There are several things that can go wrong with garage doors. Unfortunately, there's not a lot you can do to repair your garage door yourself. The doors are usually very heavy, and the springs are under a lot of tension. It is dangerous to attempt repairs on a spring or twisted track. You'll need to call a professional to make most garage door repairs, but before you do, be sure to check these simple things first.
1 February 2017
A garage door opener that doesn't work can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are at least three potential solutions to try when your garage door is having issues. Read on to learn about them. The Programming Is Off This is a potential solution if the problem is not with the mechanical motion of your garage door but with its behavior. For example, your garage door might be going up and down at erratic times if there is a problem with the programming.
27 January 2017
If you've been having problems with your automatic garage door, this can be due to a variety of reasons. The track may have been bumped by a vehicle, a bracket may be loose, or the motor on the opener might be failing. If your door opens all the way and then shuts part of the way on its own, the tension springs could be breaking. While it may not seem like a big deal, when your garage door isn't working properly, you risk having the garage door fall on you or your car.
27 January 2017
If your garage door doesn't have a window, you might be perfectly fine with the look of it—or you might be intrigued about the possibility of adding one or more windows to the door. If you personally fall into the latter category, it's worthwhile to do a little research on some of the window options that are available at your local home supply store, and then call a reputable garage door service to schedule a technician to visit your home and make the installation.
28 September 2016
If the chain that lifts your garage door up and down is starting to lock up on occasion and you're afraid it's going to break, it's time for a belt garage door opener. Updating the system allows you to upgrade to a lot of great electronic features, along with great functional features. You can call the professionals to come evaluate the system you have to see if you need to have any cables or components replaced when you get the new opening system installed.
14 September 2016
A complete garage door spring failure can come as a sudden and often noisy surprise. A broken torsion or extension spring can be a setback for anyone with a growing "to-do" list of home repairs, so here's a brief explanation of how and why garage door springs fail, as well as a few pointers on how to prevent failures in the future. Age and Metal Fatigue One of the most common causes of garage door spring failure involves ordinary wear and tear throughout the spring's working life.
14 September 2016
Garage doors that are too loud can cause a number of problems. It may simply be unpleasant to hear the grating noise the door makes as it opens and closes. In some households, this can be a problem when a door wakes up household residents or even neighbors. And sometimes, a loud garage door is problematic because it indicates a maintenance problem. Here are some ways to diagnose and fix a garage door that is to loud.
8 September 2016