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The importance of garage door safety sensors

The importance of garage door safety sensors Since 1993, garage door safety sensors have been required by federal regulation for all new garage door systems, and for very good reason. Garage door safety sensors are arguably the most important component of the door system and in addition to safety sensors, control sensors are also available. [...]

By | 2020-03-04T23:38:17+00:00 March 19th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on The importance of garage door safety sensors

Garage door springs: are they dangerous?

Garage door springs: are they dangerous? Your garage door is one of the hardest working components of your home, opening and closing thousands of times every year. Allowing that task to take place are the door’s torsion springs, which also play a key role in its lifespan. Torsion springs are under tremendous pressure as well [...]

By | 2020-03-04T23:39:51+00:00 March 4th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Garage door springs: are they dangerous?

Overhead vs. wall mount garage door openers

Overhead vs. wall mount garage door openers Remember that exhilarating moment when your life transformed from opening and closing your garage door by hand to an automatic opener? Having the door appease you with the click of a button was a whole new world and if you’re in a place of shopping for a new [...]

By | 2020-03-04T23:38:17+00:00 February 20th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Overhead vs. wall mount garage door openers

Garage door cleaning basics

Garage door cleaning basics Your garage door is one of the hardest working components of your home, completing its up and down cycle thousands of times every year. It’s no surprise, then, when a substantial amount of dirt, stains, and other debris accumulate on the door’s expansive surface. At some point you’ll have to clean [...]

By | 2020-03-04T23:38:17+00:00 February 4th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Garage door cleaning basics

Why is my garage door opening up on its own?

Why is my garage door opening up on its own? Does your house make strange noises in the middle of the night? Did you just hear a thump from the attic? Does your garage door open of its own volition? Visions of haunted houses aside, your garage door is designed to open on your command; [...]

By | 2020-01-03T00:40:14+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Why is my garage door opening up on its own?

5 tips for keeping children safe near garage doors

5 tips for keeping children safe near garage doors Most people don’t think of them as such, but garage doors are heavy equipment, weighing hundreds of pounds, even in moderate size. Garage doors are also accompanied by very large springs under tremendous pressure, moving wheels encased in metal tracks, and hinged panels. Put that all [...]

By | 2020-01-03T00:40:14+00:00 January 3rd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on 5 tips for keeping children safe near garage doors

The most common garage door issues in winter

The most common garage door issues in winter Old Man Winter is upon us and with him will soon come bitter temperatures cold enough to freeze a memory. Along with our own cold noses and frosty fingers, many inanimate objects are also adverse to plunging temps and simply don’t work as well. Your home’s garage [...]

By | 2020-01-03T00:40:14+00:00 December 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on The most common garage door issues in winter

Common reasons you can’t get your garage door to shut

Common reasons you can't get your garage door to shut A home’s garage door might not seem like such a big deal, just like every other door in the house, but these portals we take for granted obviously serve a critical purpose and are among a home’s most important components. Consider a garage door for [...]

By | 2020-01-03T00:40:14+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Common reasons you can’t get your garage door to shut

The importance of garage door safety sensors

The importance of garage door safety sensors If you stand too close to a garage door’s designated route when it’s closing, the door will stop before hitting you. If a child’s ball rolls directly under the door and said child goes after it, the door will halt before hitting and injuring the child. Anything left [...]

By | 2019-11-19T18:39:52+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on The importance of garage door safety sensors

Different things to try when your garage door is stuck

Different things to try when your garage door is stuck It might seem like a long time ago now and many of us take it for granted but remember when you first got a garage door opener? It was kind of like the freedom of having your first bicycle or getting your driver’s license, when [...]

By | 2019-11-19T18:37:16+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Different things to try when your garage door is stuck