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Garage Door Problems: Learn to Recognize Them

If your garage door squeaks, you might think it's nothing to worry about. However, a squeaky garage door can be dangerous, especially if it falls. A year ago, my garage door began to squeak whenever I opened and closed it. I ignored the problem and continued to use the door. One day, the door collapsed on my car as I backed out of my garage. Although my car sustained a lot of damage, I was very thankful to be alive. I contacted a garage door specialist the same day. The contractor informed me that my door's springs had given out. After the repairs, the contractor offered sound advice on how to recognize problems in my garage door and what to do about them. I started this blog to help other homeowners stay safe as well. Please, don't ignore your garage's problem, even if it's small.

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What Are The Telltale Signs That Your Garage Door Spring Is Broken? Top 4 List

Many people assume that the automatic opener lifts the door to the garage. However, the spring is responsible for holding the door in place and helps it to maneuver evenly. Considering the crucial role of a spring, its malfunction can be frustrating. You may be forced to use manual effort to open the door whose spring has failed. In the worst-case scenario, you may be locked out of the garage completely if the door does not open. Read More 

3 Signs Your Garage Door Is In Need Of Repair

Over time, the parts that hold your garage door in place or that are responsible for moving your garage door up and down can become worn and require either repair or replacement. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not know what to look for when evaluating the condition of their garage door. Consequently, these homeowners may not realize that they are in need of garage door repairs until their door stops working altogether. Read More 

Garage Door Opener Repair Vs. Replacement

Does your garage door need a new opener—or a repair? According to Popular Mechanics, most garage doors in the US open and close an average of 1,500 times annually. This constant opening and closing motion can cause opener-ending wear and tear. If you're not sure whether you need to replace this device with a new model or if garage door opener repair is the right way to go, take a look at the questions below. Read More 

What’s Causing Your Garage Door To Slip And Move Erratically

When your garage door starts to move erratically, it can be a sign of component failure that may make your door difficult and dangerous to operate. If your door slips too far, it can cause damage and injury. Here's what could be causing the problem. Spring Failure Your springs are the primary components responsible for moving the full weight of your door. Garage door openers would struggle to move the weight of doors without assistance, and springs have enough tension and power to make moving them easier. Read More