Garage. Friday , October 20th , 2017 - 19:03:13 PM
I have been involved in numerous garage door lawsuits where many different reasons for an injury have occurred. Having been retained as expert witness for both plaintiff and defense, several common factors have been observed. In many cases, unqualified individuals have attempted to repair or install garage doors. They have lacked the knowledge, skills or even the basic required tools to perform the work safely and properly. I have been hired as an expert by garage door manufacturers and installers to defend claims that they are not responsible for alleged product defects. In most cases, the components that failed, failed as a result of abuse or improper installation on the part of the end user. As stated above, the installation of many garage doors is not appropriate for an untrained person. An exception to this relates to "do it yourself" garage door kits that are sold at local home centers. A homeowner could install the door because these kits do not come with a professional quality package of hardware that should or would require special knowledge for the installation. These kits do not typically employ torsion springs that would require special knowledge, proper tools, and working skills to install. The doors are typically for light duty use. Professional installation services are often available through a home center to assist a homeowner in need of a specialized installation. As with most trade specific tasks, years of experience working as a professional installer qualifies tradesmen for their contracting license. The average homeowner watching a few television shows that give rough explanations of how to install garage doors is not usually qualified to install his or her own door. These "how to" television shows are no substitute for the many skills acquired after working in the field.
The rails come in two sizes 48-inch and 84-inch. Each of the garage storage racks and baskets will probably need a couple of inches of clearance to each side of the length listed in the products description, where as garage cabinets and shelves can butt up right against the next one. The trick comes in with some of the specially sports racks, particularly the bike racks and golf bag rack. These garage storage racks are smaller than the space that the items they store are. The Horizontal bike rack needs enough space to span a bike, but if it is put at the edge of the FastTrack it will take up less of the rail space. The vertical bike may block the a lower rail, this can be taken care of by offsetting the rails by one stud and hanging the bike at the end. Finally the golf bag rack is going to be almost as wide as the rack and two golf bags, since they hang off the sides. If you keep all of these considerations in mind, your Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organization Systems will exceed all of your needs as the perfect storage for garage organization!
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. They are available as a prefabricated kit, or built as a custom design to complement the dacor of any building. Commercial warehouse type installations often dictate higher security requirements. A good choice for this security type of door is the "roll-up" style that resembles a roll top desk type of door. This door can be manufactured with a variety of materials that can be as strong as the adjacent walls, making forced entry through this opening very difficult. Other common commercial installations include light weight aluminum single or sectional panel doors. These doors function more for closing off an already secured area than for assuring point security