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Hello, homeowners! Spring has sprung, and if you’re looking forward to spending time outside in the warm Charlotte weather, now is also the perfect time to do some Spring cleaning! Among all the types of home and garden maintenance, Spring cleaning gives you the best opportunity to revamp and revitalize your home.
Here’s our top fifteen tips for Spring cleaning your whole home. We’re going to start with the easy stuff, and get progressively more involved, so that you can match your commitment to your availability.read more
Many homeowners don’t choose their garage door opener. If you’ve moved into a home that already had a functioning garage door opener, there’s no real need for you to upgrade. Sure, garage door openers wear out over time, but they’re very dependable machines and usually aren’t the first part of the door assembly to break down. Some homeowners decide that they want an upgrade because they’d like smartphone integration, or a quieter opener, or any number of other reasons, but for many homeowners the standard opener is plenty…read more
What is your dream car? Have you always wanted a convertible sports car, or maybe an old-fashioned roadster? Having a garage stocked with rare and valuable cars is a huge status symbol, and it’s not surprise that some celebrities are notorious car collectors! Sometimes, it’s what’s behind the garage door that counts – and here’s a list of the top 8 celebrity garages!read more
Hey homeowners! Are you happy with your garage door, or is it something you try not to think about? Many homes are still using a garage door installed decades ago. If you’re considering selling your home soon, an outdated door won’t do you any favors during appraisal, and it could even sour a potential buyer’s impression of the property. For a homeowner who is considering selling, it makes quite a bit of sense to go ahead and upgrade the door now – barring extreme circumstances, a garage door will work excellently for the first year of installation without problem, so you may as well let your family enjoy some time with the new door before passing it on to the next owners.read more
Wood garage doors have been around just as long as garages have been! Early carriage house doors were usually made of wood because it was the predominant building material of the time, and into the 1980s and 1990s most garage doors were still being constructed out of wood. The iconic sectional overhead garage door rose to popularity during these years, and these doors were usually made of detailed wood panels.
Nowadays, modern garage doors are likely to be made of metal – aluminum garage doors are lighter, cheaper, and easier to maintain, so for many homeowners they are the more sensible choice. For some, however, the luxury and beauty of a wooden door is more desirable than the ease of a metal door. Modern wood garage doors are impressive, and they’re one of the best ways for your home to make an impression on a passerby. A Plus Garage Doors has installed residential and commercial wood garage doors of all varieties, so we can tell you all about their advantages and disadvantages. Once you’ve learned about the subject, you can decide if a wooden garage door is right for your home.read more
When was your residential garage door installed? Many homeowners can’t even answer that simple question, since they’ve had the same garage door for as long as they’ve lived in their home and didn’t ask the previous owners about the state of the door. For some reason, some homeowners assume that their garage door will keep working forever. Their door is big and noisy, but it works every time they press a button so it seems reasonable to assume that the door will continue working so long as no one hits it with a car!read more
Every homeowner has certain rooms that they consider required. Parents with two daughters need three bathrooms. Larger families need a huge living room or open kitchen to congregate in. Some husbands want a basement for a mancave. The one thing that everyone agrees on, however, is that they need the right amount of house. So how much is the right amount of house for you? Odds are that you immediately start thinking in terms of thousands, but the modern trend towards minimalism is putting some people in home’s that are not even a quarter that size. The tiny house movement is exploding, and hasn’t shown any sign of slowing down – now, tiny homes are even coming with garage doors!read more
Hey readers! Today we have a pretty simple tip for your garage door care. If you have a two-car residential garage door, you can check one of the most important parts of your door’s installation without any tools or mechanical knowledge! You might ask how – and we’re going to tell you – but first, we want to remind everyone that although some simple garage door repairs can be safe for homeowners, we recommend always calling a professional when you need the garage door spring repaired or replaced. The spring is potentially extremely dangerous, and you do not want to work on it without the proper experience and tools.read more
It is the season for pumpkins and apple cider, scary story and monsters, and also the season for a whole bushel of simple craft projects! We’ve created a list of some of our favorites over on our pintrest page, and if you’re looking for a way to decorate your home on a budget or just a way to stretch your creative muscles with a little project, we’ve got something perfect for you!read more
These beautiful doors from São Paulo, a Brazilian city, show a high level of craftsmanship and an originality that really makes them stand out from the surroundings. The custom wood and metal work gives each door a distinctive feel to match the property, and the doors are a unique single-panel design that can be opened without an intrusive guide rail or large opener. Each door is made to a specific style, and although the holes through each door might make some consumers wary of this style, apparently the Brazilian’s don’t see any problems with it. According to one Brazilian commenter, thieves might examine a garage and see two normal cars inside, but the cultural standards of Brazilians mean that no valuable tools or equipment will be left out in plain view and thieves are usually discouraged by the heavy duty steel framing.read more