If you live on a busy city street, chances are you will have issues with noise entering your home. Passing motor vehicles, men at work, noisy neighbors and other intrusive noises may constantly keep you awake. It may also keep you from enjoying your own entertainment devices. It can be difficult to hear the television or radio when noise is blaring from outside. If you are having any of these issues then your windows are probably too thin.
If you thought that a car garage is only used to store a car, then you're in for a surprise. If you take a trip around the world, you will find that your domestic and international neighbors are turning the parking garage concept on its head. Here are five of the most unusual parking garages from around the world.
A Car Silo in Germany
There is a car amusement park in Germany that has a 20-story silo full of cars.
Eco-friendly is the new buzzword in construction, but what does it really mean for the industry? Can you build a house without the traditional 2 x 4's using renewable resources? You may be surprised to learn how creative the solutions can be.
1. Straw Bales: To be fair, people have used straw bales in construction for centuries. The bales are stacked and covered on a layer of plaster. Using straw in this manner is both environmentally-friendly and energy efficient because the resulting wall is thick with great insulating properties from both the cold of winter and the heat of summer, up to an R-60.
When selecting a garage door for your home, one of the most important factors for you to consider is the building materials used to construct the door. This is because different building materials will ultimately provide you with a unique set of pros and cons.
Below you will learn more about the pros and cons that are associated with two of the most popular building materials in the residential garage door industry: wood and steel.