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Archive: April 2019

4 Things You Can Do to Fix a Noisy Garage Door


Does your garage door wake up the neighbors? There are many reasons why your door is so noisy — rusty parts, an old chain, perhaps it’s out of alignment. The good news is the problem is often very simple to fix. A little oil and

4 Repairs to Extend Lifetime of Your Garage Door


How many times do you open and close your garage door in a day? The average American uses their door 3 to 4 times everyday, which is close to 1,000 times a year. It adds up fast. Garage doors wear out overtime. Most doors have

Tight on Overhead Space? 3 Alternative Approaches to Garage Door Opener Installation


When installing a new garage door opener for new or existing garage doors, space is always a concern. There needs to be ample room to allow for the opener cartridge itself, as well as the door. Here’s a brief guide to determine how much headroom

Garage Door Problems: 5 DIY Home Repairs


Does your garage door not open or close properly? Does it grind, rumble or make lots of noise? In most cases, the repair is quite simple and may even be something you can do yourself. It’s time to take a closer look at your hardware

Simple Approaches to Garage Door Opener Repair

Repairing the motor to your garage door opener does not mean you need to completely disassemble it. In fact, many times all it takes are a few key tweaks and adjustments externally. First check the remote and the keypad. Make sure the opener itself has electricity. In fact, 9 times out of 10 an opener problem is really just an electrical problem. And even if the power isn’t connected, disconnect it and plug it in again. Like computers, unplugging and restarting the opener might just do the trick. It’s also worth checking the alignment of your electric eyes. These are the two eyes at the bottom of the door that transmit a laser signal. The eyes stop the door from closing if the path is disrupted, say by a running child or pet or something in the way like a bike, mower or car.