1. How Do I Open My Garage Door During a Power Outage?

    Ever been locked out of your garage during a power outage? Automatic garage door openers are a convenience that we may take for granted - until they’re rendered useless. If your car is stuck in the garage, don’t panic! Follow our steps below to learn how to manually open and close your garage door and read our suggestions to make this disaster a little less stressful. How To Open the Garage Do…Read More

  2. How To Make Your Garage Door More Secure

    There are many factors to consider when it comes to your garage doors. Garage doors increase your home’s value - providing you with an ROI (return on investment) of over 90%. They are an essential part of any home’s curb appeal - garage doors take up about 30% of your home’s facade. Garage doors are also the largest moving part of your home and many homeowners now use the garage door as thei…Read More

  3. Did I Close the Garage Door?

    Did I Close the Garage Door? Have you ever thought to yourself - Did I close the garage door when I left? You may have even driven back home just to double check. You are not alone - we’ve all done it! And an open garage door can pose some pretty serious security risks. A smart garage opener can offer you peace of mind, not to mention added home security and convenience. LiftMaster’s smart ope…Read More

  4. What’s the Best Garage Door Opener?

    If your old garage door opener sounds like an airplane taking off, chances are it’s time to buy a new one. Today’s models of openers are capable of a lot more than their older counterparts, but which model is right for you?  Here’s a closer look at some of the most common garage door openers so that you can decide which works best for your home. The Common Types of Garage Door Openers At TG…Read More

  5. Going Away On Vacation? Invest In A Garage Door Vacation Lock And Other Items To Ensure Your Home Is Safe

    Planning a family getaway in celebration of the holidays? Great! You deserve it. Just remember, however, that before you leave, you take the proper steps to ensure the safety of your home. More specifically, the team at TGS Garages & Doors recommends that you pay special attention to securing your garage door. One of the most effective ways to do this is to invest a garage door vacation lock. …Read More

  6. How To Build An Office In Your Garage

    Individuals who work from home are often viewed as the envy of the bunch; nevertheless, this seemingly beneficial perk can be anything but convenient without the existence of an at-home office environment in which you can be productive. That is why many New Jersey homeowners opt to build an office in their garage. Providing plenty of space and isolation from the rest of a residence, building an of…Read More

  7. How To Tell If Your Garage Door Spring Is Broken

    As the weather gets progressively colder with the arrival of winter, the importance of a properly functioning garage door cannot be underestimated. Heating and insulation, security, and the overall appearance of your home are just a few problems that arise for homeowners when their garage door deteriorates. And while there are several reasons a garage door may break, one of the most common is a br…Read More

  8. Wood Vs. Steel Garage Door: Which Is Right For Your Home?

    Whether you are building new construction, renovating your current home, or sprucing up your property to put it on the market, you may be faced with a dilemma when choosing a garage door: wood or steel? This post will help you learn how to select a garage door that is ideal for your unique situation, based on a number of important criteria. At TGS Garages and Doors, we have the expertise to help y…Read More

  9. 5 Reasons For Garage Door Spring Failure

    Garage door spring failure. Most New Jersey residents don't worry too much about this common problem until their garage door stops working. Once that time comes, however, it's all anyone can think about. And it's one of the reasons the team at TGS Garages & Doors receives so many requests for garage door repair throughout the year. When confronted with garage door spring failure, it's best to…Read More

  10. Garage Door Troubleshooting for Homeowners

    When your garage door stops working properly, you no longer have the protection and peace of mind that a garage door offers. You also may be worried that there's a serious underlying issue and you'll need to have your garage door repaired or replaced. Not to worry, at TGS Garages & Doors, we can help you with any issues, big or small. We can even help you with garage door troubleshooting. Here…Read More

  11. 5 Garage Door Maintenance Tips to Avoid Costly Repairs

    A quality garage door can last for years without you having to invest in expensive repairs or replacement – as long as you are taking care of your garage door with regular maintenance. The reality is, there are quite a few components that make up your doors, from the track and pulley to the hardware details. Over time, as all these parts are subject to wind, moisture, temperature changes, and we…Read More

  12. A Guide To Carriage Garage Door Styles

    Buying a garage door is a thoroughly complicated task—no doubt, it can be quite daunting to get your head around all of the information needed to make an informed decision. While there are different options available, carriage garage doors remain one of the most popular choices among homeowners—aesthetically, as well as functionally. Here, we’re discussing all you need to know about the carr…Read More

  13. 3 Reasons to Secure Your NJ Home With A Hurricane-Rated Garage Door

    With the prevalence of severe storms in the area, many New Jersey residents are choosing to have a hurricane-rated garage door instead of a standard style. Installing a wind-resistant, quality garage door offers benefits that go far beyond enhanced security and value. A garage door that can stand up to the worst that nature can throw at it offers peace of mind. Let's examine the benefits of instal…Read More

  14. Faulty Garage Door Opener: When To Repair And When To Replace

    Your garage door opener is essential for providing access to your garage as well as the rest of your home. Needless to say, when this device isn't working properly, it poses a significant inconvenience, and begs this important question: Should you repair or replace your garage door opener? The answer depends on the specific problem you are experiencing. Whether you need a full replacement or a sim…Read More

  15. How To Maintain The Life Expectancy Of A Garage Door

    If you're like most homeowners in New Jersey, you use your garage door as the main entry point into your house. However, opening and closing your garage door multiple times a day causes wear and tear to the opener motor, torsion springs, and the door itself. TGS, a premier garage door company in NJ, can help with the ongoing garage door maintenance you need to keep it functioning properly for as l…Read More