5 Projects to Improve Home Value
Whether you are painting a room in your house or converting an entire space into a new room, home projects can accomplish a lot. They can update the look of your house, making it more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, as well as increase your home’s value.
The return on your investment can depend on several factors such as the value of the other houses near you, the quality of the home project and the current housing market. It is also important to keep in mind that certain projects have a higher return on investment than others. Read on to find out which projects are worth focusing on to increase the value of your home.
DistribuDoors Celebrates Garage Safety Month
The International Door Association (IDA) named June as “Garage Safety Month” to remind homeowners and their families about garage door safety and maintenance.
All new garage door openers include photoelectric eyes to stop and reverse a closing door if an object passes in front of them. To test your garage door:
- Check the sides of the garage door to find photo eyes, which should be mounted no higher than 6 inches off the floor.
- Block the photo eye with an object over 6 inches tall, and press the garage door opener’s close button. The door should not close.
- Finally, lay an object that is at least 1.5 inches higher on the ground in the door’s path, and press the close button. The door should “reverse off” this object.
If you are concerned by this results of this test, call DistribuDoors. Our technicians will inspect and make any necessary repairs. Here are other tips from Clopay to ensure that your garage door is working safely >>
And now for the celebration…
Starting June 1 – July 18, LiftMaster® is offering a Free Safety Access Kit! This mail-in rebate is available with the purchase and installation of any MyQ enabled opener. Regularly $130, the Safety Access Kit allows you to monitor access to your garage from anywhere, so you can always feel safe. It includes a Garage Door and Gate Monitor that can be placed inside the home to see if your garage door is open. If open, it can then close your garage door with a push of the button. The Remote Light Control can manage interior lighting from your garage door remote or smartphone. And finally, the Internet Gateway allows you to use your smartphone to monitor and control garage access from anywhere. Call DistribuDoors to find out if you are eligible for the Free Safety Access Kit.
This month, LiftMaster is also promoting their Don’t Chance It. Check It. campaign. DistribuDoors is a certified Don’t Chance It. Check It. technician. Call DistribuDoors whenever you are concerned about the safety and functionality of your garage door opener, for a thorough inspection. And in the meantime, enter LiftMaster’s contest to earn a garage makeover for you and 10 neighbors! Who knew garage safety could earn you so many friends.
Enjoy your summer and practice garage safety with help from DistribuDoors!
Save on Utility Bills with Energy Efficient Garage Doors
Is your garage attached to your house?
Is your garage hot in the summer and cold in the winter?
If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, your garage may be increasing the cost of your utility bills. Don’t worry — DistribuDoors can help.
Garage doors are opened every day, so naturally there are going to be temperature fluctuations. But it’s the energy efficiency of the door when closed that really matters.
An insulated garage door can help stabilize temperatures in your garage. In fact, a new, energy efficient garage door can reduce energy loss through the garage by up to 71%. We invite you to upgrade to energy efficient doors, to save money on utility costs by reducing energy loss.
Our Clopay® garage doors feature Intellicore® insulation technology. Intellicore is a proprietary polyurethane foam that is injected into a garage door, expanding to fill the entire structure. Learn more about our doors’ Intellicore technology – making our garage doors warmer, quieter and stronger
Call a friendly DistribuDoors representative for more information on garage insulation and energy efficient doors. Your eyes and budget will thank you!