Published at Saturday, September 22nd 2018. by Lara Jackson in Garage Modern.
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.
Larger garage spaces or a garage that is used frequently as a work space may warrant a larger more comprehensive garage heater. These units are powered by natural or propane gas and come in the form of standing units or overhead systems that distribute warm air to the entire space. While a gas garage heater is more efficient for larger areas they must be properly vented. Because this garage heater uses gas there are fumes that must be vented to the outside. Further it is wise to have a gas garage heater professionally installed to ensure optimum safety.
And of course the roof should consist of 1 roof vent per 1 car in garage. Vents allow the lumber to breathe and not rot and buckle. If the garage door is over 16 feet in span it is recommended to use laminated veneer lumber as a header which supports the weight of the roof and overhead door. The header is installed above the garage door opening. A ½ horsepower garage door opener with two remote controls is also recommended to make life a bit more convenient instead of opening the overhead door manually.
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.
Custom doors are the most expensive garage doors. These are the doors that are designed to the home owners specifications and can be built to fit odd shaped or custom garages. Typically these doors are made of high quality hardwoods and incorporate lots of architectural interest. Get online and visit garage door manufacturers - many of the larger companies offer images that allow you to see what homes similar to yours would look like with a variety of different door designs.
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