A Des Moines Garage Door Blog

How to Tell If Your Garage Door Springs Are Broken

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jul 24, 2019 2:29:00 PM

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? 

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Topics: garage door repair, maintenance

What Garage Door Repairs Are Dangerous?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jun 13, 2019 2:45:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: garage door repair

What to Do If Your Garage Door Spring Is Broken

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM


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. 

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Topics: homeowner information, garage door repair

How Can I Increase the Lifespan of My Garage Door System?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: homeowner information, residential doors, garage door repair

5 Garage Repairs That Shouldn’t Stress You Out

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Nov 20, 2018 4:06:00 PM

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! 

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Topics: homeowner information, garage door repair

5 Irreparable Garage Door Problems

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Oct 25, 2018 12:53:00 PM

Your garage door is an integral part of your day-to-day routine. Regular maintenance and repair can help prolong the life of your garage door system, but what happens when your door becomes inoperable? Some garage door issues are easily addressed, even without a garage door professional. Unfortunately, there are some garage door problems that are simply irreparable. Does your garage door system, or parts of your system, need to be replaced?

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Topics: garage door repair

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