Last updated 7 months ago
Your garage doors allow you to access the contents of your garage with a simple push of a button. While garage doors offer great convenience and security for you and your belongings, they are also powerful pieces of machinery that must be operated safely. Here are some essential garage door safety tips:
Use Your Garage Door Openers Responsibly
Only adults and supervised children should be permitted to use the garage door openers. If your garage has remote openers that are not attached to the wall, make sure that they are out of reach of small children. Also, be sure that your wall mounted garage door openers are mounted high enough so that small children cannot reach them. This will ensure that your garage doors are opened and closed safely, and with adult supervision.
Open and Close Garage Doors Safely
A garage door should only be opened and closed when there are no people or objects in its path. Even if it is equipped with an emergency stop mechanism, you want to be sure that the path of the door is cleared before you open or close it. If the door is in motion, make sure that you do not walk under or through the opening. Finally, be sure that all fingers and toes are clear of the bottom of the door and the door hinges before it is operated.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
To make sure that your garage doors are functioning properly, you should schedule an annual maintenance appointment with a licensed technician. If your garage doors become damaged, do not attempt to fix the problem yourself. Even if the damage does not seem severe, there may be an underlying problem that only a technician will notice. By properly maintaining your garage doors, you will ensure that they are functional and safe for many years to come.
At Florida Door Solutions, we offer a range of residential garage door services, including repair and installation. Call our Apopka location at (407) 884-5955 to make an appointment with one of our garage door technicians today!
Last updated 7 months ago
Insulated garage doors offer many benefits, including improved heat retention, reduced noise transmission, and increased usable living or work space for your home. Depending on your particular needs, there are several levels of garage door insulation to choose from. If you are considering insulated garage doors for your home, here are some of the performance ratings for evaluating a garage door:
BTU is a unit measurement that describes the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of a pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. The amount of heat transmitted or retained by a garage door is measured in BTU units.
The K-value describes the thermal conductivity of a material. This value measures the amount of heat that is transmitted through a specified amount of material in one hour. The more heat that is transmitted through a material, the less insulation it provides. So, if you are looking for a garage door with more insulation, you will want to find a door with a lower K-value.
While the K-value measures the amount of heat that is transmitted through the material of a door, the R-value measures the amount of heat that is retained. A garage door with a higher R-value will provide you with more insulation. Some of the most insulated garage doors have R-values of R-15, R-17, and higher.
The U-value is calculated by placing the insulation material between two chambers that have a difference in temperature of exactly one degree Fahrenheit. In the lab, sophisticated instruments are used to measure the precise amount of heat that is transmitted through the insulation. A garage door with a lower U-value will provide better insulation.
For help selecting and installing garage doors in your home, contact Florida Door Solutions by calling (407) 884-5955. We feature a wide selection of garage door styles including carriage house doors and custom garage doors for both commercial and residential customers.
Last updated 7 months ago
If your garage door springs give out, your garage door can slam shut dangerously and unexpectedly. The springs are what support the weight of the garage door and help support the doors as it opens and close. If only one of your garage door springs breaks, you should still replace both springs. Due to the precise technique required to replace a garage door spring, it is recommended that you hire a professional repair service to perform the service for you. To learn more about garage door spring replacement and general repair, watch this video from Angie’s List.
The expert technicians at Florida Door Solutions can repair your broken garage door spring. To make an appointment for garage door repairs, contact us online or call us at (407) 884-5955.
Last updated 8 months ago
When it comes to your garage door, it’s important to recognize the signs that indicate when you should get a replacement. Getting a new door not only eliminates problems, but is also a great opportunity to boost the appearance of your house. Florida Door Solutions offers residential and commercial overhead door installation services. Visit the links below for more information, and call us at (407) 884-5955 to learn about your garage door options.
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