Why You Should Not Change a Garage Door Spring Yourself

Has your garage door spring been squeaking even after you have oiled it with a silicon lubricant? If so, that is a good sign that your garage door spring or springs may need replacing. There are two different types of garage door springs, torsion and extension. These springs are wound very tightly to ensure proper garage door movement. If a spring were to snap with someone close by, they have the potential for causing serious harm and injury. Because of this, it is very important that a garage door professional deals with any spring issues as they can do so safely. By calling a professional, they would make sure that they can fit the correct size of spring and ensure that the spring is at the correct tension. They will...
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How to Insulate a Garage Door Yourself

It is quite obvious that the temperature of any normal garage, will typically be at the mercy of the weather outside. In the winter months especially, garages can be quite cold, so if you have been considering how to keep your garage a bit warmer so that you could be more comfortable whilst working or utilising this space, one way could be to insulate your garage door yourself. There are several options, like DIY insulation kits that you can put up, to improve the thermal efficiency of your garage. Three common types of garage door insulation are Polystyrene foam, panel insulation and reflective foil insulation. It is important for whatever insulation you use, that it is lightweight, so as not to impede the operation of the garage door or electric...
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Sectional Garage Doors for Residential Properties

There are many types of garage door a person can choose for their home. Some are cheaper, some are higher quality, some need more maintenance, some are well insulated… the choices you make will be influenced by what you need for your door and, ultimately, your home too. One such option is sectional garage doors for residential properties, as these will give great efficiency, insulation, security, and everything else that’s important with any garage door. They also work in a very sleek and streamlined way with a vertical opening and track mechanism, which will make opening and closing them as easy as clicking a button on a remote control. A sectional garage door is different to other kinds of garage door – there are, however, many brands that are still...
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Hormann Canopy vs. Retractable Up & Over’s

Hormann up and over garage doors are a reliable and secure choice that consist of two main categories and functionality. There is the Canopy gear and the retractable gear which determines the operating mechanism for how the garage door panel opens and closes. They both have their pro and cons, so it is good to understand more about them before making a choice. Hormann Canopy Up & Over The name ‘Canopy’ is derived from how the garage door appears whilst fully open, as it protrudes around a third of its length, from the sub-frame, to form a ‘canopy’. This type of up and over is the easiest garage door opening mechanism to install and gives a maximum drive-through width when open. The garage door panel is balanced and assisted by...
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A Simplified Guide To Keeping Your Garage Door In Good Shape

Keeping your garage door looking good not only ensures you maintain a good degree of kerb appeal; it also means you run into fewer issues, which consequently minimises costly repairs. There are many tips and tricks we can provide you with so that you can keep your garage door looking good and functioning flawlessly. For starters, immediately after installing your door, carefully review the manual so as to understand how it is supposed to operate when in optimal condition. By, understanding the workings of your door, you will be able to easily identify when any part is faulty. Next, carefully inspect your door for common signs of damage such as scrapping on the floor of your garage, chipping on the exterior of the door or visibly broken components. Should you...
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