What Is the Purpose of Reinforcement Struts?

Do you have a double garage door in your home? Perhaps it is an average of 16 feet wide, which is plenty big enough to fit two cars or an SUV. If you’ve ever looked at your double door closely, you may have noticed that there are one or more U-shaped steel bars attached with hinges on the inside of your door. Have you ever wondered what they are there for? Surely there must be a reason why they were made to look that way.
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Forget a House Party; Head to the Garage

When it’s time to throw a party for a special event like a birthday, family reunion, baby shower, high school graduation, office get-together, etc. this means a lot of work to get your house ready.
However, instead of trying to squeeze all those people into your house, you could just as easily host the event in your garage. While it will still take a bit of imagination to get your garage ready for the big event, there’s no reason it can’t be the perfect place for a celebration.
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How Strong Is Your Garage Door?

Most people do not stop to think about their garage door very much. They know that it helps to keep their vehicles and other belongings safe, but they do not really know just how strong the garage door is and what it must put up with on a daily basis. We’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about these things though, so we have a good understanding of just what the door goes through, and why you need to have a good quality door that has been installed by professionals. Read More

Should you choose a double garage door or two single doors?

So, you’re building a new house – this is such an exciting time! You’re poring over home designs, and weighing the benefits of two single garage doors over a double width door. Which is best for you?
There’s no right or wrong answer. Your garage door choice will depend on your personal preference, as well as the design of your home. Here are some things to think about that will help you to make the right decision.
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Garage lighting basics

Are you building a new garage? Maybe you are considering an overhaul of your existing garage? Whether you are working with a blank slate or simply reconsidering how to make the garage more functional, you need to give some thought to the lighting. After all, even if your garage is the place where the car resides between uses or a full-blown workspace, it is going to be far better when it has effective lighting installed. To help you get the most out of each lighting decision, we’ve created a simple list of “basics” that will allow you to make informed choices.
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