Once you understand that value should be your primary motivation for the replacement of your garage door, with price coming in second place, the next thing you need to know is how to determine exactly how much cash you will need to set aside. Continue reading
When the time comes to replace the garage door, one of the major concerns for the majority of homeowners is the cost. However, there is a large difference between actual up-front cost, and the value the improvement will bring to the home. The lowest rock-bottom price is not necessarily the one you should go with — experience and quality are far more important over the long-term. Continue reading
Those who like the do-it-yourself types of projects have grown more and more fond of installing their automatic garage doors by themselves. Along with the sense of pride that comes from a job well done, it is a simple matter to customize variables such as speed and noise. When deciding on the opener that you are going to choose, although there are some pros and cons to each one, the main deciding factor is what you prefer personally. The three main types of openers are discussed below: Continue reading
Garage doors are not something that most people think about on a daily basis. They simply raise and lower them on a whim until the one day when it no longer works. One of the most common causes for breakage in garage doors is the springs. These small pieces of metal are put under an enormous amount of pressure everyday — creating the perfect environment for wear and tear or breakage to occur.
Maintaining your garage door
Waking up in the morning to a broken garage door can be quite a hassle. Your car might be stuck in the garage, you can’t drive the children to school, or worse, you miss out on a day of work to wait at home for a repairman! Your garage door needs to be maintained and kept in working order. Continue reading
Garage door springs are an integral part of a garage door. This is what does ALL the heavy lifting. Contrary to popular belief, the garage door opener does not do much work. If your garage door spring breaks…DO NOT USE YOUR OPENER. It will just destroy components in your motor and you will end up with a bigger expense than you started with.