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10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

Lube Garage Door Springs or Replace Them Sooner Rather Than Later - Coat the overhead torsion springs mounted above roller tracks with a garage door lubricant. All springs will eventually break because of metal fatigue and/or corrosion, but lubing them at least once a year will make them last longer. Spraying can be messy


<b>Swing out carriage doors for garage door</b> conversions are the perfect way to add curb appeal and functionality to any home. These <b>custom crafted carriage doors</b> replaced an existing <b>roll-up garage door</b> that wasn't working well with the newly converted garage. The overhead track, torsion spring arrangement on the wall and back side of the garage door were just clashing with the finished interior. Replacing the existing <b>overhead garage door</b> with <b>real carriage…


Faux wood garage door. I just did our garage door this spring. Only $40 for a quart of mustard-yellow paint and 2 quarts gel stain (2 different colors) . Sealed with polyurethane so it would gradually patina/golden over time. Looks amazing!! Beats a couple thousand for a real wood door.


Last year I froze my handy buns off working in the garage. (This year they returned after eating loads of Christmas cookies! Ugh.) In all seriousness, while searching for bigger and more powerful heaters it occurred to me that I might want to weatherstrip my garage doors first. When you have garage doors with no …


Arbor over garage doors to add details & from which to hang flowers...also helps disguise an old one or a too large expance.