Choosing and Maintaining Your Sectional Garage Doors By William F. Gabriel

  in Home Management | Published 2011-08-03 08:53:16 | 737 Reads | Unrated

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Sectional garage doors are a very good way to keep your garage and your house safe It also adds a very good aesthetic piece to your home’s exterior

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Sectional garage doors are a very good way to keep your garage and your house safe. It also adds a very good aesthetic piece to your home’s exterior. Choosing the right setup and maintaining your garage door is a good way to keep your investment’s worth. So to help you out, here are a few pointers on how to make the right choices.

Look at what you really need before buying. Make the proper measurements of your garage to know how big your sectional garage doors will be. The sectional garage doors would take up a lot space from your garage so you have to maximize your garage s
pace. Also as a very good option is to have garage doors that allow natural light to come through them. Look for garage doors with durable fiberglass panes or even windows on them. You have to take of natural lighting for garages to keep them from getting that dark damp smells.

Keep things simple as much as possible. Do not look too much on special features especially of they are just for making your garage look great. Set your priorities primarily on safety features and aesthetics as a secondary need. Make you sure you also ease of use as another factor to what you want to buy.

If you made the choice already, proper installation would be the next step. It is sure that your door would come with the necessary instructions but it does not mean you can install it by yourself. Make sure you take advantage of installation packages from you retailer. Get professional help for installing you sectional garage doors to ensure they are set properly and securely. A big part of the safety of your doors is the proper installation.

Maintaining your garage doors will be the final step. Make regular monthly check ups of parts and you have to be very aware of wear and tear on parts. Have parts replaced right away to keep your sectional garage doors working smoothly. Keep hinges oiled and check for rust build up. Keep your doors clean especially moving and adjoining parts.

Something to look into is the balance of your garage doors. A primary reason for doors not functioning properly is if their balance is already off. Especially for sectional garage doors each part of the door is connected by hinges so they will have a tendency to be unbalanced with continuous opening and closing. Your retailers will sometimes have an estimate if how long parts will last so you have to keep those in mind. Keep notes of when any parts were changed or when was the last time they have been cleaned or checked on.

Finally for the safety of your family and other people around you keep a few guidelines. Keep keys and locks always secured by having them available where children cannot get a hold of them. If you have automated doors, keep buttons or remote controls away from your kids. It is advised to have control buttons five feet high. Always keep remote controls inside your car or maybe attached to your car keys. Keep your sectional garage doors always closed and locked for protecting your family and your property.

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