Is your door looking dingy? Learn how to wash your garage door! http://www.clopaydoor.com
Sunday, June 18, 2017
An overview of C.H.I.'s Carriage House Overlay Series. A sense of history underlies our overlay series making them unforgettable. We started with durable high quality materials and blended in the traditional carriage house design. The result is a door you’ve always wanted. C.H.I.'s carriage style garage doors are offered in steel, fiberglass, or wood and come either insulated or non-insulated.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Do you have damage to the overlays on your Canyon Ridge Collection garage door? Watch this video to learn how to repair.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Make sure you use the correct wattage for your garage door opener light bulbs.
CFLs are replacing incandescent bulbs almost everywhere, but before you put one in the garage door opener, be aware there's more to it than just saving energy.
Replacing a garage opener bulb
Ordinary light bulbs often burn out quickly in garage door openers, but are CFLs the answer to the problem? We contacted the two largest residential garage door opener companies to ask about CFLs and possible damage to the opener. Both companies state that CFLs will NOT damage your opener. However, since electrical interference from the CFL ballast can reduce the operating range of your transmitter, they recommend always using an incandescent bulb.
Garage door openers produce a lot of vibration, which can kill incandescent bulbs prematurely. To fix the problem, tighten all the bolts on your unit and make sure it’s solidly mounted to the ceiling. Then, install a “rough service” bulb (available at hardware stores and home centers). These bulbs have heavy-duty filaments with extra support wires to keep them from breaking. Before anyone sends us letters about how “ungreen” incandescent bulbs are, wait a minute. The average opener light is on only a few minutes a day.
If your opener doesn’t have a plastic lens, the bulb is unprotected, so choose a rough-service bulb with protective coating. The coating prevents the glass from shattering if it’s ever struck.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
C.H.I. Model 5916, Dark Oak, Garage Door. This speaks volumes when it's on your house.
Rustic craftsmanship brings unparalleled warmth and individuality to our line of carriage garage doors. Built with handcrafted details and a deeply embossed wood grain finish, this series perfectly captures the appeal of traditional carriage style doors.
Carriage House Stamped
CFC-free, high-density injected polyurethane core
Thermally broken for added weather protection
R-value: 16.55 (R-value testing is in accordance with ASTM C518 standards)
2" door sections
One set of Spade decorative hardware is standard for all doors; optional Barcelona or Wrought Iron designs replicate an old-world look
Exterior decorative hardware options include 4 hinges, 2 handles, and screws for mounting to face
This residential garage door offers the Endurance and Appearance Package upgrade
Accents Woodtones available in cedar, mahogany, dark oak and light oak
MLB™, Images and Logos are available as an option for interior applications
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The garage door is generally the largest moving object in a home. An improperly adjusted garage door opener can exert strong and deadly forces and might not reverse the garage door in an emergency. The garage door counterbalance springs should be properly adjusted in order for the safety reverse system to function properly. Thus, proper installation and maintenance are extremely important in order for the garage door and garage door opener to operate smoothly and safely.
Under U.S. federal law (UL 325), garage door openers manufactured for the U.S. since 1993 must include a secondary safety reversing system, such as photoelectric eyes or sensors, mounted near the floor. Other examples of safety reversing systems, allowed within the guideline of UL 325, include electric safety edges, which reverse with approximately 15 pounds of downward pressure, and a garage door and opener system without photo eyes, tested together, which reverses upon approximately 15 pounds of pressure.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Amarr KnockOut doors are versatile, impactable doors designed for facilities and busy loading docks that incur moderate panel and moderate to severe track damage, and are a lower cost solution than frequently replacing damaged dock doors. They are designed to flex and withstand damage to the door panels and track when impacted. All Amarr KnockOut doors feature heavy-duty retractable plungers that allow the door to release from the opening upon impact.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Programming A Chamberlain Remote Model 956 EV
Garage Door System Keychain Remote
Portable enough for a pocket, purse, or backpack.
Great for bikers, walkers, and latch-key kids.
Versatile 3-button design.
Compatible with all LiftMaster garage door openers manufactured starting January 1993 to current and all 315MHZ LiftMaster and Elite gate operators. Compatible with Craftsman AssureLinkTM garage door openers by Sears. Compatible with yellow, purple, orange or reddish orange and green learn buttons. Includes visor clip or key ring, battery and instructions.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Usually, the largest mechanical thing around your house is the overhead garage door - the one you're driving your car through, sometimes without even opening it - I know that you do :-).
The major, and the most dangerous component of the overhead door is the garage door spring - (or springs depending on the design), which supports the entire weight of the door panels (sometimes over 400 pounds) and helps you to lift / lower the entire door assembly. I have personally installed 3 overhead garage doors with 2 different types of springs, and you do have to trust me on that - garage door springs are under enormous pressure and you can get seriously injured or even killed when performing such work. If you decide to take your chances - it is imperative that you follow instructions to the last detail! Even if you have a friend or a professional doing it for you, read it and check everything after the installer finishes the job. The garage overhead doors have no safety brakes (at least I haven't heard about any), that would prevent it from falling down when the supporting spring fails. I've found some US patents for such devices, but apparently none of them were ever implemented into an actual garage door.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, garage overhead door related accidents account for thousands of injuries every year (average of 30000 per year). For example, these injuries are: fractures, crushings and amputations. It is believed that not all injuries are reported in the United States . (CPSC)
There are basically two types of the garage door spring systems utilizing tracks / side rails (at least these are the most common types in Illinois and probably the rest of US):
1. garage door torsion spring(s) which are wound-up on a rod above the garage door opening top section ( door header)
2. garage door extension springs that are attached on either side of the door and stretch along the horizontal part of the track when the door is closed
You might also have an old, one piece door that swings outward as it goes up and overhead. This particular design will have springs mounted on the sides of the door opening - at about your waist height, secured to a lever bracket system that extends the springs toward the ceiling at the door closing. It is an old and extremely dangerous system, not manufactured anymore. If you have such a system in the garage, I'd highly recommend replacing it.
Garage door torsion springs - there are either single or double spring designs. The spring will usually break while under the maximum stress which is when the overhead garage door closes / travels down, or it is already completely closed (USUALLY). If you're closing it manually and it happens during this operation, don't try to prevent it from crushing down, let it go ... well, unless your foot is where the door will slam!
When one of the two garage door springs breaks you need to have them both replaced at the same time! It will cost some extra money, but having an old and new spring installed will:
- put much more stress on the new one
- the door will loose proper balance
- the remaining old garage door spring will most likely break soon
Torsion springs for residential overhead garage doors have anywhere between 5000 - 30000 cycles life span. Those digits represent an average total number of times you should be able to open and close your door before anticipating garage door spring replacement.
Garage door extension springs - you might have either one or two on each side of your overhead garage door A critical issue with those springs is to have a safety cable installed inside of each single spring and secured properly, so when the door opens and closes, the spring can freely slide on this cable! When the garage door spring snaps without the cable inside, broken ends might severely injure anyone standing within their range. The cables should be always included with the overhead garage doors hardware (assuming that they came equipped with extension springs), but A LOT OF PEOPLE either forget to install them, or don't read instructions and maybe assume that they are not required. Unlike the torsion spring, which doesn't really show any visual wear until it breaks, extension spring wear is much easier to spot, because they simply change dimensions: the coils are over-stretched (best visible when the garage door is open). If you notice such a behavior on your garage door springs - it's time for a replacement.
And for both types of the garage door springs - their tension should be evenly adjusted (on a two spring system) so the overhead door travels properly in its tracks - to test it, stop the door slightly above the garage floor (1" or two) and make sure that its bottom / top edge are perfectly horizontal. Measuring the gap along the bottom might not be the best way to confirm that, because the garage floors are often out of level. Placing a level somewhere in the center section of the garage door top edge would give you the best readout (remember that the door should not be closed completely!). When the springs are properly adjusted, you should be able to raise and stop the garage door at any height, and it should stay at this level without any assistance ( garage door opener arm disconnected).
Important things to remember:
1. Check the rollers / hinges, cables, and the overhead garage door springs often to ensure they are in good working condition
2. Educate your children about garage door safety
3. Never leave children and disabled persons unattended near or in a garage door path
4. Keep your body clear of the door path when closing
5. Don't leave a personal property underneath an open garage door
6. Read more about the garage door opener and other garage components
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1537371
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Find out proper reinforcement of your garage door with your garage door opener. http://www.clopaydoor.com
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Canyon Ridge® collection Modern series garage doors provide a range of contemporary garage door styles that beautifully complement mid-century and modern homes. For more info visit: https://clopaydoor.com
Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Genie Garage Door Opener Belt Drive MODEL 2055
¾ HPc* motor
Limited 10 Year Motor Warranty **
2 light bulbs (60-watt max per bulb)
GenieSense™ Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology
Precision machined motor & gearbox
Compatible with Aladdin Connect™
HomeLink® & Car2U® compatible
¾ HPc* DC Motor: Lightweight for easier installation with the ability to provide power to operate residential sectional garage doors up to 7 ft. in height and 500 lbs. in weight.
Limited 10 Year** Motor Warranty: Precision Machined motor and gearbox are greased and factory sealed from the environment for long-lasting, reliable performance.
GenieSense™ Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology: Provides safety by continuously monitoring the operation of the door, stopping the operation to alert you when significant changes occur.
Ultra-quiet Operation: Steel Reinforced Belt Drive System, paired with the quiet DC motor offers minimal noise, making operation quiet and smooth and ideal for garages close to living spaces.
Pre-Programmed Remotes: For faster installation, remotes are ready to use out of the box which eliminates 1 step during the initial installation process.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
An overview of C.H.I.'s Rolling Service Doors. C.H.I. coiling service doors are computer-engineered with time-proven principles and designs. The result is a well-built, high-performance coiling door. Choose from a variety of slat types, gauges, and operation types to specify the right rolling door for your application.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Garage Door Opener Light Won't Shut Off And Keeps Blinking. 99.9% of the time it will be a bad circuit board. Sometimes the opener light will stay on and not shut off or continue to blink.
This Chamberlain garage door opener light would flicker. The wall button wouldn't work nor the remote controls. Diagnosing this problem was pretty easy.
Changed the Logic Circuit Board and that solved the problem!
Chamberlain has a fantastic warranty and tech support team. If you have your serial number and model number tech support can tell you if the part you need is under warranty.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
What springs do I need for my garage door? How To Use A Garage Door Torsion Spring Gauge. Every garage door technician should have one of these in his or her arsenal. Inexpensive and very handy.
Sometimes you get a spring with no color code or ID to let you know what size it is. A garage door spring gauge will get you out of a jam!
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Garage Door Rollers: Nylon or Steel?
When choosing whether to go with nylon or steel garage door rollers you will need to consider a couple of things and decide what is more important to you. Both are excellent choices, but each kind has its own benefits.
If you want as little noise and vibration as possible when your garage door opens and closes, then nylon garage door rollers are your best option. Because they are made with nylon, they aren’t as noisy as steel rollers and they don't cause as much vibration. If you live in a quiet neighborhood and work shift work or tend to be out late, then nylon rollers will cut down on the noise your garage door makes.
Steel is a much harder material than nylon so steel garage door rollers will last a lot longer than their nylon counterparts. If the thought of changing your garage door rollers every few years gives you a headache, then stick with the steel ones, since you can get around 12 years out of them.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Transform your home with the warmth and appeal of an Accents garage door. Each of our distinct designs fit flawlessly with either traditional or contemporary styles. C.H.I. Overhead Door's Accents Woodtones Cedar doors are available in multiple styles.
To learn more go to, http://www.chiohd.com/accents
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Quick Easy Garage Door Make Over- with a couple of cans of paint and some hardware- change the look of your garage door to a carriage door
Items you will need.....
rust-oleum black spray paint- http://amzn.to/2h31E1L
masking tape http://amzn.to/2h6hbyd
white exterior paint http://amzn.to/2h34Vy1
carriage hinges http://amzn.to/2h39gRS
carriage handles http://amzn.to/2gUasJI
all in one carriage hardware http://amzn.to/2h6u7q5
Thursday, March 23, 2017
C.H.I. proudly introduces our newest addition to the Flush Overlay Series. Using the same technology and designs as the Accents Woodtones Flush Overlays 5217's are now available in Almond, Sandstone, and White. Visit http://info.chiohd.com/flush-overlay to learn more
Sunday, March 19, 2017
ModelHD950WF Internet/Catalog:205880822 Store SKU:1001281528
This MyQ Smartphone-Controlled garage door opener with built-in Wi-Fi gives you complete peace of mind by allowing you to monitor and control your garage door from anywhere. With Wi-Fi built-in, this opener connects directly to your home's Wi-Fi network to provide Smartphone Control. No additional hardware is required. The battery backup feature allows for 3 days of use when the power is out. The extra-powerful motor is perfect for very frequent use and the durable, ultra-quiet Whisper Drive is ideal when the garage is located near a bedroom or living area. You'll also enjoy the added convenience of a wall control plus light switch that detects motion along with an LCD display for time, temperature and diagnostic information.
Chamberlain Garage Door Opener with built in WiFi
quiet whisper drive offers the ultimate in noise reductionMyQ smartphone control with built-in Wi-FiCertain vehicle makes/models may require a compatibilty bridge device to operate your garage door opener via the HomeLink buttonsBattery backupExtra-powerful 1 1/4 HPS motorWall control panel with LCD displayTwo 3-button remotesWireless keypadHorsepower similar (HPS) designates that this garage door opener system meets Chamberlain’s pulling force specification for a 1-1/4 horsepower garage door openerClick here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
New Recessed Panel Garage Door C.H.I. Model 2294 Recessed Panel
In a nod to the past, this beautiful residential garage door provides the look of the traditional wood frame and panel construction, shaped from steel and embossed with a natural wood grain finish. 2294 is a new garage door you're sure to love.
High-density, CFC-free polyurethane injected core
R-value: 12.35 (R-value testing is in accordance with ASTM C518 standards)
2" thick door sections with tongue-and-groove design
Aluminum overlays are wood grain embossed
Optional glass is available in frosted, plain, tinted, or glue chip
Optional window designs utilize vinyl dimensional grilles applied to the exterior of the glass. Available options offered are Stockton and Madison.
This residential garage door offers the Endurance and Appearance Package upgrade
Friday, March 10, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Commercial Garage Door Opener-Lift Master Duel Trolley-Residential Application. This opener is operating a 20x7 garage door. Lift Master leading the way in garage door opener innovation! Lift Master Duel Trolley is perfect for #garagedoors that are 20' or wider.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
I have the opportunity to use garage doors to smash things. These videos show how dangerous a garage door can be.
In this video, we get to demolish a watermelon. A human skull is much thicker and stronger than a watermelon. The results would be the same if a garage door slammed down on someone's head.
NEVER play around garage doors. Especially children. They can cause serious injury or death.
If you would like to see something SMASHED by a garage door, please leave a comment. I will make it happen!
Monday, February 27, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Garage doors are one of the most important yet most underrated parts of one's house. You park your vehicles in the garage and enter into your homes through these doors. Therefore, you need to ensure that they are safely installed. You cannot afford to be complacent at the time of garage door installation in your home because a slight mistake here can put the safety of your house at great risk. So, how do you ensure that your garage doors are safe? You should refrain from doing this job yourself, especially if you don't have any experience in this field. Always take the services of a professional garage door service company to do the job for you. Here is a list of important points that you need to keep in mind when you choose your service provider.
1. Know your requirements
When it comes to choosing garage doors for your residential or commercial establishment, you should be clear on your requirements, if you have to choose the right service provider. Do you want manual or automatic doors? What are the material and budget that you have in mind? Do you want some security systems installed on your doors as well? Make a note of all these points before you choose your garage door installation company. This will help you choose an expert who is well versed in the specifications that you want.
2. Get few quotes
You need to look around if you want good deals on installing and repairing garage doors. When your doors are damaged, and you need to repair them, you should be very careful. Yes, DIY is a great idea, but you should know when and where to implement this. Never indulge in repairing your doors yourself as you can cause potential damages this way, leading to huge costs later on. Get quotes from at least five garage door repair companies in your locality and compare the quotes against the services offered. You should always have the big picture in mind while choosing a company and not decide hastily based on the cost factor only. Choose a company that provides you great services at reasonable cost, thereby ensuring that you get good returns on your investment.
One of the important points that you keep in mind while choosing an overhead door service company is the flexibility of operations. When you are faced with a critical situation, where your door gets jammed in the middle of the night, you should know whom to call. Your service provider should be available 24/7 on all days of the week to help you in unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, choose a service provider that you can trust during emergencies. Knowing that you have professional support all times during the day gives you immense mental relief to handle misfortunes in a better frame of mind. Ensure that your company has its branch quite near to your place so that you can get help quickly, when it matters the most. You don't want to be waiting endlessly for help to arrive to get your doors sorted, do you?
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9562343
Sunday, February 19, 2017
WARNING! What a garage door spring can do if mishandled.
Can cause severe injury or death. Do not attempt. I've had several people through out my career that have tried to mess with a torsion spring and get really hurt.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
It's easy to reinvent your home with a spectacular new Clopay garage door. Find your style at http://imagineclopay.com
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Professional garage door repair companies hear this question frequently. It seems like it almost always happens to most people as they are about to leave for work, or when they arrive home from a long day. I suppose that being locked out of the garage would be the better of the two previous options. However if you are experiencing this problem, you do have options!
There are several things that you can check for that may be an immediate fix to the problem. First, you can confirm that the garage door opener is receiving power. If it is not, there are two simple things to check for.
Many garages have a GFCI plug system, and all the outlets in the garage are on the same circuit. Once you have located the GFCI plug, try pushing the reset button. If this doesn't work, try checking your circuit breakers. Since many people run freezers, refrigerators, tools, and exercise equipment in the garage, you may have overloaded the breaker.
If neither of these two options corrects the problem, and you have confirmed that the garage door opener is not working, try disengaging the garage door opener from the garage door. This is accomplished by pulling on the emergency release rope that is attached to the trolley on the garage door opener rail.
After disengaging the opener, you should be able to open the door freely. If you determine that the opener is not the problem, your options become a little less appealing.
After ruling out the opener as the problem, you will need to move on to the garage door itself. Take a couple of minutes and try to determine if there seems to be anything loose or broken on the garage door. Look for rollers out of track, cables off of their pulleys, and broken springs.
If you are able to locate one of these problems, you must determine if your do it yourself skills will allow you to quickly make the necessary repairs. Before you make any repairs, make sure that you take the necessary time to determine the safety of making the repair yourself.
Cables and springs are under tremendous amounts of pressure, in order to counterbalance the weight of the door and can cause serious injury if you do not have the proper tools and expertise required to manipulate them.
If you determine that the repair is beyond your abilities, you should know that there are many service companies that are able to help you with your problem rather quickly. Most garage repairs can be completed in less than thirty minutes by an experienced repair technician with the proper tools and parts.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4294676
Monday, February 6, 2017
Garages are more than just a place for the family cars. They offer convenient access and security for tools, bicycles, seasonal items, and so much more. And this is one part of the home that many homeowners take for granted until something goes wrong. Expensive emergency calls can be avoided by simply keeping an eye out for these three signs that indicate you might need a garage door repair in the near future.
These repairs can be simple maintenance, that allow for easy opening and closing. It can also mean correcting damage caused by a student driver, over zealous basketball game, or storm-tossed tree limbs. These jobs are best done by professionals who have the training, experience, and equipment needed to get the job done properly, the first time.
Garage Door Repair Or Back Repair?
Very little exertion should be required when your manual garage door is operating smoothly and at peak performance. Over time, however, dirt and debris can cause problems. The first sign that a garage door repair is needed is when lifting the door becomes back-breaking work, or when the automatic system stops functioning properly. The path used by the rollers can sometimes require adjustments to operate smoothly and the automatic sensors sometimes need replacing. While these are simple procedures, they are not suitable for the inexperienced do it yourself persons.
What Was That Noise?
There is no mistaking the sound of an industrial strength spring when it breaks. A door that was only minutes before a breeze to open, suddenly weighs a ton, if it will open at all. Broken springs do not occur very often but when they do, you need expert help as fast as you can get it. If the door won't open at all, you may not be able to get the family car out. If it won't close securely, suddenly possessions and family are at risk. Reputable companies should be able to provide a fast online estimate and should be available for emergency service calls any day of the week.
Sometimes improvements are necessary, for instance when a new driver hits the gas pedal instead of the brake. But sometimes homeowners just want to spruce up their home's appearance. Home improvements are an excellent way to improve the value, appearance, and usefulness of a house and the garage door is no exception.
Homeowners can protect their financial investment by being on the alert for increasingly difficult operation, strange sounds, or other cosmetic care needed, as these are all signs that a garage door repair may be necessary.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6648746
Friday, February 3, 2017
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Transform your home with the warmth and appeal of an Accents garage door. Each of our distinct designs fit flawlessly with either traditional or contemporary styles. C.H.I. Overhead Door's Accents Woodtones Dark Oak doors are available in multiple styles.
To learn more go to, http://www.chiohd.com/accents
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Steel garage doors are standard on many homes that were built in the 50s and 60's and then through the 80s but as steel prices began to climb; housing designers, builders and manufactures began to experiment with other materials for garages such as wood, a fiberglass composite and aluminum. However, steel proved to be the best choice for a sturdy garage door that could withstand wind, rain and snow.
Typically, steel doors are manufactured with a high grade steel of 24 or 25 gauge which helps to insure security and durability. Many of the steel garage doors have an aluminum bottom weather-seal retainer system to help keep elements such as rain and snow out of the garage. When looking at steel garage doors, make sure the garage door has a weather-seal and it's made of a rust-resistant aluminum.
A steel garage door could also come with galvanized steel hinges which are usually durable, reliable - you don't want your car to be stuck in the garage - and secure. The rollers are also an important part of the garage door operation, they should be quiet and durably, some are made of nylon which provides a smooth action when lifting the door.
Many of the steel doors come in a variety of shapes and styles and are not simply regulated to the traditional 'blocks' or squares of older doors. Some have small window shapes; some have large half octagon and half standard square patterns or diamonds resting on their side while other steel garage doors have what could only be described as a barn-door look about them only they lift up from the bottom.
Furthermore, steel doors are now custom painted to match any color home siding and not always banished to the standard white. There are also colors that contrast and compliment a houses colors such as a light blue for a dark blue house or black for a white house with black trim and shutters. Each of these colored steel doors could also have the raised trim painted a darker color or a contrasting color to highlight the doors and bring more 'life' to them. It also helps to make the house look more complete, what real estate agents call 'curb appeal.'
Some, but not all, homeowners like to put windows in their steel doors and those come in a variety of shapes and sizes as well. There are arched windows, squared windows, round or porthole windows and then each of these in smaller sizes. The windows could be tinted or insulated to help keep the elements and prying eyes from looking in.
Steel doors will traditionally be an option on track homes - the homes that are all one style or design in a neighborhood, although they could show up in any neighborhood and in an older or newer home. These doors are both functional and fashionable in many styles and colors.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/3832124
Sunday, January 15, 2017
The garage door plays a very important security role on your property. Unfortunately just like any other part, the door does face some problems after some time. It can be frustrating when your door just won't function right. While there are some problems you can resolve by yourself, you might need to call in an expert to do proper repairs to get your garage door back in shape. You do not need to replace the entire door because a few repairs here and there can have your door functioning as good as new.
1. Sticky door - This issue occurs whether the gate is closed or being opened. If what you have is a remote controlled door, then you might want to first check on the switches, sensors and remote battery before anything else. For manual doors, it is an issue that usually occurs when the wheel track is obstructed. Get rid of any debris that could be causing the obstruction. It is also important to remember that weather and temperature can have an effect on the lubricant and it would therefore be helpful to lubricate the track. If the problem persists, then call in an expert to check further and offer a solution.
2. Broken door springs - The daily use of your garage door can lead to damage and breaking of the door springs. You might notice a sticky door or a door that moves unevenly or seems to move side to side when the door springs are broken. The springs ought to be of the same length and stretch to continue offering good service. Let the professionals offer you broken spring repair services and you will have the door functioning just right to avoid further damage and risks.
3. Faulty door opener - This is a very common problem with garage doors. If your remote control opener fails to function, then it could be the batteries and switches, but if they are in good state, then the tracks and cables might need a check. Some worn out gears might need replacing or a few slight adjustments might be all the door needs to get back to functionality. Garage door opener repair is amongst the many services that you can enjoy from your reliable service provider.
4. Loud noises - Loud grinding, squealing and screeching sounds when closing or opening the door are very common and they can be as simple as a lack of lubrication or stuck debris and dirt on the tracks. You might need to clean the entire track and lubricate it to enjoy smooth operation of the door again. There are special garage door oils that you can use to resolve the problem but you can always call in the experts if you are still concerned and worry that there could exist an additional problem.
5. Dented panels - Dents on your garage doors are inevitable and you will need to get professional repairs to repair them. Garage doors are structured differently and the panels can consist of layers hence the need to let the professionals do the repairs to avoid further damages.
Garage door repair services can take care of so many other problems, including those touching on your sensors and tracks. Find a service provider you can trust to deliver affordable quality repairs.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9412479
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Garage doors are an essential part of every property, be it residential or commercial. They provide security not only to the vehicles but other important valuables as well. Hence, it becomes important to be careful when buying them. Talking about winters, even if the interior is insulated and dry walled, it will remain cold. Here, it is crucial to understand that if the interiors are still not warm, what is the virtue of an garage door replacement. Here are some insights offered by some of the best manufacturers.
1. Warmer for sure:
During the winter season, a garage with an insulated system remain cold but not freeze necessarily. Making the point clear with an example, if the temperature outside is 20 degrees, the temperature inside will be around 30 degrees, if it's a pan door. On the other hand, it will be closer to 42 degrees if it is insulated.
This small comparison is enough to clear the big difference.
2. Vestibule effect:
Insulation serves as a buffer zone between the outdoors and conditioned space of the home. The best example of this construction is restaurants. Moving on to homes, there are many houses that have conditioned spaces above. This also gets benefited from the vestibule zone.
3. All-around toughness:
Insulation brings stiffness to the door panels, which assist them withstand certain impacts, as well as the stress of lowering and constant raising.
Gone are the days when these were considered essential for colder climates only. Today, they offer multiple benefits to every home in every climate. Some of these are:
A. Climate control in the interiors
Insulation tops the priority list for those who spend more time inside the insulated garage doors while exiting the car and entering the home. Not just parking place but they also perform the roles of craft room, workshop, recreation room and much more. If you heat or cool the garage, an insulated door is definitely a need to minimize transmission of heat and ensure heating & cooling costs at a minimum. Take the possibilities further by combining these benefits in your personal space.
B. Energy efficient
If your home and garage are attached, you can gain significant benefits. This is because insulation of home's walls decreases the heat transmission inside and insulation of garage door also restricts transmission of heat in the environment.
C. Less noise
Individuals with attached garage and living space can expect relief from noise. Whether you live in a noisy neighborhood or busy street, you can never go wrong with this variety of door.
With all these wonderful benefits, saying no to these doors is obviously impossible.
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Keeping your garage door in top shape is important if you want to enjoy the convenience and privacy that it brings, for years to come. Repeated use has a way of wearing out the various moving parts of the unit. Worn parts can contribute to damage in time. Here are some things you can do yourself to periodically check your door for signs of wear and damage, so you can remedy the problem.
1. Inspect the tracks
Make sure no debris or dirt is on the tracks, by inspecting them for grime. Using an old toothbrush or washcloth, gently remove any grime from the tracks. You may also choose to vacuum the tracks if you wish. A light layer of grease will keep them running smooth.
2. Lubricate the rollers
Using a lubricant designed specifically for the rollers, coat them and the track. Place a drop of engine oil onto the rollers and allow the rolling action to spread the oil. However, don't use grease because it tends to attract dust, dirt and grime, and will impede the smooth flow of the door.
3. Check the cables and springs
Check the cables for any signs of breakage or fraying. If you find any of these, it is time to replace your cables with new ones. Also, check the springs on the door to make sure that they are tight and properly connected. When pulleys are involved you will need to check the ball bearings if it is not a closed, zero maintenance pulley system. Worn ball bearings can lead to damage of the pulley system.
4. Lubricate bearings and hinges
It is recommended that homeowners do not use WD-40. It is best to use a lubricant with a grease base such as: silicone or lithium spray. Using a spray made specifically for these units, lubricate any bearings or hinges. Don't over lubricate, however, because it will cause dirt and grime to build-up. It will make things sticky and eventually cause a halt to the doors operating ability.
5. Check the springs
Make sure that the springs are lightly-lubricated because if it is dry, it will jam up and cause the door to not move at all. Lightly lubricate the springs and make sure that the tension is correct. Too much tension or too little tension can become a health hazard for you. Springs are often best left to professionals for service or repair.
6. For chain-drive systems
If you are using a chain-drive system, make sure that the chain is properly lubricated. Lubricate it periodically to prevent any friction when the chain is on operation. Inspect all the moving parts and make sure that none have rusted. Otherwise, use sandpaper to take away the rust and spray a zinc-rich spray onto the parts. After that, apply a coat of exterior latex to the parts -- to make sure they are going to work smoothly.
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