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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tips to Consider to Help Keep Your Garage Clean

Whether your garage is just a normal built-in garage or one of those steel buildings at the bottom of your driveway, it’s nice to keep it clean and tidy because you never know when you’ll need to take tools or other items out of it. A lot of homeowners don’t use the garage for their vehicles; they just use it as a dumping ground for unused items and tools. Your garage doesn’t have to be a dumping ground as it can be another place for you to enjoy instead. 

If you’re looking for ways to keep your garage clean and tidy, have a look at some of the information below that will help you in the process.

Take Everything Out and Start Again

If you want to keep your garage clean it’s important you have a space for everything, and being able to create a space for everything will require you to take everything out to sort out completely. Start by taking every single item out of your garage and then consider how best to organize everything. Once your garage is empty, give it a spring clean to remove dust and cobwebs and then consider doing the same to every item you’re going to store in there again.

Get Rid of Useless Items You No Longer Need

If you’ve got a broken lawnmower sitting right next to your working new one in your garage, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t chuck the broken one out or at least get it repaired so you can sell it. The garage doesn’t need to have rubbish stacked in it or items you don’t use anymore so give it a good clear out and you’ll find you have much more space to work with when it comes to finding a place for everything.

Create Cabinets & Other Storage Space-Savers

Home-made cabinets are a fantastic way to keep your garage in tip-top shape. Cabinets provide room for your tools and other products such as used paint cans and car care products. Building shelves is always a terrific way to take advantage of the higher space and there’s no reason why shouldn’t bang nails into the wall so you can hang hand tools such as hammers and handsaws for you to be able to easily access when you need them.

Paint Your Garage Floor

A lot of homeowners turn their noses up at the idea of painting their garage floors, but you’ll find it’s an effective way to keep the floor spick and span. The process of painting your garage floor is very easy and even though many homeowners feel it is an expensive project, it’s actually affordable and will cost you around $30-$50 to complete the project.

If you organize your garage in such a way so you can take advantage of all the space on offer, you’ll find keeping your garage clean is very easy and you’ll only have to go out there once every few weeks to give your newly painted floor a sweep.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

What We Need to Know About Roller Garage Doors

I admit it. I really don't know much about garage doors especially that we don't have a closed garage. Lol. But this guest post does look interesting and is very informative. For sure, you'll learn a lot from this.


While many components of the home add to its overall attractiveness, such as the windows, doors, siding, and roofing, the garage door can also enhance or detract a property. Therefore, a homeowner that hasn't touched the garage door since moving in may want to consider an upgrade. A less unconventional style choice called the roller garage door or the rolling shutter garage door allows for customization options on the part of the homeowner. These doors are also known for durability and relatively easy construction, which is ideal if the homeowner insists on installing a new garage door themselves.

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Most roller garage doors feature a dependable steel or aluminum base as well as a bottom rail and end locks. The aluminum bottom rail adds some weight to the garage door.  End locks help secure the garage door when the homeowner opens and closes it; these parts are made of a combination of aluminum and plastic to be lightweight.

Of course, if the homeowner prefers it, they can find many different finishes for the front or a roller garage door besides steel or aluminum. Fiberglass or wood paneling are also popular choices. With materials like steel and aluminum, the homeowner can easily apply a new coat of paint over these metals to match the garage door to the rest of the home. With a layer of primer applied first, paint on steel or aluminum should last for years without much if any maintenance.

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One of the best perks of roller garage doors is the ability for these to open and close in a vertical direction. That makes these the perfect type of garage door to choose if the homeowner wants to use their garage space for storage. The homeowner will never have to worry about accidentally damaging their car or truck when parking it in the garage due to the way that roller garage doors open. There are plenty of benefits to parking a car or truck in the garage rather than leaving it in the outdoors. First, in the case of a thunderstorm, snowstorm, or windy day, the vehicle does not have to be exposed to the elements.

Another benefit of parking a car or truck inside the garage is that the vehicle doesn't lose its color due to sun fading. It also won't get dirty as quickly, which is useful if the homeowner is tired of going to the carwash again and again. Most importantly, if the car is hidden out of sight, the chances of the vehicle being stolen are significantly reduced. If the homeowner just spent a lot of money on a new car, this kind of added security is incredibly valued.

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Most roller garage doors do include a layer of foam between the steel, aluminum, wood, or fiberglass. However, a homeowner may want to consider insulating their garage if they want to use it for recreational purposes. Insulating a garage is relatively inexpensive but produces big benefits. Air won't travel in and out of the garage, preventing the space from ever getting too hot or too cold. This majorly reduces the numbers on a homeowner's energy bill, saving the homeowner money in the process.

Homeowners that want a roller garage door today should choose Hormann Roll Matic garage door. Opening up to the garage's ceiling, these aluminum roller garage doors include remote control access so that the homeowner can limit who can get into the garage. This is a very useful anti-theft measure.