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Is The Automated Garage Door For You?

December 28th, 2012

When choosing garage doors, you have the option of selecting the manual or the automated garage door. More and more people today are opting for the automated garage door and you may be wondering if it’s the right kind garage door for you.

Here are some reasons to get the automated garage door:

1.     No need to get out of the vehicle.

Just like all things that people use in the modern world, garage doors must also be built for the convenience of all consumers. Getting out of the vehicle just to open the garage door and to get out again in order to close it, is really very inconvenient for the homeowner. This is especially inconvenient for rainy or snowy days. With the automated garage door, there will no more getting out of your vehicle as you can automatically open and close your garage door.

In some cases, getting out of your vehicle to open and close your garage door can also be a security hazard since an attacker can easily see a pattern and have a chance to attack you as you get out of your vehicle. There is also the issue of leaving your car running with keys on it. It is really very inconvenient.

2.     Save time.

Nowadays, people count every minute and every second of the hour. The time you actually spend on getting out of your car, opening the garage door manually, getting in your car, and again closing it can take up a lot of time.

3.     Security

People have argued that automated garage doors provide better security for your vehicles than manual garage doors. It may also be said that it offers better protection for the vehicle owners as it eliminates the need to get out from the safety of the vehicle.

Cost and Maintenance

 Automated garage doors are much more expensive than manual garage doors. The automated garage doors also have more parts requiring more maintenance attention. Professional garage services are available to take care of your automated garage door. They can check on your garage door regularly or as you require and can help you keep your automated garage door running smoothly.

Make You Garage Door Look Beautiful Again

December 20th, 2012

Your garage door is always exposed to elements that could damage it. Exposure to rain, direct sunlight, and the changes in the temperature can all make your garage look grungy. However, that is not the only effect it could have on your garage doors. These elements could also contribute to your garage doors becoming rusted, dilapidated, and ultimately damaged. You would then have to consider a garage door replacement. To avoid that from happening, wouldn’t it be better to prevent damages on your garage door? One of the best ways to do that is to paint your garage door. Painting adds protection to your garage door from the harmful elements such as rain, humidity, direct sunlight, snow, etc. In addition to the protection it gives, paint also makes you old garage door look beautiful once again.

Here is a simple guideline to painting your garage door.

Timing Is Important

Painting your garage door on a rainy or snowy day may not be a very wise decision. Choose a day when the sun is shining brightly so that your garage door paint can dry easily and quickly. You should also start painting early in the morning to give it time to dry.

Preparation

  1. Clean the surfaces of your garage door and remove all rust or old paint that are already peeling. You can also sand off the garage door to make sure that the surface is clean.
  2. Place protective coverings on the floor and on the surroundings of the garage door.
  3. Apply the primer on the garage door. Make sure that you have chosen the right primer for your garage door.

Painting Your Garage Door

Choose the right brush and the right paint for your garage door. Start applying the first layer of paint. Give it a few minutes to dry before applying a second coating.

After painting your garage door, let it dry for about 24 hours. Now, you can enjoy a garage door that not only beautiful but also protected from outdoor elements.