Published at Monday, September 24th 2018. by Marva Gilbert in Garage Modern.
Modern homes have gone a long way in terms of style and function rolled into one amazing place of abode. Thus the usual and conventional home ideas observed in the past are long passee and irrelevant in contemporary times. Just as in the cases of home garages it is no longer confined to the traditional car storage and parking area. As an integral part of the house it is considered an asset that may boost the market value of the property depending on the creativity and resourcefulness of the home owner in upgrading his garage. Now more than ever is the perfect time to think of ways to transform your idle and space consuming home car garage into a more livable and functional space.
Then came the desire for ease of use. People wanted to make them able to be opened with less fuss. This is the place that garage door openers started. They used to simply lift up on a slide. After that came the rollers. Finally the garage door of today arrived with the electric opener. This allowed ease of use and a fashionable look to the home. Over the years things have changed. The original style of garage door openers have been mostly the same though since the beginning of the garage door. Safety issues have been the main consideration of modern garage doors. Their ability to be safe and still remain useful is very important.
Garage door styles are not likely to be a hot topic of conversation but with so many to choose from today they could well be! If you have decided to purchase a new garage door suddenly you take notice of every door you see! You may be quite surprised at the variety of styles and materials to be had! Take a good look at your house. Does it have arches and curves or is it boxy and straight-lined? Match the garage door to the home! If your home features wood trim or panels a matching garage door would be an excellent choice.
Garage doors for a long time were manually operated forcing the driver to stop the car and come out of the cart to open the door and the take some time to close it once they have driven the car into the safety of the garage. All these steps made old type garage doors very inconvenient as compared to the modern garage doors. With the increase in population and the amount of activity that every individual has to take part in many people do not have the time to perform all the above procedures just to be able to pack or leave their packing.
The Structure of the framed garage should start with waterproof bottom plates secured by anchor bolts in the concrete slab. The walls should be built with 2 by 4 studs 16 inches apart to guarantee a structurally strong wall and 8 feet high. Rafters should be 2 by 6 studs 16 inches apart to support snow and other elements. Make sure the rafters are securely embedded into the top plates of the walls with the bird mouth cut method. Once the sheathing is installed on the walls and roof vinyl siding is the most recommended siding as it is the most maintenance free and economical in the market.
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