Reinforcement struts – what is their purpose?


If you have a double garage door, let’s say a door 16 feet wide, you probably noticed that there is at least one U-shaped steel bar attached using hinges to the inside of the door. You are sure they must be there for a reason and had to have been manufactured that way.
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P-A-R-T-Y in the G-A-R-A-G-E!


Party planning can be difficult, there are always so many factors to think about, the main concern being where to hold the party. If you’re expecting more than 5 or 6 guests, chances are you won’t have enough space in the house. So, what do you do? Do you hire a room? Maybe, but that might be overly expensive for a modest-size gathering. Do you hold it in your garden? Great idea, but what if it rains? Why not get the best of both worlds and host the party from your garage? Guests can still enjoy your garden, but will have a dry, warm place to use if the weather isn’t all you hoped it would be!
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Is it worthwhile to insulate your garage?


Wondering if it’s really worth it to insulate and heat your garage? Are there building standards that force us to do it? Not really… Some government organizations will tell you that for a house with an attached garage, the common walls must have a certain R-value, and if there is a room over the garage, a certain R-value for the ceiling. And for the other walls? The garage door? Nothing! And for a detached garage, there are no rules to follow whatsoever. Read More

Two single doors or one 16-foot door?


Whether building a new garage, renovating a current garage or thinking about altering a garage door opening, there are a few design and ergonomic elements to consider. Most importantly is the decision between one large double garage door or two smaller single garage doors.
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Broken Springs Require a Careful Plan for Replacement


Who knew that a little thing like a spring would be so important to your garage door, but if you have ever heard one break then you know this to be true! The noise alone is enough to send even the toughest among us running the other way. Once the dust settles, you might be tempted to go out there and replace that little spring on your own. Your thinking is that something so small surely can’t be that dangerous. You might want to think again before you go about adding this to your weekend list of chores.
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What is the R-value of Insulation?


By now, most of us realize that reducing our carbon footprint means getting firm control over our use of non-sustainable resources, like home heating oil or energy used to cool a home. This means we can each do something to halt climate change by simply opting for more sustainable practices. With that in mind, we encourage you to read on and discover what “R-value” means and why the R-value of your garage door is important.
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