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Things You Should Not Do With Your Garage Door Spring

Most people don’t pay attention to their garage door or the maintenance required. Understandably, they expect it to work and need little to no maintenance. However, like anything with moving parts, they can eventually wear down and become brittle or damaged, and this usually results in reduced performance. In some cases, the garage door itself could stop working, and you’ll have to manually raise and lower the garage door just to get your car out.



Overlooking garage door maintenance is a bad idea, and the springs are usually one of the most common failure points. Seasons aren’t rated to last forever; the constant movement means it can easily be worn out after a few years of use. Cheap springs typically don’t last long, which is why it’s recommended to invest in better-quality springs. However, even those won’t last forever, and you’ll eventually need to replace them.

Garage door springs can be incredibly dangerous, so here are a couple of things that you should never do with your garage…
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Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Garage Door Openers

Garage door openers give you easier access to your garage and can even bolster your security. They come with a plethora of features such as the ability to be opened from a smartphone, computer or even a handheld device. This connectivity opens up many new possibilities and gives you a level of convenience that previously wasn’t possible. Garage doors can be complicated because of the terms and jargon used, so here’s a guide that will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about garage door openers.




The Types of Garage Door Opener

To start with, there are several different types of garage door openers.

Chain-drive garage door opener - A metal chain drives a trolley to move the garage door. Chain-drive openers are cheap but can be quite noisy and cause vibrations which could disrupt the rest of the house. If your garage isn’t attached to your home then this might not be an issue, but if it’s next to a bedroom then it can be problematic. Screw-drive garage door opener - A threaded s…

7 Tips About Garage Doors From Industry Experts

Garages are fantastic for some different reasons. They can be used to store your vehicle (the intended purpose) but all that extra space can also be used to store other items, projects or can even be converted into another part of the home. Be it a home gym or an office; the garage can serve many different purposes. However, whatever you decide to use your garage for, it’s essential to protect it with your garage door. To help you keep your garage safe, here are seven tips about garage doors from industry experts.





Tip #1: Testing the garage door’s reversing mechanism

The garage door reversing mechanism is essential in the event something (or someone) gets caught between the floor and the garage door. Just place a board or similar object in the door’s path to test if it reverses. If it doesn't’, then it might be old, and the opener will likely need a replacement.

Tip #2: Garage door maintenance tips

Use WD-40 to lubricate rollers, hinges, tracks, and latches. You may also need to apply…

5 Facebook Pages to Follow About Garage Doors

Facebook is one of the best sources of information and news. For most people, Facebook serves as a hub of knowledge, but it only works if you’re following the right companies or people. If you want to learn more about garage doors, follow the latest and upcoming news or even keep up with new trends, then here are five different Facebook pages that you should follow if you’re interested in garage doors, the trends, and updates.



Wayne Dalton - https://www.facebook.com/WayneDaltonDoors

For steel garage doors, you can’t go wrong with the style, performance, and quality of a Wayne Dalton garage door.




Amarr - https://www.facebook.com/amarrgaragedoors

Amarr is a garage door service that offers stylishly designed and insulated garage doors. They have plenty of colors to choose from and guides on how to pick the right door.




Discount Garage Door - https://www.facebook.com/DiscountGarageDoor

Discount Garage Door is a garage door specialist based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you ever need assistance with you…

5 Tell-Tale Signs You Need to Get a New Garage Door

Is your garage door being stiff lately? Perhaps it’s not opening every time you click the button, or maybe it just looks a little worse for wear. Do you need a repair or a replacement? Well, here are key signs that you do need to replace your garage door with a new model. 



Garage Door Won’t Budge
You might find that your garage door refuses to open, trapping your precious car inside. If that’s the case, then you need to make sure that you first pull the manual release lever. This should allow the door to slide free and you can find this on the inside of the garage if you can get in. After that, you can check the controls. It may be that this is where the fault is and they need repairing. On the other hand, if a repair doesn’t work, then you will need a new garage door. 
It’s Really Noisy
Older garage doors do tend to creak and moan when you open them. However loud noises may be a sign that there is an issue with the spring. If that’s the case, you need to be careful. If the spring fails, …