The August derecho left much of Iowa in a state of disarray, causing lengthy recovery efforts in numerous communities. If you who suffered damage to your home, you may be wondering what repairs still need to be done or if you can ignore the ones you’ve already noticed—including those on your garage door.
Winter in Iowa can wreak havoc on your skin and even cause your car to rust due to the amount of salt on the roads. It can also take a toll on your home, including your garage and its entire system.
Topics: garage door repair
Many homeowners use their garage as their home’s main entry and exit. This means the garage door is opened and closed practically every day, probably more than once. With this kind of usage, the garage door and system can easily become worn or damaged. In the same vein, many businesses (car washes, auto dealerships, firehouses, and more) need their commercial garage doors to work properly in order for their business to thrive as well as to provide security and energy efficiency.
Your overhead garage door is used multiple times a day for years. With that kind of consistent use, it’s natural for things to get worn down and eventually break. For instance, your garage springs are responsible for offsetting the weight of the overhead door so it is easy to open and close. Since garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds, it’s incredibly important to make sure a broken spring is replaced as soon as possible, before it does irreparable damage to your garage door—or worse, someone gets hurt. How can you tell if it is broken, and what should you do if it is?
There are plenty of garage door repairs you can make as a homeowner, but others should definitely be left to the pros. Knowing your limits and being aware of potential repair challenges will help keep you and your property safe. Check out these dangerous garage door repairs and find out why you should leave them to an expert.
Topics: garage door repair
Your garage door system relies on a number of moving parts to operate correctly. If any one of those key pieces is broken, it's likely that your door won't open or close. This is especially true if your garage door spring breaks. Torsion springs are incredibly dangerous and need to be treated with caution. Here’s what you should do if your garage door spring is broken.
You use your garage door every day, and after a while, it can start to take a toll on your system. While it’s impossible to completely protect your door from wear and tear, there are ways to care for it and extend its life. Check out these tips for increasing the lifespan of your garage door system.
A garage door malfunction is no fun, but not all garage-related repairs have to be a major undertaking. Here’s how to identify and address five different repairs in your garage and on your garage door. You’ll be surprised just how stress-free they are!
Tell us what you think!