If you have a double garage door, you’ve no doubt noticed that there is a U-shaped steel bar attached to the inside of your door. If you’ve noticed it, and you’ve been wondering what purpose it serves, you’ve come to the right place.
This U-shaped bar is in fact known as reinforcement struts and they are generally 2.25 inches wide (57 mm) and are either screwed in using hinges or held in place with steel clips.
If you have a party to organize for a special event like a birthday, an office get-together, a family reunion, a high school graduation… any event that has a bigger than normal gang is the perfect time to use your garage! Don’t try to squeeze all those people into your house when your garage is available. And in case of rain, when a patio party might be ruined, you are all happy and dry. With the space in your garage and some imagination, the sky is the limit.
Garage doors with a smaller section that can be opened separately, allowing you to enter the garage without opening the whole door, sure look interesting, but are they really worth it?
A new garage door can improve your property in several different ways. It can make your garage look more attractive, it can increase safety and security, and it can bring more value to your home in terms of lower energy costs and greater equity.
Of course, a new garage door will also mean that you will not have to worry about maintenance and repair costs. If you repeatedly have to make repairs on an old garage door, the costs may actually equal the price of having a new door installed. This is an important thing to consider when you have a garage with an older door.
Your garage door is an integral part of your home. It’s one of the first things people see when they pass your house, and it’s the largest piece of moving equipment in your home. Home owners don’t want ugly garage doors that stick out like a sore thumb. They want:
- A garage door that ties together their home’s look;
- A garage door that works, is efficient and requires little maintenance;
- A garage door that will last for years.
Have you ever found yourself running late in the morning? Maybe you overslept, the kids missed the bus, you didn’t even have time for coffee, and now to make it worse, you just backed into the garage on your way out. Once you’ve finally calmed down, do you know what to do? Besides taking care of getting everyone off to where they need to be, you also need to consider what you’ll do about the garage.
Another situation that garage door technicians see all too often is during the winter, when driveways get slippery. Homeowners turn into their drive, happy to be off the roads, and the slick driveway sends them careening straight into the door. In other cases, the luggage rack or bikes on the back of your car can damage your door. So what do you do if your garage door has suffered serious damage?
Your garage door is probably one of the aspects of your house you see the most – but do you ever really notice it? People spend time and money improving their “curb appeal” by changing their front door, adding decorative features, and of course, through gardening. So why do people neglect to do the same for their garages?
As your garage door takes up 30-40% of your home’s façade, changing it can be one of the easiest way to change the look of your home’s exterior. What’s more, there are plenty of different styles, windows and decorative features to choose from. We’ve selected some of our favourites below:
If you’re going to be out for a few hours or even all day, keeping your pet in the garage can be ideal – especially as it will prevent her from destroying things inside the house! However, you have to make sure that your garage is pet-friendly.
This isn’t a DIY post about building a crate for your pet, we’re just simply going to cover some pointers on how you can transform your garage into a safe and comfortable pet palace.
Maybe you were enjoying a quiet morning with a good cup of coffee. Or maybe you were running around, trying to get your kids ready for school and yourself off to work. Then suddenly, you heard an incredibly loud bang! Although you weren’t sure what had happened, you knew it couldn’t be good.
After a few minutes of hunting around for the source of the noise, you notice your garage door doesn’t look right. The large spring above your door has snapped in two. Not sure what to do about it, you decide you’ll deal with it. Later. It can’t be that urgent to fix, can it?
Many of us are looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Some of these changes come easily, thanks to the ever-growing supply of environmentally friendly home appliances and building materials.
One product that can help make your home waste less energy – and therefore help the planet – is your garage door. To help you decide on the right door, you will need to look at its R-value. But what does that term mean?