Garage Doors for Every Taste

June 29, 2012

View Your Home from a Buyer's Perspective with these Top 10 Remodeling Projects

View Your Home from a Buyer's Perspective!

Your home's curb appeal is often based on the street-view appearance and it is a buyer's first in-person impression, particularly if they spotted your home on the Internet first. Although photographs can give a buyer an idea of the features the home offers, driving by the property provides an opportunity to see how the pieces work together with the surrounding neighborhood.

Many homebuyers drive by a home or schedule a walk-through after viewing it on the Web. Since many will do so in the evening after work, consider installing lights along your driveway and walkway or adding a decorative light fixture to the front of the home.

75% of homebuyers drove by the home, and
63% walked through the homes, after viewing it on the Web.
Source: National Association of Realtors, Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2011

Here are the top 10 Remodeling Projects That Give You the Most Bang for Your Buck

1. A new front door

2. A new garage door

3. Fiber-cement siding

4. A wood deck

5. A minor kitchen remodel

6. Window replacement

7. Remodeling the attic to add a bedroom

8. A basement remodel

9. A major kitchen remodel

10. A second-story addition

Source HGTV Front Door. January 18, 2011

Do you need to upgrade that garage door?

June 21, 2012

Why Choose Precision Door Service

I usually use this space to talk about the door industry and not make it a big "plug" about our company.
I get many questions about Precision Door so here's some information on why customers choose Precision Door.

We at Precision want to ensure that you feel comfortable with the company you chooseWhen it comes time to repair your door, there are many factors that can go into deciding what company to work with.

Precision Door Service has been a locally owned, since 1985. We are one of the biggest garage door repair companies serving our markets - with 14 technicians in the Seattle area, 7 in Salt Lake, and 2 each in Spokane, Tucson and Albuquerque. All our technicians are knowledgeable, friendly and willing to listen to your problems and offer you a viable solution.

Our technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we never charge extra for evenings, weekends or holidays. We use only top quality commercial grade parts to provide you with the best long term solutions for your garage door system.

Precision is licensed, bonded, and insured, have A ratings with the BBB and are members of all our industry associations. All our technicians and trainers are certified with the International Door Association.
Deciding who to welcome into your home and complete repairs can be a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. We hope that after reading this, you will choose to use the Pros at Precision to do those repairs for you!

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June 18, 2012

Two Questions We Get Alot

My door does not open or close far enough. What should I do?

You many need to adjust the "travel settings" on your openers. 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.

My door opens very slowly. How can I adjust the opener?

Your opener has a “force adjustment” that controls the power used to open and close the door. New garage door openers are preset at the factory to the lowest possible force. If your door is properly balanced, the force required should be minimal. The greater the force setting, the harder the opener will push or pull the door. Never adjust to a higher force if your door is unbalanced or sticking and always test the safety reverse system after adjusting the opener. If the door is hard to lift, the door must be serviced and adjusted by a professional authorized dealer as there may be a more serious problem.

June 1, 2012

How Safe is Your Garage Door?

June is home safety month and a great time to talk about garage door safety with kids.
Did you know that upwards of 30,000 people end up in the hospital every year with injuries from garage doors? Scary and very avoidable!

First, many injuries come from well meaning folks trying to save by doing repairs themselves. Yes, there are things that can be done - like checking the door balance etc. - but when things are broken - Please call a professional!

Second, this is a great time of year to talk with kids about home safety and garage door safety. With kids out of school, the garage door often becomes the primary entry and exit door - take a few minutes to talk about how to safely use what is (as noted above) a very large, heavy and occasionally dangerous piece of equipment.

For younger kids Download a FREE Kids Garage Door Safety Coloring Book - and for older kids... just use the list at the back of the coloring book!.

Have a wonderful and safe June!