When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.
When it's time to build a new garage or replace the garage door, you have several options available to you. Many homeowners opt for the standard garage door that is one piece and which folds out and then slides up a track to the ceiling of the garage.
While this may be a popular choice, an electric roller door for your garage can offer many advantages for your home. Note a few of those here so you can determine if it's the right choice for you:
1. Space savings
The space savings of a roller door may be the most obvious advantage, but you may not have thought about how much space it can save, and where. If you want to add a shelf to your garage's roof, a roller door won't interfere with this area. This can open up the space you need for storing sporting goods and lawn care equipment.
However, a roller door also saves you space in your driveway. It doesn't need clearance to swing or fold out, so if you want to use your drive for parking a second car, you won't need to worry about moving it every time you want to open the garage door.
Note too that a rolling door can be installed so that it rolls sideways and not just up and down. If you have a very low garage for some reason, drive a tall truck or have installed over-sized tires on your vehicles and need all the overhead space possible, you can install roller doors that open to the side. This too gives you all the overhead space you need.
2. Durability and repairs
It's not unusual for a home's garage door to need repairs simply because the weight of the door pulls on the tracks every time it's opened and closed. A roller door has its weight dispersed as it folds up into its housing unit, so it typically needs fewer repairs over the years. Because it doesn't operate with a heavy-duty spring that pulls the garage door up and lowers it as well, a roller door may also be safer to repair on your own if something should happen with the door.
Trying to repair or replace a garage door spring is very dangerous and can be costly, but if the roller door should get trapped in the housing or a chain should break, you may be able to fix it on your own or will face a smaller repair bill than with a standard garage door. To learn more, contact a company like The Roller Door Doctor.