Constructing Rooms Using Platform Framing Methods

Platform framing is a method of constructing the frames for the rooms of a building. It is most often used because of its quick method of construction and simpler processes overall, especially when compared to other similar framing methods. Platform framing works using one structure which is constructed and is well supported by a foundation. The first level then functions as a platform to project the next floor. Rafters and roof joists are erected on the final tier of walls. The process continues until the desired number of floors is achieved. Platform framing is often used as it is a easier to construct when compared to other similar styles of framing. Platform framing uses less wood and any smaller pieces of wood can be used on the wall frames. It also has the...
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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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Signs that Your Garage Door Needs Repair

Performing a monthly inspection of your garage is highly recommended, but very few people pay attention to a garage door unless it stops working. A regular inspection is a smart way to spot the potential critical and probably costly problems. Well, you can inspect the garage door by simply opening and closing it and paying close attention to what you hear or see. Below are some of the common sign that will require services of a garage door company. • The garage door doesn’t open or close or responds slowly Obviously, if the garage door fails to open or close using control button, then you need to ask for a repairperson. There are many reasons your garage door won’t close and open as normal, but the most common reason is...
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Garage Door Testing Procedures

Making sure something does the job its supposed to is easy. Simply take the thing you want to test and see if it can do what its supposed to. But because of the simplicity of testing something, it often means that it gets overlooked. This is no exception when it comes to the garage door. Regularly making sure the garage door works can extend the lifespan and usability of the door. Saving you money and headaches over time. The important thing to remember when testing a garage door is not in how you test it, but when you test it. Testing is straight forward, make sure it works and check to see if there are any problems with the mechanisms to the best of your knowledge. There may be times when you don’t use...
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