Garage Door Repairs

Garage Door Repairs

Garage Door Repairs

SPRINGS • ROLLERS • HINGES • CABLES • TRACKS • OPERATORS
GARAGE DOOR OPENERS • PANEL REPLACEMENT • WEATHER SEAL
SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE – LARGE ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF YOUR GARAGE DOOR NEEDS!

All our technicians are personally trained by the owners to assure high quality service. All parts (including operators) stocked daily on trucks for your convenience & quick repairs. SAME DAY Appointments  Available 7 Days a Week! NO EXTRA CHARGE for after hours or weekends! 24 Hour LIVE SUPPORT – ALL REPRESENTATIVES HAVE GARAGE DOOR KNOWLEDGE!
WE OFFER SOME OF THE BEST WARRANTIES IN THE INDUSTRY ON INSTALLATION & REPAIRS! SAFETY INSPECTIONS AVAILABLE!
Competitive Prices! Discounts Available! Check Our Special Offers.
Licensed & Insured for Your Protection.

NEW GARAGE DOOR INSTALLATION • DAMAGE PANEL REPLACEMENT • SPRING REPAIRS AND ADJUSTMENTS • OFF-TRACK DOOR REPAIRS • TUNE-UPS • ROLLERS CHANGE • BALANCING • CIRCUIT BOARD REPLACEMENT • DOOR REINFORCEMENT • CABLE REPLACEMENT

SAME DAY SERVICE! 24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE

NEW DOORS – Best Selection in the Midwest!
NEW OPERATORS: We Sell & Install LiftMaster Operators – #1 on the Market!
LARGE SELECTION!
OPERATOR REPAIRS: WE REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS.

Exceptional Quality. Exceptional Value.

We will keep your door operating safely and smoothly! Our professional technicians will arrive with fully stocked trucks for quick service! We also offer preventive maintenance “tune ups” to assure dependable, long-lasting performance of your door and parts.

Extended Warranty Available. Check our company’s ratings at Angie’s List

Savvy Garage Improvements

 

Here are some popular garage door improvements to consider:

1. If you are choosing a New Garage Door, choose the one that functions better, offers more security, and is better insulated.

2. Clean the inside and outside of your garage door with a soft sponge or cloth. Dilute 1 cup of detergent in 5 gallons of warm water.

3. Paint. Before painting a garage door you should remove any existing loose paint (with a wire brush, chemical stripper or a sanding sponge) and get rid of any rust. Please don’t forget to ware safety goggles and a dust mask and maintain good ventilation. After that, prime your garage door and then paint with a wide paintbrush, paint roller or paint sprayer.

4. Floor Maintenance. If the floor is stained or cracked, it needs to be painted or re-tiled.

5. Insulating Walls are important to those who do a lot of work in their garage, especially in hot/cold climates.

6. Manyny items in your garage are sensitive to heat and cold, Storage Options needs to be considered.

7. Repairing Windows and Doors and Adding Locks to each opening is absolutely necessary. You don’t want the unnecessary stress of wondering whether or not your garage will be broken into.

8. Making sure the structure has Adequate Lighting and Easy-to-Reach Electrical Outlets.

These are just a few things to keep in mind, but the hard work will certainly pay off.

Garaga Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Here are some popular garage door improvements to consider:

1. If you are choosing a New Garage Door, choose the one that functions better, offers more security, and is better insulated.

2. Clean the inside and outside of your garage door with a soft sponge or cloth. Dilute 1 cup of detergent in 5 gallons of warm water.

3. Paint. Before painting a garage door you should remove any existing loose paint (with a wire brush, chemical stripper or a sanding sponge) and get rid of any rust. Please don’t forget to ware safety goggles and a dust mask and maintain good ventilation. After that, prime your garage door and then paint with a wide paintbrush, paint roller or paint sprayer.

4. Floor Maintenance. If the floor is stained or cracked, it needs to be painted or re-tiled.

5. Insulating Walls are important to those who do a lot of work in their garage, especially in hot/cold climates.

6. Manyny items in your garage are sensitive to heat and cold, Storage Options needs to be considered.

7. Repairing Windows and Doors and Adding Locks to each opening is absolutely necessary. You don’t want the unnecessary stress of wondering whether or not your garage will be broken into.

8. Making sure the structure has Adequate Lighting and Easy-to-Reach Electrical Outlets.

These are just a few things to keep in mind, but the hard work will certainly pay off.

Insulate Your Garage Door To Reduce Heat this Summer

 

Many garage doors lack insulation, being made of lightweight metal that offers little protection from temperature changes. If you want to spend time in your garage without overheating this summer (woodworking, automotive repairs, lifting weights, etc.), reduce street noise as well as quieting the door itself during operation, lower your energy bill, and maximize the efficiency of your appliances standing in the garage (washer and dryer, water heater, etc),  insulating your garage door is a necessity. It is not sufficient to only insulate the walls and ceiling in your garage, your garage door occupies more then 100 square feet of potential area for heat transfer. Any insulation type will increase the energy efficiency of your garage door:

Spray Foam garage Door Insulation (It is best to leave this method to a professional)
Fiberglass Garage Door Insulation (Hazardous to work with)
Rigid Foam Board Insulation (best with foil or laminated plastic for durability and better appearance)
Reflective Insulation
(highly reflective aluminum foil applied to one or both sides of insulation materials – reflects 97% of radiant heat, a great vapor barrier, and has a Class 1 Class A fire rating)

How to match insulation to your garage door type:

Steel garage doors – any type of insulation.
Wood frame-and-panel garage doors– rigid insulation into the spaces between the door frames and the two layers of foam board for extra climate control.
Flat garage doors (no panels) – roam board or reflective insulation.

You may want to consider installing vinyl garage door seals not only for thermal protection, but also to prevents drafts, dirt, insects and rain from entering around the top and sides of your garage door.

By insulating your garage door you will stabilize the temperature of your garage and the inside of your home during all seasons, not only in the summer heat. It is important to remember that insulation will add weight to your garage door and can cause unnecessary strain on your garage door opener. To prevent this you need to balance your garage door to accommodate the additional weight.

How to Fix a Stuck or Noisy Garage Door

 

Hearing squeaks and screeching when opening or closing your garage door? The cause could be:

Rollers that are old, hardware that is loose, or parts that need lubrication.
Tighten all parts (nuts and bolts) on your garage door, check for old/worn parts and replace where needed. Replace the old rollers by unbolting the hinge and tilting the roller out of the track. If needed, install new hinges. Then spray all moving components with garage door lubricant (3 in One oil, or a good Silicone or Teflon spray).

Spray the roller shafts and hinges first. Slip a piece of cardboard behind the torsion springs and spray them too. Many manufacturers recommend that you do not lubricate the chain or the tracks. On the other hand, some screw drive openers do need to be lubricated. Some good advice is to read the owner’s manual before lubricating. If you don’t have an owner’s manual, you can order a replacement by contacting an installing dealer or the manufacturer. Some owner’s manuals are now available online, you just need to know the brand and model number of your garage door. If the track needs lubrication: do so by squeezing a large dollop of grease onto your gloved hand and wiping it onto the track. Close and open the door several times to spread the grease along the track and into the trolley.

If you are uncertain of what to do, or simply don’t have the time, we can do tune-ups for you. The service will include the trip to your house, an approximately half-hour to a forty-five minute safety check, the garage door adjustment, and lubrication.

Anti-vibration pads
If you have an attached garage and your opener seems loud inside the house, you need to mechanically isolate the opener from the garage beams and framework with specially made rubber or cork anti-vibration pads. You will need to install one anti-vibration pad between the mounting bracket and the ceiling and the second anti-vibration pad under the bracket. More then likely, longer screws and fender washers will be needed due to the fact the pads will be adding around an inch in thickness.