Repair vs. Replace.. That is the Question?

Repair vs. Replace.. That is the Question? This is an excellent question and one we hear often! Garage Door Openers (also called Operators): The major tipping point between repairs vs. replacement with regards to your operator is age. The average life expectancy of an operator is between 7-15 years. At this point you’re probably saying [...]

January 10th, 2017|

How Do I Change The Battery In My Transmitter (Remote Control)?

How Do I Change The Battery In My Transmitter (Remote Control)? One would think this could be an “easy fix.” But if you’ve never closely studied your garage door operator’s transmitter (also called the remote control) it can be somewhat daunting. Never fear! We have some great tips and even a video that can help [...]

December 28th, 2016|

Why You Should Skip The “Boring” Garage Door

Why You Should Skip The “Boring” Garage Door Make it easy.. Are you a homeowner that loves maintenance? Painting, sanding, refinishing? If you’re not one of the lucky people who enjoys those types of projects, eliminating unnecessary tasks should be at the top of your list. A new overhead garage door already comes prefinished in [...]

November 29th, 2016|

When to DIY vs. Time to Call a Professional

When to DIY vs. Time to Call a Professional All of us have a little “do it yourself” streak in us. There’s a great deal of satisfaction we derive from a job well done – and well done by ourselves. Rightfully so! While there are some small maintenance jobs you can do on your own [...]

October 20th, 2016|

Rollin’ With The Rollers – What Are “Rollers”?

Rollin’ With The Rollers - What Are "Rollers"? One question our field service technicians hear frequently is “What are rollers?” and the follow up question is “Why should I care about the rollers?” Both are actually great questions! The rollers are the wheels that run vertically inside the channel of the vertical track. In other [...]

September 26th, 2016|

Homeowner Do-It-Yourself Tasks

Homeowner Do-It-Yourself Tasks Are you a DIY person? If so, look no further. We’ve listed some great Do It Yourself items to maintain and protect the largest piece of moving equipment in your home! Check out your old springs: It is perfectly safe to check out the balance of your door and springs. In fact, [...]

August 28th, 2016|

What Should I Look for in a Garage Door Service and Repair Company?

What Should I Look for in a Garage Door Service and Repair Company? Does your garage door or opener need repair? Trying to find a reputable garage door repair company can be daunting! Especially since garage door and opener repairs are an infrequent need. To help you find the best service at the best value consider the following [...]

July 28th, 2016|

Garage Door Safety – What’s It All About?

Garage Door Safety - What’s It All About? The following is a helpful list - but not all inclusive - of some things to watch out for in Garage Door Safety: Do it yourself, hmmmm? - Installing an overhead garage door is not a task for the novice do-it-yourselfer. It can be both dangerous and frustrating! DASMA (Door [...]

June 20th, 2016|

June is Garage Door Safety Month

June is Garage Door Safety Month Since your garage door (also called an overhead garage door) is the largest piece of moving equipment in your home it is important to monitor the safety of such an essential item. Even though garage doors were made much safer after 1993 with the regulation of mandatory safety sensors [...]

June 1st, 2016|

Helpful Tips on Buying a New Garage Door

Helpful Tips on Buying a New Garage Door Purchasing a new garage door is a daunting project! First, it is the largest piece of moving equipment in your home. Second, it typically takes up the largest exterior square footage. Finally, due to the infrequent nature of the purchase a lot can change from one purchase [...]

May 15th, 2016|