Will A Roller Door Add Value To Your Garage Or Home?

There are a couple of different types of garage doors that you can install at your home. There are sectional, side to side, side hinged, tilt-up and what are called ‘roller garage doors’. Each one of these is designed in a specific way to create the best appeal, convenience level, and can be sized to fit your particular opening. In regard to the value of your home, or even your garage, the garage door that you choose can either add or subtract value. Here are the reasons why a roller door will add value to your home. Why Roller Doors Are Popular? Roller doors are perhaps the most popular and over the last ten years or so, they have been the most common. Decades ago, tilt up garage doors tended...
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The Four Most Common Garage Conversion Questions

Garage conversions can be an excellent, cost effective way to create additional living space without the hassle of giving up space somewhere else. Common Questions 1. Will I need planning permission?This depends on whether or not you seek to extend the external area of the garage. If not, the conversion will typically be covered under ‘permitted development rights’ (PDR). 2. Where do I start?Once a planning permission is acquired or work is allowed under PDR, then it would be best to consult a building surveyor, architect or structural engineer to help design your conversion plans. 3. Does a garage conversion add property value?Typically, yes. Anything that improves and creates additional living space to your home will add value. You just need to ensure your project is properly planned, managed and...
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Maintaining Your Garage Door

To ensure you are prolonging the life of your garage door and helping it keep your valuables secure, it is best to perform a few simple tasks. Regardless of whether your garage is used to store less-used items, a vehicle or as extra living space it is paramount that keep your garage door in great shape so that it can provide the much-needed protection it should. • Inspect all the moving parts for cleanliness, including springs, cables, rollers, track and even the lock. Keeping these areas clean and free of debris will help keep them working properly. • Inspect the moving parts for any wear and tear. If there are signs of damage, make repairs before the door is used again. Minor repairs could possibly be done if you are...
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What Are Mechanical Bearings Used For?

If you are using any type of equipment, especially large equipment, it will likely have multiple bearings to make it function. If you are not sure when the bearing is, it is simply a circular component, comprised of an inner and outer layer with ball bearings inside. These are often referred to as sprockets, yet bearings are very different because of the ball bearings that can assist in the rotation of different elements of the machine. If they are properly lubricated, they can ensure the total functionality of any piece of equipment for what could be months or even years into the future. Here is why many machines are built with mechanical bearings. Understanding What A Bearing Is A bearing is, at a basic level, a machine element. It is...
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How to Repaint Your Garage Door

Over time your garage door paint fades, chips and degrades, making it look run-down and also making it vulnerable to rust. If your garage door is looking rough and needs a repaint, here is how to do it… 1. Prepare the door by first sanding it down with coarse sandpaper or a wire brush. 2. Wash the door with water and diluted detergent to remove any dust, dirt and grease. Then allow door to fully dry. 3. When painting outdoors, ensure the temperature is between 8°C and 25°C to optimise paint performance. 4. Before painting, ensure the ground and surrounding area is protected with a paint sheet or newspaper to catch drips or spills. 5. Start by opening the garage door and painting the edges which are not visible when...
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