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Guide To Preparing Your Garage Door For The Summer

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Guide To Preparing Your Garage Door For The Summer

With all of the added summer activity, your garage door is going to get a workout. It is essential for the safety of you and your family to inspect the door, top to bottom. You need to be sure it doesn’t have any worn out parts that might snap when the door is opened. Clean the Door’s Surface Be sure you don’t use a power washer on the door or harsh chemicals because you could damage the surface of the door as well as the seals. Use a mild soap, such as car-washing or dish-washing detergent and water. The interior and exterior should be washed using a soft brush, sponge, or cloth. If you see any signs of rust on a steel door, you could have moisture damage. You will want to sand the rust and apply a primer...

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3 Creative Garage Door Ideas To Spice Up Your Home’s Exterior

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Creative Garage Door Ideas To Spice Up Your Home’s Exterior

Your garage doors are a part of your home’s overall appearance, and they can either blend in with the rest of your garage or make your property really stand out in positive ways. Here are 3 creative garage door ideas that you can use for new garage door replacement to give the exterior of your home the upgrade it needs. Arch appeal If your home doesn’t have a lot of texture (large windows, enclosed porch, etc), then it can look like a square box with little personality from the outside. You can help remedy this by installing garage doors with an arched or domed top. This curved garage door style helps break up the straight lines of your home while adding a contemporary flair to your garage. To really make the arch in your garage doors stand out, paint...

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Garage Door Not Closing? Its Photo Eye May Be To Blame

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Garage Door Not Closing? Its Photo Eye May Be To Blame

To help prevent damage of property and injuries, manufacturers usually fit garage doors with photo eyes. This is a safety feature that works by using a beam, which when interrupted, breaks the garage door circuit, something that keeps the garage door from closing. However, this safety feature can become a nuisance  especially if there is a problem with the photo eye. In such cases, it will keep the door from closing even when there is nothing in the way. Here are tips that will come in handy in helping you deal with a garage door photo eye problem. A dirty eye Dirt on one of the garage door photo eye sensors could cause your garage door not to open. This is because dirt usually interferes with the transmission and reception of the emitted beam. It will therefore give a...

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Call Your Garage Door Contractor If You Notice These Three Issues

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Call Your Garage Door Contractor If You Notice These Three Issues

Your garage door often doesn’t require much in the way of regular maintenance, but when it suffers a problem of any type, it’s best to involve a professional to get the door working properly again. Garage door contractors are acutely aware of the safety risks of working with a door and know how to get the job done correctly without complicating it or leading to an injury. The average person doesn’t have these skills and, as a result, could become gravely injured simply by approaching the repair job in the wrong way. Here are three garage door issues that you might experience and why they call for the help of a contractor. Broken Door Spring The heavy spring located above the inside of the door is responsible for helping you open and close the door with ease, given the...

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How To Tell When A Garage Door Should Be Replaced

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Tell When A Garage Door Should Be Replaced

Are you debating on whether you should replace your malfunctioning garage door or invest in multiple repairs? Although damaged garage door parts can usually be replaced, it might be time for you to get rid of the door altogether. Below, learn a few helpful things that can help you decide if it is time to get a new garage door or not. The Garage Door Moves in an Erratic Manner If your garage door sometimes open and close in a smooth manner, but suddenly begins to jerk at other times, you might have a serious problem. For instance, the torsion springs might be damaged and causing the door to function in such an erratic manner. Damaged torsion springs are a serious problem because they can snap loose when you least expect it to happen, which might result in a...

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