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The best material for a garage door depends on the type of door, the location of the garage and the budget. Doors made of aluminium and steel provide good durability and a wide range of design options.


Tips for fixing a garage door depends on what is wrong with the door; for instance, if the door is frozen shut and loses power, check the pressure adjustments. If the power is out and the door needs to open, pull the cord with the red handle that allows the door to open and close manually.


Most good garage door paints are water-based exterior paints, such as BEHR Exterior Paint and Primer. This particular paint provides a durable finish, and because the primer is included, there is no need to prep the garage door first.


To paint a garage door, mask all nearby surfaces, remove the old paint, wash and prime the door, sand it, prime it, and paint it. This one-day process requires masking tape, masking paper, tarps, water, sandpaper, trisodium phosphate, primer, paint, rags, a bucket, a paint scraper and a wire brush.


Common problems with garage door openers include problems with the remote control, out-of-adjustment limit switches and problems with the close-force adjustment. Many of these problems are within the ability of the homeowner to fix.


Some different types of garage door covers include tarps with images and wooden overlays. Popular tarps with images include the race car, country mansion, dog, gold bars and alligator designs. A few others are the robot, band room and room with fireplace.


Some retailers that offer small garage doors include Lowe's, Sears and The Home Depot. These companies offer information about the garage doors and sales on their websites.


Most garage doors are 8 feet by 7 feet or 9 feet by 7 feet. The size of the doors is dependent on the home and what will be stored in the garage.


To weigh a garage door, the door opener is first removed, then a scale is positioned under the door and a weight reading is taken. An analog or commercial scale is most reliable for obtaining a weight measurement for a garage door.


Wiring a garage door is a fairly easy do-it-yourself project that includes installing an electrical box, connecting wires to the electricity outlet and the electrical box and attaching the electrical outlet. When working on any project that involves electricity, it is always the safest practice to s