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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

As the mum of five young children, I know how important it is to have access to a safe outdoor space for your children to play. Being cooped up in the house all day isn't good for the kids or the parents, but you also can't let young kids play in a space that's hazardous. When we bought our new family home, there was a lot of work to do in the garden to make it childproof, and we also wanted to make it a fun place for the kids to play. We erected a new fence, fitted a combination lock on the garden gate, had poisonous plants removed, cordoned off the pool and created a play area complete with swings, a slide and outdoor games. I started this blog to share my DIY gardening tips, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.



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Why Opt for a Roller Garage Door for Your Home?

by Darlene Jenkins

While you may often see roller doors in industrial settings and repair shops, they can also be a good choice for your own home. If you need a new garage door or are having a new garage built, note a few reasons why you might opt for a roller garage door instead of one that swings out and slides up onto a track inside the garage.

1. More secure

A roller garage door may actually be stiffer than standard garage doors, as they are made with corrugated sheets that are designed to hold the door in place. These sheets are needed to keep the shutter design of the door stiff and to help the panels to avoid wobbling in the wind. Because they may be stiffer than standard doors, they can also hold up better against potential damage. If a roller door were to get bumped with your car, a stray hockey puck, or the like, it may be less likely to get dented and dinged than standard garage doors. In turn, you may need to repair a roller door less often than you would a standard garage door.

2. Easier to operate manually

Many homeowners have automatic garage door openers, but if this should fail or you opt not to invest in an automatic opener, note that a roller door may be easier to operate manually. When you lift and lower a garage door on a track, you need to manage the entire weight of the door. However, as a roller door starts to fold up in the housing unit above it, you are no longer lifting the weight of the entire door as you open it. When you close a roller door manually, you are also not balancing the weight of the entire door at once. If you're worried about operating your garage door manually for any reason, a roller door can be a safer and easier choice for you.

3. Better insulation

A roller door offers better insulation for your garage as it's better sealed than one that swings out when opening. A roller door won't allow in rain and snow the way standard garage doors might. In turn, your roller garage door may make it more comfortable for you if you work in the garage during inclement weather. It may also offer better protection for your car, tools, and anything else you store in the garage and which you don't want to get wet.