9 Questions To Ask Your Garage Door Repair Company

Well, it happened… you came home and pushed the garage door button and…. nothing happened. (bet you pushed it more than once too!)

So it’s time to call a pro and get help.. but there seem to be so many companies offering garage door repair… what do I ask – how do I choose?

Here are 9 questions that will definitely help you make this important decision.

  1. Are the garage door service people qualified? Find out if they are certified. Do technicians ...
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Simple Steps that will Save Money On Garage Door Repairs

Garage doors and automatic openers are something most people don’t think about until they stop working. Keeping your car or other equipment in the garage helps to prevent theft while keeping your items in a clean and convenient location. However, when your garage door won’t open and you don’t have time to call a repair man to come and look at your garage door, here are a few steps to take when you need to leave and your car is ...

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Is there a Monster in your Garage?

Do you hear horrible sounds coming from your garage every time someone uses the garage door? Does your garage door wake you up when used? Or do you worry that the sound is annoying your neighbors whenever you push the remote button?

Whatever is causing your garage door to sound like a monster, it’s best to figure out the cause and put a stop to it before you end up the least popular house on the block – or before something ...

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Garage Door Safety – A simple Visual Inspection

A simple visual inspection of your garage door system can save you time, money and possible heartache.

At least once a year, you should take a few minutes to make sure that one of they largest pieces of equipment most people own is in proper working order. June is garage door safety month – so take a moment.

  • Look at the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys and other door hardware for signs of wear. Call a garage door professional today, if ...
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Garage Door Safety – Know How to Test the Reversal Features

Garage door safety has come a long way over the years, and one key feature of all modern garage doors is the automatic reversing feature.

First, make sure your opener has a reversing feature. It’s easy to know… from the inside of the garage with the door closed you should notice two sensor “eyes” located about 6 inches above the ground on each side of the door jamb. (note: these usually have a visible red or ...

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Garage Door Safety is Everyone’s Business

A few simple precautions can protect your family & friends from potential harm. Refer to your garage door & opener’s manual for details specific to the model you own. Then check the operation of your garage door & automatic opener.

  1. Garage Doors & Openers are NOT Toys. Do not let children play with remote controls, always place them out of the reach.
  2. Teach Your Children About Garage Door and Opener Safety. Discuss garage door safety with your children and explain the danger ...
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Warm Weather and Open Garage Doors leads to Easy to Prevent Crime

Warm Weather and Open Garage Doors leads to Easy to Prevent Crime. As the weather begins to warm into summer, windows are opened, people are outside doing yard work, and for many, their guard is down.

It’s this time of year that local police departments want residents to take precautions to keep their belongings, and themselves, safe.

Police say they typically see an increase in car break-ins, as pedestrian activity increases and cars windows are left open or doors unlocked. Crimes of ...

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How to reset your electric garage door opener

If your garage door closes briefly and then automatically opens, or if it stops closing before it meets the ground, your electric garage door opener needs to be reset. Although every garage door opener functions a little differently, for many garage door openers the following instructions will be applicable: Shut off the power at the breaker, or unplug the garage door opener. Wait 10 seconds, and turn the power back on. Press the down arrow button, and keep pressing it ...

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Tips on When to Repair Garage Door

Two things contribute to a long lasting product – quality and maintenance.

For anything mechanical to last long it has to be well maintained. This is also an indication that if something becomes damaged or broken it ought to be corrected as quickly as possible. In short repair and maintenance of items makes them last longer and also serve the owners time and money.

Additionally, this is true for garage doors. As a result of the garage doors’ frequent use, some form ...

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How to realign garage door sensors

If your electric garage door opener sensors are not working, it could be because they have been knocked out of line and need to be realigned. According to a home maintenance professionals; realigning garage door sensors only requires gently pushing sensors into a position in which they face each other. The sensors should have lights that blink when they are not aligned properly. Re-position the sensors so that their lights are solid, rather than blinking.

Retrak Door Service specializes in garage ...

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