Is water seeping under your garage door and pooling on the floor? A garage door leak can be caused by a faulty seal, gaps in the concrete floor, clogged gutters or poor drainage. Let’s take a look at some possible causes and remedies for water in the garage….
How to Lubricate a Garage Door
Lubricate a garage door to keep it working smoothly. Most doors squeak when they need to be greased. A once-a-year lubrication of all the moving parts is usually enough to keep the door in good shape. Regular maintenance, including lubrication, extends the time between garage door repairs and replacements….
Avoid Garage-Door Repairs With Regular Tune-ups
Did you know garage doors need an occasional tune-up? A well-maintained door lasts longer and works better. Tune-ups are especially important if your business depends on a garage door. The most compelling reason for regular tune-ups, though, is safety. A malfunctioning garage door can hurt people and damage property….
Garage Door Glossary
Can you name the parts of a garage door? Do you have to resort to saying “thingy” to describe problems with your door? This glossary can help. It includes the most commonly used garage-door terminology. Whether you’re working on a door yourself, or calling on us for installation or repair, use this list to learn which parts are called what….
Is My Garage Door Alignment Off?
The garage door is often the largest moving object in your home. It goes up and down countless times each day. But when it doesn’t function as planned, frustrations arise. You need the door to operate properly so you can leave your home, and to ensure that your valuables are safe-guarded while you are away. If your garage door alignment is off, the door won’t open and close smoothly. Here are some quick fixes to ensure your door works properly so you can resume your normal activities safely….
Quick and Dirty Garage Door Maintenance Tips
While having anything in your home malfunction can be quite frustrating, a garage door that’s on the fritz can be especially nerve-wracking if you have valuables inside you want to protect or if inclement weather is headed your way. Before you call a professional garage door technician, try out a few quick and dirty tips to see if you can’t take care of the problem yourself….
Top Reasons a Garage Door Won’t Open
When to DIY vs. Call a Garage Door Professional There are some garage door issues that a quick battery swap or a simple cleaning will resolve. However, when these do-it-yourself solutions do not work, there is usually something more serious going on, and in that case, you should call a professional for proper garage door…
Re-Paint Your Garage Door in 5 Easy Steps
Is the face of your garage door fading, chipping, or rusting? Over time, harsh weather elements can really take their toll. The good news is that you can make your garage door look new again with a fresh coat of paint. It’s a simple, inexpensive fix, but it can easily be bungled. So, below you’ll…
Storm Damage and Your Garage
The house is shaking. Your mind is racing. It sounds like a tornado touched down on your roof. What just happened? As you struggle not to go into sensory overload, you realize a tree has fallen on your home.
Every year Vancouver and Portland are buffeted by storms. Wind and water bring down hundreds of the region’s trees during the course of the year. These normally gentle giants can shatter windows and rip through roofs and walls….
How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door
If your garage door screeches, rumbles, or bangs when opening and closing, you may have more than a huge annoyance on your hands. Loud garage doors indicate mechanical issues that should be repaired as quickly as possible for a safe and operational entrance. Consider these tips to troubleshoot your creaks and shakes: Tighten the nuts…
When to Replace your Garage Door?
Your garage door was new when you bought your home, 15 years ago. Or perhaps you had a garage door installed more recently and corners were cut, leaving you with a door that requires frequent repairs. Whatever your situation, the decision to replace your existing garage door is an important one, and weighing your options…
Troubleshooting Your Garage Door Spring
Regularly testing and troubleshooting your garage door spring is more important than people think. The spring is a small yet critical part in the garage: they do 90% of the lifting when an automatic opener is used….