Garage DoorsWritten by Matthew Anthony
You may think choosing garage doors is straight forward, however there are many things to consider, such as whether your garage is adjoining your property, is it a single or a double garage, how much clearance inside and out is needed and so on. Also, appearance of garage door can influence what material you use. There are four basic types of garage door and three different materials commonly used to construct these doors. We take a brief look at four types of garage door which are sectional, roller, side hung and finally common up and over garage door.
The first type of garage door we look are sectional garage doors. These doors open vertically and so are perfect where space in front of garage is at a premium. They are a versatile solution for a new garage door with added bonus of aesthetic appeal, which is obviously very important as most garages are located at front of house. A sectional garage door has a series of hinged horizontal panels that lift up and lie parallel with ceiling of garage when door is opened. There is no overhang or canopy and it is possible to park a car right up next to door as there is no protrusion at any point of operation of opening door.
Roller garage doors are very similar to sectional garage doors. The major difference is need for a certain amount of headroom inside garage above door opening. This is because door rolls up inside a drum above opening of garage door. Like a sectional door there is no need to allow any room inside or out to operate door. Also, roller doors are often automatic.
Tips for Taking Care of Fine Wood FurnitureWritten by Terry Weadock
Now that you have purchased some fine wood furniture, it is important to take proper care of it. With some basic care, your fine furniture can last for years, and stay just as beautiful as day you bought it. Below are some tips on taking proper care of wood furniture. 1. Wood Furniture Care Proper care of wood furniture is essential if you want it to last. Keeping it out of direct sunlight will keep wood finish from fading out. Even though many pieces of new wood furniture come with finishes that are resistant to sunlight, it is still possible for them to fade if exposed to sun for extended periods of time. You may wish to close drapes or blinds in rooms containing this furniture during certain parts of day to keep direct sunlight off. Keeping wood furniture dry is also essential. If wood gets wet, it can cause finish to peel or fade, and can actually warp wood. Be sure to wipe up any spills as soon as you are able. Do not let them dry or you may end up with a permanent stain. Protecting tops of wood furniture is essential to avoid scratches and dings. Using a tablecloth on a wood table is a great idea if table is used often. Besides accenting look of your wood table, it will also protect table surface. Never put hot pots or pans directly on a wood table top. Coasters, trivets, and hot pads can also be used to protect your table.