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Automatic Garage Door Benefits

Posted Sunday, January 15th, 2023

Garage Door Opener Benefits  Garage doors are available in many designs and types, each with an array of different benefits. Let’s discuss the perks that garage door automation offers Seattle, homeowners: Better Security Garage door openers boast an array of state-of-the-art tech. These unique features help set the garage door opener apart from manual garage […]

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The top 10 reasons your garage door won’t work

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2022

As commercial and residential garage door service professionals, we’ve pretty much dealt with every issue you can think of when it comes to garage door repair. Even still, there are sometimes issues that continue to surprise us, like the tiny insect nest growing on the photo eye sensor or the tennis ball that somehow managed […]

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How do I know if my garage door rollers are bad?

Posted Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

  You may not realize how often you use your garage door until something goes wrong. Keeping your garage door in good condition is important for your convenience and safety. Your garage door’s components will sometimes need to be replaced, including the rollers. The signs that your garage door needs new rollers include: Excessive Vibration […]

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How do you fix a garage door that won’t go up?

Posted Saturday, October 15th, 2022

  Lifting the door manually is not recommended but it is possible. If you decide to open the door manually use extreme caution garage doors are heavy and they feel heavier without working springs. When possible have another person assist in lifting the door. We don’t recommend attempting to open the door alone unless it […]

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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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