We’re getting a new door, can we keep the old track?

We recommend replacing the track when you replace the door. Every brand of garage door has been designed to work with a specific type of track. Additionally, replacing your track is an inexpensive way to ensure that your entire garage door system is as a safe as possible. By replacing your track you also ensure that your door warranty will apply, in the event that you have a problem.

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Where can I buy torsion springs?

We get this all the time… Where can I buy torsion springs?

Let’s start with this… Torsion springs are not normally for sale to the general public and usually cannot be found in home improvement stores. This to prevent people without proper training from being injured in the process of a spring repair. Each year thousands of visits to hospital emergency rooms are attributed to attempting this repair. (20,000 plus).

The simple answer is don’t try it… It is highly advised ...

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Common Factors that affect Garage Door Repair Costs

Garage doors are one of the major entries into your home, so you want to be sure that they are secure and in good working order. If you’re having problems with your current door, then you need to have a garage door professional determine if it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. Here are some of the most common factors that will affect the cost of a garage door repair.


Depending on the style of your door, ...

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Garage Door Opener Repair – cost factors

Having a malfunctioning garage door opener can be an inconvenience, but also affects the safety of your home. You want to make sure that your opener is working properly so that it opens and closes the door promptly, and doesn’t accidentally close on a person or a pet. You also want to ensure that it closes securely to keep your home safe from intruders who might enter through your garage. If you need a garage door opener repair, here are ...

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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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