Lundy Garage Doors October 15th, 2017 - 21:25:06
When you shop around for a new garage gate each manufacturer will vouch that their product is the best. Dont be tempted by catchy advertisements or unrealistic promises. Always keep in mind that your new garage gate should last for at least 10-20 years depending upon the usage rate and maintenance frequency. Steel garage gates are most common. Lower costs ease of maintenance and a variety of available designs make steel garage doors the obvious choice. In general no painting is required though you can have a garage gate painted if you wish. You can also get a variety of designs such as raised panels flush panels and so forth. As most garages share an interior wall of a home insulation inside the garage door can help in cutting down your heating/cooling expenses.
There is a wide range as well when it comes to choosing the material of the garage door. You can choose any one from Steel fiberglass plain old wood or polyethylene base don your requirements. Steel doors are the strongest and most durable whereas high density polyethylene doors never dent rust or fade and do not require to be repainted. Fiberglass doors can also be an option if you want some natural light to pass through as these materials are translucent and also maintenance free. Conventional wooden doors would well fit into your budget and requirements but the low initial cost might be deceiving as the maintenance cost is relatively higher than the other options; wooden doors require regular check ups for warps and rotting.
In response to the inherently dangerous old style garage spring issues as above a newer and safer system for opening the overhead garage door was created. The idea was to transfer the load or weight of the door via a cable and pulley system to a vertical rod now equipped with a torsion (twisted) spring. This type of spring is installed with specialty hardware and bolts to a fixed plate at one end while the entire spring is installed around a horizontal pipe. This load balancing device is normally installed directly over the header of the garage opening. Using appropriate cables connectors and pulleys the weight of the garage door is transferred into the torsion spring system. The difference between the old style stretched spring and the newer torsion spring is the way that the spring energy is stored. With the old style stretched spring the energy is stored and released by pulling on the spring or returning the spring to its un-stretched condition.
As a door expert witness I am called upon many times a year to evaluate garage door injuries. Garage doors come in many shapes and sizes. Their functions range from basic security of an area to cosmetic concealment. Most doors can be broken down into a few basic styles or categories. Typical modern garage doors for residential applications tend to be predominantly of the overhead sectional variety. That style of door comes in many configurations materials levels of insulation and a wide range of appearance possibilities.