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Small Home Changes Can Improve Your Family's Health

My husband and I both suffer from allergies and asthma and, unfortunately, two of our children inherited our health problems. Living with both can be a struggle, but we take every step we can to keep our family healthy. One spring, when our seasonal allergies were especially bad, we decided to finally have our carpeting replaced with natural tile flooring and that was a great decision. Even though it seemed like we vacuumed constantly, I guess our carpets harbored more dust and mites than we ever expected! Since then, we have invested in other upgrades to improve our family's health, including antimicrobial kitchen counter tops. I enjoy helping others, so I decided to start a blog to share what we have learned about home upgrades and renovations. I plan to post on a variety of topics, so there will be something of interest to everyone!

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Four Key Indicators That You Should Have Your Home's Garage Door Replaced

The garage door of a residence is important for offering both convenience and efficiency. You need to have your garage door replaced when necessary to ensure minimal utility bills and optimal convenience in your home.

The following are four key indicators that should show you that you need to have your garage door replaced to get as much as you can out of home ownership:

Your garage door has experienced visible damage after inclement weather.

Winter season storms can be especially hard on garage doors. If your garage door's mechanical parts aren't functioning well or fitting together properly after extremely low winter temperatures, it may be time to have your garage door replaced.

Extreme temperatures can cause freeze-thaw damage to garage door components. If this past winter has created damage hazards for your garage door, have your garage door inspected and replaced if necessary.

Your garage door is not opening and closing as it should.

Over time, the electrical mechanisms that open and close your garage door can wear out and start to malfunction. At the same time, you need to be confident that your garage door will reliably open and close as necessary to ensure HVAC efficiency in your home and keep out unconditioned air.

Check to see that your garage door opener is functioning reliably. If you notice a malfunction, complete replacement may be necessary to ensure reliable opening and closing.

Your garage door is no longer adequate for the needs of your household.

Households sometimes experience needs changes like the purchase of a new vehicle or the expansion of an existing garage that require garage door replacement.

If your existing garage door is no longer adequate for your needs, you should have a replacement installed to ensure convenience and efficiency in your home. 

You're experiencing HVAC expenses in your home that you find unreasonable.

One of the frequently overlooked functions of a garage door is helping to insulate a home and keep exterior air from penetrating a home's interior.

If your HVAC bills are out of control and you find it hard to condition your interior air for comfort, your garage door may be the problem. You can have your existing garage door inspected for efficiency and insulation capabilities.

Replacing your existing garage door with a newer, more efficient model could go a long way in reducing your utility bills and thereby saving your household money throughout the year.