Published at Thursday, September 27th 2018. by Tracey Gilbert in Garage Modern.
Garage Doors are one of the most important choices in home design today. Garage Doors are a big purchase. So if you are looking to buy them you better understand what you are looking for. They affect the look of your home. They also can affect the security of your home. If plan to sell your home they can even affect your ability to sell your it.
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.
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.
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.
It is also advisable to take into consideration the company that you choose to install your door as well as the type of door. Not all can fit into every situation and that ultimately means that you have to get the opinion of a qualified company to analyze the circumstances and come up with a garage door solution that will meet your needs and at a reasonable cost. After getting the right company to install your garage door it is highly recommended that you keep your modern garage door well maintained on a regular basis so that you can enjoy the services of the garage door for longer.
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