Garages offer more than just a place to store junk you can’t bear to throw away. They also offer more than a place to store your can overnight. To thousands around the country, garages are a place of work and play; from offices and workshops to playhouses and home gyms, the people of the UK make use of their garages in an exceptional variety of manners. (more…)
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Here are some important checks and maintenance work you should carry out every few months.
1. Check for damage. Minor damage to the tracks can be beaten out using a rubber mallet. Serious damage, however, will warrant a replacement of the part, as heavily damaged tracks are highly dangerous. (more…)
Torsion springs allow your garage door to open and close with relative ease, by providing a resistance. Naturally, this resistance can’t last forever and there are four different torsion spin cycle lengths you can choose from: 25,000, 50,000, 75,000 and 100,000 cycles, where one cycle is the opening and closing of the garage door. (more…)
Last week we covered tactics to protect your garage for the rain and wind of Autumn; today we’ll cover insulating your garage against the cold weather that Winter will be bringing along in the next few months. (more…)
There are few things more frustrating than paying a considerable amount of money for a decent product, only to find that it isn’t working like it should. One thing more frustrating, however, is when it doesn’t work at all. In most cases, an electric garage door failing to open has a fairly simple, straight-forward and often non-door-related cause. So, before you go shouting at the manufacturer, putting a dent in your new (or old) garage door or paying a lot of money to repair your opener, consider the following: (more…)
Forget locks and bolts; the best form of security is to ensure nobody attempts to break in to start with. If nobody ever tries to break into your garage, you don’t even need lock your garage door to keep your possessions secure! Of course, the big problem is that you never know whether or not anybody will to try to break in, so you need security just in case they do. Of course, the more obvious security you have, the less likely anybody is to try to break in. It’s an unfortunately ironic situation; the garages that can best withstand break-in attempts are the ones that aren’t likely to suffer them!
Sometimes it’s not just the wellbeing of your garage door that is at risk when you fail to conduct regular checks for wear and tear. If the cables, brackets or safety mechanisms break, you could easily find yourself or a family member on the receiving end of a serious injury.
Here at the garage door blog, we often cite the ingenuity of investing in a high quality garage door, to add greater value to your overall property. However, there’s no point installing a beautiful new garage door if you’re just going to let it fall into disrepair and eventually detract curb appeal from your house instead of adding it.