Keeping Your Garage Door In Shape

You want to make sure your garage door stays in great shape and continues to operate without problems for as long as possible. In order to do that, you need to pay attention to the door, and you need to do an occasional basic checkup. Each of the checkups will only typically take you about fifteen minutes or so, and you only need to do it about once every three months. If you perform the checks we discuss in the article below once during each season, you can help to make sure your garage keeps on working, and you can spot problems quickly, so you can have them repairs before they get out of hand.
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5 good reasons not to attempt your own garage door repairs

Your garage door isn’t performing quite as well as it once did, and it’s also making some pretty odd noises. You’re wondering why that should be, and you decide to investigate. Be careful, though! Sometimes, trying to identify the problem and fixing it yourself can be dangerous. Here are five situations that are best left to the pros.
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Wondering how to paint your garage interior? Read this!

There’s no project quite like a garage cleanout, but once it’s done, you’ll have a huge sense of satisfaction. You might even feel like taking it a step further, and painting the interior. Before you do, though, you’ll want to do a bit of planning – figure out how you’re going to approach the project, and also consider the materials you’re going to need.
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Prolonging Your Garage Door lifespan with Proper Lubrication

It’s crucial to lubricate your garage door over time in order to extend its lifespan and keep it in good working condition. Have you noticed that your garage door has started making strange noises? Can you hear it opening or closing from other areas of the home? You can eliminate a lot of those noises just by lubricating the door’s major components. In addition to providing quieter operation, it can help forestall the need for a garage door technician to provide emergency repairs for a damaged garage door.
It’s vital that you take care of your garage door properly so that it works correctly at all times. The first step is to double check that none of the major components have sustained significant wear or damage, or has failed completely. If your door is automatic, pull the emergency cord on the opener to switch the door to manual mode. Now, try to open and close the door by hand. It should feel like it weighs between 8 and 10 pounds, and it should move up and down easily. If it does not, then there’s a problem that needs to be addressed. Contact us to check the door before something goes wrong.
If there are no operating problems, you’re good to continue with your lubrication efforts. Here are the parts you need to lubricate.
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