Learning About Garage Doors

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 

How Can You Make Your Garage Burglar-Proof?

While you may put a great deal of thought and effort into securing your home from would-be burglars -- checking and double-checking that the doors are locked each time you leave, creating a hard-to-guess PIN for your home security system, or avoiding broadcasting your absences on social media -- you may put much less thought into securing your garage. However, an unsecured garage can render the rest of your home dangerously accessible (particularly if you're not always vigilant about locking the door between your garage and home). Read More