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When Should You Call a Garage Door Pro?

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Your automatic opener works, but not like it should. When do you need to call a garage door professional? Before you skip the service call or try a DIY fix, take a look at the top reasons homeowners call experts about their garage doors.

A Noisy Door

Garage doors are never completely silent. Even the highest quality opener will come with some small noises. But when your door starts to make new, odd, or excessively loud noises, it’s time to call the professional.

What types of noises do garage doors make and what do the sounds mean? Some of the most common noises include:

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Garage Door Repairs to Ensure Safety

Garage doors can pose a great danger to you, your children, and your pets. These large doors are heavy and can fall with great force, easily crushing anything in their path. Keep an eye on, and properly maintain your garage’s door to keep them safe. Here are a couple parts of your garage door you should pay extra attention to.

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4 Reasons to Finally Update Your Garage Door Opener

When it comes to the long list of improvements you could possibly make to your home, upgrading your garage door opener might be near the bottom. But let’s face facts — these devices can break, and sooner or later you’ll need to replace your garage door opener with one that’s a bit newer, more powerful or simply more reliable.

There are actually a lot of reasons for ditching your current garage door opener, as the following makes perfectly clear.

  1. Your Current Opener is a Bit Sluggish

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Installing a Period Correct Garage Door on Your Home

Restoring an older home to its former glory is a large undertaking and some things can always make the process harder. Installing a garage door on the home can complicate your home restoration process because you want it to look right but need it to function as a modern door. It is possible to get both.

Construction of Older Doors

Many times the garage doors on older homes are made from wood. They are often beautiful, but they are heavy and depending on the age of the home, they can also have damage that makes them hard to reuse.

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Why Is Your Garage Door Mysteriously Opening?

Your garage door is a key entry point to your home. When it doesn’t work correctly, you may not feel safe
or secure. If your door opens on its own, take a look at the top possible causes.

Sensor Malfunction

Garage doors made after 1993 have safety sensors that detect objects in the way of a clean close. These sensors stop the door from closing on a person, pet, or car that gets in its way. Without properly functioning sensors, it’s possible for someone or something to get stuck or injured by a closing door.

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Extend the Life of Your Garage Door Springs

No modern home would be complete without a garage equipped with an automatic door. These doors make garage areas more accessible by preventing the need for manual lifting. You can open and close your garage with just the push of a button.

The automatic operation of garage doors is made possible by a series of intricate components that work together to power the door. The most important of these components are the springs. Garage door springs helps to absorb some of the torque created by the door when it is in motion. This lightens the door and makes it possible for an automatic opener to lift the door safely.

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5 Ways to Make Your Garage Door More Secure

Many people keep important and valuable things, like power tools and vehicles, in their garage. Garage security is very important to many people for this reason. Even people who don’t keep valuables in their garage often worry about garage security, because their garage is connected to their home. There are many things you can do to keep your garage secure. If you’re a homeowner who would like to make your garage a safer place, these tips can help.

1. Install Motion Activated Lights

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The Risks of a Broken Garage Door

Garages are great additions to any home. They allow you to store your car and other belongings without worry of theft or vandalism.

However, even the best garages are not designed to last forever, and garages do sometimes break. If your garage door ever stops working, you will want to get it fixed as quickly as possible. This is especially true if the garage door has stopped working due to a spring issue.

While many people do not take broken garage doors seriously, they actually pose a major risk, which is why your broken garage door should be fixed right away.

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Why Should Professionals Install Your Garage Door?

When you need renovations around your home, you might be tempted to take the job on yourself. If you have some free time, you may like the idea of being proud for a job well done that you did with your own two hands. However, with replacing your garage door, you may find this is a job best left to the professionals. Here is why.

Safety Is a Real Concern

Garage doors, especially wood, are very heavy. You need to have enough helpers to assist you with the full weight of the door as the door is removed. When you are not experienced in removing garage doors, this can lead to disastrous results with possible multiple injuries. Continue reading “Why Should Professionals Install Your Garage Door?”

3 Key Components in an Automatic Garage Door

A surprising 45 percent of homeowners use an automatic garage door as the primary means of entering their home. For that reason, automatic garage door openers not only rank among the most convenient home appliances but also the most heavily used. Yet despite the ubiquity of automatic garage door openers, many homeowners fail to understand how these systems work.

Unfortunately, that lack of knowledge can make it hard to diagnose problems as they occur. If you would like to improve your understanding of your garage door and help keep repair costs to a minimum, keep reading. This article takes a closer look at three key components necessary for keeping your garage door functioning smoothly.

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