If you own a house you have at least one garage door and maybe two. These doors are heavy and go up and down multiple times a day powered by a garage door opener. If you installed the opener on your door yourself, then you will probably have no problem with any garage door repair that needs to be done. But if you paid someone to come out and install it, what do you do if it suddenly malfunctions.

You might encounter two types of problems. The first is where the door is all the way shut or open and suddenly it won't move. You push your remote button over and over and nothing happens. The other situation is where your door starts to open or close and then grinds to a halt midway.

In either in case, something is probably wrong with the opener itself or with the tracks and springs that are used to open and close the door. The first thing to do in any garage door repair job is to check the remote for batteries and then check to make sure the electricity is on. Either of these could be the cause.

The next step is to make sure the metal tracks the door wheels run through are not jammed or bent in some way that is preventing movement. Garage doors are heavy and things can happen quickly if something gets of the tracks. If your garage door won't open or close it has to be something wrong with either the opener or the tracks and springs that the door runs along.

If you have checked everything and can't figure out what is wrong, find a neighbor that might be able to help you. If that doesn't work then you should call the company that originally installed the opener and tell them you need some garage door repair ideas or help.


If you are looking for more storage in your garage you have several options. You can buy the free standing shelves sold in stores, build your own shelves and attach them your garage walls, or you can build cabinets. There are some really good garage cabinet ideas that will not only work great and look great, but they will increase the value of your garage and home.

Installing garage cabinets is probably best done by a professional unless you really know what you are doing. Depending on how elaborate the cabinets are, they can be hard to install for a novice.

Garage cabinets allow you to hide most of your junk and make the garage a much neater place. It also allows you to organize things so you know where they are as opposed to stashing things in boxes and having to dig through them every time to find something. You can spend a lot of money for a very nice cabinet system or very little for something basic. Some of these garage cabinets are custom made to fit in your garage and are very cool indeed.

Garage cabinet ideas are not for everyone and they will be more expensive than all the other options. But if you spend a lot of time in your garage and want it to look great, garage cabinets are probably worth considering.