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Garage Safety - The Basics

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

 

Garage Safety – The Basics 


Fire Safety

 

Keeping the garage door shut at all times

Did you know the garage is a burglars favorite point of entry? Make sure you keep your garage closed while you are there AND away. An easy way for you to avoid leaving the garage open with children around is having a keypad installed. This will allow the children to type in the code without have to use a car clicker.

Also, make sure to keep the door connected to the garage locked. If for some reason someone does enter your garage, the worst thing that could happen is they enter your house as well. 

 

Lighting

Install automatic lighting around your garage door to keep unwanted visitors away.

This is also a safety precaution for your family members trying to enter in the garage in the dark.

 

Animals

A garage can be an easy “mud room” for your pets. Do not lock them in the garage without a way to enter the house or venture into the yard. Think of the garage as a car. It gets really hot with no air-containing running. 

Leave plenty of water out. A great way to give your pet access to the garage area is to install a doggy door. That way they may come and go as they please.

 

Storage

Keep your garage clean and organized. Objects can cause someone to trip and fall if they are just cluttered around. Ladders need to be hung horizontally so a child will no try to climb it. Robes and wires need to be placed along the wall to avoid tangling. And when it rains, sweep up afterwards, the smooth concrete can create quite the ice rink.

 

Cautious

A garage door is the heaviest and biggest machinery in your home. Watch for children, animals, and objects before you choose to close the garage. We suggest walking along the door line to insure nothing will be hit once the door comes down. Make sure your garage door has an automated system to stop the door when it reaches an unfamiliar object.

 

Fire hazards

Garages aren’t exempt from the rules of fire safety. With all the fertilizer, chemicals, paints, and gasoline, make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand just in case. We suggest using a Class B/C fire extinguisher.

 

Tags: Overhead Door, Home Safety, Cleaning, Garage, Garage Door, Garage Safety

Tips on turning your garage into a gym!

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

 

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Garage Gym

 

Clear the space.

You need room to breath. Whether you need to throw a yard sale or just get organized, a gym requires space. Look into hanging things on the wall or shelving to get things off the floor. 

Add some airflow.

When you are working out, you sweat. Add some extra cool air to keep you from passing out. This could be a simple fan costing no more than $30.  Or an air condition unit costing a handful but cool air is worth it when you’re trying to break a sweat.

Keep it organized.

If you have more than one machine, sketch out a floor plan. Design your workout room so it flows and there is room to move around. When your gym looks nice, maybe you will want to work out more.

Flooring.

No one wants to lie on the hard concrete to go their crunches. Invest in a small rug or carpet to place under your machinery.

Safety First.

Always remember to keep the air flowing. Whether that is the air condition unit, a fan, or the garage door opened, just make sure not to over heat.

Tags: Overhead Door, Home Improvement, Home Safety, Cleaning, Garage

End Of Summer Garage Clean Out

Posted by Bob weidner on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

 




Its time.

The end of summer is near and its time to clean out your garage before the cold season hits. The children are all back at school so it is time to get organized.
Here are a few tips to help you get started:

1.

Make sure you set aside enough time. We all know how messy a garage can get so make sure you devote a day, or even a weekend to get the job done.

2.

Get the kids involved. Try and make it a family activity, bringing everyone together. Plus it helps with decisions on what to keep and what to toss or donate. 

3.

Make sure you go through everything. You may have boxes full of junk that are just there to take up space.

4.

Use all your wall space. The garage is a great place to hang ladders, tools, etc. Hanging allows a lot more floor space with more room for your car.

5.

Turn it into a fun building project. DIY garage projects can be a lot of fun! Building a table or shelves can bring out the best in your carpentry self.

6.

Enjoy. Once it is all said and done you will be happy you did it. There is nothing better than a perfectly clean garage.

 

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Tags: Overhead Door, Home Improvement, Home Safety, Cleaning, Garage

Garage Door Styles

Posted by Bob weidner on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

A garage door can make or break the look of a home. It can be a statement or an eyesore. With the variety of garage door options available, how will you choose? Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but we’ll look into some of the most popular garage door styles available today to help you decide!garage-door-courtyard-161b

Popular Garage Door Styles

Modern Aluminum

Sleek, sophisticated aluminum garage doors  are a unique look for today’s more contemporary-styled homes. Crisp lines and sleek design formed from durable corrosion-resistant aluminum and light-filtering glass make a striking complement to your home. Options include design flexibility (glass or aluminum panels, hardware, colors and finishes) as well as two different models, 511 (smaller) or 521 (larger). A 1 year limited warranty is also included.

Courtyard Collection

Insulated steel construction, fashioned to resemble the elegant wood designs of traditional carriage house doors. This collection features the beauty of wood, but the durability of steel. Classic designs enhance the architectural beauty of your home. There is also a broad selection of windows and hardware options. This energy efficient door offers a limited lifetime warranty up to as long as you own your home.

Thermacore® Insulated Garage Doors

For premium construction and maximum thermal efficiency, a Thermacore® insulated steel door is the ideal choice. This series of doors feature our sandwich construction of steel-polyurethane-steel as well as between-section seals with thermal breaks to reduce air infiltration. With several panel designs to choose from, these doors offer design flexibility, durability and thermal efficiency that will help keep your home comfortable in cold or hot climates.

The Durafirm Collection®

Model 870 provides exceptional thermal efficiency and protection from exterior noise, as well as from dents and rust. A wide range of options and colors are available on this standard panel stamp door model, providing a maintenance-free finish that looks great, year after year. The Durafirm Collection® Model 872 provides exceptional thermal efficiency and protection from exterior noise, as well as from dents and rust. A wide range of options and colors are available on this V5 panel stamp door model, providing a maintenance-free finish that looks great, year after year.

Choose the Best

No matter which door you choose, you can trust that garage doors from Overhead Door are the most dependable in the industry. Durable and long lasting, our selection of garage doors will not only add style to your home but also provide security for your family.

Still need some help deciding which door is best for you? Schedule a design consultation by clicking HERE or on the image below! We're happy to help you!

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