The leaves are falling and the nights are turning colder. Before you know it, there will frost on the ground and dare I say it…snow! Every year, as the first snow begins to fall, people everywhere scramble to fit their car in the garage. They open the doors and stand back in awe as they wonder how in the world it got so cluttered.
In the summer, we tend to use out garages as storage and then come winter, we are stuck out in the cold! Don’t let this happen to you! Here is a great video on cleaning, decluttering and organizing your garage. Do it now and you wont be one of those people stuck out in the storm!
If you have a garage on your home, than you know what I mean. There always seems to be something that’s going on with them. While some of the issues can be serious and should be done by a professional, some of them are a simple fix.
Here’s just a few….
There are so many moving parts in a garage door. To stop noises, always make sure the wheel tracks, hinges and bearings are always well lubricated.
Springs are supposed to be tight wound to work properly. Over time, they tend to wear or even break. This one you might want to call professional. It seems simple but people get hurt this way more often than not.
Make sure the safety cables are properly installed and well maintained. These can be a life saver. If you have an older garage and you don’t have safety cables, you may want to look into them.
Over time, the tracks can become warped, bent, etc.. This makes opening the doors next to impossible. Depending on your skill level you may be able to do this yourself. When in doubt, call someone!
Sensor issues just happen. They malfunction on your car and they malfunction on your garage doors. This is something you’ll most likely have to call someone in for.
The basic need to open and close a garage door is something that many people only think about when repairs are needed. Don’t wait for something to happen. Act now!
Webster’s dictionary defines a garage as a building or part of a building in which a car, truck, etc., is kept. Do you have a “garage” yet your car never sees the inside? Is that because it’s become more of a storage unit than a place to put your car? So many people are wasting the space in their garage and nothing drives this point home like cleaning the snow off of your car in FRONT of your garage! I know, I’ve done it! It doesn’t have to be that way.
Thanks to YouTube and Lowe’s, here is a short video with a few simple tips for organizing your garage now.
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