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Choosing Your Perfect Garage Door

Hi there, my name is Benjamin Parsley. Welcome to my website. I am here to talk about the wide range of garage doors available for residential buildings. When I moved into my home, I wanted to immediately upgrade my garage door to suit my exact needs. The existing garage door just did not have the functions I needed to easily access my home. I found the perfect garage door and had it professionally installed to complete this project. On this website, I hope to explore the process of selecting a garage door from the vast selection available on the market today. Thank you.


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Choosing Your Perfect Garage Door

3 Garage Door Troubleshooting Tips

by Rose Franklin

Garage doors are an expensive piece of equipment that should last you the life of your house. It is a nearly an inevitability, however, that at some point your garage door will malfunction and you'll be left with the decision to repair or replace it. For almost every homeowner, the garage door represents a significant investment, and so more often than not the smart choice will be to repair it. For a few invaluable troubleshooting tips on this front, keep reading below.

A Misaligned Track

One of the most common problems in older garage doors does not actually have to do with the door itself. The track causes more problems than many people anticipate, and alignment is the number one issue with most. Without a properly aligned track, the door cannot move into the garage completely, and this may further complicate things. When you garage door is shut, take a moment to look for parts of the track that may be loose, dented, or bent out of shape in some way. Finding these spots and then working them out with a mallet will do wonders for alignment. 

Broken Springs

The real workhouse of any garage door system is a pair of springs. These won't last forever, and if you come home one day to find that your garage door will not even budge open, then there is the real chance that one or both of the springs has snapped. You may be able to diagnose this problem from inside your garage, but you should never attempt to lift the door from the outside, just in case the springs have in fact malfunctioned and thus no longer provide any support. An experienced professional should be the first person you call if you see that the springs have seen their last day. 

Transmitter Batteries

It might sound silly, but so much of the time, the 'repair' that's required isn't a repair at all, but more of a quick fix. Much like turning a computer on and off again can solve most technical mysteries, taking a look at the transmitter batteries may be the key to unlocking - figuratively and literally - your garage door problems. Transmitter batteries that are running low or completely depleted can make it seem like your garage door itself isn't working as it should. A couple of new batteries will do the trick in this regard, and save you a lot of money too.