Garage Doors for Every Taste

May 25, 2012

Memorial Day

It's the Memorial Day Weekend - time for family gatherings, BBQ, car races and baseball. By all means relax and enjoy. However....

Please take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the day, and give a moment of silence and respect for those who gave us their ultimate sacrifice.

May 24, 2012

For Lack of a Spring the Car was (almost) Lost

I know, I know... I keep harping about garage door maintenance. But sometimes a picture is worth about $10,000. This picture hurts on many levels...
OMG the car!

Broken Garage Door Springs happen all the time, but this didn't need to happen.  A little regular maintenance and this could have been avoided.

BTW... the car is OK now.

May 17, 2012

Common Garage Door Myths

Like nearly everything; garage doors have a number of myths and misconceptions associated with them... here are some of our favorites:

The electric garage door opener lifts the weight of the door. Regardless of brand, style or horsepower, residential garage door openers are only designed to lift a maximum of about ten pounds. The Springs are what do the lifting. If the springs are old or broken there is more weight and the plastic drive components in the opener will suffer extreme wear.

All garage doors are the same. Like other products, garage doors are available in a wide range of styles and quality that determine their life expectancy and performance.

Garage doors never require maintenance. As the largest moving object in your home, garage doors are under an immense strain. Routine maintenance is essential for maximum performance.

All repair and replacement parts are the same. The vast majority (upwards of 95%) of commonly used replacement parts are designed for  the industry minimum life-cycle rating. Longer life-cycle rated components are available but rarely used, thus limiting warranties and causing needed service in the future. Precision Door uses these longer lasting parts exclusively, enabling us to offer longer warranties and trouble free door systems.
All garage door companies are the same. Most garage door companies use technicians who are sub-contractors.This limits the company's liability and can expose the homeowner to liability for injury and accidents. ALL Precision Door technicians are company employees.

My New garage door has a 15 year warranty against failure of the moving parts. Please ask the question - Over 98% of new doors sold offer a one year warranty on moving parts. The 15 year extended warranty applies to the paint finish. If the company does not have their own warranty program - keep looking.

Garage doors are all noisy. Noise is generally a sign of failing critical components or poor installation.
I can save time and money doing garage door repairs myself. Write this number down...911!
Garage doors are potentially extremely dangerous. The average two-car door weighs about 300 lbs and has nearly 40 moving parts. An average of 30,000 injuries per year are reported due to garage door related accidents.

May 11, 2012

How to Open Your Garage Door Manually

We get lots of calls when the power goes out. Mainly, because people don't know how to open or close their garage door manually. It's a simple procedure that will save you both time and money. Here's a brief Video that will show how and why.

Take care and when in need.... call a garage door professional.