katrina maurye Garage, 2017-09-26 10:47:21. In the past, the biggest concern with operating an overhead garage door was the potential risks associated with the springs used for balancing the door weight. Pre mid 1960’s garage door installations typically relied upon a pair of stretched (tensioned) springs to assist the operation of the garage door pivoting hinges. These springs became loaded (tensioned) as the door was moved into the closed position. Unloading (releasing) of the stored spring energy occurred as the door was opened to the horizontal overhead position. One of the most dangerous aspects of these spring systems was that after a period of time, often without any maintenance or inspection, the points of attachment of these springs would rust or become weak. This weakening of the springs or points of attachment would often lead to an inadvertent explosive failure flinging the broken spring components across the garage, embedding the spring or steel components into the garage walls, cars or other items in the path of travel. Unfortunately, sometimes people were in the path of travel of these explosive occurrences. As these springs failed, as an attempted safeguard, some manufacturers devised a "caging" system for the springs. These cages were retrofitted onto the stretched springs in an attempt to capture the parts that would release if a failure occurred. While these caging devices were helpful, they were not completely effective. Some of these spring devices are still in use today. Whenever this condition exists or the quality of garage components are questionable, a qualified professional service technician should be consulted.
katrina maurye Door garage, 2017-03-13 07:11:00. Constructed of solid and extremely durable materials and available in a wide selection of very appealing designs, selecting garage doors in modern times will add pleasing architectural detailing to the homes where they are used. You will find garage doors in modern times, for example, made from the finest woods in square, arched, or rectangular designs. Some garage doors in modern times also have glass inserts to brighten your garage’s interior with natural light.
pamelia mair Garage, 2017-03-08 18:16:33. The most important consideration when considering purchasing garage storage products is determining what you intend to store. It doesn’t make sense to buy a bunch of garage cabinets if your primary needs are to store tall yard tools and sports equipment, you would be better-suited buying garage storage racks or even specialty sports equipment racks.
katrina maurye Garage, 2017-03-10 18:18:08. Furthermore there are some signs to look out for, when judging a car garage. The first thing you will notice when you walk into a workshop is how clean and tidy it is, are the comfortable areas looking comfortable? Is there an MOT viewing area? This would show the garage has nothing to hide when it comes to servicing your car and any respectable and reputable company takes customer service into great consideration.
katrina maurye Garage, 2017-03-11 18:18:09. When someone steps into your garage what impression do they get - an organised and methodical person or a chaotic ’clutterhugger’? Well there are those beyond redemption of course but for most of us we have to admit that the garage is not exactly how we would like it. In fairness that probably doesn’t mean we are psychologically unhinged it just means that we haven’t got round to it and even when we do, where do we start and how?
pamelia mair Garage, 2017-03-09 18:16:43. Car garages are now on every corner, with new stations opening every day. It can be hard finding the right garage for you and your car when there’s so many to choose from, different specialists or your worried about your warranty, there are many different factors in choosing the right car garage. People today tend to use online services to help them find the right garage, this can be useful in saving time searching through the mountain of garages in and around your area. Once finding a selection of local garages in the area the next step is to find what each garage specialize’s in and compare prices.
alyse heskett Door garage, 2017-03-14 07:11:02. Garage doors for bigger garages. Up-and-over garage doors are one piece doors that swing out and then up, lying parallel to the ceiling. They can be made from steel or wood, but glass reinforced plastic is the most common material used to make them. You need a large space before the garage door (from the ground up and from the top down) to allow the door to freely swing in its horizontal position. If you have a big garage, you should also consider the most traditional (and simplest) style of garage door - the side hung door. They hang from the side, and are basically double doors that lock in the middle.
vanessaas scenciov Garage, 2017-03-12 19:29:58. 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. With a torsion type of spring, the energy is imparted or removed by rotating the spring clockwise or counter clockwise depending upon the direction of usage. With professional installation, the complete loading of the torsion spring is controlled by the garage installer, and is determined by the weight and size of the garage door that it is operating. When this type of torsion spring fails, it remains attached and intact to the location on the horizontal control rod where it was mounted. I have not heard of or seen any torsion spring fly across a garage, creating injury from failed components as with the stretched older style garage door springs. This is not to say that injuries have not occurred with the torsion style spring. The installation of this type of spring is generally safe when left to a trained garage door installation professional. Severe and serious injuries have occurred when untrained, unqualified individuals have attempted to install or service this type of spring. In most installations, a warning tag is left attached adjacent to the torsion spring when the garage door is installed. This tag warns of the danger associated with the stored energy of this spring, and alerts untrained individuals to not attempt any repair, adjustment or to even touch the spring and associated hardware. When the label that should be attached to this spring becomes damaged, is removed or tampered with, it is important that a new warning label be reattached immediately to show the dangers of this spring tension