Why You Should Not Change a Garage Door Spring Yourself

Has your garage door spring been squeaking even after you have oiled it with a silicon lubricant? If so, that is a good sign that your garage door spring or springs may need replacing. There are two different types of garage door springs, torsion and extension. These springs are wound very tightly to ensure proper garage door movement. If a spring were to snap with someone close by, they have the potential for causing serious harm and injury. Because of this, it is very important that a garage door professional deals with any spring issues as they can do so safely. By calling a professional, they would make sure that they can fit the correct size of spring and ensure that the spring is at the correct tension. They will...
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How to Insulate a Garage Door Yourself

It is quite obvious that the temperature of any normal garage, will typically be at the mercy of the weather outside. In the winter months especially, garages can be quite cold, so if you have been considering how to keep your garage a bit warmer so that you could be more comfortable whilst working or utilising this space, one way could be to insulate your garage door yourself. There are several options, like DIY insulation kits that you can put up, to improve the thermal efficiency of your garage. Three common types of garage door insulation are Polystyrene foam, panel insulation and reflective foil insulation. It is important for whatever insulation you use, that it is lightweight, so as not to impede the operation of the garage door or electric...
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Deliver safety & privacy to your driveway

Driveway gates are a great way to provide improved security when you want to keep people out. There are many benefits of driveway gates, including: aesthetic appeal, safety, and the convenience of automatic operation. Let’s look at some more details about this topic! Do you want to keep your driveway private? Driveway gates are the perfect way to do that. They offer more security and help protect your home from intruders. It’s easy to install them on both new and existing driveways. Driveway gates are also a great way to provide improved security when you want to keep people out. There are many benefits of driveway gates, including: aesthetic appeal, safety, and the convenience of automatic operation. Let’s take a look at some more details about this topic. Among the...
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Hormann Canopy vs. Retractable Up & Over’s

Hormann up and over garage doors are a reliable and secure choice that consist of two main categories and functionality. There is the Canopy gear and the retractable gear which determines the operating mechanism for how the garage door panel opens and closes. They both have their pro and cons, so it is good to understand more about them before making a choice. Hormann Canopy Up & Over The name ‘Canopy’ is derived from how the garage door appears whilst fully open, as it protrudes around a third of its length, from the sub-frame, to form a ‘canopy’. This type of up and over is the easiest garage door opening mechanism to install and gives a maximum drive-through width when open. The garage door panel is balanced and assisted by...
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Garage Security Tips

Garages have evolved into incredibly versatile spaces that can be used as extra living area, gyms or offices spaces. Of course, they are still commonly used to store lesser used items or vehicles. Either way, they can contain highly valuable items that need to be protected. This is especially true if the garage provides entry into your home. So as to keep your valuables or family as safe as possible, here are a few ways to improve garage security. Home Security systems are a great deterrent for theft, especially when advertised on the exterior of your home. Many systems do not include the garage but this should not be excluded. Motion detectors and also exterior motion-operated lights are an additional way to keep your property safe and less appealing to...
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