The Average Costs of a New Garage Door

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Home improvements and renovations can be an expensive game, but all the time and money can really be worth it in a number of ways. Firstly, there’s the satisfaction of how great your home looks after remodeling. Then there’s the improvements in terms of functionality and durability, which could save you time and money in the long run. And there could even be benefits in terms of recouping the costs when it comes to resale. And a new garage door could tick all of these boxes, potentially lasting for decades, adding curb appeal, and boosting the resale value of your home. So, if you’re planning on installing a new garage door, let’s take a look at some of the costs you might expect. Costs to consider The most obvious cost…
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Planned, Preventative Maintenance for Commercial Garage Doors

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Commercial garage doors can have a big impact on productivity and safety in your business. They play an important role in a lot of industries and businesses, from refrigeration to retail. Proper maintenance for your commercial garage doors can be seen as even more important than that for residential garage doors due to their nature and frequency of use. So, it’s a good idea to plan when and how you’re going to have checks, maintenance, and repairs performed. What is planned, preventative maintenance? Planned, preventative maintenance, or PPM, refers to scheduled maintenance for machinery and equipment in a commercial or industrial setting. Machinery is scheduled for maintenance at regular intervals rather than as and when problems arise or damage occurs. This is typically done on a time-based schedule – every…
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Protecting Your Home from Salty Air

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There are lots of great things about living near the beach. You get to enjoy daily walks on the sand, feel the sun on your skin and the benefits of all that vitamin D, and the smell of the fresh, salty air. But that salty air also has its downsides when it comes to your home. How does the coast affect your garage door? Salty water has a corrosive effect that can impact your garage door and other external elements that are constantly exposed to it. This can cause metal garage doors and other metal elements, such as the tracks, to become rusted and degraded. This affects other exterior parts of your home such as the roof, siding, and HVAC equipment. The salt and the sand in the air can…
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The Best Equipment for Your Garage Gym

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If you don’t use your garage for parking your car or much else, then it could be the perfect space to convert into a home gym. Keep motivation levels high and avoid the rush of busy gyms, not to mention the costly membership, by having a gym just a few steps from your home. And you can tailor it to you, only buying the equipment that you’ll actually use to help make your gym more affordable and functional. So, if this idea takes your fancy, then let’s look at some of the best equipment to stock your home garage gym with. Free weights Free weights are an extremely versatile option, allowing you to work out the entire body with lots of different exercises. You can choose between dumbbells and barbells,…
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Most Common Types of Commercial Garage Doors

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Do you need new garage doors for your commercial premises? Commercial garage doors often have different specifications than residential garage doors, with them required to be larger, more durable, or faster to open and close. If you’re choosing a garage door for your business, then there are the three most common types for you to consider. Roll-up garage doors Roll-up garage doors, which are typically made from steel, consist of lots of thin slats that essentially fold up one at a time so that the entire sheet door rolls up and is stored neatly at the top of the garage when it is open. This doesn’t require tracks like a standard overhead garage door. These doors are commonly seen in storage units and facilities as well as in retail settings…
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Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Business

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You often hear about the curb appeal of your home, something you need to focus on when it comes to selling your home and attracting buyers. But it’s not just for residential homes; curb appeal could be a key factor for your company’s success, too. Why is curb appeal important for businesses? Curb appeal refers to how attractive a property or building is to passers-by. If you run a brick-and-mortar store or any other business with physical premises, then this is something you should be thinking about. The appearance of the front of a store could determine whether someone decides to visit your store and buy from you. If the front of your store or business looks unprofessional, unsafe, or otherwise unappealing, then passers-by are likely to keep walking and…
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Installing A Garage Wall Pegboard

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Are you looking for solutions to better organize your garage and keep things stored neatly and logically? A garage wall pegboard could be a great solution. If you’re interested in this idea for your home garage, then read on to find out more about it and how to install your own. What are pegboards? A pegboard is a typically wooden board, although they can also be made of metal, with small holes positioned uniformly across the entire area of the board. These are designed for the ends of hooks to be inserted into the holes so that the hooks stick out of the board for storage purposes. This is great for versatile storage and organization. You can hang hooks of a variety of shapes and sizes from the holes in…
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Ideas for Your Garage Door Hardware

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Your garage door is a large part of the front of your home, so the style, color, and material of this large door are all important in terms of the image your home presents. But the smaller finishing touches to your garage door can make a big difference, too. In this article, we’ll look at ideas for your garage door hardware to help you add those finishing touches in style. Tips for choosing decorative garage door hardware One of the main things decorative hardware can do for your garage door is add some contrast to help it stand out more. Think of a light-colored garage door with solid black decorative hinges, for example. When designing your garage door, it’s a good idea to make it complement the front door of…
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A Guide to Converting Your Garage

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If you don’t park a car in your garage or require the space for storage, then you could have the option of converting your garage into a space for another purpose. If you’ve thought about doing this or are already planning a garage conversion, then read on for some tips and ideas on how to do it. What to convert your garage into There are lots of options when it comes to converting your garage for another purpose. Maybe you already have something in mind, something you’ve been wishing for in your home for a while. If not, then think about what kind of space you would find useful. Here are a few ideas of what you can convert your garage into: Spare bedroomWorkshopGymKids’ playroomBar/entertainment spaceHome officeCinema roomLibrary/studyBand practice space…
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Insulating Your Garage Floor

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Properly insulating your garage helps to keep moisture, pests, and either the heat or cold air out. But it’s not just important to insulate your garage door and walls; insulating your garage floor can also be beneficial for temperature and humidity control in your garage. Read on to find out more about insulating your garage floor. Why should you insulate your garage floor? Most garages feature unfinished concrete floors, which aren’t very insulative and are likely to be extremely cold to walk on. Even if you’re always wearing footwear in the garage, having a cold, uninsulated floor can lower the temperature in your garage, making it more difficult to keep at a comfortable temperature and potentially causing dampness. Now, a cold garage floor isn’t too much of a problem if…
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