Garage Door Blog

September 16, 2019

Garage Door Repair vs. New Installation: What to Consider

Should you repair your existing garage door or scrap it for an entirely new installation? That’s probably the question we get asked the most over the years repairing and installing new garage doors in Roseville, Ca. And 9 times out of 10, the homeowner asking…

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September 2, 2019

Garage Door Repair 101: Should You Remove Torsion Springs Yourself?

The torsion springs on your garage door are the heavy duty springs connected to a parallel metal rod directly above the opening to the door. These springs work by building and storing tension through a twisting action. As the door closes, cables attach to the…

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July 29, 2019

How to Troubleshoot a Garage Door Remote

It’s frustrating. Your door usually works on command — as reliable as the remote for the TV. But at the end of a long hard day, you pull into the driveway, push the button on your garage door remote, and nada. Nothing happens. Your garage…

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July 15, 2019

How to Avoid Garage Door Repair Scams: A Quality Guide

Unfortunately, the world is full of scams — and the garage door industry is no different. Some companies just don’t offer high quality services or reputable technicians — which practically a scam in itself. Other companies are outright fraudsters — out to take your money…

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July 1, 2019

A Step by Step Guide to Lubricating Your Garage Door

Regularly lubricating your garage door is critical to ensuring it runs smoothly — quiet as a mouse. But it’s important to not just use any lubricant — WD40, for example, will cause the parts of your garage door to rust prematurely. Instead, we’d recommend LPS…

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June 17, 2019

Are You Installing a New Garage Door? What You Need to Know

Own your own home for long enough — or happen to buy a fixer upper that needs attention — and it’s inevitable you’ll need to install a new garage door someday. And while garage doors have one of the best returns on investment for all…

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June 3, 2019

How to Repair a Warped Garage Door — Is It Time to Install a New Door?

Is your garage door starting to get a warped look to it — a sort of caved-in warping that not only makes your house look more rundown, but affects the functioning of the door itself? You probably have a bowing garage door. This is a…

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April 29, 2019

Why You Should Install a Second Spring on Your Garage Door

Have only a single spring garage door? You might consider upgrading to 2. It comes down to safety. If the torsion spring snaps, there’s nothing supporting that several hundred pound door. God forbid there should be a kid, pet, or that lovely Malibu underneath when…

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April 15, 2019

Why a New Garage Door or Opener Installation Makes Sense During Tax Season

Most people hate doing taxes, but who doesn’t love a refund check? Everyone looks forward to it; many families depend on it. Will you spend yours on a family vacation, a downpayment on a new car, or do you plan to invest it in your…

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April 8, 2019

The Tragic Downside of Pet Doors Installed in the Garage

It may seem like a good idea at first — like most terrible ideas do. But trust us — installing a pet door in or near your garage door is not only a bad plan — it can be quite tragic, in fact. You may…

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