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Tips for Painting a Garage Door

Painting a garage door will extend its life, change and modernize your home’s appearance, and add curb appeal for a home on the market. The door is exposed to the elements; it can fade, chip or rust. This is a simple fix and is not complicated. Important – remember to wait 24 hours after the door is painted before using it. Watch the Weather Before starting, keep in mind the weather. In Nashville, this should be done after the winter months are definitely finished. In order for the paint to dry properly, the temperature needs to be neither too hot […]

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Garage Door Troubleshooting Tips

My Garage Door Won’t Work – What Should I Do? Garage doors are built to last. It’s a fact that becomes clear after we notice how long they typically last after their initial installation. Although many garage door models are resilient in nature, they may wear down over time. Many garage doors do break down over time. You may go to use your door one morning, only to find that it can’t open. Sometimes, it may not even close. If you notice that your garage door is acting strange, you will likely need to perform garage door repair or maintenance […]

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The Best Way To Clean Paint & Graffiti Off A Garage Door

Every day, when you arrive home, the first thing you’re greeted by is your garage door, which opens wide to let you drive in. When people pass by your house or come over to visit, the garage door is often one of the first things they see. The appearance of your garage door can say a lot about your home. A clean, sparkling door lets the world know what you care about your home’s appearance. On the other hand, a door that’s dingy, dirty or graffitied gives off a message of neglect and doesn’t reflect well on the rest of […]

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Preparing Your Garage Door For A Storm Or High Winds

Preparing your garage door for a storm or high winds requires meticulous studying of the condition of your present garage door, the kind of garage door that you would be ideally needing given the speed of the anticipated high winds or the storm and also if there is anything you can do to your existing garage door so it can withstand the turmoil. There are actually three solutions that you can choose from – buying a new garage door that is capable of withstanding the expected range of high winds by the virtue of its construction and installation, garage door […]

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Add Curb Appeal to Your Tennessee Home with a Garage Door

A garage door is an integral fixture in any residential or commercial property. While it attends to an extremely important utility of keeping the cars safe and secured, they also add to the curb appeal of the property. Many homeowners opt for a new garage door before listing their homes for sale or before getting a property valuation done. One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to increase curb appeal is to get a new garage door and while one can always opt for painting the exteriors or amending a few exterior features, replacing the garage door is […]

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How Often Should You Inspect Your Garage Door?

If you’re fortunate enough to have private parking on your property and a garage to protect your vehicles from damage, weather, and theft, then you should consider it and its garage door as a valuable investment. Many of us do not think about our garage doors until they break or malfunction, and by then it is much too late to take care of any preventative maintenance that might have prevented the problems in the first place. Environment, weather, and usage can all have negative effects on the ways garage doors function, so how often you should have them inspected depends […]

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Five Common Garage Door Questions

Q: What are standard garage door sizes? The answer to this question is that basically there are standard sizes, but custom sizes are available too. Most doors are going to be 7-8 ft high, as a general rule. Widths vary but normally will range from 8 to 20 ft wide, depending on how many cars your garage is designed for. More and more homes are being built with custom garages and the doors also need to be custom ordered. This isn’t a problem for most manufacturers or installers. Q: Can I paint my garage door? Options of painted and powder […]

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History of Garage Doors

Before the advent of the “horseless carriage” people stored their transportation in carriage houses which protected their horses and buggies from the elements, but with the advent of the automobile it became preferable to keep the family car somewhere other than a smelly shed, ergo the evolution of the family garage. Of course the first garages were simple structures usually with plain swing-out double doors that didn’t hold up very well against all kinds of weather. Contrary to popular perception the automatic garage door is not a recent innovation. In 1921 Mr. C. G. Johnson’s patent was approved for the […]

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What to do About a Noisy Garage Door

The bad news is that your overhead garage door is noisy and makes strange sounds when it is in operation; the good news is that the conditions which cause this are usually easy to fix. Normally, this task should take an hour or less. Sometimes the fault will be more serious and you should call a professional service such as Aaron’s Garage Doors her in Nashville, Tennessee. Noisy garage doors are usually caused by worn rollers, loose hardware, parts that need lubrication or an opener in need of anti-vibration pads—all simple fixes. Tighten accessible parts. This includes the door and […]

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Tips on Heating Your Garage

Many people use their garage for multiple purposes. The winters in the middle Tennessee area, including Nashville, can be cold and, unless the garage is heated, the work space it represents becomes unusable. This issue can be resolved by installing a heater. This discussion is focused on natural (or LP) gas heaters. Insulate The garage should be insulated, otherwise the heating system will be ineffectual, and the money invested in it will be wasted. The walls should have four inches of insulation; the ceiling should have six inches of insulation; and the garage door should be insulated. Heating System Choices […]

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Garage Door Flooring Tips for Installing PVC Floor Tiles

This is a do-it-yourself guide for covering your garage floor with interlocking PVC floor tiles. Interlocking PVC tiles make this process straightforward; think of it as adult Legos. The tools and materials needed for this project are: rubber mallet utility knife tape measure pencil chalk kneepads Interlocking PVC floor tiles Interlocking PVC garage floor tiles come in many colors. You could co-ordinate with the colors of your overhead door from Aaron’s Garage Doors here in Nashville, Tennessee, or with the color of your home, for example. The tiles can be easily installed on the garage floor without adhesive. Laying the […]

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How to Check a Garage Door’s Balance

Garage door systems can be very dangerous to work on unless you are specifically trained to do so. This is due to the size of the door (it is the largest moving part of a home) and to the amount of energy story in the torsion springs which bear the load of the heavy doors. The procedure given here is a diagnostic only. To have any work performed on your system, please call an overhead door specialist such as those at Aaron’s Garage Doors here in Nashville. Of the routine maintenance tasks on a garage door, checking the balance of […]

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Garage Door Opener Safety and Features Explained

Garage doors have come a long way in recent years. Garage doors of today are available in a wide variety of various materials to suit any need and budget, and are stronger and more durable than ever. Garage doors today also come with longer warranties, since they are designed to last. Perhaps most importantly, garage doors today are quiet; no more garage door noise that wakes the neighbors when you arrive home late! Modern garage door openers are better than ever before as well. With modern features such as keyless entry, there’s no need to worry about locking yourself out. […]

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DIY Garage Door Repairs and Maintenance That You Can Do

Is your garage door operating in less-than optimal condition? Simple garage door maintenance and repairs can help to keep your garage door operating at its best. Many of these repairs can be done on your own. Below are a few common repairs that can help to keep your door opening and closing smoothly. Check Tracks Damaged tracks are one of the most common issues that garage doors face. Since tracks are constantly being used, they tend to receive a lot of damage. A dented track could make the whole garage door inoperable. Dents in the track can be pounded out […]

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Common Garage Door Problems: What to Do When Your Garage Door Malfunctions

Having trouble with your garage door? Garage door problems are sometimes an indication that it’s time for a new door, but most of the time, minor repairs can be made without requiring a complete garage door replacement. Here are some common causes of garage door troubles. Find out what you should do when your garage door starts acting up. Garage Door Openers Garage door openers are a common source of troubles. Whether your garage door reverses before it hits the ground, or if it simply won’t move at all, a malfunctioning garage door opener can be frustrating! After ensuring that […]

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Garage Door Opener Overview: Which Opener is Right for You?

It may come as a surprise to many people, but the first electric garage door opener was invented in 1926. While garage door openers have been around for decades, they have become more popular, and increasingly necessary in recent years. Garage door openers make opening and closing your garage door easier, and more efficient. With a garage door opener, you have the option to open and close your garage door from the comfort of your car; which means you don’t have to get out on those cold days to close the garage door. Garage door openers have made major advances […]

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The Importance of Sprinkler System Repairs and Maintenance

Keep Your Sprinkler System Operating at Its Best Tennessee residents rely on properly functioning sprinkler systems to keep their landscape nice and green. While most sprinkler systems are relatively low maintenance, they still require periodic maintenance. Even high-quality systems still require repairs and seasonal maintenance to keep them operating at their best. It can be difficult to know what can be done yourself and when to call for professional assistance. This checklist can help you to determine which jobs you can tackle, and which ones are best left to the pros! Common Repairs Needed Even the best sprinkler systems will […]

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