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How to (Finally) Organize Your Garage | Apex Garage Door Installersd

Garages are designed to house our cars, but they usually end up holding much, much more. Tools, hardware, toys, exercise equipment, boxes of old clothes, books—anything that we don’t have a place for, but are reluctant to throw out, seems to end up in the garage. If your hoard of garage stuff is becoming so [...]

Even More DIY Jobs You Shouldn’t Attempt Yourself

In our previous post, we took a look at home repair jobs that are too risky, too expensive, or too time-consuming to tackle yourself. Turns out, there were too many to list in one blog! Below are even more home repair jobs that are best left to the pros. Driveway Repaving Driveway repaving can be [...]

Hurricane Safety Tips: How to Prepare for the Storm

Hurricane season runs from June to November, but it peaks in August and September. Some of the costliest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S.—Katrina, Harvey, and Andrew—were all August hurricanes. With that in mind, here are some ways to reinforce your home and garage door for the upcoming summer storms. If you need help upgrading [...]

Alert: Thieves Using Garage Door Openers to Enter Houses

By locking up your car, you can also keep your house safe. That’s the message from the High Point NC Police Department, who recently alerted the public that thieves have been stealing garage door openers from unlocked cars, then using them to break into the house at a later time. Police cautioned homeowners to always [...]

DIY Home Improvement: When to Hire a Pro

Even if you’re a seasoned DIY-er, there are some home repair jobs that just aren’t worth the time, money, or risk. Below are some home maintenance jobs which require a trained professional. Major Electrical Work Depending on your skill and experience, it might be o.k. to try a small electrical project, like hooking up a [...]

How to Find a Quality Garage Door Repair Company

Hiring the wrong garage door repair technician can be costly and very dangerous. Here’s what to look for when hiring a garage door repair contractor near you. Physical Address Any reputable garage door repair company will have a physical address listed online. You can verify this address using Google Maps and Google Street View. Bogus companies [...]

Steel vs. Aluminum Garage Doors – Which Should I Choose?

Now that you’ve read about the benefits of metal garage doors, you might be wondering which is the better garage door material option: steel, or aluminum? The answer depends on your home’s style, needs, and budget. Here are some tips on choosing between steel and aluminum for your new garage door from our Cary, NC [...]

What are Carriage House Garage Doors, and Why Should I Want One?

Before people drove cars and parked them in garages, they rode in carriages and parked them in carriage houses. The horses and carriages might be gone, but one thing still remains from this more stately era: carriage house garage doors. These beautiful garage doors are one of the most classic and aesthetically pleasing garage door [...]

How to Paint a Garage Door – Cary Custom Garage Doors

Your garage door takes up a significant portion of your home’s exterior, so giving it a fresh coat of paint is a great, low-cost way to dramatically improve your home’s appearance. Once you’ve decided on a color for your new garage door, roll up your sleeves and get painting with this handy guide. Step 1: [...]

Keep Your Home Cool This Summer by Insulating your Garage Door

You probably already know that an insulated garage door can keep your home from leaching heat—but did you know that it can also keep your AC from escaping, too? Here’s how to insulate your garage door so that your energy bill stays low this summer. Types of garage door insulation  If you don’t own a [...]

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