Regardless of season, you definitely want your garage door to open and close reliably. But in winter months, cold temperatures and moisture can be especially tough on the door's moving parts, potentially causing the door to stick and make your opener work extra hard. To avoid being stranded in or out of your garage as winter winds blow, consider taking care of these few maintenance checks. They are easy to do and will give you peace of mind through toughest weather.
If you are among the more than 4.5 million U.S. families that are buying an existing single family home this year, we have one suggestion for your move-in checklist: Remember to reset the devices that control your garage door opener. Just as important as changing your home's door locks or keying, this security step will help prevent unauthorized access to your new castle and also protect everything in the garage including all those boxes you may have staged there as you complete your move and get organized.
Topics: Garage Door Operating Tips
As people refrain from going out during the pandemic, America's garages are being reimagined as entertainment spaces to host small groups of family and familiar friends.
A conveniently large, flexible and airy room, the garage can enable social distancing by allowing guests to "spread out" with extra seating and still enjoy good times together.
Topics: Garage Door Usage
Because garage door replacement has proven to be a popular and proven way to refresh a home’s aesthetics and to add resale value, upgrading your garage door is a rewarding home improvement project that requires careful consideration of the best options, including your choice of door materials.
Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door
Amidst social distancing and other safe practices that have disrupted our lives the past few months, June brings a bit gentler but still important suggestion that we pay attention to a few things about garage door safety as well.
June is officially Garage Door Safety Month (#GarageDoorSafety), a national observance established by the International Door Association (IDA) and Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA). It is a time to make sure your door is operating safely and that you and your family use it with cautious respect. Here is a brief safety checklist to keep in mind year round.
The ability to open and close your garage door from anywhere in the world is certainly an amazing feature of MyQ™ controlled garage door openers. Perhaps it was that cool new feature that first attracted us to the technology. But did you know about these other emerging capabilities for security, peace of mind and possibly "just because I can" convenience?
GARAGE DOOR WON'T OPEN? CHECK THE BATTERIES IN YOUR REMOTES.
If your remote transmitters are beginning to work intermittently, or not at all, it may be time to change the batteries. In normal residential use of remotes, the batteries typically last about two years. Here are a few simple steps to get your Raynor controls powered up again.
Topics: Operating Tips
OBSERVATIONS FROM THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS SHOW
Once again, this year Raynor Garage Doors participated as an exhibitor at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. If you follow building design and home improvement trends, this is the dream show to attend. Homeowners, builders, remodelers, architects, designers – really every attendee – can find plenty of inspiration at this huge event which hosted more than 1500 exhibitors and 95,000 people.
Topics: Replacing Your Garage Door
Remodeling Magazine’s 2020 "Cost vs. Value" trend report has been released and it is very good news for anyone considering an update of their garage doors. In the survey's rankings, a fresh new garage door provides a whopping 94.5% return on its cost in terms of additional home resale value.
Topics: Cost vs. Value
We always knew that garage doors have a demanding life of ups and downs. But upon closer inspection of statistics and trivia, there is more to their story suggesting that these large entrances to our home are deserving of particular respect. Well, OK, we make garage doors. What else would you expect us to say? Still, these factoids may at least cause you to notice a few things about your garage and its doors.