Your Garage Doors often represent up to 30% of what people see of your home. Likewise, Garage Doors are perhaps the most forgotten part of your home - until something goes wrong - When it does... Make the Right Decision - Call Precision Door - Problem Solved!
Garage door springs are under constant pressure and eventually; they will wear out and/or break.
When it happens we often get this question:
I have two springs on a
shaft across the top of the door and one of the springs is broken.
Should I change both springs, or just the one spring that is broken?
Every professional garage door repair technician will highly recommend that you change both
springs at the same time. Here's why: Since both springs have been under the same
amount of stress each time the door has been opened and closed it means the "non-broken" spring is very likely ready to go as well. In many
cases it will cost less to have both springs changed at the same time
than changing one spring at a time. (Why incur the cost and hassle of a second visit/repair)? In addition, most garage doors have two
springs, the door may not balance properly with one new
spring and one fatigued spring. Contact Us today to have both springs replaced and get your door back in proper working order!
My door does not open or close far enough. What should I do?
You many need to adjust your openers
travel settings. Your opener will have a “travel” adjustment that
controls the distance that the garage door opener moves the door.
Separate adjustments can be made to the opening travel distance and the
closing travel distance. Refer to your owner's manual, or contact us for
a professional tune-up and adjustment.
When the power goes out many people discover for the first time they don't know how to release their garage door from the opener so they can open the garage door by hand.
It's very simple - remember that red cord and handle you bump into often?? With the garage door fully closed, pull
the red release cord down toward the floor. Always take special caution
whenever you release the garage door opener if the door is not in the
fully closed position, since the door may want to slam closed when
released. If at all possible do not release the garage door when open,
except for emergency or security purposes and close the door with
caution. Some older openers may not have a red release cord and may need
to be released by pulling down a handle or a spring loaded clip. If you
do have an older door that is difficult to disconnect you may want to
replace the opener with a new garage door opener that has an easy pull red release cord.
NOTE: remember that with the door disconnected from the opener the door is no longer locked.
If power is going to be out for a while - consider using your slide lock temporarily and DON"T FORGET to unlock before re-engaging your opener once power is restored.
You have a wide range of choices when it comes to purchasing
a garage door. Choices range from huge home supply stores to the local
handyman. Consider the following questions when selecting your garage door company:
1.Selection a.Do they have a wide selection of
products to fit your needs?
2.Experience a.Are they specialists? Is Garage door installation and repair all they
3.Professionalism a.Who will do the work? Are they employees
or sub-contractors? b.Are they trained, certified professional
installers and technicians?
4.Flexibility a.Are they there when you need them? Do
they offer 24/7 emergency service and appointments that meet your schedule?
5.Warranty a.Do they stand behind their work with
a Warranty on parts and labor?
6.Reputation a.Are they a reputable company that is
local, licensed, bonded and insured with a track record of providing the best
in products and customer service?
7.Quality a.What is the quality of their work
This one of the most common
question we get -"How much does it cost to replace
garage door springs?"
It seems like a simple question, however, to give you an exact price quote, we would need to
know the size of the door, the weight of the door, and type of garage door springs needed
(torsion or extension). That is why we will give customers a price range over the phone.
Since we carry over 30 different types of springs to
account for all the different types and weights of garage doors, we recommend that a
certified technician takes the proper measurements at your home before giving you an
exact price quote.