Harbour Door Blog

30 Nov

Keeping Your Garage Warm This Winter

New homes, including their garages, are designed to be energy efficient and thermally effective. They are relatively easy to keep warm in colder weather. In previous generations, people were often content to live with “a draft” in their old homes. There are, of course, many old homes in the Greater Victoria region and many of

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16 Nov

Preventing Fires In Your Garage

For many people, a garage is a multi-purpose space, not just a parking space for a car. In a garage you will often find electrical panels, garbage cans, work stations with a variety of tools and batteries. Items that simply don’t have another home, due to a lack of storage space, will commonly be found

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13 Oct

Fall Maintenance For Your Home

When you own a home, you also “own” the seasonal maintenance that comes with it. Every autumn there are a number of maintenance items which should be addressed. This list is by no means comprehensive but will get you thinking about a variety of tasks which should be done, and may inspire a few more

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15 Sep

Keeping Your Garage Door Quiet

Older, noisier components and degradation over time will cause your garage door to gradually get noisier. If you are annoyed at the squeaking and squawking sounds your door makes when it’s in operation you can do a few things yourself to reduce this. If that fails or you are not comfortable making some minor adjustments

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27 Jul

Inexpensive Summer Projects: Part 2

Inexpensive Summer Projects: Part 1 In the first part of this series we looked at some practical summer projects/chores, things like cleaning, painting and pest control. Those tasks are not the most enjoyable things to do around your home but at some point they need to be done. We continue our look at summer home

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06 Jul

Inexpensive Summer Projects: Part 1

Summer is for having fun, right? Yes, but as much as we love to enjoy BBQ’s, camping, vacations and the beach during summer, it also is an ideal time to get some home and garden tasks done. The weather is (usually) fine, the days are long and there is certainly not much on TV. Just

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15 Jun

Choosing The Right Fencing

There was a time when the most common fence material used here in Victoria was wood. In fact it is still very widely used, but today there are many other options that provide attractive style, privacy and security, along with greater durability and much lower maintenance. Things to Consider Before you get attached to one

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07 Jun

Home Exterior Improvement Part 4: Garage Doors

Home Exterior Improvement Part 1: Clean Up Your Yard Home Exterior Improvement Part 2: Small Things Home Exterior Improvement Part 3: Doors and Windows Home Exterior Improvement Part 4: Garage Doors Being that we are a garage door and gate company here in Victoria, we would be remiss not to mention the impact that garage

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26 May

Inspecting Your Garage Doors

In previous articles, we discussed ways to make the exterior of your home look nicer, for your own enjoyment and/or to improve the appearance of your home for resale. We looked at garage doors and the 2 options of replacement or re-finishing. How do we really know if our older garage doors are still in

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17 May

Home Exterior Improvement Part 3: Doors and Windows

Home Exterior Improvement Part 1: Clean Up Your Yard Home Exterior Improvement Part 2: Small Things Home Exterior Improvement Part 3: Doors and Windows Home Exterior Improvement Part 4: Garage Doors Updating your doors and windows is a task which can bring you number of benefits. Whether you choose to completely replace your doors and

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