Understanding Garage Door Torsion Springs

Understanding Garage Door Torsion Springs Garage Door springs are a key part of the operation of your garage door. Every time the garage door is opened or closed, the springs go to work and significantly aid in the lifting and closing ease of your garage door. Torsion springs store mechanical energy like any other spring. They use a twisting or rotating motion created by their coiled metal form and store more energy than conventional springs due to the denser material they are made from. Garage door torsion springs are usually mounted above the opening of your garage door in a
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Hi Tech Garage Door Openers

Hi Tech Garage Door Openers As with everything else in this technology advancing world of ours, garage door openers are now available with the latest hi-tech features which gives more to consider when choosing a garage door opener. An example is the Ryobi Ultra-Quiet Garage Door Opener.  Of course, it does the basics such as opening and closing your garage door and quietly too.  And, it comes with the standard two car remotes and indoor/outdoor keypads. But now, it comes with a built-in Wi-Fi antenna so that it can communicate with your smartphone.  Load its mobile app onto your phone
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Carriage House Garage Doors – Another Option

Carriage House Garage Doors – Another Option Carriage house garage doors add a stylish old-world sophistication to homes.  Reminiscent of actual carriage house doors that were originally used to store horse-drawn carriages in the days of old, the beautiful doors are distinguished by pleasing design features. Modern carriage house garage doors generally feature even-numbered rectagular windows at the top of the garage door with two strong metal handles at their center.  Attractive decorative hinges may complement the doors as well.  Your home’s curb appeal will be higher than that of the traditional garage door style. These garage doors can be
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Vinyl Garage Doors

Vinyl Garage Doors Vinyl garage doors add a stylish and finished appearance to your garage.  They are customizable with many different features so they can add a custom look while performing the function of a garage door by providing safety for your cars and home.  Keep in mind the following pros and cons when deciding whether to purchase a vinyl garage door. Pros The Price.  Vinyl garage doors are more affordable and a good selection for those on a budget even though they may cast more that steel.  The benefits of a vinyl door may outweigh this initial cost. The
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The Garage Door Tracks

Repairing the Garage Door Track A serious safety issue arises if your garage door track gets out of alignment.  The proper alignment of the metal track of your garage door is needed for the smooth operation of the opening and closing of your garage door.  Therefore, an out of alignment or broken track can cause a major problem. As the wheels of your garage door roll up and down, they need to be able to run smoothly on both sides to prevent your garage door from “tilting” and/or putting additional pressure on the tracks which can cause further misalignment or
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The importance of garage door rollers

A garage door is generally used several to many times a day, almost every day of the year.  It is a heavy, large moving part that puts great stress on the springs, tracks, and rollers during operation, and could cause injury should it break. When a garage door needs repair, oftentimes, the homeowner will call a garage door repair company for the part that they believe is causing the problem.  Our repair person at Best Overhead Doors will verify the problem, fix the problem, and inspect all the other parts of the garage door for maintenance checks. Rollers, either steel
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Denying Burglars And Other Intruders An Easy Entry To Your Garage

Security is one of the most important responsibilities you have when you’re living on your own. Whether you own your home or rent it, you need to take some steps to make sure that your garage isn’t any more vulnerable than it has to be. The tips provided here are primarily geared towards homeowners, but some of them – especially the advice on safe behavior – will help renters as well. The Door Between Your Garage And Your Home Even if you consider your garage to be highly secure (if it has alarm sensors installed, for instance), you should still
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Changing Your Remote Control Garage Door Opener Code

If you need to change your control code for your garage door or just update it periodically for security reasons, the following gives instructions for programming the garage door opener and remote control.  There may be some variations in the instructions due to different brands and varieties of garage doors, but most are typical as described below. Check that there is power to the keypad Most garage door systems have a keypad mounted on the main wall on which numbers can be entered.  The keypad needs power to run, so check that the batteries are fresh so it can operate.
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Choosing a Garage Door Opener

Best Overhead Doors, as an established garage door repair and sales company for the last 50 years, has seen the advancements in the qualities and features of garage door openers.  New technologies are now available that add significant safety, comfort and ease of use to the operation of your garage door. These newer garage door features include:  rolling codes and encrypted radio signals to prevent criminal activity  a timer to close option that integrates with home automation systems  a keyless entry pad mounted outside for access with a remote  multiple remotes included with system  quiet operation to prevent disturbance in
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Safety Checklist for Garage Doors

Older homes, even those built 15 years ago, often do not meet current safety standards when it comes to automatic garage doors.  Every year, injuries and even deaths, primarily to children occur. First, to ensure that your garage door is safe, you can always install a modern, new system that meets today’s standards.  This includes the electric eye which is aligned with the opening and mounted to the side four to six inches off the floor.  This “eye” then senses when there is any obstruction in the path of the garage door and reverses the door before it hits anything.
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