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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Too Much

The one whom I talked to about building a garage was able to provide me the whole expenses. And my jaw dropped how big it was, I even exclaimed that it looks like he is extending a room already, even the labor fee reached up to my neck so I said it is too much and told him I will just contact him if ever I will have the money already. So now I am contemplating either to hire to build a garage or to repair our window. I was thinking to put up a glass on it and the one whom I talked about it said for one window, it would cost P 4, 000.00, which is okay in my part since I would do it one at a time. So maybe I can do 2 windows in one month or 1 window in one month depending on the budget.

I contacted my brother-in-law if he knew someone who can give lesser budget for the garage. He said that he knew someone but during that time that he is available I was not. So I asked my brother-in-law to ask him if he can go to the house tomorrow. He agreed with me, so tomorrow it is, I will meet the other guy to ask for his fee and the materials needed. If he can give me lesser amount then maybe I would push through the garage but if not, then I will pursue the window repair.

 

 

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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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