affect humans and pets. Also, some pests can also cause damage to vehicles parked in the garage.

Follow this garage door guide to help reduce the chances of your garage becoming a home to unwanted guests.

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