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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Making Sure Roller Doors Are Secure

Security is often a common big issue with roller doors and many do have a weak point. This is usually because they can lack proper mechanisms at the top of the curtain to sufficiently keep the door secure and prevent a forced opening from the bottom. However, there are certain types of roller doors that get around this issue due to their better design. An example of this are the double skinned aluminium roller doors. These are generally more secure with the SWS Seceuroglide Excel aluminium roller door maintaining a level one design insurance rating. When installed correctly these types of doors will provide high levels of resistance against any attempted entries. Some standard roller doors can be secure but only if they are of a certain quality, the right specification and size for...
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Why You Should Have The Best Garage Lighting

Finding the best lights to illuminate the garage can offer many benefits. Not least the ability to use the garage more effectively, and even make it a more enjoyable place to spend time in. Garage lights are not only used for the space inside, but they can be used around the garage too. This can provide illumination around the garage area which is useful when parking and general garage use at night or in dim conditions. It also offers the basic necessity of safety when getting out of your car as well as security lighting, which can help protect your vehicle. Automated lights can also be a great way to light the garage. A light that activates automatically outside your garage can be extremely helpful, allowing you to see clearly when opening your...
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