Wondering why your garage door sticks, makes noises, and feels heavy when the cold days find their way to your hometown? It’s all due to winter. But since winters are not all the same in different locations and garage doors are not the same either, problems vary too. If, for example, you have wooden garage doors, there might be some panel rotting concern during winter, especially if the levels of moisture in your region are high.
Garage door upgrades are all about making life easier, safer, and better. The truth is that not all households share the same needs. Not all garage doors need the same upgrades. For example, a family with a relatively new garage door may only want to increase security with the installation of security cameras around the overhead door. Or, even inside the garage. Another family may decide to insulate the garage door – that’s a major Continue reading
Tell the truth. Is the garage door opener light the only lighting source in the garage? Or, do you have a few ceiling lights too, scattered with no strategy? And how about the bulbs? What about the color temperature? Let me put it this way: if you wait for Sunday morning to open the overhead garage door to fix the son’s bike or arrange your tools and you do that just to get better light, there’s a lighting issue in your garage. Continue reading
It may have served for years and it may do so even to this today but if your garage door is old, it will hurt the home’s exterior appearance. Even minor garage door makeovers may make a difference aesthetic-wise and some of these upgrades may be good safety-wise too. Naturally, it’s definitely worth taking a look at what you can do for your garage door. Continue reading
Garage door noises are oftentimes an indication that the tracks are bent. As you likely know, if this was the only problem, nobody would panic and stress over bent garage door tracks. Right? It would only take a phone call to the nearest garage door repair technician to come and fix the tracks. Continue reading
To face a malfunctioning garage door early in the morning could be very stressful. It is mainly because several factors affect the performance of a garage door. You have to check on each of them to determine what causes your garage door to fail. But, before any issues occur, some signs could show you it’s time for a garage door repair. Continue reading
Roll up garage doors are often seen in commercial business properties. But, this type of garage door is also a versatile option for residential buildings. Since we know how overwhelming it is to decide whether or not a roll-up garage door is for you, here’s a guide that might help you out. Continue reading
Garage door springs wear out over time. If you consider that they do all the hard work of opening and closing the garage door, this is normal. But since the springs ensure the smooth operation of your garage door, their sudden failure or breakage is pretty annoying. There are two usual garage door spring problems, which are often unavoidable. But before you end up late to your appointment because your car can’t get out of the garage, here’s some valuable information you should know. Continue reading
Is your garage door not closing at all – in other words, it is stuck in its opening position? Or, does it close and then comes back again? Or, does it come down but won’t close all the way?
As you can see, there are quite a few variations to the same problem. And no such problem is good news. If a garage door stays open – even if it leaves a small gap from the ground, security is at stake. Small animals – not always the cute ones, may come in – let alone the dirt and dust. Continue reading
It’s with regular lubrication that garage doors are silenced, move smoothly, even last for longer. That’s no secret. Lubricants act as a layer of protection between parts. For example, between garage door tracks and rollers. They also help some parts move, since they slide easier when greased. No doubt. And since they do that and parts don’t rub against each other – in other words, there’s no friction, they also remain in much better shape than if they weren’t lubed timely. What this means practically is that they also work better and last longer – hence, the longevity of garage doors when lubed regularly. Continue reading