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Garage Door Repairs Don’t have to be so costly

Garage Door RepairYour garage door is one of the heaviest moving appliances in your home, if you are like most Americans who park their vehicle inside the garage your door is used just as much as your front door. Requiring it to open and close multiple times a day can result in the garage door parts wearing down and needing to be replaced, in most cases the garage door will provide you with a warning noise like a screech or cracking noise when it is being opened and closed. Similar to the type of noise your refrigerator or washing machine may make when it is about to break. When you hear these noises it is time to call out the professionals. In more case than we would like to share our customers have ignored these warning signs which results in costly repairs being needed or entire garage door replacements.

Just like your car or anything else with an engine or moving parts regular maintenance is required to keep your garage door running as smoothly as it can. In the same way you take your vehicle in for a tune up and oil change you should also be giving your garage door the same treatment. Going through the garage door parts on a monthly or even bi monthly basis to ensure that all the parts are in good working order can allow you to save tons of money in the future from avoiding costly repairs. We have listed a check list below to help you perform a garage door inspection to assist with keeping your door working properly and avoid paying costly fees down the line.

First you will need to make sure the garage is empty by parking your vehicle in the driveway or on the street to allow you enough space to freely move throughout the garage to inspect all the parts. Once the garage is empty you can close the door and start your inspection.

  1. Make sure that the door does in fact close all the way with no open gaps at the base or in the panels.
  2. Take a look at the garage door track where the wheels roll up and down allowing the door to open and close. Be sure that there is no debris in the track and that the wheels are greased enough that they are not rubbing on the track causing the wheels or the track to break down.
  3. Check the panels of the door make sure all the screws are tightly fastened in the hinges and there are no loose or missing screws
  4. Inspect the opener if you have one make sure the wires are not showing or being interfered with by the belt that opens the door. Also if the light bulb is burnt out in your opener now is a perfect time to replace it.
  5. After you have checked the opener to ensure all wires are tucked away and the belt is not being interfered with by any other objects you can open the door.
  6. While the door is opening check the mobility of the rollers in the track this is a great time to see if the track is bent anywhere or a roller is not rolling.
  7. After the door is open and you inspect the rollers and track you can look at the sensors for the opener they are located at the base of the door opening it is always best practice to keep all objects clear from the edge of the door allowing the sensors to work properly. You can wipe the lenses of the sensor with a wet paper towel to make sure the signal stays strong between them allowing the door to open and close easily.
  8. After you check the sensors and the track of the door you can bring your car back inside and wrap up your inspection.

By following these simple tips we hope that you will be able to not only keep your door running smoothly but be more aware when the door is not functioning properly and give us a call sooner so we can fix the problem before it becomes too much of a issue that it requires a complete replacement.

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Smart Technology Makes Garage Door Openers More Convientant than Ever 04. May, 2015

Garage door openers - Smart TechnologyFor years, garage door openers have helped home owners to easily access their garage space without having to do more than lift a finger. This easy of access is even more beneficial if you have young children or elderly who may not be able to physically open the garage door otherwise. However, the motorization of garage door openers is hardly the last step in convenience. As smart technology has seeped more and more into everyday life, many aspects of your home which you would not generally associate with smart technology are becoming smart enabled. For garage door openers this means more convenience than ever when accessing your garage, or features which you would never dream a garage door opener would have.

Worldwide Garage Door Opener Functionality

By having a smart technology enabled garage door opener, homeowners are able to open and close their garage door from anywhere in the world. In addition to being able to open and close your garage doors it also allows for you to check whether you had closed the door once you left. Those of us who tend to be forgetful, especially when leaving in the morning, can see a great benefit from garage door openers like these. Parents can take solace in the fact that they are able to check whether their children have arrived home after school and even confirm that the garage door was closed behind them. With this type of convenience you can have packages safely delivered, give entry to an unexpected house guess and even help you get back in if you have locked yourself out of your home. The convenience that smart technology enabled garage door openers offer is a of great benefit in many sitautations. American Best Garage Doors has professional technicians who are able to dicuss your smart opener needs with you directly and can then provide you with installation. Smart garage door openers are also recommended in some cricumstances because of the effect they can have on a garage door’s lifespan. For any garage door service you may be looking for, contact us today to speak with a professional directly. He will be able to work with your needs to determine which options will work best.
There is no doubt that older garage door opener still do offer a great benefit to homeowners. However, that pales in comparasion to the convenience which can be achieved by having smart garage door openers installed. As this technology continues to become more and more popular, the cost of such materials will decrease in cost. This is one of the reasons that smart garage door openers are becoming more popular at the current time. Contact American Best Garage Doors today to discuss the smart opener options which are available for you. There is no doubt that smart openers are able to give you a great number of benefits which many homeowners would never dream of being able to have.

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Get Your Garage Ready for the Springtime! 25. Apr, 2015

Garage ready for the springtimeThe weather is warming up as spring arrives. With the nicer weather comes a natural inclination to spend more time outdoors for both work and enjoyment. In order to get the most out of your outdoor experiencing, ensuring that your garage door is functioning properly is a high priority. Unless you use your garage to park your vehicle everyday it is unlikely that you have given your garage door much work over the winter months. At the start of spring you will want to not only ensure that your garage is in the most organized state, but also the highest functioning.

Garage Door Spring Replacements During Spring

One of the most common areas of a garage door system which can require repair is the garage door springs. Garage door springs hold a great deal of tension due to the stress that they are under when functioning. This can lead to damage of malfunction of the spring that can leave your garage door disabled. At the start of spring it is wise to test the function of your garage door to ensure that weather and inactivity have not taken a toll on your garage door springs. If you have a garage door spring that needs to be replaced, you may feel inclinced to attempt a repair yourself. It is highly advisable to avoid this situation. Garage door springs play a vital role in the function of your door, however they are still relatively inexpensive to have replaced when compared to the panels of your garage door. If you complete spring replacement by yourself, you could be setting yourself up for a hefty repair bill in the future if this spring replacement is not completed properly. By choosing a professional garage door company to replace your springs you are not only more likely to have a successful replacement service, but you will also have a warranty in case any damage does occur down the line.

Additional Garage Door Repair Service in Spring

Garage door springs are not the only part of your garage door system which can be in need of repairs during the spring. You can turn to a professional garage door repairman to provide you with the replacement of your existing panels. Panels can become discolored, or damaged, for a number of reasons. Whether it is an emergency replacement, or once which has been caused over the long term, turning to a professional can help you find a panel that will fit your exact needs. Additionally, automatic openers and rollers can also become damaged. Fortunately for garage door owners, rollers are the least expensive part to have replaced. Automatic opener repair can be the most frustrating to repaired becayuse while it is disabled you can be locked out of, or in, your garage. Speak with your local profesisonal in order to have the malfunction of your garage door diagnosed.

With the warm weather fast approaching, it is time to ensure that you will be ready for long summer weekends outside. Part of thise is making sure that your garage door is going to function throughout the summer months. It is highly recommended to find a garage door professional that you trust to complete repair and replacement service for you. By comparing companies you will be able to find the professional who most fits your needs, while also ensuring that you will have an individual to turn to should anything go wrong.

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