Identifying and Fixing Garage Door Spring Problems

Garage Door Springs are one of the most important components of your garage door. They need to have regular maintenance and repairs to ensure they continue to work properly and safely. If you are encountering issues with your garage door, look at your springs first. If your garage door has been squeaky (and door lubricants are not helping), or if your garage door isn’t operating smoothly, chances are your springs are in need of some attention. You may also need ...

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My garage door opener does not do anything when I push the button ?!

Yes, it’s a call we get often — What should you look for first?

The first thing that you should do is check to be sure that the opener is still plugged into the electric outlet. Sometimes it’s as simple as a loose plug. Secondly you should confirm that there is power coming out of the electric outlet. Plug a lamp or something in and see if it has power, or, you can temporarily plug the garage door opener ...

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Why won’t our garage door go down?

We hear this question/comment a lot: “Our garage door opener was working fine, but all of a sudden we have to hold the wall button down to get the door to close. How do we get the door opener to start working again?

This is often a photo eye issue. The photo- eye safety beams may be blocked, misaligned, or malfunctioning.

Start by moving any objects that may be interfering with the signal and verify that the photo-cell LED lights are illuminated ...

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Three Year Old Killed – Pinned by Garage Door

Please Please Please!!! This should never happen and yet it does time and again.

Another senseless tragedy. A life cut short because people don’t respect the dangers of an old out of date garage door system. Three things happened here that cost a life…

  1. Garage door “buttons” are to be set at a minimum of 5 feet off the ground – precisely because little kids can reach them if lower
  2. Since 1993 – garage door openers are required to have “sensor eyes” ...
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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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