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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A Simplified Guide To Keeping Your Garage Door In Good Shape

Keeping your garage door looking good not only ensures you maintain a good degree of kerb appeal; it also means you run into fewer issues, which consequently minimises costly repairs. There are many tips and tricks we can provide you with so that you can keep your garage door looking good and functioning flawlessly. For starters, immediately after installing your door, carefully review the manual so as to understand how it is supposed to operate when in optimal condition. By, understanding the workings of your door, you will be able to easily identify when any part is faulty. Next, carefully inspect your door for common signs of damage such as scrapping on the floor of your garage, chipping on the exterior of the door or visibly broken components. Should you...
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Repainting a Garage Door

Over time weather exposure plus normal usage of a garage door can leave it needing a bit of a freshening up. Tired and rough looking garage doors not only affect the exterior image of your home but can also make the garage seem like a weak point in the home’s security. Chipped and fading paint can also leave the materials below vulnerable to rust and degradation. Repainting will help to prolong the garage doors life, aid the beautification of your home’s exterior and increase the appearance of security. Repainting Steps 1. Prepare the door by sanding it down with coarse sandpaper or a wire brush to remove all of the old paint.2. Once all the old paint is scraped away, you will need to wash the door with water and...
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The Common Types of Garage Doors

There’s no denying that a garage door is one of the essential features of a home in this day and age. Most homeowners are mindful of how their garage looks and tend to buy the right materials to make them more secure, appealing, and insulated. Also, we find it imperative to get a garage door that matches the house and driveway. Garage doors can be categorized by how they function and the materials they utilize. In this read, we are going to look at the various garage doors you can pick from, depending on how you want them to open and operate. The Common Types of Garage Doors Swing Hand Garage Door This is the traditional type of garage door and works like a conventional door. The door is attached...
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