Keeping an eye on your garage door’s performance is the easiest way to make sure that everything is operating as it should. If your door is more noisy than usual or has been getting stuck opened or closed it is a sign that you need to contact your local garage door professional to take a look at your garage door springs.
More Noise Than Usual
A balanced garage door should be relatively quiet when traveling up or down the door tracks. If your garage door is making excessive creaking, grinding, or squeaking noises when opening or closing, your springs may be strained and most likely need to be replaced.
Door Won’t Lift or Get Stuck
Garage door springs are designed so you can lift the door manually if needed. If you are unable to lift your door, it means the springs are no longer doing their job and need to be replaced. Similarly, if you try to open your garage and it only goes up about 6 inches before stopping, your garage door opener’s force adjustment has been activated and is indicating that your garage door springs need attention.
Door is Crooked
A crooked door is often due to a damaged extension spring or cable. These springs are mounted on either side of the door and pull independently. If one of these breaks, that side won’t typically move and the door will either go up unevenly or get stuck in the tracks.
ProTip: Always look to make sure the left and right sides of your garage door are correctly aligned. If they seem off-kilter, this could be a sign that your springs need adjustment or repair.
Slow Moving Door
If you notice that your garage door is moving a lot slower than usual, this is an indicator that something is wrong. If a spring is broken, the weight of the garage door may prevent the motor from reaching its usual speed.
Garage Door Spring Repair
Garage door springs are tightly wound and are under a lot of tension, so trying to replace them yourself can be dangerous. If you see any signs that your door needs spring repairs, it is important that you contact a professional for help rather than attempting to do it on your own.
If you think your garage door might be unbalanced, join the conversation to learn more about whether your garage door springs need an adjustment or possible replacement.
Updating Your garage door don’t have to cost a fortune- But it will make your curb appeal better
Don’t forget it also takes maintenance & upkeep just as a car
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Most people don’t think about their garage door when it comes to “updating” their home. But in reality, the garage door is usually the first thing a person see’s when coming to your home or even driving by. It is approximately 112 square feet of the home. Not to mention basically a moving wall. It takes maintenance and most people fail to do this until it is to late and then you have a garage door that is falling out of the opening, your springs break, or it is simply making a lot of noise. Then it cost more to repair at that time. A garage door is like a car, it needs a little TLC every now and then in order to function and a lot of us use it as our front door now, why not take care of the garage door and make it last a long time without pricey repairs. If you want to add curb appeal we can help with that also. There are accessories for your garage door !
Why Choose The Woodlands Garage Door Service?
We are Local– we never leave The Woodlands unless it’s an emergency
We are Insured– For your protection & ours
We are Affordable– Getting your garage door repaired or serviced should not cost a fortune
We Offer Free Estimates in The Woodlands– We will gladly come by & talk to you about your garage door needs and help you figure out the best approach to your situation
When we give you a price- That is what you pay there is no hidden fees or taxes
Justin Hodges has proudly served The Woodlands Community for over 30 years
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When it comes to building a new home or remodeling an existing home companies and development tend to cut corners wherever they can to save money & most of the time it is the garage doors that get over looked. This savings can be great for the contractors, but not so much for the homeowner because they’ll likely be facing ongoing repairs and maintenance for years to come. Before long, the homeowner will face the realization that he will need to replace the garage door with a new higher quality one . There are also benefits of having a new garage door
Benefit #1: Increase the value of your home
Modern garage doors tend to boost the value of homes due to their increased longevity, lessened maintenance, and generally greater appeal and function. The home will become easier to sell, should that ever become an option, because it will be more secure, more energy efficient
Benefit #2: Improve the appearance of your home
Homes with new garage doors tend to have a much greater curb appeal to prospective home buyers and the general public than do homes with old outdated garage doors. The options available on the market today make it easy for homeowners to customize the look and feel of their new garage doors; windows, trims, and more it can be tailored to you. If you would like to build your own door visit our website @ www.woodlandsgaragedoor.com & click the link SEE DOOR VISIONS AVAILABLE from there you can build your garage door call us & we will get it built for you & installed
Benefit #3: Save money on heating and cooling your home
Because older garage doors were typically non insulated they tend to let out a lot of the heat or cool your home is trying to retain depending on the time of year. Replacing the old outdated garage door with a new insulated one can help you stop wasting money especially if you have a bedroom or other room above the garage.
Benefit #4: Provide secure access to your home
The garage door is, perhaps, the easiest access point to your home, unless it is detached. This means that for many people, they may use the garage more often than the front door, as they get in their car and leave to and return from work from their garage, meaning it gets used at least a couple of times per day. A new garage door can come with a keypad for secure entry, as well as an auto-raise feature from a remote control. These features coupled with the sturdy, insulated construction of modern garage doors, provide an extra layer of security for your home.
If you want to get out with the old & in with the new call us today we are always glad to help whether it be a new garage door or repairs that need to be done we do it all Call today