A Guide to Weatherstripping for Your Garage Door

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When not properly insulated and sealed, your garage door can let in a lot of cold air and rain in bad weather, not to mention bugs and other pests. This makes it harder to maintain your garage in good condition and at a comfortable temperature, which is why proper weatherstripping is so important for your garage door. Read on to find out more about weatherstripping and how to maintain your garage door. What is weatherstripping? Weatherstripping refers to both the process of sealing your garage door (or other openings) to prevent wind, rain and other things getting in, and the materials used to carry out this process. Thanks to their durability, vinyl and rubber are commonly used to seal a garage door in this way. Why is it important? Proper…
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Adding Solar Panels to Your Garage Roof

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If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to provide energy for your home, then solar panels could be an option for your home. Your garage roof is an ideal location for installing solar panels, a great option if you live somewhere that gets a lot of sun. Read on to find out more about solar panels for your home and how to install them on your garage roof. How do solar panels work? Solar panels are made up of lots of small photovoltaic cells. The material used to create these cells is usually silicon, but can be any semiconducting material. When the sun’s rays shine on the solar panel and its photovoltaic cells, the photons essentially create an electric field with the cells, converting the energy…
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The Pros and Cons of Garage Skylights

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Are you looking for more ways to upgrade your garage? Adding one or more skylights to the roof of your garage can add to its visual appeal as well as offering various functional benefits for the space inside your garage. Read on to find out more about adding skylights to your garage and some of the pros and cons. The pros of garage skylights If you’re on the fence about adding skylights to your garage, then here are some of the benefits that might convince you. A source of natural light – Garages are often dark, dank places with no natural light. Adding a skylight can brighten up your garage and give the impression that it is airier and more spacious. Reduced electricity costs – With more natural light coming…
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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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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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