Garage Door Blog

January 20, 2020

Is Your Garage Door Unsafe? 5 Essential Repairs

If your garage door works, it’s safe right? For most homeowners, as long as they door does what it’s supposed to do (i.e. open and close), they don’t even think about it, like water in the well. And you can be forgiven for ignoring a…

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January 8, 2020

Single Panel vs Sectional Garage Doors: Which Should You Install?

If you’re thinking about installing a new garage door, there are many factors to consider when it comes to selection. In terms of overhead garage doors, there are 2 basic styles — single panel and sectional garage doors. What are the advantages and considerations associated…

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December 16, 2019

Thinking of Installing a New Garage Door Opener? 5 Reasons You Should

Garage door openers aren’t meant to last forever. Most will need replaced before you install a new garage door. And considering how many times we use a garage door opener — say 3 to 4 times a day, easy — it’s understandable they should wear…

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December 2, 2019

Park Smarter & Safer — The LiftMaster Park Assist

It’s okay to admit it. You’re a terrible parker (or at least someone in your family is. We don’t need to name names.) It’s understandable. You’re leaving for work early in the morning (while it’s still dark and before the coffee’s kicked in!) And it’s…

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November 19, 2019

Want an Eco Friendly Garage Door? A Guide to Installation

We all want to do better for the environment and leave a greener world for our children. And if we needed any more incentive than that, it’s a bonus to know that a more environmentally efficient home is also great for our pocketbook. Considering how…

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September 30, 2019

The Advantages of Regularly Maintaining Your Garage Door

Your car naturally needs regular maintenance. But what about the hundred pound object you raise and lower several times a day to access your car? We’re always amazed at what little thought some homeowners give to regularly maintaining their garage door. Like cars, keeping up…

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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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