There is a force enabling the garage door to move. And it’s not the opener. It’s the garage door springs. Let us make it simple. If you don’t have the right set of springs, the door won’t operate well. And the springs will break faster than they should. If they springs are not adjusted well, the door won’t open straight. And with the springs broken, the door won’t open. That’s a good reason for paying attention to their condition and frequent garage door spring repair. Continue reading
Let’s start with a statement: insulated garage doors are good for you! Before you throw away the idea or turn your back to even thinking about it, consider two things: your needs and what insulated doors do. It’s the combination of the two which makes energy efficient doors so important (they are not called like that by accident). Your needs are straight forward. You probably want to enjoy good temperatures indoors and don’t freeze to death when you go in the garage Continue reading
It might be a beautiful season, but winter often arrives with snowfall and the freezing weather causes many difficulties. Your garage door will be dysfunctional and noisy if you don’t take care of it in advance. Low temperatures affect metal and since most parts are made of steel, you won’t be happy with the way the door works. Let’s see how the door moves. Simply put, the minute you press the clicker, Continue reading
Problems differ and so are their consequences! Some might almost go unnoticed and some will shake our lives. Despite the fact that all garage door problems are serious, they don’t all have the same effects to our lives. Weather stripping issues will keep the garage cold till seals are replaced but spring Continue reading
If you think it’s far stretched to check the electric garage door opener monthly, think of your kids and their safety. Think of the money you have invested in your garage door and your car. Think of your own safety and your convenience. The initial purpose of electric openers is to allow you to move the garage door automatically. Although this is a fact, it is also ancient history. Automatic openers were initially produced for this purpose and still today this is their basic mission but we have come a lot way since the very first operators. Continue reading
If you own a garage door, safety is your business, too! Do you think it’s accidental that governments, special laboratories and garage door industry members have come together into a common effort to put an end to accidents? Even one death due to garage door issues could be one too many. It’s our business because this could be our child. It’s our business because the numbers are astonishing and have been for many decades now.
Don’t you have enough dealing with problems all year long? Don’t you deserve some peace and quiet at least during Christmas? Though, who can actually foresee all possible garage door problems! You may go to bed knowing that your overhead door works fine and wake up to find out that the door won’t move!
Defending the value of insulated garage doors is not just green-talk. Despite their importance to the protection of the natural environment, they are the best solution for good indoor temperatures. If you still feel cold in the house in spite of the home door and window insulation, just remember how big your garage door is.
You might like the chilly winter days but garage doors might have a different opinion. It’s not odd that they groan during cold days and the movement is stiff. That’s the natural reaction of a mechanism comprised mainly by steel parts. They simply freeze and as one steel part rubs against another, loud noises are produced making the movement of the door more difficult and giving you a headache.
It’s hard to distinguish among garage door parts in terms of their importance. We often talk about springs and electric openers and disregard the other parts, especially the tiny hardware. Does that mean they’re of less value? Quite the contrary! The truth is that all component parts are invaluable and, therefore, their maintenance and the frequency of their inspections should be relative.