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4 signs that it’s time to replace your old garage door

Jan 20, 2017

Opening and closing multiple times a day, shielding your home and valuables from severe weather, or just old age can do a number on a reliable garage door.  It’s very easy to take a garage door for granted and often they go underappreciated until they start to show signs of wear and tear. The team […]

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Upgrade your Door in 2017

Dec 22, 2016

Have you found that your garage door deserves a transformation? Being the largest moving object in your home, shouldn’t you give it more attention? Updating your garage door is a smart investment, it adds curb appeal and architectural beauty, while making a great first impression of your home. Check out our tips on what to […]

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Garage Door Christmas Decorations: A How-To Guide

Dec 08, 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around your neighborhood. Wreaths are on the doors, reindeer are in the yard and the guy across the street just spent three days outlining his house in little white lights. Nothing says “holidays” like decorating your home, but let’s be honest — these days, most people don’t […]

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6 Multimillion Dollar Companies That Started in a Garage

Nov 22, 2016

When you think of the uses of a garage, what comes to mind? Do you think of a place to store your car, or space where you save the pool floaties, bicycles and soccer balls from the hot sun? Or maybe it’s the part of your home that opens up to welcome you after a […]

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Tips and Tricks for Organizing your Garage

Nov 16, 2016

A garage is often the place where something goes if you don’t know what else to do with it. As a result, garages can become cluttered. Organizing your garage can help reduce clutter and create an orderly space. Your garage will be neat, and you’ll be able to find all your treasured possessions. Here are […]

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What does your garage door tell your neighbor?

Nov 12, 2016

Although we are told not to judge a book by its cover, we do. Our homes are often reflections of ourselves, and how we decorate them sends a message about who we are to those around us, like our neighbors. Most people rarely pay attention to their own garage doors, often overlooking the important signals […]

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Selecting the Right Garage Door Company

Nov 07, 2016

Finding the right garage door company is critical and can be challenging. In a recent interview, owner Nick Banko provides valuable advice and tips to help you make the best decision possible, while avoiding surprises or being overcharged for garage door service and spring repair. Check it out to learn more about what to look […]

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Enter if you dare!

Oct 17, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner and when it comes to making your house look spooky, the garage is one area that’s not always fully taken advantage of! Check out a few ways to decorate your home and keep trick-or-treaters shivering with fear Add a Halloween Garage Door Cover Look for a decal or garage […]

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Is your garage a firetrap?

Oct 09, 2016

Did you know that in the US, there are on average 6,600 residential garage fires every year? According to the USFA (U.S. Fire Administration), this results in 30 deaths, 400 injuries and over $457 million in property loss per year. At Banko, we want to educate our customers on the importance of fire prevention in your […]

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Is it time to Retire Your Garage Door & Opener?

Sep 27, 2016

An old garage door can be a bit of a hassle to deal with on a daily basis. The door might get stuck while opening or closing, the garage door remote may refuse to cooperate, and squeaky squeals may be a reality. Not only can an old garage door be difficult, but if its not […]

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How To Open a Garage Door Manually

Sep 13, 2016

Modern garage doors are designed for safety and convenience. But, when the power is out, or if your garage door is otherwise inoperable, convenience goes out the window. When your automatic garage door opener doesn’t work, that doesn’t mean you can’t gain access to your garage. Most all garage doors can be opened manually if […]

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How To Open a Garage Door with a Broken Spring

Sep 06, 2016

Your garage door’s springs are its most important parts. If you’ve ever wondered what makes such a heavy piece of equipment go up and down so smoothly, easily and quietly, it’s because of the power of these springs. Given the amount of heavy lifting these springs do, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they are […]

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