DIY Garage Door Floor Refinishing

In every home, the garage door, while functional, doesn’t get a lot of attention as far as appearance. We find that the most energy people put into their home design doesn’t fall into the garage door category. We are bias! At K and B Doors, we pride ourselves on beautiful and functional garage doors. While we may be passionate about a great garage door, we love to see people taking care of their garages in general. Since a garage door takes up a large portion of your homes space, why wouldn’t you spend a little time making it easy on the eyes!

One way to spruce up your garage is by refinishing the flooring. It is safe to say that most homes, when bought, come with a standard cement flooring in the garage, nothing special. Until now! We have a step by step transformation of a plain garage door floor, into something exciting and beautiful.

First things first, you will need to clean your garage door floor so no items remain in the way. Yes, that means, all soccer balls, stray screws, and random old helmets, need to be cleaned up and moved out of the garage. (Trust me, this will make your life WAY easier!) Once the materials in your garage are cleaned, it is important to now clean any old residue and debris. (Sweep any dust, and hose any extra dirt off)

Garage Door Refinishing Since paint and epoxy alone won’t bond to a concrete surface — the concrete needs to be etched.  To do so, buy a large watering can and mixed the concentrate featured here, with three quarts of water.  This is an important step, so don’t skimp on the prep work, it will make your floors last and you wont have to double work in the future.

Asking your local hardware store employee about which products they recommend is also a great way to make sure you are getting the right equipment for the job.

Using the watering can, sprinkle the cleaning and etching solution onto the garage floor, letting it sit and permeate for several minutes.  (It’s best to wear rubber boots when you do this because this stuff is toxic.)  refinish garage doors

Once this has been on the garage floor for awhile, we recommend using a stiff floor brush to rub it into the concrete. A little heads up, this is a good work out, so make sure you have the energy once you start this portion of the project! Who thought refinishing your garage door floors could double as a work out!

Concrete garage door flooringAfter this step, rinse your floor with water and let dry overnight for best results. The next part of the project is a two part step. Part A, is the actual concrete paint; the other was Part B, the hardener, which is a type of epoxy. In order for the paint to stick to the concrete, both of these cans had to be mixed together.  Upon mixing, the chemicals in the paint and epoxy activate appropriately so that it’ll adhere to the concrete. Once these are properly mixed, we recommend that you paint your flooring in sections, starting with the corners. Once you have finished the corners (which in our opinion, is the most time consuming portion), you can start painting the rest. Garage flooring with paint chipsUsing an extension rod with a roller makes it easy to paint the floor in rectangular sections. (If you want more texture and dimension, we found that adding color flakes to the epoxy gives it a beautiful finish.)

The end result of refinishing your garage door is incomparable to the original floor. It is classy and unique and it isn’t too strenuous to complete. Only have light foot traffic after 24 hours of your floor drying. Wait a full 72 hours before parking your cars in the garage again.

If you need more information about garage door repairs and replacements,
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Call us for more information, at: (702) 871-0662

Garage Storage Ideas

Pin-Worthy Storage Ideas

Cute Bike Rack Everyone likes convenience and ease when it comes to their garage storage. I don’t think anyway wakes up in the morning and says, “Today, I want a cluttered garage!” So if you are active and love riding bikes, we have a storage solution for you. Using one sleek looking unit on the wall will give you ample space to store other items around your garage. Using a shelf like the one shown above, will give you some space to store smaller items on the top of it. Free up some space and keep your bike safe!

Garage Door StorageAnother option for freeing up some space in your garage is by adding the proper cabinetry. Installing the proper storage units will allow you to keep your tools and miscellaneous items organized.

Along with having great garage door storage, it would be pointless without a functional and properly working garage door. For help with any garage door repairs or replacements, contact us at: (702) 871-0662

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What goes up, must come down…

K and B DoorWe all know the saying, “What goes up, must come down,” except what happens when your garage door goes up and DOESN’T come back down. You may be a do-it-yourselfer, but we recommend not diagnosing the issue without our professional option. When something goes wrong with your garage door, there can be several factors for that need to be considered. If the systemic issue isn’t fixed, it will happen again. Don’t waste your valuable time or additional money, when we work to get things resolved the first time.

We have been Las Vegas Garage Door Experts since 1975! Our experience over the years has allowed us to understand our industry and bring you quality repairs and great savings. Today, we want to present you with some helpful information if you are looking to invest into a new garage door.

First, two great reasons to search for a new garage door would be:

1} The cost to repair an old garage door is greater than replacing it with a new one

2} Looking to enhance your home, potentially increase the property value, or desiring an updated and fresh look

Both are great reasons to invest in a K & B Garage Door! When looking for a new garage door, choose a model from our selections of Wayne Dalton, Sawmill Creek, and Windsor Republic Doors. Once you pick the model you like, schedule an appointment with us, so we can evaluate your style, get dimensions, and figure out a time frame that we can begin the new installation. Make this process fun, and choose a company you can trust!

Visit: K & B DOORS or Call: (702) 871-0662

Garage Storage Tips

Well the season of spring cleaning is upon us! We have seen garage sale signs up because people are cleaning out their extra “clutter.” We know, from experience, that keeping your garage door clean helps with several things in life.

1) A clean garage will help reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed
2) A clean garage will allow more room for your vehicles (keeping them safe and cool)
3) A clean garage door will eliminate crowding and potentially bumping garage door censors

garage door storageThe best way to keep your garage organized and clean is to purchase and install quality storage. This will help alleviate the frustration that comes with finding a place for all of your garage items.  We recommend lining your garage walls with containers and shelves to store any additional garage items that you don’t want to store inside your home. If you have regularly used tools or sporting equipment, leaving them in an open container that is close to the garage entrance door, is your best bet!

Keep your life simple and choose K and B Doors for all of your garage door needs!

Garage Door Trellis Design

 Garage Door Decorations

Garage Door Style

Did you know that it was possible to decorate your garage door? Besides the normal fresh paint job or new glass windows, we have found something beautiful for any home.

If you are looking to add a decorative touch to the outside of your garage door, here is a perfect way to do so. Installing a garage door trellis design will help highlight your beautiful garage.

We believe it’s a big deal to have your home looking visually appealing – but we want to provide our customers with something that works well, too.  We can help you make sure your garage door is functioning properly, in order to make your life as easy as possible! So, if you have small or major garage door repairs we can find a solution. Broken springs, bent garage door tracks, misaligned garage censors – we can repair it! Trust your Las Vegas Garage Door Company!

Contact us to schedule an appointment or to get a quote: (702) 871-0662

Purchasing a New Garage Door

In Need of a New Garage Door?

Having a new, beautiful garage door has many beneficial elements that add to the value of your home. These are some of the benefits; appearance of a house, value of a house, cooling and heating costs, security, insurance benefits.

Houses with new garage doors appeal to people more than do homes with old, outdated, broken, or damaged garage doors. The selection of styles and designs available to you today make it easy to get the look and feel of the new garage doors. It all can be tailored to your taste and style.

New garage doors boost the value of homes. Updated garage doors increase longevity of the doors, lessen maintenance, and generally greater appeal and function. The home will
become easier to sell, should that ever be something you’d like to do.

Most people use the garage doors as their primary entrance and exit. The garage door is the easiest access point to your home. A new garage door can come with a keypad for secure entry, as well as an auto-raise feature from a remote control. These features, together with the obvious sturdier construction of a new garage door, provide an extra layer of security for your house.

With the old doors, comes an insulation problem. What that means is that the cold and hot temperatures that you want to stay inside of your house, don’t. A garage door that escapes heat and cold will cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year. New doors are designed to be tighter, installed properly and have better seals, all to make sure that insulation in your garage in proper.

New garage door improves safety of your home, and so, you can benefit from updating your insurance policy. Home insurance companies look over any improvement you make to your house, let your insurer know that you’ve improved your home.

If you are in need of a new garage door, look no farther. K&B Garage Door has a selection of beautiful doors for you to choose from. Call us at: (702) 871-0662 or visit our Contact Page.

 

Las Vegas Garage Door Repair

Garage Doors K and BK&B Door is proud to provide only the best service. With decades of experience, we strive to offer professional and friendly garage door service. We offer only the best, working with the best manufacturers in the industry, such as; Liftmaster, Genie, Wayne Dalton, Sawmill Creek, and Windsor Republic. We specialize in everything garage door, K&B Door wants to meet your needs in both personal and commercial garage doors, openers, door parts, and repairs.

Maybe you are not shopping for a new door but need garage door repair? Count on us! We offer a wide range of service repair options, minor or major, personal or commercial, we want to help! Our friendly and experienced staff can take care of any problem you may have. We strongly suggest that you don’t try to repair a garage door on your own, no matter how small the repair is, for your safety and proper function, give us a call at (702) 871-0662 or visit our Contact page.

Our services include:

  • Spring Change
  • Gear & Sprocket
  • Cable Replacement
  • Roller Replacement
  • Hinge Replacement
  • Lube & Adjust
  • Safety Eyes
  • Section Replacement
  • Chain Adjustment & Replacement
  • Motor Replacement
  • Spring Tension Roller
  • Track Replacement

One of the benefits of having professionals installing or repairing your garage door is proper insulation. Many people don’t think about the relationship between garage doors and insulation, but a garage door is the biggest opening in your home. If it is not properly installed and insulated, your home’s thermal barrier will be compromised. Our team at K&B Door will make sure that the outside temperatures going into your home is minimal, thus reducing your electric bill. Accurate insulation also helps greatly with outside noise.

 

Garage Door Repairs You Shouldn’t Fix

There are a lot of things you, as a garage door owner, can do to keep the longevity of your door. With any garage door, there will naturally be wear and tear that take place over the years. While there may be some easy fundamental areas you can improve on your garage door, (ex. aligning your sensors), we have a top 5 list of repairs you should never try to fix on your own. We say, “Never,” in order to ensure proper garage door function, but more importantly, to keep you safe.

1) Spring Replacement
If one or more of your garage door springs break, it is important for you to call a professional to repair it. You need specific equipment, and without it, you will put yourself in a very dangerous situation. Don’t risk the chance of getting hurt – call our trained professionals.

2) Panel Replacement
People typically have a misconception when it comes to panel replacements. This repair is more than a cosmetic issue. Once you call us, as your professional garage door repair company, we can spend time diagnosing why the panel became loose in the first place. A repair is only helpful when you get to the root of the issue.

3) Roller Replacement
If your garage door rollers are bent or broken, don’t be overly alarmed. This issue can happen very easily, but should be taken care of right away in order to have your garage door restored and properly functioning. Again, without having assistance from a trained professional, you are merely putting yourself in harms way.

4) Broken Cables
Garage door cables are one of those pieces that must stay in pristine condition in order for your garage door to work properly. Garage door cables are under a lot of pressure and should not be taken as an easy repair. This is specifically a job for a garage door specialist.

5) Bent Tracks
The way your garage door opens and closes is by sliding on garage door tracks. If one of these tracks are bent or broken, your garage door will not open properly. In order to avoid further damage – please call us today.

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Garage Door Parts

Garage Door Parts | K and B Door

With so many moving parts to your garage door, it is no surprise that every once in awhile you will need garage door repairs. From cables, springs, hinges, brackets and tracks, our professional technicians have the skills to diagnose your most intricate garage door problems. We also have the skills to provide practical and affordable garage door solutions.

Even with our ability to provide a wide selection of garage doors, we don’t compromise the safety of installations and repairs. We learn about each of our products in order to best help you choose a new garage door or repair your current door. Let K and B Doors assist you in finding the most suitable garage door for your family and home!

 

Garage Door Parts

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Garage Door Parts and Services

Garage Door Springs   |   Garage Door Parts and Services

Broken Garage Door Spring

Having a garage door means there are several moveable parts in order to make sure it run smoothly. For example, one of the key components to your garage door working is the spring that helps open and close your door. If this piece of equipment were to break, you would know right away. If you are in your garage door, you will hear a loud snap from the spring breaking. But if you are not near the garage when it happens, another tell-tail sign is your garage door will no longer open. If for some reason you find yourself in this situation, take a look at your garage door spring. If it looks like the image above then you need to call us right away in order to get your door functionally properly again. If you have any questions of replacing and repair broken garage door springs, please do not hesitate to call us TODAY: (702) 871-0662

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