Why Choose an Electric Roller Door for Your Home's Garage?

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An electric roller door is often associated with commercial facilities such as auto repair shops or warehouses, but they can also be installed on a home's garage as well. There are many advantages to having this type of garage door versus one that swings out and then rolls up onto a track along the garage ceiling. When you're ready for a new garage or need to replace your current garage door, note a few reasons why you may want to choose an electric roller door.

1. Quieter

Very often, a roller door can be quieter than a door that swings out and rolls on a track, as the door that swings works on a very large spring that pulls it up or allows it to roll closed. This spring can easily get rusty or collect dust and debris, and in turn, it can then creak and groan with every use. If you've ever noticed that your garage or a neighbor's garage makes a loud creaking or scraping sound every time it's opened or closed, this is probably an old spring. With a roller door, the sections of the door simply fold up on each other and work on a chain rather than a spring, so it's usually quieter every time you use it.

2. Easier to open and close manually

An electric door should last without problems for years, but if the garage door opener should fail, you may notice that the roller door is easier to open manually than a large door made of one panel. This is because the panels of a roller door fold up into the housing as you lift it, so you're actually lifting less weight as it opens. With a panel door, you need to lift the entire weight of the door to open it. This can be difficult for anyone but especially for those with back problems, arthritis, and so on.

3. Versatility for opening

If you want to work in your garage or use it as a type of covered patio, and prefer a bit of light and fresh air, a panel door typically needs to be open all the way so that you don't put pressure on the spring and cause it to break. However, a roller door can typically be opened only as far as you prefer; this may be a small bit off the ground just for air and ventilation, or you may want to adjust how far it's closed from the top to keep direct sun out of the garage. 

For more information and options, contact garage door professionals, such as The Roller Door Doctor.


14 September 2015

Creating An Organised And Functional Kitchen

The kitchen is the most used room in my home, and in the past, I found it could get messy and chaotic very quickly. Trying to cook dinner when you can't find an essential appliance or see past the clutter on the counter is no fun. I realised I enjoyed my time in the kitchen more and was more productive when my kitchen was organised and laid out in a way that optimised functionality. I changed my kitchen cleaning and organising routine, decluttered, got rid of appliances I don't use and moved things around to ensure frequently used items were easy to reach. I started this blog to share my tips for creating a kitchen that's enjoyable to use, and I post about ways you can optimise the space you have. I hope you find my posts useful.