Things to Know about Your Garage Door Springs

The safety of a garage door is directly attributed to the system components working together.

  1. Torsion Springs (located above the door) are now the most common type of garage door springs.
  2. Most doors require two springs that work in tandem to make your door system work smoothly. Spring pairs should be replaced together, since the mate is likely to fail soon after the first, and any possible savings in parts isn’t worth the extra effort to repeat the work later.
  3. Correct spring size ...
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Replace your old garage door springs

The springs on your garage door are the most important part of your door. They can also be the most dangerous. Most garage door springs are rated for 10,000 cycles. If you do the math, you probably open and close your garage door about 4-5 times a day. This means your springs will typically last about 5-7 years under normal use. If your door has two springs, replace both, even if one is not broken. Why? Both springs were originally ...

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Check the Balance of your Garage Door

Door Balance is an important indicator of the condition and safety of your garage door system. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to test the balance of your garage door a couple of times a year.
It’s quick and it’s easy. In fact you’ve probably done it without even realizing it.

Start with the garage door closed. If you have an automatic garage door opener, use the release mechanism (usually a red cord and handle). This will allow you ...

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Prevent a Garage Door Break-in

All across the country police are experiencing an increase in home burglaries via the garage door. And in most cases the homeowners seem to have done everything right with one glaring exception.

Homeowners have installed security systems, they’ve locked their garage doors and still getting robbed.. how? The burglars are using the homeowners own remote control…. In many of these cases the car was parked in front of the home.. with the garage door opener in the car. One quick broken ...

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Benefits of Steel Garage Doors

The garage door is an important and well used moving component of a house. It is used to open and close the garage repeatedly throughout the average day, protects the family vehicles, yard tools and a majority of a home’s storage. It is exposed to the elements and generally has a pretty rough and tumble existence. Let’s face it; this piece of a house must be durable, sturdy, and downright tough.

Garage doors come in a variety of materials such as ...

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Top 10 Secrets about Today’s Garage Doors

(ARA) – In the last few years, garage doors have experienced a major transformation in their role on the American home. Today’s garage doors do a lot more than go up and down.

They deliver style. They can help sell your home in a difficult market. They can save energy and protect your house from powerful winds. They don’t need to be affected by power outages anymore. They can even tell you when you’ve forgotten to close them. Does your garage ...

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Simple Garage Door Repair Tips that Will Save Time & Money

If you own or rent a home, and have a garage door you have probably had, or will have a problem with it. Garage doors can be problematic. Sometimes they won’t go up, other times they refuse to go down. It is possible, however, to fix some of the minor issues that are preventing your garage door from working well, and the best part is for some things, you can do it yourself.

These simple tips will help you determine if ...

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What Is the Most Complicated Part of Your Garage Door?

The most complicated part of a garage door is the opener and its hardware. That includes the opener (motor), the springs, the tracks and brackets. All these parts combine to make your garage door work smoothly over and over and over again.

One of the most important parts are the actual springs themselves. These powerful springs are under very high tension and that’s what gives them the strength to lift the weight of the door. If you look at your garage ...

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Garage Doors as a Design Element

Your garage door is much more than it’s function

For most, the main function of the garage is the shelter for your car and the household items so many of us store there. With that in mind, it’s not hard to understand that many people think about their garage doors as strictly functional. Now, more and more people care about how they look. Garage doors make a huge personal statement about one’s taste and style. The garage doors have to look ...

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Non Reversing Garage Door Openers are Hazardous

Homeowners with automatic garage door openers that do not automatically reverse should repair or replace them with new openers which do reverse to prevent young children from being trapped and killed under closing garage doors.

According to reports received by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 60 children between the ages of 2 and 14 have been trapped and killed under automatic garage doors since March 1982. This is approximately 4 such deaths per year. Other children have suffered ...

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