In the early days of automobiles, drivers would store their cars in their carriage houses—next to their horses. Times have certainly changed, as garages now are an integral part of modern homes. Carriage houses usually had doors that swung outwards, which was inconvenient for drivers as well as impractical when there was snow on the ground. The overhead garage door was invented in 1921 by C.G. Johnson, who also invented the electric garage door opener five years later. Automatic garage door openers came into popular use in the 1970s, allowing drivers to avoid dealing with inclement weather and heavy garage doors. Take a look at this infographic from the experts in garage door repairs in Jacksonville to see how garage doors evolved over time. Please share with your friends and neighbors!