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Attractive Ideas For Your Garage Door

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The garage door takes up a lot of visual space in your house’s façade. Yet for some reason homeowners often focus on their front entryway and let the garage door be. Instead, utilize the garage door as a chance to spruce up your home’s exterior. When planning a new garage door installation, choose a door that best complements, not dominates, the façade. Color Blend Door Because the garage door is so big, it can become the focal point of your house’s exterior. According to Better Homes and Gardens, a garage door that blends into the cladding color of your house lessens its visual impact. Choose a door that matches the style of your home or that mimics the direction of your siding. You can either have the door painted to match your house or use a latex paint to do it yourself. Garage Duo Another option for helping a door blend into the rest of the façade is to have it work in conjunction with the driveway to present an attractive picture. For this look, choose a door in a classic style painted in your façade’s accent hue. From there, design a driveway that echoes the shapes in the door. For instance, have a concrete overlay installed that’s stamped with the same shapes in the garage door. You can also add landscaping, such as boxwood hedges, that repeat the shape for even more cohesion. Complementary Door On the flip side, perhaps you have a small garage door. You can utilize this space to create visual interest rather than letting it recede into the background. One option is choosing a garage door in a bold color. Red is especially welcoming, while bright green and orchid are whimsical colors. Another option is a wow-worthy design itself. For example, a farmhouse looks charming with barn-style garage doors. A Craftsman-style door complements any traditional façade. Even adding a simple detail, such as a row of windows, can make the garage door worth a second look. Modern Garage Door If you have a contemporary home, traditional garage doors may not seem to fit. Indeed, you can even use a modern garage door to update a plain façade. Modern style is characterized by clean lines and a nod to geometry. A modern garage door is often made of anodized metal frames with frosted or clear acrylic inserts. A boon is the frames can be powder coated in different colors and finishes. For instance, if you want to perk up a weary exterior, consider choosing a bright color such as red, yellow or green. Just repeat the color somewhere in the landscaping or on the porch to keep the look cohesive. Give your house an easy makeover with a new garage...

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Tips For Decorating Your Storefront Windows If You Don’t Have Products To Display

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Not all stores that have storefronts have products to display. This can be frustrating because you have a wide open window that many people pass by that only shows people working in cubicles or talking on the phone. You might want to try to make your storefront look more inviting in order to make sure that people associate the name of your company with a fun, welcoming image, rather than a window into a boring office. Here are some tips for decorating your storefront windows if you don’t have any products to display. 1. Engage the Local Youth in a Window Decorating Competition Contact Girl and Boy Scouts in your area, youth groups, and other groups to see if they want to participate in a window decorating contest. Create a theme for the contest, like “summer” or “teamwork” and ask them to submit their designs by a certain date. Set aside enough money for window paint and window markers, as well as a small donation to the winning group. Review the submissions and choose the one that you like the best. Then, have the children come and decorate your windows on a weekend afternoon. This is a great way to get involved in the community, give money to an organization that is supporting the area’s youth, and get an adorable window storefront. Make sure that the name of the organization that you have chosen to decorate the windows is prominently displayed on the window itself to broaden its impact. You can do this once or twice a year and expect the window to last for at least a month. 2. Decorate for the Holidays or to Celebrate Local Victories Another fun thing to do is to simply pay attention to the news and the seasons to see what people are focused on. Then, go online and hire a set decorator or an art student to create a window display for you based on this theme. This will allow you to get a fun display that people in the community will identify with. For example, if a local college is playing its rival one weekend. hire an artist online to come and create a window display that has the team’s colors incorporated into it. 3. Hang Up a Beaded Curtain One easy method of creating an attractive storefront and providing your employees with some privacy is to hang up a beaded curtain so that the window is blocked by something aesthetically pleasing. If you use glass beads, they will catch the light and sparkle, which will help make your storefront look even more attractive. For more information, talk to a company that specializes in storefront windows and doors like Access Door & Glass...

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3 Garage Door Repairs Homeowners Often Have To Make

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Any homeowner with a garage has probably got an automatic garage door on the opening to their enclosed space. An automatic door provides you with an easy way to get into and out of your garage without having to brave the elements outside. This is especially important during the middle of winter when the temperature is bitter cold and the snow is flying. As nice as an automatic garage door is, there are certain things that you have to do to keep it in proper working order at all times. Here are some of the common repairs you might have to make to your garage door. Replace the springs. The springs are what helps to pull your garage door open and hold it in place while you drive in and out. Over the course of time, those springs are going to end up wearing out and becoming loose. When that happens, you run the risk of the springs giving way and the door crashing down on you. This could be detrimental to your safety and the well-being of anyone who might be going into the garage, not to mention your vehicle that could be driving in when the spring breaks down on you. Worn out tracks. The track is what helps to guide the door along the way. If the track is worn, bent or otherwise damaged, it will end up causing problems with the door being able to open and close. Your track needs to be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent all of the dirt and debris from building up in the tracks and causing problems with the doors’ operation. A derailed door could end up causing serious injuries to someone walking underneath. Faulty sensors. The sensor is what lets the door know that it is safe to close. When the beam is broken, the door won’t be able to close all the way. Oftentimes, the beam can be broken by something like dirt on the sensor. If that is the case, cleaning it will happen. However, if the sensor is bad due to age or some other defect, you will need to get it taken care of and replaced as soon as you possibly can. By going through the various components and checking for possible faults and defects, you can make sure that anyone going into or out of the garage is safe at all times....

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Broken And Noisy Garage Door Springs: Why A Professional Is The Answer

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Your garage door is an important piece of hardware attached to your home, but if you are like most other homeowners, you probably do not give it much thought until you go to use it and it makes a loud noise or does not work. Problems with your garage door will arise from time to time, and many of the problems you run into will involve the springs of your garage door. It is important that you never attempt to repair the springs on your own, as it may result in serious injury to you or someone else in your home. Why Should I Call a Professional? One of the main reasons why it is not a good idea to replace the springs on your garage door by yourself is because the springs are under tension. This means that each spring is wound extremely tight to ensure that the door can easily lift and close on its own. If you mess with the springs, you may accidentally release them, and since they are under pressure, they can break with force and seriously injury you. Another reason to call a professional company, like A Premier Door Corporation, is because the garage door itself is heavy, and typically, a single person is not able to lift the door and hook it onto the track correctly. If you do not hook the door on the track correctly, you run the risk of the door collapsing when someone attempts to use it.   Noisy Springs Often times, a homeowner may mistake a noisy spring with a spring that has been broken. A noisy spring is not broken, and it typically only needs some lubrication to stop making noise. To lubricate the springs on your garage door, you will need to clean away any dirt that is around the springs, but avoid touching the actual spring. Once all of the dirt is wiped away and removed, you can begin lubricating the spring itself.  You will need to use a lubricating spray that is designed for garage doors. This spray can be purchased at your local home improvement store. Once you have the spray, you can spray it onto the spring. You want to avoid touching the springs at this point as well. Once you have sprayed the lubricating spray on, you should open the garage door to the halfway point, lubricate again, and then open the door fully and lubricate again. Once done, close the garage door and listen for anymore noise. If the spray does not stop the squeaking, you should call a professional to check the springs. Remember, your garage door springs are under tension, and it can be dangerous to try and replace them or fix them yourself. You should always call a garage door professional to replace your springs for...

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Four Tips To Help You Prepare Your Home For Replacement Windows

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If you want to improve your home, replacement windows are a good investment for energy efficiency. These are windows that fit in the casing of existing windows, which may need work before new windows are installed. There may also be some windows that cannot have replacement windows installed due to things like custom window designs or extensive damage to the casing.  Here are some things that you can do to prepare your home for replacement window installation: 1. Get the Sizes Of Windows Where Replacements Can be Used Replacement windows are standard size windows, which you will need to check the windows for sizes. This is done by measuring the opening at the top, bottom and middle of the window. Measure between the jam and not the window itself. You will want to use the smallest measurement to size the window. Do the same to measure the height of the window. 2. Repair Woodwork And Window Casings The woodwork around windows may be damaged and need repair. You will want to repair any damage to exterior casing and interior trim. This can be done with a wood filler and adding a little paint. If the wood is too damaged, you can take it loose and replace it with a new piece, which you can usually find at any hardware store or lumber supplier. 3. Look for Windows That Will Require A New Window Installation If a window opening is too damaged or has an odd size, you may need to replace the entire window. This can be done for windows that need to match the replacement windows you have installed, but where replacement windows will not work. You can get a measurement for these windows and custom windows can be built and installed for the openings where the replacements cannot be installed. As an added addition, window film is a great solution to add energy efficiency to your windows. It can be used for custom windows and doors that cannot be replaced. If you have fixed glass in your home, it can also be used on the glass to improve energy efficiency. There are also films that can help reduce glare in rooms of your home where you do not want to have direct sunlight like an office or home theater room. Doing some of these things can help prepare your home for replacement windows. If you are ready to have the windows in your home updated, contact a window replacement contractor and ask them about some of these improvements for your home. To learn more, contact a window company like Beyers Window & Door...

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