A Guide to Swing Style Garage Door

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Overhead doors are the most common choice seen across the US, with a variety of styles of overhead doors to choose from. But what about the other options available to you? Rather than your garage door rolling or swing up overhead, it could swing outward just like a regular hinged door. Let’s look at these swing style doors and some of the pros and cons of choosing them over traditional overhead doors. Styles and features of swing garage doors Swing garage doors typically feature heavy-duty hinges on each side of the garage door opening, so a set of double doors open out from the middle of your garage and both swing outward. The hinges are attached to the jambs of your garage opening. Doors can swing inward instead, but this…
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Pros and Cons of Smart Garage Door Openers

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If you’re looking for ways to upgrade your garage or garage door, then a smart, Wi-Fi-connected garage door opener could be a great option. These allow you to control and monitor your garage door by using a connected app on your smartphone or another device. To help you make the decision of whether to upgrade or not, here are some of the pros and cons of getting a smart garage door opener. Pro: It offers convenience There are lots of things a smart-controlled garage door can do that offer you a little extra convenience. You can open and close the door from inside your car as your arriving or leaving, or you can even set a timer on some to open or close at a specific time, which is great…
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The Benefits of a Garage Door Screen

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If you like to spend time in your garage, whether that’s for work or play, then you should consider installing a garage door screen to help improve your experience and make it a more comfortable space. A garage door screen is typically made from a tight mesh material within a metal frame, which fits easily in the opening of your garage door. Garage door screens can also be retractable, sliding, or roll-up to make it easy to open and close the screen. Let’s look at some of the benefits of adding a garage door screen to your home garage. Let in light and air while keeping out pests If you’re using your garage, especially during the spring or summer, then you’ll want to let in some natural light and some…
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How Often Should You Replace Your Commercial Garage Doors?

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Garage doors can be a crucial part of a business, depending on the industry and function of the business. So, you want to make sure that they operate properly and efficiently at all times, which requires a regular repair and maintenance program to keep them in good working condition. And you don’t want to get to the point where a garage door breaks down and is out of operation for days, halting some of your business functions in the meantime. This means that it’s a smart idea to replace your commercial garage doors early before they fail or break down. So, let’s look at some guidelines surrounding how often you should replace your commercial garage doors and signs to look out for that tell you it’s time. How long should…
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Modern Garage Door Styles

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There are some great traditional styles you can choose for your garage door, such as barn-style or carriage-style garage doors. These options add a classic style and can also be good for curb appeal, but what if you’re looking for a more contemporary style? A well-designed modern garage door can also produce extremely attractive results, so let’s look at some tips and options if you want a modern garage door for your home. Glass garage doors Garage doors that are predominantly made from glass really lend themselves to the sleek minimalism and clean lines that are so common in contemporary styles. They let in lots of natural light and blur the lines between inside and outside, which is another modern trend. There are lots of different styles available for glass…
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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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