thoughtful gifts for mom

Thoughtful Gifts for Mom

Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13, 2018!) by making her life easier with thoughtful gifts that aren’t really gifts at all. Delight mom by washing her car, organizing the garage, upgrading the garage door opener, or installing a parking assist this Mother’s Day. Thoughtful Gifts She’ll Love Wash Her Car Most moms spend […]

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Broken Garage Door Springs

    The modest size of the torsion or, alternatively, extension springs belie their incredible strength and endurance – they are what makes the garage door open and close. Every spring on every garage door will get metal fatigue and snap, usually around the 10,000-cycle mark. When this happens, the door will not, and should […]

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How to Choose a New Garage Door

Designed for easy accessibility, most attached garages account for 30 percent of the home’s curb appeal; more if it accommodates two or three vehicles. This, along with its high return on investment (ROI), makes upgrading the garage door a popular home improvement project among today’s homeowners. In fact, according to the Cost vs. Value Report […]

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DIY Maintenance Tasks for Your Garage Door

  Most of today’s homeowners take their garage door for granted. Why shouldn’t they? It doesn’t do much more than open and close at the press of a button, which for the average family, can be more than four times a day. Fact check: Your garage door is probably the home’s most-used door, as well […]

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How It Works: The Garage Door

Your garage door may possibly be one of your home’s most prominent, visible elements, but how much do you really know about it? If you answered, “not much,” you’re not alone. The average homeowner doesn’t understand most, if any of the inner workings of a garage door, except that it opens and closes in response […]

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Hiking Trails Worth Checking Out

As the leaves change (in the eastern and northern parts of the state) and the temperatures drop, there’s no better time than in the fall to pull your outdoor equipment out of the garage. Fill your hydration packs and lace up your hiking boots. Tucson provides miles and miles of beginning, moderate, and advanced hiking […]

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6 Fall Home Maintenance Tasks

The following six fall home maintenance tasks can help you identify potential problems before they arise: TOUCH UP EXTERIOR PAINT This is a project you can likely handle yourself (although there’s always the option to hire a painter). Look closely at your home’s siding, trim, and flashing to identify any areas in need of repainting. […]

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Conventional or Synthetic for Your Next Oil Change?

The next time your vehicle is due for an oil change, you may be offered a choice between three types of oil – conventional, synthetic, and synthetic blend. How to choose? Recent studies show that synthetic is best. In fact, AAA found that synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by nearly 50 percent in its independent […]

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