March 24, 2002 |
Question: What is the best way to seal a garage door? Answer: We assume you are referring to a sectional garage door rather than the tilt type. Generally speaking, a high-quality sectional garage door that has been properly installed is reasonably weatherproof. But even the best doors can begin to leak after long use. A simple fix is to apply a 1-inch-wide strip of rubber to the inside surface of the door at each horizontal section joint, from one side of the door to the other.
June 18, 2002 |
The garage door at the Salt Lake City home where 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted at gunpoint was open the day before the kidnapping, the girl's father said. But Edward Smart told reporters at a daily news briefing that he closed the garage door--which could have given an intruder entry into the family's upscale house--before going to bed. "It's one thing we need to look at," Salt Lake City police spokesman Capt. Scott Atkinson said at the briefing.
October 27, 1985 |
When I did my March 13, 1983, column on the Porvene roll-up garage door, the product was new to the West Coast market and was decidedly unusual. The situation has changed since then, but these steel garage doors that roll up like gigantic window shades are still relatively rare in residential applications. "Last year was the first year that California really started demanding Porvene doors," said Ed Lang, president of Porvene Roll-A-Door, Santa Fe Springs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1992
A 7-year-old Lancaster boy was killed Sunday when an automatic garage door shut on him as he tried to run outside, authorities said. The boy, whose name and address were not released, apparently hit the button for the door to shut and then tried to run outside, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Kaser said. The door frame pinned the child and broke his neck. The accident occurred about 7 p.m. in the western part of the city, Kaser said.
HOME & GARDEN
June 21, 1997 |
If your garage door has an automatic opener, you probably zip in and out every day without a worry or a care. But don't overlook the obvious: A 300-to 400-pound door moves over your head on wheels, springs and metal track. If your automatic opener fails to reverse when the door strikes a person or a pet, the result could be tragic. All openers will, if operating properly, reverse if the door hits an obstruction.
HOME & GARDEN
January 7, 1995 |
Your garage door is warped, cracked or dented beyond repair. As you shop for a replacement, be prepared to make decisions about such issues as materials, insulation and budget. Almost all of today's better doors are called sectionals because they're built in panels or sections (usually four) that roll straight up and back into your garage. One-piece doors, on the other hand, swing straight out and back, which means that you and your car had better not be too close when the opener is activated.