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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Adding A Second Garage

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If you have space to expand your home and are wondering what to do with that space, then you might consider adding a second garage to your home. We’ll explore the idea of a second garage in this article, along with some things to consider before building one. Why you might need a second garage Many family homes are limited on storage space, especially as your family grows. Building a second garage can provide lots of additional storage space for a variety of items. Garages are especially great for storing seasonal items that you only need access to for a few months each year, larger items, and those designed for outdoor use, like gardening tools and furniture. Another key reason why you might need a second garage is to park…
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What Are Panic Devices and Why Might You Need Them?

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Here at Action Overhead Door, another one of our services is providing and installing panic devices. We offer mortise devices, concealed vertical rods, and surface vertical rods for your doors. But what exactly are these panic devices and why would you have them installed? Read on to find out more… What is a panic device? Panic devices, or exit devices, are installed to allow for a quick and easy exit out of a room or building. They are typically metal bars across the width of a door, allowing you to instantly push the door open by pushing on the bar. This means you don’t have to stop, even momentarily, to turn a handle or unlock the door. In cases where a large crowd is evacuating from a building in the…
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What to Do If Your Garage Door Won’t Close

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Automatic garage door openers are a great convenience, but there may come a time when the opener malfunctions or something is wrong with the garage door mechanism. Being stuck with your garage door wide open poses a great security risk, leaving your property and belongings vulnerable. If your garage door won’t close, here are some of the steps you should take. Stay safe Garage doors are heavy and can come crashing down with a lot of force if they’re not closing properly. You should especially be wary if your garage door stopped closing halfway or if it is visibly off-balance. Don’t stand underneath your garage door and use the side door to gain entry to your garage if you have one. Check the garage door opener It may be a…
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