Archive for the ‘Garage Doors Boston Spa’ Category

Manual vs. Automatic Garage Doors

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Automatic garage doors make parking in the warmth and safety of your garage just as quick as parking on your driveway. Not only will your insurance premium drop, you won’t have to deal with horrible weather, cold mornings and dark evenings at the start and end of your day. Below are some comparisons, to further clarify the advantages:

Manual Garage Doors

Can be heavy and dangerous to operate, especially for the elderly. At this time of year, with ice on the ground most mornings, it can be highly dangerous to try and open a heavy garage door.

Require the user to get out of their car, exposing them to the elements which, at this time of year, can never be a good thing.

Rarely have built-in lighting, which places the user in dark conditions both inside and outside the garage. Not only is this dangerous, it’s also highly unpleasant.

Automatic Garage Doors

Open at the press of a button, allowing anybody to open any size or weight of garage door, without any risk.

Can be opened from the warmth and shelter of your vehicle, protecting you from the cold, rain, hail, snow, or whatever foul winter element is assaulting you.

Automatic courtesy lights not only make it easier to navigate the vehicle into the garage, they also mean you are not left in the dark when opening or closing you garage door.

Advantages of Automatic Garage Doors

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

When considering the advantages of automatic garage doors, it is sometimes tricky to see past the automation and notice the other benefits. After all, not having to get in and out of the car to open the garage door manually – especially at this time of year – is quite the temptation. (more…)

Lubrication: Protect Your Garage Door This Winter

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Autumn and winter are not good seasons for your garage door. Cold air, rain and snow all contribute to to processes of rusting and decay which can render you garage door both unsightly and unsafe. Conducting a few routine maintenance checks and cleaning rituals can, however, save you a great deal of time and money in the long run. Today I’ll explain the importance of lubrication. (more…)

Keep Your Garage Door LOCKED This Christmas!

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

I don’t want to fear-monger, but Christmas time always sees a radical leap in the number of thefts and home break-ins. The simple fact is that households tend to have more items of value on obvious display during the festive season and burglars know this is the case. Yet not all break-ins involve broken windows and damaged doors; a huge number of burglaries occur because people simply don’t think to lock their garage doors! (more…)

Garage Doors: Terminology

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Vocab-lesson time! There’s not a huge amount of terminology used in conjunction with garage doors, but that which is used it rather important. So, break out the exercise books and learn the following well: (more…)

Changing Garage Door Cables

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

It is easy to forget just how dangerous garage doors can be; despite the ease with which they open and close, garage doors are heavy objects that can cause significant damage to people and property. For this reason, we highly advise not using your garage door until certain signs of wear and tear have been repaired. (more…)

Wood vs. Steel Garage Doors

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

There are a wide variety of materials from which garage doors can be constructed, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.  Today we compare the timeless class of wood to the exceptional durability of steel.