Wooden Garage Door | Security

Wooden Garage Door

Many people who can afford to spend a little extra on their garage door, and are looking for a special look, tend to choose wood for their garage door. Wooden garage doors are more expensive then steel or aluminum but add more aesthetic then metal garage doors. One of the nicest thing about garage doors is you can add a nice stain that adds an extra vibrant look to your home.

Though what many people are concerned about is garage door security, especially when it is made of wood. When you consider aluminum is a very soft metal and can easily be bent and broken. Hard woods add more strength, though at a higher cost. The key is to make sure that your wooden garage door is maintained properly so that no rot or cracking exists that could result in weakening the garage door.

Garage Door Locks

The measure of security can be said to be in the quality of the lock. Most likely someone is not going to come to your garage door with a chainsaw. Most of the time if someone is going to break in they want to be silent while they do so. Therefore regardless of the type of garage door invest in good quality garage locks.

Working in Your Garage | Safety Tips

People usually hurt themselves while doing a job or a hobby that you aren’t very familiar with or you don’t do that often. Stabbed myself with a crochet needle five times already.

Most men like to work in there garage, I don’t know it makes us feel like manly man, but no the less we should still take precautions to make sure that we don’t injure ourselves or someone else.

A lot of times we just tinker in the garage with small projects, and usually nothing more that small projects. Sometimes though we need to make larger repairs and for most of us this isn’t our main occupation.

A few things to keep in mind next time you have a DIY project in your garage:

Garage Safety Tips

  1.  Gas explosion or fire: Ocy-acetylene, LP and other gas vessels and pipes should be stored and operated clear of vehicles, heat, stoves, electricity, flammables, machinery, corrosives, and other gas vessels. If you store any type of gas in your garage, try to move it to somewhere out of your garage in a ventilated but sheltered area.
  2. Gas fire. Gas or Petrol storage: This should be minimized, and kept in a secure, dedicated container locked in the trunk of a vehicle. Keep a foam type fire extinguisher in every vehicle and at the door. Use non-flammable cleaning materials.
  3. Power tool injury: Turn off and/or unplug your equipment between each job. Do not wear loose clothing. Wear eye protection. Keep untrained people and children out of work and storage areas.
  4. Runaway Vehicle or Jack Drop: Keep keys out of ignition and vehicle off. Put emergency brake on. Park on level areas, never on an incline or decline. Jack in an unconstrained area, with tripod support.
  5. Electrical shock: Maintain electrical appliances, lines and connections. Make sure all electrical equipment has a secure ground before operating. Don’t just break the ground off your extension cord because you just have two prong outlets, REPLACE THE OUTLET. Keep a foam type fire extinguisher at the entrance.
  6. Hand tool injuries. Wear eye, hand and foot protection for heavy handling, cutting, sawing, and hammering. Use the right tools for the right job.
  7. Dust inhalation, chemical and exhaust fumes: Work in a ventilated area, nothing you are doing is that top secret that you can’t keep the garage door open. Used oil must be delivered to your nearest lubricants supplier or Gas Station. Fuel or oil in a drain could ignite in contact with drainpipe gases.