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Saving Money through Garage Door Maintenance

Saving Money through Garage Door Maintenance

At least once a year you should examine the garage door(s) on your property. To insure for proper operation and the longevity of your investment, we recommend that you pay-attention to your garage during daily use. When you find time to do a relatively simple walkthrough we encourage that you follow these steps:

1. Disengage your opener by means of the emergency release and manually open and close the door. During this time, the garage should operate smoothly without making loud noises. If you can open your garage door with one hand, make sure that it’s not flying up or slamming shut.
2. Check the cables and chain, torsion springs, rollers, and track. As you look at those, also go over the hinges and mounting brackets because sometimes screws come loose.
3. Perform preventative maintenance by having a good lubricant that is made for garage doors. Remember that WD-40 is not a lubricant. With your garage door closed, place a tiny amount at each point on the door where there’s a moving part. When you’re finished, manually open and close the door to work the lubricant in. Don’t forget the bearings on a torsion spring (which is located above the door when closed).

According to Pete Martin of Door-Mart, “garage door systems will last about 10-20 years. Like anything else that we use, if there’s high usage and poor maintenance, we can’t expect that our investment will last […]

Spring Repairs

In most situations a company will come out and replace the spring with an entirely new spring. Even though there are some companies that will offer actual repairs on the broken spring, this is not recommended at all. Usually when springs break it is because the metal has become “weak.” Unfortunately metal will weaken over the course of time, especially when it is put under constant strain. A broken spring could be due to a multitude of reasons: weather, heavy usage, poor quality products, and etc. In this case, repairing it would be comparable to patching up a pair of worn out jeans. If you found a rip in your old tattered jeans, patching it to cover the rip might work, but eventually the jean will rip somewhere else. It could be the next day or even a month from now. But getting the item replaced entirely would avoid this (soon to be) problem.

If one spring breaks, we also recommend that you replace the second spring along with the one that broke. The reasoning behind this is that you want your springs to have the same amount of wear and tear on them. In many situations, when one spring breaks, the second one will break soon after. In the case that you have one broken spring and decide to only change one, if the second one breaks within the following days or month, this would cost you more money in the longrun. Consider the time you would save by doing it all at once. You would only pay for one service call (if there is one) and you would only have to take one day off from work. Also, in many cases, the garage […]

Safety Advancements by Stephanie

Have you ever slammed your finger in the garage door? It can be very painful and furthermore irritating. One innovation that has come about in modern garage doors is the jam proof garage door. Wayne-Dalton is a prime example of offering safety features in their doors. With WayneGard finger saving feature it has prevented many injuries. The edges on these types of doors are shaped so instead of consuming your fingers it repels them. This unique feature is only one of many new safety advancements. An additional great safety standard is the one in which the door will automatically reverse if any object comes in contact with it while it goes up. Moreover, if anything interferes with the operators’ eye sensors the door will stop and reverse. These features provide our clients with reassurance for themselves and their family. Nothing is worse than not being mindful and rolling up either your hand or your child’s hand. When you least expect it, garage doors shock you once again! Door-Mart Garage Doors work closely with Wayne-Dalton and all they offer. We would love to assist you in the process of making your home a little safer.

Wooden Garage Doors- Appeal!

Wood garage doors are a great way to up the value of your home. There are many types of wooden doors one can choose from. A great way to save money and still accomplish the look of a wooden door is to purchase an engineered wooden sectional door. These doors are tested to hold up to many weather factors. If you really want to stun passer-buyers then you should go with the swing out garage door. This consists of two doors that swing open. The down side to this type of door is that it can only be opened manually. This type of door can add a visual enhancement that many only dream about. Door-Mart Garage Doors specialize in custom doors such as these. If your looking to purchase a wood door I would advise that you to go with a company that specializes in just that.