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2 Reasons Why You Should Always Keep Your Garage Door Closed

02/12/2018

Reminder - Keep Your Garage Door ClosedIf you enjoy leaving your garage door open all day or worse – all night, you might want to reconsider. While it’s okay to leave your garage open if you’re present, it’s never a good idea to leave it open unattended. This includes if you’re working in the yard but not near the garage.

This is particularly true during the holiday season, when unsavory individuals are out and about looking to steal your belongings.

Garage Doors Should Stay Shut – Here’s Why

1) Theft

One of the primary reasons why thieves gain access to homes is because homeowners left their garage door open or their interior garage door unlocked. While it’s okay to leave your door open if you’re present, make sure to shut it if you can’t be nearby. You don’t want any suspicious individuals entering your garage, or worse, your home.

2) Increased energy costs.

Because your garage is the largest opening on your home, it can significantly lower or increase your home’s temperature if left open for prolonged periods of time. If you frequently leave your door open, then it could lead to hundreds of dollars in heating and cooling costs.

While we often take our garage door for granted, it does play an important part in keeping our home comfortable and safe to live in.

Fix My Garage Door! How to Adjust the Tension Rods

Do you have a sagging garage door that is harder and harder to open? One way to fix it is to adjust the tension rods positioned on the back of the door. These are the ones placed diagonally from top to bottom corner to form an X. You can adjust the turnbuckle to straighten out the door. You may need to allow some time for the door to adjust to the change. Does your door lack tension rods? Consider installing some. You can buy them at most hardware stores. Gravity happens. You might as well prepare for it, especially if you’ve got an older door.

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