Soundproofing Your Garage

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Garages are great multipurpose spaces, providing somewhere for you and other members of the family to pursue their hobbies, as well as being somewhere to park your car and store various belongings. But what if those hobbies are noisy? If you or your family members complain that there is too much noise coming from the garage, then soundproofing could be an option. Why you might want to soundproof your garage People particularly might want to soundproof their garage if it is attached to their house. Noise can really carry through the walls, so any noise coming from the garage may disturb the rest of your family. And for any type of garage, a noisy garage might disturb your neighbors, too. How much of an issue this is depends largely on…
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What You Shouldn’t Store in Your Garage

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For most people, the garage provides a useful additional space to store a variety of things. This may be belongings that you don’t use very often, ones that aren’t suited to indoor storage, or are too large for the house. But not everything is suited to garage storage, ranging from reasons of impracticality to safety. In this article, we’ll list some of the items you should keep out of the garage and explain why. Fabrics You might be tempted to store seasonal clothing or bedding in the garage for a few months until you need them again, but fabrics such as these are best kept in the house. The humidity in most garages promotes damp and mold growth on fabrics, which can ruin your clothes. Fabrics can also provide a…
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The Best Materials for Garage Floors

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If you’re looking for a new way to spruce up your garage and make it a more stylish or comfortable space, then why not look to the floor? A garage floor needs to be sturdy and resilient enough to stand up to regular foot and vehicle traffic. It also should be fairly waterproof and weather-resistant as rain is likely to be tracked through, spills might occur, and moisture levels may be generally higher than inside your home. So, what types of flooring are the best choices for garages? Read on for a few ideas to inspire your garage renovation… Vinyl Vinyl is a versatile flooring option for your garage with lots of different color options available. You can install vinyl tiles or roll-out vinyl flooring, both of which are fairly…
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Electrical Safety in the Garage

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Many residential garages tend to be the darkest and dampest part of the house. So, operating electrical equipment in this kind of environment can be a hazard. As well as tools, some people use their garage to store appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators. In this article, we’ll provide some tips to help keep your garage a safe place when it comes to electrics. Use appropriate extension cords Since garages can be damp places and you may also use extension cords to extend an appliance from a garage outlet to outside of your garage, you should buy extension cords that are suitable for outdoor use. These are more weather-resistant and have greater insulation to help ensure safety. You should also check extension cords before using them to check for…
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What Are Wind Load Rated Garage Doors?

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Strong winds, storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes can do a lot of damage to your home and property. Doors in particular are a weak point of your home, especially those with larger surface areas, such as patio doors and garage doors. When winds and storms are strong enough, the force can tear these doors off their hinges or tracks, and debris blown by the storms can dent and damage your garage door. If the area you live in is prone to strong winds and hurricanes, then it’s important to have a reinforced garage door that can withstand this kind of weather. This is where you need to understand wind load. What is wind load? The term ‘wind load’ is used to refer to the amount of force exerted by the wind…
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How to Keep Mold Out of the Garage

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Residential garages are often dark and maybe even damp environments that we don’t spend much time in. This kind of environment is the perfect place for mold to grow and spread. If you have problems with mold in your garage or want to make sure that you avoid this problem in the future, then read on for some tips on how to keep mold out of your garage. Insulate your garage A well-insulated garage and garage door helps to regulate the temperature inside. This can prevent problems like excess moisture, condensation, and humidity inside your garage, all of which can contribute to mold growth. You can add insulation to your garage door or purchase a new garage door that is already insulated. Weather-proof your garage As well as helping to…
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Dock Equipment from Action Overhead Door

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At Action Overhead Door, we’re not just about installing, repairing, and maintaining garage doors. We also have a range of specialty products and equipment to offer for businesses and commercial or industrial premises, including dock equipment. All of our specialty equipment is long-lasting, reliable, secure, and easy to operate and maintain. Let’s take a look at some of the specialty dock equipment we can provide for your premises. What kind of businesses need dock equipment? A variety of business premises and facilities, such as warehouses, require dock equipment to safely and efficiently load and unload goods from a loading dock. A range of equipment can be used to ensure the safety of both the workers and the load, as well as maximizing efficiency and productivity. Here are some examples of…
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The Importance of Fire Doors

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Action Overhead Door provides a variety of specialty overhead doors to keep businesses and commercial buildings running effectively and safely. One example of this is our fire doors. A necessity for many business and commercial premises, read on to find out more about fire doors. What is a fire door? Fire doors are designed to stop or delay a fire from spreading once it breaks out within a building or premises. When closed, these fire-resistant doors restrict the flow of oxygen between two spaces, limiting the amount of oxygen delivered to the fire and, therefore, suppressing the fire and helping to prevent it from growing. If a fire reaches a closed fire door, it will take a long time for the fire to spread to and burn through the door.…
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What Does Your Garage Door Horsepower Mean?

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Your garage door opener uses a motor to lift and lower your garage door every time you open and close it. And just like a car’s motor, your garage door opener has a certain amount of horsepower to achieve this, although it is a fraction of the amount found in car engines. This article will run you through some of the essentials of horsepower for your garage door opener. Why is the right horsepower so important? It is possible to choose a garage door opener with more or less horsepower than you need. But what are the downsides to this? Garage door openers with higher horsepower are more expensive to buy compared to those with lower horsepower. So, if you buy an opener with more horsepower than you need, then…
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When Should You Replace Your Garage Door Springs?

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Your garage door springs are a vital part of your garage door opening mechanism. If they break or become damaged and deteriorated, then your garage door will fail to open and close properly and can become a serious safety hazard. This is why it’s important to know how to look after your garage door springs and when you should replace them. How long do they last? How long your garage door springs last before needing replacing will depend on a variety of factors, such as how frequently you open and close your garage door, and how well you maintain the springs and other parts of your garage door. On average, though, garage door springs tend to last between 7-9 years. This may also depend on the type of garage door…
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