Chain-driven garage door openers are a common sight in most garages. While these units are designed with long service lives in mind, proper maintenance and upkeep remains the major key in helping one last for years on end. The following offers several tips that can help you keep your garage door opener in great shape in the years to come. Tighten Your Hardware and Minimize Vibrations One of the drawbacks of using a chain-driven garage door opener is the vibration it often generates during operation.
13 February 2017
There is no such thing as too much protection for your property. After all, your home is likely one of your biggest investments. If you have already installed an alarm system and added deadbolts to your doors but still do not feel safe, you should think about installing a steel security gate around your house. It might sound like a big investment right now, but the peace of mind you receive will be worth it.
13 September 2016
If you have a steel garage door, then you may notice some of the enamel paint coming off the exterior. Enamel is typically quite durable and resistant to wear, but it will wear away over time. When this happens, you may see rust starting to build on the door. Thankfully, you can remove this rust, restore the door, and prevent future corrosion from forming. Keep reading to learn how to do this.
19 February 2016
If you want a garage door that fits well with your home decor, then it may be a good idea to invest in a wooden garage door. While many people may shy away from these doors due to perceived durability issues, your doors can be strong and secure for years to come as long as you consider your options very carefully before you make your purchase. Keep reading to learn about a few things you should think about before you make your final garage door decision.
28 December 2015
It's so easy to ignore your garage door until something goes wrong. However, to keep your automatic garage door in good condition, you need to provide routine maintenance that can prevent problems. Check out these five common mistakes you may be making with your automatic garage door maintenance. Neglecting Routine Tests If you park in the garage, you may open and close your garage every day, but that doesn't mean you're paying attention.
11 December 2015
If you are like most homeowners, you might assume that there isn't a lot of variety when it comes to the world of garage door openers. When your system finally bites the dust, you might be tempted to head to the home improvement store and pick up a cheap replacement—without exploring systems with better features. However, garage door openers have come a long way in recent years. Here are three perks you might enjoy by replacing your garage door opener with a newer version:
10 November 2015
Automatic garage doors are a great invention, but just like any machine, they can break. If your garage door won't open or close, it isn't very useful, so check out these five reasons your automatic garage door won't open and what you should do. The Sensor Is not Property Aligned If your automatic garage door won't shut, there may be something wrong with the sensor. Automatic garage doors have electronic eyes that shoot an invisible beam across the garage door to each other.
5 November 2015
If someone breaks into your car and steals your garage door opener, take steps to protect your home now. Recently, a number of homeowners in different states, such as Colorado, experienced home invasions after someone stole their garage door openers. The thieves use the openers to enter and vandalize homes during the day. If you don't take precautions now by changing out your garage door opener or installing protective features on your garage door, you can experience theft and vandalism as well.
4 November 2015
Most garage door repairs are affordable, with the average cost of a repair running homeowners between $200 and $300, according to Home Improvement Educator. This range, however, is brought down by simple fixes that don't cost much, like realigning sensors and adjusting automatic openers. Some repairs, particularly replacing broken garage door panels, cost a lot more. If you have a garage door panel that needs to be replaced, consider having your entire garage door replaced with an insulated garage door instead of replacing the one panel.
2 November 2015
When your home's garage has survived nearly a century or more, it deserves to be restored and its history saved. Restoring your garage to its former glory can also preserve the quality materials and workmanship in its built-to-last design. Here are tips you can use to help you restore the garage door's hardware while renovating your old garage door. Disassemble Door Hardware and Clean Rollers The first step to restoring your garage door is to remove it from its roller tracks and disassemble all the hardware.
2 November 2015