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The Importance of a Battery Backup on Your Garage Door Opener

The modern overhead garage door is one of those things that most people take for granted. They don’t remember a time when entering the garage entailed more than just pushing a button while moving up the driveway and having the door close automatically behind them once they were safely inside. But all it takes to bring back the not-so-good old days is one good old fashioned power outage. When that happens everyone is suddenly reminded what life was like when you had to get out of your car and manually lift and close the door. Everyone, that is, except those people who have a battery backup on their overhead door.

Battery Backup

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Garages and Carports: What are the Differences and Which is Right for You?

If the time has come to build a shelter for your car, van, boat or other vehicle(s) you have two basic choices: the garage or the carport. Which one you choose will be driven by a slew of factors from the climate where you live to the type of vehicle you need to house to the security situation in your neighborhood and, of course, your budget. Even then it’s not a simple choice to make because either one will then drive other considerations like maintenance, potential garage door repair and scalability for years to come. Below we’re going to look at the relative merits of each type of vehicle shelter and hopefully help you determine which one might be right for you.

Carport

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Garage Roofing Options: Everything You Need to Know

When a garage is built into the floor plan of the house it shares a roof with the house, so whatever style of roof is on the house is also on the garage. However, when the garage is detached from the house you have more leeway as far at picking a style for your garage roof. Keep in mind though that as a general rule you want all the different structures on the property to share major design cues as much as possible, just to tie the property together and maintain a sense of continuity. That said you can still get away with a bit of independence when it comes to the roof of your detached garage. And the further away from the house it is the greater your design leeway.

Garage Roofing

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