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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.
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.
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.
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.
Your garage is kind of a hybrid zone – it’s a bit indoors, a bit out. You keep valuable stuff in there (like your car, for example), but you need to make sure it’s all safely secured away. When you really think about it, it’s an entryway, a shelter, and a storage space, all rolled into one.
We believe that garage door repair should be straightforward: The customer should know exactly what type of repair is necessary, and garage door pricing transparency should be a given – not something out of the ordinary.
Whether you realize it or not, chances are your garage door is in need of maintenance or repair. Think about it - it is likely one of the most neglected parts of your home. When something goes wrong with the air conditioner, you call a professional. When you need a new alarm system configured, you call someone to install it.