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Living Around a Fireplace Installation

I happen to know a thing or two about living in a home while a new fireplace is being installed. It takes some time for the process to be completed, and the inconvenience can feel pretty intense, but there are tips and tricks you can use to make the process easier on the entire family – like turn a bedroom into the living room (if the living room is where your new fireplace is going, of course) when the construction gets a little loud. In the fifty years that I've lived in this home, I have experienced my fair share of home improvement projects. I decided that maybe some of my experience can help others who are looking to complete their own projects, like installing a new fireplace. Enjoy!

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The Five Basic Garage Door Services

When it comes to taking care of your garage door, you need to schedule for regular garage door services. Otherwise, you can run into serious issues that not only can damage your garage door enough to lead to replacement but also pose a hazard if the garage door is not operating properly. With regular garage door services, you can expect these five basic things:

  1. Sensor Repair: The sensor on your garage door is extremely important for safety reasons. It checks for when an object is in the way, including pets and kids. The professionals will test the sensor to ensure that it's working properly and adjust them if needed. If the sensors are not working at all, then they will need to be replaced. 
  2. Spring Work: Spring work is always something that needs to be handled by professionals. This is because the springs are what hold all the tension and weight of the garage door. If the springs are rusted or broken, it's extremely dangerous since it can lead to the garage door collapsing. The professionals will inspect the springs to be sure that this is not an issue. 
  3. Cable Inspection: The cables that move your garage up and down also need to be inspected. They may need to be replaced due to rusting that can cause your garage door to move slowly and be loud, as well. 
  4. Roller Replacement: At some point, the rollers that move your garage door up and down will also need to be replaced. This is because over time they become worn and thus can cause noise, slow movement, and even cause the garage door to become stuck. 
  5. Track Repairs: The track that the garage door rollers move along needs to be cleaned regularly to remove extra debris and dust. The track also needs to have the bolts tightened to ensure that the garage door does not easily move off the track. Certain sections of the track may also need to be replaced due to bumps or dents that may have formed over time. 

With these basic services, you can have a garage door that lasts much longer without issue. However, when you are ready for replacement, you should have it done right away to always ensure that your garage is protected and safe. From there, you can schedule your first regular maintenance service that you will continue with for years before the garage door needs to be replaced again. Check out sites like for more information.