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When it’s time to Replace Your Garage Door Springs

With a standard 12×7 garage door weighing in at approximately 150 pounds, it is a very heavy object. And contrary to the assumption of many homeowners, it’s the garage door springs, not the opener motor that does the heavy lifting. Knowing when it’s time to replace your garage door springs will not only improve the safe operation of your garage door, it will Read more…

Why is My Garage Door Squeaking, Squealing or Making a Noise?

Your garage door may look simple enough, but there are actually quite a few moving parts that work in tandem to open and close the door. And although your garage door may have seen quieter days, it may no longer be the case. You may hear squeaking, squealing or other noises while the door is going up or down. Age, lack of Read more…

When it’s time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener

Every day millions of people use their automatic garage door opener when leaving or entering their home. In fact, garage door openers are such a popular convenience that it is installed in nearly every garage.  And since they can last up to 10 to 15 years, we often don’t give them much of a thought until something goes wrong. But just like any Read more…

Summer Maintenance for Your Garage Door

The lazy days of summer are a great time for spending time with family and friends. Catching some rays, picnics and barbecues is what summer is all about. But summer is also a great time for performing some chores around the house like routine maintenance on your garage door. Before loading the family into the SUV for a summer time outing, here are 5 Read more…

What You Need to Know When Your Garage Door Spring Fails

Your garage door is more dangerous than you may realize. The average garage door weighs between 150 to 250 pounds. If it crashes down on you because of a broken spring, it could crush you. This is why it is important to maintain your garage door springs and have them replaced by a professional when they wear out. The springs attached to Read more…

Important Garage Door Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

Summer is here and that means school is out. With kids and pets playing outside, this is a great time to remind parents and homeowners to use proper safety around garage doors. We’ve put together a list of important safety tips every homeowner should practice. Test Auto-Reversing Sensor Automatic garage doors openers manufactured in 1993 and later are required to have an auto-reversing sensor to prevent Read more…

5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Replace Your Old Garage Door Opener

While you may be perfectly content with an older garage door opener that appears to be working fine, there has been a dramatic improvement in garage door safety, security, and technology in the past ten years that make them quieter and more convenient. Here are 5 reasons why it’s time to replace your old garage door opener: 1. Improve Safety The most important reason for replacing an Read more…

How to Convert from Extension Springs to Garage Door Torsion Springs

The garage door springs are really the workhorse of the entire garage door system. They provide torque the opener motor needs to raise and lower the door. The door cannot operate without them. There are two types of springs: extension springs and torsion springs. The type of springs your garage door needs will depends on the type of system you have. Most older garage Read more…

5 Quick Fixes for Common Garage Door Problems

The garage door is a modern convenience that we simply can’t live without, especially when it’s used more often than the front door of the home. Since things often go wrong when we least expect it, here are 5 quick fixes for common garage door problems. Nothing happens when you press the button. Don’t you Read more…

Why Did My Garage Door Fall Off the Track?

It never fails, your garage door was working fine when you arrived home after work the night before, but as you are leaving for work the next morning, you are shocked to find the garage door has fallen off the track! It appears to have happened out of the blue. But garage door problems don’t Read more…