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When your garage door is running smoothly, it can seem like the simplest thing in the world. You press a button and the door opens, you press it again and the door closes - easy as pie.
Note: This post is for informational purposes only. Garage door torsion springs can be very dangerous if not handled properly. We recommend you hire a trained professional to repair your garage door springs.
It can be pretty frustrating if your garage door won’t open and you’re trying to get your car in off the street, or out onto the open road. After all, your garage door basically has one job – to open and close (okay, that’s two jobs if you want to split hairs).
Garage door springs, like anything else, eventually get worn out after a number of opening and closing cycles, and need to be replaced periodically. If you see signs of wear – loose, sagging springs, gaps between coils, or even a complete break between sections of a spring – it’s time to swap them out for a new set.
Because a garage door opener is a complicated creature, there’s a lot that can possibly go wrong. Not only are there many different types of garage doors and garage door openers, but these are actually very complicated devices. Despite its name, your garage door opener is actually a series of different systems connected together. Fortunately, much of the time these fixes can be performed yourself, if you’ve got the right tools and are comfortable getting up on a ladder. But there are some cases where it's much safer and wiser to call a professional.
Nothing is quite as frustrating as when a garage door won’t close – from driving up your heating bill in the winter, to leaving your property vulnerable to theft and damage, a garage door that won’t shut is simply bad news.
Whether or not you’ve been following the latest developments when it comes to Samsung smart TVs, you may have heard of Samsung’s latest creation, The Wall, which they’ve announced they’ll be scaling down to a mere 75” come 2019 for home viewers.
For those of you old enough to have enjoyed Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, you may remember the classic image of little Lucky sitting with his nose practically glued to the TV screen. Unfortunately, it turns out, this means that Lucky wasn’t viewing his favorite shows in optimal angular resolution (in addition to his natural inability to access the full color spectrum).
Not only does mounting your TV on the wall save space, it also looks great – a wall-mounted TV lends a sleek and minimalistic look to your space that complements any room’s décor.
We get asked this question a lot – usually by people concerned about viewing angles and getting the optimal picture out of their television. Unless your screen is picking up some pretty intense glare, though, we recommend that when deciding how high to mount a TV, you take comfort into account first.
We’re all familiar with the old saying, “What goes up must come down,” but when it comes to mounting a TV to your wall, you want to make sure that your expensive new set doesn’t come down until you want it to.
Sure, if your only goal is to outdo your showboat of a neighbor (who drives around in a convertible in December, anyway?!), then you probably don’t need a TV size guide – though you might need to build a bigger wall to hang your TV on.
There may have been a time when the only factors going into buying a television were size and whether you wanted to spring for color or play the thrifty card and stick with good old black and white. Fortunately, that time is long gone.
Good question! If you’re curious about the average TV mounting price and how much you should be paying to have your television mounted and installed, the answer isn’t always so cut and dry.
There’s no two ways about it – garage doors have a lot of parts. From springs to sensors, keypads to remotes, the ins and outs of how to repair a garage door can be pretty mysterious.