• Bringing Your Garage Door Back Into Balance

    The pulleys, springs and cables on each side of your garage door must work in synchronization with one another in order to open your garage door smoothly. Over time, ordinary wear and tear can cause these parts to fall out of sync, resulting in an unbalanced door that's hard to close or open. This in-depth guide not only outlines the risks of operating an unbalanced garage door and what tell-tale signs to look for, but it also offers helpful steps on how to correct the issue.
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  • Complete This Garage Door Safety Checklist This Spring

    Automatic garage door openers certainly make life convenient, but if they're not maintained properly or if developing issues are not caught early, they can also pose a safety hazard. You would never want your garage door to close or fall on someone, or the spring to pop off and fly into someone's head. If you take the time to go over this safety checklist this spring, you can ensure your garage door is in safe shape and reduce the risk of dangerous calamities.
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  • Troubleshooting a Garage Door That Will Not Close

    Garage doors offer security by keeping your garage closed off while you are away. This is incredibly important if you keep expensive tools, recreation vehicles, and other items in the space or if your garage has an access door that opens up to your home. However, if you have a garage door that will not seem to close or stay closed when you activate it, then the door is not keeping any of your belongings safe.
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  • When Buying A Pre-1993 Home, Check The Garage Door's Auto-Reverse Feature

    When buying a house, there are a litany of things to check. You'll want to make sure the garbage disposal, the doorbell and all of the toilets are in proper working order, among other things. One thing that many homeowners overlook is the garage door opener. If you're buying a home that was built prior to 1993, here's why you need to also check the garage door and how to do so.
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  • 3-Step Guide To Making Your Jerky Garage Door Open And Close More Smoothly

    If you have noticed that your garage door is jerking every time you open or close it, you may decide to take action to make it open more smoothly. After ruling out a problem with your garage door opener, use the three-step guide below to take steps towards removing possible causes. Step 1:  Check The Tracks For Debris And Loose Screws The first step involves checking the tracks for any signs of debris, as well as loose screws that could be snagging the rollers.
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  • Wind Load: What Is It And How Does It Determine The Strength Of Your Steel Garage Doors?

    When hurricanes or tornadoes threaten to damage or destroy your home, installing the right steel garage doors can help protect it. Garage doors made with galvanized steel offer outstanding strength and protection against the excessive winds produced by seasonal storms. However, your contractors must design your garage doors with the right wind load to achieve these benefits. Here are things to know about wind load, as well as descriptions of three types of steel garage doors you can choose.
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