Sidonie Aiglentina Garage Door October 08, 2017 14:02:40
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.
As automobiles were invented and came into consumer market there became a need to safely store them. At the time outbuildings were a type of unattached garages that kept the horse and buggy. The original outbuilding held the transportation and all transportation related tools. So consumers naturally begin storing automobiles right next to their horse and buggy in the same outbuilding. High society was the main consumers in the early 1900 s and they didn t appreciate their shiny new car smelling like horse manure. A new solution was necessary to keep them happy.
There is a wide range as well when it comes to choosing the material of the garage door. You can choose any one from Steel fiberglass plain old wood or polyethylene base don your requirements. Steel doors are the strongest and most durable whereas high density polyethylene doors never dent rust or fade and do not require to be repainted. Fiberglass doors can also be an option if you want some natural light to pass through as these materials are translucent and also maintenance free. Conventional wooden doors would well fit into your budget and requirements but the low initial cost might be deceiving as the maintenance cost is relatively higher than the other options; wooden doors require regular check ups for warps and rotting.
The first garages were one level heated buildings that resembled an enclosed parking lot. Each parking space could be rented for $15-$20 a month. The building normally housed about 100 parking spaces. The garages were publicly and privately owned. The owner would keep the garage clean for the consumers and it was adequate for what consumers needed. There were problems though $15-$20 was a lot of money for storage it wasn t very convenient and around 1910 there became too many cars for the garage s to accommodate.
Some manufacturers tout the insulation value of garage doors. Most people question this concern since the garage in most homes is neither heated nor cooled. If insulation is a concern to you lightweight polystyrene foam insulation can be added to most doors. Insulated doors will help to reduce the amount of outside temperatures that enters your garage thus keeping it more comfortable for you. An insulated door is generally quieter and has a more attractive interior than an uninsulated door.
Canopy Doors: When a canopy door opens it swings outwards and then slides upwards into the garage ceiling. This leaves one third of the door outside the garage. The security of the door is enhanced as the pivot points are located down the door. These doors are easy to install as no tracks are required inside the garage and the entire door mounts to the door frame. Canopy Doors are available in timber steel ABS and GRP. This garage door provides a good drive-through width.