NBA NFL NHL Transform your Garage Door into a mancave

The new NBA deal has rocked the city this morning. DeMar Derozan has been traded with Kawhi Leanard. Based on sport’s net Michael Grange “DeRozan wanted to be a Raptor for life and did nearly everything possible to prove that commitment on the floor, where you could always find him given his status as a modern-day NBA ironman”. However the game was not as loyal to him. While looking forward to one of the best players in the MBA, the six is also hurting. What do sports have to do with garage doors though? Well to be truthful nothing directly, but we hope that in this article we can help you transform your garage doors into a comfortable man cave so you never miss a Raptors game or any sports game. Ready to create a getaway within your home, refer to the guide below to create the perfect garage door:


  1. Clean out your garage
  • Take out all the clutter in your garage. It’s okay work hard now and play later. Start with a blank canvas so that you can rearrange the space into anything you want. For the things you don’t need you can try to sell in a garage sale or get rid of otherwise.
  1. Make sure your garage door is insulated
  • Insulation is important, considering it gets pretty cold in Canada. For football Sunday or evening basketball you must have an insulated garage door.
  1. Choose a theme
  • Having a theme or idea in mind will make it easier to achieve the man cave of your dream. Whether you want carpet, tiles or hardwood, or prefer to keep the current concrete is up to you.
  1. Pull out sofa
  • For those nights your partner is mad at you or long sports night, its beneficial to have a pullout couch.
  1. Mini Bar
  • how about a nice fridge for all those beer to get you through these stressfully sports games? Here at Smartek we think its always a good idea after a long day of work. 

Last Minute Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas

Today is a special day. Not only do we have some sunshine in the GTA region but we also have a big celebration; Its Mothers Day Weekend!

Ofcourse most mothers love jewlery and shiny things, and you can never go wrong with some flowers and a fancy “overpriced”  box of chocolates. But if you really want to impress the mothers in your life why not go beyond these average gifts? Why not do something she will “really” appreciate?
We put  together some ideas to make sure you impress the strong women in your life:
1. Clean up the garage
Gifts don’t always have to be tangible you know? While cleaning you are literally breaking a sweat for your mom wife or significant other. You are saving her time and effort. Not only is it something that she wont be expecting but it will be appreciated.
You can also get creative and get shelve and organization units to make sure the garage is exactly to her taste.
Get her a Garage Door Opener
In this day and age we want things to be easy and simple, things like opening a garage door should not take so much effort. That’s why getting an automatic garage door opener is a gift she’ll be thankful for every time she gets in and put from the garage.
For openers you have two options a chain or belt drive opener. The main difference Is that the latter tends to be much quieter. So if you have a room directly above or ajasent to your garage door it is highly recommended you install a belt opener.
Change her garage door
Now you have to be careful with this one. This should be a collaborative effort to endure that the new garage door is exactly her desired taste. If she mentibed changing the garage door, this would be a good time to go through with it. Of course you are covering the costs so dont even try to get around that.
Garage Doors come in different material,styles, colors and insulation. Our garage door experts can help you customize the perfect door that fits your vision and budget.
Now you are struggling to find a gift that shows how much you appreciate all the hard work the mothers in your life do. But that’s okay always remember that the best gift is being there. Celebrate your mother or the mother’s in your life every day.

Garage Treasures- How to Have a Fun and Productive Garage Sale

With the sunshine out, It is time for spring cleaning, and spring cleaning means throwing out a lot of things. But as the saying goes, one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure, so why throw away things that you might otherwise sell in a garage sale?

While doing your spring cleaning this year, don’t forget your garage. It might hold a lot of things that you may have forgotten about and don’t need. Having a  garage sale is a fun way of getting rid of things you don’t need while making some money.

We have put together some tips to have a fun and successful garage sale:

1. While cleaning throw less and keep more

Things that are of no use to you could be of use to your neighbour down the street, or other passersbys when you do a garage sale. Therefore, the first step of a successful garage sale is having things to sell. The more things you have to sell the more fun it will be, and the more cash you will make.

2.    Good Weather

The weather is still unpredictable and to ensure the maximum amount of fun during your garage sale make sure you check the weather forecast for a sunny day. Also, keep in mind that weekends might be better in attracting more people, since many tend to be free.

3.   Promote

Now that you have the things and the date set, it is time to talk to your neighbours and promote your garage door sales. You can also choose to hang posters on other streets nearby. Social media is also another way to go, you can reach most of your friends and family through a single post.

4. Give away what’s left

–      By the end of your garage door, if you find yourself left with a lot of things, start giving them out for free. You would be surprised as to how many people will take things they don’t need just because they’re offered for free. Plus it would save you time cleaning up

Most importantly have fun, it’s a two bird in one stone kind of situation, cleaning and having fun. From the Smartek Garage Door Family we wish you a warm and fun spring season.


Spring into Action and Repair your Garage Door

With spring around the corner, it is time for you to spring into action and repair or replace your garage door.

So you have been putting off your garage door repair for a while now. It is no surprise that the cold winter days can deter us from doing productive and necessary things around the house. Now the sun is peaking out and the wind is getting warmer, your excuse of the cold is slowly becoming invalid.

With Spring around the corner, it is the perfect time to do garage door maintenance repairs and even replacement. The long winter days are very harsh on your garage door and  hardware . Accordingly, garage door tune-ups are recommended after the end of the winter season, to ensure everything is operating safely. While cleaning your garage door or writing down a to-do list for the spring, don’t forget to also confirm that your garage door is functional and safe. If you don’t know what to look for in checking for the proper operation of your garage door, call one of our technicians who will be happy to assist you.

An important part of your garage door that you might consider replacing is your spring. This is a fundamental counterbalance system part of your garage door. And while it might not be broken, your garage door spring might have lost its strength over the years and especially after the harsh winter season. When it comes to replacing a spring do not try it yourself. While DIY projects are often fun and they can save you money, doing major changes on your garage door system without any experience or qualification could be fatal. Our technician will ensure that the job is done safely and fits your time and budget.

Another reason to add garage door maintenance and repair to your spring to do list is the many seasonal promotions. In celebration of the sunshine and our customers spring is a special time for us to give back, which is why we have many promotions that can save you money on your garage door repairs. Call or email for the latest promotions  and let us help you spring into you action. Smartek’s technicians are trained to identify problems and most importantly in preventative care. That is identify potential problems at an early stage that otherwise would cost you must more once they escalate.

This is the season of cleaning and renewal, it’s the season to get things in order and enjoy the sunshine. Take the first step and contact us for a thorough breakdown of the operational performance  of your garage door today.



New Year New Garage Door Resolution

I know it is hard to believe that 2018 is just around the corner. It seems like just yesterday we were still making our 2017 new year resolutions. But let’s be fair 2017 has brought with it many distractions ranging from presidential inauguration to the bitcoin frenzy, to the upcoming Kardashian baby boom. This has made it hard to keep track let alone accomplish all of our new year’s resolution for 2017. Take it easy on your self because 2018 is a chance to catch up on the missed and forgotten promises and perhaps make some room for new ones.  Among the many goals you wish to accomplish, like spiritual, financial, and health goals don’t forget your property and in particular your garage door needs.

Here are a few resolutions from the Smartek team for your Garage Door.

Don’t Drive into the Poor Door 

so you’ve had a long day at work and not enough caffeine to get you through it, you just want to get home, have a nice meal, watch some comedy, and get a good nights sleep. Before you do all that you pull into your driveway and are trying to reverse park your car into the garage, you know you pressed the button to open the door and therefore you don’t bother to look over your shoulder to confirm that the door is open all the way, and so you reverse… BANG.. and the nightmare continues… that is not the noise you want to hear after a long day. So why not make a resolution to save you both car and garage door repair costs. Vow to yourself that you will not backup until you are certain the garage door is open all the way, even if it involves looking over your shoulder or getting out of the car.

Get a Maintenance Check   

More often than not our garage doors become the most neglected part of our house. This is despite its importance to the curb appeal and to the value of the property. A good new years resolution is getting regular maintenance checks for your garage doors. At Smartek we offer affordable packages to ensure that your garage door and all the hardware is functioning properly. A diagnostic check will give you a chance to change any defected hardware before the problem gets more serious and therefore more expensive. Call one of your qualified technicians today to ensure that your garage door is functioning properly. Do not wait for a problem to happen as that can cost you a lot more.  

Leaping Infront of your Sensor

Seriously, this habit has to stop. Despite the technological advancements and the ability of your sensors to detect moving objects, there has been glitches and defects that have lead to serious injuries. Moving under your garage door while it is opening and closing is dangerous and has previously lead to people being trapped under the door and in some unfortunate cases, to fatal injuries. The way you can prevent this for both your and your children is not to move under the garage door while it is in operation.

Perhaps among your resolutions this year is taking care if your garage door. The thing is with garage doors keeping their hardware maintained and up to date will, in turn, keep you happy. Whether you have ideas of renovating the space, installing a new opener, changing the style and color of your garage door we have the right tools and people to get the job done. 

we wish you all a happy new year and hope you allow our experts to accomplish your garage door new years resolutions.

Broken Garage Door Spring? Are you Thinking of Repairing Your Garage Door Spring on Your Own? Here’s Why You Should not

In a time and age where DIY projects are popular in many aspects of our daily lives, this trend is dangerous if it spreads to repairs and installation of your garage door.

Garage door issues such as broken springs are often underestimated in the amount of time, effort, and danger they pose, this is why you should count on qualified technicians for your garage door needs.

When you notice your garage spring broken, you might wonder if perhaps fixing it yourself is a good idea, but here’s why we strongly advise against it.

Remember that all the garage door parts are interconnected. The mechanisms of your garage door are under extreme tension that’s due to the weight of the door. The springs secure the counterweight system, which is connected to the hinge, the lifting cable and to the steel shaft around the spring. Now you can imagine that trying to lift the bottom hinge is equivalent to lifting the entire weight of the door which ranges from over 120 lb for a single garage door and 220 lb for a double garage door. One wrong move and you can severely injure yourself.

Also as part of your reasoning why you should do the repair, you might think that your door opener will hold the weight of the door. But remember garage door openers are meant to substitute human action of lifting a door open, and therefore they are not designed to hold a heavy weight.

As a rule of thumb all repairs involving your garage door require the experience and expertise of qualified technicians, which is what we offer at Smartek Garage Doors.

Our technicians have the right skills and tools to do the job and accommodate for both your budget and your time.

So why do it yourself while you can call us at (647) 447-3121 and well do it for you and save you the hassle !!