Published at Thursday, September 27th 2018. by Luann Mcleod in Garage Modern.
There is so many different uses people have for their garages today other than parking their cars. Its maybe just for storing old house hold junk or somewhere to work on a do it yourself project. Well whatever it is one thing most garages have in common will be a cold hard and uninviting concrete floor. If the floor is very old it will no doubt be cracked and broken and giving off high amounts of dust that just gets everywhere. On top of this add stains from engine oil leaks most people will be glad if the floor is covered up by a load of junk.
Panels come in horizontal vertical and even chevron angles. Panel styles are available in Georgian which are the raised square panels Tudor and Winsor which have sloping curved tops to each panel and Stuart which have horizontal panels in Craftsman or Mission style. Before putting up your money spend a little time doing due diligence before you buy! Choose carefully and you can have an attractive and functional entrance to your cars domain! Drive around your neighborhood to get a good idea of what fits and what looks best. Search online for comparison pictures. Keep in mind that a street-facing garage makes up of about a third of your homes visible appearance making the garage door design a matter of importance.
If you are thinking about building a detached framed garage with garage plans it is helpful to know the best construction features to use. For best results and to build the best garage plan it is important to use a 6 bag mix of concrete when you pour your garage slab. The 6 stands for 6 bags of concrete per yard mixed. Anything less than a 6 bag mix is not strong enough. Compacting the 4 inches of crushed stone is also important. Compacting the crushed stone assures that the concrete will be sealed air tight and will eliminate any cracking in the concrete slab. Before the concrete is poured be sure to use wire mesh reinforcement this mesh should lay over the crushed stone.
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.
Now look at the history of these useful doors. The history of garage doors is story as well. The first garage doors were barn doors. They opened in a very rustic manner. The more stately homes had carriage houses. These were like barns. They were completely separate from the home. They offered a place for horses and their carriages to reside. The separate carriage house was for the rich of the time. Their use was practical with a touch of high style. They were all practicality and not a fashion thing
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