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3 Garage Door Considerations

If your home consists of a garage, the kind of door you opt to maintain or install determines a number of things, like convenience and costs. Adding an automatic opener to your door is a nice future time-saver that provides a convenience for those who would like to stay dry in rainy areas. Since automatic garage door openers require a system that makes them work, they also require proper maintenance. A Genie garage door professional can service the system as necessary and find parts that may not be sold locally. They can keep it in top shape so it does not fail suddenly and make improvements as they become available.

For your garage, if you are considering an upgrade or maintaining as is, here are three things to consider.

Type

Garage doors are available in four main types. They can roll up, slide from side to side and swing out as well as up. Each door provides a set of benefits. The door type you can install, however, may depend on a few factors, like space and current structure. Those who are trying to raise their property’s value and would like something out of the ordinary may opt for a door that swings out. Roll up doors are a good option for those who do not have the extra space to safely open a swing out door. For a roll-up door, you will have to do some measuring so that the tracks are set up well. Garage doors that open side to side are also practical space-savers.

Material

Once you have chosen your garage door-type, you will want to consider the material they will be manufactured from, next. Most garage doors are made from wood, steel or aluminum. Wood doors add a decorative touch and can be found in a wide price range. They do require re-painting every so often, though, due to normal wear and tear from the weather and environment. Steel doors require less maintenance and are fairly inexpensive. Aluminum doors have improved over the years that can be found in sturdier and budget-friendly versions.

Style

The door-style you choose should be the one that makes you happiest. Ideally, it will complement your home, be the right size and operate within any constraints that may be present at your property.

If you are considering upgrading your garage’s door, consider the type, material and style.

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Finding the Great Outdoors in Suburbia

At some point in your life you may find yourself living in the suburbs. This is where people get up each day and head to the city to work, raise their kids, and spend their days. Unfortunately, many think this means giving up on the great outdoors and all it has to offer, but in reality, there are a few ways to make you feel like you’re still connected with nature and all its wonders.

Looking Back

Don’t dismiss your backyard as simply a place for the kids to play. Turn it into your playground as well. Create a sitting area in the yard or on the deck or patio where you can lounge in the sun each day. A hammock hung between the trees is ideal for an afternoon nap, and a comfortable outdoor chair under a shade tree is the perfect spot to get in some reading.

Explore the Community

Chances are your small town has many outdoor spots that you aren’t utilizing. A walk to the local park where you can enjoy some sun or simply people watch is a great way to stay in touch with the great outdoors while living in the suburbs. Look for nature trails and bike paths that will lead you through the neighboring woods and past any area lakes or ponds. Even a dog park can fit the bill. You and your furry best friend can benefit from this time spent outside.

Bring the Indoors Outside

The best way to enjoy the outdoors is by making it functional. Use the patio or deck as an outside dining room. Place a nice table and chairs set there, and enjoy your evening meal under the stars. Even better, you can screen in this area to be enjoyed throughout the year. Screen enclosures in Jacksonville can be found through many professional installation companies such as Core Outdoors.

Bringing the indoors outside, taking advantage of your community’s parks, and making time each day to enjoy the backyard will make you feel like you are still connected with the great outdoors. You may still be working, playing, and living in the suburbs, but you will be reaping the benefits of Mother Nature.

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Building A Garage Soon

Finally I was able to talk to someone who knows how to construct a garage. He will give me the whole details and the budget by tomorrow. We won’t be using bars for the braces, he suggested Gemilina materials for the braces, and he said that kind of wood could not be attacked easily by the termites. I can’t wait to see the design that he will be putting up. It has been so long already that I had been planning to put up a garage outside but I just don’t have the budget and time and since I will receive my 13th month pay early, I think I can afford to build a garage. I have so many garage designs I have in mind, but I am contemplating of these two:

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This could be classy, but I think it won’t look good in our area

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This is what keeps on taunting in my mind, but I am not sure if I can attain this. It looks very expensive to me at all. Maybe somewhat similar to this will do, I hope the one I would hire will not price me that much or else I will be doomed.

The pictures above were taken from GOOGLE. Credits to the owner.

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Terrace or An Awning?

It was last Wednesday that our car broke down again, this time  I need to replace the battery. The battery was already over a year and so it gave up. I was planning to buy a new battery on the day I will receive my payroll. I don’t want to bother my husband again for this one because I know he is having a hard time budgeting his money right now.

On the other hand, I was able to talk to someone who can install an awning at our garage. He estimated the whole expenses and he said his labor plus the materials will be P 8,000.00 I was able to lower the price to P 7, 500.00. He said he will be using pipe for the awning. I am not sure if that is expensive at all but for me it is already but I can’t find someone to install the awning so maybe I would get him soon. But I was contemplating with an awning or a terrace with a park spot, which already have the roof. I was thinking maybe I could get a good deal for the terrace with a park spot that has the roof on it already compared if I will just put an awning as our parking spot.

I am looking for someone to estimate the whole terrace, I did not find anyone yet I hope soon though before I will come up with a decision and I hope whatever decision I have I will not regret it in the end.

 

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