How to Cover Garage Walls for Party Time

If you’re planning on throwing a party in your garage this summer, you’ll want to make sure that the walls are covered! Not only will this help protect your walls from possible damage, but more importantly, it hides all your junk!

This is the key to setting the mood for the party. There are a number of different ways to cover your garage walls. We’ll discuss a few of them below, giving you some amazing decorating ideas to transform your garage. So whether you’re looking to throw a 4th of July BBQ or just want to have a fun party with friends and family, these tips will help get you started!

Hosting a part in your garage is the ultimate compromise between being outside, but not constantly being the in sun. Not ready to have 30 people passing through your house at any given time? Don’t have a nice deck and pool? Have several kids coming that want to finger paint? I think you’re getting the point here… Garage party time!

Why a Garage Party
The real question should probably be: why not a garage party? Do you really need a reason to host an outdoor party with family and friends in a situation where you don’t need to clean up the house (before or after)? I think not. But if you’re looking for a few reasons, here are some good ones…

  • More people & extra space
  • Less mess (who cares about spills on concrete garage floor?)
  • A great excuse to BBQ and spend time outdoors
  • Refuge from sun and rain in spring/summer and cold in the fall

There are tons of events that can be held outdoors and in a garage space if weather permits. The most popular ones are always the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and of course, graduation celebrations. These are each great opportunities to to spend time outside with friends and family.

Another common garage party idea is for kids birthdays. There’s more space for kid games, balloons, decorations, and other festive activities.

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Is Your Garage Door Safe?

Garage doors can cause injury and property damage (including expensive damage to the door itself) in several different ways. The most common causes of injury from garage door systems include falling doors, pinch points, improperly adjusted opener force settings and safety eyes, attempts at do-it-yourself repair without the proper knowledge or tools, and uncontrolled release of spring tension (on torsion spring systems).

A garage door with a broken spring, or the wrong strength spring, can fall. Because the effective mass of the door increases as the garage door sections transfer from the horizontal to vertical door tracks, a falling garage door accelerates rapidly. A free-falling garage door can cause serious injury or death.

The sections and rollers on garage doors represent a major pinch hazard. Children should never be allowed near a moving garage door for this reason. On manually operated garage doors, handles should be installed vertically, to promote "vertical orientation of the hand".

Mechanical garage door openers can pull or push a garage door with enough force to injure or kill people and pets if they become trapped. All modern openers are equipped with “force settings” that make the door reverse if it encounters too much resistance while closing or opening. Any garage door opener sold in the United States after 1992 requires safety eyes—sensors that prevent the door from closing if obstructed. Force settings should cause a door to stop or reverse on encountering more than approximately 20 lbs (9.07 kg) of resistance. Safety eyes should be installed a maximum of six inches above the ground. Many garage door injuries, and nearly all garage door-related property damage, can be avoided by following these precautions.

Certain parts, especially springs, cables, bottom brackets, and spring anchor plates, are under extreme tension. Injuries can occur if parts under tension are removed.

Extension spring systems should always be restrained by a safety cable that runs through the middle of the spring, tying off to a solid point at the rear and front of the horizontal door track. The safety cable prevents hazards to bystanders when a spring, pulley, or cable breaks under tension and makes the system quite safe.

Torsion spring systems can be very dangerous as they are always under tension and release energy when the spring fails. Serious injury or death can be caused by the projectile pieces of a failed torsion spring. Many people have been injured or killed trying to adjust torsion springs, and special training and procedures are required to safely adjust a torsion spring, it is a job for a professional not a homeowner or DIYer.

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The Importance of Your Garage Door

Your garage door is an essential part of your home. Besides keeping your residence safe from intruders, an attractive and properly working garage door can also improve your home’s curb appeal, help with energy savings, and increase the home’s value.

Garage Doors and Home Safety

A garage door is the largest entry into your house, so you want to be sure it is safe against intruders making an unwanted entry. You also want it to be safe to use for people living in your home.

Many home invaders gain access to a house through the garage door, but you can prevent this by taking the proper preventative action.

Thieves sometimes cruise around neighborhoods with a garages door openers, looking for a door that opens using the same electronic codes. Often, they target homes that look unoccupied and where the residents appear to be away on vacation.

When you go away for an extended time, unplugging the garage door opener or installing a vacation lock keeps thieves out. Another option is installing a garage door opener with a rolling code technology.

Rolling codes garage door openers automatically change the electronic code needed to open the door each time the opener is used. Doing this makes it next to impossible for someone to open the door using another opener.

A poorly operating garage door can also be a significant safety hazard for people who use it. Two of the most important safety features are the electronic eyes that prevent the door from closing onto a person or pet and an emergency release mechanism for opening the door in the event of a power failure.

Your garage door specialist can efficiently and economically install a rolling code garage door opener, vacation lock, and sensors to prevent an accident and to keep thieves from entering your home through the garage.

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