The Critters And Your Garage

Critters_in_GarageThe end of summer looms and the small animals that have been running around the yard all season are preparing for the cold months ahead…and that means, your garage is calling them. Mice, Chipmunks, possum, raccoons, and snakes are all prepping for winter like we prep for winter, except we don’t want them using our shelter as theirs. Let’s keep the critters out of your garage. (more…)




Your Garage Curb Appeal

Garage Door From Norm's DoorsWe would venture to say most homeowners don’t think about there garage doors until they breakdown. Usually, we get calls for new garage doors when the old one has just about had it or there have been issues with the mechanics. And if it can’t be fixed, we install a new one. But, if you’re moving, or even if you are trying to spruce up your house a bit, one of the best things to change is the garage door! (more…)




Keeping Your Loading Dock Safe

We see most loading dock repair customers after some sort of accident has occurred at the facility. Unfortunately, loading docks are rife with daily safety issues. There are a disproportionate number of accidents at loading docks each year and, according to the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration, U.S. companies lose $80 million a year due to loading dock safety issues and repairs. Here are some important reminders about your loading docks so you don’t need us as frequently and only when you want to install new loading dock materials! (more…)




Choosing Your Next Garage Door

“Wait a minute, I already have a garage door”, is what you probably just said after reading the title of this blog. Even if that is the case, this will still apply to you. Garage doors play a much bigger role today, than they ever have. Not only do they serve their main purpose of access to your garage, today’s garage doors now take into account aesthetics and energy efficiency. (more…)




Energy-Efficiency in Garages

In the world of energy efficiency, the garage in everyone’s home tends to be the worst. No one pays that much attention to the heat escaping from the garage or the cool air in winter seeping in. And, some would argue, “Why bother? It’s not important. It’s where we keep the car and store our junk. The problem with that thinking is that you are throwing money out of the house through the garage and onto the street when you ignore energy issues in your garage. (more…)




Where to Start with Commercial Doors

Commercial DoorsWe recently wrote about choosing the right commercial doors for your business and broke down the basics in doors for businesses. We are commercial door specialists in terms of installation, repair and, replacement. We want to make sure your business is not only functioning properly in terms of entryways but also in terms of feeling safe. (more…)




Garage Sale Season is Here!

Spring has sprung and so have the garage sales that go along with it. This is the time of year when spring cleaning not only means removing that layer of dust that has accumulated during winter, but also asking yourself why you still have that panini maker that was gifted to you at your wedding…10 years ago. If this sounds like you, then it’s time to have a garage sale! (more…)




Keep Out!

To many, the garage is the place where vehicles and your overflowing/seasonal possessions call home. This is perfectly fine and normal for most items, but there are some that should not be kept in the garage. Reasons range from how it can impact the item’s “life” to the potential safety hazard it can present. We’re talking paint cans, foods, fuels, and electronics. Did you just do a quick inventory of your garage in your head? You’ll find many of these items in nearly any garage you’d walk in to, even yours. (more…)







Doing Laundry in the Garage

How many times have you planned on incorporating something new into your home only to realize that you don’t quite have the space for it? Where do you turn? To the garage! It’s pretty amazing how versatile a garage can be. It’s like the blank canvas of the home. Depending on its layout, the garage can be the perfect spot for many function specific rooms that would be in the house. Let’s take the laundry room for example. Maybe you have a room currently devoted to it or it’s simply in a room that is the most convenient and unused for now. What if you wanted to change that though? What if suddenly you wanted to use the space that the washer, dryer, and other laundry specific items for something else? No problem! Set your laundry room up in the garage! (more…)