The Anatomy Of Garage Door Spring Failure


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

Help, My Garage Door Is Too Loud!


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

Troubleshooting Common Problems With The Roll-Up Garage Door At Your Place Of Business


Roll-up garage doors are perhaps one of the most common types of commercial doors used in business settings. These doors are ideal because they are lightweight, but still provide ample security and weather protection, but they also require minimal space to operate because the door itself rolls into a coil housed in a horizontal casing overhead. While the roll-up garage door you have at your place of business will likely last you for many years without problems, occasionally these doors will face issues, especially with age.

6 September 2016

What Not To Overlook When Choosing A Garage Door


Although often overlooked, garage doors are one of the most functional parts of a home. Make sure you are taking your time to choose wisely. Failure to thoughtfully consider your choice could lead to increased maintenance needs, an unflattering design or poor insulation. Take your time and choose wisely for the best long-term results. Upkeep Requirements If you're anything like the average person, you probably have a lot on your to-do list already.

30 August 2016

How To Clean And Maintain A Wood Garage Door


Installing a real wood garage door will give your home a natural, rustic look. The warm, golden color of the wood will blend with a variety of exterior home shades, from white to blue. Although natural wood garage doors may cost a little more than their vinyl, composite wood and steel counterparts, they can add value to your house and property. It's important to maintain and clean your garage door on a regular basis to keep it looking its best.

29 August 2016

Researching Custom Garage Doors Versus Retail Garage Doors: Which Does Better In Garage Door Sales?


If you are thinking about starting a garage door business that focuses on garage door sales and installation, you may be wondering which makes more money; prefab, retail garage doors or custom garage doors? Before you launch headfirst into this niche business, it helps to do a little research to learn which door style sells better than the other. Then you can decide if you want to focus on one type or a mix of both.

3 December 2015

3 Options When Choosing An Electric Garage Door Opener


With garage doors, it's important that you have a suitable method to control the opening and closing of the component. While this was typically controlled manually in the past, steps have been taken to implement technology where possible. At present, there are three main options available when choosing an electric garage door opener: Option 1 – Basic Electric Operator These are the most basic electric operator systems on the market and typically involve only a retractable garage door and an electrical operator.

6 May 2015