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Aug 30

Repairing concrete under teh door

A client called about having to repair a section of concrete between the sidewalk and the garage. The concrete area was about three feet wide and truly in bad shape. The problem is easy enough, but to do so you need to leave the garage door open for at least one day. But the the …

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Aug 27

Cables becoming tangled on roller drums

One DIY client called my up and told me he had replaces a wooden garage door with a metal one, but that when he tried to open it, the cables got all tangled up on the roller drums. Now the door doesn’t hang right. Usually there is one major culprit in a case like this. …

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Jun 18

My garage door makes too much noise.

Sometimes garage doors, even brand new ones, make a lot of noise. What can you do? First you can take some grease and lubricate the hinges. Use a silicon spray, as opposed to WD-40 Have a look at the springs and make sure they are tight enough. It is not uncommon for garage door installers …

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May 31

Warm weather brings garage theft threats from open garage doors

It’s almost summer and that means that the temperature will be rising and homeowners will be opening windows doors, and, yes, their garage doors. And it is precisely now that you have to keep a lookout for the criminal elements who want to capitalize on everyone’s new found openness. Police warn that it is at …

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May 06

Has your garage door ever opened by itself?

This doesn’t really happen very often, but if it does you will find it very creepy: you come out to your car in the morning and discover that your garage door has opened by itself. The first thing most people think is that someone has broken into their home. The reality may be stranger. The …

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Apr 28

Garage door R-value

If you’re a conscientious garage door shopper, you have probably across the term “R-value, ” but what exactly is that. The short answer is that it’s a value that t indicates how well something is insulated, and the higher that value is, the better. R-value is related to insulation and how the door is made. …

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Apr 02

Examining garage door tracks

Your garage door is mechanically simple, but because of its size and weight, simple things that go wrong can mean big headaches. Garage door track damage is one of these things. It takes a little bit of skill to identify track problems, but you’ll get the hang of it in no time. You should first …

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Mar 10

Garage doors and home value

Replacing your garage door can be costly depending on which one you buy. But if you are thinking about putting your home up for sale, you will want to get the most bang for your buck. Most people don’t think about the garage door when it comes time to sell the home, but if you …

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Jan 28

Troubleshooting Garage Door Openers

The benefits that an automatic garage door offer don’t  have to be explained. People forget how much of a pain in the neck it was getting out of your car when it was cold or raining. Well, when your garage door opener breaks down, you will be reminded of those days. But to avoid that …

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Jan 02

How long do garage door springs last?

When a garage door spring breaks, everyone in the house will hear it because it’ll make a great big crack sound, but you won’t know what it is until you try to open your door. The average garage door spring or torsion spring has between 75000 and 100000 cycles, which is opening and closings. This …

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