Hope you enjoy the last official celebration of summer. Here’s a great summary of the meaning behind the Labor Day holiday.
For many households, the garage door is the main point of entry into the home. Garages can be used for many purposes other than just parking your car. Some of them are:
- Bike shop
- Game Room / Play Room
- Even a “Man Cave”
- Craft Room
Garage doors weigh several hundred pounds and have over 300 moving parts, so it is very important to learn a little bit about them. They can be a safety hazard if you don’t! Since 1990, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that an average of about 20,000 people visit the emergency room per year for garage door related injuries. A little knowledge about garage safety can go a long way in protecting you and your family from becoming one of the statistics. Here are a few safety rules that you and your family should know in order to help keep you safe around your garage:
- Test the garage door’s reversing mechanism monthly to make sure it is operating properly – If it is not, the door could cause damage to your car, or even worse, a child or pet that accidently gets caught in the path of the closing door.
- Be sure that the wall panel controls are installed at least five feet up from the floor in order to keep them out of the reach of small children. – Accidents can happen if children play with the controls to the garage door opener.
- Also be sure to keep the remote garage door openers out of the reach of small children. – Teach your children about the dangers of playing with the garage door opener.
- Does your wall control have rolling access code functionality? – Homes can be broken into by thieves who use a universal remote to find the access code to garage door openers. Rolling access code technology changes the code of your automatic opener after each time it is used.
These are just a few garage door safety points that you and your family should know. If you have any questions, give Sears Garage Doors, Openers and Repairs at (509) 795-3834 or visit our website by clicking here.
Fall has been here for a month now and it has brought in the cold weather. As the days go by, the weather will only become colder. With that being said, are you ready for fall? During this time, our garages become emptied as it is too cold to stay in this room. For some, this may mean having to stop a project that has been in the garage or a vehicle that needs to be fixed. Whatever the project or task, without the proper insulation in the garage, continuing your tasks may mean doing it uncomfortably.
How do you prepare your garage for the fall?
Weather proofing your garage is important for those who spend a lot of time here or have items that are sensitive, such as an antique car or collectables that are stored in the garage. Getting your garage insulated is crucial. The insulation will help to keep the cold weather out and keep the temperature of the inside of your garage consistent with what you choose. Not only will this help in the cold season, but it does the same for the hotter weathers.
For example, during the summer the temperatures rise and can warm up the garage let alone your home. An insulated garage will also keep the warm temperate outside from coming in and vice versa. Insulation works for both cold and warm temperatures and can help to keep you comfortable during any season.
By weather-stripping your windows, if there are any, you can add extra protection from the outside elements. This fall prepare your garage for the cooler weathers and you will reap the benefits in comfort in any season.
When the temperatures begin to drop and our cheeks tingle with the sensation of crisp cool air it lets us know that fall is here. Technically, there about 2 more weeks until we can say that the fall season is here. With that being said, now is the perfect time to begin the necessary fall time maintenance for all the garage door owners.
During the colder months of the year, it is important to inspect garage doors for several reasons. The main goal is to ensure that the garage door will function properly even in temperatures of below zero degrees Fahrenheit. An advantage to spotting and replacing any old or broken parts before fall season starts is that this is a time that is comfortable to do these checkups and repairs. For example, imagine trying to check the garage door and opener while it’s snowing outside. How cold and uncomfortable would you be? Do yourself a favor and plan ahead and prevent unnecessary hassles.
There are many things that can be done with a garage door. Many go the more traditional route and keep their cars parked and hidden from the outside when not in use. Then there are those who use this space for storage. Some are clean and organized, while others are cluttered. What are you using your garage for?
Here is an idea, if you have a garage not in use and an extra space to store the items that were once in there, you can use it for something fun. Now, imagine your very own Man Cave. Can you picture it? Are the walls painted or decorated by framed heroes?
With a budget and proper preparation, you can bring this man cave to life. Once you have your space picked out, such as your garage, begin planning away. Will you need paint for painting the walls? What kind of furniture will you have? Couch? Bar stools? Try picking a theme. This will help you find creative and distinctive objects to add to your man cave. Next is the entertainment…
If you have chosen a theme like NFL, then it is a MUST to have a TV in this area. This would be perfect to invite all your friends over to have a good time watching football in a man cave dedicated to the sport. Maybe include a gaming system like an Xbox or PS3.
Once you have created a list of your essentials, you are now able to constructively create a budget. You may have to cross objects from your list, if the budget cannot cover the price. Try to stay within your budget, so that you can keep your wallet, and possibly, your significant other happy.
Once you have a space, list of essentials, and a budget, you are now ready to beginning putting together your man cave. Enjoy!!
Having a garage door or getting a new garage door is very beneficial for your family, your home, and your wallet. Some may look at garage doors as a luxury, but the truth is, you may have been misinformed. Anyone with a home and interest in garage doors can have one!
Here are a few benefits of having garage doors:
Increased Home Value
Garage doors are an investment in your home and worth every penny. They can add up to an additional $7000 on the value of your home and it would cost you less for a new garage door.
Improved Appearance of Your Home
Having a garage door creates a perfect parking spot for your cars while creating “extra” space for your belongings that just do not belong inside. From the outside, your garage door gives your home a sense of being larger, organized, and at the same time, it is tailored to your preferred style. For those who plan on selling in the future, your curb appeal for prospective home buyers increases, giving you a better chance for selling.
This is one of the biggest benefits of owning a garage door. Being able to park your car inside a garage will protect it from people, animals, and bad weather. At the same time, having an entry door to your home will allow you to safely park and remove your groceries and any other belongings from your car, on your own time, without every feeling as though someone can catch you off guard or take a few belongings while you’re inside.
Sears Garage Doors and Repairs understands that not everyone knows the facts about owning a garage door and we are happy to teach you. In today’s world, garage doors are less complicated and easy to maintain. We provide many options and styles because we know that not everyone enjoys the same type of garage doors. We are here to help and lend a hand when needed.
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