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Guests Coming for Thanksgiving? Ways To Dress Up Your Garage

Garages are a prominent part of most homes, so the appearance of the garage affects the appearance of the rest of the house. If your garage is poorly maintained, this can affect the appearance of your entire house.

It’s important for your home to look its best when guests come to visit for holidays like Thanksgiving. The following tips can make your garage look more attractive and can help you get your garage in the spirit of the season.

Clean the Garage Exterior

Clean your garage exterior by spraying it down with a strong jet of water from a hose. Then, scrub the surface of the garage with a scrub brush and soapy water. Scrub hard at dirty spots.

If you need to clean your garage door with bleach, use oxygenated bleach instead of chlorine bleach, as this will be less damaging to nearby landscaping. When you’re finished scrubbing, spray your garage again with a strong jet of water from a hose to rinse.

wreath with red bow tie hung next to garage door

Decorate With A Wreath

Hang a wreath on your garage. To avoid doing damage to your garage door, place a hook on the frame above the garage door, then dangle the wreath from a rope on the frame, rather than trying to insert a nail into your garage door.

Note that if you decorate your garage door with a wreath, you likely won’t be able to open your garage door. If you use your door regularly, consider hanging holiday lights instead.

Hang Holiday Lights

Hang holiday lights around the frame rather than on the door itself. To do this, attach clips to your garage door frame, rather than trying to insert nails into the wood.

Clean Garage Gutters

Clogged gutters around your garage can cause water to overflow around your garage door every time it rains. For appearances and to maintain the proper function of your garage, clean the gutters before your company arrives.

To clean your gutters, get on a ladder with a bucket and a small hand shovel to remove the debris. If you can’t do this safely, hire a gutter cleaner to get the job done for you.

Clear Debris from Area Around Garage

Clear any debris around your garage, including any dead plants or landscaping debris that may be in the gardening beds leftover from the summer. You may need to pull weeds and then haul away the landscaping debris. When you’re finished, sweep the driveway and pathways, and get rid of the debris in a trash bin.

Contact Your Garage Door Repair Person

Are you trying to dress up your garage before the guests arrive? Get your garage door in good repair! Contact the professionals at Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City. Call today to make an appointment for a tune-up or repair.

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The Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City
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Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
2022-09-13
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
2022-06-29
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
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Sandy Molleda Molleda
2022-03-22
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
2022-01-28
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.
Julie Franco
Julie Franco
2021-08-24
Excellent and always count on them. Take care of you right away. I will always recommend them.
Tiffany Sbriglio
Tiffany Sbriglio
2021-07-31
I had called overhead doors because there was something wrong with my door. I had no clue what was wrong. The door technician they sent out was Amazing. He was fast pace,clean,organized and also showed/told me what all he was doing. Derick S. Is the reason why I will keep going back to them. He made sure he cleaned up his mess before leaving, he really went above and beyond. Request Derick for your service.

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