Why Garage Doors Improve Your Homes’ Curb Appeal?

Curb appeal is an important consideration for your home – regardless of whether you’re selling or simply upgrading.

First, most people’s homes face the street. That often means their garage door is also facing the street and that the garage doors can claim as much as a third of what people see from the street.

Secondly, first impressions are as important for homes as they are for people. What does your garage door say about your home when someone gives it the ...

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Why Does My Garage Door Reverse or Open Back up Instead of Closing?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions garage door companies get – and, in most cases does not require a service technician to troubleshoot or repair.

When a garage door reverses it is, most likely, the result of your safety eyes being out of alignment, or something may be blocking the path of the garage door. The safety sensors need a clear line of sight between each other in order for the opener to close completely. These small units ...

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Things You Should Not Try to Fix on Your Garage Door

Unless you’re a trained garage door service technician, please do NOT attempt to fix any of the following problems. Being able to identify the problem however may end up saving you money by being able to communicate the problem in advance to a service technician.

Broken Spring

Most springs now contain safety measures in the event one of them breaks. Because of this, it may not be easy to identify the problem. If you notice a broken spring, it’s always best to ...

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Questions to Ask When Hiring Your Garage Door Company

You have a wide range of choices when it comes to purchasing or repairing a garage door. Choices range from huge home supply stores to the local handyman. Consider the following when selecting your company:

  • Selection: Do they have a wide selection of products to fit your needs?
  • Experience: Are they specialists? Is Garage door installation and repair is all they do?
  • Professionalism: Who will do the work? Are they trained/certified? Are they employees or subcontractors?
  • Flexibility: Do they offer 24/7 emergency service and ...
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Why Should You Use Retrak Door Service?

I believe that installing a garage door is not a do-it-yourself job. While installation might look simple and straight forward, a garage door is the largest moving object in your home and proper installation is highly technical. Connecting and “winding” the torsion springs can be particularly dangerous and proper installation is critical to the performance of your door. In addition, incorrect installation can void some warranties. A professional garage door technician should be able to install a door in a ...

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Want to Extend the Life of Your Garage Door? – Lubricate!

Your garage doors are something you rarely think about… until something goes wrong. One simple, inexpensive and easy step to extend the life of your doors is lubrication. Yes, just like your car needs lubrication so do the moving parts of your garage doors. Some aerosol silicone type spray on the moving parts should do the trick. Not only will regular sprays reduce wear and tear, but it can make everything a little quieter, as well. Pay attention to the ...

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Remember: 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.

  • Garage Doors & Openers are NOT Toys. Do not let children play with remote controls, always placing them out of the reach.
  • Teach Your Children About Garage Door and Opener Safety. Discuss garage door safety with your children and explain the danger ...
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Got Squeeky Garage Door Springs?

Garage Door Springs can squeak and be noisy. This is caused by normal use and doesn’t necessarily indicate a problem. Before calling a garage door systems professional, coat the springs with a spray-on (silicone based)  lubricant recommended especially for garage doors. This will often solve the “squeek”.

Remember, for everything garage doors call Retrak.  We are your Denver, Colorado garage door sales, service, and repair experts.

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Garage Door Remote now Working?

We’ve all had the experience… you’re in a hurry (either coming or going) and you push that magic little button to open/close your garage door and nothing happens.

It’s frustrating, but there are a couple of quick things you can do:

  1. Make sure the power is on! Many people quickly blame the garage door opener as the cause of the problem without realizing that the power is out at their home or neighborhood. If you experience power outages often, it may be ...
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Vacation Tips for Your Garage Doors

OK – you’re ready for the family get-away. But have you thought about your garage door?

Here are a few tips that can save you a lot of aggravation.

  • While on vacation or away from home for extended periods of time, unplug the garage door opener unit or use a wall vacation lock console security switch, which is an optional accessory to most openers.
  • Never leave the remote control in the car or with a parking attendant. It should be treated like a ...
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