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We don't have a particularly large garage, and we do anything we can to try and conserve space. The old garage door had quite a wide swinging hinge, which meant there was a large area where we could not store anything. We have recently switched to a slimline garage door, which rolls up overhead and has a much smaller profile overall. Not only do we have more space, but the new garage door also looks great and has made the whole garage look nicer. This blog is all about new options for garage doors with slimline profiles and modern styling.

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Four Issues to Consider When Choosing a Garage Door for Your Shipping Container

by Tyrone Cooper

If you are putting a shipping container into your yard to use for storage, you may want to add a garage door to it. This allows you to more easily access the contents of the garage, and it makes it easier for you to park your car in there. Here are four issues to consider when choosing a garage door for your shipping container:

1. Motorised or Mechanical

If you have power leading to your shipping container, you may want an automatic door, simply because it's easier to use. Even if you don't wire your shipping container, you may be able to power the garage door motor using heavy duty extension cords. If you cannot get power to your garage, a mechanical door that you raise and lower on your own is the only choice.

2. Access Door

Are you happy with the garage door being the only entrance to the shipping container? If you want the ability to access the container from different angles, you need an access door. For example, if you plan to park your car or boat in one half of the shipping container and use the other half for working on projects, you may want an access door so that you can get into that area without having to step over boats and things.

3. Welding and Installation

To add a garage door to a shipping container, you are going to need to cut a hole in the metal of the container. Then, you are going to need to fit the frame of the garage door into the metal opening. Some openings can simply be secured in place using screws. In other cases, however, you will need to weld the metal frame to the shipping container. The first option is easier if you don't have welding experience, while the second option provides a tighter fit. If you want the benefits of a welded door without the work, you may want to hire a professional to install it for you.

4. Light Optimisation

When choosing your door, also think about how it affects the light in your shipping container. If you want light so that you can work on projects or do other things, you may want a garage door with windows built into it or even a full glass garage door outlined with steel or aluminium. However, if you plan to add windows in other parts of your shipping container or are okay with artificial light, you may be fine choosing a garage door that doesn't have any windows.

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