Let us start with two facts:
- Soon or later, garage doors will cause some kind of a problem.
- You might get hurt if you’ll try to do garage door repair on your own.
With that said, let us move on and say that the good performance of the roll up or overhead door depends on many things. Continue reading
When you make eco-friendly home improvements, you actually save money in the long run and help the planet. There is a hype about energy efficient garage doors because they are actually very big in terms of size and thus can easily let cold and hot air moving in and out. So, one thing to remember is that an insulated garage door is ideal not only in cold but also in warm climates. We understand that it’s very difficult to choose a new door let alone an insulated one. Continue reading
Garage door rollers might not get damaged easily, but they do. It depends on:
- Garage door roller quality
- How long you have them
- Frequency of maintenance
- Whether or not you have the right rollers
- The condition of the garage door tracks
It’s not always safe to trust the price tag of a new garage door. What you see is not always what you pay. Don’t get alarmed, by the way! Nobody is trying to cheat you. It’s just that garage door prices include much more than solely the door itself. And it’s always the little things we hardly take into account which make the difference to the actual (and final) cost. Continue reading
It’s no secret that garage doors are some of the weakest points at any property due to their size and numerous parts, which wear and get misaligned. So there is an issue of security with these doors. It is no wonder why the last generation electric garage door openers include many more security features. Continue reading
One of the things you should fear in this life is your garage door springs. And it’s not bad to be afraid. You take precautions. And you don’t mess with springs. A large percentage of accidents related to garage doors is associated with springs. People try to replace them. Kids try to climb on extension springs. You choose the wrong springs. You neglect to replace them. You name it. Springs won’t only hurt you if they break but they will also cause an open overhead garage door to collapse. And that’s why you should never stand under the door. Continue reading
Look and listen! That’s the best advice to give to homeowners wishing to have control over garage door problems. No noise is excused unless it comes from the chain drive garage door opener. No corrosion should be allowed for the avoidance of more problems. But with repeated opening and closing cycles daily, parts wear. Over the years, steel parts are affected by humidity and corrode. With the overhead door moving up and down, fasteners get loose. The door might lose its balance and the old lubricants will eventually dry out. Continue reading
A few decades back garage door openers were the devices which simply enabled automatic operation. Today, they put total control of the overhead door at your fingertips. The years in between served as the bridge for the major transition. Openers became much safer as laws became much stricter. With the great development of technology, manufacturers were able to make smarter devices to meet the current needs of people. Continue reading
Winter time! It comes with difficulties since for every step you make, you have to put twice as much as energy as you would in the summer. That’s true for your garage door too. It is not fond of the cold weather. It makes it contract, squeaky noisy, and hard to move. And there are perfectly good explanations why wood or steel garage doors will react in a bad way to the cold weather!
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