By Lauren Vasquez
When the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) Reform Act popped up in Washington, D.C., last November, it contained several sections regarding consumer safety products - including a portion that attempts to clarify UL325 standards. If passed, it will be the first time Congress has stepped in to mandate safety standards to the garage door industry in more than 15 years.
Some in the industry say this congressional directive is necessary, while others call lobbyists for the bill self-serving and disingenuous. But all agree that the current UL325 standard needs clarification. What they can’t seem to agree on is how to do it.
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by First United Door Technologies
You are only likely to replace your garage door once in your homeownership lifetime, so when it comes to buying a new one, it’s definitely worth researching your investment – and it may be worthwhile spending a little more – after all you won’t need to do it again for a long time.
Here are five top tips you must consider before you start:
What kind of door would I like, and will it fit – and can I afford it? There are several different types and it is key to consider your needs before making your decision. For example, do you need to be able to park your car right up to the door and still open and close it? If so, look at sectional doors, which need no clearance when opening and closing. The sectional door simply rolls up vertically into the garage roof space.
Garage doors are used regularly and are subject to much wear and tear. So sooner or later, you will have the need to replace your garage door. Nowadays, manufacturers of garage doors are offering numerous novel features that were not available in the past.
by Earl Rivard
What is the most dramatic, eye-catching home improvement project you can launch into this year? It’s an exterior upgrade that adds style and curb appeal to one-third or more of the front of your home. The garage door.
by Earl Rivard
When the car became the dominant means of transport in this country, every new house of any size had to have a garage.