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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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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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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