If you have a garage, chances are you have an automatic garage door opener. Here are tips on how garage door openers work, how to maintain them and troubleshoot common problems, and what to look for when buying a new door.
Traditionally, homeowners had few choices other than to leave garage floors bare or perhaps use standard paints. Now there are more options that can make the garage floor more attractive and easier to keep clean.
Few homeowners have a need for a driveway gate, but in some situations a gate can provide more privacy, keep pets in the yard or prevent curious motorists from exploring a winding drive despite your "private property" signs.
The major distinction is between a manually opened gate or one that opens automatically with the use of a keypad or other electronic device. Depending on the situation, these gates can swing open like a door or lift up like those at parking lots.