Learning About Garage Doors

Why The Paint Is Peeling Off Your Metal Garage Door And What To Do About It

Most homeowners choose metal garage doors over wood or vinyl models because they're looking for both durability and longevity. However, that goal can backfire if the paint or coating begins peeling and flaking off after just a few years of use. Find out what's causing your paint to fail and how to correct the problem so the next coat doesn't fall prey to the same problems. The Causes of Garage Door Paint Failure Read More 

Tips For Testing And Maintaining Your Garage Door Springs

Garage doors are heavy, and they require a delicate balance of springs and chains to open and close correctly. Over time, the springs can become worn and fatigued. If your garage door is unbalanced, the springs will wear much faster than if your door is leveled and balanced correctly. You should test the door's balance regularly so that you can tell when those springs have shifted. The sooner you identify a damaged garage door, the less repair you'll have to do later due to added wear and tear. Read More 

An In-Depth Guide To Replacing Extension Springs

A worn-out garage door extension spring can make it harder for you to open and close your garage door. Once the coils become bent and distorted from years of constant service, it's time to have the extension springs replaced. Unlike torsion springs, extension springs are not as difficult for the do-it-yourselfer to successfully replace. The following shows how you can easily remove and replace your garage door's worn-out extension spring with relative ease. Read More 

Signs Your Garage Door Springs Need To Be Replaced

Automatic garage doors are features that are added to many homes across the United States, whether the door is used to secure cars during the winter or it is utilized as one of the main entrances into your home. Your garage door will have many different moving parts that need to be taken care of properly, and sometimes parts will need to be replaced. You have the option of replacing things like rollers, tracks, and the door itself if you want to do so by yourself. Read More 

Does Your Steel Garage Door Look Like A Scratch & Dent Special? Pretty It Up With These Easy Repair Tips

Even in the most careful of households, the garage door can become the victim of small scratches and dents. Whether the damage results from a rock displaced by mowing an adjacent patch of grass, a stray ball, a bump from your child's bike or contact with the family car, this type of damage can detract from the overall appearance of your home. In many instances, even though the damage is unsightly, homeowners may decide to put off making the repairs because the garage door is still operational. Read More