Choosing the right garage door style for your home

There are so many different types of garage doors nowadays, from roller shutters to round the corner, glass, sectional doors, timber, up and over and side-hinged among many others, whilst access can be provided by a remote control too. The changes in the garage door industry over the last decade or so has certainly made it a lot more difficult to choose the right garage door for your home, but having more options is good news in our eyes. With so many different types, operating systems and automation possibilities to consider, you’ll naturally start asking yourself more questions when you’re looking for a garage door, such as: What colour do I want? What size do I need? What material would be best to protect my home? Do I need electric...
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Top Tips For Installing Garage Doors

If you plan on installing a new garage door by yourself, it’s recommended that two people carry out the job so that it can be done safely. Before fitting the door make sure you have a drill and driver bit kit with fixings as well as a step ladder, all positioned nearby so you are ready to fix the door. When fitting, have one person on either side of the door so it can be lifted up more easily. When fixing the door to the runners and wall make sure that the distance is equal past each reveal, checking again before fixing it permanently. If you spot a loose fixing, remove the screw fixing, insert a brown raw plug and re-fix the door. When the door is delivered the door specialist...
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Using Florescent Lights Inside The Garage

Florescent lights are popular lighting solution for lighting a garage space, and are a fantastic choice if you use your garage as a workshop of for car parking and storage. They are widely available from most garage hardware retailers and at very affordable prices. Here’s why they are a recommended choice. Florescent lights provide wide area illumination that is designed to make up for the lack of daylight inside enclosed spaces. They are favoured for their reliability as well as their high energy efficiency, wrap around florescent fixtures are especially well-suited for garage spaces, evenly lighting the area even if there are vehicles present. Florescent lights are also recommended if you are on a budget, as they are far more cost-effective compared to other lighting alternatives. Upgraded versions of florescent lights are also...
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When And How Should a Metal Garage Door Be Painted

Garage doors should be repainted around every 15 years to keep them looking in top condition. After this time the paint on the garage door will start to deteriorate and rust will begin to form on the exposed metal sections. Making repainting a garage door important for the structural health of the door, as well as for aesthetics. Metal garage doors are different to wooden and fiberglass doors, both when they should be repainted and how they need to be maintained. Because metal doors build up rust over time, this will need to be sanded down and treated with rust remover before any kind of painting can be carried out. Removing rust is also an important part of the general maintenance of a metal garage door. When repainting the door, a primer...
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Using Garage Door Support Brackets

Sometimes a standard garage door is not fitted with strong enough brackets to keep it from buckling under certain conditions. This can be especially true for garage doors that contend with a lot of heavy wind and rain, which can test even high quality factory installed brackets holding the door in place. Fortunately almost all garage doors can be fitted with garage door support brackets. These are replacement parts that are fitted to an existing door, giving it greater strength and durability. Brackets like these are intended to completely replace the old ones, and can be fitted relatively easily using just standard household tools. Typically, door support brackets are made from galvanized steel which allows for greater durability and rust resistance. Replacement brackets are also adjustable, to accommodate most garage door openers whilst maintaining...
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