Published at Wednesday, September 26th 2018. by Lara Jackson in Garage Modern.
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.
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 doors like most things come in a variety of price ranges beauty and quality. Stock garage doors come with the lowest price tag. If youre seeking a functional door without shocking your budget you can find an attractive door that will fit your needs among stock doors. Stock doors are especially smart when the door is not facing a street or on a little used garage.
Jammed Doors: Do you feel like your garage door has turned into a block of ice and wouldnt move? Cold weather can do this to your door. The moisture during the winter season causes the wood on the door to swell and also freezes the tracks. The solution is to increase the heat in the garage for about 30 minutes to loosen the tracks and the door as well. The heat will take away the moisture. If there is no heating equipment in the garage use a blow drier or vacuum blower to do the job. After opening the door clear the ice and water that has collected beneath the door.
So what do you look for overall when buying a garage door for your home? First you want to look for the ones that match The daily needs of your home. Consider how many times you will be using them. Also consider how many times you will need to have them open and shut. In other words think about what the daily use of the doors will be. If you are going to store your car in the garage then you better get sturdy ones that will stand the test of time. All of these factors are an important part of choosing the correct garage door for your home.
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