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Your garage door opener is a pretty sturdy contraption, and can last a good ten to fifteen years or longer if maintained properly. For that reason, depending on the age of your machine, it’s usually the more economical choice to fix your garage door opener if you can – especially since garage opener replacement parts can cost significantly less than a whole new opener.
Many of today's newer homes have an electric garage door opener to provide easy access, safety and security. There are several drive options available—chain, screw, belt, direct and jackshaft.
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.
Adding a garage door opener to your home not only offers convenience for easy access, but it also provides illumination and improved security. New garage door openers offer smart features like smart device compatibility, battery backup, built-in Wi-Fi, and even motion-sensing security lights.
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.
Think fast - what type of garage door does your home have, and what's it made of? Not sure? You're certainly not alone.
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.
Over the years, homeowners’ needs, preferences, and lifestyles have helped change the way today's homes are used, how they look, and what's included with them. As such, garages and garage doors have evolved, too.
While front entry doors seem to get all the attention (with “oohs and aahs” reserved for decorative glass inserts or fancy sidelites), it’s really the overhead garage door that can make or break your home’s curb appeal.
Let’s get down to brass tacks - is your garage door damaged, noisy, or just plain broken? If so, you need it repaired, and you need it now. We rely on our garage doors for protection, safety, access to our cars, and, with attached garages, even reliable access and entry to our homes.
From added security to sheer convenience, your garage plays an incremental role in your everyday life. We rely on our garages to keep our cars and valuables safe around the clock, and if you have an attached garage, it’s also a convenient entryway to your home that keeps out inclement weather, pests, and much more.
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.