Repairing a garage door

Garage doors have 2 main components, the door itself and the opener. If the door needs repairing whether it lifts in sections or in one piece it works on spring tension. There will be metal tracks on the wall that the door moves on and a heavy spring(s) provide the power. Most door failures can be repaired simply. First, check the metal tracks, are the mounting brackets tight, are there any dents, crimps or flat spots, if either then a repair can be done. If the tracks are badly damaged then they would need to be replaced. Checking that the tracks are aligned correctly with a level, horizontal tracks should slant down slightly at the back whereas with roll-up doors the vertical sections of the track should be plumb. They...
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Garage Door Repaint

Every so often, your garage door needs some TLC and a repaint. But did you know there is a right way to repaint your garage? Here is all you need to know. Firstly ensure that your garage door is completely clean. To do this, you may need a wet soapy sponge and a bit of elbow grease, but it’s an essential first step. Once your garage door is clean, tape off the areas you don’t want to repaint. Once you are sure that all the areas not to be repainted are masked off, apply the first coat with a spray gun or a roller. Once this has dried, you can do a second coat to ensure an even finish. Try not to pile too much paint on at once; otherwise,...
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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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