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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An Effective Way Of Insulating A Garage Door

Insulating a garage door is an effective way of keeping the inside area of a garage warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The main reason many people insulate their garage door is because they spend a lot of time in it, so it makes sense that it should be kept at comfortable temperatures. An effective way of insulating a garage door is by using foil-faced foam panels. These are designed to be inserted into the door itself, adding a much needed layer of heat insulation. Installing The Foam Panels The first step is to measure each panel frame on the garage door, then add approximately 1 inch to the shorter dimensions and cut the foil-faced foam board into the rectangles. The extra height of the rectangle will allow...
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Using Garage Door Bracing Systems

When extreme weather conditions hit a home, the garage door is one of the largest and weakest openings. Fortunately it’s possible to secure the garage door with a garage door bracing system, strengthening it in the event of storms and heavy winds. Garage door bracing systems make use of vertical braces which can secure a horizontally seamed door to the garage floor and ceiling. The systems are designed so they can be installed on the inside of any kind of garage door. They are also temporary, installed in preparation for  extreme weather and removed afterwards. Before installing a door brace it’s important to inspect the track of the garage door, to ensure that it’s securely anchored to the wall. If it is attached to wood, it should use heavy wood bolts...
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Making The Most Of Garage Support Pillars

Within some garages, particularly long garage formats the roof has to be internally supported using pillars. These support pillars add structural strength to the garage building, and add a feature to the garage which offers a range of potential benefits. Since indoor pillars are placed in a pattern within the garage space, they can be used to help divide a garage into sections. Attaching dividers between pillars can assist this visually and can be especially useful for those who use the garage for business means. It’s important to consider the hazards of support pillars as well, especially when vehicles are being driven in and out of a garage on a regular basis. It goes without saying that if a car knocks into a pillar there could be major structural damage...
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