Garage Doors for Every Taste

March 21, 2012

How do your Garage Door parts compare to typical replacement parts?

It's a question we're asked all the time... Let's start with a simple fact - All garage door parts are NOT created equal.  The typical garage door installation and/or repair uses a "Builders Grade" set of parts. Just like "Builders grade" appliances - These are designed to last a few years (if treated lightly and maintained well) and wear out...

Precision Garage Door parts are designed for a long and trouble free life. We use "Commercial grade" parts and they are the highest quality parts available in the garage door industry today. Our Springs are rated to last 4 times longer than typical springs and our rollers are designed to last 10 times longer than the typical roller AND they carry excellent Warranties - something most provide. The final advantage? - Precision parts cost only about 10-15% more.

Why is that important to you? We want to fix your garage door once and then not see you or your garage door except for some regular maintenance. Many companies want to fix it today and again next month.

PDS Powder Coated Springs

March 14, 2012

Why is my garage door so heavy?

We are all creatures of habit. We get used to the way something feels or acts and then tend to ignore it until, for some reason it feels different.

One of these is your garage door and we often get calls asking "Why is my garage door so heavy?"

Let's start with the basics - Garage doors are usually the largest moving object in your home, with an average size of 8′ wide and 7′ high for a single door. Regardless of the type of material used, that means they will be heavy. That’s why there are springs and a counter balance system to take all that weight, and make it easy for you or your Garage Door Openers to handle easily. However, springs do break and/or relax over time, making the doors feel heavier. But, most of us are using an automatic garage door opener and don't "feel" the difference. What we do notice is the door opening slower or the opener making different noises.

One common problem caused by "heavy doors" is stripped  gears in the opener. It’s a good idea to have some maintenance done about once a year and during that maintenance your garage door professional will check for proper spring tension, and adjust or replace them if needed.

March 7, 2012

Replace Old Garage Door Springs

Your garage door springs are easily the most important and most dangerous part of your garage door and springs do wear out and break. When they do break, injuries are not an uncommon result. (Each year 30,000 people end up in the hospital as a result of trying to repair garage door springs by themselves) If you have an older garage door, especially one that seems to be opening with some difficulty...have your springs inspected by a trained and certified technician and replaced if needed. If your door has two springs, have both replaced even if one is not broken. (Remember, the second spring has been operating the same length of time as the broken one.) This will not only prevent any damage caused by the breaking of the second spring, but also keep your door working efficiently.

Remember, replacing old springs will help ensure your garage door lasts longer and be more trouble free. If you're experiencing a garage door problem - Give us a Call.

March 1, 2012

Ever Push Your Garage Door Remote and Nothing Happens?

It happens all too often and we always get a call. Sometimes it is a serious issue - bad garage door opener - broken springs etc. BUT... sometimes it's just your remote... and even simpler... how far away from the door you are when you hit the button.

Here's a note on the range of your remote control. The distance at which your remote control is effective can change from day to day. Its' current battery level, radio interference, and believe it or not, even the weather, can contribute to how far away you need to be from your garage door opener before the remote will work.

Try getting out of your vehicle with the remote and get as close to the door as you can while pressing the button. If the problem turns out to be a simple range issue, try again tomorrow, things may change. If the problem doesn’t go away, it may mean your battery is low or needs replacing. Most garage door remotes now use batteries like you'd find in a watch... Just pop open the remote and take the battery to the store. It's a fast and easy fix and much less expensive than having us come out.

If the battery doesn't solve the problem... give us a call - we'll be there to help.