What Is Your Most Used Repair Item in Your Garage?
What does a garage door with windows cost? The average sits around $1,500 with commercial varieties ranging up to $8,000 and custom doors usually sitting at around $10,000 or more. If you’re in the market for a new garage door, you may want to make sure your old one couldn’t be brought back to life with a simple fix or two before you commit to a new one.
Garage door spring repairs typically cost between $150 and $350 for both materials and labor and can correct a variety of door issues. The extra money you save by being able to repair the door gives you more options for an upgrade later on — perhaps to a garage door with service door, a door that is built beside the main garage door to allow for easy and convenient entry.
Speaking of room and convenience, garage storage accessories are a great way to add more space and breathing room to your garage. Garage storage equipment can be found online as well as at many home improvement stores. Options range from tool storage to large bins for holiday decorations and much more. Once you’re happy with your garage, you’re more likely to spend time in there with your tools. Of which, there are plenty.
After spending most of the weekend cleaning up the water damage from the washing machine leak, it was both frustrating and a relief to find out that the solution was nothing more than an adjustable hose clamp. Although the water mess took hours of work by both you and your husband, the repair only cost a few dollars and took less than an hour. Once you discovered that the adjustable hose clamp had broken and caused the leak, your husband simply went to the garage and found the part that he needed for the repair. In fact, an adjustable hose clamp, your husband claims, is as versatile a tool as WD-40 and duct tape when it comes to repairing many of the projects around the house.
Both plastic and stainless steel hose clamps can be successfully used in a variety of settings. Available in sizes from large hose clamps to very small hose clamps, these versatile tools helps home owners and professional repair personnel connect hoses to machines, tubes to air conditioners, and gas lines to tractors.
Hose clamps come in several different types and sizes. Some of the types include worm gear clamps, spring clamps, and wire clamps. They all, however, serve the same basic purpose: to securely connect two items. Without the proper quality and size hose clamp, the seal has a risk of leaking gas, liquid, or other substances. In the case of a home washing machine or dishwasher, for example, an inferior quality clamp can mean gallons of water damaging flooring, ceilings, and drywall. The part may be simple, but if it is not of a high enough quality, it may not perform the way it is supposed to.
To ensure a good seal between a hose and a barb, for instance, the barb in a hose clamp must be free of nicks, scratches, or contamination. Any of these defects can lead to a weakened part of the clamp that could result in an expensive and extensive leak. Some mechanics and home repair service people rely on a more sturdy screw clamp, which consists of galvanized or stainless steel bands. These bands create a more reliable screw thread pattern that has been cut or pressed.