There are a couple of commonly used garage door systems. The one you choose will depend on your biggest needs. Here are some of the pros and cons of the common garage door opener types. Belt Drive A belt drive opener uses a rubber belt to raise the garage door. The biggest pro of this type of door is that it's very quiet; it can easily operate the garage door without waking residents who are directly above the garage.
30 November 2016
Many factors go into a garage door installation, but one big decision is the type of garage door opener you want to include. Here are some of the styles available, along with information about why you would choose each one. Chain Drives The first type of garage door opener that you should be aware of is the chain drive opener. With this type of opener, the door is lifted by a heavy metal chain that supports the weight of the door.
30 November 2016
Security gates at the foot of your drive prevent several "looky-loos" and trespassers from entering your property. You can buy and install manual gates, or electric gates. Manual gates will cost far less, but there are several disadvantages to manual gates. Likewise, there are several advantages to electric gates not provided by manual gates. Here are the advantages of electric gates, in case you still don't know which type to get.
14 November 2016
Proper garage door maintenance does more than simply increase a garage door's lifespan. This is because it reduces the risks of property damage and injuries by ensuring that the garage door's safety sensors are in good shape. It also makes it easier to catch garage door problems before they lead to further complications, something that usually goes a long way in reducing the costs of garage door repairs. The following are garage door tips that you will find useful.
10 November 2016
Your garage door can be among the more complicated parts of your house. In order to function, your garage door requires a powerful torsion spring. However, you may not be particularly informed when it comes to these systems. Therefore, you will want to make it a point to know the answers to the following few questions concerning garage door torsion springs. What Is The Purpose Of The Garage Door Spring?
3 November 2016
While your home's older wooden garage door may still look okay, you might consider having it replaced with a newer steel door. Steel garage doors offer many benefits that wooden doors are unable to provide. Check out some of the important reasons you should consider replacing your old wooden garage door with new steel one. Replacing Old Wooden Garage Doors Is Best For Safety Reasons Old wooden garage doors may require a lot more maintenance than newer doors, some of it related to keeping your door in safe working condition.
29 October 2016
Do you own a home with a garage? Has there been an accident that damaged the doors so that they no longer open and close the way that they're supposed to? If you're thinking about installing new doors yourself, there are a variety of reasons why you may want to rethink your plans. Leaving the installation to a professional is probably going to be your best course of action. The reasons for this include:
28 October 2016
You jump in your vehicle, ready to go on a cold winter morning, but just when you hit the button on the garage door opener, your discover your garage door is firmly frozen shut. Unfortunately, this is a common problem for garage owners in the winter, especially if you live in an area that's prone to frozen precipitation. While everyone has their own tricks and tips to get a frozen garage door unstuck as fast as possible, there are actually a few rules associated with unsticking a frozen garage door that you should keep in mind.
24 October 2016
The garage is often one of the most attractive targets for a potential intruder—this is mostly because the intruder can often get into the garage quite easily and potentially get access to the rest of the house without much of a problem. However, there are a few tips that you can utilize to make your garage much less vulnerable to an intruder, such as the two listed below. Upgrade Your Opener
18 October 2016
If your neighbor's garage door remote opens your garage door because you currently use dip switches instead of rolling codes, it's a good idea that you upgrade your system now. Sometimes, people who install and use new garage door systems that change their codes with every use can inadvertently pick up their neighbors' dip switch codes and open their garage doors. In addition, thieves can use similar tactics to unlock and open garage doors with dip switches.
22 June 2016