Garage Doors are a lot like people – the Top Reasons Garage Door Springs Break

Garage Doors are a lot like people. Age catches up to us all – Rust can make movement difficult and cold affects us as we get older.

Age:

In todays’ modern garage doors Torsion springs provide over 90% of the lift needed to raise a garage door so they are critical to your doors’ operation and just like my body; torsion springs simply wear out over time. The question is, how much time?

How long a garage door spring will last depends on ...

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Remodeling Plans? -Think New Garage Doors!

If you’re contemplating home remodeling projects, you should be thinking about upgrading your garage doors. New garage doors will have a big impact on two key factors – Curb appeal and ROI.

In many current home designs the garage doors can be up to 30% of what people see from the street. New, upgraded doors can make a significant statement on curb appeal. If your garage doors are clearly visible to passersby, you shouldn’t ignore them during a remodel. In fact, ...

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Maintaining a Commercial Garage Door

If you have a commercial warehouse or garage, you need to be very particular about your garage door maintenance. Commercial garage doors often get heavy use and that means they need maintenance frequently. So, if you don’t want to experience any hassles after opening up your garage, ensure that you get your garage door serviced by a professional regularly. The smart money is on signing up for a planned maintenance program with your local commercial door professional.

If you want to ...

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Garage Door Education: R-Value 101

The garage is often the largest opening to a house, making it very vulnerable to weather extremes. An insulated garage door can help reduce the transfer of heat or cold air into your garage and other areas of your home, thus improving your home’s overall energy efficiency.

When doing research on different types of garage doors, you may have come across an “R-Value” measurement associated with garage door insulation.

What is R-Value?

R-Value is a measure of thermal resistance used in the building ...

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Garage Door Maintenance is Important!

Most of us have garage doors. But we usually do not think about them much until they need repairing. That is the time that you normally start looking for a garage door repair professional.

The truth is, you will be a lot better off if you do not wait until the doors stop working to call a service company. There is regular maintenance that the company can do to help keep your doors from breaking down. At these appointments, the service ...

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Why is my remote not working at all?

First look at your wall button is the light (led) blinking? If so this could mean one of two things. One; the lock button has been pushed – this is a simple fix – simply push the lock button for 3-5 seconds and release then try your remote. If your wall button does not have a lock button, this means that your remotes need to be reprogrammed this will occur for two reasons: power outage or a bad circuit board ...

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Prepare Your Home and Family for Power Outages

A recent study conducted by Zoomerang found that 93 percent of homeowners reported having experienced a power outage this year alone, with some outages lasting hours or even days. Every family should prepare an emergency kit for storms and power outages and keep it in a central location. The kit should include:

  • Flashlights, extra batteries, matches and candles
  • A battery-operated weather radio
  • A fully charged cell phone battery
  • First aid supplies
  • Bottled water and nonperishable packaged or canned foods and snacks
  • Blankets, towels and pillows

Don’t Forget ...

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Why You Should Replace You Old Tilt-Up Garage Door

For years the standard of quality in garage doors was the wooden one-piece tilt-up door. These doors were particularly popular on homes built in the 1960’s and 70’s and, while many continue to operate well, they should be replaced with a modern sectional door.

Here are some things to consider.

Space:

Old tilt up doors swing outward away from the door frame and reduce space and/or can hit objects (like your car) in the driveway. Sectional garage doors roll straight up.

Springs:

Tilt-up garage doors ...

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10 Garage Door Safety and Security Tips

Garages are great for a whole range of reasons—storage, home projects, play—but, for all of those reasons, they can also pose safety and security challenges. Through the International Door Association (IDA) and the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), the Overhead Door Corporation has prepared this list of tips for keeping everyone and everything safe and secure.

  1. Make sure the garage door opener control button is out of the reach of small children. It should be located 4-5ft above the ...
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Garage Doors are Just like your Car

You know when your car is due for a tune up and oil change, but what about your garage door? Just like your car, garage doors need tune ups and inspections, and for many of the same reasons.

You’ve heard the phrase “Pay me now or pay me later” when it comes to car repairs… the same can be true about your garage door.

You probably don’t think much about your garage door until it won’t open. Garage doors can weigh hundreds ...

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