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  • December 08, 2016 09:00:20 PM
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The Wessex Garage Doors blog provides everything you need when looking for advice and information on garage doors. From advice on maintaining and repairing your garage to articles on the benefits of different types of garage doors and more, the Wessex Garage Doors blog has everything you need when looking for a new garage door or garage door repairs. Take a look at the blog today for more information.

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Wessex Garage Doors Temporary Closure

We have made the responsible decision to temporarily close Wessex Garage Doors from 24th March 2020 for an initial period of three weeks in compliance with extra COVID 19 measures. We will be making contact with as many of our customers tomorrow but in the mean time we would like to thank our customers and […] The post Wessex Garage Doors Temporary Closure appeared first on Wessex Garage...

We have made the responsible decision to temporarily close Wessex Garage Doors from 24th March 2020 for an initial period of three weeks in compliance with extra COVID 19 measures.

We will be making contact with as many of our customers tomorrow but in the mean time we would like to thank our customers and staff for their continued loyalty.

We wish everyone the very best and look forward to returning for another number of years once it’s deemed safe to do so.

Please stay safe – stay at home.

 

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Temporary Showroom Closure – COVID 19

We are doing our best to operate on a ‘business as usual’ basis during this COVID 19 outbreak although we think it’s now right to close our showroom for the time being – effective Monday 23rd March 2020. Over the next few days we will post videos of our showroom working models however we are […] The post Temporary Showroom Closure – COVID 19 appeared first on Wessex Garage...

We are doing our best to operate on a ‘business as usual’ basis during this COVID 19 outbreak although we think it’s now right to close our showroom for the time being – effective Monday 23rd March 2020.

Over the next few days we will post videos of our showroom working models however we are always available (during working hours) to discuss your requirements over the telephone.

We hope to reopen the showroom as soon as we possibly can.

 

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Coronavirus Update – Business As Usual

We would like to continue to reassure all our customers and potential customers that here at Wessex Garage Doors we are ALL following Government advice in the fight to protect you, ourselves and our families from the spread of Coronavirus. We are all hand washing on a regular basis but we do, however, hope you […] The post Coronavirus Update – Business As Usual appeared first on Wessex Garage...

We would like to continue to reassure all our customers and potential customers that here at Wessex Garage Doors we are ALL following Government advice in the fight to protect you, ourselves and our families from the spread of Coronavirus.

We are all hand washing on a regular basis but we do, however, hope you won’t think us rude if we do not shake your hand when we meet and we won’t be offended if you choose to stand three steps away.

Whether we are coming to install your new garage door, or electric operator, or coming to survey your garage for a quotation we do not actually require you to be there as long as we have access to your garage.

We will knock on your door to let you know we have arrived but you can remain safely behind closed doors whilst we continue to work.  Many of our lovely customers like to make our team a cup of tea or coffee but sadly we have to decline this offer at the moment.

We will not be entering your home at this time so should you wish to discuss anything with our team we’d ask you to put on a coat, and perhaps have an umbrella to hand, and chat to our representative outside using the current Government advice on social distancing.

One request we would have is that as a courtesy you let us know if your household self-isolating – it will not stop us coming to do the work unless Government advice changes.

We will do our best to offer a ‘business as usual’ service with the hope we are able to do so for some time to come.

Please stay safe!

 

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Top Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage Door

Many people overlook the importance of cleaning their home’s exterior when it comes to spring cleaning, choosing to focus instead on its interior. While that’s absolutely fine, regularly maintaining your home’s exterior can not only enhance its overall look, but it can also give you the chance to regularly inspect your garage door to ensure […] The post Top Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage Door appeared first on Wessex Garage...


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Many people overlook the importance of cleaning their home’s exterior when it comes to spring cleaning, choosing to focus instead on its interior.

While that’s absolutely fine, regularly maintaining your home’s exterior can not only enhance its overall look, but it can also give you the chance to regularly inspect your garage door to ensure everything is working correctly.

If you are looking to keep on top of your garage door’s maintenance and functionality, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we have compiled some top tips on how to give your garage door a thorough spring clean.

Step One: Preparation

As with any cleaning task, preparation is absolutely imperative before you get going with it. Ask yourself, for instance: do I have all the necessary equipment ready and available?

If you’re not sure what you need to use, we have highlighted this for you below:

  • A Bucket or Washing Up Bowl
  • A Hose
  • Some Soap or Detergent
  • An Old Cloth or Sponge

Step Two: Cleaning The Exterior

Completing the cleaning process below will not only help extend your garage door’s usability, but it’ll also prevent the development of corrosion on its surface. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Spray the surface of the garage door with your hose.
  2. Gently wipe the door using an old cloth soaked in warm soapy water.
  3. Using the hose again, lightly spray the door to rinse off any excess soapy water.
  4. Allow the door to dry.
  5. If stubborn marks remain after this process, such as grease or oil stains, try using a diluted bleach instead of soap when wiping the surface.
  6. If you have a metal garage door, we would recommend applying a layer of specialist wax at this stage. This will both keep the door in good condition and protect the finish of the metal.
  7. If you have a painted garage door, keep an eye out for any paint flaking or warping on the surface. If you notice this happening, this could be a potential sign of rust, meaning your door may need repainting to prevent corrosion.

Step Three: Cleaning The Interior

Using the cleaning method and equipment mentioned above, remove any dirt or grime you can see on the interior of your garage door. One of the key areas to look out for here is the tracks the door uses to operate. Remove any dirt or debris you find here to prevent potential problems occurring in the future.

While it may be true that no one will be able to see the inside of your garage door from outside the property, keeping it well-maintained will help improve its overall durability.

If you identify any damage when cleaning your garage door, it’s important to deal with it as efficiently as possible. Here at Wessex Garage Doors, our team offer a comprehensive repair service to keep your garage door as safe and functional to use as possible. Contact us today to discuss any questions or queries you might have.

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How To Create A Dog Haven In Your Garage

If the idea of leaving your dog in a crate all day while you’re out at work fills you with feelings of dread and guilt, then don’t worry – we’re here to help. If you’re not already using it to its full advantage, garages can offer the perfect space for your pooch to kick back […] The post How To Create A Dog Haven In Your Garage appeared first on Wessex Garage...

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If the idea of leaving your dog in a crate all day while you’re out at work fills you with feelings of dread and guilt, then don’t worry – we’re here to help.

If you’re not already using it to its full advantage, garages can offer the perfect space for your pooch to kick back and relax in – chewing their toys, eating their grub, or simply getting some shuteye.

Dogs are known, after all, for their den-mentality; having a space that’s theirs and theirs alone. While it may be true that outdoor kennels can do the same job, with the UK weather the way it is, sending your dog outside in rainy, windy or stormy conditions isn’t always the kindest thing to do – regardless of how many shoes they’ve chewed up.

So, why not give them an area of the home that they can make their own? Not only will this provide you with an area of the home to shut them away in when required, but it’ll also get those tails wagging a little bit faster.

To get you started with creating a dog haven in your garage, we have listed a few ideas below. From insulating to decorating, let’s get started.

Insulation

First things first, you need to ensure the climate of your garage space is ideal for your dog. The last thing you want is for them to feel freezing overnight, or constantly on edge from any loud noises outside.

Therefore, make sure your garage – including the garage door – is properly insulated. This will help keep the cold out in the winter months, and the humidity out during summer. It should also help retain the heat you use to warm your home, meaning your energy bills could benefit as a result as well.

In order to reduce condensation especially during those hot, muggy days, you could also consider installing a dehumidifier. This will prevent any potential damp from building up, which could affect your dog if left undealt with.

Danger

Garages are often home to a number of potentially dangerous items. Whether it be power tools like hammers and drills, or garden equipment like shears and secateurs, there are several things you need to be wary about leaving out in the garage.

Therefore, when it comes to setting up the perfect doggy haven, make sure these potentially dangerous items are stored safely away. Use shelving units to keep harmful chemicals out of reach, and use storage boxes to house any items that could cause harm – such as nails, coins or screws.

Decorate

OK, now that you’ve set up the insulation and removed any potential threat of danger, it’s time for the fun part: decorating.

Whether you choose to go big and invest in brand new bedding, dog bowls, toys, and dog flaps, or go small and simply get your pooch a nice new ball to play with, how far you decide to go with your level of decoration is really up to you.

It’s important to bear in mind that dogs enjoy familiarity though, so make sure to provide them with their favourite blankets and toys when helping them settle in. Plus, if your dog gets particularly anxious while you’re away, you should consider leaving the radio on for them during the day or adding some of your clothes in the room; your scent will comfort them while you’re out and about.

Feeding

Dogs are all about having a routine so it’s important to remember this when introducing them to their new ‘home’. Especially when it comes to their feeding routine, you should provide your pooch the same pet food as before, at the same time of day.

Finally, you should also provide your dog with lots of water. If you’re not personally going to be there to keep an eye on them during the day, you may want to invest in a bowl that won’t tip over easily and cause a mess. Ensuring they stay hydrated throughout the day is, after all, vital.

If you would like any further advice on how to transform your garage into a dog haven, why not contact our team at Wessex Garage Doors? We can help ensure your garage door continues to function correctly, keeping your canine companion safe and secure in their new environment.

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Garage Injuries: Four Common Examples

Statistics show that ineffective garage doors can be incredibly dangerous. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 25,000 injuries are caused as a result from accidents with garage doors, and at least five deaths or instances of brain damage take place each year – and it’s not really hard to see why. […] The post Garage Injuries: Four Common Examples appeared first on Wessex Garage...

Garage injuries

Statistics show that ineffective garage doors can be incredibly dangerous.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 25,000 injuries are caused as a result from accidents with garage doors, and at least five deaths or instances of brain damage take place each year – and it’s not really hard to see why.

Garage doors are, after all, extremely heavy, weighing well over a hundred pounds. They also contain a plethora of complex electrical machinery and several mechanical components. All it takes is for one of these components to malfunction, and your family could be in potential danger.

However, it’s not just the garage doors you need to watch out for. The entire garage can be equally as dangerous, depending on how well it has been set up and looked after. Listed below are some of the key garage-related injuries to watch out for and some advice on how to prevent the issues.

Cuts

One of the most common garage-related injuries there is, it can be very easy to cut yourself while in the garage. Garages are frequently used to house tools and garden equipment, each of which often feature serrated edges and sharp blades.

It can also be easy to catch your fingers in the garage door as it’s opening and closing which, in turn, can cause potentially serious burns, cuts and even traumatic amputations (i.e. finger loss). This is one of the more common injuries children suffer when in the garage, so make sure to keep an extra close eye on them and their prying fingers.

Head Injuries

Many of us use our garages to store household bits we no longer require in the house itself. Whether shoved into a bag, box or shoddily chucked onto a high shelf, when it comes to sorting the house out, it can be all too tempting to simply store goods as high up as possible.

However, when it comes to finding something you need again in the future, having your belongings stored so high up could increase your risk of a head injury, should it fall on you when taking an item back down.

To prevent this from happening, make sure you pack and store your goods sensibly. Put the heavier boxes closer to the bottom of the pile, with lighter goods stored on the top. That way, if the lighter goods fall on your head, they’ll do a lot less damage as a result.

Poisoning

As well as gardening tools, garages are often used to store hazardous chemicals like pesticides, bleaches and rat poisons. If these aren’t suitably locked away and contained in a safe storage space, there’s every chance that children or an unsuspecting person could get their hands on them, leading to potentially serious harm.

If ingested, hazardous chemicals like these can be incredibly detrimental to health. Not only can they cause life altering conditions like brain damage and cancer, they can also be potentially fatal. You therefore need to think carefully about how well they’ve been stored. Ideally, they should be locked away somewhere that prying hands can’t reach.

Dehydration/Claustrophobia

If the spring in your garage door fails, you could unintentionally get trapped inside. Since many garage doors now operate mechanically, via a key, sensor or remote control, unless somebody knows you’re in there, this could leave you trapped for quite some time.

While banging on the door and shouting may help to get someone’s attention, the longer you are left trapped in your garage, the more at risk you’ll be at suffering potential harm. You could, for example, become dehydrated after a long period of being stuck, with claustrophobia/panic setting in when the dark comes creeping in.

To prevent this from happening to you, make sure to have your garage door’s springs inspected regularly and put a failsafe mechanism or two in place.

If you have any queries about how to ensure your garage door is as safe as possible, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. Here at Wessex Garage Doors, we have substantial experience in garage door installation and repair, and our team are only ever a phone call away.

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