How secure are electric garage doors?

The security of your electric garage door depends on the make and model of the door chosen, with some models reducing the security of the door over a manually operated one. An electrically operated door relies on the locking mechanism to being engaged to secure the door. Unfortunately, for some budget electrical doors, the locking mechanism can be disengaged easily. Electrical garage doors that offer physical, mechanical locking, even in a power failure, offer much greater security. You can add an electrical operating unit to your existing garage door, giving you the option to manually open the door or open it at the press of a button.  For this to happen, the garage door must be in perfect working order and fitted correctly. When purchasing any automated garage door, ensure...
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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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What is a Garador sectional door?

Garador sectional garage doors are the best engineered on the market boasting excellent thermal insulation. The durable seals helps maintain a sound and insulated door. They have two types of garage doors. One is the Premium, and it has a thick double skin steel section that is evenly filled with CFC-free PU foam. It is good for garages and workshops where you want insulation. The other type is the Classic range, which has single skinned steel for a lower price. A sectional garage door is made up of separate sections rather than a single panel; they rise vertically with no loss of driveway space in front of the garage, and provide full opening drive through width, giving extra room for wider vehicles such as 4x4s and MPVs. Why are sectional...
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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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Benefits of fast action doors and work efficiency

The use of fast action doors which quickly open and close is becoming more prevalent in many industries. The benefits these types of doors offer can assist employers to maximise the efficiency of their warehouse operations while reducing the possibility of costly accidents. What Are Fast Action Doors? Fast action doors are a specific type of rolling shutter door that includes panels that slide horizontally rather than vertically, as with some other rolling shutter doors. These horizontal panels move sideways very rapidly, allowing for much more efficient loading and unloading without raising dust or trapping workers on either side of the door. Fast action doors are also sometimes referred to as roller shutters or sliding sashes. For many decades, roller shutters have been used to protect buildings from fires and...
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