Preventing Garage Break-Ins

Break-ins happen every day, and the most common point of access is your garage. Most break-ins are crimes of opportunity. If criminals think no-one is home or that your garage door would be easy to compromise, they will take advantage of the situation. Recent...

Better Barn Doors

There was a time when old-style hip-roofed barns were everywhere! Most were painted red, so stood out as the prominent structure on most farm sites. Today, many of those grand old buildings have fallen into disrepair or simply, fallen down – replaced with modern,...

Choosing the Right Garage Door Opener

So, the time has come – it’s happened – your garage door opener is no longer opening the garage door. It needs to be replaced, and the question becomes, “What type of garage door opener should I get?” There are a number of options available, so it’s important to do...

Accent Your Garage Doors

Take your garage door from functional to fantastic with these simple tips! Garage doors come in a variety of styles, but even the most attention-getting garage door can use a little dressing up to integrate with the exterior of your home perfectly. These simple tweaks...

Remodelling Trends – Improving Curb Appeal

If you’re looking to improve the appearance and ultimately, the salability of your home, there’s one decision that pays big dividends: enhancing curb appeal. There are many ways to make this happen: plant trees, remove trees, replace an old fence, repair the sidewalk...

Insulating Your Garage

When it comes to home improvement, one question is often posed: Is it worth the expense, effort and time required to insulate my garage? If your garage is detached, there’s no direct benefit to insulating unless you’re planning to use the garage as a workspace or...

Is it time to replace my garage door?

If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t spend much time thinking about your garage door. It opens, it closes, the remote works – good to go, or is it? The garage door is generally the biggest moving part in your home and accounts for up to 40 per cent of the façade...

The Downside of DIY

Does the thought of a new DIY project start your heart pounding? Do you feel downright giddy when you visit the local hardware store and peruse all the “cool tools” available? While it’s great to be a home handy-person, there are certain projects best left to the...

Reclaim Your Space

“The other day,” a friend said, “My wife spoke five of the most frightening words a man can hear – especially on a warm, autumn day when he’s headed out to the golf course.” “Let me guess,” I replied, “Did she say, ‘Did you clean the garage?’” OK, those may not be the...