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How to Align Safety Sensors On Your Garage Door

If your garage door is going down and reversing back up try this simple solution to get it fixed.

The lights on both the sending and receiving sensors will glow steadily when the wiring connections and alignment are correct.  The amber light on the sending sensor will glow regardless of alignment or obstruction.  (Meaning this light will always be on no matter what)  If the green light on the receiving sensor is off, dim, or flickering (and the invisible light beam path is not obstructed) , alignment is required.


Note:  On the older safety sensors both lights are green.  The receiving sensors are the sensors that the green light goes out when you pass your hand in front of the sensors.  The sending sensor stays solid.


Before you take off the photo eye try just adjusting it to make it see the other one by wiggling it into place if that does not work take the following steps.

  1.  Remove the receiving sensor (green light) from bracket.  You can do so by taking off the wing nut.
  2. Point the sensor away from the sending sensor, so that the light is completely off.
  3. Once the light is off, wait 10 seconds.
  4. Slowly rotate sensor back, aligning sensor with sending sensor, until it lights up green again.  When you have a strong green light, put it back into the bracket and put the wing nut back on.

Note:  If you are unable to get the door closed and the safety sensors are the issue, the garage door can be closed by pressing and holding the push button on the wall until down travel is completed.


If you still are having trouble please do not hesitate to give Justin a call at (832) 928-4407

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Is your garage door giving you problems? Do you just want a new garage door or garage door opener?

From simple garage door repairs to garage door installations

The Woodlands Garage Door Service does it all

For over 30 years the Hodges family has been serving The Woodlands community.

We are now located at 27493 Hanna Rd in Oak Ridge for your convenience. Feel free to stop by and make an appointment or give Justin Hodges call at 832-928-4407

We look forward to helping you with all you garage door needs



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27493 Hanna Rd

Conroe TX 77385




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Why Garage Door Springs are NOT a Good DIY Project

Garage door springs are what carry most of the weight every time your garage door opens and closes; as a result they often break.  If your garage door spring breaks you will hear a loud BANG come from your garage. The garage door spring is one long spring, but if it’s broken you’ll notice two short springs in its place.

Many people try to take on replacing garage door springs as a DIY project because it seems fairly easy. If you are not a garage door professional we highly recommend that you do not try to replace your garage door spring on your own because it can be dangerous.

The garage door spring and counterweight system hold the full weight of the door so they are under extreme tension. That tension can cause an explosive effect when released. When you unwind and/or wind the garage door spring during replacement its likely to break, slip or explode, which could result in damaged property, injury, loss of limbs or even death.

People often mistake the motor as the load-bearing mechanism on the garage door, so they fail to realize how dangerous working with garage door springs can be. The motor you see on your garage door was not made to support the full weight of the door. Its only purpose is to lift and close the door as a person would with their own hands if it were a manual garage door.

When a repair can easily turn dangerous or even deadly it’s best to call a qualified technician that has experience and knowledge in the field. At The Woodlands Garage Door Service we have professional garage door technicians that are highly skilled and will offer you timely and affordable repairs. Contact us today to get a free quote or visit our website here.

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The Woodlands Garage Door Service is the only  Local garage door company in The Woodlands Texas

Justin Hodges has proudly served The Woodlands Texas community for over 30 years.

We stay local so that way we can take care of the community that means so much to us

Call Justin today for all your garage door needs


We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business 

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Free Estimates- Update Your Garage Door Today



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

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Justin Hodges has proudly served The Woodlands Community for over 30 years 

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Before & After Updating The Garage Door