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How long do garage springs last?

Posted Friday, September 16th, 2022

  Garage door springs create the tension needed to open and close your garage door smoothly. There are two kinds of garage door springs: torsion springs and extension springs. Torsion springs are typically mounted horizontally on the wall above the door. Extension springs are mounted on the sides of your garage door track (not above […]

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Can you manually open a garage door with a broken spring?

Posted Monday, August 15th, 2022

    WARNING: TORSION SPRINGS, EXTENSION SPRINGS, AND OTHER GARAGE DOOR COMPONENTS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IF NOT HANDLED PROPERLY. PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION AND REPAIR IS RECOMMENDED.  Garage doors with broken springs should not be opened. Doors in this condition can be difficult to lift because the garage door opener loses the support springs […]

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Can I replace a garage door spring myself?

Posted Friday, July 15th, 2022

Should I Replace Springs on My Own Or Not?  The quick answer is no, but we will discuss.  A decision like this shouldn’t be taken lightly. There is serious danger in doing this yourself without proper training, tools, and equipment. Moreover, we recommend you always hire a professional garage door repair company to help because […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Repair or Replace a Garage-Door Spring?

Posted Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

How Much Does It Cost to Repair or Replace a Garage-Door Spring? Most homeowners don’t give their garage-door springs a second thought until something goes wrong. Your garage door springs do a lot of heavy lifting every time you open or shut the door, so it’s hardly surprising that they’re one of the most common […]

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Should I replace both of my garage door springs if one of them breaks?

Posted Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Should I replace both of my garage door springs if one of them breaks? Yes. You may be tempted to save money on parts and labor by replacing just one spring, but you’ll likely need to replace both when one spring breaks. Garage doors have two springs, one on either side of the door. The […]

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Garage Door Repair & Replacement Costs (New 2022)

Posted Monday, April 25th, 2022

Garage Door Repair & Replacement Costs (New 2022) As you’re probably wondering for 2022, garage door repair cost can be a bit confusing when you really start looking into it. Especially in today’s economy. Hopefully, this article can cover the different cost factors that determine how much it will cost to repair a garage door. […]

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How to Open a Garage Door with a Broken Spring

Posted Sunday, March 20th, 2022

How to Open a Garage Door with a Broken Spring Your garage door is a crucial element in the safety and protection of your home. It keeps the belongings in your garage safe, and serves as an additional shield from the outside world; it can also bring visually pleasing elements to the front of your […]

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7 Reasons To Install Automatic Doors

Posted Friday, February 25th, 2022

A pedestrian door is often referred to as a sliding door and is the main feature of your building. It allows customers and employees to safely enter and leave your building at will. These doors should slide open easily before pedestrians get to them, and should close easily behind them without issue, remaining open if […]

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Why you should use a wi-fi connected garage door opener.

Posted Thursday, January 27th, 2022

A Wi-Fi-connected garage door opener enhances the security and accessibility features of your house. Whether you’ve recently updated the garage door or you’ve had the same one for years, a myQ Wi-Fi garage door opener is all you need to turn your property into a smart home. Use this guide to learn about the characteristics […]

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Common Causes of Garage Door Noise

Posted Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Common Causes of Garage Door Noise Irritated by that little jammed noise coming from your garage door? It’s time you call a garage door repairman to fix that! Doing routine maintenance prevents future costly repairs, inconvenient, nosey, or inoperable systems that could leave the items in your garage or even your house lacking the security […]

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