Category Basement & Garage

Basement & Garage

7 Easy Ways to Increase Your Garage Door Security

Your house is only as safe as its weakest entry point, and for many, that point is an overhead garage door. While homeowners typically install strong front entry doors, garage door security often takes a backseat-unfortunate, as approximately nine percent of burglars break in through the garage, according to the National Association of Certified Home…
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Basement & Garage

3 Ways It Pays to Get a New Garage Door

Your home gets one chance to make a good first impression-and it does so largely with its garage door. In fact, research shows that when it comes to curb appeal, investing in a solid, spiffy-looking garage door matters more than various other exterior improvements you could undertake. The benefits of installing a new garage door…
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Basement & Garage

Diagnose Any Garage Door Problem Yourself in Just 9 Steps

A garage door opener is a complicated creature. In fact, despite its name, your garage door opener is actually a series of different systems connected together. So, as you might suspect, there's a lot that can possibly go wrong: a door might stop responding to its remote, make a strange noise, or simply get stuck in an open…
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Basement & Garage

All You Need to Know About Basement Drains

Perhaps unsurprisingly, basements are more likely to take on water than any other part of your home because they're below grade, i.e., located below the ground's surface. While drainage provisions don't eliminate the possibility of flooding entirely (yes, some do eventually fail), they're usually made during the construction of a new home in an attempt to…
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Basement & Garage

The Secret to a Warmer, Drier, Faster Finished Basement

This article has been brought to you by Amvic Building System, who provided with a complimentary product sample. In an effort to carve out more living space-without spending a fortune-countless homeowners take on basement finishing projects each year. Some hire a contractor to handle the job from beginning to end. But others opt to do at least…
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